Category: Style Report

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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What Jewelry To Wear With Your Wedding Dress

Except for our engagement ring and wedding band, we can often overlook jewelry accessories for our big day.  I have seen the bride who wears it all and the bride who is afraid that the jewels will dominate her dress and opts for a very stark look that begs for a touch of sparkle. Jewelry and accessories can enhance anyone’s style. Here we will discuss the many jewelry options and most important things to consider when selecting your jewels for the day.

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Bridal Trends 2022

It’s bridal season and it always brings me great pleasure to write this blog.  With past experience in bridal boutiques and my current position in sales and custom design at Argo, I am always on the forefront of trends and all things bridal! This is the blog of the year I look forward to most! And this year, of all years, I have really been immersed in all things wedding.  As some of you may know, I got engaged in January, and I will be getting married this October!!  I have been actively planning a beautiful fall wedding, and have come across so many exciting ideas that I can’t wait to share!

Without giving away all of my details of my wedding before the big reveal, I can give you some insight of trends for the year, as well as jewelry fashions you will be seeing through this 2022 wedding season!

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2022 Spring Style Report

More than ever we want to break out of the winter/pandemic hibernation rut and jump into spring! And many are taking that step forward in bright looks using color and metal while staying steadfast to natural elements and softer styles. All this isolation has really pulled us all into a simpler way of being. Fashion has gone au naturale but by no means does that mean we aren’t having fun! (more…)

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2021 Winter Style Report

It may be cold outside but it’s not putting a damper on bold looks and colors for the winter season. From blooming flowers to flirty tassels, this season is anything but boring. It is all about standing out in a bright and cheerful way. This may be just what you need to inspire gorgeous holiday gift ideas or even a few gifts for yourself.

Fringe and Tassels

of different metals, lengths and styles. We love the bohemian look which seems to frame the face in necklace and earrings and provide a bit of whimsy. Below (bottom row) are our vintage yellow gold buckle earrings with a matching bracelet, a pre-owned yellow gold bib necklace with filigree and a sterling choker necklace with dangling discs.

Fringe and Tassels Earrings

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2021 Bridal Trends – Photography

All of June we are highlighting “bridal month” and reporting 2021 bridal trends to our customers. Whether you are planning your wedding, dreaming of it one day or just love all things bridal like we do, we have all the 2021 Bridal Trends right here. In this post we are focusing on photography and have reached out to Stephanie West from Stephanie West Photography. Stephanie has shot some beautiful photos for us and as well as one of our own employee’s engagement photos.

2021 Bridal Trends

Stephanie West Photography, the insanely gorgeous and detailed shot Stephanie took for our new homepage look!

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The Birthstone Guide: Gems and Significance

Each month has a corresponding gemstone or multiple gemstones that signifies something special about those who wear it. Even if you don’t believe in any spiritual benefits from a stone, you can still enjoy reading about yours or picking out the birthstone of a loved one. If you’re running short on gift ideas or just want to do something special for your significant other, look through this guide for their birthstone and see which gems to choose.

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Vintage Jewelry from Georgian to Art Deco

As a purveyor of estate jewelry, we find that our most sought after pieces pre-date 1940 and go all the way back to the Georgian era, spanning 5 eras. It may be hard to distinguish one from the other if you haven’t been trained to do so but they each have distinct characteristics. Here we delve into each era and explain the design behind the time period. If you would like to view more examples of vintage pieces, visit our website and view our vintage collection.

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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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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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