Jewelry

The Valentine's Day Gift Fit for a Princess: Diamond Stud Earrings at Geneva Seal

Diamond stud earrings are the most important pieces of jewelry in every woman's jewelry box. An enduring classic, Geneva Seal's selection of timeless diamond stud earrings celebrate the undeniable beauty of love. 

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These simple and delicate diamond stud earrings worn regularly by Kate, Duchess of Cambridge are meticulously hand-set in nearly invisible platinum settings, the result is a pair of the world's most exquisite diamonds, matched to perfection.

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A pair of Geneva Seal diamond stud earrings are available in a selection of sizes and prices. They are classic, beautiful and timeless... you won't find diamond studs more brilliant and you'll wear them forever.

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A beautiful twist on the classic halo stud earrings, the double halo stud earrings offer two rows of diamond halos around a larger center diamond for big sparkle. 

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Life reflects radiantly from these diamond stud earrings. This fashionable style can be worn every day, or easily dressed up for a special occasion - always making you the center of attention.

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Geneva Seal's "must-have" diamond stud earrings are like no other... a big look for a glamorous woman.

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A delicate diamond frame surrounds the center diamond in this uniquely beautiful pair of diamond stud earrings. 

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This dazzling pair of diamond stud earrings will turn heads everywhere. A modern design still maintains a classic appeal any woman can appreciate. 

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A stunning ensemble of perfectly cut diamonds create an exceptional pair of Geneva Seal diamond stud earrings that are beyond brilliant and truly beloved.

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The perfect diamond stud earrings for any occasion in your life, the beauty of these earrings will never go out of style.

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These fashionable, feminine diamond stud earrings truly sparkle like no other. Whether it's for a daytime look or a night out on the town, they are the perfect studs to add flair to any outfit. 

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These fashion forward triangle stud earrings make a big statement with an edgy shape and dazzling sparkle.

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A classic and romantic design, the Geneva Seal heart stud earrings portray love and emotion in the timeless fashion of diamond stud earrings.

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Diamond Ring | Geneva Seal Fine Jewelry & Timepieces

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Geneva Seal Fine Jewelry & Timepieces, a Chicago watch and engagement ring boutique houses the rarest diamonds in the world. Geneva Seal presents our 18-karat white gold diamond ring. Designed with dedication to timeless style and expert craftsmanship, each Geneva Seal creation is a piece you'll love for a lifetime.

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Emmys 2015: Our Favorite Pieces of Jewelry on the Red Carpet

The dresses at the Emmys are swoon-worthy, but let's not forget about the sparkling jewelry that completes every celebrities look. These pieces may be small, but they're packed with style -- so why not give them the spotlight they deserve? Below are the prettiest pieces of jewelry that our favorite stars paired with their flawless red carpet dresses.

Heidi Klum wearing Lorraine Schwartz jewels.

Heidi Klum wearing Lorraine Schwartz jewels.

Laverne Cox wearing Fred Leighton jewels.

Laverne Cox wearing Fred Leighton jewels.

Sarah Hyland wearing Lorraine Schwartz and Ofira jewels.

Sarah Hyland wearing Lorraine Schwartz and Ofira jewels.

Sofia Vergara.

Sofia Vergara.

Sofia Vergara wearing her stunning engagement ring.

Sofia Vergara wearing her stunning engagement ring.

Maggie Gyllenhaal.

Maggie Gyllenhaal.

Ariel Winter.

Ariel Winter.

Niecy Nash.

Niecy Nash.

Sarah Hyland.

Sarah Hyland.

Anna Chlumsky wearing Chopard jewels.

Anna Chlumsky wearing Chopard jewels.

Jamie Lee Curtis.

Jamie Lee Curtis.

Laverne Cox.

Laverne Cox.

Cat Deeley.

Cat Deeley.

Taraji P. Henson.

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Natasha Lyonne.

Natasha Lyonne.

A Women's Piece Designed by Breitling Watches at Geneva Seal Fine Jewelry & Timepieces

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Breitling treats feminine wrists to a new model from its Galactic line featuring a slimmer case, tungsten carbide bezel and a chronometer-certified SuperQuartz™ movement. A true champion marrying style with performance.

The ultra-sporty, elegant and sophisticated Galactic holds a place of its own within the Breitling universe. It is intended for those who don’t necessarily require chronograph functions but are still keen on having a watch capable of sharing every moment of a dynamic lifestyle, and particularly for women of action. 

The slimmer case features an extremely ergonomic profile. It is topped by a brand-new smooth bezel in tungsten carbide, an ultra-resistant high-tech composite material whose original shade creates a subtle contrast with polished steel. Tungsten carbide is made from a tungsten powder molded at high temperature and under extreme pressure. This results in incomparable hardness almost five times greater than that of steel, as well as a scratch-proof surface.

The dials come in black-lacquered or mother-of-pearl, with or without diamond hour-markers. The steel bracelet comprising five rows of links boasts a sturdy and comfortable construction. This model is also available with a diamond-set steel bezel. In addition, the Galactic 36 SleekT retains the sporting qualities that have forged the collection’s success, including water resistance to 100 m (330 ft), a shock-resistant case, a sapphire crystal glareproofed on both sides and an extremely legible dial with luminescent hands and large hour-markers.

The officially chronometer-certified SuperQuartzTM movement displays a level of precision ten times higher than standard quartz. The ultimate sports model for women.

The Sexiest Ring & Earrings at Geneva Seal Fine Jewelry & Timepieces

Geneva Seal Fine Jewelry & Timepieces, a Chicago engagement ring and watch boutique houses the most exquisite fine jewelry in the world. 

Recently added to our collection is this stunning "Corset" diamond ring by Geneva Seal features 5.20ctw of pave set white diamonds in 18k white gold. The flaring design of this ring makes it stand out from the ordinary.  A sexy versatile diamond ring that makes a major statement. 

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These Geneva Seal "Safety Pin" diamond earrings in 18k white gold will glimmer against your bare neck. Combining time-honored elegance & glamour, these earrings are the sure to add the perfect touch to your Geneva Seal "Corset" diamond ring. 

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Geneva Seal Fine Jewelry & Timepieces 

112 E Oak Street Chicago, IL 60611

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How to Take Perfect Engagement Ring Photos

With millions of couples getting engaged, you can expect your Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to be flooded with proposal pictures and engagement ring selfies. This recent phenomenon of ring photos has become many couples’ preferred method for sharing the news of their engagement with family and friends. A sparkling snap of the engagement ring, paired with a cute caption and posted to social media, seems to have replaced the traditional good news phone call.

Of course, with any fad comes a lot of competition and over-saturation. I’ve seen some entirely un-friendly conversations go on between friends over how big the ring looks in person vs. how it looked in a ring selfie.

Some hand lotion and a manicure can go a long way in making your hands look their best for engagement ring photos. Otherwise, there is no reason to use any photography trickery to make a diamond engagement ring look larger or different than it appears in person. There are plenty of ways to enhance the natural beauty of your diamond to achieve a gorgeous, true-to-life engagement ring selfie.

What will make your ring sparkle the most?

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Two words: natural light. Nothing will show off your engagement ring’s sparkle quite like sunlight. If you live near the ocean, lake, or even a river, a beach scene is ideal for letting your diamond sparkle in natural light. In addition to being a popular proposal spot, the beach presents a unique photo op. This is because both the sun’s light and the reflection of the sun on the water will enhance the center diamond’s brilliance.

On the other hand, stay away from taking engagement ring photos in dim, yellow-toned light. In person, a reading light definitely gives diamonds a soft, romantic look. Unfortunately, this look does not translate well to photos, especially when it comes to yellow gold diamond engagement rings. At best the center stone will look blurry, and at worst it will look like it has a very low color grade.

What will make your diamond look bigger (and smaller)?

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No matter how large or small your ring’s center diamond actually is, certain angles and setups can change the appearance of its size. First and foremost, make sure to take a top-down shot of your ring. This is also called a “table view”, and it will give the most accurate impression of the diamond’s size. Depending on which diamond cuts and ring settings are used, side-view photos of an engagement ring can be totally misleading. For example, a large diamond set in an engagement ring that sits low on the finger will look tiny in a side-view image.

Another way to get an accurate picture of the diamond’s size is to remove all other jewelry and accessories from your hand and wrist before snapping a selfie. The shapes and sizes of your other jewelry can skew how big the center stone appears. This is especially true for watches; large watch faces are still in right now, so by comparison the diamond will seem much smaller than it actually is.

When to Share Ring Details

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There has been debate about this topic since long before the era of the selfie. Nowadays, with social media being such a huge part of our everyday lives, awkward conversations and subjects like this one run the risk of being broadcast to friends, family, coworkers, and even random acquaintances.

My recommendation is to not share the finer details of your ring, especially carat weight and price. It could lead to comparisons, jealousy, criticism, and a whole mess of other bad social situations.

What are the right details to share? Any unique touches that enhance the ring’s meaning. For example, sharing the inscriptions from engraved engagement rings is sweet and definitely not too much information. Calling out your sister-in-law for having a smaller diamond? Not as sweet.

Some Quick Do’s and Don’ts: 

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  • DON’T shy way from using your own hand. First off, it isn’t technically a “selfie” if you don’t have any of yourself in the photo, is it? Second, who cares if your nails or skin are perfect? Your friends and family shouldn’t; they should care about your happy announcement first and foremost. If you have a particularly critical audience, you can always crop the photo so that it includes only your fingers and not the nails.
  • DON’T use flash on a diamond close-up. The stone’s brilliance will reflect back in a very unflattering way.
  • DON’T rely on zoom at all. It is extremely difficult to get a high-quality photo of an engagement ring if you zoom in on the center diamond. A zoomed-in photo will almost always come out blurry.
  • DON’T take a close-up of the table if you have an Asscher or emerald cut diamond. These shapes have sizable, open tables, so inclusions will appear more obvious. I would stay away from top-down close-ups of emerald and Asscher cuts, unless you want to answer a lot of questions about the “scratches” on your stone.

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Diamond Ring | Geneva Seal Fine Jewelry & Timepieces

Geneva Seal Fine Jewelry & Timepieces, a Chicago engagement ring and watch boutique located at 112 E Oak Street houses the rarest diamonds in the world. Recently added to our collection of diamond rings is this stunning 18K white gold domed band ring with 167 round brilliant cut diamonds. 

Who doesn't love diamond rings? Not only are diamond rings romantic gestures that profess your love for each other, but they also are stunning fashion accessories. Diamond rings are elegant gifts that can be used to celebrate a personal milestone such as graduating from college, having a baby, or getting promoted. Diamond rings are often used to symbolize a shared commitment or given simply because they are beautiful and significant. No matter what the occasion, a diamond ring is a gift that always brings joy.

If you've ever wondered why your diamond ring looks different in sunlight versus candlelight or daylight versus office lights, it's because the cut of your diamond responds differently depending on the light and the environment you are in. How - and where - you look at your diamond can greatly change its appearance.

Hublot Big Bang Broderie Watch | Chicago

Geneva Seal Fine Jewelry & Timepieces in Chicago is proud to house The Hublot Big Bang Broderie watch is irresistible fine embroidery – the most feminine of materials – worn directly against the skin it is synonymous with intimacy… Romantic and sexy, embroidery is the stuff of fantasies.

As delicate as it is frivolous, it embodies a savoir-faire which masters the subtle art of discreet revelation. Hublot continues to revisit Arts and Crafts in its own distinctive way, here paying homage to the memory of our grandmothers’ needlework with this fine St. Gallen embroidery – an ancestral art which is 100% Swiss Made – created by Bischoff, the leading Maison Suisse.

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The creative teams from both companies came  together to develop an exclusive pattern in order to create a fusion with the Big Bang’s iconic design. It shows a rebellious spirit, with its skull pattern on a dial studded with 11 diamonds, and soft arabesques on the bezel and strap – a technical feat which took several months of Research & Development.

After the embroidered elements produced in St. Gallen were delivered to Hublot in the canton of Vaud, part of the solution was found and developed in the Jura: in a process akin to the manufacture of high-tech carbon fibre components, the elements embroidered on tulle are encased and moulded – like a stack of sheets – in carbon fibre to amplify the texture. The process is new and exclusive.

The components are then assembled in the Hublot manufacture in Nyon, the ladies’ timepiece being completed for connoisseurs with an HUB1110 automatic mechanical movement featuring 63 components and 21 jewels. 42-hour power reserve. The Big Bang Broderie, the ultrafeminine watch now featuring the most delicate details, is initially available in 3 versions: gold, silver or All Black, studded.

Hublot Big Bang Broderie watch is available in 3 versions: Gold, Silver or All Black, studded.

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Hublot Big Bang Broderie watch All Black, studded. 

Hublot Big Bang Broderie watch All Black, studded. 

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

References 343.SX.6570.NR.0804 (Steel diamonds - Limited edition 200 pieces) 343.VX.6580.NR.0804 (Yellow Gold Diamonds – Limited edition 200 pieces)

343.SV.6510.NR.0800 (All Black Diamonds – Limited edition 200 pieces)

Case Big Bang – Diameter 41mm Polished stainless Steel set with 198 diamonds for 1.12 carat Polished 18K 3N gold set with 198 diamonds for 1.12 carat Polished black PVD stainless steel set with 198 black diamonds for 1.12 carat Bezel Carbon fiber and silver, Gold or Black embroidery 6 H-shaped Black PVD Titanium screws Crystal Sapphire with anti-reflective coating Bezel Lugs Black composite resin Lateral inserts Black composite resin Crown Polished stainless steel with black rubber insert Polished 18K Red Gold with black rubber insert Polished Black PVD stainless Steel with Black Rubber insert Case-back Satin-finished stainless steel or satin-finished Red Gold or black PVD titanium Sapphire crystal interior anti-reflective treatment Water resistance 10 ATM, i.e. approx 100 metres Dial Carbon fiber and silver, Gold or Black embroidery Set with 11 white or black diamonds for 0.20 Carat Hands Polished rhodium-plated or Gold-plated or Black plated Movement HUB1110 Mechanical self-winding movement Components 63 (21 jewels) Frequency 4 Hz (28'800 A/h) Power reserve Approximately 42 hours Strap Black rubber and silver, Gold, or Black embroidery on 100% Black Silk strap 

Deployant bluckle made in Stainless Steel, or 3N Gold-plated StainlessSteel or Black PVD StainlessSteel 

What Does Your Engagement Ring Say About You and Your Wedding Style?

Do you love to be different or prefer to stay on top of the latest trend? Do you favor timeless elegance or love to be edgy? Whatever your style, Geneva Seal Fine Jewelry & Timepieces in Chicago has an engagement ring that suits it. 

Classic Round Engagement Ring

You are going to want a classic wedding. From the A-line silhouette of your dress to your cathedral-length veil, everything is going to be timeless. The future partners are likely to be traditional, perhaps a bit conservative, faithful to each other, and very loyal. 

You'll include some special details in your ceremony, like your grandmother's brooch pinned on your bouquet. In keeping with your elegant style, you'll probably choose a band over a DJ-you can't imagine having your first dance to anything but Sinatra.

A round-cut diamond is one of the most popular cuts for engagement rings, and for good reason. It sparkles like none other. Brides who favor this classic shape are traditionalists at heart, and recognize a good thing when they see it.

Emerald Cut Engagement Ring

You are drawn to minimalist elegance yet more often than not, money is no object when it comes to showering each other with affection. Your wedding gown is designed to fit close to your body and your style icons are cool girls like Kate Hudson and Keira Knightley.

You'll choose a simple bouquet of lilies, and you'll walk down an aisle lined with candles-because you are just that effortlessly chic. Instead of registering for gifts, you might ask guests to donate to your favorite cause to keep things simple. 

Fewer facets make an emerald-cut diamond susceptible to revealing any flaws the stone may have, which means confidence is a must! Brides who favor this retro-inspired design are open to taking risks and delight in the unexpected.

Princess Cut Engagement Ring

You're a modern bride with edgier leanings. We wouldn't be surprised if you went for a more alternative bridal look, like a white pantsuit or a little white dress. You want to take your wedding off the beaten path. Rooftop gardens and small art galleries appeal to you. 

The bride-to-be will most likely be a pampered spouse, with the future groom being a dedicated, thoughtful husband. The princess-cut diamond is a favorite among brides who want a traditional-shaped engagement ring, but with a little something extra. The stone's four pointed corners make it an excellent choice for a bride with a modern sensibility.

Pear Shaped Engagement Ring

The engaged couple can be quite independent and have high standards, but ultimately supportive of each other. Also known as a teardrop, the pear-shaped diamond is a hybrid of styles. Taking cues from both the oval and marquise, this unique shape is a perfect choice for those who play by their own set of rules and think that two is better than one. 

Marquise Cut Engagement Ring

The engagement and marriage are punctuated with chic and glamorous events, calling for many opportunities to play dress-up.

Because of their shape, marquise-cut diamonds often appear larger than life. The shape of the stone is made to maximize carat weight, which can appeal to brides with a flair for drama.

Heart Shaped Engagement Ring

The future bride and groom are not afraid to indulge in public displays of affection now and then. They are also most likely to be giddy at their own wedding! 

Consider a heart-shaped diamond the wild card in the bunch. Bashful brides who shy away from the spotlight need not consider this finely-crafted shape, as they'll be sure to attract attention wherever they go.

Oval Shaped Engagement Ring

Stability and serenity are important to the couple who choose this shape.

Essentially an elongated circle, an oval-shaped diamond can have just as many facets as a round-cut stone, which means it has the capacity to sparkle just as much. This elegant shape is a favorite among sophisticated brides who are also striving for something unique.

Cushion Cut Engagement Ring

Tradition is important to you, but you like to add your own trendy twist. We bet your "something blue" will come in the form of killer heels that you'll pair with a mermaid gown. It goes without saying that your wedding will be heavy on the glamour-sequin bridesmaid (or maybe too much tulle). Crystal embellished bouquets and champagne towers are all right up your alley.

A cushion-cut diamond gets it name from the rounded corners and curved sides that make it appear softer than a princess-cut diamond but not as circular as a round-cut stone. Everything from the name of the cut to the shape of the diamond is effortlessly romantic, as is the bride who wears one

Asscher Engagement Ring

This vintage-inspired style ha been a favorite among the fashion conscious crowd ever since Carrie Bradshaw modeled an asscher-cut engagement ring during her brief engagement to Aidan Shaw on Sex and the CityBrides who both follow and define the latest trends can wear this stone with confidence.

Radiant Cut Engagement Ring

True to its name, a radiant-cut diamond catches the light in a big way. The shape mimics an emerald-cut stone but the facets allow for extra sparkle. Brides who don't want to stray too far from the classic shapes appreciate this stone's timeless nature. 

Colorful Engagement Ring

We have a feeling you like to do your own thing, We also have a feeling your dress will be unconventional, with a splash of color or quirky embellishments (or maybe even both). You never mind standing out, and your guests will remember your wedding as a crazy-fun party with amazing energy. If anyone is going to throw an exotic destination wedding or pull off a funky backyard theme, it's you.

Our Favorite Celebrity Engagement Rings | Geneva Seal | Chicago

Geneva Seal Fine Jewelry & Timepieces, a Chicago engagement ring house, has been discussing celebrity engagement rings from Scarlett Johansson's vintage Art Deco style to Girls actress Allison Williams' classy conventional solitaire cut engagement ring.

While many stars choose over-the-top engagement rings, it's nice to see Mila Kunis rock a simple band with a round diamond. No baguettes. No insets. It's not ostentatious and she doesn't need a security team with her to wear it. It's a lot like her and Ashton Kutcher

Joe Manganiello and Sofia Vergara became engaged in December 2014 and her stunning oval-cut engagement ring takes our breath away. George Clooney presented Amal Clooney with a seven-carat-emerald-cut diamond engagement ring formed in a platinum setting.

Olivia Wilde and Halle Berry have two of the most original engagement rings we've seen. Olivia's fiance, Jason Sedukis chose to surround this circle diamond with a halo of emeralds to match Wilde's eyes (swoon). Halle Berry's three-stone ring setting is definitely glamorous and allows her unique personality to shine through with different combinations of diamonds and gemstones. The emerald in an emerald cut engagement ring is absolutely stunning.

Kanye West proposed to Kim Kardashian with a 15-carat diamond engagement ring at San Francisco's AT&T Park.

Matthew McConaughey picked out a vintage-style engagement ring - and wedding bands for the exceptionally gorgeous Camila Alves.

Just like relationships, each engagement ring has it's own unique identity so when you walk down the aisle, make sure you visit us at Geneva Seal Fine Jewelry & Timepieces in Chicago to pick a ring that mirrors the love you feel for one another.

4 Carat Cushion Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

Geneva Seal Fine Jewelry & Timepieces, a Chicago engagement ring house specializes in picking out the perfect engagement ring for your loved one. Cushion cut diamonds in the 4 carat range are a stunning choice for engagement rings. Often, clients who want to maximize sparkle will choose a higher quality cut, to balance the large carat size.

Four carat diamonds also work exceptionally well in custom jewelry, such as stud earrings and solitaire pendants. Geneva Seal diamonds are certified by either the AGS or GIA - the most respected independent grading labs in the world.

Jewelry: The Beautiful Italian Diamond Bracelets Every Woman Needs

Modern charm is on full display with these beautiful Italian 5 cts Diamond Bangle Cuff Bracelets. 

Top: Pink Tourmaline & Diamond Bangle Cuff Bracelet crafted in 18K Rose Gold is slightly domed and packed with 24 cts of pink tourmaline gemstones for a gorgeous colorful and sparkling gemstone bracelet. 

Bottom: Aquamarine & Diamond Bangle Cuff Bracelet crafted in 18k White Gold is slightly domed and packed with 24 cts of aquamarine gemstones. This aquamarine diamond bangle cuff bracelet is the perfect gift of uniqueness, meant to be worn, loved and cherished every day!

Geneva Seal Fine Jewelry & Timepieces, an Chicago Jeweler, is home to a unique collection of high fashion designers as well as the finest quality timepieces by Roger Dubuis, Hublot,  Breitling, Omega, and more. Geneva Seal Fine Jewelry is here to provide you with the highest quality jewelry, timepieces, and customer service. 

Caitlyn Jenner's Dazzling Jewelry on the ESPYs Stage Has the Geneva Seal of Approval

Geneva Seal Fine Jewelry & Timepieces in Chicago waited with the world for last night's ESPY Awards for a few reasons. Not only were many of the Women's World Cup U.S. teammates there to celebrate their epic win, but Caitlyn Jenner made her first public appearance to receive the Arthur Ashe Courage Award. She was emotional. She was elegant. She was powerful.

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Caitlyn took the stage with her Versace gown a-flow and Geneva Seal approved classic jewelry pieces. She wore these estate emerald, ruby, and pearl earrings in 18-karat yellow gold from circa 1985.

She also wore an estate art deco diamond and sapphire bracelet in platinum from circa 1930.

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Geneva Seal in Chicago Welcomes Ulysse Nardin's Extraordinary Timepieces to Our Home

Geneva Seal Fine Jewelry & Timepieces in Chicago is proud to welcome Ulysse Nardin's elegant timepieces to our home.

It’s quite easy to spot an Ulysse Nardin on the wrist, especially if we’re talking about the Marine or El Toro collections. However, in this post we’re going take it up a notch and have a look at their most exceptional timepieces. Starting with the new model in the ‘Freak’ collection.

Today the Freak is one of the already classic and iconic timepieces, so it’s no wonder that Ulysse Nardin wants to continue the legacy with a new model in the range. This year they’re unveiling the FreakLab, with a tourbillon and a date indicator. The big challenge here was to stay true to the tradition and keep the watch ‘hands-free’, meaning that the wearer would adjust the date as he adjusts time – using the bezel. The solution was surely hard to work out, yet now looks so simple and effortless – when turning the bezel you would just need change the direction of the rotation and then pull it back! Now apart from its functionality the look of this model is quite exceptional too – the white gold case matches the grey/black dial and croc strap, and the absence of a crown makes the 45mm case diameter look more elegant than you’d expect. The new FreakLab will have a power reserve of 8 days and will have a price tag south of 100k CHF.

Apart from the Freak there’s another collection we love, and that’s Ulysse Nardin’s exceptional minute repeater/tourbillons. This one here displays the Carthaginian military commander Hannibal Barca, a man considered to be one of the most iconic military leaders of all time. He’s had many battles but the quest he’s known for the most is the march across the Pyrenees and Alps with an army of horsemen and elephants that lead to his victory in Italy. Ulysse Nardin ‘Hannibal’ minute repeater shows the legend himself on the horse and a battle elephant right beside him. The whole set up gets animated as soon as the minute repeater function is activated. The case is made of Platinum and also features a beautiful one-minute tourbillon at 6 o’clock. 

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Now, another novelty apart from the FreakLab is the Anchor Tourbillon, a complete opposite of what we would usually expect from Ulysse Nardin’s high end collection. This one speaks to a whole new audience and shows the ‘softer’ and more classy side of the brand. The beautiful Grand Feu enamel white dial and those traditional-looking hands and numerals bring up the elegance of the timepiece, while the constant Ulysse Anchor escapement, the tourbillon and the 8 day power reserve indicator at 6 o’clock show its complexity. This Anchor Tourbillon will be available in white or rose gold, each version limited to 18 numbered pieces, and what’s even more interesting is the price of just over CHF 80’000 for such a sophisticated and complicated watch. 

Geneva Seal Jewlers Has the Mila Kunis Engagement Ring

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When it came to choosing an engagement ring for his now wife, Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher went with a classic piece.

According to Chicago's favorite jeweler, the bling that now sits on Mila's left hand "looks to be a diamond solitaire style with a center diamond, I estimate to be around 5 carats, set in platinum with a band featuring semi pave inlay. The diamond looks to be emerald cut and probably high quality as this cut tends to expose inclusions more than other cuts."

Worth? The engagement ring could run "upwards of 260,000."

That price places the ring just slightly higher than the one Kutcher gifted to ex-wife Demi Moore, which was worth a reported $250,000. It did not go unnoticed that the Ghost star's sparkler was also a 5 carat emerald cut diamond—but to be fair it is a popular style.

Geneva Seal Fine Jewelry & Timepieces houses the most exquisite engagement rings in Chicago. Visit our home at 112 E. Oak Street or Call Us: 312-944-3100.

The Chicago Blackhawks Wear Geneva Seal by Rachel Lynn Chicago Bracelets

Joakim Nordström (Chicago Blackhawk), Rachel Leykind (creator of Rachel Lynn Chicago), Viktor Svedberg (Chicago Blackhawk).

Joakim Nordström (Chicago Blackhawk), Rachel Leykind (creator of Rachel Lynn Chicago), Viktor Svedberg (Chicago Blackhawk).

The Chicago Blackhawks 2015 Stanley Cup Champions not only showed off the Stanley Cup last week, but their wrists were covered with Geneva Seal's very own Rachel Lynn Chicago bracelets. Chicago Blackhawk, Joakim Nordstrom #42, rocked his Rachel Lynn Chicago bracelets while singing Macklemore at the rally to celebrate their BIG WIN!

Rachel Leykind created Rachel Lynn Chicago in 2009. Inspired by her mother, a jeweler herself for over fifteen years, Rachel's pieces are hand crafted to perfection. Rachel offers only natural hand selected gemstones from around the world to create her beaded designs.

Each bracelet is one of a kind and can be worn as a single strand or stacked with other pieces. Stop by Geneva Seal Chicago to view the collection or Rachel can custom design your own unique bracelets.

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Lord Stanley Is En Route to Chicago: X-Rayed at Airport

Tonight, Geneva Seal Fine Jewelry & Timepieces in Chicago will be cheering for our favorite boys, The Chicago Blackhawks! The excitement this team has spread around our city is contagious, even the rainy summer days can't bring us down... It's on Tampa Bay. It's ON.

If the Chicago Blackhawks win the Stanley Cup on home ice, it will be the first time since 1938! But first, even the Lord has to pass through airport security. As posted on Twitter by Philip Pritchard — the Stanley Cup's guardian —  hockey's ultimate prize went through the X-ray machine just before taking flight to Chicago.

The Stanley Cup goes through the X-ray process before taking flight to Chicago.

The Stanley Cup goes through the X-ray process before taking flight to Chicago.

Alex Kats (Geneva Seal), Blackhawks players; Niklas Hjalmarsson (4) Joakim Nordstrom (42)

Alex Kats (Geneva Seal), Blackhawks players; Niklas Hjalmarsson (4) Joakim Nordstrom (42)

Sunrise Ruby Sold for a World Record Record of $30.3 Million & It Has Pigeon's Blood?

They say diamonds are forever, but you can't deny the seductive nature of a Rubie.

The Sunrise Ruby sold for a world auction record of $30.3 million last week. Set with diamonds, the extremely rare 25.59 carats piece has a “pigeon’s blood” hue with the Swiss Gemological Institute describing it as a “unique treasure of nature”, according to Sotheby’s. No, not real pigeon's blood, pigeon's blood is the trade term for a ruby with what the industry considers the deepest red with the most saturation

“In over 40 years, I cannot recall ever having seen another Burmese ruby of this exceptional size possessing such outstanding colour,” said David Bennett, the worldwide chairman of Sotheby’s international jewellery division.

#TBT: Mother's Day Love: Meet the Geneva Seal Family Part II

"All that I am or hope to be, I owe to my mother." Abraham Lincoln

Mother's Day is extra special at Geneva Seal Fine Jewelry & Timepieces in Chicago. Being a family-owned business, family is first, second and third. We wanted to honor the amazing women who created the Geneva Seal family by introducing them to our digital family.

From our family to yours, here's a little motherly love we're happy to share with you.

Alex Kats has a vivacious mother who comes to the boutique quite often. Alex's parents don't live in Illinois, but whenever they're in town, his mother Rachel comes to Geneva Seal to work. Rachel used to organize and set the business in the right direction a long time ago, but when she's in town, you best believe she continues where she left off. She comes in at 9am and doesn't leave until the end of the day.

Much like his mother, Alex has a work ethic you don't see in most people. He doesn't take a day off and will stand for most of the day, giving Geneva Seal his 110% on a daily basis. I was talking to Michael, our Geneva Seal jeweler yesterday and he told me that Alex's leadership changed him from being a salesperson to a friend. Alex's clients always brag about his honesty and laid back approach and we definitely believe in thanking his mother for those sincere compliments. Happy Mother's Day Rachel. We hope to see you soon.

Igor's mother Larisa in no way looks like a mother of two grown adults, let alone a grandmother to three teenagers. Larisa is Alex's mother-in-law, making Igor his brother-in-law. They are closer than most brothers and their family bond is unbreakable.

I met Larisa at the Geneva Seal holiday dinner. Her and her stunning daughter, Alex's wife Irene laid out the most amazing and tasteful spread you could imagine. I could tell that these two ladies were the bond that holds this family together. Irene raises two teenage girls, a husband, and works full-time as an optometrist. I'm not sure how she finds the time to manage her schedule, but she makes it look effortless.

There's strength in motherhood no one but a mother could understand, which reminds me of the story Alex told us about Irene. Two days after his wife gave birth to their beautiful daughter, she was back at school to take the test which determined her becoming a doctor. Strength like that is rare and once again, the only woman to thank for acquiring such strength is her mother Larisa.

Mother's Day Love: Meet the Geneva Seal Family

"All that I am or hope to be, I owe to my mother." Abraham Lincoln

Mother's Day is extra special at Geneva Seal Fine Jewelry & Timepieces in Chicago. Being a family-owned business, family is first, second and third. We wanted to honor the amazing women who created the Geneva Seal family by introducing them to our digital family.

From our family to yours, here's a little motherly love we're happy to share with you.

Everyday is Mother's Day with these two. Leonard, the Geneva Seal jeweler and his mother Svetlana have the strongest son-mother relationship I have ever seen. Leonard and Svetlana (Lana for short) are not only a family, but a team. Together they overcame tremendous obstacles, coming to America and not speaking a word of English, to a success that was propelled by hard work and unconditional love.

Lana adores Leonard and everything she does is for him. The same is true of Leonard, Lana is the leading lady in his life and treating her like a Queen is an understatement. They take long walks together, enjoy fabulous meals, warm conversations and have a connection that could be felt from afar. These two aren't just son and mother, they are truly best friends.

Rachel, our Geneva Seal jeweler, has one of the sweetest relationships with her mom. Her mother Paula lives in the suburbs, but the two of them never miss their mother-daughter day every Monday. They shop, lunch and catch up with one another. Even though Rachel chats with her mom on a daily basis, she can't get enough of her best friend.

Paula is so sweet and has truly created a remarkable daughter. The love Rachel has for her mother is admirable. She created Rachel Lynn Chicago in 2009, inspired by her mother, a jeweler herself for over fifteen years. Rachel's bracelets are hand crafted to perfection. We love this mother-daughter friendship and believe a love like theirs is what Mother's Day is all about.