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

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.

Mary Jurek Design

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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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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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