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Rare $2,500,000 Pink Diamond

2-5M-PinkDiamondThe Diamond Event at Wixon Jewelers is going on this Friday and Saturday from 10am-6pm, showcasing exceptional diamond rings and jewelry featuring rare fancy color diamonds. One of the highlights of this collection is a museum quality diamond ring featuring a GIA-certified natural Fancy Intense Pink diamond. Due to the rarity of this natural pink diamond, this piece is valued at $2,500,000! This may be the only time to see a pink diamond of this kind.

Pink diamonds are rare; in fact they are beyond rare. Out of the 133 million carats of diamonds mined yearly, only a very small percentage are pink. In fact, an entire year’s supply of pink diamonds that weigh over a half-carat could fit in the palm of your hand! With only a few years of supply remaining in major mines, the pink diamond becomes ever more precious as time passes.

Celebrity fascination with fancy colors may account for the sudden spiral in popularity. Historically, celebrities and royalty have worn these unique gemstones, but times are changing and these rare gifts from nature are rapidly gaining popularity for engagement rings. They are prized by all who possess them and revered for their unique provenance, intrinsic beauty and extreme rarity.

Not only will there be an exclusive colored diamond collection, The Diamond Event at Wixon Jewelers will feature some of the world’s top designers and their entire collections brought in for this exclusive event! From luxurious diamond engagement rings to rare one-of-a-kind colored diamond jewelry, there is sure to be something for everyone. See an amazing $2.5 million dollar natural fancy pink diamond ring during The Diamond Event at Wixon Jewelers.


We stopped by WCCO with our incredible pink diamond ring. The look on Kylie’s face when she slips it on her finger is priceless…


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Master Mixologist: Christopher Green

ChrisGreenA Wixon event is about the entire experience. It’s not just the highly coveted watches, rare jewels and incredible diamonds, but festive hors d’oeuvres and cocktails too!

No matter your beverage of choice or preferred liqueur, you might find yourself trying something new at one of our parties. Mixologists have been enjoying the lime light for some time now in the Twin Cities and in our opinion no one shakes and stirs better than Christopher Green.

After 20 years of working in the best restaurants in town, Christopher followed his passion for the cocktail culture and branched out on his own. Christopher is an authority on all libations. While we do enjoy a great glass or wine or a classic mixed drink, with Christopher we are never a victim of boredom! More so than most talented bartenders or mixologists, Christopher has a knack for manipulating flavors and complexities that is simply perfect.

Christopher says, “I like to think that the experience I provide harkens back to the glory days of bartending when a good bar keep was equal parts chemist, sage, therapist, and confidant/friend.”

Please join us for our next event, Christopher undoubtingly has the perfect suggestion made just for you. He is sure to amuse you with his wit, wisdom and creative wizardry.


Try one of Christopher’s signature cocktails for yourself:
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Smoke on the Water

1 oz. Rye Whiskey (Christopher prefers Rittenhouse)
1 1/2 oz. Cynar Amaro
1 oz. Carpano Antica Italian Vermouth
1/2 oz. Laphroiag Scotch Whisky

1. Rinse a cocktail glass with the Laphroiag and leave it in the glass.

2. Mix all other ingredients in a mixing glass and stir with ice.

3. Strain into a glass containing the Laphroiag and express a wide orange peel across the top of the cocktail, discard and enjoy!


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Amy Meyer HeadshotAmy shares her pearls of wisdom in her column, Ask Amy. Her impeccable taste helps to select beautiful, current yet timeless looks for our clients in harmony with their own personal style. She believes that jewelry should have a story to tell about the person who wears it and is delighted to commemorate life’s celebrations. If you have a question, just Ask Amy!

The Oscar Experience

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For many of us, the Academy Awards are enjoyed from the comfort of our couch with pajamas on and popcorn in hand. But at the Oscar Experience, Minnesotans got dressed in their finest, strolled down the red carpet and viewed the award show like Hollywood royalty.

Hosted at the ShowPlace ICON Theatre in the West End, the event brought the glitz and glamour of the Academy Awards right to Minnesota. Now in its 23rd year, the Oscar Experience is one of the longest running Oscar parties in the country and the only Oscar party in Minnesota sanctioned by the Academy of Motion Pictures.

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The best part of the night? It wasn’t Leo finally getting his long-awaited Oscar, but all the money that was raised for the Aegis Foundation. An incredible organization, Aegis supports vulnerable, needy, underserved, and imperiled youth to help them plan, prepare and focus on education. They serve as a resource for youth, help create leaders and provide scholarships for continuing education.

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We were proud to support the Aegis Foundation through the donation of a fabulous pair of 18k rose gold and diamond earrings from designer Roberto Coin. Guests purchased raffle tickets for a chance to win, with all proceeds going toward the incredible work that Aegis does.

To donate to the Aegis Scholarship Program click here.

2015 Diamond Award Winner

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We are honored to announce that we won the 2015 Diamond Award for Outstanding Wedding Jewelry by Mpls.St.Paul Weddings! Judged by bridal experts across the country, the Diamond Awards are a comprehensive list of Minnesota’s top bridal vendors to aide brides in their wedding planning.

“The pros at Wixon know that a woman’s engagement ring is one of her most cherished pieces of jewelry, so they make it their job to provide the finest quality of diamonds and settings available. Our judges agreed that ‘their attention to detail seems second to none.’”

Congratulations to all the winners!

Wild About Children 2015

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We had a wonderful time at Wild About Children tonight! We are proud to support this incredible event for such an amazing cause, Children’s Hospitals & Clinics of Minnesota. Hosted at the gorgeous A’BULAE in St. Paul’s historic Lowertown neighborhood, the evening began with wine and hors d’oeuvres as guests mingled with players. The full roster of Minnesota Wild players served as celebrity waiters, trading in their jerseys for aprons to host and serve a delicious meal to over 400 guests.

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We donated a Panerai Luminor timepiece and packaged it with some great extras for the live auction. Our friend Mikko Koivu was wearing the watch during the event and it was auctioned directly off of his wrist! After the heated bidding process concluded, the lucky winner went home with an incredible watch, a signed Wild jersey, and the Wild About Children apron right off of Mikko’s back.

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This year’s Wild About Children event raised nearly $300,000, setting a new fundraising record! In its 12-year history, the Wild About Children gala has raised more than $1 million to benefit Children’s of Minnesota. The Cancer Kids Fund provides extra services and amenities that bring additional care and comfort to kids and families in the midst of a cancer or blood disorder journey.

Click here to donate directly to Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota.

Or watch a video to learn more about this wonderful event.

Angie’s List Super Service Award

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Wixon Jewelers Wins Esteemed 2014 Angie’s List Super Service Award

Wixon Jewelers earned the service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award, reflecting an exemplary year of service provided to members of the local services marketplace and consumer review site in 2014.

“Only about 5 percent of jewelry stores in the Twin Cities have performed so consistently well enough to earn our Super Service Award,” said Angie’s List Founder Angie Hicks. “It’s a really high standard.”

Angie’s List Super Service Award 2014 winners have met strict eligibility requirements, which include an “A” rating in overall grade, recent grade, and review period grade; the company must be in good standing with Angie’s List, pass a background check and abide by Angie’s List operational guidelines.

Service company ratings are updated daily on Angie’s List. Companies are graded on an A through F scale in areas ranging from price to professionalism to punctuality. Learn more about this award and read reviews of Wixon Jewelers on Angie’s List

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Angie’s List helps facilitate happy transactions between nearly 3 million consumers nationwide and its collection of highly-rated service providers in 720 categories of service, ranging from home improvement to health care. Built on a foundation of authentic reviews of local service, Angie’s List connects consumers directly to its online marketplace of services from member-reviewed providers, and offers unique tools and support designed to improve the local service experience for both consumers and service professionals.

Store Closed July 1 – July 4

1000x428-slider-closed-July1-4-2014Wixon Jewelers will be closed from Tuesday, July 1 through Friday, July 4 as we repair and repave our parking lot. Please be sure to stop in during our regular business hours before July 1st if you have an immediate need.


Monday, June 30:              Open during normal business hours (10am-7pm)

Tuesday, July 1:                  Closed

Wednesday, July 2:           Closed

Thursday, July 3:               Closed

Friday, July 4:                     Closed

Saturday, July 5:                Open during normal business hours (10am-5pm)


We apologize for any inconvenience.

Top Veteran Owned Minneapolis Jewelry Store

Top Jewelry Store in Minneapolis is Veteran OwnedIn a recent study by the Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal, Wixon Jewelers was recognized as a leading veteran-owned Minnesota business. The Business Journal publishes a list every year of the top organizations in the metro area that are owned by military veterans in an effort to recognize the successes of veteran business owners. In their 2013 list, Wixon Jewelers was ranked inside the Top 10 and was the only jewelry store included on the list.

 

Engagement Ring Mobile App

We all know most woman search for the engagement ring of their dreams long before he does. After all, this is a ring you will wear every day for the rest of your life so she should have some input, right?

Of course you should. There are thousands of engagement rings out their but only ONE that is perfect for you. This is not as overwhelming as it seems. Where should you start? We suggest looking at a variety of rings, designs, and diamond shapes. Once you start looking you’ll realize that there are certain diamond shapes, ring styles and designs that you are more drawn to and you should keep your search based on that.

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You may find that you like intricate details with pave set diamonds throughout or perhaps you prefer modern and contemporary styles with simple and sleek designs.

Once you find the look you are searching for, the next step is trying them on. Because like any dress on the rack – it always looks better on you than on the hanger. Now we know you don’t have hours to spend searching and trying on rings, especially if you are doing it without him knowing. This is where we make finding the ring of your dreams easy! We’re proud to announce our new mobile application for iPad, iPhone and Android devices, The Vow.

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You can browse the latest engagement ring designs and share images all from your mobile device. View each ring in a high definition 3D image that can be rotated at a desired speed to view the ring from every angle. And here’s the best part…you can virtually try on your favorite rings be viewing the ring on a human hand and change the metal from yellow to white gold. We know women and women love options so if you can’t decide on one ring, choose a few and send them to your friends and families to have them vote on their favorite ring.


Download our engagement ring mobile app!


Top Wedding Jeweler in 2011

We’re pleased to announce that we’ve been selected by Minnesota brides as a winner in The Knot Best of Weddings. We were named as a top wedding jeweler across the country!

Thanks to all who voted for us!

Best Jeweler in Minnesota


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