Estate Jewelry At Kluh Jewelers

first_imgFacebook7Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by L. Jeanette Strole Parks for Kluh JewelersIf you have ever come into ownership of a quirky old brooch, necklace, or ring that once belonged to your Great Aunt Ruth, and you’re not quite sure if you actually care enough about it to keep it, you might consider swinging by to meet Matt Kluh at Kluh Jewelers at South Sound Center.They have a special fondness for buying and selling vintage and estate jewelry, which are proudly featured, in addition to their normal stock of pieces. In fact, if you walk into the store, you’ll see two prominent display cases–  large glass fronted cabinets with rich wood that is arranged with a variety of unique pieces.Such pieces might include absolutely stunning items like a pair of platinum diamond opera glasses that once passed through their store. As of the writing of this article, another remarkable piece in the case was a graduated strand of marble-sized opal beads. “They are beautiful and full of fire. They remind me of looking at earth from space.”Matt goes on to explain, “Estate Jewelry is jewelry that has been previously loved by another person. Some items are true vintage antique styles and some are almost new.” Occasionally these pieces are acquired from ordinary folks who just are thinning out their jewelry cabinets of inherited items or pieces they are tired of wearing. And sometimes, they are bought off from estate-sale businesses that are unloading inventory. The history of the Kluh family dealing with estate jewelry dates back to the old indoor mall at South Sound Center when they owned an entire store of estate jewelry called Estates Ltd. “Providing our customers with great deal on estate jewelry has been part of our business forever.” In order to create such fantastic deals, “each piece of jewelry is appraised at today’s market value. We then sell it for half, or less than than what it would cost to buy new.”What separates their jewelry from other pawn-shop items is that they are all scrutinized by the in-house goldsmith prior to going into the showcase. “Most pawned items are not very expensive. We carry items from very affordable to very rare. But since our goldsmith inspects and repairs if needed all of our estate jewelry, you can be assured of the item is in great condition and ready to wear.”Having such an unpredictable rotation of estate pieces means that you never know what you might find. Kluh has regular customers that come in to see what new items are available from week to week. With the random assortment, it really is a first-come, first-serve, especially with custom-made estate pieces that could never be found elsewhere. “[The estate jewelry is for] people who like a good deal! Most of our estate jewelry sells for half of what it would cost to buy new. The jewelry sells fast.”If you are in the market to unload some estate-style jewelry, Kluh has some tips and suggestions for you. “Doing the leg work yourself and selling independently will usually bring the most money. However, Kluhs makes it quick and easy and offers a fair price. I have a list of customers always looking for that large diamond or unique piece of jewelry. We pay the most money for quality estate jewelry. We get a lot of referrals.” So if you are still hoping to sell stuff without the tedium of figuring out what something is worth, and then having to go through the trouble of listing it on an auction site or classified ad, photographing it, waiting for a buyer and then meeting them or packaging it up and shipping it, it is well advisable to take a trip to Kluh’s. As Matt says, he will look at everything, that is some form of jewelry.“My best advice is to bring everything in to my store for me to inspect. I do not charge to sort all of the jewelry for you. I once found a $700 item that was mixed in with some costume jewelry that was on its way to the Goodwill.”So maybe while you’re spring cleaning, or organizing that box of trinkets from grandma, or you are looking for a great deal on a piece of jewelry, come see Matt Kluh at Kluh Jewelers in Lacey.Don’t forget to check out the official Kluh Jewelers website at: or their Facebook page for regular updates: read more

Tottenham can blame striker crisis but defensive selection cost them v Wolves

first_imgTOTTENHAM’S inability to sign a Harry Kane backup is widely criticised and is already being blamed for a potentially flat end to their season.But it was Jose Mourinho’s bizarre defensive selection rather than any lack of firepower up front that handed Wolves a 3-2 victory in North London today.4 Jose Mourinho’s defensive selection cost them the game today not his lack of strikersCredit: EPA4 Davinson Sanchez had an afternoon to forgetCredit: Getty Images – GettyAn attacking quartet of Dele Alli, Lucas Moura, Giovani Lo Celso and Steven Bergwijn – while missing an out and out goalscorer – did not look too shabby going into the game.And sure enough, Spurs started with intent and were ahead inside 13 minutes thanks to Bergwijn’s stabbed finish that came from a well saved Alli effort.Lo Celso was pulling strings throughout and while they looked a little blunt in spells, thanks to Serge Aurier’s peach on the stroke of half-time, their depleted attack managed to put two goals up before the break.Enough for most Premier League teams to win at home right?Wrong.4 Eric Dier looked out of his depth at centre-backCredit: Getty Images – GettyBecause while being forced to tamper up front, Mourinho inexplicably decided to do the same at the back.With experienced pair Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld on the bench, the Special One opted for a back-five of Aurier and Ben Davies as wing-backs with inexperienced Japhet Tanganga, midfielder Eric Dier and Davinson Sanchez in the middle.The three in the middle all had afternoons to forget as Dier failed to clear Ruben Vinagre’s cross for Wolves’ first, Tanganga got sat down by Raul Jimenez for their third and Sanchez kept himself free from direct embarrassment by remaining yards away from the action for most of the afternoon.When quizzed on the peculiar selection after the game, Mourinho pointed to Tanganga and Sanchez’s pace and offered that as the reason for their inclusion.MOST READ IN FOOTBALLTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’ExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himBut while they may be quicker across the ground than Spurs’ benchbound and highest paid defenders, Vertonghen and Alderweirweld would surely have offered more from a positional sense the men they were replaced by.But alas, more points dropped as Spurs slipped to seventh.However, at least the conversation switched back to strikers after the game with Mourinho quick to remind waiting reporters that young forward Troy Parrott is “still not ready”.4 Japhet Tanganga will want to forget this afternoon in a hurryCredit: Getty Images – GettyMan Utd striker Marcus Rashford set to hand England huge Euro 2020 boost by returning in time for tournamentlast_img read more

Recruiting killing champs – Riley

first_img“The annual Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) Boys & Girls’ Athletic Championships is dying a slow death, and a major part of this could be attributed to the recruiting of student-athletes from small schools to larger ones,” president of the Jamaica Track & Field Coaches Association (JATAFCA) David Riley says. “ISSA needs to regulate it (recruiting) or else they are going to kill the sport,” Riley told The Gleaner yesterday. JATAFCA has taken objection to several proposed changes to the rules governing athlete participation in the annual Champs, generally considered to be the largest high-school athletics championships in the Western Hemisphere. The proposals were made by ISSA’s technical committee mid-2016. “The technical committee, in their review of 2016 Champs in June, had some ideas for changes. Those changes were made public in September as recommendations, so in September, they sent out a communication to the schools about the proposed changes,” Riley explained. One change, for instance, would see the scrapping of the Boys Open 400m hurdles. The record in that event of 49.01 seconds is held by World Junior Champion Jaheel Hyde. Instead, the proposed events would be a Class One Boys and Class Two Boys 400m hurdles. “There are a lot of impacts that are not being considered. If you haven’t thought about the fact that Jaheel Hyde’s record would be off the books, then you haven’t given it enough thought,” Riley said. While the coaches met with ISSA in December, voicing their objections, Riley, who is head coach of Excelsior High School’s track programme, said that they have had no word on whether their suggestions were accepted. ISSA principals are due to meet later this month on the changes, which would be implemented in time for Champs 2017, which begins on March 28. “On January 6, ISSA’s executive committee met and formalised the proposed changes which will go to the principals to be voted on later this month,” Riley said, adding that many of the principals who have a vote have no teams participating in Champs. Riley, however, noted that the problems run deeper than simple changes and that ISSA needs to examine the real issues. SMALLER SQUADS He told The Gleaner that his association polled high-school coaches in late 2015, and while 43 per cent of them said that they had better quality athletes and larger squads from which to choose athletes for the five-day meet, most also said that they would be taking smaller squads to Champs. A post on JATAFCA’s Facebook, yesterday, pointed to the fact that despite several adjustments to the rules since then, 454 fewer athletes competed in Champs in 2016 than did in 2010. “The meet is getting smaller, and they (ISSA) are missing that particular reality in the midst of the hype over contending schools,” said Riley. “They are presiding over a period of decline. They need to pause and do the analysis in terms of the decisions being made.” Riley believes that part of the problem is that many coaches from smaller schools have become discouraged as they see athletes they have groomed slowly being siphoned away by larger schools who use them to boost their ability to win Champs. “The recruiting issue is what they (ISSA) need to take on head-on. A lot of coaches in small schools are feeling discouraged that they are losing their athletes. “Our best senior athletes predominantly come from the small schools. So if you are implementing changes that are facilitating big schools, you are implementing a system that is killing small schools. So 10 years from now when you can’t find any good hurdlers, or throwers or jumpers, you are going to wonder why. [It’s because] they are not coming from the big programmes,” Riley said. While the big-school coaches are also members of the association, along with coaches of smaller schools, Riley added that the win is more important. “They don’t care. There are no rules,” he said. He noted that if 75 per cent of the ISSA principals vote in favour of the changes, they would be implemented. The Gleaner reached out to ISSA president Dr Walton Small, but he did not respond. dania.bogle@gleanerjm.comlast_img read more

Private Sector officials pay courtesy call on Police top brass

first_imgMembers of the Private Sector Commission (PSC) of Guyana on Wednesday paid a courtesy call on the acting Commissioner of Police, David Ramnarine, DSM, and other senior officers of the Force.Best wishes for the Christmas season were exchanged along with a renewed call by PSC Chairman Edward Boyer for a greater partnership between the two entities during the festive season and for the upcoming year, 2018.last_img

Racing at Taylor Speedway concludes for season

first_img3) Clint Mason (69)Saturday Sports1) Darren Morin (25)2) Al Scarfo (17)3) Wayne Dale (64)Advertisement Saturday IMCA Modified1) A.J. Everton (99)2) Johnny Beaumont (88)3) Kervin McElderry (68)4) Mark Freeman (6)Sunday Mini Sprint-Junior1) Cody LeClerc (21)2) Tyson LeClerc (12)Sunday Mini Sprint-Senior1) Dylan Beaumont (99)2) Kale McElderry (18)3) Austin Kube (17)Sunday Mini Juniors1) Chelsea Babcock (22)2) Reegan Krahn (45)3) Alissa Menard (7)Sunday Mini Adults1) Jordie Hildebrand (24)2) Rich Hildebrand (33)3) Clint Mason (69)Sunday Sports1) Darren Morin (25)2) Wayne Dale (64)3) Al Scarfo (17)Sunday IMCA Modified1) A.J. Everton (99)2) Joel Minard (28)3) Johnny Beaumont (88)4) Kervin McElderry (68) 2) Chelsea Babcock (22)3) Reegan Krahn (45)Saturday Mini Adults1) Calvin Hildebrand (46)2) Rich Hildebrand (33)Advertisement The final weekend of races featured seven different driving classes, each crowning its own winner. Below is the list of winners within each division. Brackets indicate the racer’s car number.Saturday Mini Sprint-Junior1) Cody LeClerc (21)- Advertisement -2) Tyson LeClerc (12)Saturday Mini Sprint-Senior1) Dylan Beaumont (99)Advertisement 2) Kale McElderry (18)3) Kaden Beebe (89)Saturday Mini Juniors1) Camryn Beaumont (88)Advertisementlast_img read more

Canucks even up series with Flyers after OT win

first_imgThe clubs will have a quick turnaround as game three goes tonight at the North Peace Arena at 8:30 p.m. DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – Those in attendance at the Memorial Arena in Dawson Creek were treated to a beauty of hockey game last night between the Fort St. John Flyers and Dawson Creek Canucks. The game had a solid pace throughout that saw the Canucks jump out to a 3-0 lead only to have the Flyers tie the game on two occasions in the third period on the way to overtime.After tying the game at three the Canucks took the lead again with 7:59 left in regulation but the Flyers kept skating and knotted the game at four after Joey Massingham found the back of the net off of a rebound.The Flyers controlled the bulk of the overtime period but could not solve Canucks goalie JB Agar in extra time as he made a number of big time saves to preserve the tie.- Advertisement -Just past the midway point of overtime a shot by the Canucks went through a couple of deflections beating Flyers goalie Troy Hunt to wrap up the game 5-4 and even the best of five series at a game a piece.Flyers head coach Andrew Leriger said despite his team fighting back in the third he wasn’t impressed with the overall execution of his club, believing that if they played to their full ability all game things would not have went to overtime.“The biggest thing I said to the team was that Dawson didn’t change their game. We changed ours. We didn’t bring it the way we did on Tuesday so it’s all on us. When they decided to play we made it a game and we go into overtime. Anybody knows in overtime anybody can get the winner but it never should have gotten to that point is my biggest problem,” he saidAdvertisement A lack of effort was the main thing bothering Leriger, comparing the outing to some of the contests the team played in back in October.“The difference was I think they played so well on Tuesday, they did everything right, maybe they thought it was going to happen again and not put the effort in. Tonight looked like it was the start of the season. We fought the puck, passes missing and bouncing off their sticks. It didn’t seem like we were in game two of the playoffs,” he said.Scoring for the Flyers were Tyler Loney, Robbie Sidhu, Josh Bruha, and Joey Massingham.Shots were 43-36 in favour of Dawson Creek.Advertisementlast_img read more

Lukaku misses United’s friendly trip amid transfer talk

first_imgLukaku was sidelined by injury for all four of United’s pre-season games during their tour of Australia, Singapore and China.After suffering an ankle injury, Lukaku trained on his own on the eve of the final match of United’s tour — last week’s 2-1 win against Tottenham in Shanghai.On Sunday, a picture appeared on the 26-year-old’s social media accounts of him and his agent Federico Pastorello, accompanied by the message “soon to be continued.”Lukaku is said to be keen to join Inter after a difficult spell at United since his £75 million move from Everton in 2017.With Inter believed to have been given a imminent deadline by United to conclude the deal, the former Everton striker was absent from his club’s 26-man travelling party to Norway.United announced the squad on their official website on Monday ahead of the match at Oslo’s Ullevaal Stadium.Meanwhile, United defender Eric Bailly is not part of the group heading to Norway after he sustained a knee injury in the victory over Tottenham.Alexis Sanchez was another not included for United after limping out of Chile’s Copa America third-place play-off match against Argentina earlier this month.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side wrap up their pre-season against AC Milan in Cardiff on Saturday.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Manchester United forward Romelu Lukaku has been left out of the squad for their pre-season friendly in Norway © AFP / FRANCK FIFELONDON, United Kingdom, Jul 29 – Romelu Lukaku will miss Manchester United’s pre-season friendly against Kristiansund on Tuesday amid renewed speculation of a potential move to Inter Milan.United are reported to have rejected a £54 million ($66 million, 59 million euros) bid for Belgium striker Lukaku from Serie A club Inter.last_img read more


first_imgThe Donegal carpet which was bought for €18,000.A Donegal carpet, believed to be one of the biggest ever made in the former Killlybegs factory, has sold for €18,000.The huge carpet was sold at Mealy’s sale on Wednesday afternoon and had a sale estimate was €15,000-€25,000.The blue carpet, measuring about 14m by 5m (45ft by 16ft), was commissioned by the New Ireland Assurance company for its Dublin boardroom, in 1964, but later sold off after an office refurbishment.The carpet was bought by Belfast publican Willie Jack bought the carpet. He said himself and his business partner, Bruce Kirk, planned to put it on display in one of their pubs in the city.They own three of Belfast’s best-known pubs: the Duke of York, the Harp Bar and the Dark Horse.Mr Jack, who is also “a collector of Irish breweriana” (antiques and collectibles related to brewing and distilling) said their customers “want to see authentic Irish decor in the pubs”.DONEGAL CARPET SELLS FOR €18,000! was last modified: July 18th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Donegal carpetKillybegssoldlast_img read more


first_imgTermon GAA Notes: Week Ending 23/07/12Congratulations to Michael Boyle, Jim, Rory and the entire Donegal squad who completed back to back Ulster titles for the first time in Donegal’s history last Sunday. Anyone looking for tickets to the quarter final must have their order in with Martina Kelly by Tuesday the 31st of July at 6pm. Although the day of the game isn’t fixed it will take place over the August Bank holiday weekend. Tickets will probably be around €30 for adults and €5 for under 16s. Minor BoardOn Saturday last 29 of our U8 boys and girls travelled to St Nauls to play a series of games against the host club. Thanks to David Brady for arranging this as it was greatly enjoyed by one and all. Thanks to Cathal and all in St Nauls for the hospitality shown. This Saturday the U8s have the final Blitz of the season. Parents will be notified by text with details. Hope to see ALL the boys and girls for this the last Blitz of 2012.U6 boys and girls and U10 boys coaching will return this Saturday morning at 10.30 at the Burn Road.The U14 team made their exit from the Championship on Monday evening after going down by 1 point to Urris. Despite a few late scores from Caolan Brady, Enda Mc Cormack and James Mc Sharry we failed to get the final score required to get over the line. Indeed the final goal scored by James is undoubtedly one of the best goals seen at the Burn Road. While this young squad will now focus on the U15 championship we would like to acknowledge the great effort made by players and coaches alike. To Bernard Gallagher, Pauric Hilferty and Paul Doherty a huge thanks for all the time they have devoted since January in coaching this young team. The 2012 Board Parish league for all U6s U8s u10s and U12s boys and girls will take place on Saturday August the 18th followed by the Annual barbeque. More details in the next few weeks.Next Wednesday the 1st of August our minor boys travel to Letterkenny to take on Letterkenny Gaels at 7.30pm in the first round of the championship.Ladies Board:Commiserations to the Termon ladies Aoife, Olive and Roisin involved with Donegal/Kerry who were defeated in the New York final last Sunday.This weekend is a busy one with both our ladies teams in championship action with the Junior Ladies taking on Buncrana in their second leg tie this Sunday at 12noon at the Burn Road. The senior ladies travel to Aodh Ruadh, Ballyshannon on Sunday at 12 for their opening championship game. Best of luck to both teams.Mens Board: Last Saturday our Seniors and Reserves hosted Muff. The reserves recorded another victory to maintain their recent good form in an excellent team performance while the Seniors lost by the minimum in a game where they never seemed to get going. Francie Friel and Kevin McGettigan best for Termon.On Tuesday our u21s put in a strong performance with a very young side against Carndonagh but a late goal gave the men from Inishowen the win. Alan Dugera and Joe Gallagher were best for Termon.LottoThe draw took place last Friday night in McClaffertys Churchill. Sean McDaid and Conor Tinney matched 3 numbers to share €40 each. Hugh Cannon and Conor Black won €10 each in the open draw. The jackpot is now €800. The draw takes place in the Glenveagh Inn this Friday night. Martina Kelly and Sara Harkin are the coordinators. Tommy Ryan Memorial TrophyThis years Tommy Ryan memorial trophy throws in next week with the following fixtures:Termon vs Glenfin on Thursday the 2nd at 7.30pm at the Burn Road.Falcarragh vs Glenswilly on Friday the 3rd at 7.30pm at the Burn Road.All support would be appreciated for the longest running memorial tournament in Donegal.GAA NEWS: TERMON CLUB NOTES was last modified: July 25th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Termon GAA noteslast_img read more


first_imgSandra Mc Monagle receiving the winning ladies prize from Captain Ivan Furey on his Captain’s nightCaptain Ivan Furey’s prize to the ladies was played on Thursday 14th July. Played in very pleasant if soft conditions the following ladies were successful in obtaining the much sought after prizes. The very popular past captain Sandra Mc Monagle with 37 pts was the winner. Runner-up and a golfer to watch was Margaret Harvey scoring 36pts(bot). In third place was Anne Cannon with 36 pts.The club competition played on Tuesday 12th July was sponsored by Mc Fadden’s Pharmacy. The winner was Anne Cannon(13) 36pts. Runner-up Marian O Sullivan(10) 34 pts(bot) and in third place Eileen Williamson(19) 34 pts. Thank you to the generous sponsors. Congratulations ladies.Marian O Sullivan won the the gross with 23 gross pts(bot). Front nine with 19pts was the very talented golfer Veronica Mc Ateer. The back nine fell to Celine Bradley on 16pts(bot). Many congratulations to all the prize winners.The Challenge Cup team travelled to Belvoir Park golf club on Sunday 17th July. Captained by Margo Bermingham they secured one match. They have the return leg in Barnhill on Thurs 28th July. We wish them a positive result on home ground. Again these golfers and caddies who represent our club at home and away deserve our support and good wishes.GOLF NEWS: LETTERKENNY LADIES’ SANDRA MC MONAGLE AWARDED PRIZE FROM CAPTAIN IVAN FUREY was last modified: July 18th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Ivan fureyletterkenny ladies club notessandra mc monaglelast_img read more