Want to put a little sparkle in your weekend? If you're looking for the perfect engagement ring or just want the chance to see rare designer stones, stop by Wixon Jewelers in Bloomington for its Diamond Designer Event April 15-16. Since the store's founding in 1988, Dan and Hope Wixon have established a reputation as local authorities on designer watches, antique pieces, and dazzling custom jewelry. Wixon employs three on-site watch makers, three on-site goldsmiths, and four graduate gemologists. This expert team will guide you through Wixon's huge selection to find what's right for you.
The Diamond Designer Event offers a rare opportunity to view and try on entire collections from designers MaeVona, JB Star, and Mark Patterson. Meet Mark himself to discuss his line of classic ring styles, and chat with lead consuls from JB Star and MaeVona. "The three different lines are so incredibly different," says Jessica Becker, the diamond department manager at Wixon. "We'll have an awesome selection of unique pieces."
If you're looking for something a little unexpected, you'll love Scottish designer MaeVona's creative rings. Or, if you want to go traditional, take a look at Mark Patterson's classic, sleek designs. JB Star, a brand known for it's luxurious look, will display the event's guaranteed show-stopper: a 4.31 carat fancy pink diamond worth approximately $2 million (pictured above). This museum-quality, oval-cut stone is flanked by two fancy yellow half moon diamonds and set in a diamond pave setting with a platinum band. "In the world of diamonds, fancy pink diamonds are considered to be one of the most rare and sought-after diamonds," says Becker.
Wixon Jewelers distinguishes itself from other jewelry stores by maintaining a dedication to quality pieces. The jewelers hand-inspect each piece to make sure the ring doesn't just look great when you try it on, but will stay beautiful during years of daily wear. "No bride wants a ring where all the diamonds are going to start falling out a year later," says Becker. "There's a ring here for everyone." Wixon Jewelers, 9955 Lyndale Ave. S., Bloomington, 952-881-8862, wixonjewelers.com