Friday, March 25, 2016

Style versus technology

Posted by Schwarzschild at 10:00:00 AM in Hamilton Watch (28)

With Apple Watch getting a lot of traction in the smartwatch market, which includes the urbanite twenties, one would imagine this market segment is set to discard traditional watches for high-tech options. But will they be ready to let go of Hamilton Broadway Collection? The Hamilton line targets active young men, the same market targeted by the Apple Watch, and the former looks a formidable opponent for the tech giant. Instead of bells and whistles, Hamilton Broadway focuses on what make watches great: precision engineering and stylish elegance. Featuring Swiss automatic movement with an open case back, the Hamilton model is a perfect fit for timeless fashion. It has the usual trappings of classy timepieces, such as, sapphire crystal cover, stainless steel strap, and a 42mm elegant shape. No technology can replace style.
 
Hamilton is available at Schwarzschild's at Short Pump Town Center and Carry Town.
 
 

100 Years of diamond ring trends

Posted by Schwarzschild at 10:00:00 AM in Hearts on Fire (30)

Diamond rings are elegant, classy, and timeless. Or so you thought. A look at 100 years of diamond ring evolution reveals that this luxury item does change over time, albeit gradual and subtly. During the early 1900s to 1920s the most popular trend was lacy white on white that reflects the Edwardian period. Ten years hence to the thirties, we’d see white gold become the de facto precious metal for diamond rings. By 1950s and 1960s fancy diamonds came around, featuring emerald cuts, pear, marquise and heart-shaped styles. Likewise, platinum became the standard precious metal, replacing white gold. However in the eighties, gold accompanied by channel set mountings became a trend. Today diamond rings like Hearts On Fire keep adapting to fashion trends promoted by celebrities and fashion gurus alike.
 
Hearts On Fire is available at Schwarzschild's on Alverser Drive and at Short Pump Town Center and Carry Town.
 
 

Friday, March 18, 2016

The Grainger-McCoy Baby Cups

Posted by Schwarzschild at 12:00:00 PM in Grainger-McKoy (5)

You may know Grainger-McCoy as those impressive wood sculptures of birds in flight, made alive by the artist’s skill to create seemingly subtle movement and detailed paint finishing. But Grainger-McCoy isn’t just for décor, the brand also offers a range of baby cups made from .925 silver. A quick look at these silver cups, you get the sense that the same skillful hands have crafted the cups. It has rolled lips for smooth drinking, which are also soldered for sanitary purposes. Likewise, the cups are dipped in .999 fine silver for extra polishing, resulting in a ‘wet’ unblemished appearance of the surface. But perhaps the most revealing feature of the baby cups is the feather handle, a Grainger-McCoy signature showcasing detailed and elegant styling and craftsmanship.
 
Grainger-McCoy (Baby only) is available at Schwarzschild's on Alverser Drive, Short Pump Town Center, and Carry Town.
 
 

Things to consider when buying diamonds

Posted by Schwarzschild at 12:00:00 PM in FireMark (2)

When buying diamonds the usual tips involve the carat, clarity, cut, and color. Carat pertains to weight, the heavier the stone the more expensive. Clarity means the diamond is unblemished, while cut showcases the jeweler’s skill in creating the right proportion of the diamond. Meantime, color can be white or colored diamonds, which are regarded as more expensive because of their scarcity. However, beyond the four Cs, there are other things to consider when buying diamonds. For one, consider the brand. A signature like Firemark guarantees that you’re getting genuine stones from authentic sources. Likewise, you need to think about after-sales service. For instance, resizing the ring to make a perfect fit as your fingers grow bigger or thinner over the years. Lastly, think about financing, especially if your cash flow is tight. 
 
Firemark is available at Schwarzschild's on Alverser Drive, Short Pump Town Center, and Carry Town.
 
 

Friday, March 11, 2016

David the sculptor

Posted by Schwarzschild at 9:00:00 AM in David Yurman (31)

Many didn’t know that David Yurman, the founder and owner of a luxury jewelry brand of his namesake, is a sculptor by profession. In fact, it is his sculpting skills and sensibilities that has helped him to craft the iconic David Yurman cable bracelet. Along with his partner, fellow artist Sybil Yurman, he’d use his sculpturing skills to create more lines for David Yurman. The sculptor’s works was highlighted at The Art Show at the Park Avenue Armory as part of the exhibit, entitled, “The Voyage of Art and Jewelry.” The couple talked about how they started David Yurman, first as an iconic bracelet in the sixties before becoming a world-renowned luxury brand. In related news, David said they didn’t pay for actresses to wear their brand at the recent Oscars.
 
David Yurman is available at Schwarzschild's on Alverser Drive.
 
 

Above-industry diamond

Posted by Schwarzschild at 9:00:00 AM in Fire & Ice by Forevermark (2)

Fire & Ice by Forevermark is the result of extensive research by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), the premier world body that assesses gem standards, and the American Gem Society (AGS), which analyzed the behavior of light in diamonds. The study looked at the precise facets and angles, including the right proportions, to get the maximum radiance and sparkle on the top of the diamond. The result is a brighter, bigger, and whiter diamond that is superior to standard diamonds.  In fact, Fire & Ice by Forevermark is considered to surpass industry benchmarks set by GIA and AGS. If you want the best engagement or wedding band, setting a Fire & Ice by Forevermark on it will transform the ring to an unforgettable jewelry piece.
 
Fire & Ice by Forevermark  is available at Schwarzschild's on Alverser Drive, Short Pump Town Center, and Carry Town.
 
 

Friday, March 04, 2016

The Art and the artist

Posted by Schwarzschild at 1:00:35 AM in David Yurman (31)

Ever since the birth of its iconic cable bracelet, David Yurman has never stopped creating more memorable styles. Even up to this day, David Yurman, the founder, is actively pursuing artistic projects reminiscent of his signature brand’s flair. Just this March 1, the brand was showcased at The Art Show at the Armory in New York. The one-night only event exhibited David Yurman’s level of sculptural talent, showing the roots of his art. “I think the word is heritage, it’s where you came from,” Yurman said in an interview. Now in their old age, David and his partner Sybil shot to fame in the sixties when they introduced the cable bracelet. Since then, Yurman would create more stunning styles that established the brand as one of the most forward-thinking jewelry companies.
 
David Yurman is available at Schwarzschild's on Alverser Drive.
 
 

Color diamonds for engagement?

Posted by Schwarzschild at 1:00:00 AM in Christopher Designs (25)

Should you give a color diamond for an engagement ring? Conservatives will say engagement and wedding rings should only be the traditional white diamond to symbolize purity of love. But color diamonds also symbolize meanings and they can be more precise. For example, red diamonds are believed to represent true love, while yellow diamonds mean selflessness or caring. Moreover, fancy color diamonds like red, green, and blue are rarer, so they lend to engagement rings an air of exclusivity and more value. Color diamonds like Christopher Designs are also becoming the favorite of celebrities, making them trendy and chic. However, before you give a color diamond make sure your partner is drawn to trendy styles. Likewise, ensure that you’re giving the right color that represents either her personality or favorite color.
 
Christopher Designs is available at Schwarzschild's on Alverser Drive, Short Pump Town Center, and Carry Town.
 
 

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