6 Pieces That Look Pricier Than They Are

You don’t have to spend a million bucks to look like a million bucks. If you’re looking for some eye-catching pieces to fill out your collection without taking out a second mortgage, you’ve got a lot of options in front of you. Here are some of our favorite pieces that look a lot pricier than they really are. Silver Stake Pendant This alluring, delicate silver stake pendant should have some appeal for viewers of True Blood, vampire fans in general, and anyone who’s just looking for an understated piece of jewelry to tie together the perfect nightlife look. It looks pricey, Read More →

Watch Trends Part II

Taller guys, bigger guys, and the occasional professional athlete shopping for watches still make a beeline for the Big Bangs. And great design details like matte brushed rose gold, chronographs, skeleton cases and intricately patterned dials elevate the larger watches. A great example of the enormous-meets-elegant aesthetic is the Rolex Sky-Dweller. The Sky-Dweller definitely has presence on the wrist with a 42mm case, but it also marks Rolex’s first complication since the Yacht-Master’s debut. The dual time-zone and annual calendar features mark the demand for a high performance complication watch that’s heftier than the typical complication. And while the Sky-Dweller Read More →

Why Vintage Estate and Pre Owned Watches Are in Hot Demand

Perhaps it’s the allure of antiques with a famous back story that attracts watch and jewelry collectors. Sotheby’s and Christie’s have proven time after time that some of the highest auction realizations come from objects with an illustrious past, like Liz Taylor’s diamonds or Henry Graves’ Patek Philippe. The new watch customers span age, race, gender and socioeconomic status – the increase brings fresh faces to every show looking for something unique, but still under the umbrella category of pre-owned watches. It makes sense that everyone from seasoned watch forum regulars to fresh MBA grads looking for their first real watch Read More →

Men’s Watches Style Guide

Men’s watches remain a wardrobe staple for the well dressed man, and yes, I do mean actually watches. While the Apple watch has its place, and is a fun tech accessory, it doesn’t take the place of the luxury wristwatch. The two can coexist, whether on the wrists of different wearers, or on the same men (but at different times.) I don’t recommend doubling up your Apple Watch and your Rolex any time soon. Or ever. Current trends for men’s timepieces include ceramic watches, rose gold watches, watches with a vintage appeal and re-issues of classic timepieces. Ceramic watches offer Read More →

Happy 3rd of July!

It’s 4th of July Weekend! And while every sunny summer Friday in Chicago inexplicably means no work for anyone with a boat, this Friday it seems like everyone is playing a game of sanctioned hooky. But there ain’t no rest for the sparkly, so I’m wrapping up this work week before I celebrate Merica’s B-Day tomorrow! Which is lucky for you because I’ve rounded up your weekend essentials – it’s not too late to scoop them up today before stores close. The ideal Independence Day celebration involves a few elements: Wardrobe: denim cutoffs or a sweet patriotic dress. Preferably maxi, Read More →