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The Fabulous Pink Tourmaline

The Fabulous Pink Tourmaline

by mflowers@schiffmans.com BigCommerce
October's very special birthstone, pink tourmaline, dazzles in more colors than any other naturally occurring gemstone, making it truly one-of-a-kind. The name Tourmaline originates for the Sinhalese word toramalli, which means a "stone wi…
Celebrating National Bosses Day

Celebrating National Bosses Day

by mflowers@schiffmans.com BigCommerce
It is no surprise that this has been one unprecedented and wild year at Shreve & Co. Through all the ups and downs of 2020, one thing is for certain we have some pretty incredible bosses. As the threat of shutdowns started to sweep acros…
8 Easy Tests to Tell Whether Your Diamond is Real or Fake

8 Easy Tests to Tell Whether Your Diamond is Real or Fake

by mflowers@schiffmans.com BigCommerce
Have you ever wondered, "is this diamond actually real?". You are not the only one! In today's market, synthetic diamonds such as cubic zirconia and moissanite make very convincing fakes. These synthetics are so real-looking, you and those…
Is Hand Sanitizer Bad for Your Engagement Ring?

Is Hand Sanitizer Bad for Your Engagement Ring?

by mflowers@schiffmans.com BigCommerce
In the last 6 months or so, you've most probably used hand sanitizer more than ever before in your life! COVID-19 has changed our lives and daily routines drastically, one of those routines being the practice of hygiene and sanitizing our h…
How to Layer Your Watch for Fall

How to Layer Your Watch for Fall

by mflowers@schiffmans.com BigCommerce
Fall is the season to stack up on the arm candy! With long sleeves and sweaters making a presence in your wardrobe, now is the time to accessorize and have fun with your watches and jewelry.   The Eclectic Look Be creative while mix…
The Colors of Sapphires

The Colors of Sapphires

by mflowers@schiffmans.com BigCommerce
Did you know not all sapphires are blue? When most people imagine a sapphire, they imagine a deep blue gem, but sapphires actually exist in a whole rainbow of colors! Sapphires exist in a range of colors including blue, pink, green, yellow,…
A. Lange & Söhne Minute Repeater in Deep-Blue

A. Lange & Söhne Minute Repeater in Deep-Blue

by mflowers@schiffmans.com BigCommerce
If you know A. Lange & Söhne, you are probably familiar with the brands most iconic timepiece, the Zeitwerk. In 2015, the brand released the Zeitwerk Minute Repeater, which created quite the excitement in the watch community due to its uniq…
The Origins of Sapphires

The Origins of Sapphires

by mflowers@schiffmans.com BigCommerce
Not only are sapphires truly stunning, they share a rich history making them prized precious gems that are coveted throughout the world. Known for their symbolization of nobility, truth, sincerity, and faithfulness, they have become a popul…
Breitling Watches: Our Top Picks

Breitling Watches: Our Top Picks

by mflowers@schiffmans.com BigCommerce
For over a century, Breitling has been innovating and has become a leader in the watch industry for its technological advances. The brand is know for its spirit of innovation and precision amongst aviation, military, scientific, athletic,…