Lane Mitchell Offers a Prime Yuletide Jewelry Hub – Rick Langenberg


With the clock ticking until Santa’s grand arrival later this month, a stop at the region’s most convenient, full-service jewelry store is a prime opportunity for Christmas shopping, without dealing with the hassles of grappling with mall traffic and other Yuletide disasters.

The Lane Mitchell Jewelers store in downtown Manitou Springs is an ideal place for doing much of your holiday purchases, and enjoying a comfortable hangout in the process and conversing with their friendly employees. In addition, the store is abounding with some great deals and give-away packages. Better yet, a shopping trip at Lane Mitchell is fun, whether you purchase any items or not. The store features vintage jewelry that dates back to the 1880s.

For the Yuletide season, Lane Mitchell is teaming with KOAA for a free diamond give-away. This special gift features a princess cut diamond pendant and earing set with one carat of diamonds, worth more than $2,500. Come to the store at 737 Manitou Avenue and enter this contest and don’t give up your chance at winning this beautiful piece of jewelry.

The store is also doing a Holiday Ruby and Diamond Pendant Give-away, featuring a 14K yellow gold chain. The retail for this piece exceeds the $400 level.

The drawing for this piece will be held on Dec. 24. Again, make sure you come to the store to sign up for the competition. But you don’t have to be present on Dec. 24 to win the special Give-away grand prize.

Lane Mitchell Jewelers is also doing a buy-one, get one free table with gift boxes included. Plus, don’t forget to check out a whole case of diamond and gemstone gold jewelry with 30 to 50 percent discounts. The store is also reducing ring sizing by 20 percent.

In addition, ski buffs can benefit big time, as any purchases at the Lane Mitchell shop in Manitou can be used to obtain a free lift ticket at the Monarch Mountain resort. Check with the Manitou Springs Chamber of Commerce for details for this incredible deal that extends until March.
These are just a few of the holiday highlights at Lane Mitchell Jewelers, the first full-service jewelry hub down the Pass. The store has become a welcoming spot for jewelry and history buffs, or those needing repairs, or just tourist browsers interested in good conversation, or learning about the latest artistic secrets in Manitou Springs.

Moreover, Lane Mitchell, with its qualified staff that boasts of close to 100 years in the business collectively, ranks as the closest and most convenient stop for Teller and Ute Pass residents seeking the benefits of a full-service jewelry shop. The store features custom jewelry, vintage and modern displays, engagement rings and Native American Indian masterpieces, including “Old Pawn” jewelry. Lane Mitchell also prides itself in combining old-school personal service with new technologies for repairs and various nuances associated with state-of-the-art jewelry-making. The Manitou shop also features a master jeweler and watch-maker.

“We view jewelry as art, said L’Aura Montgomery Williams, the manager and co-owner of the Manitou store and the wife of Lane Mitchell Williams, the founder of the business. Lane Mitchell Williams, who first got interested in jewelry-making from taking a junior high school art class, has gained a reputation as one of the top jewelers in the business and sports more than 40 years of experience. “Lane can make jewelry piece from just about any image. He is absolutely amazing. He has such a passion for jewelry-making,” said L’Aura. “It is his art.”

Diversity is a special quality at Lane Mitchell with the store catering to a variety of needs. “We have a very welcoming environment,” said Williams, who cites their personal service as a quality that makes their business stand out from shopping malls or larger stores. “We can really make engagement rings extremely affordable,” she added.

The store features an extremely friendly staff. That’s important this time of year, with the growing stress of making holiday purchases confronting local shoppers. Lane Mitchell provides a great diversion to the mall experience. It also meshes well with the Manitou Springs shopping and art scene, with the town’s assortment of 20-plus galleries and unusual events that have commanded national attention. The store staff is strongly involved with Manitou Springs and the town’s various cultural and economic pursuits. As a result, Lane Mitchell is a prime spot to gain a little insight on Manitou shopping highlights.

And if jewelry is not your thing and you are just accompanying your spouse or friend, fret not. The Lane Mitchell “man’s chair” has become an infamous tradition. In addition, the store bustles with several canine mascots to create a ultra-friendly atmosphere. “We are not stiff here, admitted L’Aura. “This is a dog-friendly atmosphere.”

For more information about Lane Mitchell Jewelers, call 719-685-2441 or visit them at