Learn interesting things about jewelry; our involvement with our neighboring communities of Rio Rancho, Albuquerque, Corrales, Bernalillo and Placitas; and fun happenings along the way. Don't forget to check out our exciting company news as well!
Last week I had a young man come into the store to “check out” if the ring he bought on a cruise from Diamonds International was indeed what they claimed it was. Another jeweler had freaked him out by saying the center stone was not real (it was a tanzanite and diamond “halo” styled ring). After testing the stone and looking at it with a microscope (not a loupe), I determined it was genuine tanzanite.
In response to the recent New Mexico State Supreme Court decision, we are seeing more gay and lesbian couples at Harris Jewelers. These couples are looking for unique wedding rings to symbolize their love and commitment. We are honored to be able to help them visualize and create the perfect rings. Whether it's a beautiful matched set of platinum wedding bands, or a vintage yet contemporary styled wedding set, we love creating rings to commemorate their special wedding day, just as we do all brides and grooms.
As 2014 gets underway, we want to wish a Happy New Year to all and to share a few stats from our annual non-profit fundraisers. Each year, we offer gemstone ornaments to support a local charitable effort, and this year, those ornaments raised $484 to split between St. Felix Food Pantry and Storehouse West. However, we think that Santa may have left coal in the stockings of the 2 individuals who took several of these ornaments off the tree and promptly walked out of the store!
It's that time of year again! Every year, Harris Jewelers has our annual sale, running December 1st through the 31st, in which all in-stock merchandise is 15% off. We also have our Holiday Sale starting December 6th, running through the 8th, during which all merchandise in-stock is an additional 10% off (those 3 days only). That means you can get up to 25% off all in-store merchandise Friday-Sunday! Sorry, no layaways for this sale, and merchandise already on layaway is not subject to the additional discount.