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How To Take Care of Your Diamond Jewelry at Home

With so much time spent at home these days, you need to make sure your diamond jewelry stays sparkly and clean to brighten your day! Keep it shining like new and well cared for by cleaning it regularly. There are a variety of jewelry cleaning products on the market and Argo & Lehne sells the Hagerty line, but you probably have everything you need at home. Check out these tips on how to clean and avoid damaging your diamonds.

Cleaning Your Diamonds

To clean your diamonds, you’ll need the following supplies:

  • Small bowl
  • Warm water
  • Mild dish detergent
  • Soft bristled toothbrush/brush

Allow your diamond jewelry to soak in the soapy solution for a few minutes. Remove it and gently scrub with the toothbrush or soft bristle brush, concentrating on areas where dust and dirt can build up, especially behind the stone and around the prongs. Rinse and pat it dry with a soft, lint free cloth and your diamond will sparkle like new. It’s important to note that you should not scrub your jewelry near a sink with an open drain.

Maintaining Your Diamond’s Shine

There are several ways to avoid exposing your diamonds to harmful substances. Remember to remove your jewelry before applying hair products, perfume, makeup and before exercising. You also may want to remove it before working with your hands and exposing your precious diamonds to any unwanted substances.

It is a great idea to have specific spots in your home where, if needed, you can safely remove your diamond jewelry. Ring dishes, jewelry pouches, a specific drawer in your jewelry box – make sure you do not deviate from your ring’s designated safe place while doing dishes or getting ready for your day.

Your diamonds will stand the test of time if you continue caring for and cleaning them regularly.

Professional Cleaning

For a frequently worn piece – an engagement ring, wedding band, anniversary ring, diamond studs, or diamond pendant – home cleaning is great, but it is important to have our jeweler clean it every six months to a year. At Argo & Lehne, we offer complimentary professional cleaning and inspection services. This way, we thoroughly clean your jewelry and make sure all the settings are secure, preventing the heartbreak of lost stones.

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A&L Staff Picks Under $1000

The holiday is nearing and our team has assembled their favorite jewelry all under $1000. Some of their choices would even make great little stocking stuffers. There is much to choose from in the store that it was hard for everyone to only select a few. I hope you enjoy the read and it helps those who are looking for those last minute gifts. To see some of the items up close be sure to watch the Facebook video on Thursday, December 17 at 7pm.


Janet’s Picks – delicate everyday jewelry


Janet’s first selection is what we refer to as “diamonds by the yard” or a “station necklace”. The collection comes in many colors: rose, yellow and white gold as well as many lengths. They are available in bracelet as well as necklace. The price point varies on the size of diamonds but the bracelets begin at $480 and the necklaces begin at $840.

“I love both the diamond station bracelet and necklace. In fact, I just ordered a bracelet as a friend’s gift. They are perfectly delicate when worn alone and add just the right amount of sparkle and interest when layered. Because of the delicacy I like that they can be layered with mixed metals – yellow gold with a sliver cuff, etc…” – Janet


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12 Cozy Days of Christmas – How to Create a Homey Holiday

Tis’ the Season to join our newsletter! Just as years past, this December, we will have 12 days in which are email subscribers will receive exclusive promotions. This year we are keeping things cozy! It’s a year like no other and most of us are staying home and safe with our families. If you are looking for ways to cozy up your holiday I’ve included a list of activities for the whole family to enjoy and if you are looking for a holiday special from Argo & Lehne Jewelers, sign up here for our newsletter. 



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Art at Argo’s Presents, A Class of Their Own: Students of Michael McEwan

Through our Art at Argo’s program, we have had extremely successful exhibits by three artists that have taken studio classes by local painter, Michael McEwan.  These exhibits include the works of Frances McEwan Monfort, John Wilson and Lisa Parks Godfrey.  Michael McEwan is known for his powerful color combinations and subtle nuances of light. His subject matter tends to be landscapes with a nod to his Ohio roots, such as local riverscapes. You will find McEwan’s paintings available exclusively from Art Access Galleries in Bexley.

Last year, I was approached by a student of McEwan expressing interest in a collaborative exhibition of a few artists that have taken his studio classes. The exhibit seemed very alluring to us as we’ve really enjoyed the works of previous artists. Within the same year McEwan retired or perhaps has taken a pause in teaching, the verdict is not yet in. We thought it would be a great time to celebrate his impact on many local artists. So, it is with great pleasure and just in time for the holiday season that we announce our most recent Art at Argo’s exhibit, A Class of their Own: students of Michael McEwan. The exhibit consists of four artists with very different styles and a common mentor. (more…)

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Cyber Monday Scavenger Hunt – Find Warmth, Give Warmth & Save


This Cyber Monday you can stay home and safe while shopping our beautiful selection of jewelry. To celebrate our new e-commerce we will be hiding cozy winter woolies throughout our website. These snuggly gifts will have promo-codes to be used online at checkout to save*. In addition, for each cozy gift redeemed, we will donate that item to those who really need warmth this season through LSS Faith Mission’s emergency clothing fund for men in need.

Each snuggly item will offer a different discount and may be found anywhere throughout the site! Enjoy the hunt and we hope you find great savings while locating your perfect pieces of jewelry.

The cozy gifts can be found on the website ONLY on Cyber Monday and must be used the same day!

Thanks for shopping with Argo & Lehne Jewelers and thank you for helping us help those who really need it this season.



LSS, Faith Mission lives out their faith by ensuring all people in need of shelter, food and other resources are received and treated with unconditional kindness, respect and dignity. This year with Covid they are really focused on helping those who come through their doors with emergency clothing. Their strongest need is for men’s gloves, socks, sweatpants and coats. To learn more about LSS Faith Mission visit their website. 


*Only one promo can be used at checkout. Only one promo per email address. Not to be combined with other discounts and only available on Cyber Monday, November 30.

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November Fireside Chats – An Exploration of Personalized Gifts

As 2020 has been a year to reflect, we anticipate an uptick in personalized jewelry gifts this holiday season. This month we will dedicate each Friday to inspire and advise on thoughtful gifts for all your loved ones during our 9am Fireside Chats. So, kick back, get cozy and enjoy our chats live or at your convenience on our Facebook page. Jump to the bottom of the post to find out how to be entered to win one of four fabulous prizes to include an Argo & Lehne gift card.


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Engraving – An Everlasting Gift

As so many of us have reflected on the importance of friends and family throughout this unusual year, we foresee many thoughtful gifts, full of extra personalization and meaning. An engraved jewelry can transform your lovely gift into a treasure for posterity; it might just be the perfect option. Sometimes a date is all that is needed; sometimes a name or monogram; sometimes a meaningful quote works the magic.


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10 Jewelry Essentials, 10% OFF – One Day Only 10/10

October 10th we will have one of our largest sales with more than half of our inventory reduced to 10% off!

This is the perfect time to begin your holiday shopping. We selected our top list of jewelry essentials that every woman should have in her jewelry repertoire and for one day only have made them 10% off!


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The Estate Jewelry Buying Event

Sell to professionals. A&L will host a 125 year old NYC firm specializing in buying fine estate jewelry. This is an excellent time to sell jewelry that no longer fits your lifestyle.
Jewelry containing diamonds & precious stones as well as signed jewelry by Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Tiffany, Mauboussin and other major houses are of particular interest, as are items with gold and platinum. Gold is near an all time high. The firm’s expertise, experience and global outlets ensure you will be offered top prices.
No Obligation. Immediate Payment.
Please call or email to schedule an appointment.



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Argo’s Hottest Jewelry – On Sale All August!



This August we will celebrate our 96th Birthday and what better way than with our beautiful jewelry! Each week one of our team members will select their favorite pieces in the store and we will offer those items for the entire week at $96 off the original price. It’s a wonderful way to get to know our team, their style, and our most sought after pieces – all while shopping and saving!


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