Saturday, April 26, 2014

Importance of Sleep

Posted by Schwarzschild at 2:53:34 PM in Philip Stein (20)

In our hurried workaholic culture, it’s easy to take sleep for granted. Some of us even regard sleep as an act of laziness; time that can be reallocated to work instead. But health researches advise us not to scrimp on sleep for six reason. First, sleep improves our learning ability and memory. Second, sleep improves our metabolism and weight by balancing hormones to control our appetite. Third, sleep lowers risk of accidents especially in blue-collar tasks like machine operations or long-haul driving. Fourth, it improves mood, allowing you to create better relationships. Fifth, sleep protects you against cardiovascular disease. Lastly, sleep reinforces your immune system against diseases. That’s six reasons why you may want to invest in a Philip Stein patented Natural Frequency technology, which helps you gain better sleeping. Philip Stein is available at Schwarzschild's in Short Pump Town Center.

Engaging question

Posted by Schwarzschild at 2:51:54 PM in Memoire (23)

There’s a nagging question about engagement rings: how much should it be? It’s convenient to give the answer: how much can you afford? But it should not be. There’s more to engagement rings than price. What makes it special is the manner the man acquires them. For instance, a man with a median income saving up his paychecks to buy a Mémoire, which is quite luxurious, is tenfold more special than a billionaire asking his aide to buy a Mémoire for him on the spot. Engagement rings are just a symbol of your partner’s love and commitment, and the difficulty (or lack of it) in buying the ring reflects these traits. As for the billionaire, he’d better off looking for a custom made ring that incorporates his design suggestions to impress his loved one. Mémoire is available at Schwarzschild's in Alverser Drive.

Should you return the engagement ring?

Posted by Schwarzschild at 2:48:26 PM in Martin Flyer (24)

When things didn’t work out between you and your partner like a fairy tale’s end, the inevitable question pops up: should you return the engagement or wedding ring? The easy answer is yes; it is, after all, a symbol of your man’s commitment, which didn’t push through anyway. But what if it’s a really expensive luxury diamond like a Martin Flyer? The premise is that an engagement ring is a conditional gift and can be revoked when you uncouple. Never mind the ring’s value. If you want to maintain an air of dignity and respect, even if you’ve been wronged, the ring goes with the man. Jennifer Lopez understood this and gave her ring back to Marc Anthony despite being together for many years. Martin Flyer is available at Schwarzschild's in Short Pump Town Center.

Do You Have What It Takes to Wear a Constellation?

Posted by Schwarzschild at 2:47:06 PM in Omega (26)

Can you marry elegance with precision engineering? With Omega you can. A masterpiece of Swiss movement technology, Omega is also the epitome of luxury, a signature reserved for the select few. People wear Omega to get accurate time all the time, as much as they wear this timepiece to show the world of their sophisticated bearing. They can’t be blamed especially if you’ve seen the Omega Constellation Double Eagle 4-Counters. It projects the elegance and royal heritage of golf, sporting a rugged elegance. This model features an 18K gold casing with sporty dials in matte black. A black rubber strap with a satin-brushed foldover clasp secures this masterpiece on your wrist, with its bottom revealing the precision clockwork inside. Not everyone will have the chance to wear the Omega Constellation. Omega is available at Schwarzschild's in Alverser Drive.

A Flair for Uniqueness

Posted by Schwarzschild at 2:44:29 PM in Marco Bicego (31)

Marco Bicego belongs to that rare jewelry brand that creates its own flair while maintaining the sincere passion of an artist. Each Marco Bicego piece seems to have been created by Marco himself; even as we know the luxury jewelry brand keeps a team of artists as passionate as the man himself. Perhaps its Marco’s deep commitment to unique jewelry craftsmanship that beckons to his artists to achieve the same level of artistry and perfection. This uniqueness is best reflected in Marco Bicego’s Unico collection, a line of gemstones strewn together with no two stones exactly alike. Unico is Marco’s boast of exclusivity, the bragging rights you earn once you wear his jewelry. The pieces keep a slew of unusual shapes, while maintain a consistent tone of elegance. Only a Marco Bicego can achieve this artistry. Marco Bicego is available at Schwarzschild's in Short Pump Town Center.

timeless, classic, watch

Posted by Schwarzschild at 2:43:21 PM in Konstantino (28)

Konstantino marks its own signature in luxury jewelry with a strong focus on ancient Greek mythology, architecture, arts, and culture. Its whole collections are made in Athens, the birthplace of western civilization and harbinger of high artisanship and craftsmanship. Konstantino bangles feature the allure of gold and gemstones matched with sterling silver. They are a vivid picture of contrasting hues and material, one of the favorite approaches by artists in Classical Greece. They reflect opulence that reminds you of the Olympus gods, who surround themselves in luxurious lifestyle. The signature liberally uses floral motifs that represent the gifts of heaven. Carved in intricate style, the flowers provide a lavish high art of the Classical Age. Likewise, Konstantino gives you a liberal dash of allusions to ancient Greece, such as the oracle and mythology. Konstantino is available at Schwarzschild's in Carry Town.

Timeless Classic

Posted by Schwarzschild at 2:41:57 PM in Hamilton Watch (29)

A timepiece doesn’t only tell you time. It tells a lot about your taste. Are you the outdoor-going type? Or you prefer the quiet of indoors? Do you demand luxury or you opt for function first? If you prefer an enduring style, then the Hamilton Timeless Classic collection is for you. It features distinct early American fashion combined with the accuracy of Swiss movement. The Spirit of Liberty is reminiscent of turn-of-the-century New York, an age of European migration that propelled America’s great leap to innovation. The Boulton Quartz features the elegance of the twenties inspired by the decade’s experimental exploration of shapes and styles. Meantime, the Railroad Auto Chrono throws us back to the golden era of trains, when people relied much on their timepieces to keep tab of arrivals and departures. The Hamilton Timeless Classic line truly captures time in elegance. Hamilton Watch is available at Schwarzschild's in Short Pump Town Center.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

High Class

Posted by Schwarzschild at 2:40:34 PM in Kirk Kara (30)

Not all diamond rings are created equal. Some are created to be a Kirk Kara. The luxury diamond jewelry brand exudes an extraordinary elegance that stands the test of time. It’s contemporary without losing its classic roots. Featuring a delicate ribbon embrace setting, the Kirk Kara rings showcase intricate lines that lead the eye to the luxurious solitaire diamond. The prong provides a firm hold of the diamond, while the band displays an equally lavish showcase of tiny diamonds. The Kirk Kara rings are celebrated for their confident attempts to come up with opulent designs in the face of the more subdued contemporary styles of today. Kirk Kara diamonds rings are easily a symbol of high class, the ring designed for a select sophisticated few.
Kirk Kara is available at Schwarzschild's at Short Pump Town Center.

Happy Luxury

Posted by Schwarzschild at 2:39:23 PM in Judith Ripka (22)

If there is one characteristic that unites Judith Ripka Essentials jewelry pieces, it’s luxurious chaos amidst an explosion of playful colors. The gemstones provide a glimmering world of hues teasing your senses. At first glance, the detailed designs seem to burst out with no order, but Judith Ripka created a brilliant style that showcases an irony in luxury jewelry: creating order through chaos. The signature jeweler knows when to shower her pieces with intricate styles and when to subdue them with simple elegance. The gems are set in a seamless grace, exuding a polished charm that fits any glamorous occasion. The bracelets embrace various elements in random fashion with the sterling silver providing the backdrop. They are complemented by purple and pink earrings for accents. Wear them and exude the happy, elegant air of a Judith Ripka.
Judith Ripka Essentials is available at Schwarzschild's in Alverser Drive.

Hallmark of Reliability and Style

Posted by Schwarzschild at 2:38:11 PM in Breitling (27)

It’s the epitome of timekeeping performance and Swiss luxury. Breitling is the choice of professionals whose work demands time accuracy down to the millisecond. Pilots, divers, racers… they keep tab on time not a fraction of second delayed nor advanced, even as Breitling gives them a watch they can wear in style. For one, the Super Avenger Military Limited watch belongs to the elite line of Breitling masterpieces. It’s every pilot’s dream, perhaps, to feel its rugged steel case and carbon-based black coating on their wrist. But it’s the inside of this exclusive watch that truly impresses. Water-resistant for up to 300 meters, with clockwork 24-hour military time, equipped with self-winding movement, the Super Avenger is the benchmark for precision engineering in watches. It is chronometer-certified by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute, a hallmark of reliability with a flair for fashion.
Breitling is available at Schwarzschild's at Short Pump Town Center.

Natural luxury

Posted by Schwarzschild at 2:36:59 PM in John Hardy (29)

What better way to appreciate Bali-based John Hardy jewelry than wearing one of its bamboo-inspired collections. The smooth, natural surface of the bamboo is represented in precious metals across this John Hardy line. It’s an iconic symbol for the brand, reflecting what the signature stands for:  strong craftsmanship, Balinese traditional jewelry-making and commitment to sustainability while maintaining a standard of elegance and luxury. The Bamboo Ring with Diamond Pave is lined with scintillating tiny diamonds in the middle. Likewise, the Bamboo Three Row Necklace with Black Sapphire matches a black and white formal dress. Complement it with the Bamboo Wide Flex Cuff in sterling silver and the Bamboo Wide Ring in sterling silver also. The John Hardy Bamboo collection gives you an opportunity to flaunt luxury in its natural element.
John Hardy is available at Schwarzschild's on Alverser Drive.

Brace for luxury

Posted by Schwarzschild at 2:35:50 PM in A. Jaffe (25)

Hearts on Fire has been touted as the world’s most perfectly cut diamonds. When these diamonds are set in a bracelet, the result is nothing short of astounding. Hearts on Fire exhibits a wide selection of diamond bracelets that are sure to impress your loved one. From the elaborate to simple linear styles, these bracelets are unmatched in their category when it comes to elegance and lavishness. The Copley Link Bracelet, for one, features a total carat weight of 3.25. It features intricate weaving of 18k yellow gold with platinum highlights. It perfectly suits any fashionable event, be it a formal date or gala night. For a simpler look, the Copley Single Station Bracelet exudes a delicate feel featuring an eye-catching minute chains of 18k yellow gold with a solitaire pendant hosting seven Hearts on Fire diamonds.
Hearts On Fire is available at Schwarzschild's on Alverser Drive.

The Classics

Posted by Schwarzschild at 2:34:18 PM in Baume & Mercier (23)

Baume & Mercier combines luxury, classic feel and functionality in one impressive piece. Its Classima collection reflects the signature’s heritage in watch craftsmanship and design deeply rooted in Swiss precision technology. The Classima 8833 gents watch presents a neat, regale air that you can wear every day at the office or in black-and-white affairs. It features an open balance in its automatic movement and a steel bracelet. On the other hand, the Classima 8485 comes with a quartz movement and a leather strap for a more casual look. Its simple style works well with khakis and even golf shorts. For a more elegant style, the Classima 10037 is set in red gold and black leather strap. It features an automatic movement with date function. It perfectly suits a fine dining date.
Baume & Mercier is available at Schwarzschild's in Carry Town. 

Childish ideas

Posted by Schwarzschild at 2:32:59 PM in David Yurman (31)

If you want to impress a VIP guest or prospect, instead of giving him or her a luxurious gift, give his or her kid one. It’s a unique idea, one that your VIP target may find hard to resist. David Yurman has that luxurious jewelry line for children, combing elegance with innocence. The Cable Kids Lock Charm with Gold on Chain is made of sterling silver and 18k yellow gold for a truly top-of-the-line gift. The lock charm also has a mini box chain. Likewise, the Cable Kids Necklace with Gold features a playful butterfly as pendant, which is also set in sterling silver and 18k yellow gold. You can also try the Cable Kids February Birthstone (or another birthstone month) with Amethyst and Gold on Chain Necklace. It’s lavish, but maintains a childish air with its mini box chain.
David Yurman is available at Schwarzschild's on Alverser Drive.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Carnal luxury

Posted by Schwarzschild at 2:31:36 PM in Yvel (21)

There’s a ruggedness and rustic feel in luxury signature Yvel’s sapphire Rainbow collection. The pink, red, white and maroon hues are toned down without losing their charm. At once you’re transported to a lucidly setting sun in African savannah. Raw yet beautiful, unrefined but elegant, the sapphire jewelry line is bohemian at its best. The styles are defined by sensory names, such as, sensual sapphire, desirable sapphire, alluring multicolor, romantic and seductive sapphires. The jewelry pieces—earrings and necklaces—in fact, are their names, mirroring our most carnal senses. They draw the eyes towards the chiseled gemstone, profiled by 18k yellow gold. The Yvel sapphire collection is as natural as a rainbow or an African plain against a golden sunset. Yvel captures nature at its best.
Yvel is available at Schwarzschild's on Alverser Drive.

Masterpieces in little pieces

Posted by Schwarzschild at 2:30:20 PM in Wellendorf (21)

A Wellendorff piece represents the first luxurious German jewelry. It has the mystic of German perfection and a dash of antiquity and arts. The signature jewelry popularized the moving rings, but it also made a mark as one of the most exquisite styles in luxury jewelry. Wellendorff rings are bold, betraying its Germanic roots of bravery. Its designers are not afraid to veer away from the neat (but sometimes boringly predictable) platinum lines of expensive collections. Rather, Wellendorff rings feature purple, flashy red, deep black and bright yellow, while allowing these loud colors to blend with precious metals and gems. At the hands of an inexperienced jeweler, these styles can easily turn tacky, but in the Wellendorff artist’s deft hands, the rings become masterpieces worthy of their own gallery.
Wellendorff is available at Schwarzschild's at Carry Town. 

The Tissot Advantage

Posted by Schwarzschild at 2:29:15 PM in Tissot (27)

One way of projecting luxury is to wear an elegant watch. Many people judge your importance and value by the watch you wear. Although it’s true wearing a more popular signature will assure you of respect from colleagues, sometimes, it can backfire. After all, exclusivity is a function of the truly wealthy. It’s the advantage of wearing a Tissot. It’s Swiss luxury without the mass appeal simply because not too many know a Tissot. But once they see its elegant lines, the masterfully engineered strokes of its dials and its wide array of chic and graceful styles, they know at once it’s a brand reserved for a few. Some of the signature’s admirable designs are: the Touch Collection; T-Sport; T-Trend; and T-Gold. All models feature Swiss precision and luxury. 
Tissot is available at Schwarzschild's at Short Pump Town Center.

How to flaunt luxury

Posted by Schwarzschild at 2:28:04 PM in Christopher Designs (25)

Sometimes you just have to reveal it. You deserve it. You worked hard for it. We’d understand if you bare it all.  Your wealth, that is. But showcasing your wealth by throwing or giving away money is tacky. It’s an art that requires a refined strategy. Here are some ways how you can flaunt wealth without trying hard. Buy a really expensive car. The more exclusive, the better. Travel to exotic places and post tons of photos in your social networks. Wear brands from feet to head, including shoes, suits and scents. Party hard and party at the right place where the rich hang out. Buy a really big house and live elsewhere. It’s an investment for your wealth, not a residence. Lastly, accessorize. Wear signatures like Christopher Designs diamonds and heads will sure agree—you’re made.
Christopher Designs is available at Schwarzschild's on Alverser Drive.

Human endurance knows no boundaries

Posted by Schwarzschild at 2:26:49 PM in Ball (25)

What drives a man to break a world record? To flaunt his skills and abilities? To exude extreme talent? To prove to the world that he is the best? We think not. Breaking a world record is personal. The real competition is within the athlete, himself or herself. It’s the passion to do things better, to achieve greater heights, not to impress others, but as living proof to push humanity’s progress farther and better. It’s the same drive that pushed Guillaume Nery to break the world record on free diving (without aid of breathing equipment) at minus 125 meters in September of last year. Nery pushed the boundaries of human endurance against a tough environment. It’s the same characteristics shared by Ball watches, Nery’s choice of timepiece.
Ball Watch is available at Schwarzschild's on Alverser Drive.

Color meanings

Posted by Schwarzschild at 2:25:34 PM in Charles Krypell (30)

Charles Krypell offers you a line of truly luxurious diamond jewelry, from rings and necklaces,  earrings to bracelets. The signature jewelry features white, yellow, pink and blue diamonds to grace your choice of Charles Krypell piece. Beyond their elegance, these diamonds have their color meanings, whose traits can mirror the owner’s personality. Yellow represents the sun and means happiness, a joyful outlook in life. White suggests clouds or heaven, which is pure and exudes innocence. Pink symbolizes the delicate touch of femininity. It can also mean luxury. Lastly, blue reflects the steady presence of the sea and sky. It lends an air of confidence, a steady foundation where the world rests on. It pays to know these color meanings the better to match a Charles Krypell jewelry piece with your intention or the recipient’s nature.
Charles Krypell is available at Schwarzschild's at Carry Town. 

Where to wear your A. Jaffe

Posted by Schwarzschild at 2:24:32 PM in A. Jaffe (25)

It’s one of the most elegant diamond engagement rings. The A. Jaffe name is synonymous to unparalleled luxury, so it’s only fitting to wear in any of the top five wealthiest cities in the world, right? For our top city, head off to Tokyo, Japan with a GDP of $1.5 billion. It’s also one of the most expensive places in the world. Don’t want to leave America? Then check New York City, whose real estate and luxury lifestyle contribute much to the city’s $1.2 billion GDP. If you’re starry eyed, Los Angeles is our third wealthiest in the list with $789 billion GDP. It’s also home to Hollywood and celebrities’ ritzy life and whims. For an Asian feel, Seoul offers you and your A. Jaffe a place to flaunt wealth. With $779 billion GDP, it made the cut among the wealthiest cities. Lastly, old world London is a royal choice to showcase luxury; the world’s fifth most expensive city.
A. Jaffe is available at Schwarzschild's on Alverser Drive.

Saturday, April 05, 2014

Color meanings

Posted by Schwarzschild at 2:21:43 PM in Suna Brothers (22)

Colors affect us much more than we might imagine. Psychologists have long accepted that certain colors evoke specific emotional triggers in us, albeit most of these happen in the subconscious level. Red, for example, means energetic and active. Yellow is happy and positive. Blue is steadfast and confident. Green is nature. Pink can be feminine or luxury, which makes Suna Bros. a perfect fit as  woman’s luxury jewelry. Its pink diamonds evoke delicate femininity, while exuding a luxurious elegance. Pink diamonds are rare, which makes them more valuable than regular diamonds. In the hands of a master jeweler like Suna Bros. pink diamonds become even more lavish. In fact, they have graced celebrity fingers including Jennifer Lopez, Maria Sharapova and Mariah Carey. 
Suna Bros. is available at Schwarzschild's in Alverser Drive.

Don’t bungle bangles

Posted by Schwarzschild at 2:20:32 PM in Slane (22)

Bangles and bracelets add audacity to your bare wrist.  When worn properly they even add elegance and sophistication. But they, especially bangles, can be cumbersome and easy to mismatch and get tacky if you’re not careful. Make sure to only mix complementary bangles and bracelets. Stick to a theme, for instance, group together same materials like precious metals. Likewise, wear less bangles in a formal attire; conversely, don’t be afraid to stack them up in casual, even outdoor, activities. Another important factor is to ensure the bangles match the color of your clothing. Silver is almost always safe for most colors, but gold should be carefully selected. It does look out of place in yellow and blue tones, but look impressive in red. Slane has a collection of excellent bangles and bracelets that you can mix and match for formal and informal occasions. 
Slane is available at Schwarzschild's on Alverser Drive.

Swiss victories

Posted by Schwarzschild at 2:19:07 PM in Swiss Army (24)

The Victorinox Swiss Army is more than just a collection of little implements in your pocket. It’s a collection of dramatic stories that people around the world had experienced with this iconic knife. Here are some of them. In 1938, a farmer almost lost his horse and cart to a swamp, but, thanks to the Swiss Army knife, he was able to cut the harness in time to free the horses just as they started sinking.  In 1999, a daughter gifted her fisherman father a pocket knife. One day, the father got entangled with the shrimp net that almost took him into the deep water and sure death. He was able to cut loose with the knife he always held in his pocket. And here’s one of the weirdest tests for the knife. A man was eating a fish platter when a bone got stuck in his throat. Gasping for air, he reached to his Swiss knife, used the tweezers and plucked out the bone just in time. 
Swiss Army is available at Schwarzschild's at Carry Town.

How to wear a brooch

Posted by Schwarzschild at 2:17:45 PM in Roberto Coin (29)

Brooches are nice little luxury pieces that can add elegance to your overall appearance. But don’t just wear them randomly; there’s an art in wearing brooches if you want to express a sophisticated fashion taste and not a clumsy attempt to look fashionable. First, look for brooches with designs that you’re comfortable with, such as flowers, butterflies and animals. Don’t force yourself to wear one that you hate. It will look gawky on you even if you don’t say it. Second, pay attention to the general feel of the brooch. Make sure it doesn’t hamper your clothing or your movement. Third, collect brooches. The fun part is in mixing and matching brooches with varied clothing so you appear more exciting and fresh. Even old brooches can be reused with new ones as long as you balance the tone and look. An excellent starting point is with Roberto Coin’s finely crafted butterfly brooches.
Roberto Coin is available at Schwarzschild's in Alverser Drive.

Charming story

Posted by Schwarzschild at 2:16:28 PM in Pandora (22)

Far from being trivial, charms have an enchanting appeal to a luxury jewelry lover. They carry stories, a gift from someone special, maybe, or a small but meaningful reward for a particular accomplishment. They can also stand for an occasion, a special day that you commemorate with a particular design. Likewise, charms can symbolize an emotion or feelings. For instance, giving a purple charm represents a romantic attachment to the recipient. When it comes to charms, Pandora Jewelry stands out. You have over sixty charm choices, each one with its unique flavor. Wear it every day or on specialdays. The Pandora charms fit almost any silver, gold or platinum bracelet. Better yet, explore the possibilities of the charm. Wear it as a pendant or as a bag accessory. It’s your charm, your story that the piece carries.
Pandora Jewelry is available at Schwarzschild's on Alverser Drive.

Men: How to dress elegantly every day

Posted by Schwarzschild at 2:15:20 PM in Raymond Weil (23)

Power dressing also means neat dressing for men. What we wear makes a lasting impression, so if you hold a job that requires impressing a client or the big bosses, you should dress neatly every day. It takes calculated steps to achieve a smooth appearance daily, so here are some tips. First, prefer non-pleated over pleated pants. The former creates a simpler but neat look; besides pleated belongs to the eighties and nineties. Likewise, tighter pants and suits (but not too tight) create a leaner and sleeker look than wide and loose clothing. They exude precision, and that counts when you want to be perceived as a decisive. You should also choose a simple yet elegant dress watch like a Raymond Weil. Nothing fancy, but purely well-designed and tasteful. These are the traits of real class. 
Raymond Weil is available at Schwarzschild's at Carry Town.

One of a kind pearls

Posted by Schwarzschild at 2:14:02 PM in Mikimoto (30)

When it comes to pearl jewelry Mikimoto is synonymous to exclusive design. It has one of the most beautiful pearl collections exhibiting the Japanese perfection of cultured pearls for over a century now. The pearls achieve a subtle inner glow that teases the senses. Furthermore, each piece forms uniquely that no two Mikimoto pearls are exactly alike. Yet the pearls have a fluid, unblemished surface and shape, making the Mikimoto pearl strands one of the sought after luxury jewelry. Combined with yellow gold and diamonds, the Mikimoto necklaces reach an elegant high that impresses even the most discerning pearl buyer. One of the most striking pearl pieces is the Spring Ring, a collation of yellow gold, pink and purple sapphires, Paraiba tourmalines, amethysts and diamonds that create a truly rich luxury. 
Mikimoto is available at Schwarzschild's at Short Pump Town Center.


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