How to Tell if a Diamond is Loose in Your Ring
Jul27

How to Tell if a Diamond is Loose in Your Ring

How to Determine if a Diamond is Loose in Your Engagement Ring or Wedding Band It’s something most women fear- what will they do if a diamond comes loose and falls out of their engagement ring? Luckily, it’s an easy fix, especially if you catch it before a diamond goes missing! The easiest way to tell if you have a loose diamond in your engagement ring or wedding band is to simply hold it up to your ear and shake it a...

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Prestigious Poinçon de Genève Seal Updates Criteria for Watch Manufactures
Oct04

Prestigious Poinçon de Genève Seal Updates Criteria for Watch Manufactures

Poincon de Geneve

Most people may know that some of the finest watches made are produced in Switzerland. Geneva is Switzerland’s second most populated city and is also the city that has created one of the highest standards in horology. There are over 20 million watches produced in Switzerland each year, but only 24,000 have the standards of The Poinçon de Genève.

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The No Fuss Guide to Watch Shopping
Nov23

The No Fuss Guide to Watch Shopping

The holiday season is already upon us and with Black Friday around the bend, many people are starting to preemptively plan their gift lists. A well-made watch is often a good present for both men and women and they never go out of style. However, if you’re new to the watch world, the idea of investing in a watch might seem a little intimidating. How do you know what movement to pick? What style? What are complications? We’ve made a list of watch movements to simplify things so that you don’t walk into a store blind.

Mechanical Movement

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Grand GMT Men's Watch Q3022420

How does it work?

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Frequently Asked Appraisal Questions
Oct04

Frequently Asked Appraisal Questions

jewelers loupe

We recently sat down with our in-house appraisal specialist in order to answer a few questions about jewelry and watch appraisals for our readers.

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Spring Cleaning: Giving New Life to Old Jewelry
Mar29

Spring Cleaning: Giving New Life to Old Jewelry

jewelry pileNow that the weather is slowly getting warmer, it’s time for everyone to throw open the windows and air out their winter nests. There’s something about the spring air makes us want to clean out all of the unnecessary clutter that’s been accumulating during the winter months and start out fresh. But when was the last time you went through your jewelry box?

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Your Guide to Platinum Jewelry
Jan24

Your Guide to Platinum Jewelry

Platinum initially played a prominent role in Egyptian and South American jewelry. The Spanish explorers first discovered deposits of the ore in Colombia and called it “Platina del Pinto” because of the metal’s similar appearance to silver. It wasn’t until the 18th century that platinum started appearing in Western European jewelry metalworking and by today’s standards is one of the most popular metals in jewelry design.

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Gloves: The Most Dangerous Accessory of All

During the winter months, many people don their hands with gloves in order to protect their hands from the biting cold. But what about protecting your jewelry? Glove interiors are notorious for snagging ring prongs. These damaged prongs often lead to loosened gemstones and lost diamonds. Another thing to keep in mind is that fingers shrink in the cold. Rings have the potential for sliding off fingers when gloves are removed and if you’re like many people this season, this may go undetected in the holiday hassle.

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Guide to Watch Buying – Part Four

Our guide to watch buying concludes with part four, which takes a look at repeaters, multi-function watches, the interior and exterior of a watch, and finally, its maintenance and service.

REPEATER

A repeater watch is a complication watch that indicates the hours by means of striking gongs- a function activated by a pushpiece of slide. There are several types of repeater watches:

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Guide to Watch Buying – Part Three

Our watch buying guide continues (click here to see Guide to Watch Buying – Part One and Guide to Watch Buying – Part Two) by taking a look at the various functions available in watches:

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Guide to Watch Buying – Part Two

Purchasing a watch is an investment, so it is important to look for the various protection features available with timepieces. Consider how the watch will be used and the person who will be wearing it – will it be primarily worn at an office and at home? Or will it be used in high-impact activities including sports?

Below are some of the protection features to consider when looking for a new watch:

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