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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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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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