Tag Archives: Sapphire

On Watch for the iWatch

The iWatch is coming! The iWatch is coming! But what it will be, no one really knows. Those in the know have come up with some far out–and not so far out–conjectures. Let’s look at some of them. What We Know We do know that Apple plans on releasing the iWatch sometime in late 2014 according to MacRumors. Originally anticipated in late 2013, Apple decided to make us all wait for this little doodad another year. Seriously? What are they thinking? That we’ll all wait impatiently for this wonder? Of course they do. And of course we will. We know Read More →

Thirsty Thursday: Sapphire Cocktails

This week’s happy hour features sapphire cocktails, neither of which include gin. Rather, we’re referring to the deep, rich blue hue that so many sapphires exhibit, particularly the gorgeous sapphire accents on this amazing diamond and sapphire cocktail ring. An east-west radiant cut diamond weighing a whopping 2.01 carats centers this cocktail ring, with a surround of invisibly set blue sapphires. On the shank, the colors are reversed, featuring sapphires laid into a halo of diamond pave for a geometric (very deco) and opulent cocktail ring. While that’s keeping our finger warm, we’ll need something to keep our hand cool, Read More →

Audemars Piguet on the Runway

Audemars Piguet is becoming a regular in Michael Bastian’s Fashion Week show. 2013 marks the third year of Piguet’s participation. The Fall/Winter 2013 collection was presented at FOCUS: Cafe’ Rouge, where several new items from Audemars Piguet’s collection were on display. Pieces included the Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph 44mm and the Royal Oak Offshore Diver. While this was the third time Piguet has been included in Bastian’s show, this was the first time either of the watch models on display had been crafted in ceramic.   The Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph features a black ceramic case with a sapphire crystal, Read More →

Spotlight on: the Rolex Submariner

The world saw the first Rolex Submariner in 1954 at the Swiss Watch Fair. Aptly named, the classic watch was made for divers and featured great water resistance. Rolex began production of the Submariner in 1953 as part of the Oyster Perpetual line. Two models with reference numbers one digit apart were produced that were virtually identical. These early Submariners had straight pencil style hands rather than the “Mercedes” or “cathedral hands of later models. Some of the first early models produced have the logo blackened out, while the logo can be found below the center pinion on others. This Read More →

The Cartier Crash Watch

Art comes to life with one of Cartier’s most innovative watch styles. The Cartier Crash watch resembles the dripping, warped clocks that Salvador Dali painted. While similar, the watches originated independently of the artist. If you are a jewelry enthusiast, the interesting story and these beautiful pieces will intrigue and inspire you. Meaning and First Design A tragic accident gave way to a work of art as the first Crash watch formed by chance. An executive from the London offices of Cartier perished in a car crash while wearing a Cartier Bagnoire Alongee watch. A fire caused by the crash Read More →