A&L Blog

The Family Business – a wife’s perspective, by Glenda Argo

“From Berkshire Hathaway and Wal-Mart to small stores everywhere, about 90% of all U.S. businesses are family-owned or controlled by a family. Family businesses generate over 50% of the US Gross National Product (GNP).”  – Forbes.com

“Our business is about people, not status or bling per se, but marking moments and milestones in relationships with beautiful, well-made works of art. Whatever the importance of the event or size of the gift, the icon and presentation must be special and unique.” – Robert Argo, owner

 

The Argos in 1981 on the occasion of Bill receiving the AGS Shipley Award. Sarah Argo Clark, William A. Argo, Barbara Argo, Robert Argo

My first introduction to the Argo family was when Robert, now my husband of 40 years, took me home to present to his parents as his bride-to-be. I was terrified! I had heard so much about this prominent, illustrious family. The family business, Argo & Lehne Jewelers, was an incomparable icon in Columbus, Ohio. I grew up on a farm in Iowa, far removed geographically and culturally from this world. Or so I thought.

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Mother’s Day Photo Contest

Know a mom who deserves recognition this Mother’s Day?

Argo & Lehne wants to know about her.

We are celebrating Mother’s Day with a Photo Contest!

Let everyone know about the special mother in your life!

Post a picture with your mother on social media now through Mother’s Day for your chance to win a $500 Argo & Lehne gift card!

Just TAG @argolehne in your Facebook or @argolehnejewelers in your Instagram post and include the hashtag #argophotocontest 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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Art at Argo’s – Viewing the Village: the art & artists of German Village

This poem was written in June of 1967, describing the essence of the village then and still today.

This small neighborhood, just south of downtown is a destination for many Columbus residents. There are quaint homes, brick streets and just something about the flickering gas lighting an art lover can’t resist.  Some have nestled into the neighborhood calling it home with their studios, while others simply enjoy painting the picturesque views of the streets & parks.
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A Royal Baby Shower – April 6

In New York City on February 20th, the media went crazy over the baby shower for Meghan Markle. Co-hosts, Serena Williams and Genevieve Hillis didn’t hold back on any of the frills at this intimate event. It was a two-day shower held at The Mark Hotel which included a flower arranging lesson, a dessert tasting and a scrumptious over the top dessert table. All were dressed to the nines in fashion-forward ensembles, including a knock out red jumpsuit worn by Amal Clooney.
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Baby Shower Trends 2019

Traditional Baby Shower Gifts are our Specialty – Argo & Lehne Jewelers

  • Baby Cups & Feeding Spoons – remain the most popular gifts of all our baby goods items.
  • Monograms everywhere!! May we make a suggestion? Our favorite monogram font for girls is the intricate Interlocking font and for boys is Roman 4.
  • Engraving – everything personalized. A special engraved note will last a lifetime. On the classic baby cup, many place the monogram or baby’s name facing the child so they can learn their letters and how to recognize their own name.
  • Baby’s 1st Ornament – an heirloom piece on many of our customers’ Christmas trees is the A&L bell with the baby’s name and birth date engraved.
  • Sterling silver – a timeless metal. However, we sell many gorgeous, price approachable silver plate and pewter items as well.
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A Jewelry Buying Event- March 26-27

 

 

For two days only, Argo & Lehne will be offering the services of a 125-year-old New York firm specializing in high-end estate jewelry, to evaluate and purchase your jewelry and diamonds. No obligation, Immediate Payment, Space is limited, call ahead for an appointment.

Event Hours: Tuesday and Wednesday, 10-5 pm

614-457-6261 ask for Michelle to schedule appointment

Actively Seeking:

Antique to contemporary jewelry with gold, platinum, diamond and colored stones, Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Boucheron, Tiffany, and other major houses.

 

 

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Amazing Amethyst!

Queen Elizabeth in the Kent Amethysts. Photo: royaljewellists.boardhost.com

 

Purple – combining the passion of red and the calm of blue – conveys balance and bliss, and a hint of mystery. Those of us who love it see it as a powerful color. Think of the purple robes and amethyst jewels of royalty. Amethyst was once up there with diamonds, emeralds, and rubies in rarity and preciousness, and thus was considered crown jewels material. Then in the early 19th century, a large deposit was discovered in Brazil and suddenly, supply and demand being what it is, amethysts became more plentiful and less valuable. We see that as a plus – amethysts haven’t changed. If anything, they are better with more from which to choose. But now they’re not just for royalty and the wealthy but are readily available to all of us!

 

Color is the sublimely beautiful main attraction of the amethyst. It is always purple, but can range from a light lavender or even purplish pink to very dark, almost black purple, and also reddish to a more bluish hue. Hue, tone, and saturation determine the color quality. Hue is the basic color (i.e., reddish purple); tone is the darkness or lightness; saturation is the amount or intensity of the color, or what Bob Argo calls “juiciness”. Stones fetching higher prices are medium to dark but not too dark, slightly reddish purple and highly saturated. However, some prefer the lighter, more delicate pastels, which are very lovely in their own right.

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Shine for a Cause – Amethyst, an Alvis recovery program


It’s that time of year again to give back! Each year we have selected a new cause that resonates with our customers and our community. This year we were introduced to Amethyst, an Alvis recovery program for local women and their families,  by a dear customer and friend, Priscila Teixeira.
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Columbus Museum of Art – Designer Showcase

There is much to look forward to at The Columbus Museum of Art this spring. From April 19 – May 19 is the 2nd Designer Showcase and for those who participated in years past in the formerly named Decorators’ Show House, they are bringing the beloved garden shop back!! Think high-end and unexpected annuals & perennials guaranteed to turn heads. You’ll want to leave room in your car for these beauties! There will also be many special events to attend throughout the Designer Showcase including pop-up shops, Thursday designer nights, a Garden Party & even a Gala.

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Inside Argo’s: Rachel Burazer

Who is Rachel Burazer?

Rachel recently moved back to Ohio after a decade living in Chicago. She has an eye for detail given her background in fashion design. And she is always up for a challenge!

Rachel’s position: 

Sales Associate.

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