Who is Michelle Berger?
a modern day Renaissance woman! A lover of fine detail and hand craftsmanship.
President. Michelle began with Argo & Lehne Jewelers in October 2014. She streamlines and updates operations, continues to improve brand visibility through social media, web presence and community outreach. She has re-energized our team to best serve the current generation of buyers.
Favorite part of the job?
I enjoy that we are an independent jewelry store selling one of a kind non-branded jewelry. This allows us the flexibility to best serve our customers and leaves me to be very creative in the approach.
When you aren’t at Argo’s?
I am enjoying every ounce of life! Whether it’s spent exploring a new area of Ohio, fundraising with the lovely ladies of the CMA Women’s Board, working on my historic home, antique shopping, gardening, kayaking, walking along the river, enjoying a fine glass of bubbles or just hanging out with friends and family, I am thankful for every day and every moment.
How do you sparkle?
Laughter and smiles keep me sparkling, jewelry gives that extra pop!
Upon my return to Columbus, I met owner Robert Argo and discussed jewelry, the industry, our passion for the arts and the tradition of the local jewelry store. It was Bob’s genuine nature, fervor for the store and our instant connection that left no doubt in my mind: I wanted to be a part of Argo & Lehne. As a past UA resident, it brings such joy and nostalgia to be part of the community again and see so many familiar and friendly faces.
Favorite Argo & Lehne piece?
I go crazy over all our baby goods. They are so traditional and sweet: baby cups, piggy banks, rattles, birthday cake candle toppers, silver spoons and many other items. They make the perfect gifts and my friends love how personalized they are when engraved. Add in our special Argo & Lehne gift wrap…a complete crowd pleaser!
Do you have a signature piece?
Yes, I have three favorite and bold pieces that I wear daily and have collected slowly. A Florentine two toned and diamond filigree ring, a vintage yellow gold jade ring and a vintage gold fish tail bangle. I like to purchase timeless pieces that speak to me.
Local Hot Spots?
Everything German Village. I live in the Village and enjoy the walkability of the area. On just about any given night. I head out to one of the many local neighborhood bars, restaurants or a quiet stroll. I’ve also been known to make special A&L deliveries to my GV neighbors.