By Eileen R. Eichhorn
After 50+ years in the jewelry business, I thought it was time to help create some New Year resolutions for our customers. Every year we hear many customers tell us on the street, at an event or even in a phone call that they have been ‘thinking’ about remounting a diamond, restoring a favorite heirloom, or purchasing the one carat diamond of their dreams. Some do follow through and stop in at Eichhorn Jewelry. But more often than not we just hear the ‘considering’ stories. We are all procrastinators at some level. But when one of my customers last year finally made the decision to buy the two carat diamond she wanted for more than ten years she announced, “Eileen, I wish you would have made me buy it when I first started looking.” In her case, she would have saved a bundle. Others have found jewelry or watch repairs that they thought would be expensive are very reasonable once given an estimate.
My father always said, “It’s later than you think.” Truer words were never spoken. Why not today? Make today special and act on your dreams. You may have old gold or diamonds to trade-in to help offset the cost? Clean out your drawers. Jewelry that you are not wearing may be more valuable than you ever imagined. This is the year to get it done! This is the year you have been waiting for! This is the year to check off your list the jewelry project(s) you have put off. Treat yourself in the New Year!
A ring you loved for many years may be able to be restored or restyled. Pearls that have lost their style may be cleaned and restrung with fashionable silver beads or chain extenders to combine sentiment and newness. Most clip earrings can be converted to pierced styles. That brooch you inherited from your great aunt that you would never wear can be converted to a fashionable slide-pendant-enhancer. Even some rings can be transformed into a pendant. Bring in your ideas or leave the options to us. You will be surprised how affordable and FUN some of these projects can be for both of us! We have many before/after photos that will spark your imagination.
Pass it on! There is no time like the present to get started on your jewelry bucket list. We are here, ready and waiting at Eichhorn Jewelry. No job is too large or too small for consideration. No appointment needed but recommended. Call us today. 260-724-2621.
In celebration of 50 years in business we would like to feature one of our vendors each month.
By Eileen R. Eichhorn
Cordova has been one of Eichhorn Jewelry’s select fine jewelry suppliers since the early 1980’s. A multi-generation family-owned and run jewelry manufacturer specializing in fashion and bridal design, they are dedicated to outstanding quality and exceptional service. Cordova was founded in 1950 by Murray Kagan. Bob Kagan, CEO has been managing the company since 1965. Bob’s wife, Arlene, joined the firm in 1985 and became its Executive Vice President. The grandson of the founder, Ron Rosen, Bob and Arlene’s nephew, graduated from the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design in 1992. With encouragement from Bob and Arlene, Ron started Rosen Block Design in 1993. In 2008, the two firms merged and Ron became Cordova’s President and Creative Director.
Eileen Eichhorn has a very close and personal relationship to a handful of jewelry suppliers in New York, speaking several times a year to Mr. Kagan for custom jewelry requests.
For many years Cordova was Eichhorn’s Christmas catalog supplier. In recent years, the catalog was then provided in a digital format and emailed to Eichhorn Jewelry customers.
In addition to their high-end diamond and colorful gemstone designs, their Encore® collection is the most popular item Eichhorn Jewelry features. Elements of 14K white gold birthstones surrounded by diamonds can be added either one or more at a time in rings, bracelets, or pendant necklaces. These are timeless classics to be cherished for a lifetime.
By Eileen R. Eichhorn
Originally a fun idea created by Eileen Eichhorn some years ago, Eichhorn Jewelry celebrates the arrival of spring with DIAMOND DAYS. This event has grown to be quite an anticipated affair complete with our traditional Carat Cake and Diamond Water™. To encourage our customers to stop by the shop, we offer a loose diamond give-away valued at $2800. Just for registering with no purchase needed, you could be the lucky winner (and you don’t need to be present to win). See website for details.
For three days only, Eichhorn Jewelry offers its loyal customers loose diamonds as well as mounted diamond rings, earrings, bracelets, pendants, and necklaces at tremendous savings. Since it is impossible for us to foresee the diamond desires of everyone, our favorite suppliers bring us a few of their diamonds to supplement our own vast inventory. We try to feature most of the diamond shapes. Still the most popular, round brilliant diamonds top the list. Princess, cushion, pear and oval follow with marquise, radiant and emerald-cut trendy. Other shapes such as the heart are just a few of the many outlines for diamond connoisseurs.
Special fancy color diamonds are featured, too, showcasing the newest fashion looks. In many cases, enhancements can alter the color of diamonds to be nearly every color of the rainbow. Having enjoyed educating clients about diamonds for 50 years, most people are unaware of the science behind the colors. Trace elements of nitrogen cause most diamonds to be a very, very slightly yellow hue to a highly saturated bright yellow color. Some are so rare they are actually orange! As a highlighted feature this year, Eichhorn’s has natural bronze and cognac color diamonds plus enhanced black diamonds. Mixed with white diamonds these diamond jewels are more affordable than you think!
By Eileen R. Eichhorn
As the April birthstone, diamonds are the ideal gift for a loved one. And now you have more choices than ever. Get creative and give the ultimate gift of beauty: a fancy-color diamond. Fancy-color diamonds are natural, rare and truly exotic gems of the earth. Diamonds in hues of yellow, red, pink, blue, and green range in intensity from faint to vivid and generally the more saturated the color, the higher the value. In fact, diamonds sparkling with intense color are rare and may be priced higher than a colorless diamond of equal size. Because fancy-color diamonds are very desirable, color is sometimes introduced in a laboratory. These are correctly called color-treated diamonds. When purchasing a fancy-color diamond, ask if any enhancements or treatments were used to improve its color and/or clarity.
Exceptional fancy color diamond jewelry can be seen at Eichhorn Jewelry. Always fashion forward, Eichhorn’s has the most unusual styles in rings and pendants. A rare natural pink diamond set in a platinum ring designed by Somos© is truly a sight to see!
A dramatic teardrop pendant with an array of many spectacular color-treated diamonds is an eye catching design. To justify such a purchase, learn how to wear in more than one way by just changing the style of the neck chain. One of the new stainless multiple wire necklaces can even be used to totally transform the look.
Now in our 50th year, Eichhorn Jewelry is proud to feature a natural cognac color diamond ring. Surrounded by white diamonds, this ring could be a milestone anniversary ring or engagement ring for the discriminating woman.
Why not get creative and add one or more fancy color diamonds to your collection? Stop in today in the Heart of Downtown Decatur or visit us at http://www.eichhornjewelry.com.