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  • June 19, 2014

    The Wonder of Pearls

    THE WONDER OF PEARLS.
    Pearls are treasures from the Earth’s ponds, lakes, seas, and oceans, and they’ve always embodied the mystery, power, and life-sustaining nature of water.  Pearls, both natural and cultured, occur in a wide variety of colors, nearly every hue of the spectrum, making them one of the world’s most beloved gemstones.

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  • June 18, 2014

    Newly Discovered 122.52-Carat Blue Diamond Could Fetch $35M and Set a New Record

    An extremely rare — and awesomely beautiful — 122.52-carat blue diamond discovered at Petra Diamonds’ famed Cullinan mine in South Africa could sell for more than $35 million and set a new record, according to gem-industry analysts.

    Rough blue diamonds larger than 100 carats are some of the most rare and valuable items on the planet. In […]

  • June 16, 2014

    Time, Soccer and the FIFA World Cup

    It’s finally here – the start of the FIFA World Cup. The much-anticipated event – which takes place over a one-month period – is being held this year in Brazil and finds some of the toughest teams from around the globe pitted against one another in what promises to be a very exciting month of […]

  • June 13, 2014

    Breguet Offers Timeless Gifts for Dads and Grads

    Earlier this week, we brought you a few ideas for Father’s Day gifts and/or the great graduate in your life. Yes, laptop carriers, ties and hobby items are all great, but a watch is a classically elegant and easy way to say: “Make time count.” Here, we bring you a couple of examples of sensational […]

  • June 12, 2014

    More Timeless Gifts for Dads and Grads

    Earlier this week, we brought you a few ideas for Father’s Day gifts and/or the great graduate in your life. Yes, laptop carriers, ties and hobby items are all great, but a watch is a classically elegant and easy way to say: “Make time count.” Here, we bring you a couple of examples of sensational […]

  • June 12, 2014

    Understanding the Difference Between Automatic and Hand-Wound Watches

    As a top retailer of a variety of timepieces, we often field questions about watches. One of the common questions is “What’s the difference between a hand-wound (manual-wind) watch and an automatic (self-wind) watch?”
    Essentially, a mechanical watch is a watch powered by the movement’s mechanical parts and not by a battery as in a quartz-powered timepiece.
    In […]

  • June 11, 2014

    Great for Grads and Dads: Bulgari Celebrates 130th Anniversary

    With Father’s Day around the corner and June packed with graduations, it may be time to consider a watch gift from a brand with a true legacy that is also celebrating. This year, famed watch and jewelry brand Bulgari celebrates its 130th anniversary. As such, the Rome-based House has pulled out all the stops when it comes […]

  • June 10, 2014

    Best Dressed at The 2014 Tony Awards

    Last night brought out some of Broadway and Hollywood’s biggest names for the 2014 Tony Awards and the fashion did not disappoint. With their sleek and sophisticated ensembles, here is a breakdown of some of the evenings best dressed.

    Neil Patrick Harris (and his fiancé David Burtka) both looked flawless on the red carpet. NPH went […]

  • June 5, 2014

    Christie’s Hong Kong Sets New Auction Record

    Christie’s Hong Kong recently set a new record when it auctioned off a rare, fancy-intense green diamond ring. The ring, which is set in rose gold, holds a 6.13 carat cushion cut green diamond surrounded by brilliant-cut pink diamonds.
    Green diamonds are extremely rare and form as a result of radiation deep within the earth. […]

  • June 4, 2014

    IWC Releases New Ingenieur Watches Inspired by Formula One Racing

    With auto racing in full swing now that summer is here, IWC releases new top-performing Ingenieur watches. As the Official Engineering Partner of the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One™ Team, IWC has been inspired to create new and exciting pieces that utilize top-quality sports-related materials and offer important functions.
    Among the highlights is the new Ingenieur […]