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Geneva High Jewelry: Charles Zuber is celebrating a timeless star.

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Charles Zuber earrings

These Charles Zuber earrings are precious and rare jewels promised to many variations. They are brimming with an enchantment that is akin to the seasonal glimmers, the shines of snow crystals and tears of frost. Conceived by the Maestro, this specially shaped and aesthetically different Etoile de Lucerne – Lucerne Star – also tells a poignant story.

Fascinating star, pure aesthetics and timeless

During his apprenticeship with a local jeweler, the Burger Company, the young would-be jeweler Charles Zuber, carried out a competitive examination launched by the City Council of Lucerne. His design won first prize. If his relatives had not disclosed it, this star might have remained an orphan forever in terms of creative fatherhood. And this despite the intensity of its current relevance, since it remains 70 years after its launch the original aesthetic highlight of the illuminations that ignite the city on the eve of the end of the year celebrations.

Discreetly ever-present in the Charles Zuber brand DNA, a Swiss signature that claims to be part of Geneva’s tradition of excellence in jewelry and watchmaking, this so-called Lucerne star also exists as an official website opening. Inspiring, contemporary and definitely timeless, it was designed by the late Charles Zuber, a Genevan with Lucerne origins. In the expert and meticulous hands of in-house gem-setters and jewelers, this star of Lucerne now generates a pair of earrings heralding a new line of Haute-jewelry.

First designed in 1949 by Charles Zuber during his apprenticeship, this contemporary aesthetic star still transcends one of Europe’s most popular Christmas markets. These earrings are the first of a new collection.

Geneva Haute-Joaillerie
Geneva High Jewelry: Charles Zuber is celebrating a timeless star

Charles Zuber, a glorious and fascinating history

The journalist writer Malcolm Lakin did some researches on the request of Vincent Perego, founding partner of the Charles Zuber House which is committed to the historical heritage of the Geneva jewelry sector. He discovered that the behind-the-scenes craftsman who gave his name to a brand wishing to perpetuate his values and talent had left other traces than the masterpieces of jewelry and watchmaking manufactured by the most prestigious Swiss Haute Horlogerie brands.

Like a forgotten Christmas story, Charles Zuber has left this iconic star behind him. It is the star of rebirth, vitality and limitless brilliance. It is this celestial body firmly attached to the borders of a horizon of promises which is being expressed into seduction and pleasure in this period of gifts and celebrations. Emotionally overwhelming, tremendously desirable.

Etoile de Lucerne earrings

This mobile, lightweight and airy earrings fly around in the magic of festive and commemorative moments around their secure anchorage point, an attachment pin system for earplugs. The framework and chain connecting elements are in pink gold. Alternating colored stones, purple royal rhodolite garnets, and custom hand-cut tsavorites, shaped like drops or diamonds baguette. Claws gem-set Star of Lucerne and the pear-shaped main stone are brilliant-cut (57 facets). A pure Haute-Joaillerie savoir-faire by Charles Zuber.

Pomander Collection

True to the spirit of the master jeweler who gave it its name and values, a skilled and ingenious craftsman recognized by his peers, the Charles Zuber brand places the Pomander at the forefront of the world of contemporaneity. It brings this mythical accessory to life again by using its mastery of jewelry techniques and an ability to select and match the most inhabited stones. Today as in the past, this jewel will be worn as a pendant, at the extremity of a scarf necklace and an endless chain of two meters long, in earrings or even studs, in open-ended bracelets. «Its shape of a high-value warhead, finely enclosed by a protective net with threads so fine that they can be erased, offers all the light to precious and semi-precious stones as well as their multiplicity of colors and heats» explains Vincent Perego, founding-partner of this brand that puts Geneva back at the heart of the international jewelry tradition.

Pomander Collection: The legendary apple of scents celebrated by the Charles Zuber brand

Source: Charles Zuber

Gift Yourself Sterling Silver Kiddush Cup Set Before this Shabbat

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Silver Kiddush Cup SetBefore this Shabbat
Silver Kiddush Cup SetBefore this Shabbat

Sterling silver kiddush cup set is the symbolism of the Jewish culture which is used to pay homage to sacrifice of the Jews during their struggle for the liberalization. Used during the Sabbat or any of the holy occasions in the Jewish culture, the Kiddush cups marks the prayers which the Hews recite over a glass of wine present in the kiddush cup.

The Jewish faith is embodied with detail of veneration and symbolism. This also means that you would find a reason and symbolism in every Jewish artifact. Especially, the kiddush cups used during the Holy Shabbat.

Handed over from one generation to another in the family lineage, the kiddush cup is a symbolism that can also have grape juice within the cup with the family members offering prayers either standing or sitting around the cup. Instilling the circle of life and faith in the Jewish household and in turn is spread throughout the entire Jewish community.

Sterling Silver Kiddush Cup Set Before this Shabbat
Sterling Silver Kiddush Cup SetBefore this Shabbat

You can also present the kiddush cups as a gift to your near and dear ones. Buy sterling silver kiddush cup set online and grab a wide variety of the best kiddush cups available for the closed ones. The cup sets come in different shapes and sizes with variant patterns. Each of these sets is crafted by Jewish artisans, holding the rite to the journey of the Jewish community and their contribution to ancient and modern-day history.

You can either purchase the traditional kiddush cup set which resembles the ones of the ancient Jewish periods. Carved elegantly with a classic demeanor, the classical Jewish cup sets would reflect the true vibe of the Jewish struggle.

The other variants of the Jewish cup set also include Sterling silver kiddush cup, which is by far an excellent representation of the silverwork done by the Israelites. Jewish artisans are the pillar of the journey Jews have gone through, passing on art and family secrets from one generation to the other.

With the dazzling sparkle and the enchanting designing, the intricacies of the kiddush cups are not only excellent to capture but also adorn the beauty of your home in a completely traditional ambiance. Inspiring you through the Shabbat meals and the sharing of the faith from the old to the young.

Kiddush cups complement the importance of Shabbat. Marking a day of rest, the Shabbat is an essential ritual on the part of the Jewish culture.

Aimed to bring about rejuvenation in the minds of the people; wearing fresh clothes and keeping the rooms clean marks the importance of the Shabbat. The meals begin with the offering of the prayer to the Lord commemorating the sacrifices over the kiddush cups filled with a fine wine or grape juice. It is one of those most significant Jewish ceremonies that help you re-enlighten yourself through the faith and its symbolism.

Marked as the evening of merriment and joy, Shabbat also has the evening singing, delicious meals followed by the reading of the holy scripts and messages from the Torah portion. It often also encouraged the youngest in that Jewish household to take part in reading verses of the Torah to instill the faith of the community.

The sterling silver kiddush cup sets come along with an excellent pair of silver cups along with a plate on which you can place the cup. Over and over re-establishing the Jewish artisans in our modern-day world.

The excellent artistry on the silver is proclaimed to be the best works from the Israelites that radiates the energy and the spark in the entire room. Gift your near and dear ones and spark their Shabbat with glory and happiness.

Make sure that your silver kiddush cup has the inside layer coated with anti-oxidants like gold to prevent the oxidation of the wine. It helps in keeping your wine fresh and delicious to drink as well as healthy too.

Buy sterling silver kiddush cup set now either for your home or for your closed ones and never miss an opportunity to enjoy your Shabbat meals. The heartful gift for you and your family is the silver kiddush cup set.

After all one of the best ways to show people you care is to get them the most faith intimate things that last them a lifetime, and inspiring them to keep up their faith’s symbolism in their lives.

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Frederique Constant releases two new Classics Carrée Ladies timepieces

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Frederique Constant releases two new Classics Carrée Ladies timepieces
Frederique Constant releases two new Classics Carrée Ladies timepieces

Frederique Constant releases two new Classics Carrée Ladies timepieces

Square-shaped timepieces have always held a special place in the history of watchmaking and remained the ideal classic dress watch until nowadays.

Chic and avant-garde, these two new Frederique Constant models are presented in two versions.

Firstly, bi-color stainless steel bearing a silver dial with a guilloché decoration and printed Roman numerals. The second piece comes in an elegant polished stainless-steel case decorated with 34 diamonds set on the sides and a white mother-of-pearl dial with printed roman numerals and a navy blue shiny Croco calf leather strap.

Both timepieces are powered by an FC-200 quartz caliber displaying hours and minutes.

Frederique Constant reinforces its position as a classic brand by reviving such an iconic shape all the while adding delicate features that make it a true Frederique Constant feminine watch.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Classic Carrée Ladies

Suggested retail price: starting at 895 Euros

Reference FC-200MC12B

Classic Carrée Ladies FC-200MC12B
Classic Carrée Ladies FC-200MC12B

Case
Stainless steel 2-parts case with rose gold plated crown 23x21mm diameter
Convex sapphire crystal
Water-resistant up to 3 ATM

Movement
FC-200 caliber, quartz
4 jewels, 72 months battery life

Dial
Silver-colored dial, Guilloché decoration, printed Roman numerals
Hand-polished black hands

                                   

Bracelet
Bicolor Rose gold-plated stainless steel bracelet  

Functions
Hours, minutes

About Frederique Constant

Frederique Constant is an established Swiss watch manufacturer based in Geneva, Switzerland, involved in all stages of watch production, from initial design, in-house development to final assembly and quality control. The brand produces up to 29 in-house calibers and is planning to expand its production capacity thanks to its new 3’000 square meter manufacture opening in June 2019.

The founders and couple Peter and Aletta Stas started the company back in 1988 with the vision of creating high-quality mechanical Swiss watches with a more accessible price-tag allowing more people to enjoy luxury.

Frederique Constant is a precursor of Swiss-made smartwatches when it introduced the first Horological Smartwatch in 2015, powered by MMT SwissConnect technology and entirely displayed with an analog dial, thereby creating an entirely new watch category in the Swiss watch industry.

In 2018 the brand has launched a brand-new smartwatch generation, the Hybrid Manufacture, combining mechanical horology with an ultra-tech smart module and integrated caliber analytics, breaking the rules of traditional watchmaking vision.

In 2016 Frederique Constant has been integrated into Japanese Citizen Group where they saw the opportunity of Swiss-Japanese partnership to develop and market accessible luxury watches for the 21st century and beyond.

Source: Frederique Constant

Frederique Constant Classic Worldtimer Manufacture

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The new Frederique Constant Classic Worldtimer Manufacture
The new Frederique Constant Classic Worldtimer Manufacture

Frederique Constant introduces a new dark grey Classic Worldtimer Manufacture variation

The Worldtimer timepiece is a must-have for many watch aficionados allowing them to keep track of time everywhere in the world at once.

After the first Frederique Constant Worldtimer launch in 2012, the watch stood proudly as one of the brand’s best-selling Manufacture watches. Since then, the Worldtimer has come in a range of 11 models featuring a wide color palette. In 2019, yet another color variation of this elegant and sophisticated traveling watch is unveiled: a dark grey design of the world map finely etched onto to the dial and the twenty-four cities on its outer rim make one wish for globe-trotting. The date by hand at 6 o’clock makes the perfect addition to the Worldtimer function and further enhances the aesthetic of the watch. The indexes on each hour add to the dial’s readability, offering additional comfort when glancing at the time.

Classic Worldtimer Manufacture

The watch

The new Frederique Constant Classic Worldtimer Manufacture comes in two models featuring a 42mm case in rose-gold-plated stainless steel or in stainless steel both limited to 718 pieces each.

The FC-718 caliber is an extraordinary piece of machinery; not only is it in-house designed, developed and produced, but its Worldtimer functions, as well as the date, are all adjustable via the crown, with no additional push-buttons. To easily set the watch, one must choose between three settings; the first let the user wind the watch by turning the crown upwards; the second allows to set the date and city by turning the crown upwards and downwards respectively; and the third position enables the user to set the time by turning the crown downwards.

The timepiece displays two separate discs, one featuring a 24h day-night indicator and a second one with the twenty-four cities. As a Manufacture movement, the FC-718 caliber is decorated with Perlage and circular Côtes de Genève and holds a 42-hour power reserve. The dark grey timepiece is complete with a dark grey alligator leather strap with white stitches.

Frederique Constant Classic Worldtimer Manufacture
Frederique Constant Classic Worldtimer Manufacture

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

FC-718DGWM4H6
FC-718DGWM4H6

Classic Worldtimer Manufacture
Watch price: 3’495 CHF / 3’495 EUR

Reference                    FC-718DGWM4H6         

Case                           
Polished stainless steel 3-parts case
42mm diameter
Convex sapphire crystal
See-through case back
Water-resistant up to 5 ATM

Movement                   
FC-718 automatic Manufacture caliber with the date and worldtimer function adjustable by the crown Perlage & Circular Côtes de Genève decoration on the movement
26 jewels, 38 hours power reserve, 28’800 alt/h

Dial                             
Dark grey color dial with a world map in the center and luminous indexes
Hand polished silver color hands with white luminous treatment
Date counter at 6 o’clock
24H disc with the day-night indication
City disc with 24 cities

Bracelet                      
Dark grey alligator strap with white stitches

Functions                   
Hours, minutes, seconds, the date by hand, worldtimer function

Limited edition           
xxx/718

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

FC-718DGWM4H4
FC-718DGWM4H4

Classic Worldtimer Manufacture
Watch price: 3’800 CHF / 3’795 EUR

Reference                    FC-718DGWM4H4      

Case
Rose gold-plated polished stainless steel 3-parts case
42mm diameter
Convex sapphire crystal
See-through case back
Water-resistant up to 5 ATM

Movement
FC-718 Manufacture automatic caliber with the date and worldtimer function adjustable by the crown.
Perlage & Circular Côtes de Genève decoration on the movement
26 jewels, 38 hours power reserve, 28’800 alt/h

Dial                             
Dark grey color dial with a world map in the center and luminous indexes
Hand polished rose gold-plated hands with white luminous treatment
Date counter at 6 o’clock
24H disc with a day-night indication
City disc with 24 cities

Bracelet                    
Dark grey alligator strap with white stitches

Functions                   
Hours, minutes, seconds, date by hand, worldtimer function

Limited edition           
xxx/718

Source: Frédérique Constant International PR Mrs. Maria Thalia Terezakis

8 Dazzling Diamond Rings We’re Obsessed in 2020

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8 Dazzling Diamond Rings We're Obsessed in 2020
8 Dazzling Diamond Rings We're Obsessed in 2020

Blushing Brides: 8 Dazzling Diamond Rings We’re Obsessed in 2020

Every girl dreams of the perfect proposal from the love of her life. Although, the proposal often contains a dreamy and attractive ring, and women love wearing rings and each one of them has a preference based on their choices and personal style.

Thus, it is a good idea to strike the right balance between your budget and her liking.

Also, if you are planning to get married, then you surely need a wedding ring. However, in this case, you can always take her along and let her choose her desired ring. This is any day a safer option.

There will be no problems with the design or the size. You can also take some help from a creative wedding planner.

As it is, getting engaged is a major highlight of life. There are so many ring options available in the market that it can get overwhelming to choose just one ring. You will have options ranging from timeless solitaires, vintage settings, and even pretty three-stone halos.

Although, there is no need to worry as we have curated a list of dazzling diamond wedding rings which will look lovely on your hand.

1. Prong and solitaire setting

We are totally obsessing over this style as it never goes out of fashion. A prong is basically a little metal claw that actually holds the diamond. Prongs can be of different shapes including round, flat, pointed and even V-shaped.

V-shaped prongs are most famous for princess cut diamonds. Prong settings either contain four or six prongs. The one with six prongs is better as it holds the diamond properly.

2. The Tiffany setting

We surely love this one. Tiffany and Co. is a famous ring company and they developed a peculiar ring setting in 1886. In this setting, the metal is really less so that the maximum attention goes on the diamond. This setting, in particular, is known as, “The Tiffany setting”.

It is possible to replicate this at any other jewelry store but, you can never get the exact setting as Tiffany has trademarked its prong design.

3. Bezel Setting

This is a great style and is comfortable to wear every day. It has a modern look and syncs well with the active lifestyle of the bride. The bezel setting does not hold the diamond with prongs.

Instead, it encircles the diamond with a thin metal rim. Alternatively, there can be a precious stone in between the metal ring instead of the diamond. 

The bezel setting comes in two different styles. One encircles the diamond completely with the metal rim while the other leaves the edges open.

4. Channel setting

We surely love this one and you should too! Channel setting contains smaller diamonds that are set in a row on the band of the ring. The diamond setting is done closely in the grooves of the band.

The one where the entire band is decorated with diamonds looks amazing and is a great pick for your wedding ceremony.

5. Halo Setting

The halo setting contains a center stone. The diamonds are decorated in a concentric circle around the stone. Thus, if you are confused about choosing between a diamond and a ruby, then this one is for you.

You can literally have both in one ring. The halo setting can be done with a diamond in the middle as well. It is a great way to show the smaller diamond as a bigger diamond.

6. Cathedral Setting

We love this ring too. It is one of the most elegant settings of the diamond ring. The ring settings are made out of metal arches. They help in holding the diamond. It is known as a cathedral setting as it replicates the graceful arches of a cathedral.

The setting is carried out with the help of prongs, bezel or even tension setting. The arches add extra height and make the stone look bigger than it is.

7. Bar setting

If you like simple patterns, then this is the ring for you. Diamonds are set separately between vertical bars of metal. Although, the bar setting is similar to channel setting.

The major difference between the two is that the channel setting contains diamonds enclosed all over the ring while the bar setting usually leaves the diamonds exposed on two sides.

The setting will look good with a center stone as well. It can actually stand alone as well and look great as a wedding band.

8. Tension Setting

This is a popular style of a diamond ring. It is named as tension because the metal holds the diamond between it because of the tension created. It gives a unique appearance as the exact dimensions are calibrated with the help of a laser. It is a great style for a diamond ring.

Conclusion

These were some of the styles which we totally loved. They are classic, unique and elegant. We are sure they will look amazing on any bride’s hand.

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