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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!

 

Ninety-five years later, his legacy endures through his grandson, Robert Argo & his wife, Glenda. Robert is third generation, succeeding James A. Argo’s late sons, William Alexander Argo & J. Richard Argo, and J. Richard’s sons, Richard W. & James A. Argo. Now, Robert & Glenda prepare their youngest son, William S. Argo to serve the next generation of customers. Will currently acts as bench jeweler, photographer, engraver, salesman, and advisor.

Purchasing century-old Harrington & Co. in 1959, Argo & Lehne adopted its location on 84 North High, merging inventories, customers & staff as well as locations.  Later, A&L moved to 20 S. Third Street on the corner of Broad & Third opposite the State House, remaining there for another decade. For over a decade, Argo & Lehne also maintained a presence in Bexley at 2376 E. Main Street near Capital University. In 1959, Kingsdale Center built out a corner space for A&L where it remained until moving to its current location at 3100 Tremont Road in 2002.

To what does a family-owned business that’s weathered the Great Depression, a world war and many changes over time attribute their longevity?

Robert Argo credits success to staying a step ahead, always anticipating your customers’ desires and above all having loyal customers whom you treat like family. This has been a philosophy with each generation of owners at Argo & Lehne.

The best way to learn about Argo & Lehne is from a customer. Stories are endless of how the iconic full-service jewelry store has become an integral part of celebrations in local homes from baby’s first spoon to engagement rings and every occasion thereafter. “Our customers are for life,” states Robert Argo.  Another way to learn about the business is by simply stepping foot into the store. The showroom is an elegant space with a sense of history. You may first notice the gorgeous crystal chandelier that once hung at the Virginia Hotel in downtown Columbus or perhaps the rich burled wood of the showcases.

Another immediate observation is the artwork on the walls with new local artists quarterly and the sculptures displayed in the recessed wall nooks by internationally known sculptor Alfred Tibor.  It only makes sense that a company focused on art, jewelry and history is also the destination for one-of-a-kind pieces either custom-made, hand-selected contemporary or bespoke vintage jewelry. Nearly half of the store is stocked with high-quality vintage jewelry including vintage bridal. This is a store for those who love individuality and quality. You won’t find your neighbor wearing the same piece you purchased here.

A&L’s staff has the knowledge and experience to meet every aspect of your needs – an American Gem Society Certified Gemologist Appraiser, an AGS Accredited Gem Laboratory, in house shop, savvy buyer, attentive sales force, meticulous & efficient back office. One of few remaining full-service jewelers, A&L offers traditional giftware, baby goods, appraisals, personalized engraving, cleaning, consignment, estate disposition,  precious metal buying, special order, custom design, and much more.

-November 2019 • Upper Arlington Living magazine

Interested in attending our 95th birthday bash? Contact us with any questions or RSVP by phone at (614) 457-6261. We look forward to celebrating with you!

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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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Art at Argo’s – Viewing the Village: the art & artists of German Village

This poem was written in June of 1967, describing the essence of the village then and still today.

This small neighborhood, just south of downtown is a destination for many Columbus residents. There are quaint homes, brick streets and just something about the flickering gas lighting an art lover can’t resist.  Some have nestled into the neighborhood calling it home with their studios, while others simply enjoy painting the picturesque views of the streets & parks.
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A Royal Baby Shower – April 6

In New York City on February 20th, the media went crazy over the baby shower for Meghan Markle. Co-hosts, Serena Williams and Genevieve Hillis didn’t hold back on any of the frills at this intimate event. It was a two-day shower held at The Mark Hotel which included a flower arranging lesson, a dessert tasting and a scrumptious over the top dessert table. All were dressed to the nines in fashion-forward ensembles, including a knock out red jumpsuit worn by Amal Clooney.
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Baby Shower Trends 2019

Traditional Baby Shower Gifts are our Specialty – Argo & Lehne Jewelers

  • Baby Cups & Feeding Spoons – remain the most popular gifts of all our baby goods items.
  • Monograms everywhere!! May we make a suggestion? Our favorite monogram font for girls is the intricate Interlocking font and for boys is Roman 4.
  • Engraving – everything personalized. A special engraved note will last a lifetime. On the classic baby cup, many place the monogram or baby’s name facing the child so they can learn their letters and how to recognize their own name.
  • Baby’s 1st Ornament – an heirloom piece on many of our customers’ Christmas trees is the A&L bell with the baby’s name and birth date engraved.
  • Sterling silver – a timeless metal. However, we sell many gorgeous, price approachable silver plate and pewter items as well.
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A Jewelry Buying Event- March 26-27

 

 

For two days only, Argo & Lehne will be offering the services of a 125-year-old New York firm specializing in high-end estate jewelry, to evaluate and purchase your jewelry and diamonds. No obligation, Immediate Payment, Space is limited, call ahead for an appointment.

Event Hours: Tuesday and Wednesday, 10-5 pm

614-457-6261 ask for Michelle to schedule appointment

Actively Seeking:

Antique to contemporary jewelry with gold, platinum, diamond and colored stones, Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Boucheron, Tiffany, and other major houses.

 

 

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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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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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