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Thorpe & Co. Jewelers

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501 4th St
Sioux City, IA 51101
Last Updated: June 13, 2018

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About Thorpe & Co. Jewelers

Thorpe and Company is a 116 year old, 4 generation, family owned business in downtown Sioux City, Iowa.
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These days it’s unusual to find a four-generation family-owned business growing and thriving, but Thorpe & Company is not just unusual…it is unique!  A rare blend of contemporary design and traditional values, we’ve been the source of jewelry and gifts for entire families since 1900…and in that time, there has always been a member of our family at the helm. Thorpe & Company today is owned and operated by myself, Rusty Clark, along with my wife, Karen; and together we have taken the business into the 21st century.  Always looking to marry the best of the new with the traditions of the past, our business has expanded both in products offered and in services delivered to our customers. The continual search for the beautiful and unusual, and always the best value now takes us beyond borders….including to Southern Africa where we have partnered to bring you the world’s most beautiful,conflict-free diamonds.  Thanks to technology, our business is now beyond borders as well. We ship to our customers in all 50 states. Thorpe’s is happy to take your orders by phone, fax, e-mail….and face-to-face across the counter, too! And that’s our roots, of course. We will always value making it personal…making it “special” for you.  We still use the venerable old clock my great-grandfather brought over from England a century ago as our logo and symbol of long-lasting quality.   It doesn’t need to mean anything to you….just know that its longevity means something to US.  So….when you’re looking for good service and value in jewelry and gifts, look again at the hometown jeweler with the worldwide standards.  We think you’ll like what you see!

Services Offered:
A – Appraisals done by our staff of American Gem Society-trained CGAs for your insurance or estate needs.

B – Bronzing baby shoes…and many other pieces of memorabilia, too. We have worked for decades with the USA’s best bronzer and have sent them everything from golf tees to teeth!

C – Charity and Community Events are a source of great pride for us. We have opened our store for everything from pre-Concert Receptions for the Symphony to pre-schooler’s tours for the kids at Mary Elizabeth Day Care, helped with a training for Girls Scout badges, and conducted classes for WIT’s Lifelong Learning groups, to name a few. Contact us with your ideas!

D – Discounts on your corporate gifts, no matter how large or small your business is. Ask about our full corporate award programs, too.

E – Eyeglass soldering is available on most breaks for only $35.00 and can usually be done the same day.

F – Fingerprint engraving - We are able to reproduce your fingerprint onto metal (even tungsten carbide wedding rings!) making an extra-special family or wedding memento.

G – Gold buying and jewelry purchasing services started here, long before the fly-by-night firms started setting up in motel rooms. We do not charge for analysis or evaluation of your jewelry, and will give you an honest offer or recommendation. You may have the option to leave your pieces on consignment with us, too, and have us sell them for you.

H – Hand craftsmanship, polishing and engraving….because no machine is as picky as we are.

I – Insurance replacement for your jewelry in the event of loss, theft or damage. We work with all major insurance groups.

J – Jewelry repairs of all types done right on the premises by our Master goldsmiths.

K – KNOT.com Award We are honored to have been selected by brides registering on TheKnot.com as a winner of their 2013, 2016 and 2017 “Best of Weddings” award for our service to brides and grooms. Their votes rated us among the top 4% of wedding professionals!

L – Laser registration and engraving on our Southern African diamonds, part of our documentation to assure our customers of our conflict-free diamond sources.

M – M&Ms and the miracle bowl that never empties are part and parcel of a trip to Thorpe’s!

N – No Charge to clean and inspect your jewelry, engrave inside your newly-purchased ring, to do your first-purchase insurance appraisal…and gift wrapping is always free, too!

O – Online Ordering is now being offered so you can shop in the comfort of your home!

P – Pearl and Bead Restringing – strung or knotted, and priced by the inch.

Q – Quick service! Where else can you get a watch battery changed while you wait? And since most repairs are done on the premises, there’s no “travel time” to factor-in either.

R – Registry and Record Keeping means many things in our store; from a Bride’s Wish List, to purchase and appraisal records that go back decades. We have assisted with many a question after a loss or accident, or happier questions about grandma’s silver pattern because of our decades of diligent record-keeping for you.

S – Silver replating and repairs, restoration work, too! We have partnered for over 50 years now with one of the oldest, most reliable plating and repair specialists in the business, and offer a 25 year guarantee on re-plating and restoration work.

T – Testing and Gem Identification -  We have a fully accredited AGS Gem lab on the premises and welcome your “mystery” gemstones and jewelry.

U – Unusual events are our specialty! We’re never one to resort to the same-old, same-old, as our long-time customers well know. Watch our ever-changing listing for the latest fun promotion going on at Thorpe’s!

V – Video and DVD presentations, or just old-fashioned speakers are available for your school, group or club on a variety of subjects. We are happy to tailor our presentations to the needs of your group.

W – Wedding invitations….plus the stationery, programs, napkins, too – all done the old-fashioned way, with someone to assist you with proper wording, proofreading and counting. Always 20% off and we pay the freight on your order for additional savings to you.

X – Xamination (okay, so we’re pushing it on the spelling) of your jewelry is always free. Bring it in anytime and we’re happy to check for loose stones and worn prongs at no charge.

Y – Yehuda and other fracture-filling treatments for diamonds. Re-cutting and gemstone polishing services are available as well

Z – Zero Interest Financing for qualifying buyers, as well as FREE No-Interest, No-Fee Layaway.

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Thorpe and Company Jewellers

501 4th St., Sioux City, IA 51101

712-258-7501 • 800-726-6790

When jewelers like us grade a diamond’s clarity, we are evaluating its internal and external characteristics under 10X magnification. We are looking for the abnormalities that will affect the diamond’s value. Simply put: the fewer and the smaller the inclusions or blemishes, the better the diamond.

Inclusions are internal flaws inside the diamond, the most common ones being crystals (minerals trapped in the diamond) and feathers (fissures inside the diamond). Blemishes are external flaws that appear on the surface of a diamond and are usually very small.

As AGS jewelers that have been around a long time, we are especially strict in our grading of a diamond’s clarity. Among the industry we have noted a relaxing of the standards over the years, not unlike the “grade inflation” you may have heard about in our schools. Please know that what we called an SI-1 in 1965 is still an SI-1 to us, and not a VS-1 in our eyes. We see what we see and grade it accordingly.

You’ve probably heard the term “flawless diamond” before, used in the context of perfection, rarity, and expense. In this case it is the clarity of the diamond being held up to this lofty status. But an internally flawless diamond that is of poor cut or color is not a perfect diamond and may not be the wisest choice when you’re purchasing.

Thorpe and Company Jewellers

501 4th St., Sioux City, IA 51101

712-258-7501 • 800-726-6790

At Thorpe’s, custom design has been part of our service since we first opened in 1900. We believe in making singular sensations and one-of-a-kind creations as unique as the person wearing them. While other jewelers have mass merchandised and stocked and re-stocked fast-selling rings, at Thorpe’s we’ve held to a simple belief: We don’t all look alike, so why should our jewelry?

If you have a dream design, we can help you visualize it with Gemvision computer imaging. We can custom manufacture new or re-design an existing piece, taking you from your idea to reality.

 

While most items are returnable, custom order designs are not. But after investing all that time in a one-of-a-kind creation, why would you want anyone else to have it?

 

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501 4th St., Sioux City, IA 51101

712-258-7501 • 800-726-6790

 

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501 4th St., Sioux City, IA 51101

712-258-7501 • 800-726-6790

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