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Making Gifts Memorable

At Crocker’s Jewelers we have people walk through our door every day, searching for “the perfect gift”. With graduation, Mother’s Day, and summer birthdays around the corner we started to give it some thought. What makes a gift memorable anyways? For the answer The Girls of Crocker’s took a little trip down memory lane to determine the BEST gift that we had ever received.

It didn’t take us long to notice a theme. The gifts that we loved the most weren’t the biggest ones. They weren’t the most expensive. And, they weren’t {always} the shiniest. Our favorite gifts were those that reminded us of the people that we love. Take these for example …

SHELBY

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A pair of Ray Ban Aviators … 

The most memorable gift I ever received is a pair of hand-me-down Ray Ban Aviators from my older brother. I have a very close family and consider my brothers my best friends. My senior year of high school, I hadn’t seen my older brother for many months as he had been away at Basic Military Training {BMT} and flight school.

Like most teenage girls I had been wanting a pair of Ray Bans for months, and apparently my brother caught on even though he wasn’t really around. On my graduation day not only did I get a pair of Ray Bans, but I got the very Ray Ban Aviators that my oldest brother had worn all through Flight School. They are still my go-to pair of sunglasses and when I wear them it’s like I have him with me even when we’re hundreds of miles apart.

LAUREN

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My father’s signature …

The most memorable gift that I can think of isn’t actually one that I received, rather it’s one that I gave to my mother. A couple months before Christmas last year my dad passed away. In order to boost my mom’s spirits I wanted to do something extra special for her over the holidays. I scoured through piles of cards that my dad have given my mom, and finally I found this perfect little note that read “Forever Love Mick”.

I took a picture of my dad’s handwriting and sent it to Heather Moore so that they could create a custom stamp. Using the stamp I had a necklace made with his signature on a tag, his birthstone, as well as a yellow gold bar with the names of my sister and I. Watching my mom as she opened it on Christmas morning is something that I will never forget. To say that she LOVED it is an understatement. She wears it everyday!

HEATHER

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A reminder of my two true loves … 

In October of 2014 my first and only baby girl made her debut in this world. She also happened to be born on her daddy’s birthday, which was really special to both of us. After we took her home, I dreamt of getting a custom pink tourmaline ring made to represent Kyle and Ryan’s birthdays. I wanted it to be yellow gold, and stackable.

Well, when I walked into our living room on Christmas morning I saw something sparkling back at me when I went to grab out stockings. It was my ring! I have worn it every day since and will for the rest of my life. After all, it represents two of the people that I love the most in this world. Kyle Lynn and her daddy.

MARY

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Gifts from my children … 

Over the years my children have given me so much, but looking back there are two gifts that stand out.

When my daughter was born, my son was eight years old. He joined us at the hospital and was astonished that when we went home, he had a little sister. Then he presented me with a little box that contained He-man Masters of the Universe. He told me that I was Master of his Universe. And, my heart melted.

Years later my daughter started asking for chores so that she could get paid like her brother. On Mother’s Day of that year, which also happened to be her birthday, she collected her chore money and bought me an “M” necklace. But, it wasn’t for Mary … it was for Mama. I still wear that necklace to this day.

MELISSA

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A family heirloom that lives on …

My favorite gift is a white gold diamond ring that was left to me by my grandmother. I adored my sweet grandmother and loved spending time with her.  The ring she left me is beautiful and it makes me smile and think of her every single time I wear it. I have enjoyed having this family heirloom and will one day pass it on to my sweet niece and hope it is a memorable gift for her as well.

If you’re looking for a memorable gift that your loved one with treasure for years to come, visit Crocker’s Jewelers in Texarkana, TX. Based on experience, we know what makes a gift special, not to mention we love making people smile.

 

Birthday Bling We Love

Birthstone jewelry has come a long way since our childhood years {#thankgoodness}. From classic looks to modern statement pieces, we have so many great birthstone pieces that you’ll be proud to wear everyday. Not to mention, they also make wonderful gifts for children, mothers, and spouses.

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If you’re in the market for a birthday piece, here is some advice from the Girls of Crockers

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HEATHER MORRIS
Birthday – March 8th // Sign – Pisces // Birthstone – Aquamarine

Tell Us About Your Sign: My sign fits me pretty well as I’m often unexplainable and random.

Favorite Birthstone Piece: I love our Ryan Gems aquamarine and diamond earrings with the Gabriel & Co. stackable band. The thing I love about both of these pieces is that you can pair them with any outfit in your closet.

Birthstone Buying Advice: For moms-to-be I highly recommend a stackable band to go with your wedding set. Another great option is a pair of everyday earrings with your child’s birthstone.

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LAUREN WESTMORELAND

Birthday – January 7th // Sign – Capricorn // Birthstone – Garnet

Tell Us About Your Sign: As someone that is very traditional and family-oriented, I fit the Capricorn mold very well.

Favorite Birthstone Piece: When it comes to birthday-inspired accessories, I love all of the Garnet pieces from Gabriel & Co. Their designs are unique and stand out just enough. I also like the idea of picking one of our semi-mounts from Gabriel and adding my birthstone as the center stone! They have so many vintage styles that would make a great birthstone ring.

Birthstone Buying Advice: Since I am traditional and very sentimental I love the idea of investing in a higher-end birthstone piece that can be passed down for generations to come. Think pendants, rings or earrings.

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MAKENZIE SKINNER
Birthday – November 21st // Sign – Scorpio // Birthstone – Citrine

Tell Us About Your Sign: Scorpios are known to be good at keeping secrets, so if you have any gossip, feel free to come to me {wink}.

Favorite Birthstone Piece: I’m always on the lookout for stunning birthstone jewelry and right now we have this Gabriel & Co. necklace that I am obsessed with! A colorful citrine sits in the center and is surrounded by sparkling diamonds. For something a bit more casual, I also love the Alex & Ani birthstone bracelets.

Birthstone Buying Advice: For the new daddies, you’ll really impress your wife when you come home with a piece that showcases the birthstone of your new baby. A simple pendant is a safe bet, and if you have multiple children I recommend looking at stackable bands.

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HOLLEY COLLINS

Birthday – February 5th // Sign – Aquarius // Birthstone – Amethyst

Tell Us About Your Sign: I would say my sign describes me very well. I am very open minded, Individualistic, and eclectic.

Favorite Birthstone Piece: I’m in love with all of the Amethyst pieces from LeVian. I love how they are mixed with their signature strawberry gold and chocolate diamonds!

Birthstone Buying Advice: Pandora bracelets are something I always recommend starting for moms and grandmothers with multiple kids and grandkids. They can have all of their birthstones on one bracelet and show them off to everyone!

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SHELBY PURIFOY

Birthday – April 20th // Sign – Taurus // Birthstone – Diamond

Tell Us About Your Sign: My birthday falls in between Aries and Taurus. I feel I am more like Taurus because I am stubborn and hard headed like a bull!

Favorite Birthstone Piece: I lucked out with my birthstone because who doesn’t love diamonds?! It’s hard to choose because I have so many options, but I love all of the diamond pieces that we have from Natalie K and Forevermark.

Birthstone Buying Advice: I think all April babies deserve a special diamond piece to honor their birth month. Any other diamond pieces are just a bonus!

To see all of our birthstone jewelry collections stop by Crocker’s Jewelers in Texarkana, TX. Whether you’re shopping for yourself, or a loved one, we’re here to help you find that perfect piece!

Peggy The Elf

Since December 1st we’ve been noticing some strange behavior around Crocker’s Jewelers. Each morning when we’ve unlocked the store we’ve found disorganized cases, cookie crumbs all over our break room, and notes on all of our customers’ wish-lists.

In order to get to the bottom of things the Girls of Crocker’s nominated “Makenzie The Brave” to hide in the {pitch black} store after hours and wait for our sneaky holiday visitor to emerge. An hour into her stakeout Christmas music started blaring and a figure, dressed in red, emerged from the shadows.

It wasn’t a ghost …

It wasn’t Santa …

It was Peggy. Peggy the elf.

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In spirit of the holidays, we’ve agreed to let her stay at the store {rent-free} until the end of the year. In return, she’s promised to 1) clean up after herself and 2) help us pick out the hottest jewelry for both Christmas and New Year’s. Don’t worry, based on the cases we’ve found her in … she has excellent taste!

Watch the Crocker’s Facebook page for Peggy’s favorite pieces from top brands such as LAGOS, Simon G, Pandora, and more. If you’re lucky, and get on Peggy’s “nice” list, you could even win your very own LAGOS bracelet {valued at $295}. For more information visit the link below and be sure to sign up before January 1st, 2017.

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Happy holidays everyone! If you’re still looking for the perfect gifts, stop by Crocker’s Jewelers. We’re here, along with Peggy the elf, to make your Christmas shiny and bright!

We’ve Got Dog Fever

This one goes out to all of our dog lovers. Have you ever wished that you could take your favorite four-legged friend wherever you go? Well, now is your chance. Crocker’s Jewelers is happy to carry Dog Fever, a new sterling silver jewelry line manufactured in Milan, Italy. When you see these adorable pieces for the first time, you’ll realize it’s like shopping for a puppy. You just can’t get enough.

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THE BREEDS

The Dog Fever collection currently includes Labrador, Pug, French Bulldog, English Bulldog, German Shepherd, Chihuahua, Bull Terrier and American Staffordshire. But, wait, more are coming! Soon they will be adding Schnauzer, Pointer, Great Dane, Pomeranian, Collie, Siberian Husky to their line.

THE PRODUCTS

When it comes to showing off your love for your pup, Dog Fever has it all including pendants, earrings, bracelets, key holders, and rings. They’ve even added a ceramic French Bulldog to the line, and take it from us, they’re highly trainable! Ours have been a great help at Crocker’s …

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Of all of the fabulous products from Dog Fever, the Girls of Crocker’s are especially obsessed with their fashion-forward huggie rings. Featuring a modern, wrap design these rings come in a variety of adjustable sizes ranging from a six to a nine. If you need something larger or smaller, don’t sweat it. Special orders are available, as long as you can wait four to six weeks.

CUSTOM DESIGN

Believe it or not, we haven’t even told you the best part … Dog Fever offers customization. Bring in pictures of your pup and from there, they’ll custom paint the enamel. These one-of-a-kind pieces are available for $460 and take four to six weeks to produce. And you thought you loved jewelry before?! Just wait until you have a brand new piece that looks just like your fur baby.

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To see this unique collection in person, stop by Crocker’s Jewelers in Texarkana, TX. With eight weeks left until Christmas there’s just enough time to create a custom piece for yourself, or someone that you love.

Gifts For Dad

Father’s Day is less than two weeks away! For those of you who are still wondering what to get that special man in your life, we’ve got your back. While the Girls of Crocker’s would like to think we know exactly what men want, we decided to go straight to the source instead.

For the ultimate 2016 Father’s Day gift guide we consulted one of the most fashionable men we know. Meet, Justin Magness everyone. Justin is Shane’s son-in-law and also just became a father himself.

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According to Justin, this is what our men want to see when they open their gifts this year …

Certified Pre-Owned Rolex

While he’ll appreciate any timepiece, there’s nothing better than a Rolex!

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Personalized Tie Bars
You can get creative with this one. Add his initials, the kids initials, or even birthdates.
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Personalized Cuff Links

Both Heather B. Moore and Moon and Lola offer stunning personalized cuff links.

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Money Clips
Personal and functional, this piece comes from the Heather B. Moore collection.
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Thanks to Justin for the advice! If you would like to snag any of these gifts for your man, stop by Crocker’s Jewelers in Texarkana, TX. And, to all of the Dad’s out there … we’re wishing you a relaxing Father’s Day. Kick those shoes up!

Just For Mom

To all of the children and husbands out there, don’t forget that Mother’s Day is coming up this coming Sunday, May 8th! Make her day and surprise her with something sparkly this year. After all, motherhood is a tough job and she deserves a great gift!

If you’re not quite sure where to start, don’t stress. The Crocker’s girls are here to help you find the perfect gift for that special woman in your life. See below for our Mother’s Day 2016 picks …

Sparkling Diamond Studs

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I think an absolute must for all new Moms are diamond studs. They deliver a classic look and go with everything, so you won’t have to think about what you’ll wear with them. Who has time for that anyways?! Also, they’re perfect for little hands that love to grab at sparkly things. ~Shawn

Fashionable Bracelets

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For the fashionable mom, you can’t go wrong with Lagos bracelets. Buy her one to express your appreciation, or even better yet, recruit your siblings to get her a stunning stack. She’ll love having one piece selected by each of you! With so many styles and colors to choose from it won’t be tough to find something perfect for her. ~ Heather

Dazzling Stackables

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My Mother’s Day jewelry choice would have to be Gabriel & Co. stackable bands. Surprise her by incorporating the birthstones of the little ones in her life. Your unique combination not only symbolizes her family, but also becomes a dazzling statement piece that she can wear everyday! ~Makenzie

Timepieces With Style

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I wear a watch everyday. Really, it drives me crazy if I forget to put one on! I especially love Michele watches because they’re more like a piece of jewelry that just happen to tell time. They are stylish and come with interchangeable straps so you can continue to switch up your style. ~Melissa

If you have any questions about these products, or other jewelry pieces for mom stop by Crocker’s Jewelers in Texarkana, TX. We’ve got just the thing to bring a smile to her face this Sunday, and beyond!

Valentine’s Day Picks

Psst, guys. In case you haven’t heard, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Now is the time to pick out the perfect gift for that special lady in our life. We know this can be a difficult decision, but don’t sweat it! The Crocker’s Girls are we here to help. See below for our top Valentine’s Day picks for 2016 …

SHOW YOUR PASSION
We stand by diamonds as the perfect gift for almost any holiday, but when it comes to Valentine’s Day rubies add a special touch. Their deep, passionate, red color make them a perfect symbol of your love.

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Rubies are the perfect surprise for Valentine’s Day! Nothing says, ‘be mine’ like a beautiful piece of jewelry that is the color of love.” – Kandle

MAKE IT PERSONAL
Choose a gift that’s just as unique as your love. Our newest Alex & Ani specialist, Sherri, loves the idea of something personal and hand picked for Valentine’s Day.

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“From rings to our new ‘chain station’, Alex & Ani products are perfect for your Valentine. Knowing that the one she loves picked out each piece with her in mind will warm her heart.” -Sherri

BE CHARMING
A new Pandora charm is always a great go-to gift for any occasion, but this Valentine’s Day, don’t forget their wide array of beautiful rings and necklaces!

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“Charms, necklaces, rings and more! Pandora has so many amazing choices for Valentine’s Day. I love this gorgeous sterling silver necklace with a circle pendant that represents the eternal love you have for your Valentine.” -Lauren

Now go ahead and spread your love! If you have any questions on these products, or need more suggestions to impress your Valentine this year, stop by Crocker’s Jewelers in Texarkana, TX.