Date: September 2021

Estate Jewelry Buying Event

Sell to professionals, Oct. 12-13th. 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.
They are seeking jewelry containing:

diamonds & precious stones • signed jewelry by Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Tiffany and other major houses • items with gold and platinum

The firm’s expertise, experience and global outlets ensure you will be offered top prices.

No Obligation. Immediate Payment.
Appointments Required. Please call or email.


Items We Do Not Purchase

  • Gold coins
  • Gold bars
  • Pearls
  • Non-precious metal watches
  • Gold or silver plated items

Updated Covid Selling Protocols

If you have sold with us before, we have made changes to the structure of the buying event for your health and safety. Please read below the following protocol to acquaint yourself with the improved measures we are taking as we move forward together.
  • Masks are required to enter.
  • If you are experiencing any COVID related symptoms just prior to or at the time of your appointment including fever, fatigue, dry cough, and difficulty breathing, please contact Argo & Lehne Jewelers. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms we can reschedule your appointment.
  • At the time of your appointment, find a parking spot and text us your name or phone us at 614-457-6261 to let us know you have arrived. When the buyer’s work station is properly sanitized and ready for you, we will text you to come in. We are no longer allowed to let guests wait in the store before or after their appointments and have a strict policy of allowing only 8 guests in the store at one time.
  • If you accept the offer provided by the buying team, we will need a copy of your driver’s license to issue a check.

We look forward to safely serving you at our Buying Event while offering you top prices for your jewelry.


The Argo & Lehne Team

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Welcome Back – Impressionistic Painter, John Wilson

We are thrilled to welcome back local artist, John Wilson, to our latest Art at Argo’s exhibit. The exhibition. “Seaside Holiday”, begins September 27 and will remain on display in our Arlington showroom through January 15. John’s work was last shown at Argo & Lehne in 2017, where we came very close to a sold out show. His impressionistic paintings are ever so popular with our customers and staff. In this exhibit, he shares many paintings captured from his seaside holidays on the Cape. (more…)

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Sapphire As An Alternative To Diamond In Engagement Rings

Sapphires are quickly becoming the hottest trend in engagement jewelry, partly because Heidi Klum, Gwyneth Paltrow, Elizabeth Hurley and Penelope Cruz have all recently sported sapphire engagement rings.

But there are other reasons to choose a sapphire to pledge your devotion. These tough, durable, beautiful stones make a perfect choice for a unique bride or a more traditional one. After all, sapphires have a history as engagement jewelry older than diamonds.. and they’re often more affordable than a diamond  — more bling for the buck! 

Why Sapphire Is A Great Alternative To Diamond

Though diamonds have been the standard choice for engagement rings, by choosing a sapphire, you immediately set yourself apart. If you swim against the current, or are artistic & unique, a high-quality sapphire engagement ring could be the answer.

And sapphires don’t need to be blue!

Lots Of Different Types Of Sapphires

The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) defines sapphire as any corundum that is not red. Red corundums are called rubies — and they make lovely engagement rings, too.

You can find a sapphire in any color other than red. Beyond the traditional blue, popular colors on the market today are:

  • Vivid flame orange 
  • Sunny yellow 
  • Teal 
  • Mint 
  • Purple 
  • Pink

Sapphires Are Tough Gemstones

Of all gems other than diamond, sapphires are most durable. This makes sapphire engagement rings great for everyday wear, an essential point in choosing your engagement ring.

You will wear your engagement ring every day for decades, and eventually hand down a high-quality ring to your heirs. The central stone of any engagement ring must withstand a lot of wear! 

Diamonds are indeed harder than sapphires. They’re a 10 on Moh’s hardness scale and the hardest substance on earth. But a sapphire ranks 9, just behind a diamond, and will surely be tough enough to hold up to decades of daily wear.

Where To Find A Sapphire Engagement Ring

The experienced jewelers at Argo & Lehne are here to help you choose the perfect engagement ring. Whether it’s a diamond ring, a sapphire or a ruby engagement ring, custom, contemporary or vintage, we’re here to share a century of experience. Check out our blog for more jewelry resources, & contact us to learn more.

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