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Diamonds and Jewels At The Royal Wedding of HRH Prince Harry and Megan Markle

Diamonds and Jewels At The Royal Wedding of HRH Prince Harry and Megan Markle

Everyone seems to have something to say about the Royal Wedding of  HRH Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, to American actress Meghan Markle, who now becomes Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Sussex. From the gown she wore to the car they drove off in for the after party, whether your thoughts are positive or negative, one thing is clear: it was all very elegant.  Especially when it comes to the jewels.  Markle’s 16-foot-long white net veil was finished with an antique headband style tiara that was on loan to the bride by Queen Elizabeth II.  The platinum and  diamond tiara and center brooch has 11 sections. The brooch portion was originally made for Queen Mary in 1893  and the bandeau headband piece  was made in 1932. The bandeau and broach were given to Queen Elizabeth in 1953. Additionally, the wedding rings were created on order by Cleave and Company, the official jeweler and medalist to The Queen.  The band made for Prince Harry was crafted of platinum with a textured finish, while Markle’s ring was made of Welsh gold that had been gifted to her by Queen Elizabeth.  Marcelo also wore white gold and diamond earrings and a Reflection de Cartier white gold and diamond bracelet — both made by Cartier. The couple was married at St. Georges Chapel inside the grounds of Windsor Castle on May 19,2018, and departed Windsor Castle after the ceremony in an Ascot Landau carriage.  It should also be noted that Prince Harry’s father, HRH Prince Charles, the Duke of Wales, wore a Parmigiani Fleurier Toric Chronograph watch in 18-karat gold. More than 2,200 guests were in attendance, and they, too, were bedecked in jewels. Serena Williams, for instance, wore a necklace of 18-karat gold and Roman Imperial silver, circa 1975, with ancient coins dating back to the first century AD...
Valentine’s Day: Paul Forrest’s Heart’s Passion Will Steal Her Heart

Valentine’s Day: Paul Forrest’s Heart’s Passion Will Steal Her Heart

It’s Valentine’s Day and heart motifs abound on this day of love. Paul Forrest Jewelry, however, has taken the heart motif to all new levels in his Heart’s Passion jewelry, with a beating heart motif.   The Paul Forrest Heart’s Passion collection of jewelry features a patented “Magnificent Motion” complication that enables the small heart motif to actually beat in an open-and-close motion. Our friends over at ATimelyPerspective have extensively covered the Paul Forrest brand, whose jewelry is just hitting the markets now.  Here, for Valentine’s Day, we bring you a closer look at the Paul Forrest Heart’s Passion collection that can steal her heart. Jewelry is Powered by a Patented Watch Complication As seen on ATimelyPerspective: “The Heart’s Passion collection marks the first time a brand had incorporated an actual watch movement with jewelry. Like a music box or old-world watch, each Paul Forrest pendant is wound by a tiny key. The patented “Magnificent Motion” complication enables Paul Forrest to create stunning jewelry unlike anything else on the market. Designed in New York and engineered and constructed in Switzerland, each Paul Forrest piece of jewelry is meticulously crafted both inside and out. The small village of Val de Travers in Fleurier, Switzerland, is known for its haute horlogerie history. It is here that the exceptionally small mechanical movement, Caliber PF-00, that powers the motion of the hearts, is crafted. Also built there is the patented complication that offers the beating heart movement. The integrated winding key (found inside the clasp of the pendant) winds the mechanical movement via a hidden opening on the back of the pendant. While the movement is a work of fine mechanics, so, too is the key, which is comprised of multiple components and features a one-way ratcheting system for easy winding. The Paul Forrest Heart’s Passion jewelry collection’s movement is...
Blancpain Creates Ode To Love With Villeret Valentine Watch 2018

Blancpain Creates Ode To Love With Villeret Valentine Watch 2018

Each year, Swiss watch brand Blancpain surprises us with  a stunning watch created for women for Valentine’s Day. Generally, that watch has some sort of heart motif. This year, it is subtle — and beautiful.The new Blancpain Villeret Valentine Ultraplate watch features a cloud-motif mother-of-pearl dial with diamond and ruby markers and snowfall of additional diamonds on the dial. In total 19 brilliant-cut diamonds grace the dial in a “star- setting” technique, wherein a metal base is used to secure the stone into the dial. Additionally, the watch features an exquisite sapphire moon phase disk — revealed via a crescent moon shaped aperture at an angle to  6:00. The moon has a feminine face with an artificial “beauty spot” at the corner of its smiling mouth.  The  seconds hand takes the form of a Cupid’s arrow — complete with a red heart though the arrow. The 29.20 mm watch is crafted in steel and the bezel is set with  48 diamonds. The watch is powered by the self-winding 913 L movement with a glucydur balance wheel and silicon balance spring — bringing brains and beauty to the forefront. The meticulously finished movement can be viewed from the sapphire case back, which also reveals an oscillating weight adorned with a heart pierced by sunbeams and an arrow. The watch is finished with a bright red alligator strap. Just 99 pieces will be...
Winter Wonder Watch: Harry Winston Premier Blooming Snow 36mm

Winter Wonder Watch: Harry Winston Premier Blooming Snow 36mm

Harry Winston has long been known as the king of diamonds — from the days of the man himself who was said to have walked around with diamonds in his pockets from time to time.  Today, the brand remains a top purveyor and seller of premier diamonds and high jewelry, and also of top-quality watches. In fact, the brand builds some of the most complicated watches on the market, and some of the most scintillating. Part of the Harry Winston Premier collection, this Premier Blooming Snow 36mm high-jewelry watch offers extraordinary elegance. The Premier Blooming Snow 36mm (Ref. PRNAHM36WW016) houses the automatic HW2008 caliber and offers hours and minutes indications. As its name states, the 18-karat white gold case of this watch measures 36mm in diameter. The exquisite dial is set with 201 brilliant-cut diamonds, 105 brilliant-cut Paraiba tourmalines, and 68 brilliant-cut blue sapphires. Additionally, the case and lugs are set with diamonds and gems. In fact, the total gemstone content on the Harry Winston Premier Blooming Snow 36mm watch equates to: 256 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 2.94 carats), 118 brilliant-cut Paraiba tourmalines (approx. 1.29 carats), and 74 brilliant-cut blue sapphires (approx. 0.55 carats). With nearly 5 carats on the wrist, this watch can also double as a small weight. It is finished with a soft blue alligator strap and is water resistant to three bar — but I, for one, would not swim with it...
Three Fun and Flirty Fashion Watches For Under $250. Just in Time for the Holidays

Three Fun and Flirty Fashion Watches For Under $250. Just in Time for the Holidays

Last minute shopping for the female millennial in your life? Or looking for something to tell those you love what you want? Look no further. Today, we bring you three flirty options designed for today’s active young women — in prices that just make them impossible to pass up. For the fashion-forward maven who likes chic and sassy, take a close look at the creative collections from Anne Klein, where a host of watches with accompanying bangle bracelets offer a great look for a night out on the town, or for everyday wear. For the woman with a passion for color, don’t miss the newest watches by Vince Camuto in great hues of pink, blue and other Pantone colors for spring. Set with color-coordinated Swarovski crystals, these watches are sure winners. Finally, for the woman in tune with nature, take a look at Analog Watch Company’s Botanist series, with moss and flowers integrated into the resin cases of these quartz timepieces. Communing with nature just got better.    ...
5 Top Fashion Designer Watches For Under $300 That Ladies Need Now

5 Top Fashion Designer Watches For Under $300 That Ladies Need Now

While we are all about luxury, we know that today’s millennials an up-and-comer shoppers don’t have tens of thousands to plunk down on a watch — yet. But they do have fashion sense and style icons and it is never  a bad idea to think about wearing a watch to accessorize your  wardrobe. That said, ladies, we bring you five top affordable (under $300) watches that most likely will have you swiping your card. From Anne Klein to Kate Spade, Michael Kors, Vince Camuto and Marc Jacobs- we have watches sold as sets with bangles, floral and bird motifs, colorful renditions using Swarovski crystals, and even a starry night...