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Graduating in 2020 – an Interview With an Arlington Senior

Argo & Lehne engraver and shop assistant, Madeline Melragon.

Of course we all are aware that schools are closed for the remainder of the year but what we might not know is the emotional impact this has caused on many graduating seniors. We decided to interview our very own employee and senior at Upper Arlington High School, Madeline Melragon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Welcome Back! Argo & Lehne Reopens

Veronica, Vinnie, Robert, Michelle and the rest of the staff have been working hard to get ready for reopening!

 

Argo & Lehne is open! Our hours beginning June 1st, Monday – Saturday, 10 AM – 5 PM.

Your safety and that of our staff is our highest priority. In keeping with reopening requirements & recommendations, we are instituting the following measures for staff and customers:

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Graduate Photo Contest

 

Argo & Lehne wants to give those students a place to share their story and celebrate their success!

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We are honoring our graduates with a “virtual commencement walk” graduate photo contest.

Covid-19 will not stop us from recognizing graduates!

The contest is open to ALL high-school and college graduates. You can enter yourself or enter the special graduate in your life!

Post a picture of the graduate on social media now through June 1 (cap and gown is not required), with a short description of their accomplishments, for a chance to win a $200 Argo & Lehne gift card!

Just TAG @argolehne in your Facebook or @argolehnejewelers in your Instagram post and include the hashtag #argograduation to be entered.

Reminder: if you are entering on Instagram, please make sure your profile is set to “public” until a winner has been selected.

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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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How to Grow Your Confidence and Embrace the Soul of Spring

We’re all looking for ways to get us through this challenging time. A positive attitude can work wonders. Let’s look around and connect with nature! Think fresh buds, animals awakening and the earth coming to life again. It’s a wonderful opportunity to reboot and resurge. We have gathered a few pointers to ignite that positivity within and connect with the flourishing world around us. Remember to enjoy the weather and take care of yourself. (more…)

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Shine for a Cause: Fairy Goodmothers

It’s that time of year when we select a cause that resonates with us and help make a difference through our annual event, Shine for a Cause. It is our opportunity to support women throughout the month of March, in honor of International Women’s Day. This event is your chance to support local organizations that encourage the growth and strength of women. It truly is one of our favorite events of the year. We love getting to know the organization from the inside out. We try our best to meet staff and volunteers and one of us will visit the organization and connect with those who benefit from the cause. This year, we became acquainted with Fairy Goodmothers, dedicated to promoting confidence and self-esteem in Central Ohio high school girls. We are so excited to share their story and truly make a difference.

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Dating in the City: An Interview With Nicci Sprouse-Grosso

Too often in the jewelry business we speak about those that are in love and ready to make big commitments, like engagements and celebrating milestone anniversaries. However, many of our customers are independent women who are making self purchases,  and some of those women are in relationships, but many are not. Our customers are the CEO’s of businesses, volunteers of local organizations, moms showing their daughters what it is like to be a confident woman and so much more. The point is, our customers are mainly women in diverse situations all with a common bond of individual style.

So, this Valentine’s we thought it might be interesting to share a different spin on love. Just like our customers have different stories, so do their dating experiences. We have seen and heard enough love stories to know many things work in finding the right person and if your heart is ready, there is someone out there for everyone. And if you choose to not find that person that’s ok too. Love comes in many different forms including things we are passionate about. Just be you and be happy.

But for those looking for a new way of dating, we interviewed someone we thought had a really interesting story and professional background in connecting love matches.

Meet Nicci Sprouse-Grosso.

She has a great love story of her own, years of executive matchmaking experience and a new venture with her husband which is a social club for singles. (more…)

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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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A Wedding Story – Jenna & Kate

Jenna & Kate – 11.2.2019

Jewelry from Argo: Jenna’s ring set and Kate’s wedding band. 

Theme: Festive Fall Warmth – a beautiful November wedding that was not tied to a particular holiday but seasonal, welcoming, and romantic. 

Venue: The Boat House at Confluence Park 

“We selected The Boat House because we thought it would be absolutely perfect for a November wedding. Because we had a lot of Kate’s family coming in from Chicago, we wanted a venue that was close to the Short North, Downtown, and Ohio State University. The view of downtown from the Buckeye Room at The Boat House is unbelievable!”

Something Borrowed?

“Yes! Jenna borrowed gorgeous pearl and diamond earrings from Argo & Lehne.”

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