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  • August 8, 2017

    The ABCs of Watch Terminology, Part 2

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    In an earlier post, we reviewed some basic watch terminology that refers to the outside of a timepiece — from the case to the bezel, dial, crown and lugs. Today, we take this to the next level, where we identify some of the other features/functions you may find on a watch.

    Subsidiary Dial/Subdial. Often, instead of having […]

  • August 3, 2017

    The ABCs of Watch Terminology, Part 1

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    We often have customers ask us questions, such as “Is it a dial or a face?” or “What do you call the stem on the watch at 3 o’clock?” The truth is, watch terminology can be daunting, and while many connoisseurs and watch lovers have the terms down pat, newbies to the art of loving […]

  • June 29, 2017

    Watches and Water Resistance: Is Your Watch Ready to Take the Plunge?

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    Summer has arrived, and with it comes a host of wonderful outdoor activities — most of which involve water. Before you dive in, make sure the watch on your wrist is ready to take the plunge with you.
     
    Even though a watch may say it is water resistant, it may not be resistant enough — plain […]

  • April 6, 2017

    Top 5 Jewelry Picks for Spring

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    Spring weather is finally upon us and is hopefully here to stay, because we are ready to ditch the heavy jackets and sweaters and show off some fabulous jewelry. We are very excited about this season’s trends and we picked out some of our favorite new pieces that will enhance any look for a fresh […]

  • April 4, 2017

    A Reflection on the Trends of BaselWorld 2017

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    Well, the Baselworld 2017 watch and jewelry exhibition has come to a close and we can sit back and reflect on the trends we believe will make their way to wrists around the world this year.
    Top among the trends was a revival of mixed metals. In fact, two-tone watches — with stainless steel and 18-karat rose […]

  • March 31, 2017

    April’s Birthstone: The Brilliant Diamond

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    Arguably the most well known of the fine gemstones, diamonds have been desired by both women and men alike for thousands of years. For those of you with April birthdays, you are extra lucky to have this gem as your birthstone, because although it is a commonly used stone, it is one of the most […]

  • February 20, 2017

    A Look at the Stricter 2017 Guidelines on ‘Swiss Made’ Watches

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    The Swiss Federal Council recently approved a partial revision of its “Swiss made” ordinance for watches, effective as of January 1, 2017. The revision strengthens the label requirements for watches and movements and aligns them more with the new “Swissness” legislation that has been updated since its 2013 adoption by the Swiss Parliament.

    Any watch bearing the indication “Swiss” or […]

  • January 30, 2017

    Valentine’s Day Jewelry She Will Love to Wear

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    Guys, it’s time to step up your Valentine’s game with a gift that will get you bonus points with your significant other much longer than any bouquet of roses.  You can reach that next level of gifting with a beautiful piece of jewelry.
    We aren’t talking about hearts and a necklace that reads the word “love”.  […]

  • December 28, 2016

    Our favorite pieces to celebrate new years in style

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    New year’s eve is one of our favorite days because of all of the glitz that goes along with it. Who doesn’t love when it’s encouraged to wear excessive sparkle!?  This biggest party of the year is only a few days away, so here are a few fabulous fine jewelry pieces to complete your look.
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  • December 16, 2016

    5 Unique Proposal Ideas for the Holiday Season

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    The holidays are a magical time to celebrate friends, family and good cheer. It’s no wonder the most wonderful time of the year is also the most popular time for proposals.  If you’re not sure how to create a magical, movie-like holiday proposal, consider these ideas for an extra special holiday.
    Christmas Tree Magic

    If you have […]