Archive for March, 2014

Our Annual Bridal Spectacular is March 14th and 15th!

In just a week, Ellis Jewelers in downtown Concord will be hosting our own Engagement Ring & Bridal Spectacular!  The event will be held on Friday, March 14th from 10am – 6pm and Saturday, March 15th from 10am to 5pm.  It’s sure to be a feast for the eyes, as we will add 1000s of loose diamonds, engagement rings, wraps, guards and wedding band to our current store selection.  Not only is the event is tailored toward those looking to become engaged and marry soon, but we are also hoping that all you married couples looking to update your rings will come out and see the options we can provide.  All of our experts will be on hand to advise and help you choose what you like best and also what’s best for your budget.  As an added bonus, visit our website to preregister for the event and for a chance to win a $500 gift certificate toward a loose diamond, an engagement ring, or a wedding band of your choice.  Registrants must be attend the event to win, but really, who wouldn’t want to come out to see all the beautiful merchandise we’ll have to feast your eyes on!

Loose Diamonds

A wonderful way to choose your engagement ring is to customize it!  By this, we mean for you to choose your very own loose diamond, then take that stone and place it in the mounting – also of your choice.  Whether your favorite is a traditional shaped stone such as a round or princess cut or a fancy cut such as a radiant, emerald cut, or even heart-shaped, we will have them all.  Not only all shapes, but all sizes, too, and for every budget.  We’ll even be showcasing a four carat diamond to admire and purchase, of course, if that’s your size!  With colored diamonds being so in vogue and popular right now, we will also be featuring these as well.

Diamond Engagement Rings

In our Concord area, we find that the average engagement ring choice is a round diamond, ranging in size from a three-quarter carat to a one carat, with a 14K white gold mounting.  Styles of the mounting that are most popular are still the halo and the solitaire.  Three-stone rings are also running close behind.  Brides who choose a solitaire often add a wrap or a guard for a wedding band to create just a little more bling on their finger.  At the Spectacular, we will have all of these styles to try on.  Our largest selection will be in white, but for the show, we are bringing in many yellow gold styles, as we find that is increasing in popularity.  The same is true of rose gold, which is also a beautiful choice.  No worries at all if you like a style in a different color gold than we have on hand.  It’s just a simple custom order for you!

Wedding Bands

We enjoyed meeting so many brides and couples at the recent Bridal Show at the Cabarrus Arena in February.  Many of them, expectantly, had their engagement rings already, but many did not have their wedding bands yet.  Our show is an excellent opportunity for these engaged couples to take advantage of our wide selection and special offers to pick their wedding rings.  Often times a bride’s engagement ring may be hard to fit to a wedding ring.  At Ellis Jewelers, we have so, so much experience with these tricky rings.  We will be sure to find just the right wedding band to fit your ring and put a smile on your face.  We also will not neglect the grooms!   Gents bands have really gone wild with selection.  There are so many available now.  We will have an array of metals with all types of intricate detailing and finishes to try on.

Come on down and visit us at the store and check out our incredible rings and stones.  Also, don’t forget to preregister at for that $500 gift certificate chance.  Someone has to win!  We’ll also have other exclusives in the store – pearl earring giveaways, terrific coupons toward the purchase of your rings and more!  We’ll go the distance to to advise you on all your options and put that smile on your face!  See you Friday and Saturday!

Spring Cleaning – Even for Jewelry!

As we move toward the end of a strange weather winter and look forward to this spring, we are all busy getting those nagging things in our lives in order.  Some are a definite chore, like our taxes.  Some are definitely cathartic, like readying our yards for the new bulbs and plants to bloom.  We even have a name for this time of year – “Spring Cleaning!”  We, at Ellis Jewelers, want to remind you to include your jewelry in your spring cleaning endeavors!  You may have some pieces that are in desperate need of repair, rings that need to be sized so you can wear them, loose diamonds or colored gemstones in need of a home, or just plain pieces that you will never wear again and can be sold for cash or put toward the purchase of a new piece!

Jewelry Repair

When you search through your jewelry box for those beautiful pieces you remember enjoying wearing but maybe the clasp broke or the ring is just too small or too big now (we all change finger sizes throughout the course of our lives!), remember that most can be repaired.  We are a full service jewelry store, which means that we do all types of jewelry repair.  We will give you our  repair price right in the store or if it’s a bit more complex, we will give it to our jeweler to estimate a cost.  There is no charge to our clients for the estimate, and we will never do any work unless we have your approval.  Sometimes a piece may not be worth the expense of repair.  If the piece is of sentimental value, it most definitely is worth the cost, but sometimes that may not be the case.  We are happy to advise you in this situation.  Bring your pieces in, and, together, we will take a look at them.

Selling Old Jewelry

If you are not wearing the gold and silver pieces in your jewelry wardrobe, and they are not of sentimental value, maybe it’s time to sell them.  At Ellis Jewelers, we have been buying gold and silver for nearly five years.  We offer cash based on gold and silver prices that day, as precious metal prices change from day to day.  Another option is our “trade” policy.  If you are interested in a new piece of jewelry in our store, we will increase our gold cash value by 50% toward that purchase.  A terrific opportunity to find something to replace your old pieces.  Not sure if your pieces are gold or silver??  No worries at all.  We are happy to take the time to let you know what your pieces are made of and whether or not we can buy them.

Custom Piece Design

Noticing that some of your jewelry may be looking a bit outdated?  Jewelry styles change just like clothes styles and car styles and hair styles.  Maybe you have inherited some loose diamonds or colored gemstones?  Even if they are mounted in a piece that you’re not going to wear, remember that these stones can be removed to create a brand new piece while preserving the sentiment.  Our sales associates also pride themselves in being excellent jewelry designers.  We can help you envision a new piece of jewelry from an old piece.  We have examples in the store of our custom design work and many catalogs to look through to arrive at creating something you’ll treasure.

Springtime is a great time to clean up some of our loose ends and start fresh.  It can be a great time to pull out all those fine pieces of jewelry from your jewelry wardrobe and reassess their meaning.  If you have jewelry you love you should be wearing it!  If there are things that are just sitting there, make a change!  Come in to our store, and we will listen to what you’d like to do.  We will give our best advise and find the right answers for you.  Then presto! another spring cleaning item accomplished and crossed off the list!