Great News from Elizabeth Diamond Company

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As you know, EDC is constantly looking for ways to improve what we do.  Not only our selection of amazing designer jewelry styles, but most importantly, our level of service to you.  With this in mind, we’re very excited to introduce the newest member of the EDC family.  Please join us in welcoming Stephanie Weber to our Centerville showroom.

Stephanie Weber, formerly with Weber Jewelers, is a certified Graduate Gemologist with over twenty-five years of fine jewelry experience.  Literally born into a jewelry family, Stephanie has a natural gift and passion for jewelry fashion and design.

Thanks to her education abroad in England and in France along with formal design training, Stephanie has a special knack for helping clients discover what suits them best while her approach is gentle, warm and reassuring.

An immediate asset to the Elizabeth Diamond Company team, Stephanie Weber is an incredible benefit to you our loyal customers and friends.

Proud to serve the greater Dayton community, we are constantly striving to improve our already renowned brand of dedicated customer service to you.  The addition of Stephanie Weber to an already versatile and talented EDC team, means that we have once again, done exactly that.

We can’t wait for you to stop in and meet Stephanie Weber personally.  Like us, you’ll find that she’s a perfect fit to our EDC family.  Stephanie, and the entire EDC team, look forward to exceeding your every expectation, every time.

Meet the jewelers

At Elizabeth Diamond Company, our goal is to not only provide you with the best in style, selection, quality & service, but to be there to care for your cherished jewelry pieces now and in the future. That is why we house a fully-functioning jewelry repair shop; featuring two of the most talented bench jewelers around! We rely on their abundant wealth of talent & experience to service, care for & even create beautiful pieces of jewelry to be able to last a lifetime! We know how important your invaluable keepsake jewelry items are & we know exactly how to care for & maintain them for your enjoyment – always.

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EDC boasts two of the most talented jewelry craftsmen in the region. This is David (left) & Eric (right) – They’re our jewelers! Put their elite skill & experience to work for you!

When you come to Elizabeth Diamond Company, we treat you & your items with the care & respect that you deserve. No matter how simple or complicated the job, your precious gold & platinum jewelry will receive the best service possible – whether it was purchased at EDC or not! Our jewelers have a combined 50+ years of experience in the fine art of jewelry production & repair; ensuring your jewelry is in the very best hands!

From setting the stone & sizing that “happily ever after” ring – To breathing a whole new life into a treasured family heirloom piece, we can do it all! Jewelry is an important gift that often marks life’s most memorable occasions; like the start of a beautiful romance, a new family or another new & exciting chapter in your life. As such, we apply a level of ingenuity & dedication rarely seen in the service industry. This is our promise to you.

Let’s meet the talent behind the best jewelry design & repair shop around!

David

While he is a pretty big guy, he’s actually a “giant” in the industry. His innovative methods are Daveconstantly raising the bar within the realm of design, casting, repair & restoration. He blends an incredible eye for detail with the use of techniques that are trusted & timeless, as well as highly advanced & cutting edge. David has left no stone unturned in his search to discover the best methods & practices, & apply them to benefit our customers, right here at EDC! You can see a sampling of his custom-design work here: EDC Custom Design Gallery

Eric

EricAround EDC, he’s better known as “the machine” for his uncanny ability to complete repair work with speed & accuracy. For Eric, no job is too tough or challenge to daunting to handle. If it can be done, then he can make it happen! His craftsmanship & quality of work will leave you wondering, “How does he do it?” as you gaze upon your newly repaired/restored jewelry item(s). Like David, his experience & methods are top-notch & unrivaled in the area.

(To view the entire story & to see a complete listing of EDC’s Repair & Restoration services, CLICK HERE!)

Running – just for fur.

By Mike Holland

Dayton – The fur will certainly be flying – or at least jogging – on June 6th in Centerville as over one thousand two & four-legged runners will participate in the fourth annual “Lift Your Leg Run & Walk for Strays.”

The Society for the Improvement of Conditions for Stray Animals, or SICSA, is putting on the event with the help of local sponsoring businesses to benefit the many stray animals from all over the Miami Valley that they care for each day.

“Each year, Lift Your Leg helps thousands of animals by raising critical funding for their care and adoption,” said Megan Moon, SICSA’s Community Engagement Manager. “We hope to raise $50,000 at Lift Your Leg this year.”

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Thousands of legs will be running for strays. (Photo courtesy of SICSA)

The event takes place on Saturday, June 6th at Centerville high school (500 East Franklin Street in Centerville). Participants can choose from the 10k & 5k courses, or a 1-mile “Walk for Strays.” While this is the fourth year of the Lift Your Leg run, the Walk for Strays is in its 17th year.

“Each year, over 800 people and 300 dogs join together to raise money, run and walk in support of local animals in need,” said Moon

That means roughly 2800 legs will be lifting to help SICSA in its efforts to care for & re-home their “furry friends.”

In addition to the run/walk courses, the event features a “Vendor Village” of supporting businesses & organizations; as well as food & family-friendly entertainment. “Pets and their owners can participate in fun contests for prizes including Best Dressed Animal & Owner, Oldest Present SICSA Alumnus, and an Animal Talent Contest,” said Moon.

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SICSA mascots take a quick break from the action to pose for a fun picture. (Photo courtesy of SICSA)

SICSA will also draw the winner of their “RUFFle Raffle.” The grand prize is a $3000 gift card to Elizabeth Diamond Company (EDC), the primary sponsor of the event. Raffle tickets are available online (http://www.sicsa.org/lift-your-leg) or at EDC’s Centerville location.

Registration for all individuals, groups & dogs opens on May 23rd. The event fees are $25 for adults & $15 for children 12 & under. This includes an event t-shirt, which is guaranteed if registration is submitted by May 27th.

To help promote the Lift Your Leg event & the RUFFle Raffle, SISCA and EDC have also announced “Diamonds in the Ruff.” This event, on Saturday, May 23rd at EDC’s Centerville showroom, located at 7245 Far Hills Ave.

“The plan is to bring SICSA adoptable pets with us and drape them in EDC’s fabulous “bling” for a fun photo-shoot,” said Julie Crusenberry, SICSA’s Development Coordinator. Both SICSA & EDC encourage people & their pets to stop by for a picture. A professional pet photographer will be on hand.

Please visit http://www.sicsa.org/liftyourleg for more information on fundraising, or to view the course map and schedule of events and to register for one of the runs. For additional information about Lift Your Leg, please contact Development Coordinator Julie Crusenberry at jcrusenberry@sicsa.org or (937) 294-6505 ext. 15.

To view some of the incredibly adorable photos from “Diamonds in the Ruff,” please visit Julie Reynolds Photography. Additional photos can also be found on both the SICSA and Elizabeth Diamond Company Facebook pages.

Buying a diamond doesn’t have to be scary

By: Mike Holland

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Photo courtesy of GIA (gia4cs.gia.edu)

Diamonds are a natural wonder and a rare occurrence. They are also considered to be one of the most beautiful and durable gems on Earth – and no two are exactly the same. It’s no wonder they’ve always been held in such high regard!

While diamonds are indeed rare and beautiful, understanding their quality and grading can sometimes seem confusing and intimidating. Determining which shape, size and quality of diamond to go with can often be a difficult and time-consuming task. Once you get past all this, there are still so many more factors to consider! Relax; we’re here to help! (Also see our Diamond-Buying Guide)

We must caution you that high grading does not always guarantee a beautiful diamond; it does however, guarantee an expensive one! You must also use your own eyes by looking at and interacting with diamonds, aided by the assistance of an experienced consultant.

Remember, you don’t have to be an expert in quality and grading to know when you’re seeing a beautiful diamond! This first-hand approach will also help you to become more familiar with diamonds and will greatly assist you in selecting the right one.

We can certainly help to relieve some of the stress and pressure that can come along with purchasing a diamond. After all, diamonds mark some of the most monumental moments in life. Selecting the right one is very important, but we believe it should also be an enjoyable process for you.

At the Elizabeth Diamond Company, we take both the science and the sale of diamonds very genuinely and very seriously. If you’re reading this, then you likely have a few questions about diamond quality, diamond grading, and/or diamond selection. We understand & we’re here to help.

(Want to know MORE? Visit http://www.shopedc.com/education for the FULL story)

Small business is getting bigger

By: Mike Holland

Dayton – If you’ve visited the Elizabeth Diamond Company (EDC) recently, you’ve probably noticed some big changes going on. Since moving into their current location in 2006, this small business has grown by leaps and bounds. This summer, they have taken their growth in stature quite literally.

The local, full-serviOLD_EDCce jeweler is doubling the size of its primary location, 7245 Far Hills Ave., to just over 6000 square feet by extending their current showroom out from the rear of the building. This expansion will allow for more showroom space to accommodate their growing designer and in-house collections, as they seek to offer even more style options to a rapidly increasing bridal and fashion jewelry customer base.

“It’s a really big step for us; but it’s a step that I think we’re more than ready to take,” said Cody Pinnick, EDC’s General Manager.

EDC’s growth could also help to further strengthen the local economy, as they anticipate drawing even more traffic from surrounding communities and markets.

“We’ve just seen so much growth in the past two years, we’re running out of space for our employees and EDC_under_const.clients,” said Sonny Singhvi, owner of EDC. Singvhi, along with his wife, Sonu, have been engaged in detailed planning for the past year and are looking forward to making their store fit the size of their business.

They will also dedicate a large portion of their new space to meet the growing demand for unique, custom-designed jewelry pieces. The new layout will allow them to integrate their design studios directly into their production and repair shop. This means that EDC will be able to produce their in-house creations even more frequently.

According to Singhvi, along with all their other efforts to grow they also plan to use this opportunity to further enhance what is an already highly rated customer experience. “We owe a debt of gratitude to the community and we are very pleased to have the chance to better serve their needs,” Singhvi said.

EDC Frontage 10-14“We’ve been voted as Dayton’s best jeweler in each of the last four years by ActiveDayton.com, and now we want to be able to take our customers’ experience to an even higher level. It’s our way of returning the favor to all of our loyal customers, past, present and future,” said Singhvi.

The expansion is in full swing and is set to be complete this fall; but EDC’s Dayton location will remain open for business throughout the remodeling effort. “We’ve gone to great lengths to ensure that the construction will not interrupt our day-to-day business,” Singhvi said.

For the time being, EDC’s customers may see a little dust or hear a few of the many sounds of progress that come with such a large construction project. Just know that it means one of Dayton’s favorite small businesses is well on its way to becoming much bigger.

Local businesswoman joins the fight against cancer

By: Mike Holland

Dayton – They waited an agonizing two days for the test results.
Finally, Sonu and Sonny Singhvi of Centerville received the good news they had been hoping for. Their daughter did not have lymphoma.

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Sonu Singhvi of the Elizabeth Diamond Company in Centerville vies for the title of the Woman of the Year. (Photo by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Dayton)

It was during that difficult time five years ago that Sonu Singhvi made it her goal to one day be a champion in the fight against lymphoma and other serious childhood illnesses. “I wanted to do something for the parents who do not get such good news. Instead, they get a diagnosis,” Singhvi said.

Recently, Singhvi was able to fulfill that goal. She has taken time away from her role as a small-business owner (Singhvi owns the Elizabeth Diamond Company along with her husband, Sonny) and her other philanthropic efforts to team up with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and compete for the title of Woman of the Year here in the Dayton area.

“I’ve wanted to do this since 2008. This year, I felt I had the time to give it my full effort,” Singhvi said.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society began the Man & Woman of the Year campaign in 1990, in Northern California. This will be the eleventh year for the fundraising competition here in Dayton.

Last year, local efforts raised $251,000 and $22.7 million dollars was raised nationally to help find a cure for leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma and to improve patients’ quality of life. This year’s goal for the Dayton campaign is all the way up to $350,000.

“Although this is a competition, every candidate who has put their time and effort into this incredible cause is truly the man or woman of the year. If we can find a cure for cancer, everyone wins,” said Singhvi.

This annual fundraising campaign culminates in an event on May 9, in which the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society will announce the Man and Woman of the Year from among the twelve candidates.