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The Story Behind August's Birthstone: The Peridot

The Story Behind August's Birthstone: The Peridot

by mflowers@schiffmans.com BigCommerce
August produces the hottest day of the year for half of the country, so it is only fitting that the birthstone for August is formed under extreme conditions. Peridot has been found in hardened lava flows and meteorites which arrived from ou…
The IWC Upgrade You've Been Waiting For

The IWC Upgrade You've Been Waiting For

by mflowers@schiffmans.com BigCommerce
The IWC Portugieser was originally designed to help to Portuguese merchants have the accuracy of a desk clock in a wearable wristwatch designed for sailing. By implanting a pocket-watch movement in a distinctive large case with a focus on r…
In What Order Do You Wear Your Wedding Rings?

In What Order Do You Wear Your Wedding Rings?

by mflowers@schiffmans.com BigCommerce
The act of exchanging rings to signify a common bond between a couple can be traced back 4,800 years to the Egyptians. Over the many millennia, symbolism and traditions have changed, and people often ask "What order do I wear my wedding and…
How to Hide the Engagement Ring

How to Hide the Engagement Ring

by mflowers@schiffmans.com BigCommerce
You've made the decision to propose, you've purchased a ring - or had one custom made - that perfectly depicts the love you have for your future bride, and now... you have to hide it, fast. The time period leading up to an engagement is imm…
The Story Behind July's Birthstone: The Ruby

The Story Behind July's Birthstone: The Ruby

by mflowers@schiffmans.com BigCommerce
There are some people who are inherently luckier than others. If you doubt that statement at all, just consider that anyone born in the month of July calls Ruby their birthstone. Ruby, known as the king of precious gemstones, is the most va…
When it's Time to Resize a Ring

When it's Time to Resize a Ring

by mflowers@schiffmans.com BigCommerce
As life's circumstances happen, you may find that your engagement ring or wedding band are no longer fitting the way they once did. You may start asking how your ring is supposed to fit and whether it's time to resize it. There's a lot to c…
This is the Most Essential Part in a Timepiece

This is the Most Essential Part in a Timepiece

by mflowers@schiffmans.com BigCommerce
If your first guess was the face and hands, it's time to look a little deeper into your watch. Of course, the look and function are important, but the most essential part of your timepiece is...the mainspring. This under-appreciated littl…
Our Guide to Jewelry Metals

Our Guide to Jewelry Metals

by mflowers@schiffmans.com BigCommerce
11-thousand years ago, our ancestors couldn't possibly know what was special about the metals they had discovered. Their utility seemed to be more important than anything. But it didn't take long before people realized some metals are more…