What's in Store: Rochester jewelry store celebrates new location

Hight & Randall , Personal Jeweler is celebrating its new location and look.

The new showroom has a new 1920s and 1930s art deco theme with unique chandeliers, a linear fireplace, Saranthony original artwork and a coffee bar that could be ready by the grand opening, said owner Barbara Hight-Randall. The former showroom downtown had a 1880s theme.

The larger store also has a variety of new jewelry, including Sarah's Hope, a company out of Madison that donates 10 percent of purchases to fund micro loans to women in need and uses the women's stories to inspire its designs, Hight-Randall said.

The fan-shaped Beverly pendents, for example, are named for a bridal boutique owner who is a survivor of domestic abuse.

Hight-Randall will also give back by offering 20 percent off the Sarah's Hope line from the day after Thanksgiving until Christmas Eve and donating 20 percent of the sales to the Salvation Army, she said.


There's also more from Fredric Duclous , earthy, but contemporary sterling silver jewelry with organic materials such as lava and coral and Cherie Dori' s chocolate diamonds set in rose gold.

Hight & Randall will hold a grand opening Thursday through Saturday at its new store, 2048 Superior Drive N.W., Suite 200. Shoppers will receive a $100 gift certificate for any in store purchase of more than $200 and can enter a drawing for a diamond pendent.

The Christmas Mouse

Get a sneak peek at the one-of-a-kind Christmas items coming in at The Mouse in Miracle Mile, Rochester, during a Champagne sneak preview holiday party from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday.

The Mouse also has a variety of gift items such as The Cheese Knife, which can be packaged with a block of cheese or tied on a bottle of wine, roasted garlic onion jam from Stonewall Kitchen that comes with a great cheese ball recipe, and scarf-charms, which slip onto a skinny scarf to create a unique necklace.

Try and play

Collections Fashions, 111 S. Broadway, Suite 204, Rochester, recently installed one of Skagen Denmark's signature try-and-play displays to let customers pick the rings that fit their mood and individual style.

The rings are designed to be stackable, so a customer can try on a number of rings at the display and decide the perfect coordinating set. The collection features hand-finished stainless steel rings accented with Swarovski elements, freshwater pearls, colored enamel and mother of pearl. Some of the rings are in Skagen's signature mesh to complement to their distinctive watches.

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