When retro becomes modern, and yesterday’s classic is tomorrow’s new fashion, it’s common to search for a pre-owned watch. Watches can hold a special place for families as an heirloom, and many prefer one that hasn’t had a previous owner.
Say “suit of diamonds” to a jeweler, and the jeweler is likely to say “those are no diamonds.” Experts know that a four sided diamond isn’t going to radiate light like the diamond used in jewelry. However, the exact number of facets in a diamond is the key to it's appearance. Each facet reflects light and makes those little sparkles and hints of color that are so mesmerizing.
While at a desk in your 5th grade science class a sliver of sunlight comes through the window and is captured by a triangular paperweight on your teacher’s desk. Almost inexplicably, the sunlight is shattered apart and displays its natural colors on the wall. At first glance, all you see is a light pyramid. To comprehend why one color is stretch across a spectrum, requires some science.
3/15/2018 / In Timepieces
For some of our clients, timepieces are purely utilitarian. You look at them through the day, check the time (even if adjust it a few days after daylight savings), and then you tuck them back under your sleeve. But, timepieces are steeped in tradition - the established history of preserving a watch to be passed down from father to son, mother to daughter. An heirloom connects each subsequent generation to the previous creating a certain sense of success that only a fine watch can project.
4th Generation of Schiffman’s Jewelers, GIA Graduate Gemologist, Luxury Watch Enthusiast
Currently Wearing: Breitling Chronomat