The History and Meaning Behind September’s Birthstone: Sapphire

When rulers in ancient Persia looked to the blue heavens, they were convinced the color was a reflection of sapphire stones painting the sky.  Since 800 B.C., sapphires have been a prized gem.  Kings would wear them to protect themselves from harm.  People of the middle-ages believed that sapphires suppressed negative thoughts, while other cultures would grind them up to be used in medicine.  

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A Preview of Our Annual Estate Event

It’s that time of year - when the days get a little shorter, the heat starts to subside and pumpkin flavored everything can be seen featured in coffee shops and restaurants all across the Charlottesville area. Like the colors of the leaves, this year’s fashion trends are beginning to change as your favorite designers are releasing new must-haves. Or in this case old must-haves…

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This Astronaut's Watch of Choice is Breitling

Mark Kelly views timepieces as tools. Their functions, measurements, and complications serve important purposes where zero error can be tolerated. As an American astronaut, former US Navy Captain, decorated Gulf War combat pilot, bestselling author and speaker, and husband of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, Mark Kelly is quite literally an American hero.

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Our Top 4 Waterproof Watches for Summer's Hottest Month

Ever done a cannonball into a pool and realized you still had your phone in your pocket or worse your watch on your wrist? Unfortunately, the words “water resistant” don’t mean that your timepiece is “waterproof”.

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