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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

What You Need to Know About Magnetism and Your Mechanical Watch

Annena Sorenson

If you own a mechanical watch, you need to be aware that magnetism can affect its accuracy. Mobile phones, microwaves and certain electrical instruments can have an effect on the accuracy of a mechanical timepiece, depending on the proximity and duration of exposure. Additionally, certain medical testing equipment can have an adverse effect, which is why patients are often advised to leave their watch at home or in a locker during testing.

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Are You Sure the Watch on Your Wrist Is Ready to Take the Plunge?

Annena Sorenson

Tomorrow marks the first day of summer, and with it comes a host of wonderful outdoor activities — most of which involve water. Before you dive in, make sure the watch on your wrist is ready to take the plunge with you.

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The Season of Dads and Grads Is Here

Annena Sorenson

The season of Dads and Grads has arrived and both of these events present perfect opportunities to give the gift of time — in the form of a wristwatch, of course. Even better, we have watches to suit all budgets and all types of fathers and graduates.

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Great Gift for Dad: His Perpetual Calendar Watch Will Track Time Until at Least 2100

Annena Sorenson

With Father's Day around the corner, we think it is a good time to take a look at a gift that will track time for him until the year 2100 (at least): a perpetual calendar watch. Essentially, a perpetual calendar watch is a mechanical timepiece that tracks a wealth of calendar information and properly displays it. That information typically includes day of the week, date of the month, leap years and moon phases.

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Audemars Piguet Foundation Protects the Environment

Annena Sorenson

Today marks World Oceans Day, which has been celebrated unofficially since its inception in 1992, when objectives were set into place to globally celebrate our waters. In 2008, World Oceans Day was officially recognized by the United Nations. Events focus on cleaning up beaches, working at aquariums and getting involved in charitable causes.

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Three Swiss Watch Museums Worth the Visit

Annena Sorenson

If you are a watch lover, you most likely dream of visiting Switzerland, the luxury watch capital of the world. This summer, you may want to indulge yourself, and while there, maybe even visit one of these three top watch museums...

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Ulysse Nardin Sails With America's Cup Watches

Annena Sorenson

This past weekend in Bermuda, sailing lovers were treated to the kick off of the 35th America’s Cup presented by Louis Vuitton. The competition for the oldest trophy in international sports dates back to 1851. Defending the Cup is America’s Oracle Team USA (which won the 2013 America’s Cup races and the 2010 series before that). Five challengers are now racing one another over the course of nearly a month to determine which will be the final challenger.

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The Advantages of Wearing a Bracelet Watch

Annena Sorenson

Earlier this week, we reviewed the pros and cons of different types of watch straps, including fabric, rubber and leather. Today, we take a closer look at bracelet watches.

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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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