Estate Jewelry

If you’re feeling green this Saint Patrick’s Day

I’m not Irish but I would imagine Irish people to be a bunch of boorish drunk people who are hot-tempered and likes to throw rocks at bars windows. I’m just kidding! Irish people are one of the nicest and friendliest people you’ve ever met and you’re lucky if you have an Irish friend and you … Read more

March Birthstone Aquamarine

All about March Birthstone Aquamarine

Hold your breath. Is it really March already?! January was a nightmare, February was a blip and now, what is this?! If you’re born in March, you’re probably freezing your butt unless you’re lucky to be in Australia right now. Those Aussie babes are enjoying their sunshine and making you jealous while you’re layered underneath … Read more

The best jewelry pieces to give to a January birthday girl

Is it just me or is January a month full of extremes? You have people who are excited and happy about the new year, new beginnings, fresh start, detox, getting up a 5 am, lose 10 pounds in 3 days (you get the idea) and you get people who are just too pessimistic to even … Read more

How To Add The Pantone Color Of the Year To Your Jewelry Collection

Pantone has come up with the new color every year to inspire designers and creatives everywhere and set the color trend for the upcoming season. For 2017, it’s “Greenery”, a yellow-greenish color that signify renewal, freshness and the start of spring. Before you start grabbing everything green off the rack, consider incorporating into your wardrobe … Read more

What does your birthstone reveal about your personality?

What does your birthstone reveal about your personality? Are you cold and ruthless as a diamond? Or quiet and humble like a Amethyst? If you’re into Astrology, you might also be interested in learning more about the meaning of your birthstone. Here is what each gemstone stands for: 1) January’s birthstone is the Garnet. Do … Read more

First Lady Nancy Regan’s Statement Jewelry Collection

(photo from GIA ) GIA wrote about First Lady Nancy Regan’s Statement Jewelry Collection in their recent blog post.  Her collection includes stunning pieces by Van Cleef & Arpels, Bvgari and more, often pieces given to her by her loving husband as they often showered each other in lavish gifts. She often wore pieces as statements and there … Read more

Happy February Birthday! – Amethyst

Amethyst is a well known beautiful purple gemstone. Believed to to promote clarity, amethysts means “not drunk” in ancient Greek ( GIA ). Leonardo Da Vinci also wore amethyst for tinelligence and to ward off evil thoughts.  Popular with the Catholic Clergy, it can be found in crosses and “the Papal Ring”. Amethyst is a quartz … Read more

Happy August Birthday! – Peridot & Sardonyx

Peridot Peridot is a beautiful green stone. The green of peridot ranges from bright lime green to a brownish olive. Some facts about Peridot: – In Hawaiian culture, Peridot represents the tears of the Goddess Pele (Goddess of fire/volcano) – Greeks believed that the Peridot bestowed royalty – The best Peridots are said to be … Read more

Quill & Pad’s 6 Ways to Spot A Fake Watch

Quill & Pad , a notable online resource for journalism on fine timepieces published an article with some advice on spotting a fake watch. Gathering some additional tips and tricks from across the web, we offer a summary of their 6 ways to spot a fake, and add our own advice on buying and selling a pre-owned watch and not … Read more

Happy July Birthday! – Ruby

As the summer heats up, we celebrate all of the July babies with ruby. The American Gem Society writes: Rubies are one of the hardest gemstones, second only to diamonds, and the deeper the color, the more valuable (but deep mahogany hues may be garnet!). A red corundum is considered a ruby (other colors are considered sapphires). Light and … Read more

Christie’s Watches : Vintage vs. New

“Just like driving a car off the lot, in most cases you are going to take a big hit on the value up front.” –Reginald Brack Christie’s article “Ask a Specialist: Vintage vs. New” speaks with Reginald Brack, International Head of Retail, Christie’s Watch Department, about the merits of buying a pre-owned watch vs. a … Read more

Happy June Birthday! – Pearl, Alexandrite & Moonstone

Wow! June babies get their pick of three birthstones: Pearl Pearl jewelry often invokes thoughts of vintage glamour and classic beauty. Since pearls became easy to culture by man, the value of modern pearls is often low, making pearl jewelry affordable for the modern person. Pearls are formed by oysters and are the only “gem” … Read more