The Cross Pendant – A Perfect Addition to an Easter Basket

Cross PendantEaster is just around the corner and as I was sitting here thinking about what I could do for my older kids, since they are really too old to hunt for eggs and don’t really appreciate the traditional basket of goodies anymore, it hit me that a pretty cross on a chain or a cross pendant would be a perfect Easter treat! [Read more...]

I Just Want to Be A Jewelry Buyer – Jonathan’s Diamond Buyer

The Jewelry Buyer Staff

Our Family at Jonathan’s Fine Jewelers

I believe that being an owner and manager of a business and a jewelry buyer is really difficult in business.  As an owner and manager I have to deal with the employees, the books, the bottom line, the paper work and yes, dare I say it, the BS of business.  As a jewelry buyer I get to deal with the customer, the diamonds, the watches, the bracelets and necklaces and pearls and gold.  Both jobs are challenging and I  believe that keeping employees happy is just as important as keeping customers happy.  But, when I first started this business I had no idea as it grew that I would be wearing so many different hats, depending on the day, hour, minute and even second! [Read more...]

Join Me On My Latest Adventure – Jonathan’s Watch Buyer

Super-Dad-Juggling-TasksI am the type of guy who always has a lot going on in my life. Between work and my personal life I manage to get it all done and I never take a sick day.  That’s not to say that there aren’t days where I sit back and smack myself in the head and think about how crazy I am, because there are plenty of those.  There are also plenty of days when my wife smacks me in the head and tells me I’m crazy, but I keep going full speed, and now I have taken on a new adventure.

I think I’m an adventure junkie.  I can’t stand still and always need a project or a new mountain to climb to feel satisfied.  It’s kind of like how I break up with my watches, I like to stay on the move.  I have lists that run through my mind of things that I want to try and do and as I start one thing on my bucket list, I mentally check it off and move on to the next, until my plate is overflowing with priorities and musts and needs and loves. [Read more...]

Arm Yourself for Spring: The Bangle Bracelet Bling Workout

bangle bracelet workoutIt’s hard to believe, but Spring has finally sprung and it’s time to pull out the tees, tanks and sleeveless frocks and load up on the bangle bracelets.  If you are anything like my wife, you have spent the past few weeks toning up your arms, getting ready to bare them to the world, and there is nothing sexier than a toned arm with bling around the wrist.

I am not an exercise guru (if you’ve met me, you would know that!) but I did spend my younger years in the boxing ring, and I do have a few tips on how to keep a fit upper body, so I thought it might be fun to throw in a couple of exercises you could do to tone.  So, slip on a few bangles and use them as mini weights and lets start to get toned! [Read more...]

The Largest D Color Flawless Diamond: A Diamond Buyers Dream

largest colorless flawless diamondOn 15 May 2013 Christie’s will have the privilege of presenting at auction in Geneva an extraordinary pear-shaped perfect diamond weighing 101.73 carats. Offered for sale for the very first time, this sensational gemstone is not only one of the largest pear-shaped diamonds known to date, it is also one of the world’s most perfect diamonds: a D color, Type IIA Flawless gem.

Rahul Kadakia, Head of Jewelry, Christie’s Switzerland and Americas:

Just as a great artist is able to ‘see’ a masterpiece in a block of marble, a perfect diamond is the result of the skill and vision of a master cutter who is able to uncover beauty from a rough gem. On 15 May, Christie’s Geneva will offer for sale this wonderful pear-shaped diamond of 101.73 carats, which has literally been sculpted like a work of art. This diamond is in its scale, quality, and rarity one of the most beautiful ‘white’ diamonds Christie’s has ever had the honor of offering for sale. [Read more...]