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The Cartier Crash Watch

Art comes to life with one of Cartier’s most innovative watch styles. The Cartier Crash watch resembles the dripping, warped clocks that Salvador Dali painted. While similar, the watches originated independently of the artist. If you are a jewelry enthusiast, the interesting story and these beautiful pieces will intrigue and inspire you. Meaning and First Design A tragic accident gave way to a work of art as the first Crash watch formed by chance. An executive from the London offices of Cartier perished in a car crash while wearing a Cartier Bagnoire Alongee watch. A fire caused by the crash Read More →

Marquise Diamond Engagement Ring Eye Candy

Today’s engagement ring eye candy satisfies our cravings for elliptical bling. The marquise diamond is a stunning fancy shape with a brilliant cut. The lengthy shape draws the eye up and back, creating more surface area and the illusion of a bigger diamond. We love the graceful shape of a marquise cut stone, especially when it’s accented by beautifully tapered baguettes, diamond pave, and bright rubies. Related articles End of the World Jewels Engagement Ring Eye Candy: Engagement Rings Boca Raton

Spotlight on Richard Mille Automatic Cuff Links

Swiss luxury watch maker Richard Mille is known for advanced engineering and precision in high quality timepieces. For the past two years, Richard Mille automatic cufflinks have been in the making. Technical designers have now captured the same watch movement concept of their timepieces into these extraordinary cufflinks. They became available in exclusive boutiques last October. The automatic cufflinks consist of at least 38 components that allow them to open and close with ease. Rather than using a pivoting bar mechanism, the automatic cufflinks by Richard Mille have a mechanism that allows the bars to open with one press of Read More →

Rare 1887 Coin featuring Victoria gold crown is estimated to sell for $250k

Everyone has heard that it costs 2.5 cents to make a penny, but one rare 1887 British sovereign will fetch at auction a final price many times in excess of the gold used to mint it. Experts expect the rare coin to command a final price between $200-$250k at the Heritage Auction’s Ancient and World Coin Signature Auction, to be held in New York City on the 4th and 5th of January. picture courtesy of bornrich.com The coin contains the standard .2354 ounces of gold, which at the current market price of $1731 would be worth about $407. So why Read More →

Diana Biopic to Feature Chopard Jewels

Naomi Watts had landed to coveted role to play Princess Diana in the upcoming biopic of The Princess of Wales. Now, famed Swiss jeweler Chopard has been named official jewelry and watch provider for the movie simply entitled “Diana”. Chopard will be charged with recreating many of the late princess’ famous and familiar jewelry; it also be able to reap some of the benefits of not only being associated with the project, but of being able to offer the reproductions for public sale. But it is not just reproductions of actual pieces that Diana wore that Chopard will be limited Read More →