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Happy Mother's Day and May News

Sethi Charms

In honor of Mother's Day, we will be donating 20% of all jewelry, watch, and gift card sales in May to Mary's Place. This local charity helps mothers, children, and families stay together, safe, and healthy on their journey out of homelessness. As we navigate this unique time in history, reaching out to our community helps us feel together when we're apart. 

Mary's Place Image

How are you planning to make mom feel special on Mother's Day this Sunday? A gift card from Fox's is always the right size. She can use it to shop now at foxsseattle.com, or save it for when our storefront reopens. We are also happy to ship, deliver, or arrange curbside pickup if you see something on our website that she'd love!

Joy, Chai, and Zoey Mann

We're featuring local artist Zuzana Korbelarova this month! All Zuzko jewelry is handmade in sterling silver and 14k gold fill in her Vashon Island studio. With styles ranging from classic everyday wear to bold statement pieces, and prices starting at under $99, her jewelry makes a wonderful gift for Mother's Day, or just to treat yourself!

 Zuzko earrings

We're also featuring Sethi Couture this month. We love how their P.S. Collection of engraveable pendants can be engraved with special initials or dates, which makes them the perfect Mother's Day gift! Shop the entire collection here. These also make wonderful graduation gifts when engraved with their graduation date or year.

Initial pendants spelling mom

Do you have a graduate in your life who doesn't get to have a commencement ceremony this year? We think they deserve an extra special graduation gift! A Nomos watch is one of our favorite gifts. You can see all of our in stock Nomos watches here. We can also special order from Nomos if there is another style you prefer! Many styles, such as the Club Campus, can also be engraved.

Nomos watch

We can't wait until we can open our doors to you again, and are taking this time to research all the precautions we can take to make you feel safe and comfortable next time you visit us at the store. Our next phase is begin having store office hours for phone calls, video appointments, and curbside pickup starting on May 15th. These hours will be Tuesday through Saturday from 10am to 2pm or by appointment. You can always find the most up-to-date information on our Covid-19 Protocol page. We hope you and your families are staying healthy and positive during this challenging time. Here are some smiles from our families to yours! 

 

April 2020 Spring Newsletter

Pike Place Market

Pike Place Market is considered by many to be the heart and soul of downtown Seattle.

 

While our storefront is temporarily closed, our website is still open! During the month of April, 20% of all sales will be donated to the Pike Place Market Foundation. The Foundation supports the farmers, growers, and small businesses that we all love at the Market, as well as the food bank, senior center, low-income housing, healthcare, daycare, and more. As a small family-owned business ourselves, we know that shopping local is more important than ever. With your help, we can make a difference!

Alex Sepkus necklace on tulips

Our annual Mother's Day Sethi Couture Trunk Show on May 8th and 9th has been postponed, but we have plans for a very fun giveaway. Be sure to follow us on Instagram and Facebook for details! Moms are doing more than ever right now, and we are here and available to deliver if you'd like to give her (or yourself) a lovely gift on May 10th. If you would prefer to shop in person when we reopen, why not treat her to a Fox's gift card? Gift cards are also a great way to support your favorite small businesses.

Sethi Couture Wedding rings

During this time our employees are being paid and are ready to help you! Keiko and Justine have both been at Fox's for over 12 years. Keiko is our inventory manager and keeps Fox's running smoothly behind the scenes. When she's not working she loves to garden and volunteer. Justine is our buyer and manages our social media accounts. If you send us a message on Instagram or Facebook, she's who you'll be talking to. When she's not working, she loves to quilt and sew.

Keiko and Justine at Fox's Seattle

Jerri is our appraiser and knows everything there is to know about gemstones. She holds a Graduate Gemologist degree from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) and is also a Certified Gemological Appraiser through the American Gemological Society (AGS). This certification is held by fewer than 400 people in the world! If you email us through our website, you will most likely be talking to Jerri. She loves the Seattle Mariners and is our in-house jewelry model.

Jerri modeling arman and Alex Sepkus jewelry

Zoey is the third-generation owner of Fox's, after her father, Chai, and her grandfather, Sid. She took over in 2014 when we moved to our new location at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel and runs our small team with care and dedication. She's currently running Fox's via Zoom meetings while homeschooling her three children (aka our future bosses). She loves to cook and bake, and is involved with several local organizations.

Zoey wearing Mikimoto pearls

We miss seeing you in person and celebrating your birthdays, anniversaries, engagements, and other special milestones, but we are still here for you. Please don't hesitate to reach out via email or social media. We love interacting with you on Instagram and Facebook and seeing your at-home jewelry looks, so keep tagging us and sending pictures! 

Tulips at Pike Place Market

 

Alex Sepkus Trunk Show This Weekend

Alex Sepkus Trunk Show
Join us December 5th, 6th, and 7th (Thursday, Friday, and Saturday) for our annual Alex Sepkus trunk show! It's your one chance all year to see the entire collection in one place and enjoy special pricing. Come see why Sepkus has been a Fox's favorite for 30 years!

 

Holiday Hours
Fox's Seattle is now open every day until Christmas! We will be closed December 29th, 30th, and January 1st. On January 2nd we will resume our normal Tuesday - Saturday schedule. 

 

The Holidays are Magical at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel!
Come for the jewelry at Fox's, stay for the life-sized gingerbread house in the lower lobby, hot chocolate at the Fourth Avenue cafe, roasted chestnuts every Friday, Holiday Tea in the Georgian Room, and the Teddy Bear Suite.

 

As always, we validate parking in the Olympic Parking Garage on the corner of 5th and Seneca. If you prefer to take Uber of Lyft, let us know after you arrive and we’ll email you a $15 credit toward your ride account. 

Fall at Fox's

SUWA Sapphire rings

September is Sapphire Month!
We were honored to receive a visit this month from Mr. Yasukazu Suwa, the third-generation owner of Suwa, a Japanese company known for the precise setting of every gemstone in their beautifully crafted jewelry designs. They use only the finest, most transparent diamonds and colored gems. If you love sapphires, Suwa’s sapphire and diamond rings are a must see.

 

 

Todd Reed engagement rings on finger

Todd Reed Trunk Show!
Our annual Todd Reed trunk show is right around the corner, on October 19th and 20th. The trunk show is the perfect time to see the entire Todd Reed collection, look for one-of-a-kind bridal rings, add to your existing ring stack, or find something completely new and different. It’s also a great time to bring in diamonds or gemstones you might want to use to make a custom piece!


Gem Water Pet Bowl in white

Gem Water Pet Bowls
If you’ve already experienced the benefits of Gem Water for yourself, now is the time to treat your pet! These gorgeous bowls contain a blend of gemstones selected just for pets: nephrite jade for vitality, brown agate for strength, clear quartz for awareness, peridot for balance and mangano calcite for positive social behavior. These bowls also make a great gift for the dog or cat lover in your life.

 

Arman Bangle bracelets black diamond white diamond emerald snake

New Jewelry and Watches
We are still receiving new jewelry from our summer order in Las Vegas! We have new 24k gold pieces from Gurhan, alternative bridal by Todd Reed, new stacking rings by Sethi Couture, Candy rings by Alex Sepkus, gorgeous cuffs by Arman Sarkisyan, and new watches by Nomos Glashutte. Many of these pieces are one-of-a-kinds!

 

 

Alex Sepkus 18K yellow gold rings martini setting purple blue

Sepkus Save the Date!
Our annual Alex Sepkus trunk show is set for November 29th, 30th, and December 1st. We always have this show the first weekend of December, making it perfectly timed for holiday gift giving. We’ve been carrying Alex Sepkus’s incredible jewelry for 30 years now, and are still thrilled when we get a chance to see the entire collection. This show is not to be missed!

 

Sale case is back 30-50% off

Sale Case
The sale case is better than ever! We are always updating it as new jewelry arrives. This sale is in-store only, so stop by or call us to see if your next treasure is here.

 

 

As always, we validate parking in the Olympic Parking Garage on the corner of 5th and Seneca. If you prefer to take Uber of Lyft, let us know after you arrive and we’ll email you a $15 credit toward your ride account. We also now accept Amazon Pay and PayPal on our website.

Heron's Nest Gallery Summer Pop-Up Shop

Please welcome Heron's Nest Gallery to Fox's Seattle! We've brought our own little slice of Joy and Chai's beloved Vashon Island to the heart of Seattle just for the summer.

 

Heron’s Nest is owned and operated by Vashon Center for the Arts, a non-profit organization that supports Vashon Island artists and arts programs. The Nest showcases fine art and handcrafted items by island artists of all ages who reside full or part-time on Vashon Island or have a personal connection to the community. All money earned by Heron’s Nest is either paid directly to local artists or is used to fund Vashon Center for the Arts programs, productions and scholarships.

Come in and take a look at the eclectic array of paintings and prints, pottery, photography, basketry, glass, metal, wood, stone, and jewelry completely unique to our corner of Puget Sound. You may even see a piece or two from our beloved Joy!

 

 

Fox's Seattle Loves: VitaJuwel by GemWater

We are so excited to tell you about our newest find - VitaJuwel by GemWater! If you're walked past our shop recently, you've probably admired and wondered about the display in the windows.

These are lead-free glass water bottles filled with gemstones! Other than looking incredibly beautiful, why would you want to have a water bottle with gemstones in it?

Every type of gemstone has its own unique energy. The energetic charge of quartz is what makes quartz watches work. The idea behind VitaJuwel is that the gemstones in the water impart their energy into the water, and then into you, the drinker.

This idea is nothing new. Dating back to ancient Greece, gemstones have been used to vitalize water for centuries. More recently, Japanese researcher and scientist Dr. Masaru Emoto dedicated his study to water. He determinted that water treated with gemstones water takes on the characteristics and energy or fresh spring water.

This is ordinary tap water under the microscope:

 And this is water treated with VitaJuwel under the microscope:

 A scientific evaluation by the renowned German Institute Hagalis, Überlingen validated VitaJuwel’s effect on water. The institute found that the gemstone infused water became more alkaline and less acidic, and that the oxygen content in the water increased.

Because they are products of nature, every gem has its own vibration and affects the water in a unique way. There are 18 different VitaJuwel blends for water, and 1 specifically for wine. If you want to have a sense of well being, "Wellness" is the bottle for you. It contains amethyst, rose quartz, and clear quartz to stimulate and soothe the mind and emotions, foster tranquility, and support healthy and radiant skin.

Feeling stuck? "Inspiration" contains lapis lazuli and rutilated quartz, which are said to relieve sore throats, allow one to speak with wisdom and authority, encourage honesty, and help to lift the feeling of anxiety. 

In addition to the personal glass water bottles, there are also hand blown glass vials, droplets, and decanters available to revitalize your water in quantities small and large. Come in to Fox's to see these works of art and see which one can add a little beauty and vitality to your life!

Valentine's Day Gift Guide

Fox's Holiday Gift Guide

Welcome to our first annual Fox's Holiday Gift Guide! We've compiled our most wonderful items in every price range. Don't forget, this weekend is the last full weekend of shopping before Christmas! In addition to our usual hours, Monday - Saturday from 10-6pm, we'll be open Sunday December 18th from 12-5pm. On Saturday December 24th, we will be closing early at 3pm. We wish you all a very happy holiday season!

Under $500:

Gurhan sterling silver bangle bracelet, $395

Mikimoto white Akoya pearl stud earrings, $420

$500 to $2500:

Nomos Glashutte Ludwig 33mm stainless steel wristwatch, $1,700

Kwiat diamond and 18k white gold "Sunburst" earrings, $2,050

 

$2500 to $5000:

Arman Sarkisyan opal, sterling silver, and 22k yellow gold locket, $2,950

Ray Griffiths labradorite and 18k yellow gold drop earrings, $4,895

$5000 to $15,000:

Todd Reed diamond, 18k yellow gold, and oxidized sterling silver cuff bracelet, $7,920

Alex Sepkus hessonite garnet "Little Windows" ring, $10,380

 

Dream gifts over $15,000:

Mikimoto baroque South Sea pearl pendant, $16,000

Alex Sepkus 18k yellow gold and diamond bracelet, $21,865

Gifts for Men:

Todd Reed sterling silver, palladium, and black diamond band, $3,410

Nomos Glashutte Metro Neomatik Nachtblau 35mm stainless steel wristwatch, $3,960

 

 

 

A Love Letter to Alex Sepkus

Dear Alex,

We can hardly believe it's been 26 years since we first laid eyes on you. It was love at first sight! We received a catalog of all the jewelry that would be at the first JCK jewelry trade show to be held in Las Vegas, and as soon as we saw your picture we knew we had to meet you.

We woke up early, full of excitement, and were the first in line to get to see you in person. And you were even more wonderful in person! Your gleaming 18k gold, lovingly hand finished under a microscope! Your whimsical hidden motifs! Your incredible one of a kind gemstones!

We took you home with us and have never looked back. With every passing year, you become more timeless, more unique, and more special. We love to be with you doing fun casual things just as much as we love our fancy nights out.

Just when I think I know everything there is to know about you, you surprise me with something new. On December 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, from 10am to 6pm, we are so excited to have our annual trunk show with you, where you can show off all your newest finery to all our clients. 

Here's to another 26 years!

Love,

Fox's Seattle

 

 

 

 

Fox's is Thankful For: Mariko Winters

If you've shopped at Fox's anytime over the last 27 years, then you've no doubt met or had the pleasure of working with our beloved Mariko Winters. Her smiling face and calm disposition have been a constant at Fox's since 1989. Mariko is planning to retire on her birthday next August, which will make this Mariko's last holiday season with us. We asked Mariko a few questions that we thought you'd enjoy about her time here - let's take a little trip down memory lane!

When did you start working here and why jewelry?- May 1st 1989. My friend at church was Zach Mann’s kindergarten teacher and knew that Chai was looking for someone who spoke Japanese.

What do you remember about your interview?- Chai asked if I could write really small. Because back then we hand wrote all the tags for each piece of jewelry.

 

What was the first piece you ever sold?- A Tiffany & Co. Pin for $3,000.00

 

What is one thing you loved about that time?- I loved selling Tiffany silver. Buses of tourist would come in and we would line up all the receipts on the case and go down the line.

What is your favorite thing about your career?- Custom. I love building a piece from scratch. One of my favorite pieces I ever made for a client was a jade men’s ring with the most beautiful piece of orange jade.

What is one of the craziest things that happened at work?- The earthquake in 2001. I was on the phone with a client and all of a sudden the huge Chihuly sculpture we had hanging from the ceiling started to sway and I said “I have to go I think we are having an earthquake”.

What is the strangest request you ever received?- Diamonds set into someone’s teeth!

 

Who is the most famous person you ever helped?- Michael Douglas and Grand Master Flash.

 

What is one of your favorite memories?- Going to Japan with Chai and Joy to meet a client. After that I took them on a tour of my hometown Nagoya. It was amazing!

What will you miss most about Fox’s?- My colleagues and Sushi Day!!

What will you do in your retirement?- I am going to see the total eclipse in August in Wyoming. I will travel the country with my husband Dan and our doggies in our RV. My favorite places are the Mayan Ruins and Utah I plan to go back. We love to mushroom hunt and dig for razor clams. And spend time with my grandchildren.

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