A Christmas season like no other


Renee and Stuart Salassi with Druzy at Salassi Jewelry & Fine Gifts

December 2016: It’s been one heck of a roller coaster ride of emotions the last few months since the August flood. The stress from FEMA, SBA, the mortgage companies, bank rules and regulations, the lack of quality affordable sub-contractors and the lack of building supplies. Then there was one of the most controversial political races in our history, the firing of the LSU head coach and any one of a laundry list of other headaches you could dream of.
I can’t imagine how difficult it is having a role in the Denham Springs city government during these trying times. I think they all deserve a big thanks from top to bottom, especially the Mayor’s departments whose employees experienced flooding at work and home and yet still get up and go to work every day to try and put this community back together. Gerard Landry and his staff, Rick Foster (city inspector) and the police, fire and utility
coversalass3Last month, I wrote a prediction about the city coming back stronger, from the perspective of a local business owner. My prediction has partially come to fruition; however, due to lack of supplies and tradesmen – not a lack of will or effort – some businesses and homes in the city may be a bit behind in getting back in the saddle.
My current prediction involves the most asked question; when will we all get back to normalcy – and what will the new normal be?
Due to the promise of a positive pro-business agenda to promote economic growth by our new federal administration, I believe the economy locally, nationally and worldwide will experience positive growth has not been seen in decades.
Therefore, I believe there has not been a better time than now for those who currently own their own business, nor for those that want to own their own business, or the many that have trades, crafts or other professions to make changes in their careers and their lives. To simplify, it’s now not the question if the people of this country will be better off in the future, it’s just how much better it will be.

Downton Denham Springs is open for business.

Downton Denham Springs is open for business.

Salassi Fine Jewelry & Gifts is on the “high” end of Range Ave. in the Denham Springs Antiques Village, near the railroad tracks, and therefore one of the lucky businesses that did not flood, and we have remained open for business. We are so happy to see that almost all the antiques shops and other businesses on the lower end have finished renovations and are also open for business again. The Village is such a wonderful place to visit, shop and meet up with friends during this Christmas season.
When you plan your shopping, please visit downtown Denham Springs., and while here, we invite you to drop in and see what our store offers. Many people are recovering from the flood and may have less money to spend this Christmas, but here at Salassi Fine Jewelry & Gifts we have a wide variety of jewelry, watches and gift items at all price points. We are offering 10-20 percent off certain merchandise through December. And because we are the owners and operators of our business, we can often work with customers on pricing – depending on the product – and help them find nice gifts for their loved ones.
coversalassi3You can find many popular jewelry items here, from the simple and beautiful cross necklaces to diamond tennis bracelets. Included in that is our large selection of earrings and other jewelry in many different types of gemstones.
Gift items include LSU ornaments, decorated cutting boards, and our new line of candles which includes holiday scents.
Watches are popular gifts for men. Citizen watches are an upgraded product and considered superior in many ways to Seiko. Other gift suggestions for men include rings, pendants, pocket knives, wallets, cuff links, and chains with various accents.


Salassi Jewelry & Fine Gifts, 111 N Range Ave, Denham Springs, 225.271.8641. Hours: 9-5:30 daily, closed on Sundays. Website: www.salassijewelry.com; Facebook: www.facebook.com/salassijewelry; email: salassijewelry@gmail.com.
Our store will consider trades to be used toward a jewelry purchase, and we also can redesign jewelry you have which may not be quite to your liking and create a new original piece.

Have You Been Naughty or Nice? Either way  Salassi Jewelry  has something for you.

Have You Been Naughty or Nice? Either way Salassi Jewelry has something for you.

If you are interested in diamond jewelry, we can help you make an informed choice. I enjoy educating our customers about diamonds and other fine jewelry. [Stuart Salassi earned his diploma from the Gemological Institute of America, the world’s foremost authority on diamonds, colored stones and pearls. As far as is known, he is the only GIA-certified jeweler in Livingston Parish, and one of only about 12 in Louisiana.]
We are locally owned, as are most of the other downtown businesses, and many of the artisans whose creations we carry are from this area, so when you shop local, you are supporting your neighbors, your town and your parish, and helping local businesses recover from the devastating floods this summer.
So, why hassle with Baton Rouge traffic and possibly pay more when a reputable jewelry and gift store with a comprehensive and affordable inventory is right here in Livingston Parish? We’d love to have you visit.