Watch of the Week – Patek Philippe Ladies Twenty~4

Patek Philippe Ladies Twenty~4Welcome to our second installation of watch of the week.  This week I am going to do a ladies edition! One thing I have noticed is that there is plenty of information all over the Internet about men’s watches, but not much out there that covers women’s watches.

Time (no pun intended) to even the score and help out the ladies and blog about some watches for them, which for all you gentlemen, you should take some notes, as a watch makes an awesome gift for a birthday or anniversary! [Read more...]

Diamond Buyer Gift Guide – Hottest Holiday Watches for Her

Ladies WatchesThe holidays are here and we know our women love their diamonds, but sometimes we need to mix it up.  I know that my wife loves the gift of time, but let’s face it, I can’t give her the gift of time, because there are only so many hours in the day, but I can give her a watch so she can at least try to make some time for herself.

Watches are like a fine wine, as they age, some of them actually get better. I am a firm believer that buying a new watch is great if you can get your value out of it at a later date, but I also know that buying a new watch is generally not the smartest move.  I encourage all my customers to buy a used watch, and if you trust the source you are buying from and can get a warranty, then you are golden.

When you purchase a mid to high end brand, such as Rolex or Bertolucci, the models don’t change much year after year, so you are just as safe buying a used model as a new model, and you save lots of money by buying used that has been reconditioned and can last you a lifetime. [Read more...]

Hottest Holiday Pre-Owned Watches For Him (or Her) in 2012

Watches for HimTis the season to shop, and with Black Friday and Cyber Monday and Green Tuesday and every other colorful day that falls between Thanksgiving and Christmas, the bottom line is this, it is time to start shopping for the holidays.

It doesn’t matter if you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah or Kwanza, if you are into gift giving, sometimes finding that perfect gift can be tough, and with economic times the way they are, it isn’t as easy to indulge in those luxury items anymore.

But have no fear, because Jonathan’s Diamond Buyer is here to save the day with the hottest holiday pre-owned watches for him (or her)  in 2012.  We are going to show you that you can not only afford luxury, but that you can save the planet at the same time by upcycling and knowing that one mans trash is another mans treasure. [Read more...]

12 Things to be Grateful for This Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving GratitudeIt’s that time of year where we gather with our families and cook a turkey, watch football and eat lots of pie.  We might fight, we might laugh and we might even cry, but one thing that is universal about this time of year is gratitude.

No matter what has happened with the economy or in the world – and lets face it, we have been turned inside out and upside down – there is still always something to be grateful for. Although I believe we should count our blessings all year long, this is the time of year we tend to truly focus on those blessings. [Read more...]

The Progression of a Madagascar Sapphire

Ilkakaka River Valley MadagascarIt is 1998 on the banks of the Ilakaka river valley. It is a hot and dry day and in the warm beating sun a seam of high quality unearthed and unexpected sapphires are glittering brightly like a colored carpet.

This is where the story of this Madagascar Sapphire progression begins. From a mere stone, buried deep in the ground for years to what it is today.

The sapphire more than likely was sent to Sri Lanka or Thailand to be polished and cut, although we will never know that for certain, all we know for sure is that it did end up being set in a ring. [Read more...]