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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

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.

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. 

The Yellow Diamond Engagement Ring You Have to See to Believe

Geneva Seal Fine Jewelry & Timepieces in Chicago is proud to house this magnificent 7 Carat Fancy Yellow Diamond Engagement Ring. Designed and created by Chicago's favorite jeweler and Geneva Seal's very own, Leonard Goldberg. Geneva Seal Yellow Diamonds possess a sublime color that is rivaled only by the rays of sun. Hand selected by Goldberg, a master gemologist and set to perfection, this rare jewel glows as if lit by an inner flame.

 

The Geneva Seal Yellow Diamond is presented in a phenomenal new setting. Goldberg specifically created and obsessed over every detail of this extraordinary 7 Carat Fancy Yellow Diamond Engagement Ring. Each facet meticulously measured, the mounting was handcrafted in pursuit of absolute perfection.

The Geneva Seal Family Invites Legendary Watchmaker, Roger Dubuis to Chicago

Geneva Seal Fine Jewelry & Timepieces in Chicago invited legendary master watchmaker, Mr. Roger Dubuis to a memorable night. "The Spirit of the Founder" dinner, paid Hommage to the highly creative man behind Roger Dubuis, the only Manufacture whose entire production is certified with the Geneva Seal, the ultimate recognition of exceptional quality

Mr. Roger Dubuis was delighted to meet the clients who chose to add a Roger Dubuis watch to their collection. A bold choice. Demonstrating confidence and the wish to affirm your own personality without compromise.

Roger Dubuis reflects a world all its own. A world where exuberance rules and creativity reigns supreme. It is a resolutely extravagant, rebellious and elegant brand, worthy of the best in Haute Horlogerie. For innovation is born from a heartfelt respect for tradition and craftsmanship.

The brand's enormous creativity is reflected in the worlds of five distinct characters: the elegant player of the "La Monégasque" collection, the powerful warrior of the "Excalibur" collection, the modern venturer of the "Pulsion" collection, the sophisticated diva of the "Velvet" collection, naturally gravitating around the fifth element represented by the “Incredible Mechanics” of the Hommage collection.

In the strict tradition of Fine Watchmaking, all the components of Roger Dubuis 31 exclusive movements are finished and decorated by hand. Geneva Seal Fine Jewelry & Timepieces in is proud to be the only authorized dealer for Roger Dubuis in Illinois.

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.

A Closer Look at the Sexiest Woman in the World Michelle Keegan's Sexy Engagement Ring

English actress Michelle Keegan was just named the Sexiest Woman In The World by ‘FHM,’ beating out America's sweetheart, Kendall Jenner. This is the first time we've heard of the bombshell, she's a model and actress. Michelle starred as Tina McIntyre in the British soap opera Coronation Street from 2008-2014 when her character was killed off. In 2015, she played the role of Tracy in BBC’s drama series, Ordinary Lies.

All that aside, Geneva Seal Fine Jewelry & Timepieces in Chicago would like to congratulate Michelle's fiance, Mark Wright, on picking out a beautiful engagement ring.

Michelle's square shaped, 5-carat emerald surrounded by diamonds is definitely a stunner. What makes this shape different is its pavilion, which is cut with rectangular facets to create a unique optical appearance. Due to its larger, open table, this shape highlights the clarity of a diamond. Also, emerald-cut diamonds can vary greatly in how rectangular they are. Michelle's engagement ring looks fabulous on her slim finger and stands out in all of her photos. Now that's the kind of engagement ring we love here at Geneva Seal in Chicago.

Update: Valentine's Day Contest Winners Wear Their His/Her Prizes During Gender Reveal Party

Geneva Seal Fine Jewelry & Timepieces in Chicago posted a Valentine's Day contest and our winners have just announced very BIG news: THEY'RE PREGNANT! While wearing their his/her Rachel Lynn Chicago for Geneva Seal bracelets, they hosted a fabulous gender reveal party & we're so excited to share the beautiful photos.

180,000-carat emerald from Brazil. Worth $900 million? Or nothing?

Geneva Seal Fine Jewelry & Timepieces in Chicago is intrigued by the case of the 180,000-carat Bahia Emerald from Brazil. Since 2001, the 840 pound uncut emerald has been the subject of a contentious court battle between a colorful crowd of gem traders, miners and a real estate tycoon all vying for the prized jewel - once valued at $372 million.

Bradley Campbell, writer for Public Radio International, explains:

"It’s been used to prop up a struggling tech company hoping to make it rich on high-definition televisions. It may or may not have been submerged in water during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. It is said to have traveled from Brazil to (at least) San Jose, New Orleans and Los Angeles. And that’s why the saga of the Bahia is both fascinating and strange. It's been valued at $900 million."

Michael Chiero of Geneva Seal Fine Jewelry & Timepieces in Chicago thinks otherwise. Michael is a graduate in diamonds, colored stones & an AJP. He thinks,

"that the shear size of the crystal and it's exciting story between the trading hands adds a tremendous value. Which in turn, would label the emerald as more of a collectible with a rich and mysterious history. From a gemological standpoint, majority of the emeralds mined from the Bahia region are know for being cloudy and filled with inclusions, typically selling for $10 or less per carat."

Michael continues, "depending on what could be fashioned into usable material, I would estimate that the emerald crystal would be worth less than $100,000.00. As a rare specimen with said history, well one can only speculate. Possibly a few million depending who's interested. The multi-million dollar values reported were part of an insurance scam where the owners were using it as collateral to fund a new flat screen TV business."

Crazy, yes. Confusing, sure. What we're excited to see is the finished product after this case is closed.  Once the ugly chunk of rock is cut, formed and polished by a jeweler. We can only hope something as beautiful as this unique ring centered upon a rare 20 carat mogul hand carved emerald will come out of this 14-year old saga.

Geneva Seal Fine Jewelry & Timepieces Is Ending the Blue Dress Debate

Geneva Seal Fine Jewelry & Timepieces in Chicago is ending the conversation about the blue dress using our jewelry. For the past half-day, people across social media have been arguing about whether a picture depicts a perfectly nice bodycon dress as blue with black lace fringe or white with gold lace fringe. And neither side will budge.

As always, jewelry has the answer to your problem America. We've placed Geneva Seal fine jewelry across the stripes of the dress in both colors; blue with black and white with gold. We want you to tell us if our blue sapphire diamonds mesh with the dress better, or is it the white gold with diamonds that almost perfectly match the dress.

Now, if you aren't able to clearly see that the blue sapphire diamonds look more similar to the color of the dress, you have more problems than Monica Lewinsky had during her dress scandal. The dress is BLUE. Geneva Seal Fine Jewelry & Timepieces has officially ended this debate. Happy Friday :)

Geneva Seal Fine Jewelry & Timepieces Announces Valentine's Day Contest Winner

Geneva Seal Fine Jewelry & Timepieces in Chicago took the weekend to think about the winner of our Facebook Valentine's Day contest. We asked the ladies to post a unique idea or a piece of Valentine's Day advice for men in order to win a gift from Geneva Seal Fine Jewelry & Timepieces.

The decision wasn't an easy one. Many ladies took the time out of their day to write a detailed description of a sweet Valentine's Day idea. Chicago's favorite jeweler, Leonard Goldberg, decided between two creative and non traditional ideas after reading every single post.

He explained, "Picking a winner took me some time because we had so many great ideas but most of them were based on your standard date night. A man should be sending you flowers, taking you out to dinner, surprising you with little gestures of love daily so those responses didn't get me. But then, there were three posts, two of which had the same idea that I thought were more original than the rest."

Goldberg continues, "The first one was written by Irina LobanNova and the second/third by Beta Nourahmadi and Maria McCord. Irina focused on spending the day spreading love to those who need it the most. To volunteer at a nursing home or homeless shelter, followed by a romantic night with hot chocolate and ice skating is a charming idea. Irina's idea wasn't focused on herself, instead she wanted to spread love to those who may not be feeling loved. That's what Valentine's day is all about. You could do dinners and chocolates every day of the year. Bita and Maria also came up with a unique idea about creating a scavenger hunt. I thought that was creative and different. But the winner is definitely Irina! Congratulations to all of the ladies who posted some great ideas. It was fun reading your thoughts on how you want to spend Valentine's Day."

Our winner, Irina LobaNova, will be gifted with a special sparkler from Geneva Seal Fine Jewelry & Timepieces. The following text was taken from her Facebook post:

"How about sign up to volunteer at a nursing home or homeless shelter and spread the love. Valentine's day is about showing love and appreciation, and what better way to show share it than sharing it with people who don't have loved ones anymore....and then of course take your lady to a get a cup of hot chocolate and go ice skating at the Maggie Daley Park."

Congratulations Irina!

Just In: Diamond Rings

Geneva Seal Fine Jewelry & Timepieces in Chicago has a stunning selection of fashion rings. We have just added 7 lucky rings to our home. Enjoy.