Hello, everyone, welcome back. November came in like a lion here, and we are reminded that the holiday season is right around the corner. Next month our holiday hours will be in effect and we will be open seven days a week in December until Christmas. We'll be open many evenings in December as well, so check our site or call for specific hours.
TV ads are airing all over the place making a big deal about layaways. It reminds us that we often fail to bring up to our customers that we ALWAYS have had free layaway, and we are very laid-back about it. We only ask a downpayment of 20% or more, a reasonable payment monthly, and for the layaway to be cleared up within a year. That's it; no interest, no hassles, and no fees as long as the item isn't returned.
Another thing to keep in mind for your Christmas shopping budget is that we continue to be a VERY strong buyer of old gold, diamonds, colored gemstones, vintage jewelry and watches, silver, platinum, palladium, and coins. The price of gold is still high from a historical standpoint, and for all of our offers except bullion and coins we offer 50% more for a credit in the store. That means if we offered you , say, $100 for an old scrap gold chain, that would be $150 credit towards any merchandise or services! We are actually finding many people who are getting more for old gold chains and rings than they paid for the pieces originally!
If you are interested in having a one-of-a-kind creation done for Christmas, now is the time to get moving on it. We typically run a couple of weeks for a custom job, and this can run a little longer as we get deeper into the holiday season. We are really proud of our original creations; and the fact that we have won many design contest awards over the years. Talk to us about the idea you have for a special design, and we can work together to create the perfect piece! We can even recycle your old diamonds or gems and put them to use in a piece that WON'T be gathering dust in a drawer or jewelry box.
Of course we can also supply diamonds or gems from the biggest selection we have ever offered. As you probably are aware of, we just returned from our annual trip to Antwerp, Belgium, and our diamond inventory is incredibly conplete in sizes up to 3 1/2 carats. We especially bought many natural fancy colored diamonds this year; we have over 60 loose natural fancy colored diamonds in stock in browns, yellows, greens, pinks, and purples, priced from under $200 to over $20,000! Natural fancy colored diamonds are truly some of the rarest gems on earth; stop in to see our selection soon!
We also are really well stocked in both gold and silver fashion jewelry, watches, bridal, and estate & antique jewelry. In short, we think we have something for everyone's tast and budget. But, if you are looking for something that we don't have, we are always happy to special order for you. Thanks for checking in on our site, and we look forward to seeing you in person soon!