February 13th, 2013
Just this morning, we were able to help a news crew from FOX 40 do a story on the proper way to clean jewelry. We had a great time hanging out with the reporter (Zohreen Adamjee) and shooting the live spot. Angelo was interviewed on the hidden pitfalls of cleaning your jewelry at home, and how a professional jeweler can help. You can watch the story below or checkout it out at FOX’s website.
We also had some fun making a little behind-the-scenes video which you can watch right here.
We hope we were able to help FOX’s viewers learn more about jewelry cleaning. If you have any questions, or would like have your jewelry cleaned, please feel free to come by Arden Jewelers. We’re here to help.
January 14th, 2013
One Saturday, a client came in to sell her jewelry. Things were going along normally with the evaluation of the jewelry. It was a larger than normal sale, and she had been around to a few other jewelers. Our offer was the highest, and she decided to sell. When filling out the paper work, she explained to her daughter (age 12-ish) that she was selling her jewelry so she could pay her next medical bill. This was the third treatment, and she felt it was not going to work. She did not want to be a financial burden on her family.
She was explaining to her daughter that a woman always thinks of her family first. The jewelry is just stuff to enjoy then use to help when the family is in need. She was speaking with the dignity and wisdom that you only read about.
In her mind she was facing death. Her thoughts were not about her but her family. I think about that old question: “What would you do if you only had 24 hours to live?” I feel my client would spend that time making sure her family’s needs were met. I can almost see her at night when everyone else is asleep writing letters to her daughter to be opened at different ages.
With all the craziness of the world news, it is comforting to run across every day people living extraordinary lives.
December 19th, 2012
We’ve put together a selection of our best gift pieces for the holidays. You’ll find beautiful rings, earrings, and pendants, all at 50% OFF. Plus, each sale item comes with a free designer scented candle from Sierra Mountain Candle Company. These candles make excellent gifts by themselves, and they really complete the entire gift package. You’ve been wonder what to get here…now you know.
Come by today while supplies last.
December 6th, 2012
The holiday season has so many little things to take joy in. Jenn’s amazing, hot apple cider is one of the seasons many joys. So, this year we are sharing it with all of our friends and clients who come to the shop. Many apple cider recipes have sugar added to them and are overly sweet for my taste. Jenn’s recipe is full of fresh spices and quality apple cider. Come on by for a free cup.
By the way, we’ve extended our hours during the busy holiday season to help make your schedule easier. Our holiday hours are M-F from 10am – 6pm & Sat. from 10am – 2pm.
June 11th, 2012
These days it seems like just about everyone is buying gold. That’s right, the local corner market near our shop is now proudly displaying a “Cash for Gold” banner. With so many options, it can be difficult to know who to trust, and where you’re going to get the most for your jewelry. If only there was an internationally respected organization that trained and certified jewelers as experts in their field…
It is with great pleasure that we announce that Angelo has just received his Graduate Gemologist (GG) degree from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA). This prestigious achievement took over 5 years of study and hands on training and experience to achieve. The core information is the identification and valuation of gems, including diamonds, although the course work covered nearly all facets of jewelry and its constituent parts. Angelo read over three feet of text in addition to online material. One test was to identify 20 unknown gemstones perfectly with zero room for error. A 99% score on this test is failing.
It’s no wonder that there are so few professional gemologists in the jewelry field. Having someone with that degree of experience and training valuing your jewelry means that you can have confidence that you are getting the true value for all parts of the jewelry. Many in the jewelry buying field lack even the most elementry training and knowledge of gems. We have heard of numerous jewelry buyers who pay people only the gold value for their jewelry even if the gems set in the jewelry are worth thousands of dollars more than just the gold! Having a professional gemologist jewelry buyer evaluate your jewelry lets you rest assured that you are getting the most dollars for the whole piece of jewelry.
Come by today and see Angelo’s degree hanging on our wall and tell your friends where they can get an honest, free, and accurate evaluation of their jewelry.