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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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Art at Argo’s: Frances McEwan Monfort Returns

We are excited to announce that Argo & Lehne showcase the paintings of local Columbus artist, Frances McEwan Monfort…again! If you aren’t familiar, Frances’ exhibit here in July 2016 was a huge success. Our customers were blown away by her paintings and have requested her return. Frances has been creating more works and we will see her paintings in the showroom beginning January 5.

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BLACK FRIDAY: CAKES FOR A CAUSE

Make Your Purchase Count!

Purchase a delicious couture cake from local pastry artist, Scarlett Kilzer of Miam in our showroom

 and receive 10% off all in stock jewelry.

In addition, with 60 cake slices there will be 10 lucky winners who will take home their very own

gemstone and 4 lucky winners who will receive 4 tickets to BalletMet’s Nutcracker.

$15 per cake/ 2 for $25

Offer available, Black Friday, Nov-23 and Saturday, Nov. 24!

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Inside Argo’s: Adrianna Green

Who is Adrianna “Auna” Green?

“Passionate and driven; a lover of art, travel and growth”.

Auna’s position:

Auna is one of our newest team members who joined A&L just under seven months ago. During that time she has been intensively training for and performing her position as Repair Processor. This is a crucial job at Argo & Lehne with our many repairs and custom pieces. This position takes extreme attention to detail and we are grateful to have Auna and her meticulous eye.

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Holiday Sparkle Event – In the Land of Gems

You are cordially invited to The Biggest Jewelry Sale of the Season!

The highly anticipated jewelry sale event and party is almost here! Just as last year, we invite you to pre-shop an entire week before the holiday sparkle party! That means the earlier you arrive the better the chance to find that sparkly gift at an amazing price!!

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The 2018 Winter Style Report

The cold months are approaching and what better way to beat the chill than to walk out in your boldest styles yet. Vogue Paris released their top takeaway trends straight from the runway. “From unique earrings and an Eighties revival to Far Western influences and over-sized chains” here’s the hottest jewelry trends of the Fall/Winter 2018-2019 season. (more…)

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Art at Argo’s: Jennifer Tieche

We are proud to announce that former employee & Columbus native, Jennifer Tieche, will showcase her art at Argo & Lehne from Oct 27 –  Jan 5 in the installation “Spectrum: Creating Moods & Feelings through Colors”. Although every painting is created with the same method of acrylic slip or pour, the feel of each piece is distinctively different due to the color selection. This retrospective collection looks at the journey from darkness to lightness and encourages the viewer to feel the emotions of each piece. (more…)

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