2016 was certainly one for the books. While we’ve seen the memes claiming that this is a year some would like to forget, all of our wonderful customers, friends, and neighbors made it one of our best yet! Here are the Top 10 reasons last year was incredible – and how we are going to make 2017 even better.
1. Local Love Stories:
Our favorite part of being an Evansville jeweler is helping all of our friends and neighbors say I Do with the perfect rings. In 2016, we launched our Local Love Stories to share the sweet tales that we get to hear every day and put the spotlight back on what matters most: Love.
2. New Lines:
At The Diamond Galleria, our top priority is making our customers happy. That’s why we work so hard to bring the jewelry styles and designs you love to Evansville. In 2016 we added Verragio engagement rings, Kendra Scott, Bronzallure, Phillip Gavriel, David Raphael, the Time & Eternity diamond collection, and Forever Love bridal. We also grew our selection of designers that were already favorites here at The Diamond Galleria, including Hearts On Fire, Tacori, and Alex and Ani!
3. Stronger Local Partnerships:
The Evansville area is a truly incredible place to call home because of all the amazing people and businesses it has to offer. In 2016 we had the honor of working with quite a few of these companies, including Alisha Sims Photography, House of White Bridal Boutique, DayLily Events, Mystic Hand Letterpress Design, Ballroom at Sauced, and our other wonderful partners at The Wedding Party, as well as mixologist extraordinaire Moriah Rose, Flutter Newburgh, and Lucid Coffee.
4. Charity Support:
Giving back to the community has always been a priority for The Diamond Galleria and this year we took it to another level, in addition to our annual sponsorships of Evansville Go Red for Women and Susan G. Komen, we also sponsored Brewbeque, hosted and sponsored events for the Tri-State Multiple Sclerosis Association, and several other local causes. In addition, during the season of giving, we helped you give back by donating a portion of your purchases to the causes you love.
5. SO MANY Sparkling Celebrations:
2016 brought more events than ever before to The Diamond Galleria. Whether we were toasting to our stunning jewelry, giving back to a local charity, partying with our lovely local ladies, tasting exclusive bourbons, or simply showing out appreciation to our awesome customers, we found as many reasons to celebrate as we could!
6. Bringing You the Best in Bridal:
We believe that every couple deserves the rings of their dreams – and to be treated like royalty while they are planning their special day! That’s why we’re not only focused on bringing the top designer collections to Evansville, we also go above and beyond to ensure that if we don’t have what you want, we get it for you. In 2016 we ordered specific styles that brides have fallen in love with online, custom designed rings bringing our customers visions to life, brought in dozens of diamonds so grooms can see them all side-by-side and make the best choice, even ordered a diamond from an online retailer on a customer’s behalf to take the risk for him and allow him to see the difference between their diamond and ours with his own eyes.
7. Focus on Fashion:
But it’s not just brides and grooms who get the red-carpet treatment here at The Diamond Galleria – we want every customer who walks in our door to feel special. That’s why we focused in on fashion in 2016 too! With Lookbooks, style events, and pop-up shops featuring our top everyday looks, we worked to help you make every day sparkle a little brighter with the right jewelry!
8. Our Best Holiday Catalog Yet!:
Each year we look forward to bringing you our holiday catalog with ideas for the top gifts you’d love to find under the tree, but 2016 was even more exciting because we were featured some of our favorite customers as models!
9. E-Commerce Launch:
You may have missed it, but there in the eleventh hour of 2016, we launched our e-commerce site. Now you can shop tons of your favorite Diamond Galleria styles from the comfort of your couch.
10. Hearts On Fire Rookie of the Year:
In December Hearts On Fire announced their Retailers of the Year and we had the honor of receiving their Rookie of the Year award! Jackie Raffi, Hearts On Fire Vice President, Sales, exclaimed, “The relationship between Hearts On Fire and The Diamond Galleria was a perfect match from the start. Tyna and Bert Wheat are passionate not only about their business but are dedicated to the entire diamond and fine jewelry industry… We look forward to what is in store in the future!” But we couldn’t have done it alone – we’d like to thank all of our Hearts On Fire loving customers for helping us make it happen!
While we love looking back on all of our memories and achievements from 2016, we’re also looking for how we can top them in 2017. Let us know how we can make your year sparkle a little brighter!