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  • December 26, 2018

    The Storied Lineage of Emerald

    *Originally published December 2013
    As 2013 comes to an end, so does the reign of emerald as Pantone’s 2013 color of the year. Let’s take a look back at the deep history emerald has!
    When Pantone, the leading authority on color, announced the bright, flattering emerald as the color of the year, we could not be any more […]

  • December 21, 2018

    Diamond Bracelet and Ring, Given to Elizabeth Taylor from Michael Jackson, On Display at Our Princeton and Red Bank Locations

    *Originally published December 2011
    Hamilton Jewelers, on behalf of clients wishing to add to their collections, have purchased two items from the Elizabeth Taylor auction at Christie’s.  Our clients have generously offered to display the two items, a bracelet and a ring from Ms. Taylor’s esteemed collection, at our Princeton location from December 21 to 26th […]

  • December 13, 2018

    Hamilton Series: Tracking Down the World’s Most Infamous Diamonds – The Cullinan Diamond(s)

    *Originally published December 2011
    Everyone loves a good mystery. Throw in glamorous players, far-away locales, and of course, exquisite and stunning gems, and you have a story that will garner rapt attention.
    But, these aren’t just stories, they are open investigations, dedicated recovery missions and extensive inquiries for the most famous and well-known diamonds that the world […]

  • December 8, 2018

    Understanding What Power Reserve Means

    *Originally published December 2017
    When we show a mechanical watch to connoisseurs, they often ask, “How much power reserve does it have?”  What we in America call Power Reserve, the Swiss refer to as “Reserve de Marche,” and we want to explain what it means and how a watch is endowed with power.

    Essentially, when a mechanical […]

  • December 8, 2018

    Our Guide to Buying the Perfect Engagement Ring

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    *Originally published December 2016
    Buying an engagement ring can be a daunting and overwhelming task, but can also be a fun experience if you are prepared.   Here are some pointers to get you started in the right direction – – some practical, some romantic, and some steeped in history & tradition.  We should know […]

  • October 24, 2018

    These Are the Five Pieces Every Woman Should Have In Her Jewelry Box

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    Tips for Building Your Essential Jewelry Wardrobe
    You’ve invested in your staple wardrobe pieces.  You have a little black dress, a beige trench coat, black leather boots, etc., but no look is complete without the proper accessories.
    These 5 jewelry pieces are essential for every woman’s wardrobe!  Whether you are just graduating from college or you’re a […]

  • October 20, 2018

    Understanding Power Reserve

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    *Originally published October 2015
    In watch lingo, we often talk about the power reserve, sometimes referred to in Swiss watches as Reserve de Marche. Essentially, power reserve indicates how long a mechanical watch can run when fully wound. Every mechanical watch offers a certain amount of power before needing to be wound.

    To power a watch, a spring […]

  • October 7, 2018

    Hamilton Series: Tracking Down the World’s Most Infamous Diamonds – The Centenary Diamond

    *Originally published October 2011
    Everyone loves a good mystery. Throw in glamorous players, far-away locales, and of course, exquisite and stunning gems, and you have a story that will garner rapt attention.
    But, these aren’t just stories, they are open investigations, dedicated recovery missions and extensive inquiries for the most famous and well-known diamonds that the world […]

  • September 5, 2018

    Insider Tips to Buying an Engagement Ring

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    *Originally published September 2017

    Buying an engagement ring can be a daunting and overwhelming task, but can also be a fun experience if you are prepared.   Here are some pointers to get you started in the right direction – – some practical, some romantic, and some steeped in history & tradition.  We should know a […]

  • September 1, 2018

    The Secrets of Sapphires

    Temple St. Clair Pendant

    *Originally published September 2016

    Welcome to September! A new month brings a new brilliant gemstone to feature as a birthstone and this month is the stunning sapphire.  Many throughout history would say you have been blessed to have the Sapphire as your birthstone. For centuries this stunning stone has adorned the robes of clergy and royalty […]