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Finding the perfect vintage or estate piece of jewelry can be a treasure hunt!  I love to see the unique and one-of-a-kind pieces and imagine the story behind each one…where have they come to get here?  The icing on the cake is choosing something special to take home and continuing its story.

Not many people know this, but my late grandfather “papa” owned a small repair and jewelry store downtown many many years ago. I fell in love with antique pieces as a young girl rummaging through what was left from his business, and the gifts he had given my nana and mom over the years. There was one diamond princess ring in particular that I was given on my 16th birthday. It was handed down two generations and remains so very special to me! I still wear it on special occasions.

For two days only, August 14th and 15th, we will have the largest selection of estate and vintage jewelry Steel’s have ever seen! Come ‘rummage’ with us as we see what comes in that weekend.  Bring any favorite pieces that you have collected over the years and share with us your story…we can’t wait! Take a peek of some of the amazing pieces below that will be in our store.

Nicole

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It’s like Christmas in July!!!  As I open our boxes from the Luxury and Couture Show in Vegas, I’m excited all over again with the new lines and jewelry designers we have chosen for the upcoming season. I picked three of them to share with you today…I very well can’t show them all at once, right?!?!  😉  

The first is a brand new line we are introducing….Meira T.  This designer is known for her asymmetrical lines and natural yet edgy creations. Her collection reflects her European upbringing, her love for fashion, and her passion for world travel. The diamonds and unique stones are set in such an elegant and feminine style- you can wear them from day to evening with no problem. A definite fave of the Steel’s Girls!

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The second new line is…Michael Kors. The most requested watches have now made it to Steel’s!  This high fashion watch leads the way in glamorous timepieces.  From chunky cutting edge styles to sleek leather that is super chic…you will easily find a MK watch to fit most any personality. New arrivals are coming every month- don’t be late getting yours! 😉

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We’ve saved the best for last…Lika Behar!  This is a name our customers for sure will recognize…but the pieces this fall are brand new and mostly one of a kind!  The collections are romantic, bold, and yet sensible…handmade with pure and nimble 24kt gold…perfect for the ladies who love to make a statement with their accessories.

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Stop by Steel’s and be the first to see our new finds in person…and let us know what you think 😉

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This June, Steel’s has been celebrating weddings. This Blog-worthy Bauble is a stunning anniversary gift…or perfect for any occasion really!
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This piece made its way into our store with all of the pomp and circumstance after the last Vegas show which featured beautiful diamond jewelry from all over the world. This gorgeous flexible cuff bracelet is super comfortable and boasts over 12 carats!  All of the stunning round brilliant cut diamonds are cut to maximize brilliance and size.  This eye catching Blog-worthy Bauble can be yours today! 😉

Nicole

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Pandora Summer Collection 2015
PANDORA has recently launched their new summer collection, Escape to Paradise. This collection represents the joy of summer with splashes of bright colors and new travel charms. Also, to add some fun to this collection, PANDORA has released some of their favorite charms in a pavé design…like the new snake and turtle!

We wanted to show off a few of our favorites from this new collection!

  1. Home is where the heart is…and now PANDORA hearts holds the flags of several great countries. Whether you are showing the pride of your home country or remembering a special destination, these dangle hearts are a great symbol of your story. We hope to see more of these released.
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  2. A splash color – If you are looking to add new color, there are two great designs in green and blue. The petit facet quartz charm is a soft color addition or for a stronger hue choose the mosaic pavé charm.
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  3. Cute, fun and pavé – There are the cute animals like the turtle and dolphin, but the summer collection would not be complete with out ocean favorite like the anchor or palm tree.
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    The Escape to Paradise PANDORA Summer Collection is now available in store. Come in to see the new collection, and make sure you add your favorites to your wish list.

– Rebekah

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School is almost out! The countdown is on and in just a few days we will be enjoying our summer family vacations. This also means that it’s the time of year again for graduations…and graduation gifts. From beach towels to last minute cards stuffed with cash, it can sometimes be difficult to find the perfect gift.

Jewelry is a great gift with lots of options! We thought we would help with several suggestions. Many of our young employees have graduated from high school or college in recent years and have provided 9E029CLPgreat insight into what is popular and perfect for this special time.

  1. Classic is always a winner – Pearls and diamonds are always perfect. They never go out of style. When you choose a staple piece, such as a pearl strand or diamond earrings, you can rest assure that it will be cherished and worn for a lifetime.
  2. Fashionable is fun – Whether you are buying for a friend, niece, or cousin-  a fabulous fashion piece is always an excellent choice! Alex and Ani bracelets start at $28 and are extremely popular stackable bangles. They have charms that are perfect for a graduate who is embarking on a new road ahead of them.  Pandora is a great gift you can add to…this fashion forward charm bracelet line now carries beautiful rings, necklaces, and earrings as well. This makes it super easy to add on pieces at Christmas and birthdays. Another fun fashion brand is Kendra Scott with their bold colors and statement pieces.
  3. Time keeps ticking – Your graduate is an adult CitizenAdand is now responsible for getting everywhere on time. A timepiece is a great, yet practical graduation gift. Perfect for a guy or gal!
  4. Something a bit sentimental – Turn an old piece of jewelry into something new that your graduate can love for a lifetime. Blake, our designer and goldsmith, redesigns and custom creates jewelry with his state of the art computer program. Let us help you design that one of a kind piece that is sure to please and last for generations!

-Nicole

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This Mother’s Day selection by Alex and Ani is the most unique to date!  I absolutely LOVE being able to give flowers that will last, and there is an interesting mixture of traditional and non-traditional flowers in these collections.  Rather than their usual round disk charms, these are oblong or octagonal for a cool new change.  I simply love how Alex and Ani continues to reinvent themselves and provide the hottest trends at affordable prices.

The flower descriptions from Alex and Ani below are well worth the read…rather you choose your flower on beauty, color, energy, or birth month, there is something for everyone to enjoy!

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Carnation: the flower of the affectionate heart. The intoxicating aromatic alchemy of this flower was cherished as a centuries-old ingredient for love potions. With soft ruffled petals, its allure is ancient, and its Greek name, dianthus, means ‘heavenly flower’. The Carnation is associated with January, an emblem of sheer affection.

Violet: the flower of the faithful heart. This flower charmed Empress Josephine, who was seduced by its innocence and grew obsessed with its elegance. Trios of delicate petals comprise the flower’s bloom. Associated with February, the Violet symbolizes faith and the heart’s ease.

Jonquil: the flower of the wondrous heart. With radiant petals of gold, this flower’s high-vibrating energy is said to attract forest nymphs, bestowing a blessing upon all who appreciate its beauty. Associated with March, the delightful Jonquil promotes self-love.

Sweet Pea: the flower of the nostalgic heart. The folds of this flower’s blossoms hold precious oils that, in ancient lore, were believed to entice strangers and invite chance meetings. Associated with April, the endearing Sweet Pea brings fortune’s bliss.

Lily of the Valley: the flower of the pure heart. With graceful petals like little white bells, this flower is said to have sprung from the tears of the Virgin Mary. Associated with May, the divine Lily of the Valley signifies purity of heart.

Rose: the flower of the healing heart. With a beauty that is legendary, this flower has deep velvet petals that invoke passion and the myriad mysteries to be found on the road to romance. Associated with June, the Rose’s oils are said to heal any heart.

Larkspur: the flower of the playful heart. Adorned with pointed, spur-like petals, this flower is joyful to behold. Ancient Romans believed it was originally a dolphin who called upon the god of the sea and invoked Neptune’s protection. Associated with July, the Larkspur is a playful reminder of the humor in everyday life.

Gladiolus: the flower of the moral heart. From the Latin word meaning ‘sword,’ the vertical blooms of this flower signify gladiator-like strength. Associated with August, and believed by ancients to represent a warrior’s will, the Gladiolus energizes the heart’s morality.

Aster: the flower of the enchanted heart. Blossoming in a burst of delicate petals, this flower’s name comes from Latin, meaning ‘star,’ and it is known as a flower of deep mystery. An emblem of patience associated with September, the Aster is a doorway to enchantment.

Marigold: the flower of the creative heart. Flaring with brilliant, fiery hues, the Marigold was a flower of medieval blessing, placed on doorways and believed to offer powerful protection. Associated with October, the Marigold promotes independence and the spread of creativity.

Chrysanthemum: the flower of the happy heart. Derived from the Greek word meaning ‘golden flower,’ this flower is prized for its luck. Brightly blooming with plush, sun-like petals, the Chrysanthemum is associated with November, and radiates warmth and happiness.

Narcissus: the flower of the honorable heart. An elegant blossom, the Narcissus is a flower of cleansing, light, and self-love. Associated with December, the Narcissus is pure and known to empower truth and honor.

– Nicole

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With the Kentucky Derby® only days away, we thought it would be fun to educate ourselves and our blogging friends on this iconic event.  Held at the historic Churchill Downs, it is the longest continual sporting event we continue to celebrate.  This year marks the 141st Anniversary, and there are no plans for slowing down. So whether you are planning to attend the Valwood “Derby Day” Auction or have a party of your own, here are Few Fun Facts that are sure to please!

 

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*Fabulous Fashion Is A Must- I think it is near impossible to think of the Derby and not think of the fabulous fashion! The men and their seersucker suits or color coordinating ties with straw hats, and the women donning their oversized hats and bright colored headpieces are always eye catching.  An amazing compliment to any outfit would be an Alex and Ani bangle from the Kentucky Derby Collection.  Whether you choose a horseshoe bangle or derby hat dangle…there is something for everyone!

*Catch A Rose – This tradition started when roses were given to the women attending an annual Derby party in Louisville.  It was such a hit, the Kentucky Derby is often referred to “The Run for the Roses,” and now the rose is the official flower of the Derby!

*Eat And Drink In Style – Burgoo is the traditional dish to try!  It is a hearty stew filled with an array of meat and vegetables- perfect while enjoying all of the festivities.  The most popular drink during this celebration is the Mint Julep.  This iced cocktail is made up of bourbon, sugar, mint, and water and is primarily served in a frosted silver julep cup.  Alex and Ani makes a beautiful bangle with a mint julep dangle…one for you and a friend!  You can always complete the look by stacking several more Alex and Ani bangles – like Mint Juleps, the more the merrier 😉

We would love to hear what you enjoy most about the Kentucky Derby!

– Nicole

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Working at Steel’s (like any job) can sometimes mean long hours and hard work.  However, we are so blessed to have so much fun while we do this!  Out of all of my job descriptions…celebrating our friends and clients special moments is by far my favorite.  I think a second or third would be learning more about our ever changing industry and the up and coming trends in jewelry.

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Opening new arrival packages is like Christmas morning up here…especially when it is a memo package and you haven’t seen the collections at prior shows.  This diamond ring caught my eye right away!  This “blog-worthy bauble” boasts nearly 2.5 carats of round brilliant cut diamonds pave set in a large oval shape. The craftsmanship behind each diamond set is truly amazing, and the exquisite gallery is detailed…leaving nothing unfinished.  This limited edition opulent right hand ring is sure to bring a smile…and possibly blind your friend! 😉

Nicole

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