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Inside Argo’s: Meet The Team & Mr. Argo’s Helpers

 

If you have lived in Columbus and most specifically Upper Arlington for any length of time, you may have heard of our little jewelry store, filled with diamonds, exceptional gemstones and beautiful one of a kind jewelry. You may have even heard about our phenomenal customer service, our traditional signature handmade rose gift wrap or even a story or two about Mr. Argo delivering a holiday package on Christmas Eve to someone’s home. The holiday miracles that happen in this most magical time of the year are endless & it truly is what we look forward to all year round. So, who are these elves working around the clock at Argo & Lehne Jewelers?!

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November Fireside Chats – Explore Top Holiday Gifts with a Featured Guest Weekly

This year we discuss one of our most popular holiday gifts, diamond studs. We will delve into the different styles, sizes and price points while we compare lab grown and natural diamonds. The buzz around the holidays is that shopping early has it’s benefits, well, we couldn’t agree more. We have had such a successful year and we anticipate the holiday to reflect the same. We have prepared by stocking our inventory early and can’t wait to share many of our staff and client favorites. The following weeks we will look at our most sought after gifts for everyone on your list and at every price point. Every Friday at 9am join us on Facebook as we sit down and advise on our top gifts for all your loved ones during our Fireside Chats. So, kick back, get cozy and enjoy our chats live or at your convenience on our Facebook page.

 

 

 

 

Week One – Diamond studs – lab vs natural
with Rachel, A&L Sales Associate

November 4th

Nothing is more popular at the holiday than a beautiful and brilliant pair of diamond studs. Requested by popular demand, we sell both lab and naturally grown diamonds. Rachel will compare the two and explain the different sizes, styles, options and price points. You can’t find another who is as passionate about diamonds as Rachel.  Often working with bridal customers and custom design, Rachel has really embraced lab grown diamonds and is a wealth of information. She will give you the confidence and knowledge you need to select the most perfect pair of studs.

 

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Make Your Wishlist – Receive 20% Off!

The Wishlist is a great tool! With it you can have fun while narrowing down the thousands of unique choices at Argo & Lehne to just the most perfect ones for you. We will keep it here and you can share it with anyone. They will know just what to get you for Christmas, birthdays, anniversaries, etc. If your list contains enough items, it can still be a surprise.

Here’s the best part! On Black Friday, November 25, items on Argo & Lehne wishlists will be up to 20% off*, as long as you placed them on the list before Black Friday and they are still in stock.

 Reach out to your sales associate and schedule an appointment or build your list online. Get together with your friends and family and make a party of it!

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The 2022 Fall/Winter Style Report

fall / winter jewelry

 

There’s a chill in the air and we’re thinking of warm snuggly sweaters, bonfires and fall holidays. Let us show you some of the latest jewelry fashion trends and pieces to compliment your fall outfits for all occasions.

 

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Sapphires of The British Royal Family

A favorite gemstone of the British Royal Family is the blue sapphire. It has been used to represent love & holds much sentiment to many in the family.

A Brief History of Sapphires & Royalty

The association of Royal families and sapphires dates back to the Middle Ages, where the clergy wore blue sapphires to symbolize Heaven and the common person believed that the gemstone attracted divine acts.

In Ancient Greece & Rome, sapphires were believed to have protected you from harm, envy and bad spirits, so were often worn by leaders.

Sapphires have adorned many royal crowns, gowns, jewelry and robes for as long as we can remember.

Symbolism of Sapphires

The blue sapphire has been thought to bring wisdom to its wearer. It is also believed to be the gemstone of nobility, truth, sincerity, romance and faithfulness.

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Buying Event: October 4-5, 2022

Sell to professionals, Tuesday, Oct. 4 – Wednesday, Oct. 5th

A&L will host a 125-year-old NYC firm specializing in buying fine estate jewelry.

Have you recently inherited jewelry or have items that no longer fit your lifestyle? This is an excellent opportunity to discuss with our estate buyers options for selling.

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Art at Argo’s: Shomais Shirazi

Shomais ShiraziWe are pleased to announce that emerging artist/painter, Shomais Shirazi, will be showcasing her watercolors in our latest Art at Argo installation, “Glimpses of Nature”. A dear friend of Argo & Lehne through the jewelry industry, we have watched her art evolve and finally convinced her to share her beautiful work with our community. She has immense talent, and we have delighted in watching her develop and hone in on her personal style. (more…)

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HOW TO TRAVEL WITH JEWELRY

 

 

Summer is here and we are excited about traveling again. What are your summer plans? Will it be a beach vacation, a long-awaited visit with friends and family, or an exciting adventure to another country? The world awaits! Have you started to pack for your trip yet? You will need to have the right outfits for your destination, but don’t forget about your jewelry.

When choosing jewelry for your trip, think about fashion & safety. You should avoid packing jewelry that you would be devastated if it got lost or stolen. Your expensive and sentimental jewelry should be put in a safety deposit box or hidden away as safely as possible while you are away. You want your trip to be carefree & fun! You certainly don’t want to worry about the safety of your precious treasures. For lots of ladies, this includes their engagement rings.

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How To Get A Custom Engagement Ring Made

There are a few strong trends in bridal engagement at the moment to include, solitaires, vintage inspired rings and all mountings that emphasize the center stone with a thinner shank; however, the most common of all requests is something unusual. The best way to find the engagement ring that is truly just for you is through custom. At Argo & Lehne Jewelers we love creating the perfect ring for all of our customers and specialize in custom design. It may seem daunting but the process at Argo & Lehne is easy and fun!

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Inside Argo’s – Annie

Who is Annie? How would you describe yourself in one sentence?

Wonderfully weird, happy hippie, lover of the strange and unusual, resident clean freak, creator, and friend of animals, plants, & insects.

Your position:

Repair Manager

Why Argo’s?

The people! I’m free to be myself while surrounded by my completely delightful bunch of coworkers who ~get~ me. Our staff is wonderful.

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