To extend their thanks to the Northwest Indiana community, Albert’s Diamond Jewelers opened its doors as they kicked off the 2018 holiday season at the 24th Annual Customer Appreciation Gala. Albert’s clientele was invited to join in the fun as Albert’s offered their friends-and-family discount to all those attending the gala.
“Every year we throw a family event for our best clientele,” Joshua Halpern, President at Albert’s Diamond Jewelers, said. “We like to bring in trunk shows from all of our top designers. People today are seeing the newest in designs from all over the world.”
Halpern regards the event as an opportunity to show their appreciation of the customers that make Albert’s such a success.
“We’re thankful for everyone out there in Northwest Indiana,” Halpern said. “[This event] is something great to give back to our clients and customers. Everybody here is having a great time. It’s a great kick off.”
Those attending the Annual Customer Appreciation Gala got a chance to check out the jeweler’s latest addition, the Ashley Lauren Collection. A collaborative effort between Ashley Halpern and husband Joshua Halpern, the Ashley Lauren Collection features innovative, exquisite, and quality pieces of jewelry.
“This collaboration started back in January,” Ashley Halpern said. “We wanted to do something that was just for the store with our clients specifically in mind. We wanted to include things that weren’t really done before and things that we didn’t carry, but were things that we love.”
Attendees gathered around the Ashley Lauren Collection, picking up their favorite pieces before someone else could. For many, the collection showcased things they had not seen before at Albert’s, including hand-selected vintage coins transformed into unique pieces for women and exceptionally large stones meant to easily withstand daily wear.
“We’ve really had fun coming up with things that we think are unique and things that people haven’t seen before,” Ashley Halpern said. “I am blown away that so many people came to see my collection.”
Halpern hopes the collection will inspire women to treat themselves to special pieces of jewelry to celebrate their own personal success and self-love. Angela Jones adorned a gorgeous ring designed by Ashley Halpern that Jones purchased to celebrate her two-year anniversary of opening her own business.
“I’m thrilled,” Jones said. “She did a great job. For me, it’s something I wear everyday.”
The Ashley Lauren Collection was displayed alongside the impressive collections of Albert’s vendors, including those of A. Jaffe, Amden, Christopher Designs, Dvani, John Hardy, Kabana, Marco Bicego, Movado, Spark, Tag Heuer, and William Henry. Angelique Crown represented Jaffe 1892, a vendor that features exceptional stones and offers over 75 years of experience in the diamond industry.
“We have a lot of beautiful people who come in regularly,” Crown said of the guests attending the gala. “It’s so nice to see the same folks come in year after year.”
As the clientele tried on their favorite pieces, they enjoyed celebrating their love of jewelry with the community at this family-friendly event. Guests sampled the various catered hors d'oeuvre and specialty cocktails amidst the extravagant holiday themed decorations. As smiles lit up across the faces of Albert’s staff and of the clients, it was easy to feel the mutual appreciation in the room.
“Albert’s is a very unique store,” Crown said. “There isn’t another like it in the world, certainly not in the US. They’re just a great family, fabulous people with a fantastic collection of anything anyone could want to enjoy.”
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