The Man For You

Yeltons_Diamond_BridalOur Diamond & Bridal Event is just over one week away. Naturally, I’ve had love on my mind. Having been married for more than fifteen years, I know first hand how blissful and, ahem, how challenging relationships can be. The ability to experience and work through it all together is what makes a marriage so beautiful, but as woman how can you be certain that you’ve found “the one”?

Well ladies, as someone that sells symbols of love every single day, I’ve noticed a few trends. If you ask The Jeweler’s Wife, here are ten signs that he’s the man for you:

  1. You can remember exactly how you felt the first time you met him.
  2. Whether you’re dressed up, or in sweats, he makes you feel beautiful.
  3. He’ll step our of his comfort zone to explore your interests.
  4. You’re not afraid to ask each other the tough questions.
  5. He’ll put everything aside when he knows that you need him.
  6. You recognize that you will have to grow together and you’re all in.
  7. He treats your friends and family members as if they were his own.
  8. You both make time for each other, as well as yourselves.
  9. He knows how to make you laugh, even if it’s in the middle of a fight.
  10. When you think about the future, you can’t imagine it without him.

If you were nodding your head as you read through that list, congrats! You found him. Keep at it, and if you’re ready for that next step, come see me. Our Diamond & Bridal Event is the perfect opportunity to seal the deal with a bit of sparkle, and save while you’re at it. Hope to see you all there, and I can’t wait to meet him (wink)!


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The Good, The Bad, The Balding

191705_1748159296158_8348258_oWith Father’s Day coming up, this blog is dedicated to my one and only – Mark Yelton. Together we’ve been through the good, the bad, and even, the balding (sorry love). No matter what life has thrown our way he’s managed to weather through it with me, make me laugh, and keep me sane (well, mostly).

While I could go on forever about how much I love my husband, I’ll save you the sappiness and cut the chase. Above all, I love Mark because he is an amazing father to our boys. From homework assignments to sports practice, he’s been there for them every step of the way. At the end of the day, I couldn’t ask for a better man for them to look up to.

Happy Father’s Day to Mark and all of the other dads out there! Your job isn’t an easy one and I appreciate everything that you do. Now, fire up that grill, kick up your heels and enjoy your weekend with your family members.

Relax, It’s Mother’s Day

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Keep going.

You’re doing great.

You are loved.

You are beautiful.

And, did I mention …

You’re fabulous.

Imagine what life would be like if someone told you those words everyday. After all, as a mother you deserve them. Believe me, I know.

Looking back I remember what motherhood was like in the early days. Kids. Work. Chores. Most days I felt like there would never be time for anything else. My friends. My faith. Ahem, Me. Getting in a groove and finding that magic equation to balance it all wasn’t easy, nor did it happen quickly.

But I got there!

And don’t get me wrong, there are still moments, days, weeks. You know, those times when everything seems impossible? The important thing, I’ve realized, is not to lose sight. Keep that head high and keep moving forward. Remember that you are loved, beautiful and fabulous. Even if you don’t hear it everyday, it’s important to believe it for yourself.

As mother’s if we remember our worth, we can conquer anything. We can be tough, we can show our compassion, and we are resilient. 364 days a year we are complete rock stars (go you!), but there is one day of the year where we all deserve a big ol’ break. Ahh, Mother’s Day.

This Sunday is your day! Let that inner-world-saver inside of you relax. Sleep in, forget about the housework, and pour yourself an extra cup of coffee. Hopefully your morning also includes breakfast in bed and a purple Yelton box on the pillow (fingers crossed). Regardless of how you choose to spend your day, make sure you’re at the center. Soak it all in and appreciate the opportunity to celebrate the greatest job in the world – motherhood.

Whether you are a mother to children, step-children, dogs, cats or fish – I wish you a very happy and relaxing Mother’s Day. This Sunday I’m going to ask God for time to slow down a little bit so that I can savor my role as a mother. After all, it’s pretty great.

Simple Gestures Of Love

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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and if you’re still on the hunt for that perfect gift or that perfect date, take a deep breath and relax. The Jeweler’s Wife is here to help. As cupid makes his way to town, here are some simple ideas to show that special person in your life that you care.

Jewelry: Of course jewelry is at the top of my list. Can you blame me? The best part is that you don’t have to break to bank to show someone that you care. Surprise him with new cufflinks, or buy her a simple bracelet that she can wear everyday. At Yelton Fine Jewelers we have items across all price ranges so that you can find that perfect gift, within your budget. You never know, we may even have some surprise specials going on. You’ll have to come in to see (wink).

Flowers: There’s nothing like a fresh bouquet to brighten up a room, and someone’s heart. If you live in the West Chester area I highly recommend going to see Rosemary and the gang at Petals & Things Florist. They have a variety of Valentine’s Days bouquets to choose from and also offer modern arrangements that look great on the desk.

Pictures: There is nothing that captures memories like pictures and Valentine’s Day is a great opportunity to bring those moments back to life. Whether it’s your best friend or your one and only, break out that box of photographs and find one that you know will bring a smile to their face. Place it in a frame, add a bow, and consider it a Valentine’s Day success.

Chocolate: Need I say more?

Pizza: Dining amongst the masses on Valentine’s Day can be a stressful, and expensive, experience. Instead, head to Richard’s Pizza in Hamilton, Fairfield or Monroe. Every year, with the arrival of cupid, their pizza takes on a new form – as a heart. How cute is that? You better believe that Mark, I, and the boys will be feasting on our very own heart shaped pizza this Valentine’s Day. After all, I’m a Hamilton girl at heart.

Whether you are planning a huge Valentine’s Day gesture, or are opting for a cozy, relaxing night at home with the one that you love. The best advice I can give you is to do something. And by that, I mean anything.

I know there are a lot of people out there that look at Valentine’s Day and think, “Bah, it’s just a Hallmark holiday.” Even if it is, so what? If you ask me, it’s still a great opportunity for us to show the people in our lives how much they mean to us. You might be surprised how much fulfillment you get from surprising your significant other, your family, or your friends with just a small token.

Happy Valentine’s Day all. Spread the love.

Lessons In Love

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When you’re in the business of jewelry, by default you’re also in the business of love. Day after day, I see couples walk through our door. They radiate hope. Their excitement is contagious. I promise that there’s not a gem in our store that sparkles more than a bride-to-be when she comes in to get her ring sized.

In November, Mark and I celebrated our 14th wedding anniversary. For the lucky ones that were invited to our wedding, this may come as a surprise. We know you didn’t think we would last more than three years. Well, I hope you’ve paid your debts, because we made it. Also, do we get bonus points for spending every waking moment together?

From getting the kids off to school, to the jewelry store and back again. There he is. Big earring Mark, always by my side. When your business partner and your best friend are also your husband, it creates unique challenges. From business decisions to parenting, it’s impossible to agree on everything. If you ask our staff, they will be the first to tell you that everyday is not perfect. We still “bicker” over the little things. Who will get stuck loading the dishwasher? Who’s on laundry duty? And, our personal favorite, who is going to help the kids do their homework? At work, we agree 90% of the time. The other 10%, I win. It’s a good thing he is a lover, not a fighter.

As I see these new couples walk through our store … well, let’s be honest, first I have to tame the wild saleswoman inside of me. After that the emotion kicks in. As I learn about their relationship, their families and their big day, I find it hard to contain myself. All of a sudden I want to share my own stories and lessons in love. From across the counter I want to say ….

Always follow your heart and remember why you fell in love in the first place. None of us are perfect. Life only gets harder as you get older. Don’t let the days become habits. When you’re frustrated, look back. Remember that pit in your stomach the first time your hands touched, the nervousness you felt when your eyes met from across the room or the moment you knew that it was love. When I think back to the beginning, I smile because I can still smell Mark’s cologne as he pulled me close to kiss me goodnight. It’s the little things. If you keep those close to your heart, your marriage will last forever.

14 years and still learning. Appreciating every lesson in love.