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Layaway Plan

Have you ever wanted to own a piece of fine jewelry, but thought you couldn’t afford it? Perhaps, spending $10,000,  $25,000, or $45,000, seems like too much to schedule at one time. We have the perfect solution - with as little as 20% down and with monthly payments you can reserve your treasured jewelry in our super flexible layaway plan with Zero financing charges! 

 Purchase what you want and use convenient monthly payments to get you to your goal over the time period that works for your budget.  Pay as little or much as you want each month and work within a time frame that is convenient.  Together,  we can come up with payment options that work for you.

And with just 20% down, your piece stays secure in our safe until your last payment. 

 We accept all major credit cards for our automatic layaway program but you can choose to make additional payments or pay the entire balance at any time.

For in stock items, if for any reason you need to cancel your order after 30 days from order date, there will be a cancellation fee of 10% the total of your order. There is no cancellation fee before 30 days.   Custom designed items are, of course, not available for return.

As an extra incentive, from now until December 24 you will also receive our fabulous T. Foster & Co. gift bag! 

Call us today to place an order with our layaway program

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A new kind of ring

A couple of weeks ago in one of my blogs I mentioned that Suzanne and I were hunting for a morganite for an engagement ring (read that blog here). Yes! A morganite for an engagement ring, had to say that twice because once I show you're going to want one too! 

Quick story! 

A customer came in wanting to buy an engagement ring for his beautiful girlfriend.. As any couple that have been together do, she hinted at how her perfect engagement ring might look like.  He told Suzanne that he wanted a "pink morganite diamond". Pink diamonds are extremely rare and are hard to find. However, "morganite" is an similarly colored stone that has a beauty all its own, just as a pink diamond does. Suzanne and I went up to New York and found   the most beautiful stone imaginable. When Suzanne showed the young man,  he loved it, so we went straight to work.

The ideal ring had a very delicate band, all totally set with diamonds with a highlighted stand alone pink morganite.  The added challenge was that it also had to be ready by a certain day, HER BIRTHDAY, which was just one week away!  He proposed to her on her birthday, and I am sure that this was a surprise that she was absolutely thrilled to receive. 

Now the RING! 

Sadly, not for sale :(

Sadly, not for sale :(

Look at this beauty! Myself and the rest of the staff had been excited to see how this turned out. And, I must say that is a close to perfect ring if not perfect. Let me remind you that this ring has to be one of my favorite rings we have done.

I must say that a pink diamond this size would cost just about $2M! But, this morganite that totals a little over 4 carats draws attention. With a rock this size you can bet that she will be turning heads.

Emeralds!

Do you love emeralds?

Well, I have the rings for you. We just made three new emerald rings that are absolutely stunning. During our Harvest Day Open House, we all got to wear some of our favorite jewelry. I realized that not only is green my favorite color, but it also looks great on me. Now I'm obsessed with emeralds.

Here is a picture of me and the rest of the staff wearing our favorites in case you weren't able to make it to Harvest Day!

If you're curious about those collections you can just click on the pictures to browse. 


Your Friends will be green with envy

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Look at these spectacular new rings that we just added to our collection! These three one-of-a-kind rings that are just perfect for everyday wear- as right or left rings! (Don't you think?)

Each of these rings are unique and have something that makes them stand out. And because I like to talk about each piece on its own here are more pictures! Hope you love them as much as I do.

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Now take a look at this beauty! This meticulously made, 18K white gold ring is accented with 2 square emeralds totaling 0.86 carats, and 0.63 carats of oval, round and baguette diamonds. The variety in the diamond shapes really sets this ring apart.

Look at that detail! This is an 18K white gold ring with 2 square emeralds totaling 0.72 carats, 0.69 carats of round, pear-shaped, and baguette diamonds. To die for.

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Last, but not least is this 18K yellow gold ring with a unique crossover design. A pair of rare Sandawana emeralds in a trillion cut, totaling 0.76 carats is accented with an additional 0.20 carats of diamonds. Beautiful and perfect for everyday wear.

Harvest Day Open House

Our Harvest Day Open House was a great success and we have all of our visitors to thank for it! In case you weren't able to make it, I'll tell you all about it here.

Our day started at 12:30 when many of our loyal customers came walking in through the door and saw our completely new space. While we were showcasing our Prestige Collectionmany of you were stunned by the architecture (you can thank our architect, Joel Petty, for that). This historical Victorian home was transformed in to our magnificent retail space, perfect for our magnificent jewelry. 

At 1:00, the live music began. I had a lot of questions about the guitarist performing on the porch. His name is Dave Baker and you can book him here! His music was a wonderful backdrop to get us in the mood for a delightful cocktail party.

We saw many familiar faces, stopping in to chat with Tim and Suzanne, marvel at our new location, and add things to their wishlists or jewelry collection. We also got to meet many new people and introduce ourselves.

Many people arrived early and waited patiently for Princeton Girlchoir to start at 3 - and they were fantastic!

We are grateful to all of our visitors for making our event so much fun! Thank you for a great day and we will see again soon for our next event.

 

 
 

Here's a short excerpt of the wonderful performance by Princeton Girlchoir:

 
 
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Stones, Gems, & Pearls

Yesterday I went on an adventure with Suzanne to NYC. Every Thursday she goes up to work with her contacts in the city to make sure that our clients are getting nothing but the best. As an apprentice I am getting to learn a lot of the business. It was especially fun yesterday because I got to go on the hunt for the perfect diamond for an engagement ring! Yes, an engagement ring - I am such a sucker when it comes to this topic!


Let's get back on topic and talk more about what it was like to go hunting for the best stones out there. And, let me tell you that sometimes we have to go to multiple places to find exactly what we are looking for! In order to make the perfect piece of jewelry we meticulously work out the design, search out the finest materials, then have our master jewelers hand-assemble it to make an impeccable final product. Each jeweler has their own specialty, from mold-making, to setting, to wire-work. Yesterday I was focused on finding the gem that our customer wanted... and we searched for it until it lived up to our expectations (and those of our customer). Now, I won't say more about that because I don't want to ruin any surprises. But you can always count on T. Foster & Co. to give you the outcome you deserve and want!

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Wednesday was a prep day- Suzanne made sure that we had everything in order for our trip to NYC. On Thursday we took a train and away we went for a fun-filled day! It's good to get out of the office and still get work done.

Another one of our exciting stops was finding the perfect pearl. I talked about where pearls come from on the last blog (you can read it here) and they come in all different shapes and sizes.

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Yesterday, we were looking for black Tahitian pearls, which I learned are more likely to have imperfections than a cultured round pearl. Therefore, finding the perfect pearl can take a lot of time. We met with our pearl dealer to expand our stock. What we are planning is a surprise but I just gave you a major hint!

Finding the perfect gem, pearl, or stone takes a lot of time! Suzanne has mastered this art and is able to get everything done in just one busy, fun, (and exhausting!) day.