Peridot, August’s birthstone.
The ancient Egyptians mined peridot on the Red Sea island of Zabargad, the source for many large fine peridots in the world’s museums. The Egyptians called it the “gem of the sun.” Today this gem is still prized for its restful yellowish green hues and long history.
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Lisette Stud Earrings
As more and more watch brands delve into the realm of high-tech materials for watch cases and bracelets, we are witnessing a host of wonderful new ceramic watches emerge on the market. However, not all ceramics are the same. High-tech engineered ceramic is one of the hardest and most scratch-resistant materials for watches. The cases […]
*Originally published August 2014
With summer comes activity, heat, moisture, water sports and more. All of these things play a role in the lifespan of your watch and, more importantly, your watchstrap. Knowing what type of watchstrap to wear (if your strap is interchangeable), or what type of strap to buy, can go a long way […]
*Originally published August 2013
Hamilton was recently featured in the Summer 2013 issue of Middlesex Health & Life Magazine, which featured a beautiful Temple St. Claire 18k gold and peridot ring. Perfect timing since the birthstone for August is peridot.
Just like your car needs regular maintenance, so, too, does your fine mechanical watch. Let’s face it, it is comprised of hundreds of tiny mechanical parts, as well as lubricants that — if they get old, dry or sticky — can affect the way your watch performs.
How often a watch should be serviced is the […]
*Originally published July 2013
Picking the perfect flowers, up lighting, and wedding venue are all important details to making your wedding day special, but slowing taking center stage is ceremony seating. You might be thinking that you have no choice in the type of seating your guests have at the ceremony or even the arrangement but […]
*Originally published July 2015
We often field the question, “What is a certified chronometer?” With summer here and extreme activities, such as flying and diving, often taking center stage, it is a good time to address the topic. First developed back in the 18th century for boats and after decades upon decades of research and development, a ship’s […]
*Originally published July 2016
While each gemstone has it’s own unique beauty, many have also been known throughout history to have special meanings. What is the meaning behind your favorite gemstone? Scroll below to find out!
The deep green gem has long been considered the stone for love, protection and healing. The discovery of emeralds can be […]
*Originally published July 2014
First developed in the late 1970s, quartz watches are a relatively new phenomena in the centuries-old craft of watchmaking. Unlike watches with mechanical movements, quartz watches are a whole different breed.
Essentially, a quartz watch is battery powered. The watch uses a low-frequency, tiny piece of quartz crystal (silicon-dioxide) placed either like an […]
*Originally published July 2016
Let’s face it, buying an engagement ring is a big investment, financially and emotionally. There are so many tips and ideas floating around about how you should go about finding the perfect ring, that it’s hard to pick out the good advice from the just plain wrong. That’s why we’re here to […]