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  • Amethyst: 2018 Color of the Year

     

    This February let's channel the late musical icon, Prince, and celebrate Purple Rain! Purple "Reign", that is! Per Pantone, the 2018 Color of the Year is Ultra Violet, and here at Day's Jewelers we are ready to "rock" the color purple. Of course, there is no greater month to for us to embrace Ultra Violet than February when birthstone Amethyst dominates the jewelry world.

    If you haven't already, very soon you will be seeing Ultra Violet everywhere. From furniture to hair color, candy packaging to cosmetics, clothing to vehicles, so I'm blogging to remind you to accessorize 2018 with amethyst!

    As part of the Quartz family, amethyst is abundant, low maintenance, durable, affordable, and a fabulous way to show off a highly fashionable jeweled look for a great price. One of my favorite ways to show off amethyst is by stacking Ed Levin handmade sterling silver bangles featuring our favorite purple gem!

     

    Tales have been told that supernatural powers have been linked to amethyst. For centuries, amethyst had been believed to heal and protect people from illnesses. Many even believed drinking alcoholic beverages served in amethyst cups would prevent drunkenness. While today we have modern medicine on our side, amethyst is still considered to be a healer of the body and soul through energy according to many who practice alternative medicine. Additionally, many millennials wear not only amethyst, but other Quartz crystals as well, for mental, physical, and spiritual intervention in their daily lives. Our new silver line, T. Jazelle, brings that trend to the our reality with The Cleo Collection, displaying singular cylindrical crystals on a 36 inch chain; and expansion bracelets with polished beads made out of genuine gemstones accessorized with a single silver charm.

     

    Guest Fashionista, Morgan Bouchard, formerly of the Topsham Day's Jewelers, was kind enough to put together outfit pairings featuring Ultra Violet for your style inspiration. To enhance these looks, come try on this east-to-west oriented oval amethyst and diamond necklace set in white gold on an 18 inch chain. Of course, you will also need to try on the matching pair of earrings where the oval amethyst are oriented North-to-South. Top off the jeweled pairing by wearing this ESTATE oval amethyst ring set in 14k white gold. You'll want to act fast on the ring, it's bold, beautiful, and a great big look - but we only have ONE in company and it's the only one we will ever have!

    So there you have it. Amethyst, the color of royalty, is the reigning "Prince" of 2018 thanks to Pantone and the color Ultra Violet. With Valentine's Day less than 2 weeks away, make sure to keep on trend by shopping for Amethyst. - And don't forget, if Ultra Violet is not your color, Forevermark diamonds go with everything!

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  • Day's Jewelers Layaway Program

    We know that not all people like credit cards or cannot get a credit card. However, we do know that most people like buying new jewelry - for a loved one or even themselves. I don’t think I’m the only one when I say that my taste is sometimes a little out of my price range - ok, always out of my price range. But, I am a strong believer that everyone deserves to treat themselves once in a while. 

    dsctf0210_1Day's Jewelers has a layaway program that is simple and to the point, all the more reason to love it. Here’s the breakdown:

    Day's Jewelers Layaway Program:

    1. Come into one of our 6 store locations
    2. Put 10% down using any of the following payment methods: cash, debit card, check, money order or credit card
    3. Make a payment plan to pay at least 10% every month

    Our Online Layaway Program:

    1. Call us at 800-439-3297
    2. Put 10% down using any of the following payment methods: debit card, check, money order or credit card
    3. Make a payment plan to pay at least 10% every month

    The best part is there are no service fees* and no interest.

    *If you have to cancel your layaway after thirty days, we will keep 20% of the total required deposits as restock fees. Full deposit may be applied towards an immediate new purchase.

    Even when you have a layaway we know and understand that hard times can arise. No worries, we will work with you to figure out a solution. We believe everyone should own a peice of fine jewelry, and want to help in anyway we can to make that happen.

    If you would like to think about the purchase before hand, we will hold the jewelry for you with no money down up to five days. So if you’re not quite sure if that particular piece is your style, or if that's "the" engagement ring for her...think about it, on us for five days.

    Whatever your situation is Day’s Jewelers has a plan for you. Layaway is a wonderful option for getting the jewelry of your dreams, or maybe the perfect engagement ring for that special someone. This time of year is the perfect time to start a layaway on an item for Christmas!

    For questions or to start a layaway on your jewelry, email or call 800-439-3297, or simply visit your local Day's Jewelers.

     

  • Watching Over Me

    Jewelry is never where I pictured myself when I was growing up. I saw myself as most young boys do, as a firefighter, motorcycle racer, or a pilot. I consider myself lucky to be in an industry that values rare things. I get to be involved in some of the greatest love stories ever told. I meet people who are also passing along family heirlooms and hunting for future family heirlooms.  Funny thing is that making a difference in someone's life isn't always apparent.

    I was working for Day's Jewelers in the Manchester, New Hampshire location as the store's watch specialist.  I worked mostly mornings when it was quiet.  I took my time to readjust the watch lines in their cases, and polishing of any fingerprints I might find.  I jumped at any chance I could at running out to the floor to help a guest, and our company had run a promotion on the back of a local grocery store's receipt offering a watch battery service for one dollar.

    On a particularly quiet March morning an older gentleman came ambling in for a new battery in his watch with a coupon in his hand.  His face was scowled, which I figured was because it was so cold outside.  So, I offered him a cup of coffee. While I was making it I noticed that his watch was a wind-up model.  I took the time to explain that his watch did not take a battery.  I gave him his coffee and sat with him as he shared the story of how he had come by this watch.  He told me of his love of watches, and confided that he was a bit of a watch-hoarder. I told him that I too loved watches, and as simply as that, this grouchy old guy named Henry and I were friends.

     

    wpok0309_1The very next day, I saw Henry crossing the showroom floor clutching a small brown paper bag and a couple of watch battery coupons.  I smiled at him, welcomed him back and again offered him a cup of joe.  He smiled back and dropped his watches at the service counter for the work.  He informed me that he'd brought a couple of other watches in for me to see.  Some worked, some did not.  Some were missing straps and bracelets, some missing hands or crystals. No matter the condition, they all had a story as to how he came to own them.

    Henry visited me everyday I worked, and on the days I had off my co-workers would inform me that my grumpy grandpa had stopped by for me.  It turns out that he was quite prickly with most everyone, except me. They knew that he really only wanted to deal with me. I let Henry in on my schedule, as I enjoyed his visits. Being an old salesman himself, he was always very respectful of my time and the fact that I was working. We shared a passion for men's wristwatches, from the styling to the intricate movements.  He had a few that were truly remarkable. The one that I found the most fascinating was an old Hamilton.  This one he had actually been awarded for sales accomplishments for that year. It was a rectangular, or "Tank" faced watch in 18 karat rose gold with the most unique faceted crystal I had ever seen. I was blown away by the condition of this watch.  It was immaculate.  Henry informed me that it had stopped working nearly 30 years earlier, and he never bothered to find out what was wrong with it. He knew that we worked in conjunction with a watchmaker that had the ability to source old parts, rebuild and restore these watches to their former glory.  We had sent a few off in the past for estimates on repair, but he would opt not to have them fixed as the parts were rare, and coupled with the repairs it was somewhat costly.

    I encouraged Henry to once again send his Hamilton off to the watchmaker for an estimate.  The repair estimate came back, and I knew that there was no way that he would be able to afford it.  It was almost Halloween and I began to see less and less of my old friend.  I personally called him to tell him the quote from the watchmaker.  He told me that it was way too much and just to have it sent back.  He apologized that he hadn't been by as often as he'd like, but it was unseasonably chilly. He told me he'd be down to get it before he left for his daughter's for the holidays. It was early November, and I figured that it might be back in time for Christmas. I decided I was going to have it fixed for him, so I called the watchmaker and gave the go ahead.

    One day during the holiday rush I was told that I had a package come in from the watchmaker, and he had sent me a note.  The note read that this wristwatch was incredibly rare and the unique crystal alone was worth nearly as much as the solid gold case and back. It offered an appraisal service and even mentioned the fact that it would likely fetch a fairly substantial price at an auction!  I was overjoyed with the news.  I thought how great that this could be a windfall for my tired old friend. I called Henry right away to tell him he had an early Christmas present.

    He came down the next day with a gift wrapped package in his hands.  I met him with his usual cup of joe, black the way he liked it. I was surprised at the fact that he had gotten me a gift.  I told him that I couldn't accept it, but he told me that he would not accept mine if I was going to be that way. I tore into the wrapper and found that he had given me a watch from his collection that I had as a kid, the Cub Scouts watch.  I smiled and thanked him.  Although the watch didn't work, it was a great feeling that he remembered I told him that I once had one exactly like it.

    I gave him my present and as he opened the box, he looked a bit baffled to see his Hamilton in there.

    "I went ahead and had them fix it." I told him. He went on about how I shouldn't have, but thanked me anyway.  I grabbed the watch, wound it up, set it and helped put it on his wrist.  He listened intently as I explained just how valuable his little resurrected watch was, and the fact that if he'd like to we might be able to sell it and get him a sweet little bundle of cash.  I could see in his face that this didn't interest him at all.  He again thanked me, and told me that he was leaving the next day to spend Christmas and New Years with his daughter’s family.

    After everything began to wind down from the busy Christmas season, I wondered when I would see my morning coffee buddy again.  A few weeks had gone when a fellow co-worker told me there was a woman here to see me the day before.  He said she told him she'd stop by again to see me.  I had worked through almost the entire day when in walked a woman to see me. She came over and told me her name was Beatrice and she was Henry's daughter.  She informed me that Henry had passed away a day into the New Year. She told me that it was sudden, and unexpected.  I was quite numb. She smiled sweetly at me as I guess my face must've given away my shock.  She reached her hand out and placed it on mine. She told me that I meant a lot to her dad, as he talked non-stop about me and couldn't wait to see me again. She brought out of her purse his rose gold Hamilton and held it out to me in her hand.  I was must've been a miserable sight, as I fought the waterworks. She told me that he mentioned everyday that I paid to have his watch fixed and that he would wind it up over his morning cup of coffee.  She told me that he would've wanted me to have it.  I struggled to keep my composure and tell her I couldn't accept it.  She told me she wouldn't have it any other way, thanked me for being kind to a lonely old man.  She turned and walked out of the store.

    I haven’t worked long enough to have earned a gold watch of my own, but a small bit of kindness, and showing even the slightest bit of interest in my fellow man earned me one in Henry’s book. Even more importantly, he taught me first hand why jewelry is treasured. I carry that philosophy with me throughout every encounter.

     

    joe2011About the Blogger: 

    Joe, Jewelry Consultant
    Waterville Day's Jewelers 

    When he is not at Day's, Joe can be found spending time with his wife or participating in outdoor activities. Joe is a bit of a jokester and enjoys laughing and having fun with his customers. His favorite thing about Maine is that he can see the starry skies at night and enjoy the beauty of the wilderness. The next time you are in the Waterville area, take a trip down Main Street and visit Joe at Day's!

     

  • How to Propose: Sales Associate to Bridesmaid

    Crystal_SpencerRecently one of my sales associates was working with a gentleman to find the perfect engagement ring for his girlfriend.  Upon walking in it was clear this was not Joe’s favorite thing to be doing.  He had his guard up in every way possible, but that changed rather quickly.  In her typical fashion, Crystal had him drinking a beer and laughing in no time.  After probing the customer for quite some time Crystal was able to locate exactly what he wanted.

    Her customer service didn't end with the sale though. Crystal worked with Joe and helped him arrange an amazing proposal with the ring he chose. Crystal happens to be a singer in a local band.  The band performs many gigs throughout the month and has a strong community following. What better way for Joe to show his love and commitment than at one of the band's performances in front of hundreds of people?

    Before the show started Crystal was on the microphone making some announcements.  In a strange change of pace she calls up Jenny, Joe’s fiancée, to speak about her animal rescue project.  What Jenny did not know was that Crystal and Joe had a master plan the whole time.  Crystal swiftly prompts Joe to get on stage with everyone looking on.  At this point Jenny was completely confused as to what was going on.  Why was she even on stage?  Why was Joe also up there?  What’s really going on?

    It then started to become quite clear to Jenny.  Joe got down on one knee and proposed.  Elated  (and shocked) Jenny was beside herself.  Crystal and Joe had successfully pulled off one of the best proposals thanks to careful planning and execution.  They truly put a night together that all three of them will never forget.

    The relationship that Crystal established with Joe and now Jenny has extended much further than anyone anticipated.  With her magical personality and ability to connect with people, Crystal has quickly become very close friends with the both of them.  Shortly after the proposal, Joe and Jenny were planning their wedding, including the bridal parties.  Both of them figured what better way to celebrate their big day than with one of the people that really helped all of this happen.

    Jenny and Joe were recently married, with Crystal by their side as one of Jenny’s bridesmaids.  It was a lovely outdoor summer wedding with all of their friends and family in attendance.  Crystal was more than thrilled to be a part of their special day.

    Joe has now been a consistent regular at Day’s Jewelers.  Working with Crystal has been a blessing for him and Joe will never go anywhere else.  Now known by name in the store, and of course by Crystal, he has no reason to go anywhere else.  At Day's, our people are not just here to sell an engagement ring or an anniversary gift, it goes beyond that.  The ability to connect with customers and get involved in their lives is what makes it all special.

    About the Blogger:

     

    JoeCoreyJoe Corey, Store Manager
    Day's Jewelers Manchester

    Joe has been working at Day’s Jewelers since August of 2006. He is DCA Diamond Certified and Seiko/Pulsar Masterclass. Joseph grew up in the business of Jewelry. He can remember working many Christmases on the sales floor along with the rest of his family who are the proud owners of Day’s Jewelers. Read more...

    We want all of our customers to feel the way that our customer Joe does about Day's Jewelers. Are you looking for an engagement ring or maybe a birthday gift, but would rather do it from the comfort of your own home? Then email us! We'll get in touch with you and find the perfect piece or perfect associate to help you!

     

  • New Jewelry Designer: Janice Girardi

    names0159_1Day's Jewelers has picked up a new jewelry line, Janice Girardi.

    Janice Girardi jewelry is crafted by artisans in sterling silver, mixed metals and in 18 and 22 karat gold, with pearls and gemstones. The designer uncovers the most exciting gemstones and metalworking technique to create harmonies of color with finely detailed designs forged in silver and bronze. Beautifully merging modem design and ancient jewelry techniques, Janice Girardi works with master jewelers to create timeless beauty that can be passed through the generations.

     

    ngrs2431_1About the Designer: Janice Girardi's extensive design knowledge and love of beautiful things evolved through the decades of living and travleing throughout Asia, Europe, and Africa. Since launching her first jewelry collection from Bali in 1980, Janice's design studeio has grown into offices and workshops that employ hundreds of local peaople in first-rate working condistions. Janice contributes time, energy, and funding to many charitable causes, including orphanages, disaster relieft, cultural education, and animal welfare. She founded the Bali Animal Welfare Association and continues to be instrumental in the island's fight against rabies.

    The Janice Girardi line is currently only available at our Day's Auburn location and online.

     

  • New Collections, Metalsmiths Sterling Jewelry

    If you’re a fan of Sterling Silver jewelry, you’re in luck!  The Metalsmiths Sterling designer line will be expanding to more of our locations.

    ngers3694Usually when people think of Sterling Silver jewelry, they think of plain and basic styles. That is far from the cause with Metalsmiths Sterling.

    Metalsmiths jewelry represents the highest quality of sterling silver in the world.  As a British tradition, the highest quality of sterling guarantees a link between ownership to the highest level of standards.  Metalsmiths incorporates four hallmark logos. The first hallmark represents the brand itself.

     

    ngrs2384You can find the perfect piece of jewelry to fit your style among the many different collections by Metalsmiths, including their Signature, Panos Konidas, The Earth’s Wind & Fire, Marquise, Chakra, and Ink collections.  The second, a crest, represents commonwealth.  The third, a 925 symbol, represents the highest quality of sterling silver, and the last hallmark, a crown, represents the Monarchy of Commonwealth which represents the level of respect to which the Metalsmiths’ company aspires to treat all of their customers.

    ngmss0904If you haven’t had the chance to check out our Metalsmiths collection, check it out on our website. Or if you live near one of our locations carrying the line (Bangor or S. Portland, Maine and Manchester, New Hampshire) you can go try on the line and see why we love it so much.

     

     

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HASSLE FREE RETURNS

If for any reason you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase within 30 days of receipt, you may return any merchandise that has not been altered, engraved or customized for a refund, credit or exchange. Merchandise returned must be in its original condition.

FREE SHIPPING ON ORDERS OVER $95

All orders are fully insured and require a signature at time of delivery. Each item is cleaned, polished and inspected before it is wrapped and shipped to you. For engravings and ring sizing, please add an additional 2-3 business days to your order. Special orders or customizations may take 3-4 weeks. Please click here for full shipping information.

CONFLICT-FREE

Day's Jewelers requires suppliers to provide a written warranty, for every diamond purchased, that it was acquired from non-conflict sources. Furthermore, as a certified member of the Responsible Jewellery Council, Day's is committed to supporting and promoting the highest level of social, ethical and environmental responsibility in our communities and in the areas of the world where our products are sourced. Learn more...

100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE

If for any reason you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase within 30 days of receipt, you may return any merchandise that has not been altered, engraved or customized for a refund, credit or exchange. Merchandise returned must be in its original condition.

LIFETIME WARRANTY

Your jewelry purchased from Day's Jewelers is warranted for a lifetime against defects in materials and craftsmanship. To be eligible for this warranty, your piece of jewelry must be inspected at any Day's store at least once every six months. If you should live in an area where there is no Day's store located, we would be happy to recommend a reputable jeweler to perform the required semi-annual inspections. Day's also offers a low cost extended care plan that covers normal wear and tear of items not deemed as defective.

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Day's adheres to an everyday low price policy so you can always shop knowing you’re getting the best price possible from an authorized retailer.

DAY'S BEST PRICE PROMISE

Day's adheres to an everyday low price policy so you can always shop knowing you’re getting the best price possible from an authorized retailer.