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fancy color diamonds

Natural fancy color diamonds are rare, beautiful and extremely valuable. In fact, they are some of the rarest and most highly valued diamonds in the world, since they fall outside the usual color range for diamonds.

Only about 1 out of every 10,000 diamonds is considered a fancy color diamond, according to the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), and only a handful of those receive the top grades of Intense and Vivid. The strength of a fancy diamond’s color is one of the most important factors in determining its value — the more vivid the color, the more valuable the stone.

Colored diamonds have always intrigued our in-house diamond cutter and expert, Andre Vorster. “One thing that fascinates me is that nitrogen, the same element that makes a diamond yellow, can also make it pink,” he says. “Very mystifying.”

Let’s take a look at a few of the different kinds of stunning natural fancy colored diamonds and learn how they’re made.

Pink Diamonds

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Pink diamonds range in color from delicate pastel pink to deep raspberry and evoke a sense of romance and luxury. These extremely rare diamonds have long been beloved by celebrities and are revered by collectors and connoisseurs.

Pink diamonds have only been found in a few mines across the world. According to the Argyle Diamond Mine, a pink diamond can cost 20 times the price of its white equivalent. Adding to the intrigue and desirability of pink diamonds is the fact that there is limited gemological information about them.

Blue Diamonds

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Distinctive blue diamonds are considered extremely rare. The most famous blue diamond in history is the Hope Diamond, a 45.52-carat, cushion-cut diamond which hangs on a pendant surrounded by 16 white pear and cushion cut diamonds. The necklace chain contains 45 white diamonds. It is estimated to be worth anywhere from $200-250 million.

Blue diamonds typically get their color from the presence of boron in the earth. The bonding of boron to carbon causes the diamond to absorb red, yellow and green light, which produces a blue color.

Yellow Diamonds

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Yellow diamonds make up about 70 percent of all natural color diamonds graded by GIA each year. Their brilliant, dramatic glow makes them a red carpet favorite among celebrities. The Allnatt, a 101-carat cushion cut fancy vivid yellow diamond, is perhaps the most significant yellow diamond in history.

Yellow diamonds get their color due to the presence of nitrogen atoms, which absorb blue light and produce a yellow color.

Green Diamonds

Green diamonds are extremely rare — only a handful of natural green diamonds are put on the market each year, making them some of the most sought-after of all natural color diamonds.

Unique among natural color diamonds, green diamonds get their color from naturally occurring radiation in the ground. This radiation pushes into the diamond, causing them to absorb red and yellow light and produce a green color.

Brown Diamonds

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Known for their endless range of shades, brown diamonds are the most common colored diamonds and therefore the most affordable.

Brown diamonds are produced when heat and pressure deep within the earth cause the diamond’s crystal lattice to distort. These distortions cause brown diamonds to absorb blue light and impart a brown color.

To view a stunning selection of natural fancy color diamond jewelry, visit Eiseman Jewels at NorthPark Center in Dallas.

estate blog

Eiseman Jewels is the ultimate destination for jewelry connoisseurs. We are home to some of the world’s most remarkable pieces of estate and heirloom jewelry — jewelry that comes with a sense of deep history and unique character that sets it apart from other pieces. It is often one-of-a-kind and always timeless.

Here are just a few of the legendary jewelry designers and artisans whose creations you can expect to see in the Eiseman Estate Collection.

Henry Dunay

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Henry Dunay began his career when he started working as a jewelry apprentice in New York City at the age of 14. He worked his way up the ranks to become a master model maker and setter. In 1956, at the age of just 21, he started his own firm and quickly found fame after winning the De Beers Diamond International Award. Known for his bold designs, sensuous curves and signature finishes, Henry Dunay has solidified his position as a leading jewelry designer, artist and trendsetter in the world of fine jewelry.

Jean Mahie

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Father and daughter-in-law design team Jean and Jacline Mazard were among the first artists to create their own work with their own brand name, Jean Mahie, and have it displayed at leading jewelry stores such as Cartier and Van Cleef & Arpels. From the moment they started their company in 1970, Jacline insisted that everything she made should be one-of-a-kind. With design studios in New York and the Bahamas, the company became known for its free-form, primitive designs with hammered finishes and melted metal designs. Pieces such as the ones pictured are becoming increasingly rare, as Jacline is no longer designing.

David Webb

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David Webb was a self-taught jewelry designer who, in his early years, worked for several large design houses such as Tiffany and Harry Winston. He went on to found David Webb, the luxury American jewelry house, in 1948 in New York City. Bold, attention-grabbing designs and vibrant gems in 18-karat yellow gold characterize the David Webb collection.

Julius Cohen

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Julius Cohen began his jewelry career in 1929, at the age of 16. In 1956, he established Julius Cohen Jeweler, Inc., with the belief that creating a special relationship with each customer on a personal basis was the only way to do business. The company is among America’s most celebrated and award-winning jewelry design firms of the 20th century. Julius Cohen’s unique, dedicated marketing style of visiting and servicing customers in their own homes or offices or the company’s Madison Avenue studio in New York remains the cornerstone of the business to this day.

Buccellati

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Mario Buccellati opened the doors of his first jewelry boutique on Largo Santa Margherita in Milan in 1919. Today, almost 100 years later, a timeless design aesthetic and refined craftsmanship remain at the heart of the Buccellati business. The house’s distinguished Milanese heritage — along with an unyielding desire to create objects of rare beauty — has established its distinct, inimitable style.

Every piece of pre-owned jewelry at Eiseman Jewels has undergone a thorough inspection, lovingly restored to like-new conditions, and comes with a warranty guaranteeing its quality. Peruse our stunning selection of estate designs at Eiseman Jewels at NorthPark Center in Dallas.

holiday gifts

It can be difficult to find just the right holiday gift for someone — especially if you’re looking to give something exceptionally special this year. That’s why the dedicated experts at Eiseman Jewels have put together this curated selection of the perfect gifts for everyone on your holiday “nice” list.

Gifts For Her

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This stunning 18-karat white gold swallow necklace by Messika features round diamonds and graduated marquise diamond drops. It’s perfect for any woman who loves to make a statement with her jewelry.

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These elegant, contemporary diamond and 18-karat gold earrings from Robert Coin‘s Classica Parisienne Collection make a classic gift for any chic woman.

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Make any woman’s holidays a lot brighter with these classic diamond and 18-karat white gold eternity hoop earrings from the Eiseman Collection.

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If she prefers a glam look, indulge her with these breathtaking Eiseman Collection earrings feature emerald cut diamonds with a pavé frame set in platinum.

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This brilliant cocktail ring by Sloane Street features a vivid peacock-green tourmaline center stone with white diamond detail set in 18-karat gold. This dramatic piece is certain to wow the one you love this holiday season.

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The dazzling Duomètre Unique Travel Time pink gold watch by Jaeger-LeCoultre combines the technology of the Calibre Jaeger-LeCoultre equipped with the Dual-Wing concept and the most refined of watchmaking finishes.

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Five all-24-karat yellow gold nuggets hang from this glowing 24-karat, 38-inch gold chain with toggle closure by Lika Behar.

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These eye-catching earrings from Sutra‘s Mosaic Collection sparkle with rubies and diamonds set in 18-karat white gold.

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For a woman with a quirky sense of style, this creative, one-of-a-kind Jean Mahie cuff from the Eiseman Estate Collection features charming monster figures carved into 22-karat yellow gold.

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If you’re looking to pledge your love to someone this holiday season, you can’t go wrong with the dazzling Single Stone Vintage Collection, featuring diamond and 18-karat yellow gold and platinum stackable eternity bands and a cocktail ring.

Gifts For Him

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The gadget-lover in your life will be utterly charmed by the robotic Sherman Clock by experimental watchmaker MB&F & L’Epée. Inspired by founder Maximilian Büsser’s childhood desire for a robot friend, Sherman features an eight-day power reserve, 148 components and 17 jewels. His arms can be moved into a variety of positions, his hands can be used to hold items, and his caterpillar tracks let him roll over the rugged terrain of a typical office desk.

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For the avid watch collector, this Underwood Biometric Thirty-Module Unit and watch winder protects up to 30 timepieces in a secure safe with an exclusive biometric lock system. The cabinet has a smooth calfskin leather exterior with hinged doors and a fingerprint plate window on the bottom. The interior has 30 individual compartments for rotor boxes, which are removable and operate independently.

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The Memoris Red Eclipse is one of a very limited edition of twelve fully hand-engraved watches by Louis Moinet. All the movement’s finishes are handcrafted using authentic, traditional fine watchmaking processes. The beveling brings the mechanism to life on a starry background. This prestige version features a hand-engraved bespoke case depicting a lunar eclipse theme.

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MB&F‘s Legacy Machine Split Escapement’s suspended balance wheel literally and metaphorically rises above other timepieces. Under the balance, the triple-dial design gives the time at 12 o’clock, the power reserve at 4 o’clock and the date at 8 o’clock— all quickly and easily adjustable thanks to a lateral push-button. In 18-karat white gold, it boasts a frosted finish associated with antique pocket watches — a technique executed completely by hand.

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The Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar Edition “Antoine De Saint Exupéry” is packed with technical highlights from Swiss watchmaker IWC. The mechanically programmed perpetual calendar shows not only the lunar cycles but also the seconds, minutes, hours, date, day, month and year in four digits. It takes into account the different lengths of the months and all the leap years in the Gregorian calendar until 2100.

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In tribute to its partnership with Artemis Racing, Ulysse Nardin has created this groundbreaking regatta chronograph for the 35th America’s Cup. Each of the 35 limited-edition watches is a practical and reliable timepiece, able to withstand the grueling conditions of the America’s Cup. The ample three-day power reserve, the two-way second hand that can be stopped to adjust the hour and the bi-directional date change compliment its remarkable practicality.

 

For a closer look at all of these pieces and more, visit Eiseman Jewels during our special holiday hours at NorthPark Center in Dallas. Our experts can help you choose the perfect gifts for the most special people in your life.

 

 

messika

At Eiseman Jewels, our commitment to providing the very highest level of service, quality and expertise to our customers is evident in the designers we partner with, including Messika. Messika’s reputation for exceptional stones, comfortable wearability and timeless yet contemporary design has been proven over and over again by their stunning pieces.

We sat down with Messika’s founder, designer and visionary leader, Valérie Messika, to find out what it was like growing up playing with diamonds, working on her latest collection with Gigi Hadid and partying in Paris for the launch.

Tell us about your latest collection, Move Addiction, which you created with Gigi Hadid.

messikaThe Messika by Gigi Hadid Collection adds rock and even punk accents to my original Move Collection, which just celebrated its 10th anniversary. The designs are strong, the cuts are clear and the shapes are striking. There are at least 16 pieces in pavé and non-pavé in rose, white and yellow gold. Earrings, endlessly transformable necklaces, a choker, rings and bracelets all reflect the strength of the Maison’s signature design.

What’s one word you would use to describe the collection?

Fashionable.

What was it like working with Gigi throughout the design process?

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I loved working with Gigi. She was very involved in the creative process — she followed each step of the fabrication. We drew the pieces together and then when she was in Paris, she would come to my atelier to see the evolution of the project. When she couldn’t be in Paris, I would travel to New York City to meet her and work on the details.

Gigi’s sense of detail and her discerning eye for fashion completely won me over. Her unparalleled professionalism and involvement with the Maison throughout the development process deeply inspired me. Gigi is the embodiment of the Messika woman. She is spontaneous, sunny, and bright.

What makes Move different from other Messika collections?

The Move Collection is, for me, a true symbol of love. When I was a little girl, my father, being one of the world’s top diamond dealers, would bring home some incredible diamonds and would let me play with them. He used to let the diamonds slide between his fingers. The three moving diamonds of my Move Collection were inspired by this memory from my childhood. This collection is my signature, my heritage.

Any favorite pieces in the collection?

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The earrings! They are designed to look like a piercing — it appears as though the jewel itself runs through the earlobe.

Richard Eiseman said the Paris launch party for the collection was fantastic. Can you tell us a little more about it?

On September 27, we celebrated the 10th anniversary of my Move Collection with the launch of Messika By Gigi Hadid Capsule Collection in Paris. I had an amazing night surrounded by my family, friends and clients. Everything was perfect — people were laughing, dancing and drinking. Everyone was enchanted by the beauty of the Salomon de Rothschild, the food from chef Akrame, the Pierre Hermé Xl birthday cake and the music of Bob Sinclar! It was moments like those that make me wish I could stop time.

Peruse a stunning selection of Messika designs, including the new Messika by Gigi Hadid Collection, at Eiseman Jewels at NorthPark Center in Dallas.

 

significant timepieces

This year, watchmakers have pulled out all the stops to create timepieces showcasing both contemporary styling and enduring appeal. No matter the technology employed, however, well-made watches aren’t rendered obsolete upon the introduction of newer models. As these exceptional luxury timepieces prove, today’s in-demand accessories are tomorrow’s cherished classics. 

Rolex Pearlmaster 34

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The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Pearlmaster 34 is one of Rolex’s crowning jewelry watches. Its diamond-paved dial is a work of art in itself, and Rolex’s gem-setters have painstakingly worked to achieve the precise alignment and orientation of these stones. Moreover, like sculptors, they’ve expertly carved the dial’s precious metal — an exclusive 18-karat pink gold alloy patented by Rolex and cast in its own foundry — to hand-shape the seat in which each gem is perfectly lodged.

The Pearlmaster 34 is also Rolex‘s first model to be equipped their new Syloxi hairspring. It delivers the supremely precise, self-winding caliber 2236 movement you expect from a certified Swiss chronometer. And we can’t forget that this remarkable timepiece features one of Rolex’s most distinctive and recognizable enhancements: their date-magnifying Cyclops lens.

Specifications:

  • Bezel: Set with diamonds.
  • Bracelet: Diamond-set Pearlmaster, rounded five-piece links.
  • Caliber: 2236, manufactured by Rolex.
  • Crystal: Scratch-resistant sapphire, Cyclops lens over the date.
  • Functions: Center hour, minute and second hands. Instantaneous date with rapid setting. Stop-seconds for precise time setting.
  • Model Case: Oyster, 34 mm, Everose gold and diamonds.
  • Movement: Perpetual, mechanical, self-winding.
  • Power Reserve: 55 hours (approximately).
  • Water-resistance: Waterproof to 100 meters / 330 feet.
  • Winding: Bidirectional self-winding via perpetual rotor.
  • Winding Crown: Screw-down, Twinlock double waterproofness system.

 

Jaeger-LeCoultre Geophysic Tourbillon Universal Time

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Anyone who loves fine watchmaking will be captivated by the platinum Geophysic Tourbillon Universal Time from Jaeger-LeCoultre. Its Gyrolab balance wheel-driven orbital flying tourbillon animates a map of the world with subtle, sophisticated and scientifically accurate movement.

The watch’s carriage performs a complete rotation each minute, and the orbital flying tourbillon makes one complete turn of the dial every 24 hours, taking the entire dial with it on its diurnal journey. Yet, despite its many intricacies, the Geophysic Tourbillon Universal Time could not be easier to adjust. In fact, all its functions are controlled by a single crown.

Of course, the Geophysic Tourbillon Universal Time is also an object of great beauty. The dial’s silvered continents feature satin-brushed and sunray finishes, while the map’s waters are embellished with a fine, deep blue guilloché motif evocative of ocean waves.

 Specifications:

  • Bracelet: Leather.
  • Caliber: 948.
  • Case: Platinum.
  • Dial: Blue.
  • Functions: Hour and minute, map of the world, tourbillon with ellipse isometer escapement, 24 time-zones, world time.
  • Movement: Automatic, self-winding. Components: 375. Vibrations per hour: 28800. Jewels: 42.
  • Recto Hands: Bâton à facette.
  • Water-resistance: 5 bar.

 

The Panthère de Cartier

 

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In 1914, Louis Cartier commissioned a watercolor from painter George Barbier. The resulting “Woman With A Panther” enthralled its new owner. That same year, Cartier produced its first timepiece to feature panther motif — a bracelet watch, set with diamonds and onyx. In the years since, the panther has become synonymous with the timeless elegance of Cartier’s designs.

The Panthère de Cartier is an exquisite timepiece that also happens to be a stunning piece of jewelry. Its white gold case, bracelet and crown sparkle with 497 brilliant-cut diamonds. Sword-shaped hands of blued steel sweep its petite square face, and it measures a slim 6 mm in thickness. Arnaud Carrez, Global Marketing Director of Cartier, suggests that women will like to wear the Panthère loose like a bracelet or with a stack of Cartier bracelets.

Specifications:

  • Bracelet, Case and Crown: Rhodiumized 18-karat white gold and diamonds totaling 4.12 carats.
  • Functions: Hour and minute.
  • Movement: Quartz.
  • Water-resistance: 3 bar.

 

Discover our luxury Swiss timepiece collection on your next visit to Eiseman Jewels at NorthPark Center in Dallas.

single stone

At Eiseman Jewels, our commitment to providing the highest level of service, quality and expertise is evident from the jewelry designers we choose to align ourselves with — including one of our newest designers, Single Stone.

Single Stone draws inspiration from vintage details and the charm of antique diamonds for their engagement rings and wedding bands. Whether you’re searching for a carefully restored vintage piece or a custom, one-of-a-kind heirloom, each of Single Stone’s stunning pieces is designed to mark life’s most treasured moments.

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The foundation for the Single Stone brand was laid in 1988 by founder Ari Madilian, who started his career working with his mentor learning about diamonds and the jewelry industry. A year later, Ari’s wife Corina joined him in designing and producing jewelry using vintage diamonds. Once the allure of the vintage diamonds captured their hearts, there was no going back. In 2008, they decided to launch the Single Stone collection as a full brand.

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All Single Stone jewelry is manufactured by hand in Los Angeles and is made specifically for the center stone and features old-cut stones from the late 1800s to early 1900s. Deriving inspiration from the vintage pieces in their collection, Single Stone’s new designs incorporate both vintage and modern elements for a charming look that’s fresh and classic at the same time.

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Single Stone pieces are designed to become a part of the wearer’s everyday life, and to be dressed up or down with effortless sophistication. They’re meant to be worn by someone who wants a unique piece of jewelry and who appreciates the beauty of diamonds that were cut over 100 years ago. This jewelry is timeless and sophisticated with an edge, and is as individual as the wearer itself.

To shop an exquisite selection of Single Stone designs, visit Eiseman Jewels, Single Stone’s exclusive North Texas retailer, at NorthPark Center in Dallas.

mb&f

After spending decades learning the rules of watchmaking at legacy manufacturers like Jaeger LeCoultre and Harry Winston Rare Timepieces, Maximilian Büsser broke away in 2005 to start his own company.

MB&F (Maximilian Büsser & Friends) is an artistic concept laboratory based on a simple idea: assembling collectives of independent watchmaking professionals to develop radical horological masterpieces.

Eiseman Jewels sat down with Büsser to talk entrepreneurial spirit, high-end horology and what it means to join the MB&F Tribe.

Tell us a little about how MB&F came to be. Was there one pivotal event thatpushed you to start the company? 

For me, MB&F was a life decision, not a business decision. Watchmaking saved my life. It’s given me a purpose and a surrogate family. I did not create MB&F thinking it would flourish. I created it to be proud of something, even if it wasn’t successful. The company started with just me working alone in my flat for two years without a salary, having poured every cent I had into it.

Today, it’s a small manufacturer made up of 23 people. Over the last 12 years, MB&F has been an incredible entrepreneurial and creative adventure. During that time, we have created 14 fully new calibers and changed our industry.  

What inspires MB&F?mb&f

For us, watchmaking is an art that demands experimentation and pushes us out of our creative comfort zone. We deconstruct stunning traditional watchmaking and reconstruct it into pieces of kinetic art, which also happen to give time. Giving time is not the purpose — the sculpture and the story that gave it life is.

MB&F is not a company — it is a philosophy. The machines we create are only the result, not the objective.

What is one thing we may not know about you or MB&F?

I was a kid who didn’t fit in, and I suffered a lot because of it. Many years later, I not only discovered that it is OK to not fit in, but I actually made a life out of it. There’s also the fact that we try to help all the artists we curate at our M.A.D. Galleries.

What is one word you would use to describe MB&F’s creations?

Soulful.

How would you describe the difference between the Horological Machines and Legacy Machines?

mb&fThe creative processes behind both lines are totally different. Horological Machines are a free-thinking exploration of my childhood and what made me emotional along my fifty years. They are creatively raw, and come from the gut.

Legacy Machines, on the other hand, derive from a completely intellectual process. They are a tribute to the great master watchmakers who, between 1720 and 1870, created virtually every “complication” we know today. They were the giants, the real icons. With Legacy, I wanted to revisit the elegance and subtlety of their genius with a 3-D, 21st-century twist.

What makes MB&F different from other manufacturers?

I feel like just about everything makes us different, from concept to philosophy to business model. The results are creations like no other.

Any favorite pieces in the current collection?

mb&fAs I create for myself, every piece is my ideal piece — at the time of creation. And then I move on to the next. The next one is always what gives me an adrenaline rush. Watchmaking is a very frustrating world in that every new movement takes between three and four years to come to completion, and so we are working at any given time on four to five completely different concepts and calibers, going from one to another on a daily basis.  

When designing pieces, who do you envision wearing them? Do they have a certain style or life?

I create solely for myself. And more often than not, I am terrified that no one will like, buy, or want to wear what we have spent years and millions of dollars creating! I like to think that anguish is an important part of the creative process. 

When a customer purchases an MB&F machine, they don’t just get a new horological masterpiece — they join a tribe. What is the significance behind MB&F owners joining the Tribe?

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Our creations are extremely polarizing. Over the years, we’ve noticed that our clients all over the world — whatever their culture, language, religion or upbringing — actually resemble each other quite a lot.

By registering their new timepiece on the MB&F website, our clients become part of the Tribe. Not only do they benefit from an extra two-year warranty, but they get all of the insider news we share only with our clients and opportunities to meet up with other Tribe members, if they wish. This includes invitations to our events including Baselworld and Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH).

You can now peruse a stunning selection of MB&F creations at Eiseman Jewels in NorthPark Center in Dallas, the manufacturers’ only Texas retailer.

 

sutra

Sutra Jewels was born of a collaboration between Arpita and Divyanshu Navlakha, the husband-and-wife team who founded the brand in 2008. The two had similar upbringings in two different regions of India. Arpita was raised in western India by a family that manufactured commercial jewelry, while Divyanshu’s specialized in traditional Indian jewelry out of northern New Delhi.

Along with her husband’s expertise in fine gem sourcing, Arpita’s limitless design creativity fuses a remarkable use of color with innovative construction. Each piece reflects the couple’s intense personality and chemistry in tangible form.

Eiseman Jewels sat down with Arpita to ask her more about the story of Sutra.

Who was your idol or muse growing up?

Growing up, I submerged myself in my father’s craft and began my obsession with gemstones. I always turned to the beautiful landscape and nature of my home country for inspiration. There was never a particular person — it was more so the world around me.

As Sutra’s sole designer, where do you draw your inspiration from?

sutraI mostly draw inspiration from either nature or architecture. Both have a special space in my heart. I have always been intrigued by flowers, birds and buildings with beautiful points and windows.

What’s one word you’d use to describe the Sutra brand?

Individualistic. It is the perfect word to describe my designs and the type of woman who wears them.

Tell us about your inspiration for your new collection.

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We are focusing on the launches of our feather, butterfly and tassel collections, all of which possess great elements of movement and fluidity. The feather collection was inspired by my fond memories of peacocks wandering around my home country. The silhouette of the feathers demonstrates the ability the peacock has to spread its wings.

The butterfly collection was inspired by my recollections of butterflies fluttering about the Mumbai Gardens of Maharashtra. After the birth of my daughter, I returned with my sketchpad to the same botanical oasis I enjoyed as a child and created the depictions from memory. The majestic creature held a new, deeper meaning after I became a mother.

What is something we may not know about you or Sutra Jewels?

I am actually quite shy. My designs are my alter ego, in a way. They allow me a creative outlet to express myself.

What’s your favorite piece at the moment?

sutraOur incredible sapphire marquise cocktail ring with marquise diamonds surrounding it.

When you’re designing pieces for Sutra, what kind of woman do you envision wearing them?

She is the type of woman who decides and defines her own style. Her preferences are bold and her taste is always exceptional.

Which celebrity or public figure were you most excited to see wearing Sutra’s designs on the red carpet or to an event? Who would you love to see wear Sutra next?sutra

Having Michelle Obama wear our jewelry during her time as First Lady was an extremely high honor. We also had an incomparable fashion moment with Jennifer Lopez on the Met Gala red carpet in 2015. We would love to see Kate Middleton wear Sutra — that would be a dream.

What else can we look forward to seeing from Sutra next?

The new collections explore using multiple gems married into one harmonious, elaborate yet still very wearable piece. We are also incorporating multi-use functions such as converter pieces that maximize wearability. We recently introduced the bracelet-to-choker combination in the line.

To browse an incredible selection of jewelry from Sutra Jewels, visit Eiseman Jewels at NorthPark Center in Dallas.

schepps

Seaman Schepps burst onto the jewelry scene at the turn of the 20th century with designs that challenged the status quo and defined a new style for the American woman. His clientele included Coco Chanel, Katherine Hepburn, the Duchess of Windsor and members of the Du Pont, Mellon and Rockefeller families, which led him to become known as “America’s Court Jeweler.”

We sat down with Anthony Hopenhajm, owner and designer of Seaman Schepps, for an inside look at this enduring and historic brand.

The Seaman Schepps brand has a very rich history — tell us a little bit about it.

Seaman Schepps himself was born in Manhattan, the child of European immigrants. He started the company in 1904. In his lifetime, he realized the American dream of working hard and building a world-renowned brand from the ground up. He left a legacy for his children, who assumed prominent roles in the worlds of fashion and literature.

How do the current Seaman Schepps designs reflect the brand’s history?

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Fine designs stand the test of time, as is evident in the jewels Seaman Schepps offers today — many of which were first created in the 40s and 50s and continue to be sought out.

Who were some of the notable figures Seaman Schepps worked with?

Seaman Schepps numbered among his clients many American First Families, from the Roosevelts to the Kennedys (including fashion icon Jackie Kennedy), as well as members of the English, Danish, Dutch and Greek royal families.

What is one thing we may not know about Seaman Schepps — the man and the brand?

Although he was originally from New York, Seaman Schepps’ first shops were in California. After experiencing limited success, he moved back to New York and opened his first shop in the 1920s around the corner from the Algonquin Hotel and its famed Round Table, where he attracted a loyal following among the stars of stage and screen.

What makes Seaman Schepps different from other designers?

Our heritage of signed and numbered designs is still in demand today and will continue to be sought out by fashionable women and collectors tomorrow.

What are your favorite pieces in the current collection? 

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I love our Link Bracelet and Silhouette Earring in various woods and 18-karat gold. And the mix of precious and semi-precious stones that create a fantastic collage of color in the Rio Bracelet, Multi-Baroque Necklaces and Bubble Earrings make them favorites, too.

When you’re designing pieces, who do you envision wearing them? 

Our greatest compliment is when a mother and daughter can step into our shop and each walk out wearing one of our iconic pieces that may have been created several decades earlier.

Other than past designs, what inspires today’s Seaman Schepps pieces?

Rare original stones have been an inspiration throughout the history of the company and continue to be to this day.

What can we look forward to seeing from Seaman Schepps?

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We’ve long been known as innovators for our daring use of unusual materials and combinations of stones, and we continue to bring cutting-edge original designs to our American and international clientele. This season will feature combinations of precious green Burmese jade with ruby, an ivory substitute in the form of a renewable vegetable nut, and our new home collection of hard stone clocks, frames and bowls in blue lapis lazuli, clear rock crystal and natural banded gray agate.

How would you describe the Seaman Schepps brand in one word?

Original.

View the Seaman Schepps collection today at Eiseman Jewels, the designer’s exclusive Texas retailer.

custom design

If you’re looking for a piece of jewelry that no one else in the world has, consider a custom-designed piece. As an industry leader with more than 50 years of experience, Eiseman Jewels offers expert advice and the most qualified jewelry designers.

custom design

If you can’t find just the right piece you’re looking for, consider working with our designers to create something truly original that reflects your personal style. You can bring in existing jewelry, diamonds or gems to use in the design, or we’ll help you create something completely new from scratch.

The result is a piece that’s imbued with personal significance and truly one-of-a-kind. The possibilities are endless, and you can be sure that personalization is one trend that will never go out of style.

custom design

Our design experts will work with you to ensure that your one-of-a-kind piece is created to your satisfaction. While the timeline will depend on the intricacies of the piece, we will provide artwork of your design for you to review as the process advances. Once the piece has been completed and purchased, Eiseman Jewels will provide an evaluation for insurance purposes. 

Let us guide you through the process of creating custom, one-of-a-kind jewelry. Visit Eiseman Jewels at NorthPark Center in Dallas.