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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

How Aventurine Is Used for Watch Dials

Annena Sorenson

In the luxury watch world, a lot of intriguing substances are used for dial making. Earlier this month we brought you news about meteorite dials. Today, we take a look at the use of aventurine in watches.

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Exclusive Geneva Watch Exhibit, SIHH, Runs This Week

Annena Sorenson

Yesterday, in Geneva, the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) opened its doors to retailers and press from around the world. This by-invitation-only watch exhibition is one of the two most important shows of the first quarter of each year (Baselworld in March is the other). At this exclusive event, more than two dozen top watch brands and independent brands are showcasing their newest watches — watches destined to set the trends on wrists around the world for 2017.

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A Look at the First Wristwatches in History

Annena Sorenson

While wristwatches did not officially go into serial production until the early 1900s, these watches do have a long and fascinating history. In fact, centuries ago, pocket watches, brooch watches and other pieces were adapted to be worn on the wrist. Some brands still debate who developed the first wristwatch predominantly made for this purpose.

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A Reflection on 2016 and a Nod to 2017

Annena Sorenson

It is that time of year when we all reflect back on what 2016 brought our way. We want to thank our loyal customers and our new customers for your continued interest in the products that we select and curate specifically with you in mind. This has been an historic year filled with many memorable moments for us — and hopefully for you.

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Last-Minute Gift Ideas When Time Is of the Essence

Annena Sorenson

In a holiday pinch? Unsure what to get your mom, dad, son, daughter, husband, wife, girlfriend, etc.? We have the answer and it is all about time. Watches are the perfect gift because they show you took time to think about what the recipient likes and to go in person to find the timepiece that matches his or her personality and lifestyle. It also shows you know time is important and with every glance at their wrist, they will think of you.

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Greubel Forsey Unveils Platinum Tourbillon 24 Secondes Vision

Annena Sorenson

Easily one of the most visionary watch brands on the market today, Greubel Forsey continues to surprise and delight us with the most exquisite haute horlogerie. Recently, the brand unveiled its stunning new version of the Tourbillon 24 Secondes Vision watch — in platinum with a copper hued dial for dramatic contrast.

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Building a Watch Wardrobe Means Diversity

Annena Sorenson

With the holidays here, you are most likely contemplating the perfect gift — or maybe even a self purchase. We know that a watch is a great, timeless investment — one that can hold its value for years to come.

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Check Out Our Picks for the Three Best Ulysse Nardin Marine Watches of 2016

Annena Sorenson

It's a great time to take a look at the best-selling watches of the year and maybe put one or two of them on your holiday shopping list. Today, we take a look at three of the most coveted Ulysse Nardin marine watches of the 2016. While some of these were introduced back in March at Baselworld, they didn't make their way to retail stores until the fall — so they are still super fresh and sought after.

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Phillips Auction House Wraps Up Year With Record Watch Sales

Annena Sorenson

It's been a wild and wonderful ride at auction this year for timepieces. As the month of December sees several final auctions, we are already getting great results — results that bode well for the argument that a watch is a fine investment in your future.

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MB&F HM8 Can Am Watch Is a Powerhouse of Innovation and Performance

Annena Sorenson

Independent watch brand MB&F has been a powerhouse of innovation and high-tech performance since it burst on the scene over a decade ago. Its three-dimensional timepieces break conventional watchmaking rules and regularly steal hearts. Now the brand unveils its Horological Machine Number 8 inspired by the famed Can-Am races.

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3 Things You Need to Know About Buying Watches as Gifts

Annena Sorenson

It's almost here — Black Friday — and with it the stress and joy of holiday shopping. We want to help take the stress out of the shopping experience by offering a bit of advice about what to look for when buying a watch for a loved one.

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Meet the Winners of the Grand Prix de Horlogerie Geneve 2016 Watch Awards

Annena Sorenson

Last week we brought you a story about the annual watch awards known as the Grand Prix de Horlogerie Geneve (GPHG) and showed a few brands we carry that were in the final running. Well, the winners have been announced and we are pleased to bring some of the results to you now. Oh, and make note, you can view these award-winning brands in our store any time.

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Grand Prix de Horlogerie Geneva Honors Top Timepieces of 2016

Annena Sorenson

One of the watch industry's biggest events —The Grand Prix de Horlogerie Geneva (GPHG) — takes place tomorrow in Geneva. Every year for the past 15 years, the GPHG has celebrated the finest timepieces on the market by honoring one watch in a host of different categories.

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We Explain Why We Fall Back in Time This Weekend

Annena Sorenson

Daylight Saving Time in the United States ends at 2 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 6, when the clocks fall back by an hour, and many of us will certainly enjoy an extra hour of much-needed sleep. Meanwhile, our friends at ATimelyPerspective.com offer a fun look at the origins of DST, which happen to stretch back to the days of our Founding Fathers. Here is a little insight into the history of DST for true time junkies.

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A Spooky Look at Skeleton Watches

Annena Sorenson

Halloween is around the corner and that makes this the perfect time to talk about skeletons. Well, not the kind we usually think of at Halloween, but the kind we think of when we think luxury timepieces: Skeleton watches. Referred to as skeletons or skeletonized watches, these timepieces are intricate and alluring because the majority of the metal movement parts have been cut away and sculpted to offer open-worked magnificence.

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Why Watch Companies Use Rubies in Watch Movements

Annena Sorenson

Adding jewels instead of mechanical metal pieces to do the bearings' job helps ensure accuracy. It also enables the watch brand to make the movement smaller in size and in weight than it would if the parts were made of metal. Additionally, rubies can withstand temperature changes and so offer stability. However, setting these minuscule jewels into their designated spots on the movement is no easy task. In fact, seasoned watchmakers must do this job using tweezers and microscopes. In the end, though, the look is beautiful, and it is great if you get to see the rubies (or sapphires) in all their glory in the timepiece.

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Don't Drop Your Watch Without Reading This First

Annena Sorenson

We've all heard the term "shock resistant" in the watchmaking world. However, what does this term really mean and is your timepiece resistant enough to absorb shocks caused by falling, dropping, exerting too much acceleration at once, and more?

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Bell & Ross Shifts Attention From Skies to the Seas With New Marine Instrument Watches

Annena Sorenson

In a bold move, aviation watch giant Bell & Ross is shifting attention from the skies to the seas with an all-new marine-instrument collection. Taking inspiration from its beloved BR 01 watch, the new timepieces — three in total — offer a contemporary reinterpretation of the first marine instruments of the 17th century.

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Here's the Scoop on What 'Power Reserve' Really Means

Annena Sorenson

We are often questioned about what "power reserve" really means, so here we take an in-depth look at what the Swiss refer to as "Reserve de Marche."

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Fall Auction Season Swings Into Gear

Annena Sorenson

It's the time of year when the auction houses are getting all their timepieces prepared for the start of an exciting season.

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