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The Gift of Time. Happy Fathers Day ❤️

With Fathers Day right around the corner I can’t think of a better gift than the gift of time to my father. The gift is not one of materiality but the moments I get to spend with him. The laughters, the memories, the travels and invariably arguing on thoughts we don’t agree on. All together it is the precious time I spend with him that makes me cherish him as my father who has sheltered me from the ups and downs of this life and stood by my side unconditionally.

A great memory comes to mind. I remember as a child, each Monday, when he was off from work, he would pick me up from school and get me my favorite food from my favorite restaurant. It is truly the little gestures that make the most memorable of all moments. We would take the drive back home as I would sit in the back seat relishing the dal makhani and roomali roti from Bukhara in New Delhi. As I look back to his gestures, they are one filled with immense love of a father who unconditionally loves his child. One that will break all barriers to protect his children. Indeed, the moments of youth and adolescents are imbedded in great memories of my fathers love to me and the memories I will cherish till eternity.

Some of my favorite places on this Earth were first explored holding my Fathers hand. Creating life long memories of visiting Badrinath Dham in the Himalayas that today holds a monumental place in my heart and soul.

As a parent, we all strive to give more to our children than what we ever had. Or simply what we wished we could have done better. It would truly be an understatement for me to say that my Dad has done everything he could for his children. He has done beyond what he himself has experienced in his life so his children could experience better. He is a father that I wish every child would have. A man that would beat all odds to give his children life’s greatest of all experiences.

Today, All I am, I am because of my parents. My Father, who worked hard, but never failed to provide the best of all experiences and opportunities in any and all aspects of the life I have lived. He has unconditionally given my sister and me the experiences of this world so we could be better individuals. From traveling the world when we were young to activities and sports that would build us to be better individuals and to provide that loving environment with the entire extended family of my beloved grandparents, uncles, aunts and cousins. How could I ever ask for anything different than what I have been given in life and that my parents contributions, sacrifices for the best education, experience has been the corner stone of where life has brought me today and will in the future.

Thank you Papa for being you. There are no words enough for gratitude that I could utter that would even come close to all you have done for us and continue to do. If only I could be 1/10th of the Father you have been to us, I would consider my child to be lucky and blessed. You are the epitome of what a father should be and you are my inspiration to be a better son, as you were to your parents, a better brother as you are to your brothers and sisters, a better father as you are to your children and last but not least, an amazing husband to my mother. I learn from you each moment and the more the things change, the more they remain the same, holding onto those eternal values of dedication to family and ones kin.

So as I collect my thoughts on this Fathers Day, lucky to have you by my side in America, I ask my self what do you give a man that has been blessed with everything ? The answer is one that I believe we should ALL do. The gift of time. The continued moments spent together, making more memories and experiences that enrich his and my life and all those around us.

Happy Fathers Day to my Papa ❤️

With Love,

Your Son. Your Ram. Your Akshay.

Fathers Day KARATS

Kansas City’s Watch Repair Destination

Are you looking for a watch repair or services for your special watch that you love ? regardless of what you need KARATS is a full watch service center for your timepieces. As an authorized retailer to many watch brands we provide the most extensive service to watches.

Watches we service: Breitling repairs and services, Longines repairs and services, RADO repairs and services, Hamilton Repairs and services, Ball watch repair and services, Rolex repair and services, Omega repair and services, Swiss Army repair and services, Tissot repair and services, Bulova repair and services, Movado repair and services and many more brands.

Visit KARATS located at 135 & Antioch in Overland Park, Kansas and bring in your watch for a full service estimate from our trained and expert specialists on our team.

At KARATS we will take great care and treat you with experience and knowledge that you will not find anywhere else. Visit us today and see the difference.

KARATS ~ Kansas City’s Ultimate Watch Destination

Leukemia Lymphoma Society Kansas City

John Wesley said…

“Do All the Good You Can,
By All the Means You Can,
In All the Ways You Can,
In All the Places You Can,
At All the Times You Can,
To All the People You Can,
As long as Ever …
… You Can!”

With that spirit in mind and at heart ❤️ we loyally support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Greater Kansas City Metro. It was an honor to be a part, in whatever ways we ever can, for a cause thats greater than life. It is always about others before you. It is always about keeping in your heart and mind that life is better when we work for US than for ME.

Thank you for giving us this opportunity so we can do all the good, by all the means, in all the ways and in all the places and at all the times and to all the people for as long as we ever can 🙏🏻

Leukemia Lymphoma Society Kansas City Akshay Andy Anand Karats
Karats Akshay Andy Anand Kansas City Leukemia Lymphoma Society

Karats Kansas Reviews

We just built a new site that will help customers and enhance their customer experience to share reviews and help our future customers know the reviews of our business Karats Jewelers. We are excited for this launch.

Please Take a moment and visit KARATS Kansas Reviews at https://karatskansasreviews.com

Our goal has always been to enhance customer experience and shopping experience with the largest selection in the area and provide a stellar service to the Kansas City metro and beyond.

Please take a look at Karats Kansas Reviews and feel free to share your experience and write us a review there as well.


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Customer Stories: KARATS Reviews of Akshay Andy Anand

Dear Fana, 

Our story is the typical American fairy tale. We met in high school, dated through college (Go Kansas Jayhawks!), moved in together after college and we just took all of those big ‘firsts’ together, hand in hand.  After we had settled in to our new place she kept giving me those little hints, well, some less subtle than others, but she was telling me that it was time for that next milestone: marriage. Like most men I found myself anxiety ridden – what if I buy the wrong ring? What if I pay too much? What if, what if, what if!? I could secretly get ideas about what she styles she likes but these are overwhelming times for a man to say the least. 

I then decided to do some research online and slowly but surely I was looking for a local jewelry store in the Kansas City metro area. Based on the number of positive reviews and stories I read I decided to stop in to Karats Jewelers in Overland Park, Kansas and I could not have been happier. I met with the store owner Akshay Andy Anand and was given a very personalized experience as we worked through their vast array of engagement rings (largest in the area!). After viewing a number of brands/ products we happened upon ‘the one’. It was made by a brand called Fana and it was exactly everything she was looking for to the T, as they say. Thanks to Akshay Andy Anand’s assistance I was able to secretly get her finger size and with that we got the order placed. Fana made her ring super quick and Akshay Andy Anand got it to me in no time. And then came the nerve racking part of popping the question!

It took a few days but the plan materialized and her surprise was ready. We took a trip to Chicago and stayed downtown at a fancy old hotel. In our room, on an upper balcony overlooking a neon lite city-scape, I was able to sneak up and with a clear air of surprise I asked the most beautiful person I ever met to spend the rest of their life with me. She said yes and I put that beautiful Fana ring from KARATS Jewelers onto her finger and it never looked more radiant. Thank you Fana and KARATS Jewelers, you helped make a dream come true.

 
Matthew Simpson
Overland Park, Kansas

Karats Kansas City Reviews

KARATS Reviews Kansas City

Breitling Kansas City

KARATS, the premiere source for watch brands in Kansas City just received the gorgeous new Breitling Navtimer 8 B01 watches. This new handsome timepiece is a bit different than the average Breitling Navtimers have been. There is no slide rule or scale of any kind on the dial, the rotating bezel is also very minimalist. With the steel Breitling Navtimer available at KARATS in the Kansas City market is priced at $7600 on crocodile strap or $8350 on the bracelet. It is indeed an amazing timepiece that has high reviews from many watch pro’s.

In Kansas City you can visit KARATS and personally review these watches and try them on to see why the new Breitling Navtimer stands apart from many other watch brands that are available in the Kansas market.

We are proud to feature the Breitling collection at our store located at 8651 W 135th st, Overland Park, Kansas, 66224 or online at www.karats.us

You can visit Breitling as well and see the entire collection. Im thrilled to have these amazing watches be a part of our extensive watch collection in Kansas City.

KARATS: Is a full watch store with 22 watch brands in Kansas and a full REPAIR and WATCH service center. Visit us today and see the difference.

Akshay Andy Anand

KARATS

Breitling Kansas City Akshay Andy Anand Reviews

Breitling Kansas City Akshay Andy Anand Reviews

A visit to the Alma Mater ~ Northwest Missouri State University

There is no perfect Sunday than to take a quick drive up to Maryville, MO and visit where I have spent 4 years of my life. It was the first place I came too from New Delhi. An experience abundantly rich in pursuing my American Dream. Looking back, I couldn’t have chosen a better place. A university that cared for each of it students, a faculty that gave personalized attention while embracing diversity and culture. Thank You NWMSU and Delta Chi Fraternity for an enriched life experience. Go Bearcats !!!

Akshay Anand Maryville Northwest Missouri State Kansas

Akshay Anand Maryville Northwest Missouri State Kansas

Akshay Anand Maryville Northwest Missouri State Kansas

Akshay Anand Maryville Northwest Missouri State Kansas

Akshay Anand Maryville Northwest Missouri State Kansas

Akshay Anand Maryville Northwest Missouri State Kansas

Why Platinum ? A Post from Tacori.com

I thought to share the importance of Why Platinum? Our friends at Tacori have done a great job in explaining Why Platinum is a better metal. This post is from one of their Blogs. You can visit the link to the actual Blog Post at the bottom of this page. In the spirit to promote a better metal I fully voice the same recommendations as our friends at Tacori have done.

 

You have many choices to make when you’re selecting your engagement ring and wedding bands, and your decision about which metal to wear is one of the most important.

There are pros and cons to every metal option, including personal preference and pricing. And no matter which metal you select, we know that you want to make an informed decision about the best metal for you. If you’re debating between white gold and Platinum, here a few of the reasons why Platinum is the premium choice for Tacori engagement rings and wedding bands.

To start, Platinum’s naturally white color won’t fade or change color over time. This means, no maintenance is required to maintain a white hue over the lifetime of the ring.

Compared to a white gold ring, it’s important to note that gold itself is naturally occurring in nature as a soft yellow metal. In order to change the color from yellow to create a white gold ring, the natural yellow gold must be mixed with other white metals – also known as an “alloy” – to lessen the yellow appearance and strengthen the gold into a formula that can be used for jewelry purposes. After the white gold alloy is created, the initial white color of a white gold ring does often fade over time, and requires maintenance over the life of the ring to restore the white color to a showroom finish. This is different from a Platinum ring, which will not require maintenance to maintain its white hue.

Additionally, the metal purity of Platinum is approximately 95% pure Platinum, compared to a white gold alloy, which is approximately 75% gold for an 18K gold alloy ring. This purity makes a Platinum ring not only more dense with this precious metal (as it’s 95% pure Platinum), but it is also naturally hypoallergenic and ideal for those with sensitive skin. This is different from white gold, which is known to contain other metals in its alloy which may trigger an allergic reaction.

Additionally, this natural density and weight of Platinum – as Platinum is 25% heavier than gold – are characteristics that make it more durable than other jewelry metals. Platinum does not wear away and holds precious stones firmly and securely. In short, Platinum prongs are better protection for diamonds.

Like all precious metals, Platinum scratches. But when these scratches occur on a Platinum piece, they actually create a natural, rich patina on the ring that strengthens the metallurgical properties of the piece.

However, the scratch on a Platinum piece is merely a displacement of the metal and none of its volume is lost — unlike gold, which can flake away if scratched and wear thin over the lifetime of a ring. If a Platinum ring is dented (because it is a softer metal than gold), Platinum can often be reshaped, as none of its original volume is lost.

In addition to its strength and density, Platinum has another remarkable quality – pliability. Platinum is so pliable, that just one gram of the metal can be drawn to produce a fine wire over one mile (almost 2 km) long. This quality has enabled jewelers to create some amazing versatile Platinum designs, which could not be fashioned from other precious metals. And because Tacori’s designs are often so intricate with the hand-crafted details, Platinum is the optimal metal for our craftsmanship to truly shine.

In our opinion, everything looks better in Platinum.

To explore more Tacori engagement rings, click here. For Tacori wedding bands, click here.

For more information about Platinum, please visit www.preciousPlatinum.com

For more information about Gold, please visit www.gold.org

 

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Original Link to this exact same Blog Post is on Tacori’s website at ~ https://www.tacori.com/blog/education/why-platinum

To A New Year

2015 was a great year for KARATS in a lot of aspects. Not only we won the Best Of Weddings from The Knot 3 years in a row ( 2014, 2015 and now 2016) we once again became the ONLY Tacori Platinum Partner for 2016 in Kansas. Verragio also renewed our Exclusive Verragio Premiere Boutique Status as its only store in entire Kansas City Metro. As KARATS continued to grow we also added prestigious watch brands such as Tudor, Longines, Luminox and more.

We did also endure some setbacks which included the 2 robberies at KARATS within 60 days. However, those setbacks did not keep us or our loyal customers from making it a great year. It actually has helped us further in implementing some changes, adding new and expanded security systems and close coordination with the great city of Overland Park we live in. It was also amazing to see how much the community cared for us and outpoured their love and support to KARATS and us. Family, friends, vendors and the City came forward to extend the most helping hand we have ever seen. To them we will always be grateful.

Personally, I’m also grateful for the growth and the opportunities we have had to continue growing KARATS. I have always believed in a great saying “The Journey To A Thousand Miles Begins With A Single Step”. KARATS is indeed a dream. It is larger than life and our American Dream that we have build with love and dedication. There is a fundamental difference between businesses. Those at the helm who see it merely as a business will be complacent but those that treat it like a love and passion will continue to invest in its growth for the greater good. Jim Collins in his book Good To Great said it right “Their ambition is first and foremost for the institution, not themselves.” As we continue to turn the pages of 2016 I cannot wait to see what is in-store for us. I am looking forward anxiously to what this year brings in many fronts personally and professionally.

Happy New Years and make this year the greatest ever. Our dreams are dreams for all of us to achieve together. Together we move mountains.

Akshay Andy Anand

KARATS ~ Our 6 Generation Dream, A Passion, A Love and foremost Our American Dream.

Karats Akshay Andy Anand

Karats Akshay Andy Anand

Kansas

A great thing about living in Kansas City metro is the wonderful local events that make it fun to attend.

Just in the past weekend I have attended, The Plaza Art Fair, American Royal BBQ and Water Fire on The Plaza in Kansas City, Missouri

I am looking forward to a busy Fall. In the Jewelry Industry and working at KARATS the privilege of making life long relationships is incomparable.

Hope everyone has a fun work week and look forward to exciting Fall/Winter 2015.

Akshay Anand

KARATS