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How to Wear a Watch: Rules & Social Occasions

Over the decades, watches have evolved from practical items to a status symbol. This shift over the past 15 years has elevated the craftsmanship of Swiss watchmaking and introduced an extensive array of design and technical features. Even with these changes, the age-old rules surrounding watches and social occasions still stand. As such, keep the…

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What Is Diamond Clarity?

The factors of diamond grading are categorized as the “four Cs” – cut, carat, clarity and color. Of these four, clarity is one of the least straightforward. For gemstones, clarity relates to the number of inclusions you’ll notice with the naked eye and magnification methods. As you search for a loose stone or piece of…

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Investing In an Engagement Ring

It’s uncommon for someone to buy an engagement ring on a whim. To avoid issues with sizing, budget and other preferences, the proposal process is typically well-thought-out. After all, an engagement ring is a major investment in cost, symbolism and time spent finding the perfect one. With these points in mind, start mapping out your…

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What You Should Know About Synthetic Diamonds

If offered the choice, many consumers would likely opt for a real versus synthetic diamond. The word “real” is often associated with authenticity, but did you know man-made diamonds can have the same quality as naturally mined diamonds? Synthetic or lab-created diamonds are a growing commodity in the gemstone industry. These stones are not “fake”…

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