Saturday, March 29, 2014

Silver rules!

Posted by Schwarzschild at 2:09:40 PM in Metalsmiths Sterling (21)

Although silver is generally considered as second only to gold in value, this precious metal has had a historical significance that far outweighs its secondary position today. For one, the Roman Empire relied much on the silver bullion to stabilize its economy. Around 10,000 tons circulated throughout the empire during its heyday, allowing the unparalleled exchange of goods, ideas, and culture. Silver was also used to purchase a newfound delight by European medieval royalties: the silk from China. In the Bible, silver, not gold, figured out in one of the most telling stories of Jesus, when he was betrayed by Judas. Maybe silver is more precious, after all? Especially when you see a Metalsmiths Sterling jewelry piece, its elegance and luxury disproves gold is the better metal.
 
Metalsmiths Sterling is available at Schwarzschild's at Alverser Drive.
 
 

True class comes with a drink, not in it

Posted by Schwarzschild at 2:05:45 PM in Martin Flyer (24)

Call it absurd but it truly exists. You can sip a glass of diamond-sparkled champagne at London’s Sheraton Park Hotel. The cocktail is served with a real diamond inside! But you have to pay around $1,000 per drink. If you’re a little tied up you can choose the gemstone in the drink, say, a ruby. It’s silly, we know, but sometimes, people go at lengths to show off their wealth or impress their partner. Forget the drink. You can always impress your partner by giving her a Martin Flyer diamond ring. It’s the real thing, a real classy diamond that will last for a lifetime as a true testament to your undying love. Pop champagne if you will, then surprise her with the Martin Flyer. Now that’s true class.
 
Martin Flyer is available in Schwarzschild's at Alverser Drive.
 
 

The millisecond movement

Posted by Schwarzschild at 2:04:34 PM in Omega (25)

You might dream of an Omega watch for the luxury it represents. It’s one of the most admired top brands in the world, and to wear an Omega means you belong to an elite class. But before the luxury and glamour, Omega is first a precision instrument. It’s governed by Swiss technology that sets the standard in the science of timekeeping for centuries now. Omega, in fact, is renowned for the recent movement technology called Co-Axial, a takeoff from the traditional Swiss movement called lever escapement. The co-axial offers a more accurate timekeeping by tiny adjustments in inertia of the balance wheel. It also improves shock resistance and prevents disturbances to the balance spring. The result is an even more precise movement down to the millisecond. 
Omega is available at Schwarzschild's at Alverser Drive.
 
 

The Raj

Posted by Schwarzschild at 2:03:18 PM in Marco Bicego (29)

Perhaps only a handful of civilizations can match the splendor of colonial India. Its princes and princesses brushed elegance and glamour with the Raj, the colonial government set up by the British to rule India. Imagine a wedding featuring an army of elephants dressed in jewels, while platoons of horses in elegant capes ushered the couple to an extravagant throne. It’s but a common scene during marriages between colonial India’s oligarchs. You don’t have to travel back in time to get a sense of this royal magnificence. A Marco Bicego Jaipur exudes the same air, albeit at a personal level. From rings to necklaces, bracelets to earrings, the Marco Bicego Jaipur gemstones shine in clear spectacles, and the gold runs in delicate lines. Wearing it makes you feel like the Raj royal himself, sans the elephant of course. 
Marco Bicego is available in Schwarzschild's at Carry Town. 
 
 

The Byzantine influence

Posted by Schwarzschild at 2:01:53 PM in Konstantino (27)

An offshoot of the Roman Empire, the Byzantine Empire gradually forged its own culture, beliefs, and arts, driven by its expanding contact with the east. Its art started off with Greek and Roman classical influences, but over time, Byzantine acquired its own flavor to form its own medieval style with oriental inspirations. The unique combination of classical and intricate Orthodox art is the inspiration behind Konstantino’s collections of finely and intricately crafted jewelry of silver and precious stones. Each design line reflects the Greek heritage, while espousing the pomp and splendor of medieval Byzantine. The Thalassa, Ilios, Iris, and Astritis share a common heritage, yet each also produces its own mystic and elegance. A Konstantino bangle paired with earrings and rings creates a most glamorous style fit for a royal.
 
Konstantino is available in Schwarzschild's at Short Pump Town Center.
 
 

Saturday, March 22, 2014

The chi in Philip Stein

Posted by Schwarzschild at 2:08:26 PM in Philip Stein (20)

Luxury watches need not be just for a show. They can aid you in living a healthy life.  Philip Stein has unlocked the secrets of natural frequencies that are said to affect our bodies’ inner balance. The unique proprietary technology disc in a Philip Stein helps you to re-tune to these natural sounds. Accordingly, the noise generated by modern lifestyle — vehicular traffic, air traffic, crowd noise, loud music, etc. — disturbs our internal clockwork that, when left unchecked over long periods of time, can stress our general well-being. The Philip Stein Natural Frequency Technology picks up and channels the natural frequencies to restore balance in your body and mind. The result is a stress-free life, not to mention a stylish one at that. The Chinese call it chi, Philip Stein calls it a novel technology inspired by eastern philosophy.
 
Philip Stein is available in Schwarzschild's at Alverser Drive.
 
 

Diamonds are not rare

Posted by Schwarzschild at 2:06:49 PM in Memoire (23)

Do you know that diamonds are not really rare? Or at least not that rare as you might think.  Many diamond mines control an inventory of raw diamonds to check the market flow for price highs and lows. Coupled with ingenious and persistent advertising, diamonds became the top status symbol that cuts across cultures and ages. However, diamonds can still be rare in the way they’re crafted. Although raw diamonds are probably just as plentiful as other gemstones, it’s the jeweler’s art that transforms diamonds into truly precious items. A Mémoire, for instance, is one of the most renowned diamond signatures for its prong manufacture. The diamonds are held high using a solid base that can withstand shock. The higher-placed setting allows more light into the diamond, creating more brilliance and scintillation. Only then diamonds become truly rare.
 
Mémoire is available at Schwarzschild's at Carry Town.
 
 

Luxury is subtle

Posted by Schwarzschild at 2:00:32 PM in Hamilton Watch (27)

The key to wearing sophisticated fashion is in subtlety. Using just the right amount of luxury resonates more class than using too much glitz and bling-blings. This holds true when choosing a luxury watch. It’s one of the most understatements in timepieces: the Hamilton is simple. Behind its unassuming air, this brand is a masterpiece of class and taste. The JazzMaster Regulator is just one of its impressive uses of elegant restraints. The dual-dial movements reflect a subdued hue of silver and gold, seamlessly integrating with the rest of the elements under the sapphire crystal. Nothing fancy, the casing itself is one solid metal with graceful lines that continue smoothly towards the classic leather strap. The JazzMaster exudes the confidence of a CEO. There’s no need to shout to the world of your accomplishments. They already know. 
Hamilton Watch is available in Schwarzschild's at Alverser Drive.
 
 

How to cry in your wedding

Posted by Schwarzschild at 1:58:48 PM in Kirk Kara (28)

It may be advisable for guys to shed a few drops while she’s making her speech vow if only to show her how emotionally involved you are in her most important day. So guys, let’s count the ways to wet the eyes a bit. One, think of the saddest moment that — no, not in your life — you saw in movies where you felt sad. Two, imagine that day when your favorite hockey team lost to its archrival by a hairline. Three, tuck your hands in your trouser pocket, and pinch your cr——a little and stealthily (just a bit!); you’re sure to reflect a guy in emotional agony. If that won’t work or too harsh, try this: put a menthol rub in your pocket and in the middle of her speech, slightly rub your finger with menthol and put a little of it below your eye pretending you’re about to cry. Now imagine the drama of you crying while she slips a Kirk Kara on your finger. 
 
Kirk Kara is available in Schwarzschild's at Alverser Drive.
 
 

Judith is in town

Posted by Schwarzschild at 1:57:14 PM in Judith Ripka (22)

Have you seen Vanessa Williams wearing a nice pair of dangling earrings? They have a delicate elegance in them, wrapping her in total glam. She’s wearing Judith Ripka Essentials. It’s one of the novel jewelry brands that makes heads turn these days. Judith Ripka Essentials is known for its 360-degree design detail with each piece finished inside and out. Its most popular designs include heart details, gallery backs, and pulse-point diamonds. Most of its collections feature special custom-cut stones set on lobster claws in front. Likewise, the signature uses special 18k celadon gold alloy and rhodium-plated silver for a lasting finish. The sterling silver are set with I/J-12 diamonds or white sapphires and other semi-precious gemstones and accented with 18k celadon gold. The versatile signature sells jewelry pieces that complement both formal and casual wear.
 
Judith Ripka Essentials is available in Schwarzschild's at Carry Town. 
 
 

Tips to take care of tough watches

Posted by Schwarzschild at 1:52:39 PM in Breitling (26)

Watch brands like Breitling may be built for tough environments, but like any other instruments, they still need to be taken care of to make them last. They are luxury symbols, the more you care for them, the better they will reflect on your personality. Here are some tips on how to take care of signature watches. Unless they are made specifically for underwater, don’t wear them in water or while taking a shower. Sure, they are water-resistant or they can withstand being wet. But why would you want to unnecessarily subject it to a tough situation? Likewise, wear it with care. Even if it says it’s scratch-proof or tough to break, it doesn’t mean you should test it to its limits. Also clean the watch regularly, perhaps weekly, with soft brush slightly dipped in lukewarm soapy water. This will keep its luster.
 
Breitling is available in Schwarzschild's at Alverser Drive.
 
 

Weaving jewelry

Posted by Schwarzschild at 1:51:22 PM in John Hardy (26)

Who said jewelry is only for women? Men can be as vain and choosy, too, when it comes to jewelry items. The most common pieces will be bracelets and cufflinks. John Hardy, the Bali-based, fair trade, nature-loving jewelry brand, presents a wide selection of beautiful bracelets using multi-color sailing cords. They have the warmth of Asian hospitality and elegance of European luxury. The sailing cords are woven in precise patterns and the colors radiate with clarity. Turquoise blue is combined with deep and soft purple. Fuchsia is interlaced with maroon. Red is accented by blue and yellow tidbits. Grey is set against a sea of black. The John Hardy bracelets are all set in sterling silver locks, and they complement a casual and semi-formal wear.
 
John Hardy is available in Schwarzschild's at Alverser Drive.
 
 

Starry, starry night of luxury

Posted by Schwarzschild at 1:50:14 PM in Hearts on Fire (28)

It’s another impressive diamond jewelry collection from Hearts on Fire: the Illa Collection. It is inspired by the designer’s childhood memories of northern Italy and its spectacle of starry sky on clear nights. The dazzling sparkling stars lend the muses to Illa’s diamond-studded star patterns, randomly strewn across bangles, necklaces, pendants, and bracelets. They simulate the constellation memories of the designer, giving each piece a stunning aura of luxury. One bracelet even features 537 diamonds, mimicking the countless heavenly elements. Not to say the solitaire diamond star pendant is less striking; in fact, it reflects the simple beauty of nature. The Illa Collection is perfect for the glitziest cocktails as you stroll along the red carpet and all heads turn to the whimsical sparkle that you carry.
 
Hearts On Fire is available in Schwarzschild's at Carry Town. 
 
 

How to choose a quality watch?

Posted by Schwarzschild at 1:48:49 PM in Baume & Mercier (23)

Do you have difficulty deciding on what type of men’s watch to buy? The features can be overwhelming and intimidating considering the wide array of choices.  But fear not. Although it’s a personal taste that should dictate your style there are a few tips to remember. First, check the glass casing. It should be sapphire crystal, which is harder and more scratch-resistant than mineral crystals. Second, the metal should be solid, not hollow. Feel the weight. If it’s light, it may be empty inside. The fewer amount of metal used, the better. That means the watch is solidly built, not held together by little pieces of scrap metal. Third, go for Swiss movement. Nothing beats the precision engineering perfected by Swiss watchmakers (and its prestige). Lastly, go for signature watches over generic types. They may be expensive, but if you’re serious about watches, signature brands like Baume & Mercier will not compromise quality over quantity.
 
Baume & Mercier is available in Schwarzschild's at Short Pump Town Center.
 
 

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Beautiful Lake Biwa in Japan

Posted by Schwarzschild at 1:41:45 PM in Yvel (21)

The serenity strikes you at once when you first set foot on Lake Biwa, Japan’s largest lake. A sense of calm and purity envelopes the air; it’s a scenery waiting to be painted. The lake is famous for gracing numerous poems and literary allusions in Japanese history because of its proximity to the country’s ancient capital, Kyoto. But Lake Biwa is also famous for hosting one of the world’s prized pearls, the Biwa pearl. They are highly lustrous with deep subdued core radiance. Biwa pearls are a favorite among luxury jewelry brands, including Yvel. Its Freshwater Coin Pearl Gold Necklace features Biwa pearls that evoke the serene elegance of the lake’s freshwater surface in winter, strung together by 18k white gold. It’s a subtle symbol of luxury without the flamboyant, self-conscious brilliance of diamonds.
 
Yvel is available in Schwarzschild's at Alverser Drive.
 
 

Why purple is a symbol of luxury

Posted by Schwarzschild at 1:40:36 PM in Wellendorf (21)

The purple royalty is celebrated in each Wellendorff ring, but do you know how purple became a symbol of luxury? We know it’s worn by magistrates, emperors, and oligarchs in Ancient Rome and, later, by Roman Catholic bishops. We also know that kings and queens in the medieval times prefer this color in their emblems.  In fact, it’s still used by the British Royal family today in special occasions like coronations and pageantry. Purple became a royal color because purple fabric used to be expensive. It was only obtained from one source, the small mollusk, and in only one place, the Tyre region in the Mediterranean Sea. Much like diamonds are rare now, purple became exclusive to the upper echelons of society, and that means royalty back in time.
 
Wellendorff is available in Schwarzschild's at Carry Town. 
 
 

Fashion color 101

Posted by Schwarzschild at 1:39:27 PM in David Yurman (31)

Did you know color can influence your total getup? Colors in general carry meanings that tap into our subconscious channel and mold our biases. Red means energy, active, and enthusiasm, among its most prominent symbols. Yellow is happy and lively. Blue is conservative and stability. Orange, a mix of yellow and red, reflects a sunny disposition and creativity. Green is perhaps the easiest to interpret: nature and harmony. Black is formal while white is pure. Knowing these color meanings is essential to achieving the right fashion for the event, especially on occasions that are not black and white, so to speak. For instance, you can wear orange on a weekend casual meeting with a client to subtly create a positive aura. Whatever color getup that you wear, provide a nice accent like a David Yurman bracelet. They work well with formal and neat casual wear.
 
David Yurman is available in Schwarzschild's at Short Pump Town Center.
 
 

Reminiscing my cheap ring

Posted by Schwarzschild at 1:38:22 PM in Christopher Designs (25)

I recently gave my wife a Christopher Designs Crisscut Emerald and she was visibly impressed. It doesn’t come cheap, but I have a substantial career now (advertising), and I wanted to give her something luxurious just because I could. It was not like that ten years ago. We’re planning to get married and I, the lowly production clerk, had nothing but my declaration of love to show off. I did manage to get her a wedding ring, but rust took over its band a year after our marriage. Buried in my work to secure my newfound life all those years, I kept thinking, one day, I’d give her a truly luxurious ring.  I did it. But sometimes, it’s not luxury that makes a ring priceless. We talked about that rusty ring and had a laugh for the whole night. It sparked off other memories that we have shared over the years. I miss that cheap ring. 
Christopher Designs is available in Schwarzschild's at Alverser Drive.
 
 

Dangerous time

Posted by Schwarzschild at 1:37:08 PM in Ball (25)

It’s a dangerous world out there. That’s the emblematic theme of the Fireman Collection by Ball watches. Their design evokes a sense of urgency, robustness, toughness, and reliability in times of emergencies. Not that Ball expects you to get in this situation—the worst case for you, perhaps, is being told by the boss, “We need to talk”—but the timepiece is reflecting the precision engineering and tough-nut-to-crack craftsmanship that made Ball into an urban marvel. It was one of the “builders” of the railroad-era America, the country’s great leap from a sleeping giant to a superpower. It’s a time when a slight mistake in keeping the trains in time could result in disastrous mishaps. It’s a time when dangerous situations demanded a Ball watch.
 
Ball Watch is available in Schwarzschild's at Carry Town. 
 
 

Don’t Dread the Wedding Speech

Posted by Schwarzschild at 1:35:56 PM in Charles Krypell (27)

We’ve told you about how to craft an engagement ring in a previous post. Hoping that you make it all the way to the wedding now comes another big speech: the wedding vow. The first thing to remember is to keep it natural and simple. Between a scripted, memorized beautiful speech and a stuttering on-the-spot vow, the latter is hands down more appealing (the nervousness adds color to the whole affair). Of course, there are a few tips to remember so you, preferably, don’t stutter. Delve on the past: remind her how you first met her. Create a visual impression of that moment (is it in a restaurant, beach, or office?) and you’ll find it easier to recall things. Then delve on the future: promise her the universe that you’ll take care of her forever as you slip a Charles Krypell on her finger. It’s a simple juxtaposition of the past (the first time you met her), present (during the vow), and future (your promise).
 
Charles Krypell is available in Schwarzschild's at Short Pump Town Center.
 
 

How to make an irresistible engagement speech

Posted by Schwarzschild at 10:38:26 AM in A. Jaffe (25)

Are you planning to pop the question soon? Don’t forget the most important part when asking for her approval. No, it’s not the ring (although an A. Jaffe will help), but your speech. The most memorable engagement scenes are those crafted by words, not by material things. We can’t teach you the best speech for your big day; only guide you on how to put a little magic into your words. First, use her full name to open the speech. That should jolt her a bit.  But follow it up with her nick name or whatever you two use. Second, recall the first time you met her to put nostalgia in the air. Third, and this is the most critical part, tell her specifics; how you’ve found her attractive and knew she’s the one. Mention her hair, her eyes, her traits, her curves if you must. Oh, and don’t forget to ask the question at, and we mean only at, the last part.
 
A. Jaffe is available in Schwarzschild's at Alverser Drive.
 
 

Saturday, March 08, 2014

Always in Touch with time

Posted by Schwarzschild at 10:36:51 AM in Tissot (25)

In this age of high-tech touchscreen, Web-connected gadgets, businesses in almost all industries have no choice but submit to the current compelling trends to survive. When it comes to timekeeping innovations, it’s always best to go with the perennial industry leader — Tissot. Bannered by its ground-breaking Tissot T-Race Touch collection, Tissot has been designing tech-spiced, state-of-the-art timepieces that even the most demanding critics will be obliged to admire. Just like the Tissot T-Race Touch — a definite must-have for people who pursue sports and active lifestyles. Showcasing eleven touch-activated functions, this intelligent watch tells time while flawlessly harmonizing other features of an action-packed way of life. A perfect sports buddy, the Tissot T-Race Touch will surely and comfortably stay on your wrist because of a special synthetic strap. With a few simple touches on the screen, you can record and review all the times and laps you’ve measured, motivating you to push your limits further. It also has a compass and other practical functions.
 
So start taking advantage of this intelligent, multi-functional timepiece and have your own Tissot T-Race Touch, available at Schwarzschild’s on Alverser Drive.
 

Mystical, crimson beauties

Posted by Schwarzschild at 10:35:22 AM in Suna Brothers (22)

Garnet can be found all over the world and is typically known to have reddish tones. Myths from various cultures suggest that garnet is among the oldest of known talismans as it is long considered to have spiritual attributes. Throughout history, aside from being a cherished gemstone, its folklore-endorsed protective energies and curative powers make garnet very important to man. Garnets are also considered to have that sensual aura as they are used to represent primordial fire, intense emotions, and love. Today, garnets, especially the “spessartite” or Mandarin garnet, are popular for their high refractive properties and excellent hardness which make them well-suited as gemstones for various jewelry pieces. 
 
Inspired by the popular mystical and inherent elegance of garnet, Suna Bros. created its Platinum and Garnet Fashion ring. So set your love aflame now with a garnet ring from Suna Bros., available at Schwarzschild’s at Short Pump Town Center.
 
 

Hurry up! It’s a gold rush

Posted by Schwarzschild at 10:34:12 AM in Slane (22)

Sisters Heath and Landon Slane, considered to be instrumental in elevating the status of sterling silver in fine jewelry, are setting their sights — and elegant design concepts — on gold for 2014. In a bold move to expand their 18k gold collection launched mid last year, the visionary and innovative sister-sister jewelry designing team is bolstering Slane’s gold pieces, which are offered into two main categories: core (high-end type) and atelier (one-off and limited edition). Typical to most of their offerings, Slane gold is different from those of others as it has a unique color — yellow and green 18k gold alloy brushed to generate texture and a smooth finish, which assumes its own patina after a long time. Slane’s 18k gold stackable rings, which had already established a large following, are adorned with diamonds, rubies, rhodolites, and moonstones.
 
Find those easy, chic gold pieces from Slane at Schwarzschild’s at Carry Town.
 
 

For mother

Posted by Schwarzschild at 10:32:49 AM in Swiss Army (24)

In 1909, Victorinox Swiss Army founder Karl Elsener named his company after her beloved mom, Victoria, as a loving tribute of a son to his mother. When stainless steel — acier inoxydable in French or “inox” for short — was introduced into the company product line in 1921, Victoria became Victorinox. Such immortal bond between mother and son is further expressed in the company’s ever-growing Victoria Collection of classic timepieces dedicated for the founder's mother. Tranquil and elegantly feminine, the new Victoria Diamond Victorinox Swiss Army watch is naturally straightforward and simple, just like any loving mother. But don’t get fooled by its simplicity because this watch actually boasts of many exciting features. It is scratch-resistant with its triple-coated anti-reflective sapphire crystal, is water resistant up to 100m as well as a 28 mm stainless steel case and stainless steel bracelet. What's more, the Victoria Diamond features a charming bezel set with 56 full-cut diamonds totalling to around 0.38 carats.
 
Truly feminine, timeless, and exquisitely understated, the Victoria Diamond Victorinox Swiss Army watch is simply perfect for any occasion. Get one now at Schwarzschild’s on Alverser Drive.
 
 

Small but mighty

Posted by Schwarzschild at 10:31:16 AM in Roberto Coin (25)

Every long journey starts with that small first step. The little things — such as the often unnoticed acts of kindness and love — are those that really matter the most. Inspired by the “gigantic” impact of small things, fine Italian jeweler Roberto Coin created his Tiny Treasures Collection. A selection of playful 18 carat gold earrings, pendants, and bracelets, Tiny Treasure pieces are available in a various shapes and designs adorned with full cut diamonds. This includes selections such as the well-known Roberto Coin “Circle Pendant,” which symbolizes the balance of life, and the diminutive yet boldly exquisite Inside-Outside Diamond Hoop Earrings. These alluring, vintage earrings glow from the inside out and are a definite must-have for every lady of all ages.
 
Find these petite yet gradoise classic treasures at Schwarzschild’s at Short Pump Town Center, an authorized Roberto Coin dealer.
 

The cool, protective “seawater” birthstone

Posted by Schwarzschild at 10:29:38 AM in Pandora (22)

The word "aquamarine" came from two Latin words, “aqua” meaning water and “marina” or the sea. Legend says that this elegant gemstone was believed to protect sailors and ensures safety in sea travels. The innate tranquility of this bluish gemstone is known to calm one’s temper, enabling the wearer to be collected and level-headed. This bluish birthstone of March is considered to guarantee a long and happy marriage as well as bespeak one’s desire to make new friends. The Pandora Sterling Charm Bracelet with Frosted Aquamarine’s cool, light tone gorgeously complements summer and spring attires. This elegant aquamarine bracelet is a perfect gift for those born in March or others who simply love serenity, peace and, of course, chic fashion.
 
Find this cool and charming Pandora Aquamarine Charm Bracelet at Schwarzschild’s at Carry Town.
 
 

Sublime symphony

Posted by Schwarzschild at 10:26:28 AM in Raymond Weil (23)

Giuseppe Verdi’s classic opera “Nabucco” chronicles the turbulent plight and exodus of the Jews under the hands of the Babylonian King Nabucco (Nebuchadnezzar in English). Amidst the significant issues that surrounded this opera's release in 1842, Nabucco is indubitably the defining opus that elevated Verdi as among the greatest composers of all time. To salute this masterpiece, Raymond Weil launched the similarly classic Nabucco Collection — a selection of polished, well-engineered timepieces that radiate the distinguished, compelling and seriously masculine character for the strong-minded men of today and beyond. Launched in 2007, this collection showcases exclusive designs, powerful proportions and the innovative, pioneering use of state-of-the-art materials — rose gold, titanium, rubber, stainless steel and carbon fiber. Each Nabucco timepiece echoes the bold mechanical innovation, design expertise and remarkable watchmaking tradition of the watchmaker.
 
Get your own sleek Nabucco watch at Schwarzschild’s on Alverser Drive, an authorized Raymond Weil dealer.
 
 

Saturday, March 01, 2014

Elegance that beckons

Posted by Schwarzschild at 10:20:12 AM in Mikimoto (29)

Helen of Troy, according to Greek mythology, was believed to be so alluringly beautiful that legend says that she had the bewitching irresistible “face that launched a thousand ships”. Just like Helen, Mikimoto created the desirably elegant Lure Necklace. Showcasing the allure and distinction of water opals, this piece offers a sense of magic to the Mikimoto Lure Suite. Adorned with a water opal, platinum and rose gold flower, the double strand White South Sea Baroque cultured pearl necklace can lure onlookers towards the mystical water opal. Considered to be a magical stone, water opals assume an array of different hues from greens to purples and oranges to blues as well as elicit one’s passion to witness what lies underneath towards the lustrous diamond set below.
 
It’s hard to resist this tempting piece from Mikimoto Exclusives — so get one now at Schwarzschild’s at Short Pump Town Center.
 
 

Dealing with mood swings, in style

Posted by Schwarzschild at 10:18:42 AM in Metalsmiths Sterling (21)

A mood swing is a clear change in a person’s mood. Everyone undergoes mood swings because it’s a very natural thing to get affected by happy and sad events. Despite the absence of scientific evidence, many still continue to believe that the moon — through its different phases — also affects our mood swings, in the same manner as how they affect the tides. But whatever mood you are in, Metalsmiths Sterling always has a fashion statement that you’ll surely embrace in its Lunetta lockets which feature interchangeable moons to address your mood. Available in sterling silver, rose gold-dipped sterling silver, and gold-dipped sterling silver, you can always change the look of the locket to suit your day.
 
Sure, we can’t control everything, but with Metalsmiths Sterling's Lunetta lockets, you can always come first in style…whatever mood you are in. Find one at Schwarzschild’s at Carry Town, an authorized dealer.
 
 

Sleep is a serious matter

Posted by Schwarzschild at 10:15:56 AM in A. Jaffe (25)

In today’s hustle and bustle world, a long, deep sleep is an elusive indulgence for many, maybe as luxurious as a holiday trip overseas. Truth be told, millions and millions of people all over the world are suffering from severe sleep disorders. But fret no more because real sleep is likely just a few winks away. Presenting the revolutionary Philip Stein Sleep Bracelet. Powered by the luxury watchmaker’s proprietary Natural Frequency Technology, this special bracelet functions as an antenna that harnesses natural frequencies in the environment and converts them to become “relax” messages for the human body. Based on a study, when worn at night or during sleep, this bracelet helps human cells produce melatonin around 20 percent more than those not exposed to Natural Frequency Technology. 
 
So be it in the comfort of your own bedroom or when making long air travels, a long relaxing sleep is sure to come your way. Get your own Philip Stein Sleep Bracelet at Schwarzschild’s on Alverser Drive.
 
 

True love is for “toujours”

Posted by Schwarzschild at 10:14:46 AM in Memoire (23)

Imagine that you’re somewhere in France, in a homey café, and you overheard a couple in a nearby table say “pour toujours” (for always) to each other in a romantic tone, they’re definitely expressing their deep love for each other. Typically meaning “always” in English, “toujours” is a French word that may also mean other similar things or expressions like "all along," "ever more," and "forever". Within the same perpetual spirit that Mémoire created its exclusive Toujours Collection — a line of elegant jewelry designed to express infinite love and absolute devotion. Just like these charming Mémoire 18 ct. white gold heart earrings on wires that feature some lovely tri-spaced diamonds. A definite token of love…to be cherished for always.
 
Find Mémoire at Schwarzschild’s at Short Pump Town Center, an authorized dealer.
 
 

Commemorating anniversaries

Posted by Schwarzschild at 10:13:20 AM in Martin Flyer (24)

After one love-filled year, the traditional gift is mother of pearl, then garnet in the second, followed by blue topaz, amethyst, tourmaline, and crystal in the tenth. On the twentieth is emerald, pearl after ten more years, then ruby, diamond and sapphire on the 65th. So what is this list for? Your guess is probably correct — these are customary gemstone gifts for wedding anniversaries. The tradition of gift-giving for wedding anniversaries dates back to the glory days of the Roman Empire. Even monarchs and political leaders send congratulatory messages to couples celebrating their 50th anniversaries. While rituals and mores vary in different cultures and countries, the deep, ardent love that couples share for each other is universal. 
 
And if you want to be sure with your anniversary gift — wherever you are and which anniversary will be celebrated — there’s Martin Flyer Classic Diamond Anniversary Band. With a 14k white gold eternity shared prong, this iconic piece is a definite must-have to celebrate timeless love.
 
Schwarzschild’s at Carry Town is an authorized Martin Flyer dealer.
 
 

Exalting sports greatness

Posted by Schwarzschild at 10:12:15 AM in Omega (25)

In line with the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games, Omega has launched three commemorative timepieces to glorify the Olympic spirit and the hospitality of the host nation. The Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean “Sochi 2014” is one of these three awesome limited edition watches, launched a year prior to the actual winter games. Featuring a 45.5mm brushed and polished stainless steel with matching bracelet, this men’s timepiece is the perfect companion of Olympians as it has several exclusive sporting features. Its one-directional rotating diving bezel is equipped with a matt black ceramic ring with a drivers’ chromium nitride scale. It also has a minute hand that emits green light similar to the dot at 12 o-clock, both of which are very helpful for swimmers as this design allows the wearer to make quick glances at the time even amidst extreme competition. This robust timepiece is powered by the Omega Co-Axial calibre 8500 movement, making it exceed even the most pressing competitive Olympic settings.
 
Get one now at Schwarzschild’s on Alverser Drive, an authorized Omega dealer.
 
 

Pure Indian enchantment

Posted by Schwarzschild at 10:10:43 AM in Marco Bicego (29)

Jaipur is an enchanting city in India named after its founding ruler, Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II. Known as the Pink City of India, Jaipur is a planned metropolis based on the Indian Vastu Shastra — a Vedic architectural approach to provide people with prosperity and comfort, as evidenced by the harmonious direction of streets, markets, and other major places. Highly captivated by this major tourist attraction, Marco Bicego created its Jaipur Collection to capture an alluring tropical Indian twilight and to celebrate the city’s deep tradition of gemstone carving. Showcasing a unique faceted cut by Marco Bicego, every Jaipur Collection piece has been meticulously hand selected for particular composition and color, not to mention the highly-detailed texturing and hand engraving to give gold better depth. The result — jewelry pieces of seamless fusion of traditional craftsmanship and modern splendor which Marco Bicego is known for.
 
Schwarzschild’s at Short Pump Town Center is an authorized Marco Bicego dealer.
 
 

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