May 2007

B.B.'s Best

Vacheron Constantin All the bells and whistles of modern watches are great, but sometimes you just want a nice, crisp classic watch. It doesn't get much more classic than Vacheron Constantin's "Patrim... read more..

Neck-and-neck at Cannes

The 60th edition of the Cannes Film Festival reportedly had more glitz and glam than ever before. Jewelry from Chopard (which hosted the event for the 10th year), Mont Blanc and de Grisogono lit up th... read more..

Served with a twist

Martini's with four- and five-figure price tags are at the top of beverage menus around the world. The high cost is due to the high-end jewelry attached to or submerged in the cocktail. When trying to... read more..

Forgotten watches

I took a tour of the new Tourneau repair and distribution facility in Long Island City yesterday morning. It's amazing to see firsthand the way the world's biggest watch retailer keeps track of the hu... read more..

Crime-prevention tips online

According to a May 17 Reuters report, a mother of five was recently sentenced to three years and 10 months in jail for driving her 17-year-old son to a jewelry store that he and two accomplices intend... read more..

The crown jewels

While many Americans enamored with British royalty were anxious to hail the Queen, style editors couldn't wait to criticize her staunch attire, which seemed to exclude stunning pieces from one of the ... read more..

Rethinking citizen use of firearms

I am not a proponent of firearms, believe me. The events that occured at Virginia Tech last month proved to anyone that firearms in the hands of the wrong people can be disastrous. But the shooting of... read more..

B.B.'s Best

TAG Heuer Reinterpreted with a hot new look and a dynamic color range, TAG Heuer's Formula 1 timepieces continue to evoke the need for speed. The collection retains its six sports-watch features, whic... read more..

Give dad his due

An online poll conducted in April by ShopLocal, a multi-channel shopping Web site, revealed that while 18 percent of moms were unhappy with their Mother's Day gifts, a whopping 67 percent of dads echo... read more..

Swiss watch show standouts

After attending this year's Swiss watch shows, I've put together a list of the top 10 new all-around collections and the top five up-and-coming brands. But first of all, the "Rising Star Award" has to... read more..

A peek at piercings

Surprisingly, body piercing dates all the way back to the Egyptian civilization, not SuperBowl XXXVIII when Ms. Jackson gave millions a two-second glance of her bejeweled bosom. As a matter of fact, i... read more..

Diddy's girls

Talk about daddy's little girls! The San Francisco Chronicle reports that rap mogul Sean "Diddy" combs has already begun purchasing diamond accessories for his six-month-old twin daughters, Jesse Jame... read more..

Men are from Mars

I don't think it's a huge news flash to retailers that men and women approach shopping differently. A recent article in the Financial Times reports on a host of policies retailers throughout the world... read more..

Here comes the bride

Keep your sales staff on hand and your inventory well-stocked because June brides are still storming the stores. Accessorizing is of the utmost importance, but often falls to the bottom of the bride's... read more..
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