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Josephs Jewelers | 150th Anniversary

Josephs Jewelers celebrated our 150th anniversary this year.   There’s so much history to celebrate at Josephs, especially after 150 years. Our 150th Anniversary  brought with it new and exciting celebrations and projects, here’s a refresher and a recap! History It all started in 1871, just 20 years after Des Moines was established. Solomon Josephi (who […]

Affordable Gifts: Under $100

Affordable gifts at Josephs  isn’t a crazy thought. We’ve heard some pretty crazy things while working in retail but the most insane is,  “I could never afford anything at Josephs”. That’s crazy talk! At Josephs, we have something for everyone, no matter their budget. A lot of people forget that jewelry and other gifts from […]

What to buy: The hard to buy for person

Are you stumped on what to buy for your family or friends this holiday season? We all have that one person we dread drawing their name for a gift exchange because it’s always a struggle to find the right gift. Gift purchasing can be a headache, especially for that difficult to buy for person. They […]

The Sapphire Scoop

With September comes sapphires and we’re really excited to talk sapphires! There are so many intriguing facts about this famous gemstone we couldn’t help but put together a list of all things sapphire.  Get the scoop with these seven sapphire facts. 1. Sapphires comes in almost every color of the rainbow, not just the popular […]

Diamond Upgrade | Do you buy jewelry?

At Josephs we are often asked if we buy jewelry. The short answer is no. We do not have a license to purchase from customers; we buy our jewelry, diamonds and precious gemstones through vetted vendors. At Josephs we meticulously check all of our merchandise before we buy it. This ensures we continue to offer […]

How to Travel with Jewelry

Warmer weather means many of us have our sights set on crossing a vacation off our bucket list. With limited luggage space and worrying about the safety of our belongings, we understand the hesitation with wanting to bring jewelry with you. If you are planning to travel with a few of your favorite jewelry accessories, […]

Jewelry Care: When to Wear

Jewelry care is very important to the longevity of your piece. Of course when we buy jewelry we always want to be able to wear it. However, there are several instances when wearing your jewelry could be harmful to it, but taking precaution will save you heartache and expense later. Here’s a list of 8 […]

Wedding Anniversary: Gift Guide

Love is in the air and that means wedding season has begun! While May through September seem to be reserved for “I do’s” its also wedding anniversary time. Peak wedding season is typically, late summer to early fall. According to a study done by The Knot  73% of all weddings take place between May and […]

Personal Jeweler Dad’s Pick a Father’s Day Gift

No one knows what to get Dad for a Father’s Day gift quite like the man himself. Take it from a few of our personal jeweler experts who say a traditional and/or customizable gift is the way to go this year. From an every day watch to an elegant home décor piece like the popular […]

Josephs Wedding Week | May 10-15

Josephs wedding week is here and you’re invited to say ‘yes’ to our third annual wedding event extravaganza. It will feature two of our bridal lines, Sylvie and Benchmark. On May 10-15 , join our West Des Moines location to shop our largest selection of engagement rings, his and her wedding bands, and bridal jewelry! […]