Monday, December 22, 2014

Last Minute Gift Giving? We Got This!

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You crossed off the list, you checked it twice...then you woke up in the middle of the night and gasped because you forgot ___________ (fill in the blank).

No need to worry, Hamilton has something for EVERY single person you could possibly think of! Employee, inlaws, wife, babysitter, husband, best friend, godchild...the list goes on.

From diamond engagement rings and luxury timepieces to something for the home, our online collection leaves nothing but smiles on the faces of your friends and family. 

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Professional Guide to Engagement Ring Shopping


You’ve found the one, and you owe cupid a huge favor.  Maybe you’ve even planned the proposal and asked her father for his blessing.  No matter what your circumstances, buying an engagement ring can be a daunting and overwhelming task.   Here are some pointers to get you started in the right direction - - some practical, some romantic, and some steeped in history & tradition.  We should know a thing or two….we’ve been helping happy couples for over 100 years.

Five quick facts about engagement ring shopping:

1. Most men shop 1 – 3 months prior to their (planned) date of proposal.

2. It is most common to buy the engagement ring first, then the bride’s wedding band, then the groom’s ring.

3. Most couples prefer wedding bangs that match the metal of the engagement ring and complement the style and design.  There are no hard and fast rules, but this is the norm.

4. Unlike other wedding day purchases, the rings are a lifelong investment and should be viewed as such.  (i.e., budget, research, etc)

5. Good internet resources for unbiased and knowledgeable information are:

The Top 5 Things to know before you start this amazing adventure:

1.     WHAT IS YOUR BUDGET?   You don’t need the exact number, but have a range in mind, be it monthly payments on an installment program, financing the entire purchase, or any combination of either.  You may be pleasantly surprised that financing offers now allow you to find the perfect ring for less than you may have imagined.  In the end, try to purchase the nicest ring that you can afford and be sure you’re comfortable with the payment or expense; being uneasy about debt is not something you want on your mind right now.

2.   WHAT IS HER STYLE/TASTE?  What kind of jewelry does she already wear? Is she more classic or modern? Feminine or sophisticated?  Do her pieces tend to be more delicate or chunky? Simple or ornate?  Observe her demeanor, her body language, her dress, and any references she makes about jewelry, fashion and style.  She will be wearing this ring 24/7 every day of her life. It will need to go with everything from jeans to evening wear and everything in between. Penchant in design is often reflected in other tastes a woman has. If she prefers clean, modern lines in furniture, for example, it's likely she'll react well to the same aesthetic in her engagement ring.

3.   WHAT SETTING IS BEST? While there are an unending variety of patterns, details and metal choices, there are four basic types you are likely to encounter:

Solitaire - A single stone. Still the most popular choice in engagement rings. The head secures the diamond. Prongs allow the diamond to catch the most light. A four-prong-setting typically shows more of the diamond.

Sidestone- Diamonds or other gemstones, flank the main stone for additional sparkle or color. Popular sidestone settings include 'channel', which protects stones by keeping them flush, and 'bar-channel', which allows more light to enter the sidestones.


ThreeStone – Best described as ‘One diamond for the past, one for the present, and one for the future.’ Typically, the center diamond is larger than the two side stones.  The gemstones are most often all diamonds, but other gemstones can be used as well, such as a diamond flanked by 2 sapphires, etc.

Vintage inspired – This includes ‘halo’ settings that feature a center diamond with pavĂ© diamonds surrounding it.  Designs that are vintage or estate inspired often have delicate engraving and filigree details to further enhance the ring.

Featured Watch of the WEEK: BREGUET 18K GOLD MARINE

Marine chronograph in 18-carat white gold. Self-winding movement with date and small seconds. 15 minutes sector. Centre chronograph minutes and seconds. Silvered gold dial, hand-engraved on a rose engine. Sapphire caseback. Screw-locked crown. Water-resistant to 100 meters.

Breguet sets the standard for luxury timepieces as this premier company holds a strong historical and cultural heritage dating back to 1747. The watch featured today is this gorgeous Marine Chronograph set in 18k Gold. For more information, click here

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Hamilton Jewelers donates to Trenton-based HomeFront

PRINCETON, December 4, 2014: 

The holidays can be challenging for those in need and many families in Mercer County need assistance to hope for a brighter future.  Hamilton Jewelers recently represented one of their company’s core values of “community support” with an important donation to HomeFront.  

HomeFront's mission is to end homelessness in Central New Jersey by harnessing the caring, resources and expertise of the community and therefore lessen the immediate pain of homelessness.  The organization helps families become self-sufficient through such efforts as emergency food, free clothing and household goods, affordable housing searches, job placement and readiness skills.

Hamilton hosted a special event in partnership with international designer David Yurman on November 6th in their downtown Princeton location.  A portion of proceeds from the evening was reserved for a donation to HomeFront, resulting in a donation amount of $7,791.  A check for this amount was presented this week by Hank and Lisette Siegel to Connie Mercer, founder of HomeFront, in their Trenton office.

“We are proud to support such an important and worthwhile organization in Mercer County,” says Hamilton president Hank B. Siegel.  “My grandfather started our company in downtown Trenton over 100 years ago, and it’s important to my family that we always support this community.  We believe strongly in assisting locally, particularly to organizations that help families in need.”

Hamilton Jewelers is a family-owned and operated firm with locations in Princeton and Palm Beach, FL.  Since 1912, Hamilton has provided successive generations of families and friends with impeccable service, value, and selection.  All items are responsibly sourced with care for our environment and our communities. 

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Rewarding your employees this holiday season


PRINCETON, December 4, 2014:    A tried-and-true way to increase employee retention and enthusiasm is by implementing a program to recognize and celebrate service anniversary milestones. The key to meaningful retention is actually a very fundamental philosophy: commemorate achievement.  While an annual Service and Employee Recognition initiative is best, it’s not too late to adopt a holiday gift program.

Recognizing career accomplishment helps to align 2 important forces:  that of your team 'on the front lines' and the executive and management group. Service anniversaries are the perfect time to chronicle an associate's contributions over time, whether they are a sales professional with highly visible results, or a behind-the-scenes team player who contributes every day to your company's success. The employee has an opportunity to see how they fit into the organization's overall goals and how their role is integral to the attainment of these objectives. It helps to appreciate the importance of the individual and works to build their career commitment. Importantly, it's a proud moment for the associate to share with family and friends and helps to cultivate extraordinary results.

A recent example is an extensive program that Hamilton designed and implemented for Princeton University. With a comprehensive platform that was completely customized to Princeton's branding posture, Hamilton created a multi-prong outreach that served over 500 employees of the University. From a fully-integrated website complete with user id protection access, print catalogs, and more, Hamilton delivered a range of product from emblematic pins to fine jewelry to timepieces to giftware.

This holiday season, remember to thank the associates who make your business successful every day of the year.

Hamilton Jewelers is a family-owned and operated firm with locations in Princeton and Palm Beach, FL.  Since 1912, Hamilton has provided successive generations of families and friends with impeccable service, value, and selection.  All items are responsibly sourced with care for our environment and our communities. 

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Create a fireworks with these brilliant diamonds. This spectacular diamond collection is sure to light up your loved ones face this Holiday!  Featuring scattered round brilliant-cut diamonds in varying sizes and shapes for designs that truly glimmer and shine. Rings, pendants, and earrings available in 18k rose, white, or yellow gold.

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Sunday, December 7, 2014

Hamilton creates lapel pin for inaugural Boca Bowl in Palm Beach

Hamilton creates lapel pin for inaugural Boca Bowl in Palm Beach

PRINCETON, December 4, 2014:    ESPN Events, a subsidiary of ESPN, announced the creation of the Boca Raton Bowl in a six-year agreement beginning in 2014. The pre-Christmas bowl game will be affiliated with the American Athletic Conference, Conference USA and the Mid-American Conference with each conference participating an expected four times during the six-year span.  The game will be played at FAU Stadium in Boca Raton, Fla., on the campus of Florida Atlantic University and nationally televised on ESPN or ESPN2. The open-air stadium opened in 2011 and seats just under 30,000 fans. 

The exciting new bowl game is expected to be a high quality postseason event.  In partnership with Palm Beach County officials and community leaders, the group is proud to reward a deserving American Athletic Conference team with the national exposure of the game.  The new match has all the elements for an excellent bowl game: great location, great facilities for student-athletes and fans, and hungry teams.

Hamilton Jewelers is honored to be a part of the first Bowl game in Palm Beach County history by creating a lapel pin for coaches, sponsors, and partners.   SEE PHOTO ATTACHED.  The pins were custom-designed for the event by Hamilton and provided to raise awareness and visibility for the big game.   The Boca Bowl will be held on December 23, 2014 at FAU Stadium in Boca Raton, Florida.

Hamilton Jewelers is a family-owned and operated firm with locations in Princeton and Palm Beach, FL.  Since 1912, Hamilton has provided successive generations of families and friends with impeccable service, value, and selection.  All items are responsibly sourced with care for our environment and our communities.  For more information, please visit  For tickets and game information, please visit:

Boca Bowl lapel pin, created by Hamilton Jewelers for ESPN
December 23, 2014

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

St Christopher Jewelry, a sign of love and protection

In the spirit of the holidays and worldly travelers alike, there is a resurgence of the St Christopher medallion. Whether worn as a necklace slide, pin or pocket coin, it has been cherished by many over the years as a token of safety and security.

Traditionally, you will see St. Christopher carrying a child, however over the years the image has changed some. The image was originally formed from the legend as told in the Catholic Encyclopedia that depicted Christopher carrying travelers across water to safe and dry land. In this story, it further depicts a child who grew heavier with each and very step. When questioned as to why this was happening, it was shared that the child was in fact Jesus Christ and the weight of the child represented the "weight of the world". The tidbit of this story was dated back to some 300+ years after Christopher's time, but has captured the hearts of believers around the world. St Christopher's image has been used by many to protect and keep their loved ones safe during times of travel.

This modern St Christopher slide is more than a beautiful work of art, it is an expression of love, protection and security . Click here to find out more or to purchase one of these amazing pieces for someone you love.