Welcome to the Josephs Jewelers blog, where you’ll learn all about fascinating gemstones, beautiful jewelry and the inner workings of Josephs Jewelers.

Fana Jewelry Line: Gemstone and Engagement

We are so excited to bring you a new line of jewelry that we have in our store: Fana Jewelry!

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We first fell in love with their exceptional line of ruby, sapphire & emerald pieces. The stones they use are top quality with bright coloring and sparkle, exactly what captivates us about these timeless gemstones.

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Josephs Jewelers Rolex Remodel – A Before and After View

If you haven’t visited the store in the last month or so, you’ll notice some significant changes in the watch department. And if you have visited, then you’ll know we had some major construction taking place.  We’re very excited to finally unveil our new Rolex remodel, complete with a beautiful Rolex green backdrop and space to sit and learn about the prestigious watch brand.

New watch boutique for Josephs Jewelers in West Des Moines, Iowa

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Giftware Event: Mary Jurek Signing

If you’re a fan of giftware designer Mary Jurek (or a giftware fan in general!) you’re not going to want to miss our in-store event coming up. On Saturday, April 29th, Mary Jurek will be in our West Des Moines store from 11am-3pm for a meet-and-greet and giftware signing. Purchase a new piece any time between now and the day of the event and she will sign it in-person.

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Industry News: 2,500 Year Old Jewelry & More

Awards, trade shows and ancient jewelry, oh my! It’s only been a few months into the year and the jewelry industry has been front and center. From amazing looks at the Academy Awards to unique gemstones in Tuscon, here’s a look at a couple recent newsworthy jewelry happenings.

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Love Story Giveaway

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We want to hear your love stories! Don’t forget that for the month of February, you can enter to win a $500 shopping spree with us at our West Des Moines or Downtown Des Moines location and a $675 Moment Design session with Katherine McClure Photography wearing your new jewelry and celebrating your relationship!

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2016 Year in Review

If you’ve read anything in the newspapers or online, you’ll know that 2016 was one for the books. 2016 was also a year to remember here at Josephs. The year was full of joyous moments, from new babies to celebrating our 145th anniversary, as well as sad moments, as we mourn the losses of Jim Fiebig, former Sales Manager, and John Joseph, Executive Vice President.  A new year brings new beginnings, and we are looking forward to what 2017 has in store for Josephs Jewelers. We hope you had a wonderful 2016 and wish you the best in 2017 as well!

Here’s a run down of the happenings that made 2016 one we won’t soon forget:

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Designer Q&A: Sylvie Collection

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When it comes to jewelry, we particularly love ring mounting styles that are well-made and beautifully designed, not only for engagement rings but also for any occasion that calls for a stone to be mounted.  One of our jewelry partners, Sylvie Collection, has pieces that meet both those criteria effortlessly. We thought it would be nice to share a little insight on Sylvie herself and put a spotlight on her Belgian company’s engagement rings and fashion pieces!

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Designer Q&A: Sydney Lynch

Some of the most interesting jewelry pieces we carry in our store come from the designer Sydney Lynch. We love the thought she puts into her designs and her finished pieces are always amazing. We got a chance to catch up with her and let you in on some of her jewelry background and what makes her designs special.

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One of our favorite bracelets with a beautiful large pear shape labradorite stone and blue sapphire accents in high-karat gold and oxidized sterling silver.

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Art Deco Jewelry

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One of the most spectacular Art Deco bracelets we’ve seen come through our own estate jewelry collection.

Take one look at how popular estate jewelry is – a lot of people come into our store and bee-line it straight to our estate section – and you’ll find that most people are absolutely fascinated by jewelry from different eras. Read More