Friday, April 21, 2017

Top Watch Brands Support the Environment on Earth Day and Every Day


This Saturday, April 22, marks Earth Day, a time to celebrate Earth and her many bounties. Many celebrate with clean-up efforts, planting trees and committing to environmental protection efforts. The annual event was begun in 1970 and nearly 200 countries around the world participate — all managed globally by the Earth Day Network.


Today, many top watch brands also make a commitment to saving Earth’s resources. Some have programs and foundations to reforest regions of the world, others support clean-water efforts, and a host of brands support protection of our oceans.

Certain privately owned watch brands have environmental foundations that look after the causes, even offering awards and grants to those studying and pursuing investigation into conservation efforts. Brands, such as Rolex and Audemars Piguet, are top in this field. Some of the larger corporate-owned brands have different initiatives. For instance the LVMH Group (which owns Hublot, TAG Heuer, Bulgari and Zenith, among others) developed its LIFE program five years ago to make management more aware of ways to become environmentally conscious. Certain brands in the group have created their own strong messages, teaming with other organizations to bring clean drinking water to countries in need, or to save animals.


Over at the Richemont Group (with brands, such as IWC, A. Lange & Sohne, Cartier, Baume & Mercier and others), sustainability is a big issue, and many of the brands have stepped up their commitment by making their factories incredibly advanced with special heating systems, air systems, recycling programs and more. IWC Schaffhausen also supports the Darwin Foundation and its protection of the Galapagos.


Often these brands have special watches made in honor of the organization or the effort they are supporting. Stop in  any time and see which brands we carry that support sustainability, the environment and Earth.


from Hamilton Jewelers

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Top 5 Jewelry Picks for Spring

Spring weather is finally upon us and is hopefully here to stay, because we are ready to ditch the heavy jackets and sweaters and show off some fabulous jewelry. We are very excited about this season’s trends and we picked out some of our favorite new pieces that will enhance any look for a fresh start to the spring season.

The Fringe Earring

Gold Fringe Earrings

14k yellow gold and diamond fringe earrings, $850

Statement earrings continue to be a top trend on the runway and these fringe earrings are sure to get some attention while remaining light and airy so you aren’t weighed down as the weather gets warmer.


Rose Gold Wire Collar Necklace

Gold Wire Necklace14k Rose Gold Flexible Wire Collar Necklace featuring 1.59ct total weight of diamonds. $3,995

On the other end of the spectrum, super simple choker and collar necklaces made appearances in many designer’s collections. Our wire necklace adds a unique touch of sparkle to your outfit whether you want to mix up a classic look or complete your edgy ensemble without overwhelming the overall style.



The Classic Gold Bangle

Yellow Gold Bangle14k Yellow Gold Hinged Bangle. $1,095

Warmer weather begs for warmer colors and a classic yellow gold bangle always does the trick. New ways to wear bracelets were a huge trend on this season’s runway, so if you are looking to shake things up a little, try wearing bangles on your arms instead of wrists.

Starburst Studs

Diamond Gemstone Studs14k Yellow Gold Starburst Earrings featuring a center stone of either opal or turquoise surrounded by diamonds. $475 each

We just love how fun these studs are!  We can see them becoming a part of a fabulous mix and match stud collection, but of course, they are also perfect for punching up a look on their own.

Black Spinel Crescent Necklace

Diamond and Black Spinel Necklace14k Yellow Gold Adjustable Black Spinel and Diamond Crescent Necklace. $995

Layering necklaces is still a top trend and also one of our favorites. This piece is a great addition because of its versatility. The black spinel gives the necklace a little more “oomph” making it a great piece to wear alone, but it is also simple enough that you can pair it with a longer necklace (or two) for a multi-faceted style.




from Hamilton Jewelers

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

A Reflection on the Trends of BaselWorld 2017


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.

Top among the trends was a revival of mixed metals. In fact, two-tone watches — with stainless steel and 18-karat rose gold coming together in one timepiece — were all the rage. In some instances two-tone watches made their appearance in an effort to usher in less expensive prices than all-gold, but in other instances, it was all about the look. A sleek rose gold bezel against a steel case has impressive appeal. However, gold isn’t stepping aside to let the two-tone looks dominate — gold is still going strong. We saw a little yellow gold emerging, but rose gold is still in vogue.

Color also gains attention this year, with beautiful dials in pale shades of pink, blue and green. Chocolate and slate gray also reign as top dial choices for both men and women. Straps emerge strongly in all hues, including bright white, orange, red, yellow and rich fall colors.

new breitling

Navitimer Rattrapante


As predicted, we saw a lot of sport watches, especially chronographs, making their appearance, as well. Many of those sport watches follow a theme, such as dive watches, pilot or aviation-inspired watches and auto-inspired pieces — all with rugged, yet refined, appeal.

Finally, women’s watches are stealing the limelight as more and more brands unveiled pieces dedicated to ladies. Crafted in steel, gold and other materials, the newest women’s watches are either highly classic in look, sporty chic or over-the-top with diamonds.


Patek Philippe Calatrava

All of these trends will be flowing our way with new product in our cases throughout the year, so we invite you in any time to see the latest and greatest timepieces.

from Hamilton Jewelers