Author: Argo & Lehne

5 Reasons to Come to Argo & Lehne for Jewelry Appraisals

If you’re not getting paid for it, you’re obsessive; if you’re getting paid, you’re meticulous.” -Robert Argo

Hi, everyone! This is Glenda Argo. Bob Argo and I are, among other things, the appraisal team at Argo & Lehne. At a time when many jewelers are not offering appraisals or are outsourcing them, we continue to do them all in-house as we have for decades, as part of our full-service philosophy. Full-service means we want to be your one-stop source for everything jewelry related!

Here are five important reasons to have Argo & Lehne appraise your jewelry:

Quality – We apply our store philosophy of quality and excellence to everything we do, including appraisals. Our two-person team ensures accuracy – two sets of eyes on every appraisal with double and triple checking. We are meticulous and maybe we fuss a little too much, but that’s just how we operate. (more…)

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Art at Argo’s: Rebecca Zelanin

Rebecca Zelanin- artist, actress, traveler & Columbus enthusiast.

I’ve had the pleasure to get to know Rebecca in the community and every time I talk to her I learn just another interesting tidbit of her fascinating life. She is one of those people that get things done in an impressive “full steam ahead” way.  (more…)

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Inside Argo’s: Vinnie Boling

Who is Vinnie Boling?

Vinnie has been with Argo & Lehne Jewelers for 42 years, officially the longest employment of all of the team. She explains, “I’m family-oriented, a dog lover & dedicated employee.”

If you ask us, we can tell you she is the pulse of the store. She is the first to arrive in the morning and stays far past her scheduled departure time…most days.  On top of all that, she is a kind soul with a great sense of humor. We are so fortunate to have her and all her knowledge.

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Art at Argo’s: Valerie Lamb-Steece

We are pleased to introduce our next Art at Argo’s artist, Valerie Lamb-Steece. As the season is finally beginning to change and the sun is beginning to peak out of the clouds, it seems a fitting time for the bright and colorful work of this local UA resident.

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A Royal Wedding Party – and everyone is invited

Wedding, jewels, royalty…we’re swooning and counting down the days!!! Prince Harry & Meghan Markle will wed Saturday, May 19, 2018 at noon GMT/7AM EST.

Perhaps your invite was lost in the post,  but not to worry — everyone is on the guest list at Argo & Lehne Jewelers to view the playback, cut cake, nosh on British treats and toast the couple!

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Family & Mothers’ Jewelry: Personalize Your Own

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Mother’s jewelry has continued to gain popularity throughout the past 60 years. Women are wearing not just the standard mother’s ring but many other family jewelry styles. It’s a perfect keepsake to celebrate the birth of children. Trends have moved from simple birthstones to even more personalized gifts with engraving.  We have collected a few of our favorite gift ideas. No matter what you select, if it comes from the heart it’s guaranteed to please! A piece that symbolizes family is the most wonderful gift a mother/grandmother can receive.

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Hawkes Crystal: Handcut in Tiffin Ohio

I first encountered encountered Hawkes Crystal at a pop-up shop at the Columbus Museum of Art. The shop sat on a sunny day in Derby Court. You couldn’t miss the sparkling crystal under the glass ceiling. These were not your standard crystal pieces. It was clear this cut glass work was that of a master craftsman. And in fact, I soon learned of Hawkes Crystal’s owner & Brilliant Master Cutter, Aidan Scully.

We are pleased to announce that Hawkes Crystal is now available at Argo & Lehne Jewelers. The collection will make you swoon & remember the luxuries of brilliant pasts. The romance of each piece is etched in craftsmanship. We love how Hawkes Crystal has taken the original T.G. Hawkes & Company patterns of past and has created gorgeous contemporary pieces perfect for interiors of today.  (more…)

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Get Together. Be Bold. Support Local.

Women in the community making a difference. Patricia Ammendola (customer and friend) joins forces with A&L to raise money for a passionate cause-LifeCare Alliance.

Last year we initiated Shine for a Cause, a store promotion which donated a percentage from purchases back to 4 local female organizations, which included Freedom a la Cart, the Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research, Choices for victims of domestic violence and Dress for Success. The event was a complete success and a definite “feel good” activity for the store and our customers. During the planning of the event, I shared much of the knowledge of each organization with friends in the area and soon realized so many of our friends & customers have causes that they regularly serve on boards and as volunteer. I’ve continued to get acquainted with other local organizations more intimately and made a personal promise that each year we’ll connect with a cause and give back!  This city has so many great opportunities for doing just that so it was a difficult decision to select just one. I am very excited to announce our involvement this March with LifeCare Alliance, to help share their mission and make an impact. (more…)

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Argo Approved: Fred Astaire Dance Studio Northwest Columbus

Fred Astaire Columbus Northwest

It was nearly two years ago that I met Daniel Tackett, owner of Fred Astaire Dance Studio Northwest (just off Bethel Rd). We’d met briefly at a networking event and when he told me he was affiliated with the dance studio, I remember thinking, “how can we create a partnership with Argo & Lehne?” I’m a lover of dance: the grace, fluidity and confidence that exudes dancers is simply captivating to me. (more…)

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Argo Approved: Sugar Artist & Pastry Chef, Scarlett Kilzer

Lovely Couture Cakes

This edition of “Argo Approved” we delve into the world of luxe! Who would have thought a wedding cake could be considered couture? Well, I’m the first to tell you the moment I saw the work of Scarlett Kilzer from Miam Cake it was obvious that this was not like any other cake I’d ever seen. From the sugar flowers that mind you look absolutely real to the handmade locust painted with edible gold, this was the work of an artist. Can you say, gobsmacked?!

 

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