Baume & Mercier Diamant Watches

Most often when we think of Swiss watches, for some unknown reason, we think in terms of watches for men. Unfortunately, this is far from the case! Baume & Mercier has a marvelous line of sophisticated and elegant women’s Swiss watches that are among the absolute finest in the world. The Diamant collection features 15 of the loveliest watches imaginable, and each is crafted with world renowned Swiss precision clockworks.

Water Resistant Steel Cases

Whether set with diamonds or in a simple steel case, Baume & Mercier Diamant watches are water resistant up to 30 meters. Some watches are water resistant up to 50 meters, but those would be marked accordingly on the back of the case. Since these are top of the line designer watches, it is imperative to take special care in and around water as well as when cleaning the watch itself. Although the case is water-resistant, it is not advisable to adjust the position of the crown or push any buttons to set the time or date while submersed. This could cause leakage which could damage the precise inner workings.


Diamant Straps in Leather, Steel and Gold

There is a strap to suit literally any woman’s taste or lifestyle and they range from leather to steel to steel and gold. Because all parts, including the straps are proprietary to the brand and design, Baume & Mercier recommend that you only take your watch to an authorized service center for repair or adjustment. The company further …

Baume & Mercier Watches

Swiss watches can never be overstated in terms of elegance and luxury, or by the sheer variation in the number of watchmakers. Baume & Mercier, known to many as the fine makers of the B&M Linea for women, are one of the traditional Swiss watchmakers – surviving through the last 170 years of human history. Baume & Mercier aren’t the only Swiss watchmakers making exquisite Swiss watches in the market today, however, Baume & Mercier are one of the few companies which produces good number of watches per year, figuring more than 200,000 units annually. Baume & Mercier have also penetrated into multiple markets, currently available in more than 75 countries. Today Baume & Mercier is owned by Richemont, the third biggest retailers of luxury goods in the whole world.

Societe’ Baume Feres was founded by the Baume family way back in the 1830’s, when they were making enamel coated pocket watches. By the 1840s and onwards, Baume & Mercier watches were already finding its way through the vast markets of New Zealand and Australia – under various signatures such as Sirdar, Diviko and Waterloo. Few decades forward, when the Baumes’ were winning best timepieces of the year, raking staggeringly high points on the score sheets, William Baume would meet the talented watchmaker from Haas to form what we know as the Baume & Mercier today. The merger was officially put pen on paper during the winters of 1918, and within 3 years from date – the company won …

Black pearl rings

Pearl jewelry is gaining a lot of popularity these days. As a matter of fact, it has now become one of the most requested types of jewelry. With different sizes, designs and colors of pearls available, you will surely find the pearl ring that you are looking for without having to look too hard. Of all types of pearl rings, black pearl rings are probably in most demand, partly because quite a few celebrities have been endorsing this type of pearl ring lately.

Black pearls are not very common, and they are found mainly in the South Pacific region; they are also referred to as “Tahitian cultured pearls”. No matter whether it is the saltwater or freshwater variant, a black pearl ring is always a memorable gift for your girl. You will a vast selection of exquisite black pearl ring designs in this very website, so you can make the perfect choice without spending much time with research.

Why black pearl rings?


Black pearl rings come in different measurements and the pearl itself may come in different hues, as well as slightly different shapes. Earlier black pearl rings were used to convey social ranking and class but today, these rings have become a token of love and appreciation. Saltwater black pearls are slightly more expensive and rare than freshwater black pearls. So depending upon your preference in terms of the actual black pearls, you may have to shell out more money.

If you want your black pearl ring to …

Designer Engagement Rings

Since immemorial times, humans had the habit of marking important occasions or milestones in their lives by wearing special apparel and jewelry. It is only natural to desire only the most exquisite jewelry for one of the most important steps in a person’s life, engagement to the loved one. It is an instinctive wish and people have always pursued such goal with various degrees of success, mainly depending on financial possibilities.

A great way of making sure you will have an engagement ring to your liking is to seek a designer engagement ring. These are custom-made jewelry, created by specialized, skillful jewel crafters. Unlike commercially produced items, which are manufactured by the thousands using the same design, designer engagement rings are crafter after a specific blueprint that follows your exact instructions.

Choosing a designer engagement ring is a great option if you have assorted tastes or you want something unique, unlike any other ring people are wearing. You can translate your vision of the perfect engagement ring into reality by working with a jewelry designer. However, there are some guidelines you should remember when making such purchase.

The procedure of designing your engagement ring will differ from designer to designer. Some prefer to get to know the customers better, learn their personality better and use it as a source of inspiration, as well as know their preferences when it comes to the style of the ring. Others only accept clients with specific design goals in mind, who have clearly …

Birthstone Rings

Often, a birthstone ring is a woman’s first piece of jewelry, marking their popularity as newborn gifts or in the years that follow to signify each passing year. There are any number of excellent birthstone rings that will make you, your friend’s, or your lover’s heart melt.

Birthstones By Month


It’s first important to understand each birthstone and for which month it is given. Below is a list of birthstones and each month they represent.

January Birthstone – Garnet


Garnet is most often a beautiful red color, however many examples of rarer finds include bright green.


February Birthstone- Amethyst


Amethyst is a deep but bright purple color, and looks excellent when set in a gold ring.

March Birthstone – Aquamarine


Imagine a beautifully cut diamond laced with light blue color and what you see is essentially aquamarine.

April Birthstone – Diamonds


The April babies sure got a winner here. Next to the most rare opals, diamonds are one of the most desired and expensive birthstones and gems.

May Birthstone – Emerald

Emeralds are beautiful, shiny, green gems that look great set in white gold or silver.

June Birthstone – Pearl


Not often found on a ring, pearls look great against both gold and silver.

July Birthstone – Red Ruby


The red ruby is a very deep and dark red, and is often much brighter and shinier than January’s garnet.

August Birthstone – Peridot


Peridot is perhaps the most unique of all the birthstones with a beautiful yellow-green color …

Blue Chalcedony Earrings

Blue chalcedony is a popular gemstone with today’s jewelry designers. Chalcedony is a type of quartz known as microcrystalline, which means the crystals are undetectable unless looked at under a strong magnifier. It is common for chalcedony to be sold only as a one color stone, while other gems that fall into this category are given other names like agate and jasper. There are many different types of jewelry that this type of crystal can be made into, including blue chalcedony earrings. These earrings are ideal for anyone because the stunning shade of blue goes with anything.

The color of blue chalcedony ranges from light to medium. Some stones are more translucent than others. Sometimes this type of crystal has a pink or gray tint. Occasionally a chalcedony stone will have adularescence, which is a clouding commonly seen with moonstone. It is caused by the interference of light due to miniscule inclusions. This cloudiness does not mar the beauty of the stone, in fact it enhances it as it seems to float from within. Another thing you should know about the blue chalcedony stone is that it is often named based on where it hails from. The color can also be affected by the place of origin.

For example, Nevada and California offer Mt. Airy and Mohave Blue stones. These have a moderate gray tint and range from light to medium blue. The African country of Namibia also produces this stone, which is known as African Blue. This type …

Blue Sapphire Stones

There is something about the color blue that makes it the most favored color in the world. Psychologists say that there is something calming about the color as it reminds us of the sky on a clear day or the crystal clear depths of the ocean. Without knowing anything about blue sapphire stones from a gemologist’s point of view, they are among the most popular stones simply because of their color. However, in terms of a gemstone, sapphires are second only to diamonds in their hardness, coming in at 9 on the Mohs scale which makes them durable and easy to care for, and of course quite valuable.

What Exactly Is a Blue Sapphire?

The ‘funny’ thing about a blue sapphire is that you could say it is the same stone as a ruby only it is blue and not red! Both are gemstones of the corundum family of minerals but a blue sapphire gets its color from both titanium and iron impurities being present in the crystal while rubies derive their vivid red color from chromium. A sapphire then is any member of the corundum family that is colored anything but ruby red, and blue sapphire stones are not only the most beautiful, they are the most valuable. Going a step further, cornflower blue from gems mined in Kashmir is actually the most valuable of all the blues. Sapphires are only found in a few locations around the world, the most notable being Kashmir (India), Burma, Australia, Thailand, …

Emerald Cut Diamond Rings

When choosing a diamond engagement ring, there are a variety of factors to consider. You may have heard about the four C’s — color, clarity, carat, and cut. Each of these factors contributes to the unique beauty of each finished diamond. Here we will be discussing cut, emerald cut to be exact. This cut is rectangle-shaped with gently slanted corners. Made to showcase the clarity of a diamond, emerald cut features rectangular step-cut facets. When shopping for emerald cut diamond rings, it is a good idea to know more about the ratio of length to width. On average, a ratio of 1.35 is ideal for achieving a classic, sophisticated look.

As previously mentioned, the emerald cut is best reserved for diamonds with excellent clarity. Because of the way this shape is cut, it highlights even small imperfections in the stone. Clarity is a word used in the gemstone world to describe blemishes and interior imperfections called inclusions. Inclusion might be a crack in the stone or even fragments of a totally different stone. Occasionally you can see diamond imperfections with the naked eye, although usually, a jeweler must examine the stone under 10 times magnification to grade the clarity. One thing to note about clarity inclusions is that small one that doesn’t affect the appearance of the diamond can be useful in verifying authenticity or even identifying the diamond if it is ever lost or stolen.

Emerald cut diamond rings

They are popular with the rich and famous because …

Antique Engagement Ring

Antique Aquamarine Engagement Rings

Choosing a unique and classy engagement ring can make the proposal moment even more amazing. Every woman is expecting to see a diamond engagement ring because it has been so common. You could purchase an elegant diamond ring, but they tend to be very expensive and the appeal of them goes away quickly because diamonds are repetitive and overused.

You should propose with an antique engagement ring if you want to get an amazing reaction. Also, avoiding diamond engagement rings should be obvious. You should look into the other types of gemstones that would make for a great choice when used with an engagement ring. One amazing choice would be the aquamarine gemstone, which looks beautiful when used with engagement rings.

Why Choose an Aquamarine Engagement Ring?

First off, aquamarine is the birthstone for the month of March. So, if your future fiancé were born in the month of March, then it would be a great choice just based on that alone. If you are making the proposal during the month of March, or plan on having the wedding during the month of March, then an aquamarine engagement would be very symbolic and meaningful for that reason.

Other than the fact that aquamarine is the birthstone for the month of March, it is also a beautiful gemstone in general. It is a unique color that really breathes life into any engagement ring. It is a very appealing stone to use in an engagement ring and it is not dull …