Archive for November, 2013

Budgeting Your Holiday Time – Ellis Jewelers Style

It is the holiday season!  Time for family, time for friends, time to be grateful, spiritual, and reflect on the past year.  With so many things going on at this time of year, at Ellis Jewelers we wanted to help you plan your schedule for certain types of jewelry custom design and repair.  Lots of clients do not realize the amount of time that ordering, creating, and repairing fine jewelry takes.  But it does take time to fix jewelry that you may want to wear for the season and to order those special pieces that you want to give this season.  We will always bend over backwards to accommodate all of your jewelry needs, but some things require just a little forethought and just plain time!  In other words, NOW is the time!!

Ring Resizing

At this time of year especially we all want to be wearing our best, and that would include our finest jewelry.  Maybe your wedding rings just don’t fit, but you still want to be sporting them for the holidays.  Please come in NOW.  Sizing a ring takes TWO WEEKS.  The length of time has to do with the volume of repairs that we give to our master jewelers.  And at holiday time, you can imagine that the number of repairs would increase if everyone is thinking the same thing – my rings don’t fit, and I want to wear them at Christmastime.

Jewelry Repair

Remember that gold chain that broke last year?  It holds your Christmas pendant that you would only wear at this time of year.  I know firsthand because this has happened to me.  I have a yellow gold Christmas pendant that I wear throughout the season.  It is one of two things that I have from my beloved grandmother, whom I actually never had the chance of meeting.  Years ago, before I was in the jewelry business,  I pulled it out and the chain was broken.  Not realizing how long it would take to repair, I ended up purchasing a new chain so that I would be able to wear for a the whole season, not just a couple of weeks.  Please plan on these repairs taking TWO WEEKS.  Again, with the volume of repairs that we have at any given time, there will always be clients ahead of you.

Special Orders

At Ellis Jewelers, we make special orders for our customers every single day.  Whether it be a special charm for a charm bracelet, a monogrammed necklace and matching earrings or our fingerprint jewelry.  For these items, we are pretty much at the mercy of the company.  All of the companies we use are extremely reputable and create quality jewelry pieces.  They try to plan accordingly during the holiday season to increase their stock, but sometimes between volume and special requests, receiving the jewelry may take just a bit longer.  Sometimes there are circumstances out of our control.  Last year it was the devastation of Hurricane Sandy.  Many jewelry companies were severely impacted.  When we call to make these orders we will give you a pretty firm delivery date.

Custom Jewelry

Christmas is wonderful time to give special gifts.  If you have some beautiful stones and would like to make a special jewelry piece to give your wife, your daughter, or your granddaughter or have a vision of a new piece for that special someone, our expert designers at the store can assist you.  Once you’ve found the design that you love, we will have our master jewelers make it for you.  Please allow TWO WEEKS for the creation of your new custom piece.

All that being said, there are, of course, exceptions to every rule.  Some repairs may happen a little quicker, and some custom design work or special orders may take just a bit longer depending on the requests.  Come in, tell your needs, and we will listen and take care of you!

Calling All Ladies: It’s Time for Your Wish List!

Happy November!  Unofficially the start of the holiday shopping season.  It does seem to get here every year before we know it, and sometimes it feels like it starts a little earlier and a then little earlier in the retail world, but if you think about it, starting a little earlier means more time to enjoy the holidays when they actually are here.  Those holidays will come, though, no matter how much we prepare.  Here’s a little “food for thought” to all of our lady clients out there.  Ellis Jewelers would like you to take the time to also think of YOURSELVES during this time.  While you’re fulfilling everyone else’s holiday gift list, come stop by the store and have a little fun for yourself.  Create your own holiday gift list or as we like to call it, your “Wish List.”

An Ellis Jewelers Wish List is a list of items in our store that you absolutely love and would be happy to receive on this holiday from your special someone.  Our expert team of sales associates would love to show you our many collections of fine jewelry and fine fashion jewelry.  We recommend at least three items on your Wish List to cover all the bases of looks and prices so that you can give your gift giver a few options.  Below are some items that I think that you must see when you visit.  And please don’t hesitate to TRY OUR JEWELRY ON.  We are not a museum!  Our jewelry is meant to be worn, and besides, how else will you know if you really like it!

Inspirational Piece

Ahhh.  The Inspirational Piece.  We have some amazing jewelry in the store, specially at this special time of year.  We recommend that you to choose an incredible piece for your wish list that may be just a little outside the box.  Something that you find exquisite and would love to have.  It may be a right hand diamond ring, specifically that gorgeous fire opal ring that I’ve mentioned before in other blogs and must be tried on when you come in!  How about a pair of spectacular dangle rose and white gold diamond earrings?  You just never know if that man of yours might want to step outside the box, too this year!

Classic Fine Jewelry

Maybe this Christmas is the Christmas that you’d like him to give you a classic piece to add to your jewelry wardrobe.  How about a pair of diamond studs?  We have them in all sizes and in white and yellow gold – take your pick.  The diamond pendant never goes out of style.  We have traditional ones and ones with a modern flair in the store.

Belle Etoilé

Our Belle Etoilé is truly a unique line of fine fashion jewelry.  From bold and colorful enameled pieces to sophisticated crushed pearl pieces, there is truly something for every taste.  The jewelry is made from rhodiumed silver and the finest created stones and constructed with care and durability.  We all LOVE this line!  And what’s great about it is that it comes with all the matching pieces.  So whatever is your favorite type of jewelry – necklace, ring, bracelet, or earrings, we’ve got it in your favorite!

 

Once your Wish List is complete, we will enter it into our computer system.  All the details of the jewelry will be there, including a picture of the pieces.  Most ladies do end up with five or six things on theirs, not just three.  It’s not too surprising when you think about all the beautiful pieces we have in the store.  Just leave it to our experts to help your someone special narrow things down if that’s the case.  And just how will we let your special someone know that you’ve got a Wish List at Ellis Jewelers?  Well that’s up to you.  There are several ways.  The easiest being that you just let him know that you visited the store and have picked out some beautiful items you’d like for a holiday gift.  Another option are these adorable “Hint! Hint” cards that we carry in the store.  It’s a little card with some information that you can “accidentally” leave where he’s most likely to notice.  I can’t mention where one lady told me she left it. Ha!  Another option is to leave us your beloved’s phone number, and we will give him a gentle and courteous phone call to inform him about your Wish List.  If there’s any other way you’d like us to contact him, just let us know.  Remember, a Wish List is also fool-proof for your man.  He can’t go wrong, and we are all about making it easy and making everyone happy!