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Uneek Engagement Rings Eye Candy

So RLJ just started carrying this new designer line, Uneek Fine Jewelry, and I’m obsessed. Combine micropave with funky shapes and cuts, plus modern twists on classic jewelry mountings, and you have a recipe for a gorgeous and yes – unique- engagement ring. A solitaire gets a splash of sparkle from three sides of prong set accent diamonds embedded in mil grained white gold. The texture is subtle, but rich. Speaking of texture – again we’ve got diamonds coming from multiple angles, and a split shank that combines micropave, double mil grained borders, and graduated accent stones in the space Read More →

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday! It’s a stunning day here in lovely Chicago, and I’m just full of Fall joy (still) And around the internets plenty of goodness caught my eye, here’s what I was into this week and what I’ll be up to this weekend. I totally fell for tortoise, for the millionth time. And wanted to decorate the entire house in gold. Fell in love with Antfarm photography. Really not sure how I feel about this. GIA is undoubtedly the gold standard, but other grading labs do exist, you can’t ignore that fact. You also can’t ignore the fact that EGL USA Read More →

Breguet Pocket Watch Sells for $1.2 Million – To Breguet

Anyone that knows a thing or two about pocket watches knows that these small, compact, and often intricately decorated timepieces can go for thousands at auction and can end up costing buyers far more than they may have been worth when they were created. Just such a watch was sold earlier this month at a Sotheby’s auction. The watch was purchased not by a private collector as some might assume, but rather, by the Breguet Museum. This stunning gold pocket watch that tells time, moon phase, and date based on chronometer principles was originally owned by Lord Henry Seymour. The Read More →

Best Luxury Watches for Men 2013

Time Will Tell When it Comes to Luxury The concept of wearing a timepiece on the arm began to gain in popularity among the upper classes by the end of the 19th century. Although slow to replace the reliable and ubiquitous pocket watch, luxury watches such as those pioneered by Breguet were already beginning to catch the attention of a growing group of discriminating buyers. While the category of haute horlogerie for these items was still in the future, a solid foundation was in place by the early 1900s. Today, the demand is truly global, with the United States consumption Read More →

Celebs With Yellow Gold Engagement Rings

Yellow gold is one of the most beautiful materials used in jewelry. Its natural color is ubiquitously known around the world as one of the most precious metals ever discovered. Every year, jewelers must compete with technology companies for gold, as it is as versatile as it is beautiful. Up until relatively recently, yellow gold was not commonly used in one of the most important pieces of jewelry anyone will ever wear: engagement rings. However, thanks to some high profile celebrities bucking this trend and getting yellow gold engagement rings for their spouses, this trend is beginning to change. While Read More →

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