Gifts For The Fathers That Expect Nothing

News flash, Father’s Day is on Sunday! My husband {like most} is a pretty simple guy. Just being at home with his boys and grilling food is his idea of a perfect day. While I admittedly like being showered on Mother’s Day, he doesn’t expect anything. Even so I always like to toss in something extra just to show him how much we appreciate him.

If you’re looking for something to surprise your hubby or Dad this Father’s Day, Yelton Fine Jewelers has plenty of options. Here are some of my top picks …

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Tissot Watches

Whether that special man in your life is a sports addict, or all business Tissot has something that he’ll love. I’m a big fan of the Chrono collection as it offers a stylish look with sporty features such as water resistance and a sapphire, crystal face that can withstand his busy life.

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John Hardy Accessories

For men, when in doubt shop John Hardy. Their pieces are the definition of excellent craftsmanship, something that any man will appreciate. For the executive type choose from their collection of cuff links, or if your guy prefers more of a casual style shop their silver rings.

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Movado Watches

If your man deserves a splurge gift this year, a Movado timepiece is the perfect choice. Sleek. Sophisticated. Functional. The 800 collection offers everything he needs and every time he gazes down to check the time? Well, you’ll be on his mind.

If you need more help picking out the perfect gift, come visit me at Yelton Fine Jewelers. Whatever you choose, I know that he’ll love it – along with those amazing steaks that he’s planning to toss on the grill. Happy Father’s Day to all of the Dads out there! I hope it’s a great one.

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A Weekend of Matrimony & Mother’s Day

Ladies {and ahem, gents} Mother’s Day is just around the corner! Good thing because I always need a little extra love to get through these last few weeks of school. #wevegotthis

This year Mother’s Day is going to be extra special for our family because my momma is getting married! On Friday, I’ll be stepping away to celebrate my mom and her new husband, Eddie. On Saturday, after the lovebirds have said “I do”, I’ll be back in the store ready for all of your hubbies and kiddos as they set out to find the perfect Mother’s Day gift.

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If you’re not exactly sure what to ask for this year, I’ve got a couple of ideas {wink, wink}. First of all, you have to make your way to Club 925 to check out our latest collection from John Hardy. We’re in love with these pieces and know that you will be too!

One thing that weighs over my head when I buy new clothes, jewelry, and other accessories is the impact on the environment. Well my friends, this collection is handmade in Bali and is designed with the eco-conscious in mind. Their bamboo line plants new bamboo trees with every single purchase. On top of that they offer a work-from-home program for their artisans which allows women to be home with their children while also earning additional income for their families. What could be more perfect for Mother’s Day than a gift that gives back to another Mom?!

Along with all of the amazing bling in our showcases we’ll also have Megan from Daisy Janes Flower Truck here! If you’ve yet to catch this adorable little truck driving around town you’ll definitely want to swing by. Megan will be here starting at 10AM and will stick around until the flowers are gone. Tell your hubby he’ll get a free bouquet with his jewelry purchase! Flowers will also be available separately as well.

Whether you have big plans, or just something relaxing with your main squeeze I hope you all have an amazing Mother’s Day! I’ll be looking for all of your hubbies in the store on Saturday and am prepared to drop some major hints.

Xo

Tina

Join Us For Our Le Vian Valentine’s Trunk Show

Valentine’s Day is sneaking up on us! What a better way to celebrate than taking home a box of irresistible chocolate diamonds. Intrigued?! Well, grab your ladies and head over to Yelton Fine Jewelers for our Le Vian Trunk Show from 10AM to 6PM on Thursday, February 14th!

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Colorful gemstones, stunning everyday glam, modern open rings, and more! We can’t wait to show you the latest and greatest on-trend looks from one of our favorite designers. Along with enjoying all of the eye candy be sure to take advantage of these limited time offers …

  • SAVE: Save 20% on your entire Le Vian purchase*. That’s more chocolate, for less!
  • WIN: Enter to win a Le Vian pendant complete with chocolate and white diamonds.
  • TRADE UP: If you already have a Le Vian piece but are craving a new look, trade it up. We’ll let you apply 100% of the original cost towards something new**.
  • FINANCE: Be sure to ask about our interest-free financing.

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It’s all happening for one day only – Thursday, February 14th! Don’t miss your chance to check out these stunning pieces in person and walk away with a Valentine’s Day gift worth bragging about. We’ll be at the store, covered in Le Vian diamonds and gold anxiously awaiting your arrival. See you there!

*Valid on Le Vian purchased on 2/14/19. Not valid on repairs, layaways, previous purchases or loose diamonds. Cannot be combined with other offers, see store for details.

** Must have original paperwork. Restrictions apply, see store for details.

 

Looking Back At 2018

They always say to focus on what’s in front of you instead of looking back. To some extent I get it, but at the close of each year I always appreciate the opportunity to reflect on the previous 365 days. To celebrate the good times, recognize the changes, and the realize the growth.

As I gaze back at 2018 I have to say family was a huge theme. The motto that we’ve been adopting is “work hard, play harder” and as a result we have some amazing new memories together. The highlight was our vacation to Maui which had been a dream for a while. From snorkeling, to whale watching, to hiking Diamondhead we did it all! As the week went on every day seemed to get even better. Not just because of where we were, but because we were all there together.

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On the business side of the house Mark and I learned A LOT this year. Even after thirty years in the jewelry industry we’re constantly humbled by how much there is to know and how quickly things progress. One of our major milestones this year was teaming up with a group of 10 other jewelry stores nationwide to implement best practices. The goal … to be the best store in Cincinnati. From revamping our product lines to developing new marketing campaigns we put a lot of energy into Yelton Fine Jewelers this year. We hope that our customers {ahem, you} enjoy what they’ve seen so far!!

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In summary, I have to say 2018 was a huge growth period for myself, my family, and the business. I love to see that we’re constantly learning – how to be better parents, how to manage the store more efficiently, how to listen better, how to be good community members, on and on. As we march towards 2019 I’m so grateful to have these experiences to look back upon. They’ll serve as a great foundation for what’s to come.

Happy New Year everyone. Wishing you the best in 2019, and beyond.

 

Last Minute Holiday Gift Ideas

Psst, guys this post is for you. It’s possible that you’ve already got her gift purchased, wrapped, and sitting under the tree just waiting to be unveiled. It’s possible, but just in case you’re not quite there yet here are a few last-minute gift ideas that I promise she’ll love.

First and foremost, when it comes to gift giving there are so many options! It’s almost overwhelming. But let’s be real … jewelry is what every woman really wants. From stocking stuffers to showstoppers here is your guide to making Christmas 2018 a memorable one …

Magical Moments: Hearts On Fire

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You know that magical holiday moment where her eyes light up as she unwraps her gift and then she gazes directly at you in awe?! If that’s what you’re looking for, that bow better be around a Hearts On Fire piece. My favorite choice is the classic Fulfillment Pendant which can also be paired with the Aerial piece to give you a whole new look.

Instant Glam: Simon G

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Okay, okay, it’s no secret that I love everything from Simon G. And, for good reason … his pieces make everyone feel glamorous! If your girl loves color I would recommend wrapping up one of his amazing colored gemstone pieces. If her look is more natural I am loving the new rough-cut diamond collections which manage to deliver the perfect balance between modern and timeless.

Versatile Style: Club 925

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Anything you find in our Club 925 room is a great choice! What I love about these silver pieces is their versatility. From day to night. From casual to dressy. They cover it all! There are so many great options but personally I would hone in on the stackables from LaFonn and our new, super chic earring collections from Nina Nguyen.

To check out these collections and others that will light up her holiday season stop by Yelton Fine Jewelers. We have some amazing holiday deals available through December 24th so even if you don’t get in right away, we’ve still got your back {wink}.

Looks To Add To Your Holiday Wish List

Brace yourself … there are less than three weeks left until Christmas! Can you believe it? If you haven’t stopped in yet to create your wish list now is the time my friends. From sparkly white diamonds to layered looks, here are a couple of looks that I wouldn’t mind finding under my tree this year {hint, hint}.

Statement Earrings

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Boho ladies, our earring collections from Nina Nguyen were designed with you in mind. Just when I think I’ve figured her out Nina surprises me with something new. The unique stones, the detailed craftsmanship, and the natural vibe … you’ll love it all. I know I do! 

Chocolate You Can Wear

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For those of you who want to add a little more contrast to your look I highly recommend considering a chocolate diamond piece from Le Vian. Incorporating precious metals with fashion-forward designs, these pieces are the perfect way to get noticed in the New Year. 

Combined Looks

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What’s better than Hearts On Fire or Simon G? Hearts On Fire and Simon G together, in the same ensemble. That’s right I did it. This layered look is just one example of how you can get creative and combine multiple styles. I mean why ask for one piece when you can as for two?! 

Everyday Glam

IMG_5841LaFonn has combined sterling silver and simulated diamonds to add the perfect amount of glam to everyday pieces. These earrings and pendants make a fabulous gift for anyone on your list, including yourself {wink, wink}! 

For these looks and more – get your hands on the 2018 Yelton Fine Jewelers holiday catalog. From cover-to-cover you’ll find plenty of ideas to send over to Santa. And, if you need help relaying the message, well, consider me your helpful little elf. Ho, ho, ho!

 

Door Number Two, A New Approach To The Holidays

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! There’s no denying it now … the holidays are upon us. If you’re a bit of a Type A, like me, you’re likely feeling the pressure. Out of nowhere my breezy fall has turned into a full-on marathon. I’ve found myself up at night stressing about planning holiday get togethers. My “spare time” is now 100% consumed with checking off wish lists. Not to mention the pressure of managing a retail store at this time of year {#icantevengothere}.

I know, I know. Tis the season of magic, thanks, and giving. But in order to get there it seems like there’s this hurdle of stress to jump over. Every. Single. Year. Anyone willing to validate me here?

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As I stare the holidays straight in the face, I feel like I have two options. Behind door number one I could let my overachieving nature get the best of me. I could stay up at night fixating on every single detail. I could make this holiday 100% magical for everyone I love, but sacrifice my own livelihood along the way. I could slap on that smiling face, but feel oh-so-exhausted inside.

I think we can all agree that door number one feels a bit less than ideal. Right?!

So, this year I’m choosing door number two. I’m not going to give up on spreading the cheer, but with every act I’m going to ensure that I’m also being kind to myself. I’m going to do my best to embrace those holiday imperfections, laughing at them instead of worrying about how I could have made it “better”. I’m going to smile, genuinely, because this year I’m going to set better boundaries {including my getting my nightly Zzzzs}.

It all starts today, on Thanksgiving. And, I’m happy to report that so far my new holiday strategy is going well.

This morning I woke up and chose NOT to rush into the kitchen. I enjoyed time with my boys at a slower pace and accepted the fact that dinner will be served eventually. From there decided to leave that pile of laundry by the stairwell and be present instead {it’s amazing how much you miss when you’re neurotically cleaning all of the time}. Now, as I prepare to turn in for the night I’m leaving those thoughts of Black Friday in the future. Instead, I’m appreciating the opportunity to reflect on a great day, my new perspective, and all of the things that I am grateful for.

Because it’s so much.

Xo

Tina

Happy {Almost} Halloween

The house is decorated in spider webs {fake ones, of course}, my boys have been working hard on their costumes, and I’ve already stocked up on candy for all of the trick-or-treaters. When it comes to Halloween 2018 I’d say we’re on top of things! Let the countdown to the witching hour begin …

What’s on your agenda this year? Any amazing family costume ideas that you’re willing to share? Here’s a throwback of the Yelton clan from 2010. We always let the boys take the spotlight but enjoy the opportunity to play along when we can …

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Wishing you all a fun, safe, and only slightly scary Halloween! In order to allow for our staff members to enjoy the holiday with their families Yelton Fine Jewelers will be closing at 5PM on Wednesday, October 31st. Be sure to stop in before then to show off your freaky looks and stock up on ghoulish gemstones.

UPCOMING EVENTS AT YELTON

If you like bling and a good time you’re not going to want to miss our upcoming events at Yelton Fine Jewelers. Kicking off in October here is what we have in store for this upcoming season …

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CLUB 925 ANNIVERSARY

October 11th through October 13th 

It’s hard to believe it but this October we’ll celebrate the one year anniversary of Club 925. Join us for giveaways, bonus gifts {with purchase}, and a good time. We’ll also be reintroducing a line that has always been a Fan Favorite… so stay tuned to learn which brand is making a return to the YFJ family.

SIMON G VISIT

November 16th & November 17th 

Once again, we are lucky enough to have Simon G visiting us in the store for two whole days. This is a huge treat as he only visits a handful of locations each year. Stop by to meet our favorite designer {#truth}, check out our new Simon G inventory, and get a sneak peek at his latest and greatest creations. All just in time for those holiday parties! Don’t delay on setting up your appointment.

BLACK FRIDAY DEALS

November 21st November 23rd & November 24th

Wednesday is the official holiday kick off. Join us a day before & the days after the feast to take advantage of amazing discounts, door busters, and more. This is also a great time to stop in and get started on your holiday wish list. You know, so Santa has ample time to shop {wink, wink}.

HEARTS ON FIRE DIAMONDS

December 14th through December 16th 

Want to know what The Worlds Most Perfectly Cut Diamond looks like? Well, now is your chance. Once per year we have an expanded Hearts On Fire collection flown in from their headquarters and in 2018 this just so happens to be just in time for the holidays. Join us, and expect the WOW factor to be through the roof.

For more information about these events or to book an appointment, be sure to get in touch with us. It’s going to be an amazing time leading up to the holidays this year and we look forward to sharing that with all of you!

If It Shines, Layer It

As we have seen in all of the fashion magazines, layering is HOT! And I must say, of all of the jewelry trends that I’ve seen, this is one of my favorites! At least so far. Necklaces, bracelets, rings, or charms … these days if it shines, you can layer it. What a great opportunity to show off all of your favorite pieces in one look.

Ready to jump on board? Easy! Here’s the inside scoop on my favorite pieces to stack, combine, and layer …

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The Optima Station Necklace from Hearts On Fire is a stunning piece that I never tire of. It’s a staple in my personal collection and if you you’ve seen me around the store lately, chances are that I had it on. Priced at $2,500 this is an affordable way to get that glistening diamond look. And, one that is perfect for layering! I’ve showcased it here with the Aerial Diamond Circle necklace, but really it pairs well with any other Hearts On Fire piece.

Jude Frances

If you gravitate more towards a boho-chic look be sure to check out our Jude Frances collections! Every single piece offers so much character and when it comes to layering the options are truly endless. Toss on a few bangles for a stylish, everyday look. Or, if you want to make a statement pair any of their station chain necklaces with a stunning, oversized pendant. The hardest part is figuring out which pieces to leave at home.

Slate & Tell

From their personalized charms to stacking rings Slate & Tell makes it super easy to achieve the layered look. And, with pieces start at just $39 there’s no need to break the bank! This is where I drop a major hint and say, PSST, Mother’s Day is just around the corner. Get shopping hubbies and kiddos {wink}. You know how happy she’ll be when she unwraps a new set personalized with her kids’ names, birthdays, or birthstones? Very.

Happy layering everyone! To check out these beautiful pieces, and more, stop by Yelton Fine Jewelers in West Chester. Whether you’re shopping for yourself, a friend, or that rock star mom in your life we’ll help you get the look you’re searching for. No matter how many pieces it takes!