June 18, 2018

When people think of wedding rings, usually the woman’s ring comes to mind first—a gold or platinum band, often with diamonds, something she can be happy to wear forever. But what about the mens wedding bands? Lately, many men opt for trendier, less durable, non-precious metals, such as steel or tungsten, but why should their… read more

May 29, 2018

Carats are the unit by which diamonds and other gemstones are measured (not to be confused with karats—click here to read our last post for more about the gold karats). Though carats can often give an indication of the size of a diamond, carats are not a measurement of dimensions but are actually measurement of… read more

May 24, 2018

Nearly 75% of all gold used globally each year is for jewelry and comes in varying karats. Karat, not to be confused with carats (used to measure the weight of a diamond or gemstone), is the percentage of pure gold a mixture of metal is.   Pure gold is 24kt and although Bruno Mars sings… read more

May 21, 2018

The concept of birthstones as a means of expressing individuality have been around for centuries. The first mention of twelve distinct stones used to represent months can be found in the book of Exodus Moses had a brother Aaron, who wore a ceremonial breastplate adorned with four rows of three precious stones to represent the… read more

May 1, 2018

  At this year’s Baselworld—the world’s largest watch-and-jewelry trade show, taking place annually in Switzerland—Breitling unveiled their latest collection of showstopping timepieces, the Navitimer 8. The evolution of the signature Navitimer 1 to the Navitimer 8 collection is one that looks to the past to bring something new to this collection. The Navitimer 8 is… read more

April 17, 2018

The beginning: Mike and Alayna’s story began in October 2015 when Alayna had to get her wisdom teeth removed. Mike worked as a dental surgical assistant at Staten Island Oral Maxofacial and was assigned to help with Alayna the day of the consultation, and then again the day of her surgery. On surgery day, Mike… read more

April 11, 2018

Spring has sprung and rose gold is in full bloom! With this beautiful color seemingly everywhere, you’ve probably wondered—what exactly is rose gold? According to Sotheby’s, rose gold made its first appearance in 19th century Europe in the form of Fabergé Eggs, which were beautiful and ornate creations owned mostly by royalty. It quickly became… read more

March 27, 2018

The beginning: Sebastian and Christina met in August of 2017 when Sebastian’s job led him back to New York after having been gone for around two years. After running into an old friend who also relocated out of state, Sebastian made plans to grab drinks in Manhattan to catch up while his friend was in… read more

February 12, 2018

The beginning: Kristen and Peter met nearly six years ago through mutual friends on Pete’s 21st birthday. Pete and his friends were out celebrating at Park East, where Kristen and her friends had been for dinner and drinks that evening as well. Kristen’s friend suggested they go and meet up with Pete and his friends.… read more

October 20, 2017

Alexandra and Andrew met in 2008 when Alexandra’s sister Noelle invited her to a CSI baseball game with friends. Noelle pointed out the first baseman, Andrew, who sported number 5– which was Alexandra’s number her entire life playing sports. From the very beginning, Alexandra knew he was the one–they realized from their first conversation that… read more