Women's Fashion

What Dating Will Be like in 10 Years. This Is Crazy.

Geneva Seal Fine Jewelry & Timepieces, a Chicago luxury engagement ring and timepiece boutique likes to stay ahead of the trends when it comes to wristwear. So when we heard a watch is expected to be your personal matchmaker in 10 years, we were all ears.  

From the editors of Cosmopolitan.com, futurists (people who study the future) filled us in on what the Bumble/Tinder of 2025 will be like & it's bad news for creeps.

Picture this: An app on your watch tracking your location, making it easier for you to bump into potential matches in real life on the fly. 

Right now, it's insanely easy to meet someone. The problem is that nothing can guarantee they're actually someone worth meeting. By 2025. you'll be able to know more about your blind date before you even step foot in that restaurant, anxiously searching for the guy from the photos.

A quick check of your watch could let you know who's a creep and who's looking for a one-night stand, or a serious girlfriend, or a wife and four kids. If this decade is all about dating quantity, the next one will be all about dating quality. 

Social futurist and writer Sara Robinson says it'll be like having your overbearing grandmother over your shoulder at all times. "See that guy over there?" she says, spinning a potential example. "He's single, drinks Scotch, and loves dogs. You should go talk to him.' And, at the same time, his watch is nudging him: 'See that woman? You like redheads, right? And she's a backpacker too. You might like her.'"

Christian Crews, a founding member of the Association of Professional Futurists, points out that meeting people will be a lot easier if you know which people are good potential matches for you:

 "Imagine how the world could change if everybody was wearing their own personal matchmaker, who was constantly searching the crowd on their behalf."

But it's not just the real-world meeting places that will have more potential for finding love. Online communities that aren't meant for dating will become spots to meet singles. Don't be surprised if you start hearing, "This is my husband. We met on Yelp." And you probably won't even think anything of it. "As more of our lives are spent online and in virtual communities, we will find relationships there just as we have at the gym, the bar, or hobbies where we meet people now," says Crews.

"Generations that have grown up online make fewer distinctions between 'real-world' and virtual relationships."

Just like non-dating sites will be used for finding lovers, dating apps will be used for finding friends. Bumble just released Bumble BFF -- which is focused on building strong relationships with other kick-ass women.

It makes sense. After hours of fruitless swiping, it's tempting to head over to the same-sex section and just look for a fun-looking friend who likes Tito's and Sprite, and wants to see the new Fast and Furious movie with you later so you don't have to sniffle over Paul Walker alone. This is our future.

From: Cosmopolitan.com

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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Bovet Watches | Récital 11 "Miss Alexandra"

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Geneva Seal Fine Jewelry & Timepieces, a Chicago watch and engagement ring boutique is the only Authorized Dealer for Bovet watches in Illinois. The Bovet Récital 11 “Miss Alexandra” features the same precision phase of the moon and characteristic hands of the Récital 9 Tourbillon. The hour and minute hands are offset at 6 o’clock.

Their atypical silhouettes, forming a heart every hour, stand out clearly against the guilloché surface of the finely-worked mother-of-pearl dial crafted by artisans of the Dimier 1738 Dial Manufacture. 

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With its assurance of proven reliability and chronometric precision, the self-winding movement of this new timepiece guarantees a power-reserve of 72 hours, or three days. A comfortable margin, since it allows the timepiece to be taken off for an entire weekend and put back on without the need for any adjustments.

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The precision moon phase module was entirely developed and manufactured by artisans of DIMIER 1738. More complex than a traditional indicator, this precision complication requires only a single one-day correction every 122 years. Its display method was also revised. Rather than showing two moons on a moving disc, here the moon is rigidly attached to the dial. The system features a disc engraved according to an exact cartography of the lunar surface.

Hollow parts have been filled with luminous material. As a result, the moon appears exactly as it can be observed in the sky and therefore seems to directly reflect the sun’s light. The sky through which the earth’s satellite moves has been chased and black treated.

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The Manufacture’s engravers then reworked this sky so that bright points appeared, reminiscent of stars. Two circular pallets moving above this assembly are decorated with the same motif as the sky. Reading the phase of the moon is therefore both intuitive and realistic.

CASE

Type DIMIER

Dimensions 41 X 37.50mm

Thickness across crystals 11.35mm

Thickness between crystals 9.75mm

Material 18K red gold or 18K white gold

Strap Full skin alligator

Buckle 18K red gold or 18K white gold ardillon

Water-resistance 30m

MOVEMENT

Caliber 11DA16-MP

Type Self-winding mechanical

Diameter 11 ½’’’

Frequency 28’800 V/h

Power-reserve72 hours / 3 days

DIALS

Guilloché black mother-of-pearl with 10 round diamond indexes

Functions Off-centre hours and minutes, precision moon phase

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.

Taraji P. Henson.

Natasha Lyonne.

Natasha Lyonne.

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.

URWERK Unveils a Lady's Piece & It's One of the Sexiest Watches We Have Ever Seen

URWERK watches have a strong reputation. They are rare, technically advanced, elaborate to the point of complexity, and classy. Yet URWERK watches have lacked in femininity - that is - until now.

The new URWERK watch, the UR-106, is the first from the independent brand that is made for women. Elegant slender and graceful, it shows the sensitve side of URWERK's nature. For you, ladies, URWERK unveils the UR-106 "Lotus".

The UR-106 “Lotus” features the brand’s signature satellite hours in a guise never before seen. Three satellite hours wander across the dial to create the most graphic of horological blooms. Martin Frei, the company's chief designer and co-founder said: 

“We never made watches for men and watches for women because we never thought in those terms when we put our ideas down on paper. We thus embarked on a stylistic exercise that was unprecedented for us.
We have of course long considered what we regard as the ultimate challenge, because creating for women is indeed a perilous undertaking. With its glittering gemstones and soft curves we created the UR-106 with one image in mind; that of the lotus flower, which in my imagination represents the beauty of women in all their complexity.”

Geneva Seal Fine Jewelry & Timepieces, a Chicago watch and jewelry boutique is the ONLY Authorized Dealer for URWERK in Illinois.

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.

Hublot Big Bang Broderie watch Gold. 

Hublot Big Bang Broderie watch Silver.

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 

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. 

There Is a Magic Number for Marriage, According to Science

Geneva Seal Fine Jewelry & Timepieces in Chicago has experienced some of the most magical moments with our clients; especially when they're shopping for an engagement ring.

We've had clients as young as 18 & as old as 80 shopping for engagement rings. Whether it's their first or tenth marriage, they have a magical glow to them, a sense of contentment, fulfillment and happiness. We've always wondered if there is an ideal age for marriage, so we did some research and found there actually is a magic number -- or so says science.

An article in The New York Times last December boldly declared that the oft-cited statistic that 50% of marriages end in divorce is a myth, and in fact, the divorce surge is a thing of the past

"The delay in marriage is part of the story, allowing people more time to understand what they want in a partner and to find one."

According to The Institute of Family Studies, and conventional wisdom, getting married under the age of 20 carries a risk of divorce within the first five years: a whopping 32 percent. And it decreases after then. Between age 20 and 24, the risk is 20%; between 25 and 29, it's 15%; and between 30 and 34, it's 14%. But then, the trend reverses: From age 35 and up, the divorce risk climbs to 19%.

"My data analysis shows that prior to age 32 or so, each additional year of age at marriage reduces the odds of divorce by 11 percent. However, after that the odds of divorce increase by 5 percent per year," writes Nicholas H. Wolfinger, a professor of family and consumer studies and adjunct professor of sociology at the University of Utah."

Thirty-two, it appears is the magic number.

We're not ones to disagree with science but we are supporters of love and marriage at any age. Maybe it's not the age that matters, maybe it's the time it takes to find your perfect match. When you've found your perfect person, we're here for your engagement ring needs.

Geneva Seal Fine Jewelry & Timepieces has a fine collection of Simon G. engagement rings: Scroll down to shop our picks or CLICK HERE to view part of our collection.

18k White Gold Simon G MR2459 Passion Diamond Wedding Set

18k White Gold Simon G MR1498-D Delicate Diamond Wedding Set

18k White Gold Simon G LP1935-D Delicate Diamond Wedding Set

18k White Gold Simon G MR2525 Passion Diamond Wedding Set

18k White Gold Simon G MR2220 Duchess Diamond Wedding Set

18k White Gold Simon G TR473 Duchess Diamond Wedding Set

18k White Gold Simon G MR1546-D Delicate Diamond Wedding Set

18k White Gold Simon G MR2132 Passion Wedding Set

18k White Gold Simon G MR2173 Delicate Diamond Wedding Set

18k White Gold Simon G MR1394 Fabled Diamond Wedding Set

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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#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.