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As part of its Clifton Collection, Baume & Mercier is expanding its offerings with a new series of timepieces, the Clifton Club, for men who want a multipurpose, stylish sports watch. Contemporary, refined and athletic, the Clifton Club boasts a distinctive, elegant design that offers style, functionality and comfort.

Attractive and modern, the Clifton Club was designed for adventure. Water resistant to 100 meters and ideal for watersports and boating, the Clifton Club is the watch you’ll never want to take off.

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Powered by a Swiss-made mechanical self-winding movement with date function, the Clifton Club is available in several elegant and sporty versions:

  • Polished/satin-finished stainless steel case with a black or white dial and the “All Road” calfskin strap
  • Polished/satin-finished stainless steel case with a blue or black dial and a steel bracelet.
  • All-black version with a black dial and a stainless steel case with a black sandblasted ADLC finish.

All the finishes are done by hand in line with the watchmaking traditions of Geneva. The beveled edge is polished and the top is vertically satin-brushed, along with the case band on the all-steel versions. These contrasting polished and satin finishes highlight the elegant bevel that runs around the case. The black version in sand-blasted ADLC steel gives this timepiece a modern matte look.

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With the double finish, polished edges and sand-blasted center, the bezel of the Clifton Club is a standout. The numerals are filled by hand with long-lasting lacquer in orange, or in black for the all-steel and leather versions. A steel ADLC ring is integrated to the black version and a steel/aluminum ring for the blue version.

Baume & Mercier Corporate Gifts

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Baume & Mercier, the seventh-oldest watchmaking house in the world, makes watches to mark memories. It’s the perfect timepiece with which to commemorate your business’s most important moments.

  • Reward your employees for outstanding work or loyalty.
  • Celebrate the retirement of your employees.
  • Motivate your team.
  • Celebrate the signing of an important contract.
  • Thank a client and strengthen customer loyalty.
  • Celebrate a key date in the life of your company.

Baume & Mercier lets you create a personalized watch from more than 20 choices, including model, strap, dial and case back personalization. Even the dial can be personalized with your company’s logo.

Five Reasons to Choose Baume & Mercier for Your Corporate Gifts

  1. Classical, elegant watches with contemporary, timeless design.
  2. Diverse offerings for men and women with Swiss-made quartz and automatic movements.
  3. Quality Swiss-made watches at competitive prices.
  4. Responsive, flexible service adapted to your requests and needs.
  5. 24-month guarantee worldwide.

To browse an exquisite collection of Baume & Mercier timepieces, visit Eiseman at NorthPark Center in Dallas.

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You know the old saying, “A chain is only as good as its weakest link”? The same principle holds true for watches. The choice of materials is an essential link in the long chain of processes that go into creating an exceptional timepiece.

Here’s a look at some of the extraordinary materials that go into the making of today’s luxury watches.

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The Avenger Hurricane is a new chronograph from Breitling that pushes many technological boundaries. The watch case is made of Breitlight®, which is 3.3 times lighter than titanium and 5.8 times lighter than steel, but significantly harder.

This exclusive high-tech material boasts a number of qualities — exceptional resistance to scratches, traction and corrosion, anti-magnetism, thermal stability and anti-allergic properties — as well as a touch that is warmer than metal.

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Amorphous Diamond-Like Carbon

Amorphous diamond-like carbon, or ADLC, is a highly elastic coating developed by Cartier that exhibits some of the basic properties of a diamond; it is extremely hard and smooth, almost scratch-free and fingerprint-proof. This coating creates a layer that is self-lubricating, shock-resistant and unaffected by constant wear.

In 2014, Cartier shocked the watch world by introducing an ISO-certified dive watch: The Calibre De Cartier Diver. The following year, it introduced an update to that diver in black ADLC with a black rotating bezel offsetting the dial that mimics the Chronograph.

Baume & Mercier has a new collection of sports watches called The Clifton Club. One of the five versions available at launch features a black ADLC-coated steel case with a black dial and matching black bezel and rubber strap.

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Ceramics

The high-tech materials on watches are ceramics. Ceramics are extremely hard — usually more than three or four times harder than stainless steel. This gives them incredible resistance to wear, which is the loss of materials that are in moving contact for long periods of time.

Thanks to ceramics, mechanical watches can run for years, and their usage on watch cases means less scratches. Swiss luxury watchmakers Audemars Piguet and Jaeger-LeCoultre both feature ceramics heavily in their watches.

To learn more about the materials in your favorite luxury timepieces, visit Eiseman Jewels at NorthPark Center in Dallas.

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In the past, many people had one classic watch they wore with everything. But today, more and more individuals own multiple watches for a variety of styles and occasions. Many modern men and women have one classic, sophisticated watch for the office and nights out, one casual watch for weekends and one durable watch for outdoor adventures. 

If you’re interested in switching up the look of your watch without committing to an entirely new timepiece, consider changing out your watch’s strap. It’s a clever, stylish way to get some extra style mileage out of the timepieces you do own.

Make It Yours

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Custom straps and bracelets are a great way to make your watch a true extension of your personality and sense of style. Switching out your watch’s strap will allow you to get multiple looks out of one piece and to put your personal stamp on a treasured possession. 

Make An Old Watch New

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Since a watch’s strap usually receives the brunt of a watch’s wear and tear, replacing it can work wonders for the look and longevity of your piece. And by choosing a luxury material, an interesting texture or a bold color for your strap, you’ll make a big difference in the overall style of your watch. 

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Watch straps come in a vast variety of materials, colors, linings, stitching and widths, so the options really are limitless. Even if your style leans conservative and quintessentially classic, switching out your strap for something more unique is a great way to experiment with your personal style with minimal risk. Consider choosing an eye-catching stingray, ostrich or sharkskin strap, which can offer some visual interest without looking over-the-top. 

To shop our exquisite collection of timepieces and watch straps, visit Eiseman at NorthPark Center in Dallas.

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In horology, the study of timekeeping, a complication is any feature of a watch other than the simple display of hours and minutes. Complications can display anything from today’s date to the current time in all of the world’s time zones.

Complications are what give timepieces identity in the watchmaking world. They’re the special functions displayed on a watch’s face to enhance or simplify the wearer’s life. They can serve multiple complex functions and may even take years to create.

Here are some of the complications to keep out eye out for when shopping for a timepiece.

Perpetual Calendar

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The perpetual calendar is the most complex type of calendar feature in watchmaking. It’s also one of the most useful complications in all of horology. It displays the day of the month, the day of the week, day, date, month and year in leap year cycle and it only needs to be adjusted once every 100 years. If kept wound, a watch with a perpetual calendar like the Big Pilot’s watch Antoine De Saint Exupery edition, will not require any adjustments until the year 2100 at the earliest.

Tourbillon 

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Tourbillons are the pinnacle of fine watchmaking. The tourbillon (French for “whirlwind”) was created back when wristwatches hadn’t been invented yet and pocket watches were still all the rage. The problem was that these watches spent a lot of time positioned vertically in a gentleman’s pocket or lying horizontally on a table. Being stuck in these positions for long periods decreased the accuracy of the watch, so this rotating cage was invented to keep the escapement in constant motion.

Tourbillons are usually finished by hand and made up of more than 40 parts using lightweight metals like aluminum and titanium. Making them requires a special set of tools, a tremendous amount of skill and a lot of patience — some take up to 18 months to make.

Double Chronograph

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A double chronograph watch displays two stopwatches that can be used at the same time. It has two second hands, one on top of the other. One hand moves continuously while the other one can be stopped, started or reset to zero. The first push releases both hands. While one hand continues registering the time, the other hand can be stopped over and over. A double chronograph also has what’s called a return pusher, which will stop both hands and bring them back to zero. IWC Schaffhausen’s Pilot Antoine De Saint Exupery edition is a great example of a sleek double chronograph timepiece.

Retrograde

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Retrogrades display a factor of time in a ½ circle or ¼ circle action in which the hand cycles back to the starting point rather than making a full rotation of dial. In the Drive De Cartier 2nd time, the retrograde displays the second time zone.

World Time Zone

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In the past, travelers were forced to constantly adjust their watches as they moved from place to place. The World Time Zone feature changed all that. It’s made up of a rotating inner bezel with 24-hour display and an outer bezel listing the major cities in each of the 24 time zones. This complication makes it easy to know what time it is in every part of the world at a glance.

If you’re in search of a luxury timepiece and want more information on the complications that are available, visit the watch experts at Eiseman Jewels. They’ll steer you toward the perfect piece that you’ll be proud to show off for years to come.

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This year, Eiseman Jewels proudly served for the fifth time as the Official Jeweler of the Jewel Charity Ball benefiting Cook Children’s Medical Center.

Our yearlong participation culminated on Thursday, November 17 at the annual Jeweler Party, which was held in honor of the 2016 Angels. The theme of the evening was “The Elements of Natural Beauty,” and event designer Bill Robertson transformed the Fort Worth Club into a natural wonderland by combining aspects of nature and fine gems to create a magical journey through the organic world.

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Co-hosted by LegacyTexas, CHUBB and NorthPark Center, the Jeweler Party began with an exclusive reception for Special Angels featuring Dom Pérignon Champagne, courtesy of Moet Hennessy, and a first look at the Eiseman Jewels Collection. As partygoers arrived, they mingled and enjoyed cocktails, delicious fare, fashions from NorthPark Center and a wide variety of jewelry designs, styles and values, including Eiseman’s Estate Collection and luxury Swiss timepiece collection. Featured designers included JB Star, Seaman Schepps, Roberto Demeglio and Goshwara. Eiseman’s latest collections from designers like Sloane Street, Messika of Paris and Gucci were seen for the first time in Fort Worth. For the watch collectors, selections from Cartier, Ulysse Nardin, Jaeger-LeCoultre, TUDOR, Audemars Piguet and Louise Moinet were on display.

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On December 10, Eiseman Jewels returned to Fort Worth for the 64th annual Jewel Charity Ball. The evening began with a cocktail reception and shopping time followed by dinner and dancing to finish out the night. The event space was again designed by Bill Robertson, who also created an Eiseman salon in the ballroom of the Fort Worth Convention Center where guests could shop, with proceeds benefiting Cook Children’s.

Currently celebrating its 53rd year, Eiseman Jewels has made giving back to the Dallas-Fort Worth community a priority. “We were truly honored to serve as the Official Jeweler for Jewel Charity. The important work of Jewel Charity and Cook Children’s is near and dear to our hearts,” Richard Eiseman said.

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We look forward to continuing to support Jewel Charity in 2017!

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Finding the perfect holiday gift for that special person in your life can be stressful and confusing. There are so many options, it can be hard to know what to choose.

Luckily for you, the experts at Eiseman Jewels have put together this gift guide to help you delight your loved one this holiday season. 

GIFTS FOR HER

Messika Double Ring

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If you’re looking for a chic piece that she doesn’t already have in her jewelry box, look no further than Messika’s 18-karat white gold Glam’azone ring. This unique piece can be worn two ways: with both rings on one finger or with each ring worn individually.

Lika Behar Gold Hoop Earrings

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These easy-to-wear 24-karat yellow gold Lika Behar hoop earrings will quickly become the shining stars of her everyday jewelry wardrobe.

Tudor Watch

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The Tudor Glamour Date Watch is a go-anywhere, do-anything luxury timepiece that can keep up with a woman’s active lifestyle. It features a black diamond-set dial, steel bracelet and self-winding mechanical movement.

Emerald Cut Engagement Ring

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It’s impossible to go wrong with a recommendation from Richard Eiseman himself. His choice for the gift of the season? This absolutely breathtaking 13.49-carat emerald cut diamond engagement ring. The center stone is flanked by two trapezoids cut stones for a total diamond carat weight of 15.29.

Sloane Street Necklace

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Want to profess your love and appreciation with something a little more exotic? Try this 18-karat white gold pendant necklace that features a gorgeous combination of Ethiopian opal beads, apatite beads, black opal, blue opal and triangular crystal opal with a pavé diamond rim.

GIFTS FOR HIM

Drive de Cartier 

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This beautiful Drive de Cartier watch is brought to life by the in-house Cartier Manufacture Movement. Its unique cushion-shaped 18-karat pink gold case, brown semi-matte alligator skin strap and sapphire crystal make it an extraordinary gift with which to celebrate the season. 

Breitling Avenger Hurricane 

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For the man who is bold, adventurous and ready for action, the Breitling Avenger Hurricane is the ideal gift. This robust military timepiece is constructed from a futuristic material called Breitlight®, which is 5.8 times lighter and significantly harder than steel, making it ultra-light and ultra-sturdy. It’s equipped with a military-style 24-hour display, and its all-black look is enhanced by yellow accents and aviation-inspired numerals.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Air-King

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If you’ve got a watch buff in your life, chances are he can’t wait to get his hands on the new Oyster Perpetual Rolex Air King. It features a distinctive black dial with large 3, 6 and 9 numerals marking the hours, an Oyster case crafted from a solid block of corrosion-resistant 904L steel, and a self-winding mechanical movement entirely developed and manufactured by Rolex. 

Still having trouble selecting the perfect gift from our picks? Don’t fret. Our in-store experts are here to help you find a one-of-a-kind piece to wow any recipient this season. Stop by NorthPark Center in Dallas to visit us at Eiseman Jewels

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Luxury timepieces are meant to give their owners decades of trouble-free wear. You’ve probably spent a great deal of time and money on your automatic watches, and you may even be looking to pass your luxury timepieces down as heirlooms.

To ensure their efficiency and proper care, it’s vital to keep these timepieces secure in a watch winder when they’re not being worn. A watch winder will secure your investment by keeping your high-end watches safely stored and fully wound.

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Your automatic timepiece is designed to stay fully wound while you are wearing it, but most watches stop running after a day or two of not being worn. A watch winder’s motor is carefully calibrated to mimic the movement of your wrist, which is the optimal way to wind automatic watches. And while each timepiece has different requirements for winding, each winder can be specifically programmed to meet those requirements.

Watches with perpetual calendars or moon phases may be very complicated and time-consuming to reset on a regular basis. A watch winder will practically eliminate the need to readjust the settings on these watches.

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Many models can wind multiple timepieces simultaneously, making them even more useful for those who own more than one automatic timepiece. This means you can have multiple watches ready to be worn at the same time.

Additionally, these timepieces are true works of art, so it’s nice to have a place to display them properly. Many watch winders are showpieces themselves and just as beautiful as the watches they protect.

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The love and care that goes into the creation of a high-end watch should equal the love and care that go into its upkeep. To see our exquisite collection of timepieces, visit Eiseman at NorthPark Center in Dallas.

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Motorsports and watches share a lot in common. First and foremost, they’re both driven by precision. Cars and watches are both ever-evolving machines that continuously embrace cutting-edge new technologies, but never abandon their roots. On the race track, down-to-the-millisecond timekeeping is usually performed by a prominent watch brand, and it’s this symbiotic relationship between racing and watches that keeps fans wound up.

Man’s fascination with motorized vehicles has been around since the days of the Ford Model T. Throughout the years, that fascination has fueled life-long passions, pursuits and even careers. Many fans have classic movie stars and professional racing drivers to thank for their love of cars and fine timepieces. Legendary actor and racecar driver Paul Newman’s go-to was the Rolex Daytona. Nowadays, drivers like Lewis Hamilton wear IWC, while Jackie Stewart wore Rolex.

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The relationship between cars and watches all began with the dashboard chronograph, which was patented by the TAG Heuer company in 1911. Next came the wristwatch. In the 1930s, when motorsports was still in its infancy, racecar drivers wore watches to help measure performance. By the 1960s, the U.S. had entered the golden age of racing, and brands began to craft watches aimed at drivers and audiences alike.

Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona

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Since 1962, racing legends from around the world have descended upon Daytona, FL every year to compete in this grueling 24-hour marathon. The race is notoriously merciless on both driver and machine, but to the victor go the spoils: winners receive a Rolex Daytona watch.

IWC Sponsors Mercedes F1

Mercedes-AMG and IWC Schaffhausen have developed a strong bond over their shared strengths in the field of engineering. In celebration of that bond, the two companies partnered to create the Ingenieur Automatic AMG Black Series Ceramic, introduced in 2013 in honor of IWC’s sponsorship of the Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula 1 team.

To browse an exquisite selection of timepieces, race over to Eiseman Jewels at NorthPark Center in Dallas.

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Summer and travel go hand in hand, and that means choosing the perfect jewelry to complete your vacation ensembles. Although planning your travel wardrobe can be fun, it’s also smart to consider safety before traveling with items of high value. Richard Eiseman offers these tips for keeping your most valuable pieces of fine jewelry safe on your summer travels.

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Before you even begin packing, plan out which pieces you’re going to wear on your trip. Make a list of every piece you’re taking and keep one copy at home and one copy with you, but separate from the jewelry itself. It’s also a good idea to take pictures or video of what you’re packing.

Consult your insurance agent for recommendations and to review your jewelry insurance policy’s coverage, which may help determine the pieces you’ll take.

Commercial airport security can be a hassle, especially when you’re carrying valuables. Always pack valuables, including passports and currency, in the bottom of a carry-on that zips closed. Never pack jewelry in checked baggage. A high-quality jewelry travel roll is essential when it comes to packing your fine jewelry and timepieces.

When placing your bag on the security conveyor belt, do not walk through security or away from the belt until your bag has entered the X-ray machine. If the line is long, have your travel companion go through security first so your bag won’t be left unattended if it beats you to the other side. If security asks to search your bag, request a separate room to maintain the privacy of the contents of your bags.

Once you’re on the plane, keep your bag at your feet, where you can keep an eye on it all times. Once you arrive and are headed to your hotel, keep your bag with you, not in the trunk of your limo or taxi. When checking into your hotel, don’t hand your jewelry bag to the hotel staff — carry it yourself. Use your discretion as to whether it’s safest to keep your jewelry in a hotel safety deposit box, in the in-room safe or on your person. Keeping your jewelry with you tends to be safest, but if you’re not comfortable with that, consider dividing your possessions among the three to dilute a potential loss.

The experts at Eiseman Jewels are always happy to discuss travel tips and strategies—just visit us at our store at NorthPark Center in Dallas.

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Quality never goes out of style — a fact exemplified by the classic brands we’ve carried at Eiseman Jewels for decades. These brands have been crafting high-quality timepieces and jewelry for decades, which is why they’re just as relevant and cutting-edge today as they are when they first opened for business.

Let’s take a look at a few of the timeless names that have been turning out superior pieces for years.

Audemars Piguet

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Established in 1875, Audemars Piguet is the oldest fine watchmaker never to have left the hands of its founding families. Every watch they create requires rare skills that Audemars is determined to pass down to the next generation of watchmakers. After 140 years of excellence, you know they’re doing something right.

Rolex

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In 1905, 24-year-old Hans Wilsorf began to dream of a watch worn on the wrist rather than in a pocket. He founded a company in London specializing in timepieces called Rolex, and the rest, as they say, is history. In addition to pioneering the wristwatch, Rolex boasts a string of landmark innovations in watchmaking, including the first waterproof wristwatch (the Oyster) and the perpetual rotor self-winding mechanism. For more than a century, Rolex watches have accompanied explorers around the world from the tops of the highest mountains to the deepest reaches of the ocean.

Seaman Schepps

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Seaman Schepps burst onto the scene in the 1930s with jewelry designs that challenged the status quo and defined a new style for the American woman. His jewelry embodied sophistication and originality and was featured on the covers of Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and Look magazines. His client list included Coco Chanel, Elsa Schiaparelli, the Duchess of Windsor and members of the Du Pont, Mellon and Rockefeller families, which earned him the name “America’s Court Jeweler.”

Gucci

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Gucci was founded by Guccio Gucci in Florence, Italy in 1921. Today, the Gucci production team is often challenged to meet the innovative design requirements of the legendary fashion brand. The rich history of this design house shines through every exquisite piece they produce.

Estate Pieces

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One thing all our brands have in common is the timelessness of their works, which makes them prized estate pieces years later. For example, this stunning 18kt yellow gold and diamond David Webb pave ring. Jewelry from designers such as Cartier, Harry Winston, Van Cleef & Arples, Tiffany, Bulgari, Boucheron, David Webb and Seaman Schepps, and watches from Rolex, Audemars Piguet, Cartier, Jaeger LeCoultre, Breitling, IWC, Vacheron Constantin and Patek Phillipe round out our incredible estate selection.

Eiseman Jewels

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Eiseman Jewels itself has a history of reliable service and impeccable quality. We are one of the longest standing tenants in NorthPark Center. According to Richard Eiseman, Jr., there’s one thing that hasn’t changed over the years: our commitment to providing the very highest level of service, quality and expertise.

For an up-close look at Eiseman’s rich history, visit Eiseman Jewels at NorthPark Center in Dallas.