This picture was taken recently at a friend's wedding, which was beautiful in every respect. Over the past several days, we've reflected on the immense honor we were given to be invited, again, to a client's wedding celebration. The love and kindness shown to us on their special day was extremely humbling! It was our pleasure to make a custom wedding band for the groom, setting family heirloom diamonds into it, and to provide a fitted diamond band for the bride's engagement ring, as well as customized earrings and a pendant. The bridesmaids also wore jewelry that was hand-assembled by Robin right here in the store, as personally requested by the bride. As is the case with all of the jewelry, YOU make it truly "come alive"! Deep within the core essence of our business culture is the desire to truly serve and celebrate YOU. We're not here to go toe-to-toe with stores that brag on the radio or television about how many rings they carry, or how cheaply you can buy them; that doesn't resonate with those of us that appreciate and cherish authentic relationships and true, lasting value. (As far as "prices" are concerned, we invite anyone to compare "apples to apples" and to discover the exceptional quality, value, and additional complimentary services we offer on a reular basis). All of that aside - it is, and always will be, all about the love. Thank you for the honor of being your friends and personal jewelers. God bless you all! Del and Julie
A rose gold solitaire set with a Laboratory-Grown diamond
There is great interest and debate revolving around Laboratory-Grown (also called “Man Made”) diamonds. As a store that offers diamonds as our most often chosen gem, we have taken what we believe to be the most balanced approach. First of all, we unquestionably believe that there is nothing in all the world like Natural Earth-mined diamonds; they possess remarkable qualities and characteristics. A diamond is an enduring symbol of love, beauty, value, and rarity. They have been and will continue to be cherished above all other gemstones. While the Natural diamonds are most often preferred, there has been interest among our clients in the Laboratory-Grown diamond as an alternative. With that said, we have chosen to offer them in our collection of merchandise.
The Laboratory-Grown diamonds are diamonds also; they are “grown” with exceptional technology and careful process. As is the case with all of our suppliers, we have chosen the finest providers of these diamonds. There are jewelers that have chosen to reject them, some are waiting to see “what happens”, and some others seem to be heavily promoting them. We are not emphasizing them or discouraging anyone from considering them. We believe that you should have the opportunity to choose what you feel is best. Your interests are of the highest importance to us; if you prefer one instead of the other (after full disclosure and explanation of the differences), that will result in a happy experience!
Each Laboratory-Grown diamond that we offer (weighing above one-quarter carat) has a grading certificate containing pertinent information. A laser-inscription is present on the diamond’s girdle edge, viewed easily under magnification, for proper identification and disclosure. As is the case with our Natural diamonds, we purchase the Laboratory-Grown diamonds with strict grading scrutiny, and we offer them at exceptionally competitive prices. (Our popular trade in/trade up policy also applies - Natural diamonds may be traded in towards higher-priced Natural; Laboratory-Grown traded against Laboratory-Grown.)
We look forward to seeing you soon! Summer is here~sparkle on!!
The changing of the seasons is truly remarkable, and in Missouri you get the full-blown taste of all four of them! Well, it's Springtime once again! The grass is getting green, the flowers are blooming, and the trees are filled with buds. The Easter season reminds us of the love of God, expressed through Jesus Christ, who came to offer life, grace, and peace to all who would believe and receive. The flowers, trees, fields, and creatures all around us powerfully proclaim His awesome love, hope, and creativity. It's our goal and desire to use and further develop the skills and abilities that are His gifts to us, enabling us to create jewelry keepsakes that you will cherish. We're grateful for the opportunity to know and serve you all, and to meet new friends so often. Every new day and new season is a gift!
Blessings and peace, Del and Julie
As we venture through the new year, it is our desire and goal that everything we do will bring pleasure to you, our friends and loyal supporters. We’ve all been given a gift; each one of us can make a positive difference in another’s life. As the year unfolds, you will be seeing more of the designs and artistry that have been on the sketchpad for a while, waiting for the perfect timing to reveal. Thank you for a great 2018! Looking forward to an exciting year together. We want to “live up to diamonds” in all our work and service. God bless you all, Del and Julie