Friday, July 31, 2015

Pearl fashion

Posted by Schwarzschild at 11:36:43 PM in Mikimoto (30)

Pearls like Mikimoto evoke sophistication and style. However, if you're not stylish, you can easily spoil its elegance with overwhelming accents or wrong combinations. If it's your first time to switch to pearl fashion, start simple. Wear a single pearl necklace. Once you get comfortable with it, move on to exploring more intricate designs. For example, you can layer pearl necklaces on top of each other, combining long and short ones to create depth. You can even layer a pearl necklace over a gold or silver necklace to project contrast. As you gain confidence on your pearl style, go chunky by wearing more opulent styles with multiple stones and shapes. Put a trivial accent like a girly bow for added impact. Chunky pearls work well with a trenchcoat and blazer, so despite their bold statements, you can wear them in corporate meetings without coming across as lavish.
Mikimoto is available at Schwarzschild's on Alverser Drive.

Denim + sterling silver

Posted by Schwarzschild at 11:34:53 PM in Metalsmiths Sterling (21)

Sterling silver jewelry like Metalsmiths Sterling goes well with a pair of denim jeans. However, wearing denims, no matter how casual, is an acquired taste that merits a few fashion tips. Choose the lighter side of blue for jeans or wear white. Light colors complement the silver tone of the jewelry, whether you're wearing a necklace, bracelet, or earrings. The tomboy look is in vogue today; wear the denim with heels and a cropped shirt for that rogue attitude. You can also place stylish zipper at the bottom end. Likewise, denim overalls can work well when you wear sneakers. Other fashionistas swear putting patches create bold but nice accents to the jeans. These are some of the ways you can play around denim jeans, but go ahead and try your style that works nicely with your sterling silver jewelry.
Metalsmiths Sterling is available at Schwarzschild's at Short Pump Town Center.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Made for a lifetime

Posted by Schwarzschild at 5:00:00 AM in Memoire (23)

Mémoire is famous the world over for its exquisite lines of impressive jewelry designs. This, actually is just one part of the story behind the famed jeweler. More than beauty and elegance, Mémoire is actually also very much into the strength and sturdiness over time. The jewelry company uses extruded mountings that are much more compressed compared conventional cast mounts, thus enabling a more enduring piece. Just like Mémoire's Pétite Prong collection, which are designed to be heirlooms meant to be passed from one generation to the next. Using its trademarked design of two small prongs, Mémoire's original shared prong mounting firmly secure the diamonds to allow them to truly assume the center stage and scintillate. After employing the hot extrusion procedure, gems are cut using top-of-the-line laser technology to achieve precision. With Memoire Pétite Prong, you have beauty and strength that will last beyond infinity.
Mémoire is available at Schwarzschild's at Short Pump Town Center.

A Legacy of Music and Time

Posted by Schwarzschild at 5:00:00 AM in Philip Stein (20)

What do Philip Stein and international music start Lea Salonga have in common? For CEO and co-founder Will Stein, the company and world-acclaimed Filipino singer share the same values of "passion, excellence, and purpose." In early July 2015, Philip Stein unveiled its Legacy Collection watches, which Ms. Salonga collaborated in the design. This limited edition Philip Stein comes in stainless steel oval cases, mineral glass with sapphire coating, mother of peal dials, and topped with a silver sunray finish. The oval shape design was made specifically to enable a dual time zone feature, which is a must for sought-after international artists like Ms. Salonga. The watch also has an interchangeable silf calf strap in teal blue, a G-clef on the number six on the lower dial and is packages in a special black wooden box, with with two extra straps and even a personal note from the singer.
Get your own Philip Stein Legacy Collection timepieces at Schwarzschild's on Alverser Drive.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Anniversary rings

Posted by Schwarzschild at 8:30:00 AM in Martin Flyer (24)

Martin Flyer offers a wide selection of diamond jewelry for special anniversary gift ideas. Anniversary milestones can be: your first year as a married couple; tenth year; silver, golden, and ruby wedding milestones. It can also be any anniversary that you feel deserves to be special for some reason. On this special day, give her a Martin Flyer Anniversary Present to mark the milestone. The Classic Forever Wide Anniversary Band features a 14k white gold studded with diamonds and has shared prongs. On the other hand, the Classic Forever Colored Gemstone has a channel setting featuring diamonds and rubies running around the band. The Classic Forever Eternity, meanwhile, has 16 diamonds set in shared prongs also with a total carat weight of 4. These anniversary rings illustrate the passion and commitment  that you promise to your partner. 
Martin Flyer is available at Schwarzschild's on Alverser Drive.

Omega and NASA

Posted by Schwarzschild at 8:00:00 AM in Omega (26)

Unknown to many, Omega didn't manufacture its Speedmaster Professional Chronograph watches specifically for NASA. The model became the official watch supplied to Apollo astronauts, including the celebrated ones like Alan Shepard, Neil Armstrong, and Mike Collins. How the Speedmaster became the preferred choice to go outer space with these men is not as expectedly awe-inspiring: NASA shopped around. The Omega model was already available in retail outlets around Houston and across the U.S. since 1957. The watches were purchased and evaluated by the space agency to withstand the space missions. In short, Omega watches had long been a standard of precision timekeeping and excellent functions long before space men found it's what they need for their tasks. That's literally an out-of-this-earth quality and craftsmanship.
Omega is available at Schwarzschild's at Short Pump Town Center.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Greece's most celebrated jewelry export

Posted by Schwarzschild at 9:35:00 AM in Konstantino (28)

In some tiny jewelry workshop in Athens, master craftsmen are etching and molding jewelry pieces from cufflinks and cuffs to pendants and rings with attention to details to create stunning ancient Greek and Byzantine-inspired artworks. The same pieces that are being churned out of this workshop will soon find themselves in glitzy shops in the U.S., Neiman Marcus, for instance. Before long, a Konstantino piece finds its way to a celebrity or three maybe. Oprah was spotted wearing a gemstone-engraved cuff during her interview with Tom Cruise. Keith Richards was seen wearing an incidental Konstantino bracelet in an ad, not of the jewelry, but of Louis Vuitton. Likewise, Brad Pitt wore a sterling silver and 18k gold Konstantino ring in one of his promo appearances for "The Counselor."
Konstantino is available at Schwarzschild's at Short Pump Town Center.

Marco Bicego, the man

Posted by Schwarzschild at 9:00:50 AM in Marco Bicego (31)

He's the founder of the famous Italian jewelry brand that's also his namesake. The brand is known for its colorful gemstones and handcrafted yellow gold that creates nuances that no two pieces are alike. Marco Bicego said he's inspired by organic designs, which reflects the natural simplicity of his collections, such as Milano, Jaipur, and Goa. "I believe in my collections, as they truly come from the heart. It's a very personal thing," he said in a Fine magazine interview. He compared his designs to a woman's clothing, where the right mix of colors create an emotional connection to the wearer. Surprisingly, Marco Bicego didn't go through a formal jewelry design class. "It's part of me, creating style and expression." Although his father is a goldsmith, he said he never thought that jewelry design would be his future. 
Marco Bicego is available at Schwarzschild's on Alverser Drive.

Friday, July 03, 2015

Is there a Forever?

Posted by Schwarzschild at 1:00:00 AM in Kirk Kara (30)

Social media nowadays are full of news, questions, and issues that concern the most mundane to the utterly most complicated. Many of these concerns, without doubt, refer to ubiquitous things like falling in and out of love and other relationship ups and downs of ordinary people like you and I. Another common interest is the question if there is indeed the so-called "true love" in this life or it just happens in fairy tales. Despite the seeming increase in divorces all over the world, there are some lucky couples who are blessed enough to find true love, to be with their "forever". In 1934, fledging jewelry maker Artin Karaguezian made his very first rings for his upcoming wedding to his fiancée, Angel. Through these hand engraved pieces the two started their journey to "forever". These very rings also heralded the birth of one of the most successful jewelry makers of all time, Kirk Kara
Visit Schwarzschild's at Short Pump Town Center to see Kirk Kara pieces.

The American military watch

Posted by Schwarzschild at 1:00:00 AM in Hamilton Watch (29)

For decades, the world has seen much of Hamilton Watch in cutting-edge Hollywood movies and in aviation milestones, setting the watchmaking standard in numerous occasions, often competing against own milestones. Unknown to many, Hamilton Watch was once a preferred military supplier to the United States Army during World War II. It was in the 1940s when the US military gave the thumbs up to the innovative codes of the Khaki Field line of Hamilton watches, which can survive extreme environments like war zones. For this year, Hamilton Watch gives this illustrious military watch a fresh relaunch in its new Khaki Field 2015. Still with a rugged make and handsome design, this new line features new military-inspired structures and tones, 80 hours of reserve power, and the exclusive H-10 movement. Khaki Field pieces are truly a seamless fusion of elegance and toughness.
Hamilton Watch is available at Schwarzschild's on Alverser Drive.


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