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Stephen Silver is renowned for our extraordinary ability to procure, design and handcraft the world's finest jewelry and gemstones.

The Stephen Silver Fine Jewelry Estate Collection includes some of the finest pieces from the Edwardian, Victorian, Art Deco, Art Nouveau, and Retro eras. Signed and period pieces are the company's specialty; many of which are from prestigious jewelry houses such as Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Bulgari, Tiffany & Co., and Harry Winston.

The Stephen Silver Fine Jewelry Signature Collection exemplifies modern day luxury combined with old world elegance to produce true works of art. Exquisitely handcrafted in platinum and 18-karat gold, using only the very finest diamonds and colored gemstones, our Signature Collection is exceptional in quality and extraordinary in style.

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Watches

Swiss Watch Organization Sets New Standards to Define Fine Watchmaking

Annena Sorenson

After a long investigation into the world of Haute Horlogerie (fine watchmaking), the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie (FHH) in Switzerland announces that it has created a guide book to define what really constitutes fine watchmaking.  The White Paper on Fine Watchmaking — a detailed guide of criteria and brands — is the result of three years of work by the Foundation's Cultural Council.

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This Mother's Day, Give the Gift of Time

Annena Sorenson

Earlier in the week, we posted an item about how time — specifically a watch — is the best Mother's Day gift. A watch shows you took the time to think about her likes, her hobbies or interests, or her favorite colors or styles. Even better, a watch is something she will glance at every day she wears it — and be reminded of you. And, let's face it, a watch is all about showing that you recognize her time is important to her and that you respect that.

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Top Watch Brands Support the Environment on Earth Day and Every Day

Annena Sorenson

This Saturday, April 22, marks Earth Day, a time to celebrate Earth and her many bounties. Many celebrate with clean-up efforts, planting trees and committing to environmental protection efforts. The annual event was begun in 1970 and nearly 200 countries around the world participate — all managed globally by the Earth Day Network.

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The Watchstars Awards Honor the World's Best Timepieces

Annena Sorenson

Recently during the Baselworld 2017 watch exhibition, The WatchStars Awards were presented. A pinnacle in the watch industry, the international watch awards are given out annually by an international committee of experts. Watchstars honors “the best watches of the world” in five different categories. The judging is based on the previous year’s innovations.

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Hermes Unveils Impatient Watch

Annena Sorenson

Baselworld never ceases to amaze us — with so many great new innovations making their debut. This year, Hermes unveils the Impatient Watch, a sequel to its much-loved Time Suspended (Le Temps Suspendu) watch that allowed the wearer to stop time with the push of a button. The official name of the new timepiece, another collaboration between La Montre Hermes and famed watchmaker Jean-Marc Wiederrecht, is the Slim d'Hermes L'Heure Impatiente.

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BaselWorld Trends: Stainless Steel Comes Together With Rose Gold in a Revival of Mixed Metals

Annena Sorenson

Well, the Baselworld 2017 watch and jewelry exhibition has come to a close and we can sit back and reflect on the trends we believe will make their way to wrists around the world this year.

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Meet the MB&F HM7 Aquapod

Annena Sorenson

Lovingly nicknamed Jellyfish, the new MB&F HM7 Aquapod watch — which made its debut at SIHH in January and was shown again at Baselworld — is an exciting addition to the beloved MB&F lineup. Several years in the making, the HM7 Aquapod features a central flying tourbillon housed in an outer spherical 53.8mm case.

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The World's Biggest Watch Fair, BaselWorld, Starts Today

Annena Sorenson

Every year since we can remember, the world's largest and, perhaps, most important watch exhibition, BaselWorld, has taken place in Basel, Switzerland, in March. This year, the exhibition runs from March 23 until March 30. This is a huge affair, with hundreds of watch brands unveiling their newest timepieces — watches that are sure to set wrist trends for another year.

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Richard Mille Unveils RM 037 for Women

Annena Sorenson

Richard Mille, one of the top independent Swiss watch brands, released a lot of news and great product at this year’s SIHH, much of which is starting to filter into our store. One top look is the all-new women's RM 037 NTPT® Carbon Set watch. In this piece, Mille works with high-tech materials yet again: North Thin Ply Technology (NTPT®) carbon — this time set with diamonds.

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Wide Array of Fine Timepieces Exceed Expectations at Antiquorum Auction

Annena Sorenson

The results are in from the latest Antiquorum auctions of Important Watches & Jewelry, where nearly $4 million was generated from the sale of nearly 300 collectible timepieces and some top jewelry items, once again proving that the best of the best in watches can hold — and increase — their value over decades.

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Set Your Watches to Spring Ahead

Annena Sorenson

This weekend you will lose an hour of your time... that is because Daylight Saving Time 2017 will start on Sunday, March 12, at 2 a.m. That's the bad.

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Understanding What a Chronograph Is and How It Came to Be

Annena Sorenson

Chronographs are watches that track intervals of time. For instance, they can monitor laps around a track, the time it takes to hike a mountain or how many minutes it took you to grill that burger. A basic chronograph has an independent sweep second hand and typically hour-counters and minute counters. Generally, a chronograph can be started, stopped and returned to zero by successive presses on a chronograph button on the case side.

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Pantone Color Institute Declares Red Will Headline the Fall Palette

Annena Sorenson

We haven't even hit spring yet and the Pantone Color Institute has already named its fall colors. The Institute has taken its cues from the runways of New York and Paris to create a color palette that will serve as a reference throughout the rest of the year for fashion enthusiasts, reporters and retailers. That means we expect to see some nice red watch straps this fall for men and women alike.

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Jewelry, Watches Owned by Famed Writer Jackie Collins to Be Auctioned

Annena Sorenson

Always wish you could own a piece of Hollywood? Well, this could be your chance, as Bonhams gets ready to auction the jewelry and art that famed writer Jackie Collins kept in her much-loved Beverly Hills home from 1992 until her death in 2015. Collins was an avid collector of fine art, sculpture, jewelry and watches. Portions of the proceeds from the auction will be donated to support the empowerment of young women in the arts and education.

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Greubel Forsey Unveils $1.4 Million Grande Sonnerie

Annena Sorenson

Greubel Forsey wowed us once again at SIHH 2017 with the $1.4 million Grand Sonnerie — the brand’s first Grande Sonnerie. The remarkable watch, which audibly chimes the time automatically or on demand, was 11 years in the research and development stages. Its elaborate 855-part movement has two patents pending.

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Meet the Incredible Audemars Piguet Outrage

Annena Sorenson

Sadly, an amazing trilogy of watches from Audemars Piguet is coming to a close. At this year's SIHH, the brand unveiled its third and final gemstone delight: Outrage. Offered with all diamonds or with multi-hued blue sapphires, the incredible watch features more than 40 gemstone-set spikes reaching out from the 18-karat white gold cuff bracelet.

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A Look at the Stricter 2017 Guidelines on 'Swiss Made' Watches

Annena Sorenson

The Swiss Federal Council recently approved a partial revision of its "Swiss made" ordinance for watches, effective as of January 1, 2017. The revision strengthens the label requirements for watches and movements and aligns them more with the new "Swissness" legislation that has been updated since its 2013 adoption by the Swiss Parliament.

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Buyers Beware: More Than 1 Million Fake Swiss Watches Seized in 2016

Annena Sorenson

 

One million counterfeit Swiss watches were confiscated around the globe in 2016, according to statistics released by the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry. The message to bargain hunters is that they should think twice before plunking down their hard-earned dollars on offers that seem too good to be true. The best protection against buying a fake is to work with an authorized dealer.

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Pink Is for Men! Great Rose Gold Watches for Valentine's Day

Annena Sorenson

Move over women, pink is not just exclusively for you. Today, especially when it comes to the watch world, some of the hottest luxury watches for men – from sporty to sophisticated and ultra complicated – are crafted in 18-karat pink gold. This is a great thing with Valentine's Day around the corner — it gives you the perfect gift idea.

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Three Key Watch Trends Emerge From SIHH Geneva

Annena Sorenson

Just last month, the watch world enjoyed its first-of-the-year luxury watch exhibition: Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) in Geneva. It was a whirlwind show with hundreds of retailers and members of the press converging on the massive Pal Expo site to visit with 30 watch brands that unveiled their newest timepieces — some that were years in the making.

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