Now that the new signage has gone up for the Nick T. Arnold Jewelers location in Gateway Commons, things are moving quickly for the local jewelry store’s grand opening on the east side. After 116 years in the jewelry business, Nick T. Arnold’s Candy Oakes said the store’s second location should be opened by mid-to-late March.
A soft opening will likely be held before a grand opening date is announced, but those at Nick T. Arnold are striving for a grand opening in early spring.
The second location is almost complete, Oakes said, and will be located at 2594 Calumet Trace No. 4. The new store will focus on customizing old pieces and heirlooms and will offer a wide variety of customizable options, including engagement rings and necklaces.
“We will be doing the same kind of services there as here [at 3630 Frederica St.],” Oakes said. “The new location will be more focused on custom design and technology.”
Oakes is referring to new technology that will be implemented via computer programming that allows staff at Nick T. Arnold to more easily customize pieces of jewelry.
“It’s an ability for us to bring the business even further into the future,” Oakes said. “We’ll use computers and other technology to take old pieces and make them into something new.”
The location at Gateway Commons will feature all the same brands the Frederica store offers, such as Pandora, LeVian Fine Jewelry, Alex and Ani, Chatham Fine Ruby and classic pearl and gemstone pieces.
Oakes said a designer trunk show will be held at the Gateway Commons location on April 23 and April 24 at the Frederica location.
By texting 72000 to NICKT, and joining the Nick T. Arnold VIP club, customers can join and hear about the store’s many events, including pearl opening parties, jewelry scavenger hunts, diamond events, birthday events on the 2nd Saturday of each month and a variety of pop-up events that occur throughout the year.