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Limited Hours through March 30

I will be limiting the hours that we’re open to the public over the next week to encourage social distancing. It’s a tough decision, as I recognize that I’m in possession of some of your most valued belongings.

Customers with repairs and custom pieces that are completed or pending will be called over the next day with a update and/or reminder to pick up your piece. If you have a repair pending that has not been started, you’re welcome to pick it up and bring it back when we tentatively reopen on March 31.

Appointments will be available for repair and custom design while the showroom is closed. I ask that you schedule your appointment at least 24 hours in advance so I can adequately schedule staff. Appointments can be made online at wandwjewelers.com, by texting 906-228-5775 or emailing store@wandwjewelers.com.

Our online store will remain open and we will be shipping in-stock pieces within 24 hours. Pieces that need to be made will take 5-7 days before shipping. You can shop online at www.wandwjewelers.com

This is not a decision I’ve made lightly, and I’ve tried to do this in a way that minimally impacts my staff, customers, family and community. Thank you all for the support during this uncertain time.

- Chris Wattsson

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Valentine's Day Specials 2020

This year, our Valentine's Day specials feature classic designs that can be worn for all occasions!

Looking for an idea on what to do on Valentine's Day? Check out our Date Night in Marquette guide! 

$25 Sterling Silver Love Knot Earrings

Shop Love Knot Earrings

$50 Sterling Silver Sliding Pearl Necklace 

Shop Sliding Pearl Necklace

$100 14k White Gold Black Diamond Earrings

Shop Black Diamond Earrings

Visit the Valentine's Collection for more ideas! 

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Take Your Jewelry Off

I know it's hard to imagine a jeweler saying this, but I want you to take your jewelry off. Not all the time, but when you're doing these everyday activities:

  1. Cleaning - chemicals used around the house, like bleach and ammonia, can damage metal and gemstones. Hitting your ring against metal pots and pans while doing dishes can misshape the setting and cause damage to prongs.
  2. Putting on lotion or sunscreen - not only can the lotion or sunscreen take away the sparkle of your stone, certain porous stones like Opal and Pearl can be damaged. 
  3. Applying hairspray or perfume - it's easy to leave your necklace on while you're getting ready, but don't do it. Hairspray and perfume build up and eat away at the metal, weakening your chain. They can also strip the plating off of a gold or rhodium plated piece. 
  4. Swimming - chlorine reacts with most metals and can cause corrosion a pitting. This can lead to chains breaking and prongs dissolving. It will also eat way any plating, including rhodium and lacquer, which will discolor your piece.
  5. At the gym - repeatedly hitting your ring against equipment can cause the shape to become deformed. This causes breaks in the metal and loose stones.  Silicone bands are a great option for individuals that spend a lot of time being active. 
  6. Hiking, camping, rock climbing, etc. - although diamonds are extremely hard, they have a fracture point. If you are out in the woods and hit your ring against a rock at the correct angle, it could crack or possibly even shatter. You could also bend your prongs or scratch a softer stone.

This is not an all inclusive list, but does cover the top causes of damages that come in locally. I love working on jewelry, but hate to see preventable injuries coming into the shop. For more information on getting your jewelry fixed, visit our Repair page

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Holiday Gift Guide 2019

It's that time of year! There are the trends we're seeing in holiday shopping. 

These pieces make great gifts for your partner, sister, brother, mother, father, in-laws or someone else special in your life. The designs featured are available online and in our store located in Downtown Marquette.

Engagement Ring Trends

Baguette diamonds are back! We've seen a lot of love for interesting shaped stones this year, with Baguette being the accent stone couples have been asking about. 

Two Tone Wedding Set with Round Diamond Center and Baguette Sides - $2,500 

Colored center stones are a popular choice for couples seeking something unique. This Morganite ring was the most looked at engagement ring. 

Rose Gold Oval Morganite Ring with Diamond Halo - $2400

Nature inspired designs have been trending this year. Leaves, branches and waves have all been present in this year's popular looks. This leaf inspired setting is a new design we got this year, and we love it! 

White Gold Leaf Design Engagement Ring with Round Center Diamond - $1,600

Handcrafted Jewelry

We're often asked "did Chris make this?" Some pieces in the store he makes start to finish, some he sets the stones in, and some he doesn't touch at all. Here are a few highlight of pieces that he made. Note that Chris doesn't make chains, just the pendants. 

Rose Gold Diamond Bar Necklace - $400

Yellow Gold Apple Blossom Pendant - $185 (pendant only)

Small White Gold Upper Peninsula Pendant - $75

Unique Gemstones

Mother of Pearl is the nacre coating in the mollusk shell. This pair of earrings pairs this organic materials with nature inspired design to create an adorable pari of earrings. 

Yellow Gold Dragonfly Earrings with Pink Mother of Pearl - $835

When you hear Topaz, does the color blue or yellow come to mind? What about hot pink? Frank Reubel Designs features fun, vibrant colors, like the Hot Pink Topaz featured in these earrings. 

Sterling Silver Earrings with Bright Pink Topaz - $330

Speaking of Topaz, London Blue Topaz is a specific blue hue that is darker than traditional Blue Topaz. This rings shows off that subtle shaded coloring of the London Blue tone. 

White Gold London Blue Topaz Ring with Diamonds - $540

Garnet is another stone that people automatically assign a color. Garnet also has different varieties that have unique coloring. Spessartite Garnet is orange! 

White Gold Spessartite Earrings - $655

Have you heard of Moonstone? This gemstone has taken the jewelry world by storm recently. It is known for it's glowing sheen and has recently been named an alternative birthstone for June. 

Sterling Silver and Yellow Gold Moonstone Bezel Ring - $450

More love for Morganite! This pink stone is a member of the Beryl family. As you saw earlier, it makes a great engagement ring stone. But that's not the only way to wear it! We love how gorgeous it looks as earrings. It's the perfect accessory for anyone with a Morganite engagement ring. 

Rose Gold Cushion Cut Morganite Earrings - $475

Modern Twists on Classic Stones

Diamonds look good in all colors of metal, so why not mix the metals? Two tone jewelry has been gaining steam. It's no longer a faux-pas to wear white and yellow gold at the same time. This pendant shows how stunning a Diamond looks with both metals. 

Two Tone Diamond Pendant - Sold Out

Emerald is a beautiful stone. Instead of one big emerald, this pendant brings a number of small emeralds together to create a swatch of color. 

White Gold Swirl Bypass Pendant with Emerald and Diamond - $735

Two is better than one! It's typical to see a single pearl in a piece of jewelry, but this ring takes it to the next level with a second pearl in a vertical stack. 

Yellow Gold Two Pearl Ring with Diamonds - $150

Another piece with multiples! This ring has the look of a band because it brings together Rubies in a linear fashion. 

White Gold Ring with Rubies and Diamonds - Sold Out 

Do the twist! Twisted bands give an element of dimension to a simple design. 

White Gold Twist Band Ring with Garnet - $150

Prongs don't have to be basic. We're seeing more and more prong work that adds a design to the piece. These Peridot earrings have a sculptural prong that gives a new look to classic stud earrings. 

Yellow Gold Stud Earrings with Cushion Cut Peridot - $330

Thank you for viewing our gift guide! If you have any questions, you can call or text us at 906-228-5775 or email store@wandwjewelers.com. 

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Matching the Socks on GivingTuesday - December 3

We're kicking off our Marquette Alternative High School Rock the Socks Box on GivingTuesday 2019! For every pair of socks donated at our store on Tuesday, December 3, we will buy one pair of socks, up until we buy 200 pairs.

Socks must be dropped off between 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. on Tuesday, December 3 to be considered part of the match. We'll continue collecting socks through Friday, December 13.

Donated socks are distributed by Marquette Alternative High School to community organizations including:

  • St Vincent De Paul-Marquette
  • Janzen House
  • Local Elementary Schools
  • The Giving Closet
  • Room at the Inn
  • The Women's Center
  • Beacon House Marquette
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