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Cherokee National Holiday

It is such an exciting time here in Tahlequah as we anxiously await the expected 100,000 visitors celebrating our Cherokee Heritage. Cherokee National Holiday is synonymous with Labor Day Weekend here in Tahlequah, the Capital of the Cherokee Nation. If you have never been, downtown truly comes alive for the parade and state of the union address.

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Later that day there will be hundreds of vendors and craft booths set up where you can shop and buy authentic Cherokee products and food. But before you leave downtown, stop in Meigs for a quick visit and get a cup of coffee and a freshly baked chocolate chip cookie.

Be sure to browse our custom designed Cherokee Heritage Collection starting at just $49: http://bit.ly/MeigsCherokeeHeritage

My Cherokee Heritage is something that I take very seriously. My family has lived in the Tahlequah area since 1837.granny house

This is my Granny’s house that was built in 1909 on the original Cherokee Land allotted to our family at Moody’s. Both my grandfather and mother were born in this house.

Reflecting on my family heritage I am proud to have worked with our extremely talented master jeweler Justin Scott in designing this special heritage collection. Each piece is designed with meaning and presents Cherokee symbols in an artistic design that is both fashionable and durable.

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Each piece is meticulously hand finished in our custom shop

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Hand crafted in your choice of sterling silver, white or yellow gold, these custom charms are truly one of a kind. Each charm has an inscription and the Cherokee translation on the reverse side.

 Sterling Oklahoma Pendant on an 18” chain

Regular price: $79 // Special price: $49

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Our Life Pendant is available for purchase for $299. Each of the center points is symbolic of the four stages of life from infanthood, adolescence, maturity, and old age. The life circle is surrounded by traditional Cherokee symbols of wind and water to represent the constant movement and recycling of life.

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Sara is wearing the Guardian pendant and ring: Guardian Jewelry is adorned with ancient Cherokee symbols often used to depict an eye or vision. The center stone, protected by the watchful eyes, represents the knowledge and history passed down through generations of the Cherokee People.

We’ll see you in the store to shop our beautiful collection September 1 – 3! Or, you can shop with us online: http://bit.ly/MeigsCherokeeHeritage

Events

Meigs Le Vian Event – July 27th

Are you a Le Vian fan? You don’t want to miss our next event! We are beyond excited to host a special Le Vian event Thursday, July 27th. Le Vian is taking over 75% of our store to display hundreds of one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces with their famous exotic colored stones.

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We will be serving a signature drink, the Le Vian Peach Mule (our take on the Moscow Mule!), and we will also have Caprese Kabobs, cucumber finger sandwiches, hand-made chocolate truffles, and fresh chocolate chip cookies for you to enjoy!

One of the things that we love most about Le Vian is that they only use the top 10% of colored stones. This gives their jewelry its signature glamour and stunning design. The most amazing part is they have breathtaking pieces available for everyone’s price point!

Le Vian jewelry is also known for being fashion-forward. Each year we always look forward to their fashion trend forecast and this year they did not disappoint.  We love the Blush (Peach Morganite) and Denim (Deep Sea Blue Topaz) trends! Look at these amazing Peach Morganite rings accented with white and chocolate diamonds.  Does it get any better than this?

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Well, it does! Because everyone who RSVPs + attends our event will be entered to win a stunning Le Vian Peach Morganite ring valued at $999! RSVP here: www.meigsjewelry.com/LeVianRSVP

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We will have jewelry available to shop in every color and stone imaginable and you will be able to trade in your old Le Vian pieces for something new (with Le Vian’s required paperwork and proof of purchase). So mark your calendars for the 27th—it’ll be a dazzling day of colorful jewels and heirloom-worthy beauties you don’t want to miss!

Remember, just for RSVPing and stopping by, you could win a gorgeous Le Vian ring! Don’t forget to RSVP here: www.meigsjewelry.com/LeVianRSVP

 

Community

Meigs Jewelry is Holding the Baton with Relay for Life

To hear the tragic news that you or a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer is the most dreaded words that anyone can imagine. Unless you have fought the fight the magnitude of the sickness is incomprehensible. Four years ago my naivety changed when our very dear friend and co-worker, Debbie Miller was diagnosed with breast cancer. The bravery and determination that she exhibited during her battle were more than I could imagine. She fought the fight with such grace and won.  Debbie is now cancer free and we couldn’t be happier for her as she and husband Randall are truly living life and cherishing every moment!

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United as our store family we walked, taking a stance against cancer.  We joined forces raising awareness and money with over 5,000 other communities throughout 27 countries.  It brings great pride knowing that our small contribution joined with others around the world is making a difference.

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And the race begins!  So awesome to see the parade of survivors headed by little Mae Mae Cochran!

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Tracy and Denton took the first leg of the evening followed by Mike, Tammy, and Zoey!

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Team Meigs cheesing it up for the camera.  We were so glad to have been able to take part in such a worthy cause!  We LOVE our awesome town!

 

Events

Looking Back: 57 Years of Meigs Jewelry

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To think back over the years is kind of a blur.  1986 seems like yesterday but then again it really doesn’t. Paula and I had just found new love and were graduating from high school, a time of big hair and big glasses!  And look how we rocked them both!

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While Paula and I were trudging through college.  Al and Phyllis (aka mom and dad) led the way with our new jewelry endeavor. Together we made the commitment to making Meigs Jewelry the best!

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Over the past 29 years, Meigs has moved locations 3 times all in the same block.  

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Our last move was a doozy!

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Hinds Department Store’s building, an icon in Tahlequah sat empty for several years before we decided to make an investment in our downtown and renovated our new home.

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The complete renovation was sure worth the sweat and toil! Don’t you agree?

We love our location on the corner of Tahlequah’s historic Cherokee Court House Square, right in the middle of the hustle and bustle. The building’s history runs deep as it originally housed the Dawes Commission during the turn of the century.  The Dawes Commission was the office of the US Government that handed out land allotments to the Cherokee people.


Sharing some of our jewelry family photos

Over the years we sure have enjoyed you, our valued customers.  Here are a few of our photos of you over the years.  We hope that you to share some of your photos on our social media profiles. Make sure to tag us!  Each picture posted gives you an entry into our $1,000 gift card giveaway!

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Terry Webb has been lighting up our showroom with her smile and spirit for so many years!  This cute little number “The Fashionista” she put together one Halloween!  We love you Terry!

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Parade Time:  The Plumb family is near and dear to our hearts. We have so enjoyed watching their four beautiful daughters grow up and have families of their own.  This is what we absolutely love.  The relationships from one generation to the next.  

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Here our son Connor between two of Tahlequah’s finest ladies at a wedding 10 years ago. Dr. Adele and Ms. Anne are truly family!  We miss Anne so very much!

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Reindeer Games: Our Jewelry team over the years has certainly grown and anytime we get together there is going to be a laugh or two!

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Thank you all for making the past 57 of Meigs Jewelry a joyful time for our Meigs family! We can’t wait to see YOUR photos and hear YOUR stories about how Meigs has been a part of your life.  Remember that each photo shared (please tag us for your entry to count!) counts as an additional entry for our giveaway!

To enter on Instagram, simply tag us in your post. To enter on Facebook, comment on the Facebook post, post on our wall, or tag us in a photo on your personal profile (just make sure you change your privacy settings to “public” for your entry to count!)

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Meigs 57th Anniversary Sale! April 28 – May 13

 

The year 1960 seems like such a long time ago, 57 years to be exact.  It’s hard to believe John F. Kennedy was our President and the average cost to buy a home here in America was just over $2500. Times have certainly changed over the years but the principals of trust and integrity that Meigs Jewelry was built upon 57 years ago are still the foundation that we pride ourselves on today.

The confidence that you, our valued jewelry family, has placed in us over the years is our biggest compliment.  To have the honor of being trusted by families in some instances over three generations is our greatest honor and for that, we are forever grateful.

In celebration, we are inviting all of you to come in and sign up for our $1,000 gift card give-a-way and of course, there is no purchase required.  While you are here we hope that enjoy our signature drink, the infamous “White Diamond.”  Whether it’s the non-alcohol version or the one that has a little something extra, they pair wonderfully well with our fresh baked chocolate chip cookies.  Yum!

Another way to win our grand prize is sharing with us your own personal photos.  We do love nostalgia and what better way to reminisce the years than by sharing a special picture that comes to mind when you think of Meigs Jewelry!  For each picture that you post on Facebook and tag us in, you will receive an additional entry to our special give-a-way drawing.

So stop in to see us and post those pictures to win BIG! We are proud to have been part of this awesome community over the past 57 years and look forward to many more!

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Turnpike Troubadours – Habitat for Humanity Benefit Concert – April 15th

Taking it back to their roots on Morgan Street, the Turnpike Troubadours will be performing in Downtown Tahlequah at the Pavilion by Norris Park on April 15th.

We want to give our Meigs family a chance to attend the concert on us, so be watching our Facebook and Instagram for a chance to win a pair of tickets!

Tickets can be purchased at the Tahlequah Chamber of Commerce for $30 or at the event for $40. With only 1,200 tickets available, I wouldn’t wait long! The Chamber of Commerce is expecting to raise $25,000-$35,000 for the Habitat for Humanity – Meigs Jewelry is proud to be involved in such an impactful event for our community.

It started as a far fetched idea from a small group of Northeastern State University students in Dana Eversol’s campaigns class. It didn’t take long for it to materialize into much more than anyone could have imagined. The concert will benefit Habitat for Humanity and all proceeds will go toward the building of homes in the Tahlequah community.

This is the Troubadours first benefit concert to be a part of and they are so excited to help Tahlequah since this city is near and dear to their hearts. You can find bits and pieces of Cherokee County throughout all of Turnpike’s albums making this a special place in their hearts – it’s a part of who they are!

We truly love our home and are so excited for the concert! Turnpike for Tahlequah will be an event to remember with an effect that will be felt long after April 15th. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Local

2017 Spring Clean Up!

Saturday was such a beautiful day in Tahlequah and to see the hustle and bustle throughout town truly warms our hearts. Meigs Jewelry is so proud to be part of our community, one that cares and gladly volunteers for a cause. Between the “Hero Dash” raising money for child welfare, NSU’s Big Event sending out hundreds of volunteers into the private sectors of our community, and “My Tahlequah’s” cleanup, it was a BUSY day!!!

This year, we had 15 Meigs Jewelry volunteers participating in My Tahlequah’s 3rd Annual Spring Clean Up. Part of our team gave the iron work and lamp posts around the Chamber building a shiny new coat of black paint.

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Others painted the iron railings on Delaware from Water Street to Muskogee Ave. In addition, we freshened our bump out and planted new trees on the south side of our building and picked up trash throughout downtown.

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A busy day of work, but we are never too busy to break for lunch. We all enjoyed a delicious “Boom Burger Basket” from the Boomerang! Yum!

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The real reward is seeing the sense of community that we live amidst. Tahlequah, we are proud to call you home!

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Join us for the 3rd Annual Spring Clean Up with MyTahlequah

It’s time for the 3rd Annual Spring Clean Up with MyTahlequah. This organization was founded to promote the cleanliness and beauty of our special town. Meigs Jewelry is so excited to participate and join hands with the hundreds of volunteers that participate in this event each year.

It is scheduled to take place on Saturday, April 1st from 10 am until 2 pm. We will meet at the NSU Activity Center parking lot for a kickoff breakfast and group photo before heading out to our perspective jobs. We love the camaraderie of our quaint town and being a part of making it a more beautiful place for all to enjoy.  If you, your family, or business would like to participate as well, please go to www.mytahlequah.com and register.  Together we can make a difference!

The Meigs Jewelry “Clean Team” consists of twelve employees and family members ranging from all ages. You can find us Saturday in our green MyTahlequah t-shirts sprucing up the flowers in our bump-out on Muskogee Avenue, cleaning and weeding the bricks on Delaware Street, and clearing out our back alley.

Philanthropy and community service is part of the Meigs Jewelry culture and we always are looking for ways to give back to our surrounding Tahlequah area as often as we can. Last year the Spring Clean Up had over 650 volunteers, and how impressive would it be to top that number in 2017!

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Diamonds, Engagement/Wedding Rings, Rings

Five Things to Know BEFORE You Get Engaged

With the holidays coming up, it’s the season for families and friends to gather together. With so many loved ones together, it also makes it the perfect time to get engaged! It’s such an exciting moment and while your love is the main focus, you can’t help but want your ring to also steal the show!

I’m a part of hundreds of couples’ engagements every year with the help of Meigs Jewelry. And I’m also a part of all too many engagement ring blunders that I think are highly preventable. Through my years of engagement ring expertise, I’ve compiled a list of five things I want you to know before you get engaged!

You can’t try on your Pinterest board

Have you ever seen a dress in the store that you absolutely love so much that you dash to the register and buy it without even trying it on? I mean, why would you? It’s beautiful and gorgeous and the color is to die for!! Then you get home… and it looks like a potato sack hanging on you… And you go back to the store in a retail walk of shame to return the dress that deceivingly did you wrong. If only you had tried it on! Pinterest is a great resource to do some pre-shopping for a ring. There are literally infinite options that you can spend hours sifting through. But while options are limitless, there are limits to what Pinterest can do. You can’t physically try on the things that you pin… So come in and try them on, let us size your finger, and make a wish list of your absolute favorite rings.

 

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More than One Day to Make your Dream Ring

There are many instances where the engagement ring of your dreams can walk out the door with your soon-to-be fiancé. But there are also just as many instances where the ring may take more time to create! All rings in the showroom are in a “stock size”. Majority of designers’ stock size is a 6.5. If your finger size is any more than one size smaller or larger, we recommend that we let the designers make the ring to specially fit your finger. Sizing over one size typically jeopardizes the integrity of any accent or side stones on the ring. There are also many times that you want a customized touch to your ring. Maybe it needs to be rose gold, be made to fit a certain size diamond, or something made completely custom. These things take time, so be sure to take that into consideration. The average time frame for these types of things is four to six weeks. I can promise you it will be worth the wait!

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There’s more than 4 Cs

If you have done any research on diamonds, I can guarantee you’ve come across the “4 Cs” – cut, carat, color, and clarity. But there are two more very important Cs that don’t get talk about too often. There’s another cut that you need to know about. This is the cut regarding how a jeweler cuts a rough diamond into the diamond that you see in a ring. If it is cut too tall or too shallow, the light can’t reflect back out and give you a sparkly diamond. If a diamond is cut correctly you will be blown away by the brilliance of the stone. The last C that you may have heard about, but not fully understand are Certificates. Many diamonds are certified by different entities stating what the color and clarity are, as well as other diamond grading factors. But did you know that legally a diamond’s certificate can be incorrect by up to two grades? Our most trusted diamond grader is the GIA, Gemological Institute of America. They are known for being spot on and giving honest certificates. Our owner, Todd Mutzig, is certified by the GIA and makes sure all diamonds grades match accordingly to their diamond!

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Where is your jeweler?

While every jewelry store has jewelry, not every store has a jeweler! Meigs Jewelry is lucky enough to have two in-store jewelers. So what happens if you need your ring repaired and the store doesn’t have a jeweler on site? Well, the store is in partnership with an outside jeweler that picks the repairs up weekly or so. They are then taken to an outside location where thousands of other repairs form multiple stores are also taken. That’s sounds like a lot of opportunities for jewelry to be lost, stolen, or mixed up to me! Did I mention that they turn around time is several weeks, sometimes months… We guarantee all of our repairs in one week!

 

Something old, something new, something…?

Borrowed! And we can even make it something blue if you desire! With every engagement ring purchased at Meigs Jewelry you become eligible to be a part of our Something Borrowed program. For your wedding day, we invite you to choose a piece of jewelry valued up to $10,000 to make your big day extra special. Now, isn’t that something to get excited about?! It’s one of the biggest perks of getting your ring at Meigs Jewelry

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Jacie Holmes Something Borrowed

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Designer Spotlight, Diamonds, Earrings, Fashion, Gifts, Local, Obsessions, Rings, Trends

Gifts Under $500 for a Savvy Shopper

For as long as I can remember I have loved giving gifts. I take time and find exactly what each of my family members and close friends will absolutely love. But I always give the best gifts to myself.

I recently finished my summer school course for my MBA with an A, so I thought I would treat myself with a “Congratulations!” gift. I am a self proclaimed savvy self shopper; I did my research and found the best items for under $500 at Meigs Jewelry.

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  1. Gifts for My Inner Fashionista

I thought I would start with one of the hottest jewelry trends right now. I have been on the hunt for the perfect statement necklace. The Kendra Scott Harlow necklace has statement written all over it. I even was able to snag a pair of earrings to match and stay below my budget. I chose the Harlow necklace in the Raw Cut Lapis as well as the Brinkley bracelet and Elle earrings. My grand total was $335. I guess that means I can get a dress to match my new KSD!

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  1. Gifts for My Fashion Forward Side

Yes, you can certainly get a fabulous line like Le Vian for under $500. I’m maxing out my budget on this one, totaling $499. It is the perfect ring to start my Le Vian collection. It features Strawberry Gold and their signature Chocolate Diamonds. What I love about buying a piece of Le Vian is their trade up program. Right before Christmas, Meigs Jewelry holds a Le Vian trunk show. The entire store is filled with Le Vian jewelry. I can bring my birthday ring and they give me exactly what I paid for it and I can trade it up for something brand new that is at least $500 more. Merry Christmas to me!

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  1. Gifts for the Stylish Guys

Okay, I know I’m shopping for me. But I know all the guys out there would like to buy something for themselves as well. So I did a quick peruse around the store to find what a man could buy himself for under $500. I found some of the coolest things that look much more expensive than $500. William Henry makes handmade knives here in the United States as well as money clips and pens. I found a truly unique money clip that is inlaid with actual coral and black spinels. This one rings up at $495.

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  1. Gifts for my Glam Side

A true investment that can be made at Meigs Jewelry is to get a pair of diamond studs. Diamond studs are gifts that never go out of style and can be worn any and every day. Set in 18 karat white gold, our ¼ carat total weight diamond studs are right at $499. My favorite thing about our diamond studs is the trade up program. We will give you exactly what you paid for your first pair towards you second pair, and you just pay the difference. On my next shopping spree I can upgrade to the ½ carat total weight earrings for only $600! Don’t you love seeing things grow, especially diamonds!!

 

Well I honestly can’t choose which one I want to get as my “Congratulations!” gift! If only I could buy them all… Next time you need a gift for a loved one or even for yourself, be sure to stop by Meigs Jewelry to get something special!

-Rian Cragar