Vintage LeCoultre Galaxy

How, When, And Why Diamond-Set Watches For Men Were Commonly Accepted And The Importance America Played

Post-war United States boasted unique market conditions that allowed for diamond-set men’s watches from a variety of brands to thrive. Martin Green takes us on a journey to discover how and why diamond-set watches became part of the American Dream.

Tournaire bespoke watch with Paris skyline bezel

The Tournaire Family Jewels In Paris: It All Started With A Fork In The Basement

French artisan jewelers, Philippe Tournaire and his son, Mathieu, create bracelets, rings, watches, belt buckles, and even headphones from something much more valuable than gold. Follow us on a visit to the workshop of this bespoke maker.

This ring from Eleuterio’s Heritage collection really displays the intricate filigree wire

The History Of Portuguese Filigree Reinterpreted In A Single Luxury Jewelry Brand: Eleuterio

Ian and I had the pleasure of recently visiting the high-end Portuguese jewelry brand Eleuterio in northern Portugal, which specializes in a contemporary interpretation of the local traditional art of filigree. Read on to follow us there!

A Cartier Just un Clou Torque necklace in its natural habitat

The Cherry On Top: Cartier Launches Aldo Cipullo’s Juste Un Clou Torque

In April 2017, Cartier presented the new Juste un Clou Torque necklace, one of those pieces of jewelry that expresses sincere chic, making it a powerful statement of bold attitude. Once again, Aldo Cipulla hits the nail right on the head.

Uncut diamonds

Controversy Or Not? Synthetic Vs. Natural Diamonds In Watchmaking (Video)

In April 2017 a symposium with the title “Synthetic Diamonds: Are Watchmaking and Jewelry in Danger?” took place in Geneva whose aim was to explain the indubitable reality of the arrival of synthetic diamonds in the world of watchmaking and demonstrate how it is possible to differentiate natural from lab-grown stones. Discover here what sort of challenges and impact on the industry this topic could have.

Eleuterio earrings in yellow gold and ruthenium from the Couture collection

The Most Glamorous Night In Watchmaking: Eleuterio Filigree Jewelry At The Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève 2016

I am a big fan of Portugal and Portuguese culture. I was therefore pleased to discover recently that the art of the filigree technique in jewelry, one of Portugal’s own traditional arts, is the main idea behind a luxurious 90-year-old jewelry brand called Eleuterio. And even more pleasing: I wore some of Eleuterio’s lovely jewelry to watchmaking’s biggest night, the 2016 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève.