John Henne: 2017 National Jeweler Retailers Hall of Fame Inductee Single-Store Independent Category

Integrity comes first, and always, at Henne.  We are so proud and honored to share with you, our loyal customers, the news of this prestigious industry-wide recognition.  As Matthew Trainer, the publisher of the National Jeweler publication best explains, the benchmark for the Retailer Hall of Fame recognition is not financial success.  It is in fact, that this retailer has thrived beyond themselves and is a special part of the community.


John was chosen by his peers as the best in what he does because of maintaining a high level of achievements through challenges and changes.  If you are unfamiliar with the history of Henne Jewelers, founded in 1887, and now in its fourth-generation, the feature in National Jeweler does a fabulous job of showcasing Henne and our leader, John Henne.

To learn more about John and Henne Jewelers, click here.

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How To Choose Your Engagement Ring

Halo Engagement Ring on Hand of Woman with Blonde HairAn engagement ring is a purchase that will last a lifetime, and the process of choosing a ring can be exciting for any couple. It is a symbol of love and fidelity, and has larger significance than other jewelry.  At Henne Jewelers, we believe in forever.  Whether your engagement ring is passed down from generation to generation, or you would like to design your own ring, one thing remains the same, your engagement ring is very special and will be one of your most cherished pieces of jewelry and you will want to show it off.

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8 New Jewelry Trends for Spring

If you have the right pieces of jewelry, you can create your own look no matter what you have in your wardrobe. Keeping up with trends can be effortless if you grab a couple of the right pieces of jewelry this Spring. Take note of these Spring items, and you’ll be on track to look and feel in style in the upcoming season.

1. Statement Necklaces

Chokers continue to be popular.  woman-wearing-green-sautoir-necklaceIn addition, the long necklace, which is also called the Sautoir, is still as popular as ever this Spring. Look for long necklaces that pack a punch. Whether they feature bold colors, chunky designs, or asymmetrical feels, they make an otherwise plain outfit stand out.  Popular at Henne are necklaces made from various gemstones such as labradorite.

2. Artsy Earrings

Earrings can pull an outfit together or they can stand out as individual pieces of art. The innovative use of materials can showcase earrings, making them distinctive. They are often paired with toned-down ensembles so they don’t overshadow the outfit or make the overall look too busy.  At Henne, you can find artsy earrings made with moon stone and mother of pearl.

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Classic Jewelry: How to Wear Pearls

Pearls are some of the most ladylike, versatile, and fashionable elements you can have in your wardrobe. Their simplicity and timeless style make them the perfect accessories to add that extra bit of expression to your ensemble. But there are a few things you should keep in mind when deciding what styles and occasions you will use to show off your pearls.

Types of Pearls

There are many different types of pearls. The look of your jewelry depends a great deal on what kind of pearl is used in its design.

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2017 Engagement Ring Trends

So you’ve met ‘the one’ and you’re ready to choose an engagement ring. It will be a symbol of your love and your impending marriage. And it’s also something worn on a daily basis for decades to come. Classic styles like single solitaire rings will always be in style, but there are a few trends that are on the rise in 2017. Here are a few to consider when choosing your engagement ring.

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Halo settings have gained popularity over the years. It’s easy to be mesmerized by them because they include a row of sparkling gems that help draw attention to the center stone. This year, the halo settings are taking a leap and becoming even more unique. You will see intricate designs, vintage options, and geometric styles. The most popular halo style will look more retro and antique.

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Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Do you know what you’re getting the special someone in your life?  We put together some great ideas, no matter who you’re planning to surprise.

Valentine’s Day Gifts for Men

The following are just a gift ideas that the man in your life might appreciate:

  • A new watch – A watch is to men what jewelry is to women. When a man dresses up for a special occasion, he makes sure to put on his favorite watch. This doesn’t mean he can’t use another watch if he already has one. Variety is the spice of life, and no man will mind having several watches to choose from. Just be sure to pay attention to the types of watches he generally wears in order to get a feel for his style. One of our favorites is this traditional quartz watch by Mont Blanc.6622-Mont-Blanc-Tradition-quartz-watch

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John Henne’s Holiday Gift Picks for Him

Who better to share his favorite picks for the holidays than owner John Henne. Here are a few of his favorite gift picks for a special guy in your life.

Custom 14 Karat Yellow Gold Cross Pendant

This gold cross pendant is on a 20-inch yellow gold solid rope chain.  It’s one gold Cross pendantof my favorites because it’s a basic cross that can be worn every day and is a reminder of the significance of my faith.

Tuum Origine Burnished Sterling Silver Cuff Bracelet
This bracelet features the ‘Our Father’ prayer in Latin. I personally have worn a Tuum bracelet daily for the past two and a half years. It is very stylish and subtly reminds me of the Lord’s Prayer, which is something I say every day.

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Dara Henne’s Holiday Gift Picks for Her

We talked with Dara at the end of last month to get her thoughts on her favorite pieces to give as gifts this holiday season. Read below for her choices and let us know which one you’d love to receive. Continue reading

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Holiday Gifts: How to Shop for Jewelry

When you need to buy a gift for someone important to you, jewelry is always a good choice.

But shopping for jewelry can be intimidating. There are so many options and styles…it’s hard to pick the perfect gift for that special someone.

The gift you choose in the end should be a personal reflection of his or her taste. Or you can venture outside the box with something a little unexpected. Either way, when you give someone jewelry, you’re giving them a sentimental gift that lasts a lifetime!

Here are our best tips on how to make sure you choose the perfect gift this holiday season.

Cover the Basics

The very first thing you need to do is nail down the basics of jewelry buying.

Choose a Color

If you’re looking for something with a gemstone or diamond, you need to narrow down the color. Stones and diamonds come in more colors than just clear, so take a moment to decide what color you want to stick with. If you’re stuck, you can never go wrong with a birthstone!

Decide on a Metal

Now for the metal. If your gift recipient is fond of timeless, classic styles, gold jewelry may be the way to go. Or, if you are looking for something trendier, seek out rose gold. If you’re not sure, choose silver.

Set a Budget

Before you start shopping, set a budget for your gift purchase. It’s helpful to know your cost limit up front.

Start Shopping

Once you’ve covered the basics, it’s time to start shopping! Depending on what type of jewelry you want to buy, there are some things to consider.


The first thing you need to do if you’re considering earrings is decide on small, large or dangling types. Try to take notice of what your gift recipient already wears. If you are unsure, seek out a trendy and fun look that will compliment many different styles.

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Try these chevron wrap earrings from the EF Collection. They have a great sparkle and are perfect for the millennial on your gift list!



From bangles, to charms, to cuffs – there are many different options to choose from and something for everyone’s taste!  When choosing a bracelet, think first about size. You don’t want the piece to overwhelm the wearers’ arm. Then, ask if you want this piece to be able to be worn different ways. silver cuff bracelet

Our Pick

For example, Efva Attling’s Hooked on Simone Cuff Bracelet suits many different occasions. Cuff bracelets like this one have been a trend all year. Show her your attention to detail with this stunning bracelet!


Necklaces come in all different lengths. The most popular length is the Princess length, which is 18 inches from end to end. Necklaces also come in different styles, such as chains, strands and pendants.  Think about what your rose quartz and yellow gold necklace special someone usually likes to wear to point you in the right direction.

Our Pick

Vianna B.R.A.S.I.L. is known for their use of beautiful gemstones in unique setting. This rose quartz and 18kt yellow gold necklace puts a modern twist on the classic pendant.


A ring can be a great statement piece that catches everyone’s eye. If you are conservative, asix-band ring ring can show your more adventurous side. There are so many fun and flashy pieces!

Our Pick

Rose gold has been popping up more and more. This six-band ring by Messika is a favorite of some of the entertainment industry’s top stars. The Gatsby line focuses on highlighting even the smallest of diamonds through flawless settings and uncluttered lines.


Something as timeless as a watch can have a lot of thought and sentiment behind it. From the band to the face of the watch, make sure you are choosing something that fits the Black Bay Dark is a stainless-steel watch personality of the person you are giving it to.

Our Pick

Tudor’s Black Bay Dark is a stainless-steel watch with an aged black leather band and an additional grey nylon strap for added versatility.


Jewelry is an exciting gift to receive. As you pick your gifts this season, visit Henne Jewelers for expert advice in choosing the perfect present for your loved ones. Let us become your Jewelers for Life!

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Channel the Stars with Henne Jewelers

By Stephanie Desmond for Henne Jewelers

All eyes have been on the red carpets recently. Award shows and movie premieres give celebrities a chance to look their best and give us all inspiration for our own nights on the town. Henne Jewelers is here to help you channel your inner Hollywood spirit.

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Last week, Dakota Johnson was in London for the premiere of her latest film, How to Be Single. Aside from her lovely dress, what really turned heads was her jewelry. Johnson chose stunning Messika pieces for her big day, including a pair of earrings and a skinny bracelet from the designer’s Angel collection.


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Henne Jewelers has a wide selection of Messika pieces to choose from. This 18k white gold pave Move diamond bangle bracelet will sparkle at any event. Pair it with the 18k white gold Gatsby 10 row diamond ring to feel like a true starlet.

The Screen Actors Guild Awards was held at the end of January. There were many trends to admire, but diamonds were the real winner. From the classics to colors, the ladies displayed their bling proudly.

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Many of the stars wore their diamonds as earrings, like Tina Fey. Others donned rings, bracelets and necklaces. Laura Prepon’s necklace featured 6.94 carats.

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Henne Jewelers has many lovely diamond options, like these 14k white gold pear shaped silhouette style earrings. They feature 60 round brilliant diamonds.

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Additionally, there are many necklaces to choose from. Glamorous versions like the fancy cut 28.13 carat necklace are lovely for a night out. Others, like the 14k white gold pave diamond triangle pendant are perfect for day or night.

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The SAG Awards had many glamorous men, as well! They opted for timepieces as their jewelry feature. Henne Jewelers also has an extensive watch selection from Omega, Rolex, Tudor, Hamilton, Tissot and more!

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