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Creative Ideas for The PERFECT Engagement! Tip 4

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The holidays are the most popular time of year for popping the big question! Are YOU getting engaged over the holidays or know someone who is?

We’re sharing some creative engagement ideas to help in the planning of YOUR big moment!

TIP #4: Profess your love at Thanksgiving! According to the blog Your Engagement 101,  there are three top reasons that THANKSGIVING is the perfect day for getting engaged:

  1. It’s a day about giving thanks so the speech writes itself
  2. The family is already there to celebrate
  3. Better yet–you can get the family involved!

 

At American Jewelry and Loan, we have the beautiful bridal jewelry you’re looking for–buy it with our easy financing, protect it with our Lifetime Care Plan!

Stop by one of our THREE Metro Detroit stores to view our unmatched selection of bridal jewelry including GIA Certified stones. Ask about our custom designs using the latest 3-D CAD technology. Looking to buy online? Send an email to our sales team with your specifications and we’ll connect you to one of our Certified Gemologists.

 

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Creative Ideas for The PERFECT Engagement! Tip 3

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Christmas Eve is the biggest single day of the year for popping the big question! Are YOU getting engaged over the holidays or know someone who is?

We’re sharing some creative engagement ideas to help in the planning of YOUR big moment!

TIP #3: Tie a red velvet ribbon from one spot in your home to another. Attach little notes recalling perfect moments in your relationship along the way. Wait for your partner at the end of the ribbon with the ring in hand.

At American Jewelry and Loan, we have the beautiful bridal jewelry you’re looking for–buy it with our easy financing, protect it with our Lifetime Care Plan!

Stop by one of our THREE Metro Detroit stores to view our unmatched selection of bridal jewelry including GIA Certified stones. Ask about our custom designs using the latest 3-D CAD technology. Looking to buy online? Send an email to our sales team with your specifications and we’ll connect you to one of our Certified Gemologists.

 

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American Jewelry and Loan offers the widest selection of affordable luxury items in the area — all at a fraction of the price that you’ll find at the mall. Buy with our easy financing and protect your purchase with our warranty program. Our inventory changes daily — email one of our sales professionals for personalized service!

 

Creative Ideas for The PERFECT Engagement! Tip 2

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Christmas Eve is the biggest single day of the year for popping the big question! Are YOU getting engaged over the holidays or know someone who is?

We’re sharing some creative engagement ideas to help in the planning of YOUR big moment!

TIP #2: Spell it out with Christmas ornaments — we love this idea from www.howheasked.com.  Using alphabet ornaments, spell out the words “Marry Me” on a tree at the cutting farm or tree lot:

At American Jewelry and Loan, we have the beautiful bridal jewelry you’re looking for–buy it with our easy financing, protect it with our Lifetime Care Plan!

Stop by one of our THREE Metro Detroit stores to view our unmatched selection of bridal jewelry including GIA Certified stones. Ask about our custom designs using the latest 3-D CAD technology. Looking to buy online? Send an email to our ecommerce team with your specifications and we’ll connect you to one of our Certified Gemologists.

 

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Creative Ideas for The PERFECT Engagement! Tip 1

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Christmas Eve is the biggest single day of the year for popping the big question! Are YOU getting engaged over the holidays or know someone who is?

We’re sharing some creative engagement ideas to help in the planning of YOUR big moment!

TIP #1: Make it Merry and BRIGHT — use christmas lights to spell out the big question. Check out this YouTuber who used the decorations to get into the spirit (she said YES!):

At American Jewelry and Loan, we have the beautiful bridal jewelry you’re looking for–buy it with our easy financing, protect it with our Lifetime Care Plan!

Stop by one of our THREE Metro Detroit stores to view our unmatched selection of bridal jewelry including GIA Certified stones. Ask about our custom designs using the latest 3-D CAD technology. Looking to buy online? Send an email to our ecommerce team with your specifications and we’ll connect you to one of our Certified Gemologists.

 

Northern Michigan Adventure: Search for a hidden treasure

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The following is a summary from our staff member Michael, who is a part of our workforce diversity program.

Northern Michigan can be a mystery to some people, even to southern Michiganders, but even more so Michigan’s Upper Peninsula can be a mysterious place. While Michigan is world reknown for being an Automotive state, an industrial state, and now a rust belt state, its history as a Mining state is largely forgotten. Tucked away in the North Western corner of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is the Keweenaw Peninsula, jetting off into Lake Superior. The Keweenaw region at one time produced more copper than anywhere else on earth, earning it the nickname Copper Country. A name that sticks to this day. Today it refers more the State and National parks that preserve its Copper Mining history rather than one of the richest boomtown stories in history.

During the Great Depression the Keweenaw Peninsula of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula had fallen on hard times. Because of this it was one of the first regions in the United States to receive the aid of the newly commissioned WPA (Workers Progress Administration). The WPA in the Keweenaw, built many needed infrastructure projects. They built highway 41, schools, irrigation, replanting of forests and more. Curiously though among the many projects they made 3 stone boat statues out of scrap construction materials. The purpose of the stone boats today isn’t exactly clear as their existence has faded from people’s memory. Even more so, what inspired them to be built in the first place.

The boats are constructed to look like warships. Stones stacked and cemented together form the body and walls of the boats, features such as gun barrels and smoke stacks are formed out of scrap metal pipes and tubes which are nestled into the cement that holds the boat structure together. In the 1930s brand new the boats must of looked amazing.

Today two of the stone boats can still be found in the Keweenaw and in relatively good condition. One boat is located near town of Kearsarge along side U.S. 41. It has been made into a Veteran’s Memorial site which allows it regular upkeep. The second boat is located in a neighborhood north of Calumet named Centennial Heights. It rests in a small neighborhood park. Where the neighborhood’s homes now stand surrounding this small park, a school once stood adjacent to it. The park formerly being the school’s playground. We can only imagine the epic adventures kids of that school must have had while playing on the stone boat during recess.

The third stone boat though it would seem hasn’t been so fortunate. Infact to many locals it is practically forgotten and lost. While records pertaining to the stone boats are scarce, a determined few have pieced together the available information to find the third boat’s location in the woods. It was recently rediscovered and its ruins verified. It is located in the woods off of U.S. 41. Instead of seeing a boat at this site, we now see a pile of rubble consumed by the surrounding trees, bushes and grasses. The bow of the boat forms a pile of rubble, going back from there once can see constructed stone walls, just like those of the other boats that form the boat’s stern. Where metal pipes once formed the boat’s guns and smokestacks we now have branches of trees and bushes piercing and growing over its stone hull. Reasons for it’s state of disrepair are at this time uncertain. Some feel that the harsh weather and lack of maintenance was enough to destroy it, others speculate vandalism. While we aren’t certain of the exact cause, we can be certain a lack of attention lead it to its fate. At some point between the 1930s and the present day, the course of U.S. 41 was altered and put space between the boat and the highway. This separation may have lead to its lack of visibility and cost it the attention it would desperately need in the years to come for it to survive like it’s siblings have. For now we don’t know what the future holds for the third boat’s ruins, but we can be certains that they will remain sitting silently in the woods off U.S. 41.

 

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April is Financial Literacy Month: Resources from Greenpath Financial Wellness

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April is Financial Literacy Month and American Jewelry and Loan is proud to partner with Junior Achievement, Operation Hope, and Greenpath Financial Wellness, to offer Financial Literacy workshops for our customers. Learn more about upcoming events HERE.

From our partners at Greenpath Financial Wellness, here are five quick tips to help you on the path to financial wellness this year.

1. Open a separate savings account to force yourself to build an emergency savings fund. Make it separate from your main financial institution, with no ATM card, so you will be forced to go into a branch to withdraw money.

2. Educate yourself. Check out some books on personal finance or subscribe to a magazine or personal finance blog.*

3. Pull your credit score and report. A good way to start the year is to find out exactly where you stand financially. Download your credit report (one free each year from each of the three main reporting bureaus) at www.annualcreditreport.com.

4. Plan ahead. Get in the habit each night of preparing for the next day: Packing lunches, prepping breakfast and dinner.  That way you will not be tempted to buy convenience food on the run, because you are rushed.

5. Unsubscribe. Remove the temptation of impulse buying online by unsubscribing from retail email.  This can take some time, but, ultimately, you will save time and money by not being bombarded with emails “deals”, tempting you to buy.

Read the full article at www.greenpath.com. 

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