Page 16 THE VILLADOM TIMES I • November 18, 2009 For Nancy Schuring, simply saying “thank you” isn’t enough. In gratitude for 30 years of community support, Schuring and her Wyckoff store, Devon Fine Jewelry, are giving away 30 pieces of fine jewelry, one for each year she has been in business. The total value of the giveaways in this Finders Keepers Event will be over $25,000. Just before the Thanksgiving holiday, Devon’s white and gold shopping bags bearing “Finders Keepers” tags will be left all over Wyckoff and the surrounding communities. The jewelry pieces that will be left for people to find will be of considerable variety and value. There will be white and yellow gold rings, earrings, and pendants. Necklaces of diamonds and colored gemstones will delight some of the lucky finders of the Devon bags. Items will be worth from a few hundred dollars apiece, up to $3,000 for a platinum sapphire and diamond ring for a grand total value of over $25,000. All Schuring asks of those who find the bags is that they let Devon know where and how they discovered their bag. A lover of gems and jewelry herself, Schuring knows how Devon celebrates anniversary with giveaway event much a new jewelry piece can brighten someone’s day, and she realizes that getting something beautiful unexpectedly and for free can add immeasurably to the pleasure. “Everybody loves surprises and getting gifts! With our Finders Keepers Event, we’re putting the two together,” Schuring said. “It’s been a fantastic 30 years in business and we appreciate the loyalty of Wyckoff and the surrounding communities. We wanted to express our gratitude by giving back in a unique way,” she explained. The Devon bags may pop up almost anywhere, from grocery stores and shopping malls to libraries and beauty salons. Each bag will contain a piece of fine jewelry along with a note that reads: “Finders Keepers! Yes, this beautiful piece of jewelry is yours to keep! To commemorate our 30th Anniversary, Devon Fine Jewelry has left 30 pieces of fine jewelry around the community to thank Wyckoff and its surrounding towns for their support and patronage. We hope we made your day! We’d love to hear how you found this—that will make our day! Enjoy this unexpected gift!” A description of the item and its value will follow. �������������������������� Among the items being given away are: A platinum sapphire and diamond ring, value $3,000; an 18K white gold diamond ring, value $1,000; an 18K white gold necklace with pink tourmaline flowers, $1,700; a 14K yellow gold bracelet with blue sapphires and diamonds, value $1,300; and pearl earrings with pink tourmaline gems, value $1,100. A noted expert on gems and jewelry, Schuring is regularly quoted in the local media and national jewelry press. While conventional jewelry stores have customers, Devon has a community of fans. The store has an unmatched inventory of rare and unusual colored stones, with more than 85 different types of gems available. It also carries the world’s leading lines of diamonds, including such premier collections as Hearts on Fire, Kwiat and Christopher Designs. Schuring supports many non-profits and recently established The Devon Foundation, which is dedicated to helping citizens of developing countries earn benefit from their mineralogical resources. For more information, contact Devon Fine Jewelry at (201) 848-8489. As we gather this holiday season, let’s be thankful for each and every reason for living in our great nation, where family and friends can come together freely in celebration. Because we appreciate you, mention this ad and receive 20% OFF your Thanksgiving purchases on Thursday, Friday & Saturday, November 19, 20 & 21 �������������������������������������� �������������������������������������� �������������������� ����� ����� ������������������������������ ������������������������������ �������������������������� �������������������������� ����������������� ����������������� ������������������������������������������������ ������������ ������������ ����������������������� �����������������������