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2017


Silver Stevie Winner | American Business Awards

May 1, 2017 – Link
The American Business Awards awarded The Wixon Experience magazine a Silver Stevie for best print publication. “This is exceptional from beginning to end…Pure genius in creating a phenomenal magazine that is professional, sophisticated, entertaining, and oh so subliminally seductive.”

Platinum Winner | Hermes Creative Awards

April 10, 2017 – Link
The Wixon Experience magazine was honored as a 2017 Hermes Creative Award Winner!  The Hermes Creative Awards is an international competition for creative professionals.

Rose Gold Winner | Muse Creative Awards

March 22, 2017 – Link
We’re pleased to announce the latest issue of The Wixon Experience magazine was recognized as a 2017 Muse Creative Award Winner!  The Muse Creative Awards are conducted by International Awards Associate, Inc., an independent international organization dedicated to “creating a community of marketing creativity, effectiveness and excellence.”

“Best Jewelry Store” | Sun Current Newspaper

January 26, 2017 – Link
Wixon Jewelers was voted “Best Jewelry Store” in the 2017 People’s Choice Awards from Sun Papers. This is the sixth year in a row we’ve received this honor!


2016


“Holiday Wish List: Must-Have Jewelry” | Mpls St. Paul Magazine

October 2016 – Link to Article
If you’re looking for a statement that’s out of this world this holiday season, consider a sparkling celestial-inspired piece. MSP Magazine included our diamond mesh necklace in their list of must have luxe jewelry for this holiday season.

“Quintessential Minneapolis” | JWM Magazine

Fall 2016 – Link to Article

The JW Marriott included Wixon Jewelers in their list of splendid and sophisticated urban destinations for both Minnesota natives and tourists. “For a sparkling memento or treasured timepiece, the beautiful selection at Wixon Jewelers never disappoints.”

“Friday Rocks Featuring Wixon Jewelers” | The Yes Girls

July 8, 2016 – Link to article
The Yes Girls, a marriage proposal planning company, featured several of our beautiful engagement rings in their series “Friday Rocks.”

“The Guide: What to buy now” | Artful Living

Summer 2016 – Link to Issue
Artful Living featured the Panerai Luminor 1950 3 Days in their guide to must-have items for Summer 2016.

Brand Portfolio | INSTORE Magazine

May 19, 2016 – Link to article
From over the top events to an in-house marketing team, INSTORE Magazine got a behind the scenes look at what makes our marketing unique.

“Best Jewelry Store” | Sun Current Newspaper

January 21, 2016 – Link
Wixon Jewelers was voted “Best Jewelry Store” in the 2016 People’s Choice Awards from Sun Papers. This is the fifth year in a row we’ve received this honor!

“How to Shop the Tucson Gem Show Like the Pros” | The Jewelry Loupe

January 12, 2016 – Link
The Jewelry Loupe blog featured tips from Hope Wixon on how to tackle the sprawling treasure trove that is the Tucson Gem Show, like a pro.

Diamond Awards Winners 2015 | Mpls St. Paul Weddings

January 7, 2016 – Link
Wixon Jewelers was voted Judges’ Choice for the best Twin Cities jeweler of 2015. This year marks the fifth annual Diamond Awards, recognizing top Twin Cities, Minnesota bridal industry talent.


2015


“2015 Best in Minneapolis: Jeweler” | Minneapolis Happening

December 21, 2015 – Link
Wixon Jewelers was voted the best Jeweler in Minneapolis for the second year in a row by the readers of Minneapolis Happening.

“All That Glitters: A Day in the Life of a Gem Buyer” | Artful Living

Autumn 2015 – Link to Issue
Artful Living spoke with Hope Wixon to get an inside look into the life of a gemstone buyer and found out it’s not as glamorous as one may think.

“Buying Watches In Minneapolis, Minnesota: Wixon Jewelers” | aBlogtoWatch

October 11, 2015 – Link to article
aBlogtoWatch featured Wixon Jewelers in the latest installment of their original series profiling can’t miss watch stores from around the world.

“The Guide: What to buy now” | Artful Living

Summer 2015 – Link to Issue
Artful Living featured the Panerai Radiomir 3 Days GMT Oro Rosso in their guide to must-have items for Summer 2015.

America’s Coolest Stores of 2015 | INSTORE Magazine

July 29, 2015 – Link to article
Each year the editors of INSTORE, along with a panel of judges, recognize five large jewelry retailers based on store appearance and atmosphere, story, individuality and marketing. We’re honored to be a part of this exclusive list!

“Time Machines” | Artful Living

Spring 2015 – Link to Issue
Artful Living featured the Jaeger LeCoultre Rendez-Vous Date in their guide to the chicest choices in women’s watches for their Spring 2015 issue.

“Friday Rocks Featuring Wixon Jewelers” | The Yes Girls

March 29, 2015 – Link to article
The Yes Girls, a marriage proposal planning company, featured several of our beautiful engagement rings in their series “Friday Rocks”.

“The List: Veteran Owned Businesses” | Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal

May 15, 2015 – Link to article
MSPBJ named Wixon Jewelers as one of the largest veteran owned businesses in Minnesota.

“A Night Filled with Hollywood Glamour: Twin Cities Oscar Gala” | TC Daily Planet

February 16, 2015 – Link
It was Valentine’s Day and it was cold, but the passion inside Wixon’s jewelry store couldn’t have been warmer. The luxury jewelry store in Bloomington donated an exclusive 2.43-carat pear shaped Garnet ring, valued at almost three thousand dollars, to the 2015 Oscars Viewing Party at the Marriott Minneapolis City Center.”


2014


“2014 Best in Minneapolis: Jeweler” | Minneapolis Happening

November 25, 2014 – Link
Wixon Jewelers was voted the best Jeweler in Minneapolis by the readers of Minneapolis Happening.

“Wixon Jewelers Watch Fair in Minneapolis” | aBlogtoWatch

October 23, 2014 – Link
Readers of watch website aBlogtoWatch got a preview of some of the exciting watches appearing at our annual Watch Fair.

“Wixon Jewelers: 2014 Small Business of the Year” | Jeweler Website Advisory Group

July 14, 2014 – Link
Matthew Perosi from the Jeweler Website Advisory Group spoke with our Director of Marketing about our path to being named the Small Business of the Year.

“Retailer Spotlight: Wixon Jewelers” | American Gem Society

Spring 2014 – Link to Issue
“Wixon Jewelers started as a small office space 25 years ago and has grown to become known as the premier jeweler in the Midwest due to their stunning collections, knowledgable staff, and, most importantly, their incredible focus on client service.”

“Crowning Jewel: Wixon Jewelers is Named Small Business of the Year” | Artful Living

Summer 2014 – Link to Issue
“The iconic company is receiving much-deserved recognition for its outstanding accomplishments, including its impeccable service, expert staff, and steadfast community and philanthropic development.”

“The Guide: What to buy now” | Artful Living

Summer 2014 – Link to Issue
Artful Living featured two Patek Philippe timepieces from our collection, the Ref. 5980 and Ref. 5396, in their guide to must-have items for Summer 2014.

“Veterans and Business Owners” | FOX9 News

May 16, 2014 – Link to Video

“Veteran Owned Business: Wixon Jewelers” | Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal

May 16, 2014 – Link to article
Dan Wixon spoke with the MSPBJ about his time in the military and how those experiences impacted his decision to start Wixon Jewelers.

“The List: Veteran Owned Businesses” | Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal

May 15, 2014 – Link to article
Wixon Jewelers was ranked on MSPBJ’s list of largest veteran owned businesses.

“Success Story: Wixon Jewelers” | Jewelry Business Advisor

May 13, 2014 – Link to article
“Wixon Jewelers has built a successful business with their outstanding client service, niche merchandise and their dedication resulting in a retail jewelry store that is surely a model for others in the jewelry industry to follow.”

“6 Decadent Gifts for Mom This Mothers Day” | The Street

May 5, 2014 – Link to article
“For the mom who truly has everything but is always pleased with another luxe addition to her jewelry box, check out the glittering baubles from Wixon Jewelers in Minneapolis.”

“Featured Leading Watch Retailer” | iW Magazine

March 2014
Wixon Jewelers was highlighted in the March 2014 issue of iW Magazine as the featured leading watch retailer.

“Wixon Jewelers honored by Metro Chamber of Commerce” | Sun Current

March 27, 2014 – Link to article
“Over the last 25 years, Wixon Jewelers has grown into the largest independent jeweler in Minnesota and is known for their amazing collections, knowledgeable staff and incredible focus on client service.”

“Wixon Jewelers Receives Small Business of the Year Award” | Retail Jeweller

March 20, 2014 – Link to article
“Wixon Jewelers is a family-owned luxury jewellery store that is known as the premier jeweller in the Midwest US for their amazing collections, knowledgeable staff and incredible focus on client service.”

“Wixon Jewelers Honored in Minneapolis” | INSTORE Magazine

March 19, 2014 – Link to article
“Wixon Jewelers has been honored as the Small Business of the Year for 2014 by the Minneapolis Chamber of Commerce.”

“Best In Business Award Winners” | Minneapolis Chamber of Commerce

March 15, 2014 – Link to video
“Located in Bloomington, this single-location jeweler delivers exceptional service, a unique inventory and builds long-lasting relationships with its clients, leading to a constant rate of growth.”

“Wixon Jewelers Hosts Annual Watch Fair” | iW Magazine

March 13, 2014 – Link to article
“Each Fall, Wixon Jewelers hosts a much-anticipated Watch Fair, during which Minneapolis’ watch enthusiasts have the opportunity to view expanded timepiece collections and limited edition models, otherwise difficult to glimpse.”

“Retailers, Make a Mission Statement” | JCK

February 18, 2014 – Link to article
JCK, the leading jewelry industry magazine interviewed Hope Wixon about our mission statement and how it guides our important business objective of client service.

“Friday Rocks Featuring Wixon Jewelers” | The Yes Girls

February 7, 2014 – Link to article
The Yes Girls, a marriage proposal planning company, featured several of our beautiful engagement rings in their series “Friday Rocks”.

“Minneapolis Engagement Ring Trends” | Minneapolis Bride

January 27, 2014 – Link to article
We were contacted by Minneapolis Bride for insight about engagement ring trends. Our Diamond Manager, Jessica, spoke with Hayley from MPLSBride’s staff and offered some great insight into the hottest trends today. A few pieces from our collections were featured in the article as well.

“Last Minute Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas” | Minneapolis Happening

January 25, 2014 – Link to article
“This family-owned jewelry store has been providing the Twin Cities with high-quality service and products since 1988. And if you or your loved one is a watch connoisseur, this is the place to go. Get ready, though. They provide a wide selection for her and him.”

“Choosing the Perfect Engagement Ring” | The Heart Bandits

January 14, 2014 – Link to article
The Heart Bandits reached out to us for some insight on engagement rings. Our Diamond Department Manager, Jessica, provided some insight and tips for how to choose the perfect engagement ring.


2013


“Sneak Peek Into The Minneapolis Wixon Watch Fair” | aBlogtoWatch

October 23, 2013 – Link
aBlogtoWatch offered their readers a sneak peek into some of the fantastic watches appearing at our annual Watch Fair.

“You Are Invited: Wixon Jewelers Watch Fair” | Perpetuelle

October 22, 2013 – Link
Perpetuelle covered our annual Watch Fair and extended an invitation to their readers.

“Holiday Gift Guide 2013” | Mpls St. Paul Magazine

October 21, 2013 – Link
MSP Magazine featured Wixon Jewelers in their 2013 Holiday Gift Guide.

“Wixon Jewelers Website Review” | Jeweler Website Advisory Group

October 18, 2013 – Link
Matthew Perosi from the Jeweler Website Advisory Group praised the recent redesign of Wixon Jewelers’ website as his “new choice for who every jeweler should be emulating online.”

Top Veteran Owned Businesses | Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal

July 19, 2013 – Link
Wixon Jewelers was ranked in the Top 10 of Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal’s list of Top Veteran-Owned Businesses.

“$2,000,000 Car Helps Sell $250,000 Watch” | WCCO

June 7, 2013 – Link
WCCO picked up coverage of our Bugatti & Parmigiani event that featured the rare supercar and even more rare timepieces.

“Competitive Edge: Wixon Jewelers Vs. Continental Diamond” | Twin Cities Business

April 19, 2013 – Link
In the article, Twin Cities Business called Wixon Jewelers “the Twin Cities’ go-to place for Rolex, Patek Philippe, and the like.”

Best of Weddings Awards: Best Jewelers | The Knot

February 13, 2013 – Link
Wixon Jewelers was selected as a winner in The Knot’s “Best Of Weddings” awards for the third year in a row! Best Jewelry Store in MN Winner

“Best Jewelry Store” | Sun Current Newspaper

January 28, 2013
Wixon Jewelers was voted “Best Jewelry Store” in the 2013 People’s Choice Awards from Sun Papers. This is the second year in a row we’ve received this honor!

“Best Places to Buy Watches in Minnesota” | CBS Minnesota

January 15, 2013 – Link to article
“With more than two decades of experience and a strong commitment to community involvement, Wixon Jewelers draws plenty of visitors to its Bloomington-based store. Carrying a number of top names, including Baume & Mercier, Panerai, Patek Phillipe and more, the store prides itself on its well-curated collection, and can help you find the perfect timepiece to suit your style. You can also trust Wixon with a full range of services, from refinishing to repair to restoration. Make the drive to the south metro to check out this great shop today.”

“5 Jewelers You Should Follow on Twitter” | JCK

January 10, 2013 – Link to article
Daniel Ford from JCK selected Wixon Jewelers as one of the top jewelry stores to follow on Twitter.

“Rock Stars” | Mpls St. Paul Magazine

January 11, 2013 – Link to article
MSP Magazine featured several pieces from our collections in this fashion feature about this season’s big and bold fashion headliners.


2012


“Under Pressure: A Look at Rolex Water Resistance Testing | Hodinkee

December 20, 2012 – Link to article

“How to Make Your Winter Wedding Sparkle” | Mpls St. Paul Magazine: Aisle File

December 18, 2012 – Link to article
Our very own Jessica Gylsen was interviewed by Theresa Malloy from Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine about how to add some extra sparkle into your wedding with beautiful jewelry. Several pieces from our collections were featured in the article as well.

“Holiday Gift Guide for Awesome Single Ladies | Spinsterlicious Life

December 11, 2012 – Link to article
“Why not treat yourself to a fabulous piece of jewelry?  Wixon Jewelers, based in Minneapolis, MN, is known for its unparalleled service and jewelry made of the highest quality, including exceptional diamonds, gemstones and watches.  They’ll even create a one-of-a-kind custom design piece. It’s a real indulgence… perhaps one that’s well-deserved!  They’re not cheap, though.  This is serious stuff!”

“Sweet Somethings” | Mpls St. Paul Magazine

November 28, 2012 – Link to article
“Multicolored, irregularly shaped, and interspersed with diamonds—these are not your grandma’s pearls. Still, they’re sure to stand the test of time.” – Featuring a great strand of our pearls with gold and diamond accents.

“Modern Glamour | Minnesota Monthly

November 15, 2012 – Link to article
Several pieces from our collections were featured in Minnesota Monthly’s feature on modern jewelry.

“Timelessly Elegant Engagement Rings” | Mpls St. Paul Magazine: Aisle File

October 17, 2012 – Link to article
Our diamond manager, Jessica, spoke with Stephanie Audette from MSP Magazine about trends in engagement rings for an article in their Aisle File.

“Wixon Jewelers to Display Largest Collection of Prototype Panerai Watches”

September 13, 2012 – Link to article
“While they were founded in 1860, Panerai watches earned the lure of American clients around 1995 when they caught the attention of Sylvester Stallone. These unique watches can be found on the wrists of celebrities such as Jason Staham, Carmello Anthony, Tom Cruise and even former President Bill Clinton.”

“Truck It” | Mpls St. Paul Magazine

September 1, 2012 – Link to article
A pair of Morganite and diamond earrings from our collection of gemstone earrings was worn in MSP Magazine’s feature on food trucks.

“Inspiring Style” | Oh To Be a Muse

August 15, 2012 – Link to article
“If you’re looking for custom jewelry in MN, or anywhere online, then consider these special occasion pieces by Wixon Jewelers. A lot of the jewelry and watches are created from scratch in-house, which is what makes these baubles so unique. Some of my favorites include their colored gemstones and diamond pieces.”

“Best Jewelry Store” | Sun Current Newspaper

January 26, 2012 – Link


2011


“The Art of Ornamentation” | Mpls St. Paul Magazine

November 1, 2011 – Link to article
Several pieces of our jewelry were showcased in MSP Magazine’s article that collected some of the hottest jewelry items for the holiday season.

“Giving Back” | The Jewelry Book

Summer 2011 – Link to article
“The Wixons – who own Wixon Jewelers in Minnesota which serves the twin cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul – not only have a long roster of charitable causes they support, but a reputation for cultivating lasting relationships that are as important to the Wixons are they are for the people whose lives they touch.”

“Rockin’ Rocks” | Mpls St. Paul Magazine: Aisle File

April 12, 2011 – Link to article
“Wixon have established a reputation as local authorities on designer watches, antique pieces, and dazzling custom jewelry. Wixon employs three on-site watch makers, three on-site goldsmiths, and four graduate gemologists. This expert team will guide you through Wixon’s huge selection to find what’s right for you.”

“Do The Gold Guys Pay the Most for Sterling Silver?” | Star Tribune

March 21, 2011 – Link to article
In The Star Tribune’s comparative price shopping for silver, they only found two companies that paid a higher price for silver than Wixon Jewelers in their comparative price shopping.


2009


“Selling Gold? Shop Around.” | Star Tribune

November 19, 2009 – Link to article
“In my comparison Nov. 9-10, pennyweight prices ranged from $16 at Gold Guys to $25 at Wixon for 14-karat gold. I took the pieces to five dealers on Nov. 9 and 10 when gold prices were at $1,100 per ounce. The lowest price paid for all five pieces was $1,264 by the Gold Guys at Mall of America. The highest price was $1,677 at Grove Coin in Woodbury, but the total was skewed by the higher coin value. Without the coin, Wixon Jewelers in Bloomington paid the highest on each of the four items.”

“Get to know Minnesota’s Finest Jewelers” | Sun Newspapers

June 25, 2009 – Link to article
“If you haven’t been to Wixon Jewelers before, you need to go just for the sake of seeing the very best in jewelry and timepieces. Don’t be surprised if you see Louie, Moose, or Bob one of their Labradors strolling around. They put an instant smile on your face and as you would expect they too are trained top-notch to be able to hang-out in Minnesota’s finest jewelry store.”

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