Archive for December, 2013

Oh No! Her Birthday is in December, too!

So many of us have birthdays right around the holiday time.  Some of us enjoy the blending of the holidays, and others wish their birthday celebration was a bit separate from the hustle and bustle of Christmas Day and all the preceding parties. For those of us looking for gifts for our loved one this time of year, we at Ellis Jewelers would like to recommend a birthstone piece of jewelry to mark her special day.  They’ll be no doubt that this present will be marking her birthday.  There are three stone choices to choose from each lovelier than the next: the most common, blue topaz, the on to tanzanite, turquoise, lapis lazuli, and blue zircon.

December Birthstones

History of the December Birthstone

According to the website here are some interesting facts and history about the December birthstones:

• Turquoise has been used by various cultures throughout history as protection.  In the past it served as protection from evil and enemies.  United States cowboys wore the gem to protect themselves from falling off their horses.  Today turquoise is worn to ward off depression.

• Topaz has also been thought of as protection against enemies, bad luck, and sudden death.  In Greek history, it was believed that wearing the gemstone would make men more attractive and women fertile.

• Tanzanite is actually a newly discovered gemstone, being founded in 1967 in Tanzania.  It became one of the December birthstones in 2002.  Being so new, it lacks the historical myths and legends that other gemstones possess.  It is worn for its unusual color and stunning beauty.

• Lapis Lazuli has ancient roots, being first mined more than 6,000 years ago in Afghanistan.  The stone represents truth and friendship, and it is believed that the wearer of this stone will be a free thought thinker and will enjoy harmonious relationships.

• Zircon comes in many colors but it is the blue version that represents the December birthstone.  It has a rich history, as well, being part of Aaron’s Breastplate and admired by the Hindu poets.  The gemstone is believed to help with sleeping and bring prosperity, honor, and wisdom to its owner.

Galatea Blue Topaz Jewelry

We have some absolutely gorgeous blue topaz jewelry in the store designed by the artist Galatea.  It is truly exquisite and is based on Davinchi’s color principles.  A ruby and emerald are place behind the blue topaz and the light effects are amazing.  The pieces are available in necklaces and earrings and must be seen to be truly appreciated.  Any of these pieces would be a wonderful choice to make the birthday girl feel extra special.

Tanzanite Jewelry

The tanzantite gemstone has a lovely purple-blue hue. We have both new pieces and estate pieces in our store collection right now.  This gemstone is quite popular with our clients and at this time of year it’s hard to keep the pieces in our showcase.  We recommend that you come in to see them as soon as you can.

Lapis Lazuli

Just added to our estate collection is a lovely pair of snap-back pear shaped lapis earrings in yellow gold.  If your birthday is in December and you love this gemstone, these are the earrings for you!

Blue Zircon

Blue Zircon jewelry is a rarer requested gemstone in our store.  We have received some pieces in our estate case in the past, but they are quickly purchased by our clients because it’s such an unusual, beautiful color.  Of course, custom design is always something that we love to do.   If this is the gemstone for you, then we are happy to find you the perfect blue zircon and make a gorgeous piece of jewelry for you!

Birthdays are special and the perfect occasion to give your lady a piece of jewelry, even if that birthday falls right around Christmas.  Come in to Ellis Jewelers, and we can help you find the right piece of December gemstone jewelry for her.  If you’d like to give her a piece of jewelry for Christmas, too, we can help you choose a beautiful matching piece to compliment her birthday gift.  We ladies do love matching pieces!

Yes! We Still Have It!

The rush is on!  With the countdown to Christmas getting smaller and smaller, we want you to know that at Ellis Jewelers we are still ready!  We can still find the perfect gift to put that smile on her face on Christmas morning.  Our selection this holiday season is extensive and gorgeous.  We have no doubt that you’ll find the piece that you are looking for.

Spectacular Diamond Engagement Rings

If it’s an engagement you’re wanting to celebrate this holiday season, we are the place to come.  Right now we have several beautiful and unique diamonds mounted and ready to go out the door.  We have worked hard to find engagement ring styles that are one of a kind so you’ll both feel special.  Please come in and look out our new Carizza diamond collection.  We have an incredible emerald cut diamond mounted in a double halo which is just exquisite.  In the same line we have a gorgeous pear mounted also in halo style with a split shank.  For the couple looking for something just a bit different in diamond shape, there are no prettier rings.

If you are looking for tradition in your engagement ring, we have many solitaire diamonds in white gold and yellow gold ready to be placed on her finger.  Or if custom design is your wish, there is still some time to pick out the perfect stone and with our huge in-store selection, choose the mounting of your choice.

Amazing Right Hand and Fashion Rings

This year in particular, we have worked hard to find the most beautiful rings designed to wear on your right hand.  We have a fire opal ring surrounded by a halo of diamonds that would look lovely on any lady’s finger.  For those of you not familiar with the fire opal, it is an amazing orange color.  We also just added a thick band with emeralds and diamonds in a two-tone white and yellow gold to our showcase.  It’s the perfect colored ring for this holiday time of year!  We also have a beautiful rose gold and morganite ring which would add an unexpected look to her jewelry wardrobe.  And these are just three of our large selection of right hand and fashion rings all still available at the store.

Extensive Selection of Colored Gemstone Jewelry

Between our new selection and our estate selection, this year we have almost everything you could ask for.  Ruby bracelet?  Got it?  Lapis earrings?  Got it.  Pink tourmaline necklace?  Got it.  We have just about every colored gemstone in the store in your favorite style of jewelry – be it a necklace, a pair of earrings, a ring, or a bracelet.  Come in and see our beautiful color.

Lots of Stocking Stuffers

If it’s just a smaller, staple items that you need, we have those too.  We have a large selection of gold and sterling silver chains and charm bracelets.  Plus, the charms or pendants that go with those chains.  We have sports jewelry for moms that cheer on the sidelines and for the daughters that play.  Also, we have a huge assortment of Karisma charms to choose from if your lady has some pieces already.

It’s not too late to come in and let us help you find the perfect gift for that lady in your life.  Our friendly and knowledgeable sales associates are ready to listen and make suggestions.  We are open on Christmas Eve until about 4:00pm.  And don’t forget to let us do the wrapping!

Don’t Wait! Come Checkout our Estate!

Beautiful and unique jewelry…at Ellis Jewelers in downtown Concord we pride ourselves in being able to provide our clientele with just those pieces.  One of our most popular and exquisite lines would have to be our Estate Jewelry or as I like to call it “jewelry that’s been loved before.”  It’s a line that we can’t special order, can’t predict it’s inventory, and can’t really recreate.  We never know when and what pieces we will come across but we work hard to find them and provide you with  an extensive collection of rings, necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and brooches from other times and eras.  Our Estate collection is a feast for the eyes made up of some truly timeless and unusual fine jewelry, and our store truly stands apart from others in being able to provide these treasures for you.

Diamond Engagement Rings and Wedding Bands

Our Estate Collection is filled with unusual and affordable diamond engagement rings.  Some are definitely styles that are just not made anymore.  We have them in white gold which is so popular now and in yellow gold which definitely is making a comeback and still appeals to many.  And we offer different shapes and sizes, although the selection is constantly changing.  We also offer many different styles of Estate weddings bands to match either an engagement ring that you already have or the Estate engagement ring that you choose.  If it’s a gents wedding band that you need, we have those in our Estate collection, too.

Unique Diamond Right Hand Rings

This part of our collection is truly unique.  We have very vintage and old styled pieces.  Some with gold filigree, some in platinum, some with colored gemstones and almost all with diamonds.  It’s worth a sightseeing trip just to view some of these one of a kinds.

Colored Gemstone Jewelry

Almost everybody can name their favorite colored gemstone – ruby, sapphire, emerald, purple amethyst – and the list goes on and on.  We have a large selection of Estate jewelry in all different colors and in all the different styles of jewelry, be it ring, necklace, etc.  And if it’s a birthstone that you need to narrow in on for a gift for someone or even yourself, we try really hard to make sure that we have all the months represented in Estate.

Tennis Bracelets

Contrary to belief, tennis bracelets are still in fashion.  If you were hesitating, be reassured.  We know because we are asked to show them everyday at the store.  They are still popular and still such a classic addition to anyone’s fine jewelry wardrobe.  So we make sure that we seek out these bracelets when we are searching for estate pieces.  Our selection is impressive, and we have them in white, yellow, and two-toned gold.

Our Estate Jewelry commands a lot of attention.  We have many regular clients who come in to the store to keep current on our selection.  It changes on a weekly basis.  If you are the least bit curious, please come in and try on some pieces.  Remember, the jewelry comes at a great value, as it has “been loved before.”  And if it’s a ring that tickles your fancy, also remember that we size to whichever finger you need it for complementary!  And finally, remember, that Estate pieces can turnover very quickly.  If you have to have it, be careful that you don’t delay.  These are one of a kinds and can’t be duplicated without extreme cost.  We will help you find the best way to own it, so that the vintage piece can be yours!

Ellis Jewelers – One Stop Holiday Shopping!

Ahhh!  The holiday shopping rush is upon us once again.  The most joyful season can also be the most stressful.  Coming up with new and creative ideas that are also in your budget for some of those “hard to buy” people on your Christmas gift list  can create some unwanted stress.  At Ellis Jewelers in downtown Concord, we want to be your one stop for holiday shopping!  Our expert sales associates along with our smilemaker, Dan, are up to the challenge!

Your Female Friend

For those of us that give gifts to our special female friends, we have some great and affordable choices.  Even the smallest budget can find something special in our store.  We have a large assortment of sterling silver charms for either a bracelet or a necklace in many themed areas – sports, beach, family, etc.  For those charms that we do not have in the store, we can special order them and need only a small window of time and for a minimal shipping charge.  We also have fashionable sterling silver chains and bracelets and Fourteen Karat stud earrings in yellow, white, and rose gold.  All of these gifts are under $50.

Your Male Friend

Our jewelry store is a terrific place to find a classic and affordable gift for that male friend on your Christmas list.  We have chains and crosses in sterling silver and stainless steel, the latter being less expensive.  How about a billfold or key chain?  They make thoughtful as well as practical gifts.  For a small charge, these can be engraved as well.  We just need a bit extra time (about a week) for our expert engraver to complete it.  For a little more expense, a gentleman’s bracelet or some cuff links

make terrific gifts.

The Teenage Girl

We have some terrific ideas for a teenage young lady.  How about a “mini” shoe to hold her rings?  These cute pieces have rhinestones and glitter and several cushioned slots to hold all of her rings.  Plus they make a great decoration in her room!  The Karisma jewelry by Royal Chain is one of our unique favorites!  It is a sterling silver line that comes in pendants, rings, earrings, bracelets.  It’s a way to change up your jewelry every day.  Using a magnetic system, charms can be swapped out for different looks with the same “base” piece.  It’s a great way for teenagers to start on the path of jewelry in an affordable way.  Come in to the store, and we can show you how it works!

There are usually at least eight people on our Christmas shopping lists.  Let it begin and end at Ellis Jewelers!  We’ll find gifts for all those eight!  We have listed just three types of people that you may have to buy for, but we know there are aunts, uncles, teachers, hairdressers not to mention your spouse, mom, dad, etc that are on your lists.  At this time of year when there’s just so much, let us help.  And remember, we do all the wrapping, too!  Happy Holidays!


What’s New at Ellis Jewelers for the Holiday Season 2013

At Ellis Jewelers in downtown Concord, we strive hard to keep our store fresh and new!  We are always updating our jewelry selection to make sure we keep up with YOU and to make sure you don’t get bored with us.  This holiday season we have some exciting new lines to let you know about.  They are gorgeous and fashionable and trendy but classic.  Fine pieces to add to your jewelry wardrobe.

Dazzling Diamonds

Our Dazzling Diamonds collection is brand new to our store and just beautiful.  It’s a unique line that features diamonds that move and shimmer and catch the light from different directions.  We like to think of it as “diamonds in motion like the beat of her heart!” As you move, so will the diamonds!  Prices start at just $299 for these white gold and diamond pieces.  We have many pendants to choose from and have personally chosen the chains to match.  Several have matching earrings.  A perfect addition to any lady’s Christmas list.

Carizza Diamonds

Brand new in our store are some absolutely beautiful diamond rings from the Carizza line.  They are 18K gold rings with high quality diamonds.  The diamonds are hand selected and go through a rigorous inspection.  All the rings have a “euro-shank” which helps to prevent the rings from spinning on your finger. In the store, we have engagement rings already mounted with diamonds ready to go for the holidays, along with the matching wedding band.  We also have diamond right-hand rings and stackable rings.  They are truly spectacular, definitely worth coming in to try on.

New Additions from Belle Étoile, Elle and Karisma

Several of our fine fashion jewelry lines such as Belle Étoile, Elle, and Karisma are always updating and designing and creating new pieces.  That is why we love having them in the store.  Always new eye candy with the same great quality.  And selection is everything.  If you already own pieces of these lines, it’s worth another look to see what’s new.  Belle Étoile is a great sterling silver line that has uniquely bold pieces to build your outfit around and also refined pieces that match every outfit you have.  Elle is that ‘go to’ sterling silver jewelry, that is beautiful and matches absolutely everything!  It is fashioned after the women’s magazine Elle and each piece has a symbolic ruby.  Karisma provides a way of having a different piece of jewelry everyday by changing the charm from your base piece.  So many charms to choose from, too.  Each of these lines has something new for the holidays!

Colored Gemstone Jewelry

We have the prettiest selection of colored gemstone jewelry.  Such a feast for the eyes.  Whether it’s rings, necklaces, bracelets, or earrings that you are looking for, we have added so many special pieces.  We have sapphires, rubies, and emeralds.  We have fire opal, morganite, and pink tourmaline.  And we have so many more that all deserve a look.

Stop by to our store to try on what’s new.  We are more than happy to take you throughout the store so that you can see what the trends are for this season.  Remember that we size all of our rings complimentary, and we also wrap our jewelry if it’s a gift.  Happy December!

Holiday Shopping Tips For Men

Gift giving can be a snap at Ellis Jewelers.  There will be no need to worry about your gift to her being well received.  Your wishes along with our expertise can combine to put that wonderful smile on your lady’s face this holiday season.  We want to make your trip to our store easy, painless and maybe even ‘fun’ as our friendly associates assist you.  As you think about that perfect gift for her, here are some tips to keep in mind.

1.  Maybe she doesn’t wear it because she doesn’t have it.

A lot of times when we ask the man shopping for a gift for his lady if she likes diamond earrings or necklaces, he will tell us that she doesn’t wear those kinds of things.  That always brings a question to our minds.  “Does she ‘not wear’ them because she doesn’t like them OR because she just plain doesn’t have them?  Usually, we think it’s the latter.  Diamond studs are the perfect ‘go-to’ earring when you just don’t know what earring to wear.  Our thought is that they are perfect for any lady. The same is true for diamond pendants or colored gemstone jewelry.  So remember, she may not wear it because she just doesn’t have it …..YET!

2.  Women typically won’t buy jewelry, especially “fine jewelry” for themselves.

This tip also ties into Tip One.  With our years of experience, we find that ladies just do not like to make jewelry, especially diamond jewelry, purchases for themselves.  They like to be given jewelry.  It makes them feel deserving, and it makes them feel special.  So remember, such major purchases are not something she will do for herself.  She would like you to give them to her.

3.  Notice what she does have and what she wears.

A little snooping and inspecting is in order for this tip.  You may have to look through her jewelry box.  You’ll find out what she has, which will then lead to what she does wear and what’s going to the back of the line.  Also notice what she IS wearing by inspecting her daily.  Remember, we do not want you to duplicate anything that she might already have, and with such unique, creative, and fresh pieces at the store that is not likely to happen.  But we just want to be sure.

4.  Ladies look at jewelry different than you do.

For some ladies, jewelry is just their thing.  They love it, love wearing it, and love having a jewelry wardrobe.  It’s just like you may have a passion for something – cars, hunting, bikes, running, etc.  For these ladies, it happens to be jewelry.  And remember, as Tip 2 says, they won’t buy it for themselves.  They want you to give it to them.

5.  Ladies love matching pieces.

Nothing is easier when you are a lady accessorizing, and you know you have matching jewelry pieces.  You can quickly slap on that necklace and earrings that go together.  Yeah!  It makes dressing so easy.  Remember, when you are shopping for jewelry, you can give a matching set for Christmas!  If two are too much for Christmas, save one for Valentine’s Day.  That can pop up much too quickly after Christmas, but you will know that you have it covered!

6.  Ellis Jewelers has a risk free, 30 day money back guarantee.

Don’t forget our gift-giving policy.  It is one that we stand by.  If the gift you give just isn’t right for your lady, we have a 30 day money back guarantee.  Just bring in your lady, and let her browse all of our pieces.  If we can’t find her something, we will refund your money.  Remember, we want to help find the perfect gift.  Though rarely, it does happen that we didn’t get it right.

At Ellis Jewelers, we are in the happiness business.  Our clients purchase and wear jewelry because it symbolizes love, and it makes them feel happy.  When a gentleman buys a gift for his lady, we want him to be the hero.  We want her to be overjoyed.  We want her to wear it and feel special.  At Ellis Jewelers, we will first and foremost LISTEN to what you are looking for and what you want your gift to mean.  Together, that will combine for the perfect jewelry gift for the holidays.