Archive for January, 2014

Come Meet Us at the Charlotte Bridal Showcase

This Sunday, January 26th, from 12:00pm to 5:00pm, come down to the Charlotte Bridal Showcase and meet the people of Ellis Jewelers at Booth 304.  The Charlotte Convention Center will be magically transformed into a beautiful room of flowers, table settings, bridal dress boutiques, hair stylists, caterers, and of course dazzling bling!  All the specific details can be found at the Charlotte Bridal Showcase by clicking here.  Information at the website includes information about registering, directions, prizes, and booth locations.  The event is sponsored by Belk, Party Reflections, and The Knot.

Congratulations to all the newly engaged couples!  We are excited to meet you and to show you our collection of sample engagement rings, ladies wedding bands, and gentlemen’s wedding bands.  While most of you will have already received your engagement rings, finding the right wedding band to fit your diamond ring can be tricky.  We will have a host of wedding bands for every style of engagement ring – halo, antique, solitaire – you name it!  It’s one of the things we specialize in.  And we also are there to give our expert and advice on fit and style should you ask for it.

Engagement Rings

We always bring a large assortment of engagement ring samples.  As I said before, we do know that most of the brides-to-be already have their engagement rings, but you’d be surprised how much fun it is for their      mom’s, grandmom’s, bridesmaids, and friends to come and try on our selection of samples!  And since all of our engagement rings are paired with a matching wedding band, it helps us to look at the bride’s ring and make a comparison to find the perfect matching wedding band.  We’ll showcase a cz sample selection of a wide variety of stone shapes in the latest mounting styles.



Ladies’ Wedding Bands


We will also have a large assortment of sample cz wedding bands on hand to complement your engagement ring.  Once you’re engaged, it’s NEVER too early too early to pick out your wedding bands and tuck them away for safe keeping.  It’s one less thing to worry about at such a busy time!  We are experts in finding the perfect fitting wedding band for your engagement ring.  Stop by our booth and try some on to get ideas what will look great and to rule out what doesn’t.



Gentlemen’s Wedding Bands


Even though this is a “Bridal” showcase, we must not forget about the grooms!  They are, of course, the other half of the equation.  Many brides bring their faithful groom to this event, and we would be remiss if we didn’t have bling for them to try on!  We will be there with sample cz gents wedding bands as well.  A lot of times it can be the first time the gentleman has even put on a ring!!  And most are very unsure of their wedding ring finger size.  We’ll help you out with this, too.  We will have a set of finger sizers to help you determine your size, which is definitely a must know for the bride.  Traditionally, it is the she who purchases the groom’s wedding band.  Some guys will go for a bling ring like the one shown on the left.  We love that look!  Others will go the more conservative route, choosing a plain white or yellow gold band, and, today, alternative metals such as tungsten and titanium are very popular.


Come out of the cold this Sunday and warm with up with us by our sparkling, fire-filled samples of rings.  And come show us your beautiful rings!  We are always interested in seeing what you have chosen for your forever ring.  Safe travels, and we’ll see you then.




Attention! Estate Sale in Progress!

Happy January to you all!  At Ellis Jewelers in downtown Concord, we are keeping the flurry of the past holiday season going!  Right now we are having a HUGE estate sale.  Please click on the link here to view all the Estate Pieces we are currently featuring at half off!  That’s right 50% off.  Estate Sale Link  With so many gorgeous pieces to choose from, you may have trouble just choosing one.

Our Estate Jewelry History

As you may know, one of the things that sets our jewelry store apart from the others is our extensive selection of estate jewelry.  For nearly five years we have been acquiring this jewelry – jewelry that I like to say has been previously “loved” and put out for others to love!  Some of the pieces are old and others are not so much, but all are beautiful.  We spend a lot of time choosing our pieces to make sure they are of the highest quality and uniqueness – pieces that we are sure are clients would appreciate.  The vast majority are pieces that just are not made any more.  You would have to custom design and create these pieces and the price would be quite high!

Our selection is widespread as well.  We have just about every colored gemstone represented.  We have rings, earrings, necklaces, and bracelets.  We have pieces for women AND men.  Our bridal estate jewelry is very extensive too!  We offer engagement ring in white or yellow gold and many wedding bands.

Estate Value

Our estate pieces are offered at an incredible value.  Since they have been previously owned, they are not “new” anymore.  As a result, we can offer them at amazing prices.  Most would be at least double the price if you would be able to find them “new.”  And even more if they were custom designed and made.  With the current 50% off sale on some select pieces, the value is amazing!

Estate Ring Sizing

Do remember, too, that at Ellis Jewelers we size our gold rings complementary.  Being previously owned, estate rings come in a wide variety of different.  We will measure your finger and have our master jewelers adjust the size to ensure that it fits.  So there’s no need to worry that it doesn’t fit.  If you would like to give the ring as gift, it’s simple.  Just present the gift to the lucky person and have him or her come back into the store for a fitting.  Then we’ll take care of the sizing.

Exquisite 6.42ct Diamond Necklace

One of the most beautiful pieces in the sale and offered at an incredible value is the 6.42 ct 14k yellow gold diamond necklace on Page 2.  The diamonds continue all the way around the necklace in a beautiful pattern and come down to a point.  Now this is the kind of necklace you could wear to a formal event, sure.  But how about with a solid t-shirt and jeans??  That’s also how I picture it!  And at the price of $2497.50 for that much carat weight!  It simply must not be passed by.

Don’t miss the chance to own one of these unique pieces at an incredible price.  If you are interested in any of these pieces, please stop by the store or even call us.  We are trying hard to keep the catalog updated with those items “SOLD” but to be sure you can always call so that we can check on the availability of the item.  Do remember, too, that the estate collection is ever changing.  Once you spot a piece it’s wise to purchase it or put it on layaway.  We cannot guarantee that it will stick around and once it’s gone, it’s gone.

Just a Little Jewelry Education for You

At Ellis Jewelers we pride ourselves on being excellent listeners.  Each client that comes in to our store in downtown Concord receives the same attentive service.  We know that we need to listen to you very carefully to find out exactly what your needs are.  We also aim to educate you to on some jewelry facts to help you in your decision making, be it for choosing designing a piece of jewelry or selling us some of your old, unwanted jewelry.  Below are some facts about jewelry that you may or may not know.  We hope they come in handy!

Gold Facts

• Gold comes out of the ground with a yellow color.  Man alters gold to change its color using other metal alloys.  Some of the most common colors we alter gold to are white, rose, and black.

• 24 Karat (24K) gold is what is termed “pure” gold or 100% gold.  When gold is traded on the stock market daily, the gold is 24K.

• ALL Karat determination is based on 24K gold.  18 Karat (18K) gold is 18 parts gold and 6 parts other metal alloys.  14 Karat (14K) gold is 14 parts gold and 10 parts other metal alloys.  10 Karat (10K) gold is 10 parts gold and 14 parts other metal alloys.

Gold vs Sterling Silver

•  The value of gold is much higher based on stock market value than sterling silver.  At the time of the writing of this blog gold’s market value per ounce is $1233.50 and silver’s $19.80.  Gold is considered the more precious metal, thus the higher price.  And then, thus the higher price on gold jewelry and the higher price offered when selling your gold.

•  While white gold is silver in color, it is a completely different metal and value to sterling silver.

Diamond Facts

•  The weight of a diamond is measured in Carats.  As if to confuse us, this is a completely different meaning than Karat which is used for gold.  In addition, Carat represents a weight, not size.  In other words, not all one carat diamonds are the same size.

•  For diamonds, we truly believe that “seeing is believing.”  While listing the characteristics of a diamond, such as its 4C’s (cut, color, clarity, and carat) is a helpful guide to describing the appearance of a diamond, it does not tell the whole picture of the stone.  Picture this,  if you are house-hunting and we tell you that a house is 1800 square feet, 2 story, white, and has 4 bedrooms, you cannot tell if you like the house or not.  You must “see” it to know.  The same is true of a diamond.  You must “see” it before you know if it is beautiful and full of fire.

Jewelry Styling

•  The typical length of a chain on a necklace for a woman is 18 inches.  For some this is perfect, for others shorter or longer is better.  At Ellis Jewelers, we want you to have the length chain that best suits you.  If a necklace of ours has an 18″ chain but it is 20″ that is your preferred length, we will work hard to find you the correct chain.

•  New rings for women that we have in the store will most typically be a 6.5 to a 7.  This is the average size of a woman’s ring finger so this is the size that companies make.  For a gentleman, it is a size 10.  But there are no worries at our store.  We size all of our gold rings complimentary with no charge to you.  For our sterling silver rings, most can be ordered in your exact finger size.  If not, there is a minimal charge.

We hope that we have given you a small dose of jewelry education with the above facts.  If there are more things that you have questions about, never hesitate to ask our jewelry associates.  We are all very experienced and skilled in answering your questions informatively and to the detail that you desire.  We want you to be as knowledgeable as you can so you feel comfortable making you jewelry purchases with us or selling your gold to us.