Showing all articles published in 2017

You’re Engaged, Now What? 6 Bulletproof Tips For Planning A Wedding

He popped the big question and you said yes! After taking a break from admiring your sparkling diamond ring and snapping a few photos for social media, you’ll probably begin celebrating with friends and family (which is fine; cheers). After a couple of weeks fly by, it’s time to start gathering the details to begin planning a wedding that will be perfect and stress-free.

We’re here to make your wedding the best moment of your life, without the fear of feeling like a ‘bridezilla.’ Follow these six important after-engagement tips and you’ll soon be on your way to a happy marriage.


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New Line: John Hardy Jewelry

We love partnering with companies that take the extra steps necessary to provide a great atmosphere for their employees and contribute positively to the environment – on top of fine jewelry craftsmanship and quality. John Hardy, a new jewelry line we got in our stores this fall, is a shining example of these qualities. Imagine a company so invested in their employees they provide lunch fresh from their organic garden each day and allow employees time with their families.  Where young moms can work from home so that they can be with their children. That is what John Hardy is all about, and we know you will be just as passionate about their story as we are! Read More

Industry News: Diamonds & Emmys Fashion

Time for a round up of some jewelry industry news bites!  We’re starting with the gemstone that dominates the news the most – diamonds, of course – and ending with a nice recap of award show jewelry fashions.

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Des Moines Fashion Week 9/25-9/29

Being involved in community events, fundraisers and projects is a top priority here at Josephs. We’ve been adorning the Des Moines community for 146 years – it only makes sense that we would be a part of the second annual Des Moines Fashion Week this year! We are headlining sponsors for the event along with Jaguar Land Rover of Des Moines and Splash Bar & Grill. We are looking forward to this opportunity to be involved in the Des Moines fashion scene and display our jewels in a new and exciting way.

DSM Fashion Week takes place Monday, September 25 through Friday, September 29.  For the Couture, Bridal & Accessories event on Wednesday, September 27 at Rollins Mansion, we will be adding some of our sparkle to the opening designer’s show and closing designer’s show. In addition, we will be showcasing Josephs pieces in our own runway show during this event as well. We’ll have a mix of beautiful pieces to show you – colored stones, diamond looks, big silver looks…you name it!

We’ll end the week with our own runway again at the Finale Night on Friday, September 29 at Splash. Hope to see you there at this event celebrating Des Moines and its up-and-coming fashion industry!

Peruse our Instagram for some behind-the-scenes photos of a recent Fashion Week video shoot.



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


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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