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Valentine’s Giveaway

Purchases $100 or more receive a complimentary gift from Jan 23 – Feb. 14

Buy a gift, Get a gift!

 

 

Receive this adorable Pierced Heart Charm (a value of $40) when you spend $100 or over from January 23 – February 14.

Gift it just the way it is! each charm comes with a jump ring so you can hang it your favorite way.

Or customize it…

by adding a chain – select the perfect chain to add to your charm so your dear one can wear it close to their heart as a pendant.

by adding a charm bracelet – perhaps an addition to their current charm bracelet or purchase a charm bracelet to add your pierced heart charm.

by adding a split ring – you can create an adorable, one of a kind key chain.

engraving – to personalize your charm we can machine engrave your charm. Both the front and back are engravable.

 

Featured: pendant, keychain and earrings.

 

Click here to learn more about the Pierced Heart Bar Charm.

*excludes repairs.

 

 

 

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Art at Argo’s: Jeffrey Knick

We are eager to introduce Jeffrey Knick to our Argo community. Jeffrey, a landscape & architectural painter, found us through word of mouth and we are so pleased. Immediately taken by his work, we collaborated ideas and Jeffrey landed on a remarkable exhibit encompassing scenes and iconic landmarks from the Columbus area. We love seeing these everyday locales brought to life in his highly detailed pen and watercolor paintings in his Art at Argo’s exhibit, “Steeped: An Artist’s Love for Columbus”.

 

 

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Top Engagement Ring Trends of 2023

Engagement ring trends have changed dramatically, along with fashion throughout the years. However, engagement ring trends can be a slower transition. In the past, engagement ring styles have differed from place to place, but with everyone including celebrities sharing their proposals on social media, styles have become more global. So, as we say goodbye to 2022, we welcome the exciting trends of 2023 – truly different from the last several years of thinner bands emphasizing center gems. Whether you love a bold or classic look there is something for everyone this year.

The Cigar Band

We saw this trend begin last year and continue to see it manifest in various forms. Why is it called a cigar band? It echos the gold wrapping on an expensive cigar.

A yellow gold  A&L cigar band coupled with a custom A&L aquamarine diamond engagement ring in yellow gold. The wide cigar band anchors and balances the thinner engagement ring and larger stone – a beautiful compliment.

 

Weightier Rings

You’ve heard it here – a weightier ring or shall we say, substantial metal, is back on the scene. For so long, many have leaned toward the thinnest band possible and everything “delicate”. Though beautiful aesthetically, as jewelers we tend to be more realistic and advise choosing something less fragile with a bit more meat.  After all, this is your forever ring and we want it to stand the test of time.

 

 

Bezel Set

In every metal, style and shape we are seeing the bezel returning. A two-stone bezel is striking but for a more classic look try a solitaire in a thinner or wider band. It’s a minimal, durable style you can really make your own with so many possible variations.

 

Fancy Shape Stones

Oval, Cushion, Emerald, Pear and Marquise are on the rise. The step cut in either square or rectangle is among the leaders of the fancy cut trend. More and more we see these stones requested in a bezel. Another increasingly popular look is the fancy shape eternity band.

A&L Platinum Emerald Cut Eternity Band, $32,000. Also available in rounds and ovals.

Colored Stones

Tipping the charts are black diamonds and emeralds, not necessarily together but not necessarily apart. As we’ve said for sometime now, the only rule of the game is there are no rules. As proponents of individual style this is a time for us to rejoice! Choose a color that suits you well. Though some gems are more fragile, properly set and worn, they can still work. Or, we can find similar color in a more durable gem.

Megan Fox’s engagement ring illustrates the “toi et moi” style, colored gemstone, fancy shape, cluster and asymmetry designed by Stephen Webster. (Images courtesy of Instagram @MeganFox)

 

Asymmetry and Cluster Stones

Exceptionally beautiful rings can be created asymmetrically. We are seeing these offset cluster rings in various shapes, sizes and colors. Quite often with a touch of whimsy.

 

Lab Grown Gems

With the exaggerated size of many engagement ring stones, it is no wonder many consider lab-grown diamonds, sapphires and other gems. These are significantly less expensive and essentially identical. Experienced gemologists and expensive, sophisticated instruments are necessary to differentiate them. Why not go lab if you want to go big? We’ve had the request so many times that we frequently sell lab grown diamonds and are happy to walk you through the process.

Custom Design

With designs so varied and exceptionally unique, it only makes sense that our custom department has become very adept at the creation of bespoke bridal jewelry. The A&L custom experience is a fun and creative way to get exactly what you are after, even if you don’t know what that is at first. Our designers will walk you through the steps. Visualize the ring in 3D or see the it as a wax prototype. We take the scariness out of custom and from start to finish the process can take as little as 4 weeks. To get started on your own unique ring contact us for an appointment. There is no obligation and we will make your dream ring a reality.

 

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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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