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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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Inside Argo’s: Stephannie Miller

Who is Stephannie Miller?

“A 40-something, animal-loving, water sign, with a healthy appreciation for twisted humor and sarcasm.”

Stephannie’s position: 

Part-time sales associate. Stephannie is a hardworking and upbeat employee who loves connecting with clientele and finding exactly what the customer is after. She is always up for a challenge and has taken the initiative to learn many other aspects of the business, such as metallurgy and metal testing. We are very lucky to have her as part of our Argo Team.

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The 2019 Winter Style Report

Each season we experience new fashion trends effectively influencing how we dress throughout the season. It can be difficult to keep up with these trends or even figure out how to incorporate these accessories into everyday outfits. Luckily, we’ve documented some of our favorite runway jewelry trends for winter 2019.

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Black Friday Weekend Wishlist Event

Do you have your eye on one of our pieces of jewelry for either yourself or a loved one this Holiday Season?

This Black Friday you may be able to have the piece at a discount as high as 20% off! 

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All Thanks to Wonderfully Loyal Customers, Argo & Lehne Celebrates its 95th Birthday

The Big Birthday Bash!

On Thursday, November 14, 2019 from 5-7 p.m., Argo & Lehne Jewelers, at 3100 Tremont Road in Upper Arlington, will celebrate its 95th Birthday with an exceptional evening filled with live jazz, heavy hors d’oeuvres, specialty cocktails and a roaring good time! The evening will include:

  • a curated exhibit of custom and original Argo & Lehne past purchases, a true homage to its distinctive & impeccable workmanship and design.
  • an extensive Art Deco jewelry collection on loan from New York & available for purchase for the party.

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  • 10% off vintage jewelry & 20% off all new in-stock jewelry!
  • If you fill out a Wishlist the night of the event your Wishlist items, if still in stock, will also be available for the above discount on Black Friday Weekend, November 29 – 30!

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Inside Argo’s: Qua Morgan

Who is Qua Morgan?

“A wife, mother of 2 and an inspiring public figure in her community.”

Qua’s position: 

Qua is our Repair Processor. This is a crucial position at Argo & Lehne with our many repairs and custom pieces. This position takes extreme attention to detail and we are grateful to have Qua with her meticulous eye and upbeat attitude.

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Welcome to the “B” Collection by Gumuchian

 

Gumuchian Jewelry Store

What’s the Buzz this Summer at Argo? The “B” Collection by Gumuchian

It’s arrived and just in time for the summer! Love at first sight, we fell head over heels for this exquisitely crafted bee inspired line by the high-end designer, Gumuchian. And of course, we couldn’t resist when we found that a portion of the sale goes back to the bees!

Being in the industry for years, we know fine jewelry when we see it. Gumuchian is just that. Their name has earned a well-established reputation in the diamond and jewelry industry due to their superior craftsmanship and spectacular design. Just holding a Gumuchian piece is a delight, you immediately notice the high quality the moment you interact with the jewelry.

This bee-inspired collection is available in 18 karat yellow, white and rose gold as well as platinum. Many of the shapes are hexagonal to reflect the bee’s hive. The way the diamonds contrast with the beautiful metals and the negative hex space is just striking! Below is just a sample of the rich and bold designs of the “B” collection. View the whole Gumuchian collection here.

 

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Art at Argo’s: Abby Feinknopf

“Snowy Garden”, acrylic on canvas framed in gold.

With October being breast cancer awareness month, we were overjoyed to have the talented local artist and cancer survivor, Abby Feinknopf, join us this quarter for Art at Argo’s. I was uplifted the first time I was introduced to her work. Abby, a survivor of breast cancer, turned to painting just after she was diagnosed. The act of making art every day and the power of bold, vibrant colors is what helped her through it. She now strives to encourage and empower others with her work. Her exhibit at Argo & Lehne is as cheerful and bright as her personality and positive outlook.

We introduce you to her Art at Argo’s Exhibit: “The Power of Color” July 29 – Oct 25.  In addition, we will have an Art Opening on Thursday, August 15th from 5-7 pm. You will have an opportunity to meet Abby in person to discuss her work and her encouraging story of healing through art.

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