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Art at Argo’s: Valerie Dunning Edwards

Many months ago, I was approached by long time customers of Argo & Lehne about an artist they thought might be a great add to Art at Argo’s. They apologized for not knowing exactly how to describe her work and expressed I needed to see it to understand. Intrigued, I asked them to bring an example.

Shortly after, they returned with their friend and artist, Valerie Dunning Edwards. They set down a few of her three dimensional sculptures and I was floored. These pieces were beautiful, whimsical and really pulled at my emotions! They embodied movement & nature and were made from the simplest of mediums, paper. We all agreed this was a great place to display her work and I am so honored to share her artwork, passion and breathtaking way she captures nature in our Winter Art at Argo’s Exhibit, “The Power of Paper & the Color of Paint” – on display and for purchase from Nov. 6th – Jan. 20th.

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The 2017 Winter Style Report

It’s beginning to get chilly and what better way to show off your style while bundled up than these BOLD looks! Bring on the scarves and winter woolies, these oversized and jaw dropping looks are difficult to upstage.


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Argo Approved: Makeup Artist, Bridget Henry

As we continue with our blogs series, Argo Approved, our customers have made it clear they are interested in knowing who we approve in Columbus for everything wedding, from proposal ideas to honeymoons. This edition we bring you a Columbus Secret Gem, make-up artist, Bridget Henry.

Argo Approved: Bridget Henry

Bridget Henry in the October issue of “Upper Arlington Living” Magazine.

Who is Bridget Henry?

Bridget got her start in 1996 at Henri Bendel in Columbus’ former City Center Mall as the Counter Manger for Bobbi Brown Cosmetics. Quickly, Bridget was recognized for her sensational looks and raw talent. She began freelancing just 2 years into the industry and has been freelancing ever since (23 years now). Bridget relocated to New York where her make-up artistry began to soar.

She has worked with top designers in New York, Paris, London, and Milan fashion weeks. She has styled numerous celebrities – Kristen Stewart, Ben Stiller and Taylor Swift to a name just a few of the innumerable list. She has worked with major editorials such as Allure, Billboard, Bride, Essence, Fitness, Glamour, Harper’s Bazaar, Lucky, People, Self, Vogue…you get it, the list goes on and on for this woman! But here’s the kicker…Bridget moved back from New York because she missed being close to home and craved to start a family and a new chapter in one of her favorite cities. So, now we have this amazing stylist right here in Columbus, OH!

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Custom Jewelry: Exactly What You Want!

 It may seem early to think about holiday gifts but with just a few months away, now is the perfect time to start planning on a custom piece of jewelry, guaranteed to please!  To get you started, we have demystified the custom jewelry process, interviewed a few Argo & Lehne custom customers and selected a few great gifts ideas to get your creativity flowing – Everything from re-purposing an heirloom piece to creating your own unique wedding band. 


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Inside Argo’s: Cecilia Lammers

Cecilia Lammers | Argo & Lehne Jewelers Who is Cecilia Lammers?

I’m a Pennsylvania native who has made Upper Arlington home. Married to my husband of 22 years with one daughter and two cats. My daughter is in college in Maine, so we spend a lot of time exploring New England’s outdoors, museums and seaside towns.

Cecilia’s position:

Although Cecilia is one of our newest Full-Time Sales Associates, her transition has been so smooth it feels she has been a member of our team for much longer.

Why Argo’s?

Being part of a family-owned, local business really appeals to me. A&L has built a sparkling reputation for customer service and quality. I am eager to help carry on the A&L tradition.


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Inside Argo & Lehne: Will Argo

Who is Will Argo?Will Argo | Argo & Lehne Jewelers

A renaissance man with many varied interests & talents.

Will’s Position:

Bench jeweler & engraver.

Why Argo & Lehne?

I started at age 18 as a sales person, but over time, as I got a reputation for fixing things, I gradually realized that I was more suited to that. I attended Drouhard National Jewelers School to learn goldsmithing and trained as a machine engraver.


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Art at Argo’s: Tina Husted

Tina’s work may look familiar. She submitted 3 of her pastel pieces to our very first Art at Argo’s Call For Entry in 2015. You definitely wouldn’t be the only one who liked her work. She received in total, 141 votes from our Facebook followers! We enjoyed her work so much that we asked her to exhibit, and we are grateful for her kind acceptance.

Tina Husted - Art at Argo's, Cherry Blossom Daze

An original submission from our first Art at Argo’s Call for Entry in 2015. “Cherry Blossom Daze”. Chalk pastel. 20 x 24


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Why Shop Independent Retailers?

Argo Lehne | Fourth of July in Columbus Ohio

A&L Sales & Design Consultant, Dion, sharing his enthusiasm for Independence!

As we approach Fourth of July, we honor our country’s freedom and the wonderful opportunities we’ve been given. We are so fortunate for the fortitude of young “Dickie” Argo, an immigrant watchmaker from Scotland, who opened his own jewelry store in 1924.

How is it that we have preserved his small store and weathered the big box brands, chain stores and on-line shopping? The simple answer is through the loyalty of our customers.

But why do they choose A&L over and over? It’s clear our customers understand the benefits of supporting local business owners. (more…)

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Inside Argo’s: Robert Argo

Argo & Lehne Owner - Robert Argo

Who is Robert Argo?

Dreamer, doer, designer, thinker, tinkerer, trouble maker, entrepreneur, optimist, poet, putterer, punster, singer, sifter, cycler, recycler, composer, contrarian, curmudgeon.

Robert’s Position:

Guardedly optimistic.


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Push Present?

By now most women are very familiar with push presents; however, gentlemen, you may need to take a few notes from Bill, an Argo & Lehne shopper and doting husband. The push present isn’t a new concept but has only recently become popular in the US. The gift is often a small jewelry bauble given to new mothers from the husband or partner to express gratitude for carrying and birthing their baby. The woman wears it as a reminder of that joyous day.

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