Saturday, December 28, 2013

A Luxurious Lady

Posted by Schwarzschild at 7:57:11 AM in Omega (26)

Omega is one of the rare luxury Swiss watch brands that fuse precision technology with ultimate luxury. As an antidote to its line of masculine elegance, the timepiece signature also keeps one for the ladies: the Ladymatic. Originally launched in the fifties, it’s one of the pioneers in creating a self-winding watch for ladies. The lines are graceful as the accents are luxurious. Its 34 mm case is engraved in 18k red or yellow gold that makes this Omega a more glamorous cousin of the gentleman’s watches. Furthermore, the Ladymatic is set with diamond-paved bezels with a mother-of-pearl backdrop in pink, blue or shaded grey hue. It is protected by sapphire crystal and distinguished by the Omega Co-Axial calibre 8521 feature. When it comes to luxury and precision timekeeping, the Ladymatic is easily one of the best in its category.
Omega is available in Schwarzschild's at Alverser Drive.

Travel the World in Luxury

Posted by Schwarzschild at 7:55:29 AM in Marco Bicego (31)

Travel the world with Marco Bicego with its exquisite play of colors representing various cultures. The Murano Collection reflects the Venetian heritage of the sea in yellow gold polished and hand engraved using the historic Bulino technique. It captures the sensational festive spirit of Venice. If you desire gold, the Goa Collection celebrates the breezy ambiance of this beach Indian town with its swirling, graceful lines of the bracelets. Meanwhile, the Jaipur Collection echoes a tropical Indian sunset, celebrating Jaipur’s heritage of gemstone craftsmanship. Likewise, the Marrakech Collection mirrors the golden landscape of this northern African town, adding a timeless elegance to the signature. For a mix of cultures, the Confetti is liberal with gemstones thrown at random pattern, creating a world of unexpected turns and twists.
Marco Bicego is available at Schwarzschild's at Short Pump Town Center.

A Different Take on Luxury

Posted by Schwarzschild at 7:54:07 AM in Konstantino (28)

If you’re looking for a different ambiance of elegance to add to your luxurious jewerly collection, a Konstantino is in order. Inspired by ancient Greece and Byzantine architecture, the Konstantino jewelry line projects confidence and class in a novel way. You can choose from among its varying themes to fit the occasion. The Thalassa Collection is reminiscent of the opulent life of the gods and goddesses in ancient Greece. On the other hand, the Aspasia S&G Collection in sterling silver and 18k gold is a hallmark of Byzantine style in its intricate patterns and gemstone setting. The Arsinoe Collection is equally elegant but with a more subdued bearing, yet still worth the attention of a queen. As its name implies, the Athena Collection is truly for the goddess in sterling silver accented with radiant gold. These are but some of Konstantino’s elegant collections.
Konstantino is available in Schwarzschild's at Carry Town.

An Original with a Twist

Posted by Schwarzschild at 7:52:39 AM in Hamilton Watch (29)

Hamilton Watch celebrates its vintage lines with the Ventura Collection, a tribute to the original 1957 model. This watch is the first electrical and battery powered timepieces. The style and casing mirror that of the original, but added with a twist. The shield shape is contemporary with an edgy touch. One of its noticeable designs is the 3 o’clock feature that segues to an angular crown. Likewise, its cobalt black background with crisscrossing pattern is inspired by a sound box, echoing a masculine feel. Yet the Ventura keeps an elegant appeal not the least by how the seamless casing flowing effortlessly into the smooth surface of the strap. This timepiece is protected by sapphire crystal and is water resistant for as much as 50 meters.
Hamilton Watch is available in Schwarzschild's at Short Pump Town Center.

A Ring is Worth a Thousand Meanings

Posted by Schwarzschild at 7:51:06 AM in Kirk Kara (30)

The wedding ring speaks of volumes of meanings to both the giver and receiver. It provides a quick benchmark on the financial security of the man, while it reflects the perceived beauty of the woman. The spherical shape of the band itself suggests the infinity of the couple’s commitment to each other or that their love for each other is infinite. The metal, whether in gold, sterling silver or platinum, reflects the strength of love, while the gemstone mirrors the worth of the woman’s love. It’s the reason why the wealthy and royalty want nothing less than a perfect ring for their fiancée. In such cases, a Kirk Kara ring is not uncommon to be a favorite among these people. It is the signature diamond ring that raises love to new heights.
Kirk Kara is available at Schwarzschild's at Short Pump Town Center.

Fashion Made Simple

Posted by Schwarzschild at 7:49:43 AM in Judith Ripka (22)

A simple addition of Judith Ripka jewelry to your dress can transform your casual dress into an elegant piece. A sapphire necklace adds class at once to your neck. Couple it with a bangle in yellow gold in rope or pave circle accented with diamonds and you get a chic getup. Judith Ripka has a wide selection of bangles, from soft links to outlet links, from thin lines to bold intricate lines. Likewise, a set of Judith Ripka earrings give you a depth of choice whether you opt for stud or drop. For a total exquisite style, cap your getup with a Judith Ripka Glacier Ring among the signature brand’s numerous ring styles. Fashion can be as simple as adding Judith Ripka to your dress.
Judith Ripka Essentials is available at Schwarzschild's at Alverser Drive.

The Watch for the Professionals

Posted by Schwarzschild at 7:47:46 AM in Breitling (27)

It’s the timepiece seriously made for the serious professional. The Breitling Professional Collection is precision engineered to give the most demanding specialist a reliable time keeper. Consider the Aerospace Evo, featuring a SuperQuartz patented movement and thermocompensated quartz electronic pulse and EOL indicator. It also has a unidirectional, ratcheted bezel and protected by a glare-proof sapphire crystal to help the professional keep tab of time even under harsh conditions. Similarly, the Chronospace Automatic is an authentic pilot’s instrument with a power reserve for at least 42 hours. It is encased in black steel, adding to its elegance, and strapped with leather. Completing the Professional line is the Emergency, featuring a dual frequency distress beacon for rescuers and outdoor sportsman. It is the preferred instrument for rescue operations as well as extreme environment explorations. 
Breitling is available at Schwarzschild's at Short Pump Town Center.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

For men only

Posted by Schwarzschild at 7:45:43 AM in John Hardy (29)

John Hardy may have one of the exquisite jewelry collections for women, but it didn’t forget the men. The signature Balinese inspired jewelry has a wide selection of men’s luxury accessories that lends an air of sophistication and elegance to a gentleman. The John Hardy rings for men is a reflection of Balinese flowing harmony, evident in the flowing lines and dancing leaves etchings on the pieces. On the other hand, the cuff links are an eclectic collection of inspired art, featuring among others a dragon head, bongos, and a cobra with flailing ears. For subtle glamour, men can wear the John Hardy clips on neckties or suits. But the bracelets may be the most iconic collection among the John Hardy men’s accessories. In leather cord or combined with sterling silver, these bracelets are simple yet elegant that exude Balinese art at its core.
John Hardy is available at Schwarzschild's at Alverser Drive.

The Secrets of diamond perfection

Posted by Schwarzschild at 7:44:23 AM in Hearts on Fire (30)

Hearts on Fire prides itself with four reasons why its diamonds give you the best value in the industry. Its diamonds are rare and unique. It only uses one tenth of one percent of the world’s best mined diamonds gauging by their clear, knot-free transparency. The best results, after all, begin with the best starting point. Next, the company subscribes to the highest manufacturing standards in diamond jewelry. Even a perfect raw diamond can be ruined if the jeweler is not careful. Cutting and polishing is done at 100x magnification, that’s ten times the industry benchmark. In addition, Hearts on Fire employ its trade secret in diamond-cutting that let it achieve a higher level of brilliance and sparkle. The result is each diamond captures light at the right angle and proportion to produce the most scintillation inside the diamond.
Hearts On Fire is available at Schwarzschild's at Short Pump Town Center.

The Capeland perfection

Posted by Schwarzschild at 7:42:54 AM in Baume & Mercier (23)

Baume & Mercier inspires luxury and precision engineering. Perhaps the perfect symbol of this brand of excellence is the Capeland 44mm chronograph men’s watch. One look at this Baume & Mercier and you get the impression that each detail is calculated down to the exact measurement. Amazingly, the timepiece seems a cacophony of minute details, but the same elements are fused into a seamless movement in tune with a singular harmonious movement. The metallic blue against silver, off-white backdrop lends an air of chic, but its real wonder is under the hood. The movement is self-wound showcasing La Joux-Perret 8147-2 with a power reserve for 42 hours. Its highlight features include telemeter, flyback chronograph, and tachymeter. The Baume & Mercier Capeland timepiece is that rare chance of getting elegance and precision science in one piece.
Baume & Mercier is available at Schwarzschild's at Carry Town.

An Ear for style

Posted by Schwarzschild at 7:40:40 AM in David Yurman (31)

Looking for a subtle way to change your appearance? David Yurman has plenty of eclectic stud earrings that can add elegance, wit, confidence and that air of change from the usual. Finely crafted and creatively designed, these earrings feature various stones including diamonds, amethysts, onyx, topaz, and rose quartz, among others. The Cable Wrap is novel, with minute diamond wrapped around the black onyx. The same style is featured using a blue topaz or champagne citrine. Meantime, the Starburst pair is glitzy, a flash of diamonds in gold. For a more elegant touch, the Cerise Mini Earrings with pearls and diamonds are classic; while the Infinity Earrings with amethyst are simply luxurious to look at. If you want a subtle elegance that speaks volumes of sophistication, the Sculpted Cable Earrings in gold are your style.
David Yurman is available at Schwarzschild's at Short Pump Town Center.

The Luxury of imperfection

Posted by Schwarzschild at 7:39:21 AM in Christopher Designs (25)

Diamonds have rigid matrix that, sometimes, some impurities are trapped within the facets creating an “imperfect” appearance. These imperfections are rare that, in fact, they are given additional value and regarded fancy like yellow diamonds, where nitrogen elements are trapped in the lattice. Moreover, these imperfections vary in great detail, that experts generally measure the degree of imperfections—in this case the degree of yellowness—using four characteristics. The tone suggests the brightness of the color. The hue indicates the totality of the color, whether the yellow leans towards being bluish or greenish. Saturation is the intensity of the color, and the presence of secondary color that can alter the yellow. Christopher Designs yellow diamonds adhere to the highest standards using these benchmarks. Its yellow diamond provides an elegant accent to the tiny white diamonds surrounding it.
Christopher Designs is available at Schwarzschild's at Short Pump Town Center.

Ball Watch’s elite

Posted by Schwarzschild at 7:36:47 AM in Ball (25)

When it comes to the benchmark of time accuracy Ball Watch has a tight grip on it down to the millisecond. This is evident by the fact that the watchmaker is made to be the official timer for railroad systems in the United States since 1891. Today, railroad operators are not the only ones who rely on Ball Watch to keep tab of time. Explorers, too, like Alex Honnold, a world record holder for free solo climbing; Brian Binnie, spacecraft altitude record holder; Christopher Hillman, a doctor servicing the Himalayan range; and Eudurne Pasaban, the first woman to climb all fourteen peaks reaching 8,000 meters high. They belong to the Ball Watch’s Explorers Club, the elite adventure people who depend on Ball Watch to set the time right for them.
Ball Watch is available at Schwarzschild's at Alverser Drive.

The Elegance of pink, white and yellow

Posted by Schwarzschild at 7:35:15 AM in Charles Krypell (30)

It has a sensual design but still it keeps a timeless elegance. It is classic as it is contemporary. The style would have fit the jazzy twenties, as today’s celebrities are not surprisingly spotted with a Charles Krypell. The New Yorker sculptor turned jeweler has created one of America’s luxurious jewelry brands that transcends fashion trends, while never falling out of style. Specifically, is Precious Pastels Collection reflects the jeweler’s mastery of diamond cutting, setting and designing. Charles Krypell can mix and match yellow, pink, and white diamonds in subtle play, or keep a monotone color yet still achieve a high art form in every detail of the jewelry. The rings are magnificent in pink diamonds. The bracelets are teasingly sensual in a mix of yellow, white and pink. Two tones create a new character. This is the playground of Charles Krypell, where he commands authority when it comes to luxurious diamond jewelry.
Charles Krypell is available at Schwarzschild's at Short Pump Town Center.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Yvel got new style

Posted by Schwarzschild at 7:33:18 AM in Yvel (21)

Yvel introduces its new batch of luxurious jewelry, spearheaded by its Rainbow collection, a celebration of multicolored sapphires mined from the Umba River Valley of Tanzania. The African gemstone collection is available in various shapes, sizes, and styles set in 18k gold and accented by either white or cognac diamond. Some of the most notable items in this impressive collection include the Seductive Ruby and Diamond Gold Bracelet. Its bold statement is especially a perfect fit for thin arms. Also impressive is the Multicolor Sapphire and Diamond Gold Necklace. This jewelry is three times more elegant than any other jewelry, combining the timeless charms of the three precious stones. Yet another elegant piece is the Alluring Multicolor Sapphire and Gold Nugget bracelet. It is simply designed with alternating precious stones, which, in fact, gives it a subtle extravagance.
Yvel is available in Schwarzschild's at Alverser Drive.

Earrings that match Wellendorff rings

Posted by Schwarzschild at 7:32:08 AM in Wellendorf (21)

Wellendorff is famous for its spinning purple rings. But the signature has also an elegant line of earrings that deserve your attention. They carry the Wellendorff nobility tradition of giving you a royal feel every time you don this jewelry. For one the Magic Purple earring in white gold and encrusted with diamonds is impressive; it actually consists of three rings that interlocked with each other. The same style and design is available in 18k yellow gold. Similarly, the Noble-Brilliance of the Sun earring is more delicate-looking, its thin lines add elegance to bigger and more angular facial shapes. The same elegance, albeit bolder, is found in the Angel of the Night set in white gold and studded with diamonds. These Wellendorff earrings are the perfect match for the world renowned spinning rings.
Wellendorff is available in Schwarzschild's at Short Pump Town Center.

Tissot comes to Asian Games

Posted by Schwarzschild at 7:30:55 AM in Tissot (27)

All’s set for the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea. And all’s set for Tissot, the official timekeeper for the Games. The Swiss luxury brand that started in the small town of Le Locle is now a world leading brand when it comes to Swiss precision movement and accuracy of complications. It has a luxury market in 160 countries. No less than world events like the Asian Games trust Tissot down to the millisecond, the difference that often separates the winners from losers. It’s all hands on deck come 2014, but Tissot will be in familiar territory. After all, it has been the timekeeper for other major sports events, such as FIBA, AFL, and MotoGP. Big-shot sports organizers do need big-shot timekeepers.
Tissot is available in Schwarzschild's at Carry Town.

Colorful classic

Posted by Schwarzschild at 7:29:34 AM in Suna Brothers (22)

You can be classic without limiting your jewelry in silver, yellow gold or diamond tones. Suna Bros. has a wide array of timeless jewelry from necklaces to rings that you can collect by color themes. Many of these are set in platinum and accented by gemstones that exhibit translucent to deep colors. Some of the precious stones include blue sapphires, rubies, black opal, aqua diamond, and green emeralds. They reflect light while keeping some of it to fire up their core, producing a depth that allures the eyes. This Suna Bros. collection is definitely for the most luxurious event, a black and white cocktail party or a grand wedding maybe. Wear them and impress the crowd around you. It’s luxury reserved for the few.
Suna Bros. is available in Schwarzschild's at Short Pump Town Center.

Rings of luxury

Posted by Schwarzschild at 7:28:16 AM in Slane (22)

They are bold, unique, elegant and confidently Slane. In sterling silver, yellow gold, or mixed metal, the Slane rings exhibit a flair for experimental luxury jewelry. Clearly, the Slane Mosaic Ring tops them in novelty. In 18k gold, the ring combines turquoise, citrine, lapis, and lolite in one solitaire setting. On the other hand, the Slane Fenestra, also in 18k yellow gold, is playful with its pretzel-style set without losing the classic elegance of pure gold jewelry. For the more emboldened, the Slane Zodiac Cameo ring offers a mystical glamour. You can also opt for the Solis Silver Lapis with its singular rendition of a stylistic sun that seems to be inspired by Persian art. Other Slane rings feature singular precious stones such as emerald, white agate, opal, and peach moonstone.
Slane is available in Schwarzschild's at Short Pump Town Center.

Gift Idea from Swiss Army

Posted by Schwarzschild at 7:26:50 AM in Swiss Army (24)

It’s the holidays and it’s time for gift giving. Let’s help you with a novel idea for your man: give a Swiss Army gift pack. Combine manly vigor with manly vanity and you get the Swiss Army fragrances and iconic Swiss Army utility knife gift idea. This unlimited special edition features a signature Eau de Toilette Spray with the fresh scent of the green outdoors. It is at once masculine yet refined. The set also contains the original Victorinox Swiss Army Classic red pocket knife. Likewise, there’s the Red Traveler Gift Set that features the Swiss Unlimited Red Eau de Toilette, a facial care and a traveler’s bag. The gift box itself is elegantly packed; it’s a ready-to-give item that will surely impress your guy without the hassle of thinking which gift to win him over.
Swiss Army is available in Schwarzschild's at Alverser Drive.

Tweaking timeless elegance

Posted by Schwarzschild at 7:24:29 AM in A. Jaffe (25)

Engagement and wedding rings are timeless and classic, but sometimes you just want them in a different style for a change. At A. Jaffe they created a teasingly novel design that is both sensual and traditional. The solitaire round diamond suggests all that is timeless about this A. Jaffe engagement ring. But the prong and the manner the stone is set are clearly contemporary. The band is hardly the usual among engagement and wedding rings. It is twisting and slender, almost reminiscent of the coiling branches of a smoothened bark. In a step away from tradition, the band exhibits minute diamonds to accent the luxury of this ring. Of course, the single diamond is still the star of the ring, but we cannot hide the fact that A. Jaffe has created a rightful challenge to classic styled diamond rings. A Jaffe is available in Schwarzschild's at Short Pump Town Center.

Saturday, December 07, 2013

Yellow fever

Posted by Schwarzschild at 7:22:18 AM in Roberto Coin (29)

When Indian investor Datta Phuge thought of wearing a golden jewelry, he was literally thinking of wearing it. He wears a shirt made of gold weighing more than three kilograms of yellow gold and valued at $240,000. It’s truly a showcase of unabashed opulence; but the only drawback when wearing this shirt for Phuge is that he trots along with security escorts lest he goes home half-naked. For more sensible people who love yellow gold, Roberto Coin creates a stunning line of limited edition bracelets. Inspired by the traditional basket weave pattern, Roberto Coin creates these luxurious bracelets that are at once bold and delicate. The patterns can be an illusion of closely knitted weave or a loose pattern; either style is guaranteed to merit a gawking eye.
Roberto Coin is available at Schwarzschild's at Short Pump Town Center.

Give charm on Christmas Day

Posted by Schwarzschild at 7:20:59 AM in Pandora (22)

This Christmas, lend a literal holiday feel to your gift ideas with Pandora wish-list charm collectibles. Each charm exudes the jolly spirit of the season and is likely to put a smile on the receiver’s face. The Sparkling Angel Charm is simple and adorable. The Red Candy Cane Charm is playful and sweet. The Christmas Bells Charm is timely and magical. The Pink Woollen Mittens Charm exudes warmth on wintery nights. And what better way to remind your loved one of a night of holiday fun than with a Champagne Glasses Charm. For a subtle elegance, the Ice Blue Faceted Glass Drop Charm and its Purple version are classic. Capping the other holiday inspired charms are the Snow Clip, the Star Silver Stud and the Snowflake Silver Pendant.
Pandora Jewelry is available at Schwarzschild's at Alverser Drive.

Doing good is good business

Posted by Schwarzschild at 7:19:41 AM in Raymond Weil (23)

Raymond Weil is one of the last independent Swiss watchmakers in a world where a few big luxury companies have merged to control much of this high-end industry. Its biggest secret to succeed in this tightly controlled market is its heritage, the Swiss craftsmanship and quality dedication of its founder whose name the brand is carrying. But aside from offering luxurious timepieces, Raymond Weil has also embarked on giving back to society with its charity outreach. It has been involved in fund raising for the fight against cancer, benefiting organizations such as the International Cancer Control, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, and the Singapore Cancer Society. Likewise, the luxury watchmaker is also helping preserve the foundations of music education programs across the United States. Two years ago, it has partnered with VH1 Save the Music Foundation to raise funds for the program. For Raymond Weil good business also means doing good for others.
Raymond Weil is available at Schwarzschild's at Short Pump Town Center.

Conch pearls are unique

Posted by Schwarzschild at 7:18:12 AM in Mikimoto (30)

Ready for a different kind of luxurious pearl jewelry? The Mikimoto Conch pearls exude a glamorous earth-toned pink with a distinct flame appearance. They are naturally produced by the Queen Conch mollusk, a large sea snail whose shell is traditionally used by Polynesians as a wind-blown instrument or to sound an alarm. Conch mollusks are not systematically cultured; hence, each pearl is regarded as unique and naturally occurring. Likewise, conch pearls feature a depth that’s reflected by a seemingly internal fire from within.  The mollusks produce oval shaped pearls with pink undertones that Mikimoto captures in its line of Conch Pearls necklaces, rings, and earrings. The Mikimoto Conch pearls are set in platinum with diamond studs to further exhibit the pearl’s unique glimmer.
Mikimoto is available at Schwarzschild's at Carry Town.

Your Greek goddess deserves a Panos Konidas

Posted by Schwarzschild at 7:16:54 AM in Metalsmiths Sterling (21)

She’s your Spartan queen, your Athenian love. She’s the lovely nymph that enchants you or the Muse that inspires you. Go ahead, shower her in ancient Greek art with Metalsmiths Sterling Panos Konidas Collection in quality sterling silver. Adorn her wrist with the bold and rich texture of Panos Konidas bracelets. Flowers and leaves flow in unison around the bracelet, reflecting ancient Greece’s propensity for nature. Caress her delicate neck with a Panos  Konidas necklace. A pink topaz and rock crystal provides a soft accent to the unblemished silver. Whisper sweet nothings to her ear with a pair of Panos Konidas earrings. They dangle luxuriously on her with moonstone glamour.  Lastly, offer your undying love with a Panos Konidas ring encrusted with a blue topaz in the middle. Your Greek goddess deserves nothing less.
Metalsmiths Sterling is available at Schwarzschild's at Short Pump Town Center.

Health is a true luxury

Posted by Schwarzschild at 7:15:30 AM in Philip Stein (20)

When owners Will and Rina Stein combined their years of business experience and watch design skills more than ten years ago, the world was introduced to a new set of subdued glamorous timepieces with a touch of tranquility. The Philip Stein watch quickly earned the luxury industry’s attention for its novelty designs and, primarily, for its unique Frequency Technology signature. The watch uses natural frequencies thought to provide an internal balance in the body to improve one’s general wellbeing. Combining wellness with luxury, Will and Rina embarked on a journey of self-styled timepieces that, today, feature two-tone stainless steel cases and bracelets, fixed bezels and gold-toned dials, among others. Philip Stein watches are also popular for its minute markers on its outer rims accented by Roman numerals and Arabic hour markers.
Philip Stein is available at Schwarzschild's at Short Pump Town Center.

Perfect mounting

Posted by Schwarzschild at 7:13:48 AM in Memoire (23)

The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) lays down the standards that govern the most beautiful diamond jewelry. The GIA benchmarks include the diamond’s brightness, fire, finishing, scintillation and symmetry, among others. Beyond this precision cut grading system, non-experts like us can simply gauge a diamond piece by its brand. Choose a Mémoire and you know you’re getting the brand renowned for its Petite Prong mounting signature considered by many as the finest in the industry. It’s sturdy as it is elegant, the result of two advanced processing that the company has perfected for 20 years now in France: hot extrusion and laser cutting. When you have a stone as precious as a rare diamond, Mémoire craftsmanship provides the safest and strongest mounting.
Mémoire is available at Schwarzschild's at Alverser Drive.


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