Apr 21st

The Smartest Way to Look Sharp: Understanding Pre-Owned Luxury Watches

Would you love to add a Rolex to your watch collection but also need to keep your budget under control? You can have everything you want by taking advantage of what Orange County’s savviest watch buyers know: The Jewelry Box of Lake Forest is your go-to destination for pre-owned luxury watches. Certified Pre-Owned Luxury Watches: All The Style, All The Savings The Jewelry Box of Lake Forest is continually buying…

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Apr 14th

Snap Into Spring & Win!

We’re trying something new and we want you to be part of it. For the first time ever, The Jewelry Box of Lake Forest is running the Snap Into Spring Facebook Contest. It should be a lot of fun, and gives you a great opportunity to check out all the new jewelry we’ve just added to the showcases. Here’s how it works: Come Visit The Jewelry Box of Lake Forest….

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Apr 5th

Celebrating 5 Years of Making Mother’s Day Magical: How You Can Help

Five years ago, The Jewelry Box of Lake Forest team had an idea. We would collect beauty and toiletry items here in the store, and use them to create Beauty Bags. South County Outreach would distribute these bags to local Moms in need just in time for Mother’s Day. Life’s little luxuries can really put a smile on your face when times are tough. Our friends and customers came through,…

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Apr 4th

Diamonds: Discover April’s Spellbinding Birthstone

As we were preparing this post, the news came that one of the largest diamonds ever found has been discovered in Sierra Leone. The 706 (!) carat stone was discovered by a pastor working with hand tools in his spare time – talk about a lucky discovery. As you might expect, this gigantic diamond is expected to sell for millions of dollars. If you’re looking for some diamond jewelry that’s…

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Mar 8th

It’s Transformation Time: The Jewelry Box of Lake Forest Remount Event is April 4th!

Do you have pieces of jewelry that never, ever get worn? It happens! Sometimes jewelry spends its life stuck in a dresser drawer because it’s broken: a stone has gotten lost or the piece got bent out of shape. Other times, the jewelry’s in great condition, but it’s a little lacking in the style department. Every now and then, our customers have told us they have jewelry they actually love…

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Feb 27th

Amazing Amethyst: Fun Facts About February’s Birthstone

Amethyst has been one of mankind’s favorite gemstones since ancient times. It’s easy to see why: amethyst is most well-known for its striking purple color, which can range from a very, very light lavender to a deep intense royal purple. This color is caused by natural iron deposits in the Earth that occur where the amethyst crystals are formed; the more iron present, the more intense the purple color. Iron…

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Feb 15th

It’s Time for Your Silver To Shine: Silver Restoration Event March 1st and 2nd

They say March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb, but here at The Jewelry Box of Lake Forest, we’re expecting March to start with the stunning shine and sparkle of freshly polished silver! Our very popular Silver Restoration Event is scheduled for March 1st and 2nd. Here’s what you need to know: Tarnish Happens – To Everyone: If your silverware, silver coffee set, or silver…

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Feb 11th

Watermelon Tourmaline

Christine and Jack recently attended the Tucson Gem Fair with one goal… to came back with some gorgeous goodies.  Well, we are happy to report Mission Accomplished!  Introducing our new collection of Sliced Watermelon Tourmaline. Tourmaline gemstones can be found in all colors of the rainbow. Most tourmaline gemstones display two or more colors in a single stone (or two tones of the same color). Tourmaline crystals that exhibit green…

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Feb 7th

The Jewelry Box of Lake Forest Amazing All-in-One Valentine’s Day Package Deal!

WE WILL BE OPEN ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13th! This year, Valentine’s Day is Tuesday, February 14th. Fill your darling’s heart with happiness and joy by taking advantage of The Jewelry Box of Lake Forest’s Amazing All-in-One Valentine’s Day Package Deal, available Friday & Saturday, February 10th & 11th AND Monday and Tuesday, February 13th & 14th (closed Sunday, February 12th)! Here’s how it works: Step One: Choose a Beautiful Piece…

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Feb 7th

Great Valentine’s Day Gifts Under $300! See Our Staff’s Fave Picks…

Mare’s Favorite Oval Blue Sapphire Diamond Halo 14K White Gold Pendant & Rolo Chain 16″ #230-00258 “Previously Enjoyed” Price: $228 VIEW MORE NECKLACES HERE Jen’s Favorite Pearl 7mm Diamond Cluster Heart Backings 14K Yellow Gold Stud Earrings #310-00091 “Previously Enjoyed” Price: $198 VIEW MORE EARRINGS HERE Erin’s Favorite Marquise & Round Opal Cluster 14K White Gold Ring Sz 6¼ #200-00690 “Previously Enjoyed” Price: $248  VIEW MORE RINGS HERE Kathy’s Favorite Tiffany…

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Jan 25th

We’re Going To Tucson – Should We Bring You Back Anything?

Have you ever seen those videos where small children learn they’re going to Disneyworld and they just go absolutely nuts from excitement? That’s how The Jewelry Box of Lake Forest team feels right now. The legendary Tucson Gem Show is happening from the end of January to the middle of February and we get to go! Billed as the World’s Greatest Treasure Hunt, the Tucson Gem, Mineral, & Fossil Showcase…

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Jan 11th

Out with the Old…The Jewelry Box of Lake Forest Clearance Spectacular!

The start of a new year means we have 365 days to find and buy the very best “Previously Enjoyed” jewelry for our customers. We’re so excited – but we do have to do a little housekeeping to make sure that there’s room for all the treasures we expect to find. You know what that means: it’s time for a clear-the-cases clearance event! The prices at The Jewelry Box of…

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Jan 3rd

Gorgeous Garnets: Start 2017 In Style!

Garnets are one of the most glamorous gemstones. Although they don’t get quite the amount of press as rubies, emeralds, and sapphires, garnets have been a favorite gemstone for as long as people have been wearing jewelry. We know that garnets are definitely a favorite here in Orange County – whenever we get a great piece of garnet jewelry to put in the showcases at The Jewelry Box of Lake…

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Dec 17th

Jolly Gemstones!

 

Dec 14th

Keep Your Eyes on Her Ears!

Earrings play a huge role in a jewelry wardrobe. No woman ever has enough earrings – after all, you need at least one pair for every mood, outfit, and occasion. Whether you’re shopping for earrings for yourself or for someone else, you’ll want to check out the Previously Enjoyed Collection available exclusively at The Jewelry Box of Lake Forest first. We have all the essential holiday looks as well as…

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Dec 9th

It’s Time for a Trunk Show! Thomas Sabo & Uno de 50 Rep Will Be Here 12/15!

Brand representative for Uno de 50 and Thomas Sabo Kris Turner will be here, at The Jewelry Box of Lake Forest, with the best new pieces from these two poppular line as well as providing sneak peeks at what will be available after the holiday season Thursday, December 15th, 10am-4pm. For the Uno de 50 collector – and there are definitely more than a few of you! – this is…

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Dec 7th

Staff Favorite Holiday Gifts Under $250

Mare’s Favorite 14K White Gold Cubic Zirconia Filigree Wide Hoop Earrings #425-00648 “Previously Enjoyed” Price: $198 Jen’s Favorite Round Tanzanite Diamond 14K White Gold Cross Pendant & Box Chain 18″ #230-00257 “Previously Enjoyed” Price: $248 Erin’s Favorite Judith Ripka Stainless Steel Gold Tone Chronograph Cubic Zirconia Bezel Ladies Watch #500-01412 “Previously Enjoyed” Price: $98 Kathy’s Favorite Pear Shape Blue Topaz Dangle Swirl Cap Pearl 14K Yellow Gold Earrings #210-00355 Price: $248 Dee…

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Dec 6th

A Beautiful Blue Christmas: Celebrating December’s Birthstones

If you love blue gemstone jewelry, we have good news for you. There are three gorgeous gemstones traditionally used as December’s birthstone: Blue Zircon, Tanzanite, and Turquoise. We have lovely examples of each in our showcases at The Jewelry Box of Lake Forest right now. Blue Zircon: We have a soft spot in our heart for blue zircon. These beautiful gems are often the victim of mistaken identity! Zircon is…

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Dec 5th

Get What You Want This Holiday Season!

No one wants to get stuck with a gift they’ll never wear. And no one wants to give gifts that the recipients won’t absolutely love. That’s where we come in. When you fill out a Wish List with The Jewelry Box of Lake Forest, we’ll send it right to the person who’s shopping for you this season. They’ll know exactly what you want this holiday and where they can find…

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Dec 2nd

Get Great Gifts By Selling Your Old Gold!

The holiday season is here. One of the best parts of this time of year is seeing the pure joy on your kids’ or grandkids’ faces when they open their presents – and we all know how good it feels to make that special someone smile with a gift you picked especially for them. Money can be an issue. When your heart wants to give more than your wallet allows,…

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Nov 22nd

It’s Time to Feel Good: Sixth Annual Batteries for Birds Starts 11/25!

Celebrating Thanksgiving is a great reminder of the many things in our lives we have to be grateful for. The Jewelry Box of Lake Forest team is particularly blessed: we have the world’s best customers and friends, and these amazing individuals have proven time and again that they’re willing to step up and help us create positive change in our community. Hunger is a problem in Orange County. There are…

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Nov 18th

ATTENTION BLACK FRIDAY SHOPPERS: SUPER SAVINGS ON SILVER JEWELRY

The holiday shopping season officially kicks off on Black Friday, November 25th. Get a great jump start on your gift list and save some serious money by attending The Jewelry Box of Lake Forest’s Annual Silver Extravaganza! Silver Jewelry as Far as the Eye Can See Our team has been hard at work collecting and arranging all of the silver jewelry we have in stock. There are simply thousands of…

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Nov 16th

Wearing Sunshine: Citrine & Golden Topaz Share the Spotlight as November’s Birthstone

November’s twin birthstones are a brilliant example of jewelry’s incredible power to lift the mood and elevate the spirit. Here at The Jewelry Box of Lake Forest, we’re treated to beautiful sunshine throughout much of the year, but that isn’t true everywhere. In the cold, dark reaches of Northern Europe, where many of our birthstone traditions have their earliest roots, November can be a bleak time. Citrine, with its warm,…

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Nov 10th

ATTENTION BRIDES TO BE: DON’T MISS THIS SALE

Love is definitely in the air. Did you know that nationwide more proposals and wedding ceremonies will take place over the next six weeks than for the following six months combined? The holidays bring out people’s romantic side. That’s why we’re hosting our first ever Three Day Bridal Bonanza! Starting on Thursday, November 17th, enjoy 20% off all bridal jewelry, including engagement rings, wedding bands and anniversary bands. Loose diamonds…

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Oct 27th

We’re Running Our Super Popular BOGO Sale for an Excellent Eighth Time!

Don’t Miss Out On This Great Deal! November’s here and you know what that means: it’s time for The Jewelry Box of Lake Forest to have our nearly-legendary BOGO Sale. On Saturday, November 5th our doors will open at 8 am sharp and everything in the store is BUY ONE, GET ONE FREE! That means you can choose a fantastic piece of jewelry from our Previously Enjoyed Collection for yourself…

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Oct 20th

Thank You! Together We Raised $4K+ for Breast Cancer Solutions!

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: The Jewelry Box of Lake Forest truly has the world’s best friends and customers. In just two short hours, you helped us raise $4,359 for Breast Cancer Solutions, Orange County’s leading provider of support for breast cancer patients and their families. Thank you so much for being part of this fantastic event! We Gave Away a $3,000 Diamond – And One…

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Oct 14th

Have You Seen Our Great New Thomas Sabo Custom Engraving Station?

Discovering Thomas Sabo jewelry has definitely been one of the high points of our year. We were certain that these rugged, stylish designs would be a hit with our customers, and so far, it looks like we were right: many of you have gotten bracelets for yourself or for someone special in your lives. One of the neat things about the Thomas Sabo line is that many of the pendants…

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Oct 7th

October Opals Shimmer & Shine

Opals are truly one of the most unique gemstones on Earth. October’s gemstone is characterized by a one of a kind color-changing shimmer: it’s such an outstanding effect that the word opalescent was actually coined to describe it. Part of the reason opals are unique is the fact they’re not hard minerals the way diamonds, emeralds, and sapphires are. Opals are softer stones, composed of silica deposits that collect deep…

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Sep 30th

Save The Date: Drink Champagne, Support BCS & Maybe Win a Great Big Diamond October 6th!

It’s October and you know what that means: it’s time to have a fun night at The Jewelry Box of Lake Forest as we raise money for Breast Cancer Solutions. We’ve got our champagne glasses ready! Join us on Thursday, October 6th from 5:30pm -7:30pm for our 7th Annual Breast Cancer Solutions Fundraiser. It’s guaranteed to be a fun evening, with lots of laughter and memories waiting to be made….

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Sep 24th

Hooray! We’ve Won Best of Orange County – AGAIN!

The Jewelry Box of Lake Forest is thrilled to announce that the readers of the OC Register have chosen us as The Best Jewelry Store of Orange County for the sixth time in a row! (Scroll down the see photos from the Awards Ceremony) We are grateful for this honor and know that we owe it all to you, our friends and customers. With that in mind, here are six…

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Sep 13th

Six Amazing Facts About September’s Birthstone: Sapphires

Sapphires are one of the most popular gemstones here at The Jewelry Box of Lake Forest. Whenever we have a particularly fine example of sapphire jewelry appear in our Previously Enjoyed Collection, it gets snapped right up – people are passionate about these gorgeous blue stones. Since sapphires are September’s birthstone, we thought we’d share a little bit of gemstone trivia with you: Amazing Sapphire Fact #1: Once Upon A…

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Sep 7th

Are You Ready For A Remount?

Great diamonds and gemstones sometimes get stuck in really ugly jewelry. We see this happen all of the time! Not every vintage style is attractive – we think it may have been the bathtub gin they drank back in the day influencing the designers – and even modern styles do change. If you’ve got a diamond, ruby, emerald, sapphire or other precious that’s lingering, sad and unworn, because it’s trapped…

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Sep 2nd

Fall Bridal Jewelry Fashions We Love

With the fall wedding season being just around the corner, we wanted to take a sneak peek at what brides and grooms will be wearing as they walk down the aisle. Vogue’s told us that the key trend is a ‘generous dose of sparkle’, which is of course our favorite thing to hear here at The Jewelry Box of Lake Forest. Whether you’re getting married or you’re a guest watching…

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Aug 26th

It’s Time to Stretch, Sparkle & Sip: September 15th

DUE TO LACK OF RSVP’S THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED. It’s Time to Stretch, Sparkle & Sip! September 15th  // 5:45-7:30pm Here at The Jewelry Box of Lake Forest, we’re committed to helping our customers look and feel their best. While obviously shopping the “Previously Enjoyed” Collection is the best type of exercise known to humanity, there is something to be said for physical activity. Christine has had such a…

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Aug 19th

Back to School Fashion Essentials

It’s hard to believe it’s back to school season! We’ve got some great looks in stock for everyone who wants to get an A+ in looking good. Here are the essentials you’ll need for back to school: A WOW! Watch What time is it? Time to look fantastic as you check your Michele, Michael Kors, or Burberry watch. Our “Previously Enjoyed” Collection features many exceptional watches at unbelievable prices, with…

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Aug 12th

Discover Ever & Ever: Choose Exactly What You Want in Your Bridal Jewelry

If there’s one thing The Jewelry Box of Lake Forest team knows for sure, it’s that no two brides are alike. Every bride wants something special for her wedding day, but that means different things to different people. Some couples really love the thrill of the hunt and enjoy searching through our “Previously Enjoyed” Collection for an engagement ring that speaks to them. Others want to be able to create…

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Aug 9th

Going For The Gold – Our Olympic Rings

We are cheering on all our USA athletes competing in Rio 2016 Olympics. Here’s our take on the Olympic Rings – Go For The Gold… and Gemstones 😉                  

Aug 5th

The Power of Peridot

Peridot is August’s birthstone. These gorgeous green gems don’t get quite as much love as the other birthstones for some reason, although we’ve found that when a particularly nice peridot ring or pendant shows up in our “Previously Enjoyed” Collection, it never lingers for long! Some truly amazing peridot is mined right in our own backyard, coming from the San Carlos reservation in Arizona. These peridot tend to be smaller…

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Jul 29th

We’re Collecting School Supplies for Local Kids – Help Us & Save 10% on Jewelry & Watch Repair!

Back to school season can be exciting, but it can also provoke a lot of anxiety for parents and kids who don’t know how they’ll be able to get the necessary school supplies for the upcoming year. Every student needs to be prepared with notebooks, pencils, erasers, glue sticks, folders, calculators, scissors and more in order to be able to keep up with the rest of the class – but…

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Jul 28th

Introducing Thomas Sabo: Great Women’s & Men’s Bracelets You’ll Love

We are so excited to tell you about the new line of jewelry we’ll be carrying at The Jewelry Box of Lake Forest. Thomas Sabo Jewelry is very well known throughout Europe and Canada and in the luxury travel world. We will be among the first U. S. retailers to be offering the line. Unlike many jewelry designers who grew up in the business, Thomas began his career training as…

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Jul 10th

Turn Your Silver Into Smiles: Special Restoration & Silver Buying Event July 20th & 21st

On Wednesday, July 20th and Thursday, July 21st, The Jewelry Box of Lake Forest is hosting a special Silver Restoration and Buying Event. If you’ve got silver candlesticks, flatware, coffee or tea services, hollow ware, serving platters, or silver plate items that are in need of a good professional cleaning, bring them in. Our expert will let you know how much it will cost to restore your keepsakes to like-new…

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Jul 5th

The Redder The Better: Choosing Great Ruby Jewelry

Rubies have a place of honor in our “Previously Enjoyed” Collection. People are passionate about these gorgeous red gemstones. They’re a favorite of designers like Tiffany, Cartier and David Yurman, who give rubies the starring role in both fashion and bridal looks. Here are some things to know when you’re choosing ruby jewelry for yourself or as a gift for someone special: Color Counts: The Redder The Better! Rubies come…

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Jul 1st

Red, White & Blue Jewelry for the Perfectly Patriotic Ensemble

What to wear on the 4th of July?  Shop our selection of red, white & blue jewelry for a perfectly patriotic ensemble!                    

Jun 29th

The Fourth of July at The Jewelry Box – A Special Message from Jack and Christine

Most retailers look forward to the December holiday season all year long. We love that season as well, but we also cherish the Fourth of July, perhaps more than most merchants. When we bought our struggling little business from its owner fifteen years ago, we became a small part of the community of Lake Forest. As the business grew and we expanded our staff and our space, we became more…

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Jun 25th

Desperately Seeking Diamonds

We’re Buying Diamond Jewelry & Loose Diamonds For Cash! We’re Buying Diamond Jewelry! Do you have a diamond ring you’re just not wearing? Maybe you’ve lost one of a pair of diamond stud earrings, or have a diamond bracelet that’s so not your style. If so, bring it to The Jewelry Box of Lake Forest. We’re buying contemporary and vintage diamond jewelry right now and we pay cash. We’re especially…

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Jun 21st

FREE T-Shirt! Join Us for the Lake Forest 5K this 4th of July

Every year the team at The Jewelry Box gets together on the 4th of July for the Annual Lake Forest Chargers 5K. It’s fun, for a great cause and a preemptive strike against all the BBQ and pie to be consumed later in the day.  Get a FREE Jewelry Box Purple T-Shirt (while supplies last) when you commit to join us this year.  PS – We all walk the 5K…

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Jun 18th

Colored Gemstone Jewelry Wanted

Find Out How You Can Make Fast Cash! The Jewelry Box of Lake Forest is Orange County’s most trusted buyer of fine and fashion jewelry. We’re currently seeking Colored Gemstone Jewelry for our “Previously Enjoyed” Collection. If you’ve got colored gemstone jewelry you’re not wearing, why not sell it to us? We pay cash and our prices are the best in Southern California. We’re especially interested in the following types…

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Jun 14th

Discover the Power of Pearls

Once upon a time, Jacques Cartier – you might have heard his name before, he was kind of a very big deal in the jewelry world – wanted some property to open a storefront. And he didn’t want just any old property. Jacques wanted a prime location on New York’s Fifth Avenue, which was very, very expensive, even way back in the day. Jacques didn’t let that stop him. He…

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