Date: June 2024

Art at Argo’s – Hammond Harkins Gallery, New Beginnings

 

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Hammond Harkins Galleries Advance Showing

“New Beginnings”

July 6 — October 5, 2024

Art Opening, Saturday, July 20, 2024, 1-3 pm

 

 

Recently, we learned that the esteemed Hammond Harkins Gallery had closed its doors at their Short North location. Upon discovering that a dear acquaintance of ours is taking over ownership, we felt inspired to offer the community a sneak peek of the exciting new chapter ahead. Together, we have curated a wonderful exhibit that sets the stage for the gallery’s future.

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Engagement Ring History

Engagement rings have a rich and fascinating history, symbolizing love and commitment across different cultures and eras. From the ancient Egyptians, who first introduced the tradition, to the present-day focus on sustainability and ethical sourcing, the evolution of engagement rings reflects changing societal values and artistic expressions. Join us as we explore the captivating journey of engagement rings through the the past 200 years, highlighting the unique styles that have shaped this enduring symbol of romance.

Victorian Opulence:

In the Victorian era, a time of romance and sentimentality, engagement rings were adorned with intricate filigree and precious gemstones such as diamonds, pearls, and colorful gems

. Yellow gold was the metal of choice, symbolizing prosperity and elegance.

Victorian rings: ruby & diamond 3-stone vertical ring & yellow gold carved 6-prong solitaire diamond ring.

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Sterling Buying Event – July 16-18

Appointments

We have been actively purchasing sterling hollowware, tea sets and flatware and will hold a Sterling Buying Event on Tuesday, July 16 – Thursday, July 18. Appointments are not required. We are happy to help you go through your items and ascertain if they are sterlingIf so, we will buy these as well as many other precious metal items on the spot.

Call 614-457-6261 or email info@argolehne.com with questions.

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100th Anniversary Celebration

 

Celebrating 100 Years of Argo & Lehne Jewelers!

As we mark a century of exquisite craftsmanship and unforgettable moments, Argo & Lehne Jewelers is thrilled to invite you to our 100th Anniversary Celebration! Join us for an exciting weekend filled with exclusive sales, delightful treats, and engaging events for the entire family. Here’s a sneak peek of what’s in store:

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Celebrating Bridal Month at Argo & Lehne Jewelers: A Spotlight on Stephanie West Photography

As the calendar turns to June, we at Argo & Lehne Jewelers are thrilled to announce the kick-off of Bridal Month, featuring an exquisite art exhibit celebrating love and commitment through the lens of one of Columbus’ most talented wedding photographers, Stephanie West.

About the Photographer

Stephanie West is not just a photographer; she is an artist who has dedicated her career to capturing the essence of love in all its forms. From engagement photos and elopements to grand weddings, Stephanie’s portfolio is a testament to her versatility and passion. Beyond weddings, she also excels in boudoir, senior, and family sessions, showcasing her ability to capture a wide array of life’s most precious moments.

Stephanie’s journey with Argo & Lehne Jewelers began six years ago when our President, Michelle, sought out Stephanie for her own engagement photos. Since then, Michelle has been an ardent admirer of Stephanie’s work, witnessing her career evolve and flourish. Known for her inclusive approach, Stephanie warmly embraces the LGBTQ community and people of all religions, making her a beloved figure in the Columbus area.

Stephanie West Photography

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Natural & Lab-Grown Diamonds – The Sparkling Debate: FAQ’s

Embracing Innovation and Tradition

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Photo: Adobe Stock

The advent of lab-grown diamonds has sparked a fascinating dialogue, prompting questions about their cultural, economic, functional, and aesthetic implications. To shed light on this sparkling inquiry, we’ve compiled a comprehensive list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) that delve into the nuances of both natural and lab-grown diamonds. Whether you’re a gemstone enthusiast, a jewelry connoisseur, or simply curious about this captivating topic, these FAQs will provide you with authoritative insights and enlightening perspectives.

 

A Mesmerizing Encounter

Years ago, we had the privilege of witnessing a remarkable demonstration at a jewelry show, where a man skillfully heated a diamond until it vaporized in a sudden flash before our eyes. This awe-inspiring spectacle prompted us to invite him to share his demonstration & story at an Argo & Lehne staff meeting where he was a big success. Little did we know that this encounter would foreshadow groundbreaking advancements in diamond synthesis, a process that would reverse the very phenomenon we had witnessed. Today, lab-grown diamonds have emerged as a viable and economically accessible alternative, vying for a place alongside the natural diamonds we’ve cherished for generations.

 

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