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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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Argo Approved: A Stamp of Approval for UA Restaurant Hudson 29

Hudson 29 | Upper Arlington Restaurant Besides the normal chatter of jewelry inside the walls of Argo & Lehne, you will often hear discussions of our favorite restaurants, events, cocktails, day trips and of course,  everything art based. Perhaps the commonality began with our passion for jewelry but it’s clear we also share a love for Columbus and all it has to offer. So, we begin our first installment of what will most likely be many of “Argo Approved”- our wonderful experiences about town and what makes us want to keep coming back!
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Inside Argo’s: Glenda Argo

Who is Glenda Argo?

A country girl at heart, I love family, children, animals and all things living and growing (except centipedes).

Glenda’s Position:

Media Coordinator – main duties are marketing, particularly social media & email marketing. I also help Bob with appraisals and anything else that needs doing.

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The 2017 Spring Style Report

In the transformation from drab winter to the explosion of colors and shapes that is spring, we present our spring style report! Just as we never get bored with spring, we never tire of the fun of discovering new, fresh, trending fashion. Here’s what we found:

Crucifixes

Spotted on the Spring 2017 Runway is a flashback of the punkGothic fashion that first came into vogue in the early 1980’s.  Crucifixes worn as a stand alone piece and layered in different sizes, styles and metals adorned the runway. Channeling Madonna!

Crucifix Fashion: 2017 Argo & Lehne Style Report

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