Yes, I know: yet another reminder that the holidays are coming and you need to be spending every waking minute between today and December 25th 12:01am obsessing over shopping lists, getting your house ready for your in-laws, how to gift wrap a bike (??), and what to serve your gluten free, vegetarian, paleo nephew who (let’s be honest) you’ve never really liked. Just kidding! We’re only discussing fun things here.
Alx&Co. handmade bangles. Available for custom order until December 7 with guaranteed pick-up before Christmas. After that, we’ll have in-stock options for you to select.
Here at Alx&Co. we tell people that our holiday season begins in September which feels annoyingly early but it’s all so that we can plan for the most seamless rush possible. Our projects take time so we like to tell our clients far in advance to start thinking about custom gift needs, polishing projects, and repairs so that we (and they) have plenty of time to get their ducks in a row. Believe me – it is not to stress you out. To make things extra easy, we created this printable list of events and deadlines for you to reference over the next few months (see below).
Personalized initial charms available for custom order until December 7 with guaranteed pick-up before Christmas. We will have some letters available in-stock after that, but not all!
Time flies during this season so make sure you check out our recommended preparations for things like inventorying your silver in time for your holiday party, when to order our personalized bangles, and when our cutoff dates are for custom work. And no worries – we know that things will come up at the last minute and we’re happy to try and squeeze your project in after a deadline. We will give you an honest answer about whether it’s feasible in the time you need it.
18k Morganite slider pendant, available at Alx&Co. Other gemstones available.
And if you are a dyed-in-the-wool procrastinator, no worries: we will be open for last-minute holiday needs Sunday, December 22nd – Christmas Eve!
Now, the only remaining question is…when should we break out the Christmas music?
Alexandria & Company is an Old Town-based workshop and design studio specializing in creating and restoring fine jewelry and silver hollowware. They are the in-the-know jewelers of Alexandria and have been serving clients out of their small workshop for decades. Tucked in their historic building on South Royal Street, the team at Alx&Co. brings a personalized, modern approach to their craft – this is not your average stodgy jeweler or antique shop. Visit them during their walk-in hours or online to view their collection of handmade fine jewelry or to drop off a repair project; or, if you’re feeling creative, make an appointment to talk about that custom design project you’ve been imagining.
121-B South Royal Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
Design Studio Walk-In Hours (all jewelry services): Wednesday – Saturday 12-6pm
Silver Workshop Walk-In Hours (all silver repair and restoration services): Wednesday or Friday 12-6pm, or by appointment
Appointments encouraged for custom design.