The easiest way to ensure you’re getting your future fiancée what she wants is to straight-up ask her. But that tends to put a damper on the surprise. You can instead check out a few tips that will arm you with essential information without revealing your intentions.
Watches have been in use for centuries and in some fundamental ways, they haven’t changed all that much. The core differences boil down to their internal movements.
The way a watch moves is in effect the engine that helps it to run and keep time. Watch movement (or “caibre”) is the powerhouse of a watch and supports its functioning as well as all its features. Watch movement is the internal mechanics of the watch, which moves the hands, keeps time and also powers additional features like an annual calendar, chronograph or dual time zone functioning.
Clearly, watch movement or calibre drives all of the functions of the watch and is essential to both its overall operation and ability to keep time. There are a wide variety of different specific watch movement iterations that have been created by watch designers and manufacturers over the decades; yet while there are countless patented proprietary designs and innovations in watch movement, there are actually only two main categories: mechanical and quartz.
The Rolex name has been synonymous with high quality timepieces for over 100 years, and they’ve recently rolled out a new feature to their precision made pieces. With a storied history stretching back to 1905, the Rolex brand was founded to create elegant timepieces capable of beautiful, precise timekeeping.
While you’ll find modern gentlemen wearing watches of various styles and types, that was certainly not always the case. In fact, many men initially eschewed the wristwatch when it was introduced in the early 1900s, saying they’d “sooner wear a skirt” than put a timepiece on their wrist. That mindset changed rather quickly and dramatically, but the overall history of timepieces is one that spans thousands of years.
When you’re looking for your perfect pearl, the first thing to do is touch it. It should feel cool, somewhat heavy for its size and have a gritty texture if you rub it against another pearl. These three factors will indicate you’re looking at a real pearl, and not a clever fake. To get the highest-caliber genuine pearl, your next order of business is to check out six different factors used to determine a pearl’s overall quality.
Pearls come in such a variety of shapes, colors, sizes and types that it would be tough to agree upon a fair price for buying and selling without some type of grading system. Pearls have two grading systems that are acceptable to use throughout the industry. One is the AAA-A system and the other is the A-D system, also known as the Tahitian system. The AAA-A system is most common with freshwater and akoya pearls, although it can be used for pearls of any type. The A-D System is used only when assessing Tahitian and South Sea pearls Continue reading “Pearl Grading Made Simple”
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You know that jewelry you sometimes take off and toss right into your jewelry box? Don’t do that with your pearls. While pearls are resilient, resistant to shock and can stand up to constant wear, they are also delicate and require special care. With the proper care and attention, your pearls can easily last for generations. And proper care and attention means treating your pearls as the precious gems they are.
You know you want a pearl necklace. That part is a given. But you’re still not sure what length will make the best fit for your overall style. Of course, one way to solve the issue is to purchase a pearl necklace in every available length. Another is to review the common length options to determine which meshes best with your wardrobe and flair.
The “something borrowed” item in the wedding tradition of something old, new, borrowed and blue, represents the eternal bond you share with your family and friends, and how they’ll always be there if you need support anytime down the line.
Here are a few ideas from our ebook: Something Old, New, Borrowed and Blue: A Guide for Those About to Say ‘I Do'”.
When you’re searching for the perfect wedding band to pair with your engagement ring, there are two ideas to keep in mind. The first is that there are no hard and fast rules for making your decision. Sure, there are some popular options, but there really is no right or wrong for making the perfect match. The second is the concept of “perfect” is in the eye of the beholder. That means if you like what you see, then go for it!While the choice is all yours, here are a few helpful aspects to consider.
Continue reading “How to Pair the Perfect Wedding Band to Your Engagement Ring”
The “something blue” actually used to be the wedding dress, as it wasn’t until Queen Victoria donned her white gown that white become the color of choice. Blue wedding gowns had been all the rage as far back as the ancient Romans, when brides wore blue to symbolize purity, faithfulness, modesty and loyalty.
Here are a few of our ideas for your “something blue”:
“Something New” seems a bit easier when it comes to adhering to this age-old tradition. However, we still have you covered with some items that can count as your “new” for your wedding day!
Read more about these wedding day traditions and ideas in our ebook: “Something Old, New, Borrowed and Blue: A Guide for Those About to Say ‘I Do”.