Archive for May, 2014

Viva Las Vegas!

A major part of our job at Ellis Jewelers in downtown Concord is choosing the unique and beautiful jewelry we know that you, our clients, are asking for and wanting to wear.  This is the exciting time of year when Dan takes his annual trip to Las Vegas, to the amazing JCK jewelry show.  The massive event takes place on three levels of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.  Jewelry vendors from all around the world gather in the western city to sport their jewelry lines.  The latest trends in jewelry are on display for buyers to see, feel and touch.  Dan gets to get the “skinny” on what’s hot and what’s not and bring all his findings back to the store!

But no man is an island, so to help prepare Dan for the Las Vegas show, our sales associates have been busy listening closely to our clients to find out what they are asking for.  We have also been combing our jewelry store catalogs and magazines to check out the latest trends, fashions, and styles in the jewelry industry.  We have been making lists and pulling photographs of gorgeous pieces we hope Dan will seek out at the show.  In return, Dan will email and call us back at the store to discuss what he’s seeing.  He will send pictures of the latest jewels – the things we like and new things that he is seeing and also likes.  We are anxious to see what gemstone is hot for the year, new designs in sterling silver and what color gold – white, yellow, or rose – is gaining the most momentum.   Once back from Las Vegas, Dan and his associates will use all the information and we will all collaborate to narrow in on the best new styles for our clients.  So also look for a follow-up blog which will report on EXACTLY what is the latest news in jewelry design and what to look for in the upcoming months at Ellis Jewelers.

Preparing for the Las Vegas show is a fun time in our store.  To see more about the jewelry show, be sure to track Dan on Facebook.  We will be posting pictures and information as Dan journeys through the numerous booths and displays of the all those jewelry vendors.  Look for the unusual, latest trends and also for the classics in the Facebook posts.  And please, please, please do comment on what you fancy and what you would give the thumbs down!  If you are not yet a fan of Ellis Jewelers on Facebook, you can click here to become one.

Bon Voyage, Dan, and happy jewelry hunting!

Mother’s Day is May 11th!

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 11th.  It is celebrated nationally on the second Sunday of the month of May.  According to the website www.history.com, the history of Mother’s Day began from “Mother’s Day Work Clubs” which were started by Ann Reeves Jarvis prior to the Civil War.  These clubs were meant to teach women to care for their children.  Then in May 1908 after Ann Reeves Jarvis has passed away, her daughter, Ann Jarvis, organized the first official Mother’s Day at a Methodist church in Grafton, West Virginia.  Several years later, through lots of hard work and campaigning, Ms. Reeves saw President Woodrow Wilson proclaim the second Sunday of May officially as Mother’s Day.  Today we take Mother’s Day to honor, appreciate, and spoil our mothers in a variety of ways, each one to show her how special she is to us on this wonderful day.

At Ellis Jewelers we want to help you find your mom or the mom of your children that unexpected gift to honor her.  Mom may be expecting the royal treatment on Mother’s Day, but you can catch her even more off guard by surprising her with a piece of jewelry. We have a few suggestions of unique gifts especially for Mother’s Day.

Fingerprint Jewelry

Our line of fingerprint jewelry allows you to capture your baby or child’s fingerprint forever on a piece of jewelry – be it with a pendant, charm,  or ring.  Simply bring in the person of your choice – a baby, child, grandchild, niece, or nephew. We will scan his/her fingerprint onto the computer, give us a week and we will have your custom piece, ready for Mom!  The jewelry comes in sterling silver or white or yellow gold and is a beautiful way of showing your love for Mom, Grandma, or Auntie!

Heart Shaped Jewelry

Love in jewelry is often symbolized by the heart.  At Ellis Jewelers right now we have many pieces of heart jewelry in silver and gold.  Our Belle Étoile collection offers some fun pieces of heart styled jewelry in red and black, and right now with a $300 purchase you will also a free star pendant and silk cord.  We also have some sterling silver and white gold and yellow gold diamond pieces in heart shapes as well as a beautiful yellow gold and diamond Estate necklace.  Hearts are a unique way to say Happy Mother’s Day.

Karisma and Hershey Kiss Jewelry

Our Karisma line and Hershey Kiss line also make sweet Mother’s Day gifts.  These are sterling silver pieces that pay tribute to Mom through charms and pendants with special sayings geared for Mom.  Definitely a great gift for her from a child!

Come on in for Mother’s Day suggestions from our expert staff.  We want to honor those special moms, too, by offering a Mother’s Day bouquet from May 1 – May 10 with a purchase of $199 or more.  It’s one way that we can say thank you to all those terrific moms out there.  HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!