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  • March 26, 2018

    Have You Ever Wondered Why Jewels Are Used Inside Watches?

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    *Originally published March 2015
    We have gotten a lot of questions from customers about why rubies are used inside watches as part of the watch movement, so we thought it was high-time we address the issue. Essentially, when a mechanical watch movement is said to have a certain number of jewels in its composition, those jewels are […]

  • March 12, 2018

    A Look at the Cotes de Geneve Finishing

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    *Originally published March 2015
     

    For those who really love high-end luxury watches, you know how meticulously watch brands work to finish not only the watch case and dial — seen by all, but also the movement parts — rarely seen by anyone. It is because they take as much pride in what is under the hood, […]

  • March 1, 2018

    5 Things to Know Before You Pop the Question

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    *Originally published March 2015
    You’ve found the one, now it’s time to find the ring…but where do you start? To get you on the right path, we have put together our top five things to think about as you start your journey towards the perfect proposal.  Take some pressure of yourself and keep these tips on […]

  • February 20, 2018

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

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    *Originally published February 2017
    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 […]

  • February 8, 2018

    Your Valentine’s Day Gift Cheat Sheet

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    *Originally published February 2016
    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 […]

  • January 3, 2018

    How To Pick The Perfect Wedding Day Jewelry

    *Originally published January 2015
     
    By Lisa Shiner
    Choosing the perfect jewelry for your wedding day can be a fun and exciting task. While it’s the wedding dress which generally gets all of the spotlight leading up to the wedding, the wedding jewels you ultimately select can have a big impact in setting the tone for your entire […]

  • 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 […]