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FAQ: Can I get a picture with Warren Buffett?

Sunday, May 7th, 2017

We know that the vast majority of our Berkshire Hathaway shareholders are Warren Buffett groupies who would LOVE to get a selfie with the big guy. In fact, that’s probably the biggest goal of a lot of people who come through Borsheims on Sunday, the shareholder only shopping day when Mr. Buffett stops by to play a little ping pong and bridge.

So the question we get a lot is “How do I get a picture with Warren Buffett?” And unfortunately, I don’t have very good news. It is very difficult during Berkshire Hathaway shareholders weekend to get a selfie with Warren Buffett. The one I found on Twitter to the left is one from about a month ago.

During Berkshire Hathaway shareholders weekend, there are about 44,000 shareholders (this year’s number of shareholder passes issued according to local media) who are hoping to get close to Warren Buffett. Because there are so many people, Mr. Buffett has to have extra security around him to protect him from the crowd of well-wishers. Imagine if you were a very spry 86 years old and had 44,000 people wanting to get near you. It would be crazy! And we all want Mr. Buffett alive and well for as long as we can have him, so it’s essential that he be surrounded by security this weekend to keep him safe. Besides, if he started taking selfies with shareholders, when would it stop? It’s all he’d get done all weekend.

So snap away with your cameras while Mr. Buffett is walking through Borsheims today, while he’s playing ping pong, and get an action shot of him playing bridge. But know that’s probably the best you will be able to get this weekend. That and his image on everything from whiskey stones to decorative pillows.

We’re Going on a Jewelry Tour at Borsheims!

Friday, May 5th, 2017

You’ve never seen jewelry cases as packed as we have them at Borsheims during Berkshire Hathaway shareholders weekend. As we walked around the store, we compared the cases (and the store) to a super-crowded street market, but only with high-end jewelry, watches and gifts.

Whether or not you plan to buy – and whether or not you’re a shareholder- all fans of jewelry should stop into Borsheims in the next few days to check out the amazing pieces brought in specifically for this weekend.

Here’s a tour of a few pieces that caught my eye during a quick walk around the store. Start your tour in the Luxe Salon – the circular area in the center of the store. It’s full of our most exquisite pieces and you could honestly spend all day there looking at jewelry that is rare enough to be found in museums.

Check out the Warren Buffett signed diamonds first. They’re on your right and are limited edition. They sell fast every year, so if you want one, sit down and buy one right away. They’re usually gone by Sunday!

Directly across from the Warren Buffett signed diamonds are the Warren Buffett signed pearl strands!

We told you earlier today about the one-of-a-kind pearl strands from TARA & Sons featuring Warren Buffet’s signature on the clasp. They’re even more incredible in person. This strand is very long featuring multi-colored pearls. The clasp is gorgeous in itself – covered in diamonds and Mr. Buffett’s signature. They are definitely worth a peek yourself.

While you’re checking out the pearls with Warren Buffett’s signature, you an go ahead and give this pearl and amethyst cuff a glance. It’s really three-dimensional and set in 18k rose gold, which gives it a lot of warmth.

While you’re wandering around the Luxe Salon, head over to the Kalahari Dream Diamond collection, where each diamond is mined in the Kalahari Desert region of southern Africa. The sales of these diamonds are earmarked to build a well in a village in Botswana that doesn’t have access to clean water. Beyond the feeling of doing good that you’ll get from buying these diamonds, you’ll also get an incredible set of diamond jewelry! The necklace features nearly 11 carats of diamonds and retails for $165,000. The earrings are diamond studs with a removable jacket totaling more than 9 carats and retailing for $95,000.

Keep going around the Luxe Salon circle and you’ll run into a few cases from Rahaminov. Each piece there is more amazing than the last. The true showstopper this year might be this 30 carat oval diamond ring! Watch how it scintillates as it moves!

Once you’re done there, pick your jaw back up off the floor and exit the Luxe Salon and you’ll walk straight into a case full of diamonds in every color of the rainbow – courtesy our friends at JB Star.

We have fancy intense blue, fancy pink, fancy intense green and on and on and on.

These range from $2.5 to $4 million each. They’re phenomenal.

Take a right from JB Star and you’ll see a big section of our cases devoted to Roberto Coin. Always a favorite our Borsheims shoppers, my personal favorite Roberto Coin piece this year is this rooster ring, celebrating the year of the rooster!

How fun is this! He’s #1 of 25 total in the world. I’ve never had a rooster made solely out of sapphires set in 18k white gold. Why not now? For the price of $14,500 retail, it can be yours.

Walk around the next island to find the Mattia Cielo collection which is full of movement due to the titanium wire used in each piece.

It bends and moves and is very light and super cool. Check their ring out, too!

Those bands move back and forth, drawing attention to the gorgeous diamonds underneath.

You’d really be missing out if you didn’t wander on over to our watch section, especially to the Cartier counter. This Reves de Panthere has nearly 600 diamonds and is a WOW piece! Take it home with you for a cool $166,000.

That’s all the tour I could get in within an hour, but I’m sure you can see just as much or more. There’s plenty in here to view!

And remember to bring your shareholder pass so you can get a discount on all these fabulous pieces!

Warren Buffett Helps Couple Get Engaged at Borsheims

Sunday, May 1st, 2016

Warren Buffett helped a couple get engaged at Borsheims during Berkshire Hathaway shareholders weekend. Borsheims is proud to share in the special moments in our customers’ lives – and feels even more privileged when Chairman and CEO Warren Buffett can make those moments extra special!

Michael Dentlinger, who works for a Berkshire Hathaway company in Omaha, wrote to Mr. Buffett asking for his help in proposing to his girlfriend, Rachel Gogan. Mr. Buffett agreed and, a few weeks after Mr. Dentlinger purchased the engagement ring from Borsheims, Mr. Buffett pulled the ring out of his pocket and Mr. Dentlinger dropped to his knee and proposed.

You can download photos of the proposal here.

The engagement happened at the tail end of Berkshire Hathaway shareholders weekend in Omaha. Thousands of shareholders visited Borsheims throughout the weekend, buying jewelry, watches, and gifts. They also watched as Mr. Buffett and Bill Gates played table tennis against Olympian Ariel Hsing and played bridge with bridge experts Bob Hamann and Sharon Osberg.

Borsheims is privileged to share in the special moments in our customers’ lives. We believe in treating this opportunity with the respect and importance it deserves. If you have any questions about Borsheims or the events at Borsheims during shareholder weekend, please contact:

Trisha Meuret: 402.658.0017, tmeuret1@gmail.com
Adrienne Fay: 402.391.0400, adriennefay@borsheims.com
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Berkshire Hathaway Companies By the Numbers

Sunday, May 1st, 2016

We mentioned that the theme for this year’s Berkshire Hathaway shareholders meeting is “Berkshire By the Numbers.”

Walking around the exhibitors hall was a fascinating look into the Berkshire Hathaway businesses.

If you weren’t able to attend the meeting this year, check out these photos in the slideshow. You’ll learn a lot about Berkshire Hathaway – how big it is, the diversity of the business, and lots of fun facts.

 
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Photos of Berkshire Hathaway 50th Anniversary

Monday, May 4th, 2015

Whew! We made it!

Our fun-filled Berkshire Hathaway weekend has wrapped up and we’re in full Mother’s Day swing at Borsheims.

(Which seems like a great time to remind you that Mother’s Day is this Sunday and that your shareholder discount is good through Saturday at Borsheims and that we have a ton of great stuff for moms!)

Anyway, we’re enjoying reviewing the Berkshire Hathaway 50th Anniversary weekend through photos at our Flickr site.

You should take a look, too! See if you can spot yourself in some of the shots, and feel free to download the photos and use them for your own purposes. Here’s a slideshow of our shots from the big table tennis match-up between Warren Buffett and Bill Gates and Olympian Ariel Hsing.
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Again, thanks for coming to Borsheims to celebrate 50 years of a profitable partnership! We start planning for next year today!

Thank You Mr. Buffett and Mr. Gates. Thank You Shareholders.

Sunday, May 3rd, 2015

What an amazing day at Borsheims!

We had two legendary philanthropists, businessmen, and overall amazing humans visit us.Buffett and Gates play ping pong

 

They may not be the best table tennis players in the world (that title may rest with Olympian Ariel Hsing, who played Buffett and Gates and then Berkshire shareholders for nearly two hours Sunday afternoon), but Warren Buffett and Bill Gates were a delight to have at Borsheims once again.

Gates, Buffett, Hsing They played table tennis and then sat down for a few hands of bridge with bridge expert Sharon Osberg and several other shareholders.

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We feel so fortunate to be a part of the Berkshire Hathaway family every day of the year, but nothing reminds us more of our good fortune than the Sunday of Berkshire Hathaway shareholders weekend.

Thanks to all our shareholders who travel from all over the world to visit with us, shop with us, and celebrate 50 years of Berkshire Hathaway with us.

Here’s to 50 more!

Look Inside the CenturyLink Center Exhibit Hall

Saturday, May 2nd, 2015

I assume that most of the Berkshire Hathaway shareholders will make it to the CenturyLink Center exhibit hall, especially since we had two days of shopping this year instead of one.

But in case you weren’t able to go (or just miss it so much now that it’s closed for the year), I wanted to give you a glimpse as to what you were missing in Berkyville.

The official map to the exhibitors hall lists 49 booths, although some Berkshire Hathaway subsidiaries like Dairy Queen have more than one site.

Take a look through this slideshow to check out Berkyville. Many of the shot were taken before the doors opened to shareholders for the day. Know that the booths were crazy crowded after that!
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ICYMI: The Berkshire Hathaway 6:20 AM Parade

Saturday, May 2nd, 2015

I honestly know of no other parade that starts before 10am. Or that is only a block long. And that had thousands of spectators.

In case you weren’t in the crowds this morning for the first ever Berkshire Hathaway parade, here’s what you missed:

Parade

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Drum Parade

Stage coachThat’s the whole thing! A parade consisting of four entrants to kick off the shareholders meeting. It was a great touch – it provided some entertainment to those standing in line waiting to get in and a festive soundtrack to the morning.

 

Let’s Have a Berkshire Hathaway Scavenger Hunt!

Friday, May 1st, 2015

With more than 44,000 Berkshire Hathaway shareholders roaming around Omaha this weekend, we thought it would be a great time for a little Berkshire Hathaway scavenger hunt!

We’ll do it online, so everyone can join in the fun. Just find as many of the items on the list below and upload a photo of them to your Twitter or Instagram account. Tag your post with #BRK50 and #BRKISpy so we can see what you’ve found.

And we’ll even pick a winner – at random – at the end of the weekend. And we’ll send that winner some fun Berkshire Hathaway swag!

Here are the items in our Berkshire Hathaway I Spy Scavenger Hunt!
  • A caricature of Warren and Charlie
  • Someone eating a Dairy Queen dilly bar
  • A Fruit of the Loom mascot
  • A large diamond
  • The front page of Saturday’s Omaha World Herald
  • Someone relaxing on a recliner from Nebraska Furniture Mart
  • A can of Diet Coke
  • A Berkshire Hathaway-themed drink (like this Berkshire Bloody Maria from Cantina Laredo)
  • A Brooks running shoe
  • Heinz ketchup on anything
  • A train engine (preferably of the BNSF variety)
  • A Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices For Sale sign in a yard
  • Someone modeling their favorite jewelry or watch at Borsheims
And we’re open for more suggestions. What do you want to add to our Berkshire Hathaway I Spy Scavenger Hunt? Add it to the comments and we may revise the list!

Best of luck and see the fine print on the contest below.

Each post counts as one entry. A random winner will be chosen on Monday, May 4th at 10am. Please ask permission to post their image from all individuals featured in your #BRKISpy posts.

 

New in the Borsheims Gift Gallery for 2015

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

Borsheims is known for its jewelry – as well we should be. We offer an incredible selection of some of the finest jewelry in the world all at an amazing price for our customers.

But we’re also known for our beautiful gift gallery. It, too, has a vast selection of some of the finest gifts. And, again, it has that great Borsheims pricing which makes every purchase a great deal.

We’ve added a few new lines in the gift gallery since last year’s Berkshire Hathaway shareholders weekend. Some are very unique.

Teyros Collection

Aren’t these so cute? This is a line of bowls, plates, tea pots, planters and vases from Tyros Collection. The artist used to be a doll designer, but decided to mix her doll making with table ware art. We love styling these ladies and gentlemen.


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This bar cart and the items on it are from designer Jan Barboglio. The cart retails for $3,000.

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These wall hangings are flying off our walls. Sugarboo makes a series of them (you can see just a few on our website). They range in price but are around $300 (without the shareholder discount). There are a few I’d love to hang in my house!

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We have loved having these bowls from Andrew Pearce in the store. And Andrew himself joined us for a signing event earlier in the year. His wooden bowls and serveware are beautiful – and he’s no stranger to Borsheims since we’ve sold glassware made by his Dad (Simon Pearce) for years.

IMG_7912This line of acrylic tableware is also proving to be popular. Made by the line Mario Luca Giusti, this is an affordable and colorful way to boost your outdoor entertaining. Plus it won’t break in your luggage on your trip home!

Take a walk through our gift gallery this week. And remember to pick up some items for all your events this spring: Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, graduations, weddings, etc. Everyone loves a Borsheims box!