The Victorinox Swiss Army brand started out in 1884 as Karl Elsener’s cutler shop, where he designed and pioneered the world-famous Swiss Army knife for the country’s armed forces. A hundred years hence, the brand has not lost ties with its army origins, and the brown and green colors of the Swiss Army still crop up in many of its designs. The Victorinox Infantry Vintage mechanical watch, sports not only these emblematic shades but also the rugged sophistication and reliability of the military. The solid make of the Swiss watch encloses a mechanical self-winding movement that is viewable through the clear exhibition case back of the piece. The distinctive green dial shows a day calendar on the 12th hour, a date calendar on the 3rd and alternately sized numeral indicators on the multi-textured face of the watch. An inner circle of smaller numerals counts the hours in 24-hour format. In general, the watch is a picture of rugged and durable device in a beautifully remarkable package.
Check it out at Sylvan’s – an authorized dealer for Swiss Army timepieces.
Memories are important, and the moments that hold a prominent spot in our reminiscence deserve the best things to symbolize them. Mémoire, the prominent diamond jewelry manufacturer in the United States, designs and crafts exclusive guild-end-quality bridal rings using the finest materials and technology available. The brand’s various collections are geared towards different couple’s personalities and preferences, perfectly representing the unique bond between them as they announce their engagement or express their marital vows. The Pave Silk, Rolling Ring, and Toujours collections are chic and contemporary designs that dazzle with elegance with a touch of modern spunk. Selections such as the Purity, Odessa, Diamond Hoops, and Diamond Bouquets bear the timeless elegance of classic design for those who prefer the more romantic traditional theme. The Memory Fit collection marries practicality and sophistication by fitting the engagement and wedding band together to avoid that much dreaded gap in between.
Find more of Mémoire’s collections that fit your own ideal pair at Sylvan’s – authorized dealer for Mémoire diamond rings.
You are what you wear – literally, if you express your style through Pandora Jewelry’s precious charms. Popular since their launch in 2000, Pandora’s charms has a patented system of threading so that charms of different designs could be placed, added or rearranged. The “necklaces and bracelets with keepers” are made of wrist bands that could be leather, sterling silver or textile, and also include spacers and clips that secure loose beads and keep the charms from falling off when the bracelet is opened. the charms come in about 800 varied designs ranging from cutesy heart or airplane charms to elegant black and white or diamond-studded gold beads. These charms, which could be mixed and matched to express a unique story, are made of creative and precious materials like colored glass, enamel, silver and other precious metals, and semi-precious and precious gems including tsavorite, pearls, rubies and other gems. Pandora’s charms opens the door for unbounded possibilities for self expression. Go ahead and express your creativity.
Check them out at authorized Pandora retailer Sylvan’s on Main Street, Columbia.
The process of diamond cutting is a stringent science and the industry’s elusive standard is perfection. The makers of the patented FireMark Diamond invested years to develop the perfect means to make the princess cut – the second most popular diamond cut which is shaped like a face up square on an inverted pyramid base with four bevelled sides. After countless trial and error, DTC finally has a United States Patent, a GIA certification and a GCAL grading to back up their claim that the FireMark Princess Cut Diamond is the most perfectly cut Princess Diamond there is, period. The test results from the two prime authorities in the diamond industry show an unprecedented 98% average light return, “Excellent” rating in Polish and Symmetry, and “Excellent” grade for Light Performance. FireMark owes its outstanding results to its unique combination of a higher crown, a smaller table and a shallower depth – a revolutionary cut that produces brilliance to rival the Ideal Round cut. With FireMarks, perfection is not the standard, it is the norms.
Check out FireMark Diamonds at Sylvan’s on Main Street, Columbia.
The 47-year old Swiss watch company, Raymond Weil, bears the Weil family’s collective love for the theatre and classical music. This shows through in many of the brand’s famous collections such as Nabucco, a set of gentlemen’s chronographs named after the Italian opera by Giuseppe Verdi. The Cuore Caldo Twelve, a recent addition to the collection, subtly blends the sleek modernity of steel, titanium and carbon fiber with the warm and classic richness of 18 carat rose gold and prominent dial design. At the very heart of the “côtes de Genève” piece is an outstanding mechanical chronograph movement with automatic winding, split-second function and 42-hour power reserve indicator. A classic-font “Twelve” indicator and noticeable chronometer borders on the dial, wrapped by an elegant tachymeter bezel, all in rose gold that glimmer like sunset, give an air of drama to the whole piece. Like the rest of Nabucco, Cuore Caldo Twelve upholds the brand’s tradition of refinement and technical supremacy.
Express your own passion for the classics with Raymond Weil’s collections, available at Sylvan’s on Main Street, Columbia.
Having been in the bridals business since 1946, Martin Flyer continues its family tradition of producing elegantly designed diamond rings expertly crafted from the highest quality materials and offered in competitive prices coupled with first-class service. The brand’s flagship collection FlyerFit was launched in 2006, a much sought-after collection that sets wedding bands and engagement rings perfectly together into one beautiful design. Martin Flyer’s unique technology eliminates the space on the finger that exists between the wedding and the engagement rings due to incompatible designs, which is called “the dreaded gap” in the bridals terminology. Each piece of the FlyerFit collection is carefully handcrafted by expert artisans using the finest raw materials such as the precious metal platinum and high-grade, precisely cut Hearts and Arrows Ideal diamonds. Find the perfect pair of diamond rings from a trusted name in the industry.
Check out the Flyerfit and other Martin Flyer bridal collections at Sylvan’s Jewelers – an authorized dealer for Martin Flyer.
In 1905, the young Kokichi Mikimoto once confided to the Meiji Emperor at the Ise Shrine: “I would like to adorn the necks of all women around the world with pearls.” He had then just perfected the world’s first spherical cultured pearls. At that time he had no idea how far this seemingly preposterous dream would take him or his name. A century and a score of years later, Kokichi’s vision is almost entirely fulfilled. The Mikimoto house of pearls is still the finest producer of in-house grown cultured pearls – the famous Akoya, South Sea pearls, black pearls and even Conch. The world-renowned label takes pride not only in its fine organic gems but also in its classic and contemporary designs of pearl decked jewelries like the stunning Milano Collection designed by famous Italian artist Giovanna Broggian at the turn of the century. Find the best classic or contemporary pearl jewelries among Mikimoto’s enchanting collections, and take part in the fulfilment of a daring century-old dream.
Sylvan’s on Main Street, Columbia is an authorized dealer for Mikimoto.
They say, sometimes less is more. Keyword: Sometimes. More often, more is really more. Like in the case of Christopher Designs and the brand’s famous crisscut diamonds. The renowned maker of diamond fashion and bridal designer jewelry creates its unique diamond pattern using a crisscrossed facet configuration and arrangement to maximize the stone’s beauty. The facets are almost twice as many as the number in the conventional cuts, and continually bounce light off each other to radiate unequalled brilliance and seemingly infinite scintillation. The Crisscut Brilliant round, one of Christopher Designs’ proud symbols of innovative excellence, has 109 facets that show off a dozen arrows pointing towards the center. Its 12 exquisitely cut straight walls and sides form the illusion of a flawlessly elegant scalloped border. The starburst brilliance of the Crisscut gives diamonds a whole new glamorous outfit – whether it is the most popular round cut, the more vintage cushion, trendy emerald or rare asscher. Christopher Designs believes in giving you more – more innovations, more brilliance, and more value.
Check out Christopher Designs at Sylvan’s on Main Street, Columbia.
John Hardy is a designer jewelry manufacturer like no other. Nestled in the heart of the beautiful island of Bali in Indonesia, John Hardy is home to local artisans and designers who are all trained in the European methods of jewelry making. They are also experts in the Balinese tradition of crafting awe-inspiring oriental ornaments. The unique mix of Asian and European influences creates John Hardy’s interesting, modern chic yet easy-going themes in its collections, most of which are famous across the globe. The company’s compound itself is as appealing as the pieces of gems that are being fashioned there. John Hardy’s local style low-impact buildings and resort-like architecture and landscaping, make a beautiful backdrop to the creative process that happens daily in its workshops. As a matter of fact, head designer Guy Bedarida and his team find most of their designs in the beautiful display of nature that surround them in the compound. Indeed beauty begets beauty, and one thriving proof of that is John Hardy.
Check out the brand’s collections at Sylvan’s on Main Street, Columbia.
A wise man once said, “Pursue your passion, and success will simply follow”. Marco Bicego did, and success literally followed him around as he travelled and scrounged the world for beauty to inspire his vast array of contemporary jewelry collections. The Italian designer from Veneto near Venice hails from a family of goldsmiths, but Marco wanted to create something more than just luxurious adornments. His love for nature, colored stones and things organic moved him to create his casual yet sophisticated jewelry lines. Inspired by the “imperfect perfection” of nature and the striking personalities of different cityscapes from all over the globe, Bicego’s selections display ingeniously cut colored gems arrayed in asymmetrical gold chains. His signature design that graces all his pieces, a hand-engraved grainy texture that is inspired by the rugged and effortless appeal of the environment, is a favorite in the fashion industry for either casual day wear or elegant cocktail nights.
Find the brand’s lovely pieces at Sylvan’s Jewelers – an authorized dealer for Marco Bicego.
The unwavering core mission of Ball Watch since 1891 is also the brand’s time-tested claim to fame – “Accuracy under adverse conditions.” It was more than a hundred years ago when American jeweler and watchmaker Webster Ball, the brand’s founding figure, established a solid reputation for Ball Watch as the official railway standard watch in the United States. Ball Watch has gone to many more places since then, but its aspiration remains unchanged. The Swiss-made, American-inspired watch manufacturer single-mindedly produces modern and sophisticated mechanical watches with to-the-dot accuracy, uncompromised reliability, above-par functionality and tough ruggedness that surmounts the most adverse conditions in the planet – or out of it. Every watch is mounted with in-house calibre movements, 7,500 G force shock resistance, -40 degree Celsius temperature tolerance, patented crown protection system and the patented Ball-engineered micro gas light technology that light up brightly for at least 25 years with no external sources of power. Live, work, play and find adventure in the most adverse conditions with the toughest name ever.
Ball watch is available at Sylvan’s on Main Street, Columbia.
Charles Krypell is the famous sculptor turned jewelry designer from New York, whose works are famous for their intricate 360 degree designs. Aware of the animated and eventful lifestyle of the young American woman, Krypell uses his artistic and innate creative talent to craft his premier jewelry lines that dazzle and shine with remarkable intricacy no matter which angle they are viewed from. His works are meant to be enjoyed from multiple dimensions, just like his larger-scale sculptures. Toting Krypell’s Precious Pastel or Sterling Silver ensembles that are fashioned using precious metal and rare stones like peridot and morganite, women stand out with modern fashion and elegance no matter what they are doing – waving hands, talking animatedly with friends or even just flipping hair while maneuvering their way through a busy boulevard.
Check out your future share of the Charles Krypell collection at Sylvan’s on Main Street, Columbia.