The Most Brilliant Gem

moissanite

Moissanite was discovered in 1893 in a meteor crater and is very rare. Moissanite is actually more brilliant than diamonds, and lab created moissanite is a fraction of the cost. Moissanite is a great choice for travel jewelry. Or if you have an older item and the stone is chipped or worn, moissanite can be a  less expensive option on a jewelry refurbishment to make that... Read More

What is Rose Gold?

Pure gold is a bright yellow color we all associate with its name.  But we also see “White Gold”, “Rose Gold”, even “Green Gold”. What makes gold transform into other colors? 24k (karats) is pure gold. As other metals are mixed in then the purity (also know as fineness) of the gold is changed. However by adding other metals the gold can be strengthened, the... Read More

Biegert & Funk Watch

We recently did a battery replacement on a Biegert & Funk watch. This design firm out of Germany is known for their unique watches and clocks that are square and indicate time by backlit english words. The watches come in a number of case and dial colors. In addition band options include leather or mesh. The clocks come in two sizes with different color options. The watch or... Read More

1941 – Bulova Had The Very First TV Ad

Kind of a neat piece of trivia. Bulova did the World’s first TV ad back in 1941. Following their status as the world’s first national radio advertiser in 1926, the first Bulova TV spot is broadcast from the top of the Empire State Building. It also happened to be the first television advertisement, ever. In 1941, Bulova decided to experiment with what was then a... Read More