By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Gifts & Decor | Issue: February 2010
Joel and Kendra Wiland of J. David Jewelry look forward to helping you select the perfect gift for your special Valentine.
When Joel David was in grade school, his parents would give him a dollar each day for lunch. Joel would stop at a store on the way to school and purchase 20 Jelly Worms with the dollar. He would then sell them at a profit, buy his lunch, and pocket his earnings. He quickly learned the value of investing.
Joel David and his wife, Kendra, began their business in 1994, operating from their home. In 1995, they opened J. David Jewelry in Broken Arrow. They have remained true to their core values of integrity and excellence in everything they do. Both Joel and Kendra have a passion for jewelry and a genuine concern for others that has resulted in long relationships with employees and customers.
Valentine’s Day is rapidly approaching, so keep in mind that most women enjoy receiving jewelry. J. David can help take the agony out of shopping by helping you select a gift that will fit your budget and make your loved one happy. Each purchase you make at J. David is recorded and can be accessed for future shopping. J. David also maintains a “Wish List” to assist you when shopping.
With a minimum purchase, you will receive a voucher for a dozen long-stemmed roses. Reminder: February 14, Valentine’s Day, falls on Sunday this year, and J. David Jewelry is always closed on Sunday! Make a note now to shop early. Your long- stemmed roses may be picked up on February 12 or 13. Joel orders plenty of roses and, as he did last year, he will hand deliver roses to cancer patients at the Tulsa Cancer Treatment Center of America.
If you have a hard time communicating your feelings to your love, J. David has a huge selection of Pandora bracelets and charms that will speak volumes for you. Each item is handcrafted with colorful precious stones and cultured pearls. You may design her distinctive bracelet from more than 300 individual beads – one for every unforgettable moment in her life. J. David Jewelry is the exclusive dealer for Pandora in the Broken Arrow area.
J. David also carries an exclusive 24-karat gold-plated rose or gold-trimmed rose that will last forever. These beautiful keepsakes are in limited supply, so be sure to shop early. Joel can also engrave just about anything and everything to make any selection even more special.
When shopping, consider purchasing a Jewels of Light, a beautiful candle in a special gift package. Each selection has a genuine birthstone at the bottom of the candle. Gemstones are valued at up to $200 each, and one candle out of every 2,500 has a one carat diamond valued at over $5,000. Once the candle is burned, you may choose to have the gemstone mounted in a ring or pendant. Joel and Kendra’s son, Landon, created these special candles when he was only 10 years old. The candles are made in Broken Arrow, and J. David donates a portion of each one sold to The Little Lighthouse, a Christian development center in Tulsa that provides highly specialized educational and therapeutic services to children with special needs.
Jewels of Light became reality with an initial investment of $250. The first month alone, the venture resulted in Landon sending a check for $1,000 to The Little Lighthouse. It was like father, like son as Landon quickly learned the values of investing and helping others.
Don’t put off shopping for Valentine’s Day. Visit J. David Jewelry and let Joel and his friendly staff assist you in selecting the perfect gift for your sweetheart. If your Valentine would rather make her own selection, you may purchase gift cards online or at the store.
Blankenship graduated from the University of Oklahoma and has enjoyed a lifetime career in advertising. He started his own advertising business in 1993 and enjoys creating graphic art and writing. Hobbies include hunting, fishing and pencil drawings. Duane and his wife, Janice, have been married over 50 years and are active in their church and community. He has been a contributing writer for Value News/Values Magazine since 2005.