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  • February 21, 2019

    Jewelry Insurance: The Best Way to Insure Your Fine Jewelry

    18k White Gold and Diamond Two Row Band

    Protect Your Pieces: Insuring Your Jewelry
    Each month Americans write checks for home insurance, health insurance, and even car insurance. Insuring these things makes sense—they are expensive and necessary to daily life and routine, but many feel that jewelry is a vanity that doesn’t require the same protection.
    Lets compare jewelry to cars. Cars depreciate in value […]

  • February 13, 2019

    Why It’s Better To Purchase From An Independent Jeweler vs. A Chain Store

    1912 Collection

    Why Buying From An Independent Jeweler Is Better Than From A Chain Jewelry Store
    You’ve seen commercials from fine jewelry chains for years. By now you know that “every kiss begins with (the letter that follows J and precedes L in the alphabet)” and that “he went to (you all know the name, it starts with […]

  • February 7, 2019

    Hamilton Jeweler’s Six Secrets To Buying Jewelry On Valentine’s Day

    14K Gold Open Heart Pendant

    Six Secrets Of Valentine’s Day Jewelry Shopping
    Ladies and gentlemen, the big day of love and appreciation is approaching: Valentine’s Day. Roses, chocolates, and teddy bears are the typical go to items.
    Roses and dinner alone can easily cost an average of $300. Let’s rethink this shall we? What can you get that will show your appreciation, […]

  • January 22, 2019

    Best Jewelry Trends of 2019: Hamilton Fine Jewelers Insight

    18K Gold And South Sea Pearl Rin

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    New Year, new looks. The hottest designers made a statement, not just with their fabulous attire, but with show stopping jewelry. Fine jewelry designers have incorporated these trends into their best collections; matchmaking vogue and glittering luxury.
    That being said, the “Wow! Factor” is certainly in. Where jewelry […]

  • January 8, 2019

    Trends from the 76th Golden Globe Awards

    Golden Globes 2019

    This year at the 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards we saw some stunning jewelry trends!  Some of the hottest red carpet trends were emeralds, drop earrings, and stacking rings.

    Private Reserve Emerald and Diamond Earrings
    Emeralds

    18k White Gold and Diamond Long Drop Earrings
    Drop Earrings
    Rose Gold and Diamond Stacking Rings
    Stacking Rings
     

  • 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 […]