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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

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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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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