Category: Columbus Custom Jewelry

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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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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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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Gold Reaches Record High – Is Now the Time to Sell?

Gold prices have surged to a record high today, Monday, July 27, 2020, as it hit $1,944 per ounce, according to CNN. The previous high was in September of 2011 at $1,921. So, we are reaching out to our customers who may want to sell items they no longer want or need.

Things to consider when selling your gold jewelry:

If it has been in a drawer for over 1 year unworn, why?

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Bridal Services – Customer Experiences

We, as one of few full-service jewelers, endeavor to meet all your jewelry needs, from simple in-stock purchases to sizing & appraising to building a ring from scratch, design to delivery. What makes us unique is the attention, care and detail we give to each client, no matter how major or how simple the project. Whether a new bride-to-be or a married couple interested in updating their rings, we know that each person is one of a kind and we are here to help each one express her own uniqueness, with kindness and respect. The best part is how much fun we have doing it! Here are three of our bridal-related services:

Custom Design

If it’s important to you that your jewelry expresses your unique style and creativity and that it is exactly what you envision, custom design may be for you!

Rachel recently had the pleasure of working with Jen and Nick on their engagement ring. This couple is lively and spontaneous. They wanted a one-of-a-kind ring and the fun of participating in its creation. The collaboration produced this beautiful piece, combining strong lines with a delicate lacy quality, with a beautiful oval center diamond surrounded by smaller full cut diamonds.

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Our Updated COVID-19 Policies

Photograph was taken just before we re-opened back in May. Vinnie, Robert, Veronica and Michelle demonstrating 6 ft social distancing.

 

Argo & Lehne is open! Our hours are Monday – Saturday, 10 AM – 5 PM.

**This page will update continually as government laws mandate and A&L deems necessary.**

Your safety and that of our staff is our highest priority. In keeping with reopening requirements & recommendations, we have instituted the following measures for staff and customers: (more…)

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A Wedding Story – Kasey & Andrew

True love in the time of COVID-19

The Proposal

Kasey and Andrew met at a bar, Bodega, through a mutual friend. From that night on, their story has been nothing short of a fairytale. Their love carried them through eighteen happy months until one day, Andrew decided to propose. 

With the help of close friends Shawnee & Palmer, a surprise beach proposal was planned in Wilmington, NC. 

“The main idea was to tell Kasey we were all getting dinner disguised as celebrating Andrew’s first time meeting them. Before dinner, Shawnee, the wife of Palmer, told Kasey she needed to take some aerial beach shots for a client of hers.  From there we would head to dinner.  We arrived at the beach, and I walked Kasey away from Shawnee’s photo area. While leading Kasey away, she jokes, ‘What if you proposed to me right now?’ I replied, ‘What if I am?’ and got down on my knee and asked her to be my wife.”

Plans Meet With COVID19

They began planning their dream wedding, but little did they know, a big change was to hit the world in the coming months. As COVID-19 forced us all to social distance, their plans of a wedding with all of their family and friends soon had to be surrendered. They didn’t let that stop them from having a beautiful ceremony, though, as they gathered in their yard to exchange vows and toast to happiness!

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A Wedding Story – Debbie & Tim

Debbie & Tim: October 12, 2019

Jewelry from Argo’s: Gorgeous wedding rings and a stunning necklace, custom made by Argo & Lehne.

Wedding Theme: Elegant with a touch of Buckeye theme

Venue: The Columbus Northwest Marriott

Tuxedo: Commodores at Polaris – beautiful tuxedos, especially the black one, white shirt with black caps on the buttons. Price is really great! (more…)

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Art at Argo’s: Deborah Melton Anderson

As the weather changes and the snow falls it seemed only appropriate to adorn our showroom walls with the intricate and cozy quilts of Deborah Melton Anderson. It’s been our plan to eventually add textiles to our Art at Argo’s exhibition and it is with great pleasure that we found Deborah and her gorgeous quilt-making. We love her approach of traditional styles and hand stitching integrated with modern machine stitching. It is this method combined with Deborah’s imaginative way of creating perfectly appointed patterns that really sets her quilt work apart.

About the Artist

Deborah has come a long way from her days in her small hometown of Columbia, Missouri. It was there where she learned to sew at an early age and made much of her dolls’ clothing. She stayed in Columbia and attended University of Missouri. Later when her father, a college educator, accepted a position at a university in New York, it took little convincing for Deborah to decide to follow her family. It was the perfect opportunity for Deborah to spread her wings and experience a new type of lifestyle in the big city. She was accepted to Barnard College in Manhattan and found the experience truly opened her eyes in new way. The city definitely exposed Deborah to new ideas through museums and lifestyles. Although, art was not her major in college, she later received her Masters of Art in Teaching at Harvard University. It was there where she would meet her husband-to-be. In 1960 their paths brought them to Columbus, Ohio. After all, her husband was originally from the state.

As sewing had always been a part of Deborah’s life, it came quite naturally to incorporate her teaching skills with her hobby. She taught quilting techniques at Quilt Surface Design Symposium (QSDS). She was also a member of the Art Quilt Network for many years and it was there that she really began to share ideas with other members in the group which helped hone her skills, techniques and ideas. Deborah was also a member of The Liturgical Art Guild of Ohio. This resource for many congregations was “the place” for them to locate artists to create religious pieces for their churches. In fact, this is where Deborah began much of her commissioned work for churches and Jewish temples. A few of many items she has created are Torah covers and wedding chuppahs. Today, this is still a favorite for Deborah. She mainly only accepts commissions from churches and then focuses on selling the quilts she continues to make for her own enjoyment.

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