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 "Patrimony" watch with a solid platinum dial and case,...
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 hundreds of watches that pour into...
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 two would-be robbers...
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, which include a screw-in crown, a titanium-carbide-coated unidirectional...
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 go to the Dimier Recital...
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 James and D'Lila Star. "They're about to get their ears pierced, maybe,...
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 have implemented to get men into...
Jaeger LeCoultre When I asked retailers if they saw anything special at the Swiss watch shows, Jaeger LeCoultre came up again and again. With watches like this one, it's easy to see why. Jaeger has reinvented the chronograph with this...
How does it go? "Treat others as you would like to be treated," I think. Which means that if you would like someone to walk into your store and shell out a few thousand dollars for a piece of jewelry...
Of the 800-plus brick-and-mortar shops projected to close their doors for good this year, how many will be missed? That's a question that was posed to attendees of the American Gem Society Conclave by management expert Jim Collins. How many...
10. You check under your bed for life preservers…just in case. 9. Green asparagus looks strangely discolored to you. 8. You attend a trade show and wonder where all the dogs and baby strollers are. 7. You feel the need...
Many retail jewelers view e-commerce sites—and online auction sites in particular—with a skeptical eye. But some are discovering how to use these sites to their advantage. For example, Maryland-based Mervis Diamond Importers recently announced a partnership with auction site Bid4Assets.com...
So I hit the malls last weekend looking for dresses for the seven (yes, you read that correctly) weddings I've got coming up this season. I didn't get very far, however, as I just could not compete with the mobs...
Emily Armenta So original, yet so on trend, these pendants just beg to be layered on top of a summer dress (that is, if summer would ever get here). From the "Midnight" collection, the pieces come in 18-karat gold and...
Looks like I am on the wrong career path. Forbes has released its annual list of salaries for the chief executive officers of America's 500 biggest companies. The CEOs, whose salaries received an aggregate 6 percent pay increase last year,...
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