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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. 

Time for a Change

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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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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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Giving the gift of fine jewelry is always a good way to let someone know how much you care. But if you’re looking to go above and beyond for that special someone, consider having a personalized message engraved on a pendant, watch or ring. A sweet note of love, appreciation or friendship is just the thing to take a piece of jewelry from lovely to extraordinary.

Read on to learn a few ways you can leave your mark on a special piece of jewelry.

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Wedding Bands

Adding a special engraved message is the perfect way to add that touch of romance and personality to your wedding bands. You might choose to engrave your wedding date, the coordinates of your wedding venue or a certain sentiment that means a lot to you both — the options are only limited by your imagination. Some couples take things a step further and use jewels as spacers between the month, day and year of their engraved date.

If you’re no longer newlyweds but are instead celebrating an upcoming wedding anniversary, you can choose to have your wedding bands engraved in honor of the many happy years you’ve spent together. Engraving your wedding bands is a romantic gesture and a lasting expression of love between you and your spouse. Engraved rings are likely to become family heirlooms that will be passed down from generation to generation.

Watches

Engraved watches are timeless gifts for marking a special occasion for grooms, groomsmen, graduates and fathers alike. A beautiful watch is a fashionable yet practical gift that a man will use throughout his entire life, and adding an engraved sentiment will transform that timepiece into something that’s uniquely him. It will remind him of that certain milestone — whether it be a birthday, anniversary, promotion or holiday — and that special someone who was there to share it with him.

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Pendants

Once you’ve found a special piece of jewelry for a special person, turn it into a one-of-a-kind gift with an engraved message. Personalized pendants make thoughtful, meaningful gifts that will be cherished for years to come. Give an engraved pendant necklace for Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day, birthdays, anniversaries or even “just because.”

For an exquisite selection of jewelry and timepieces to personalize, visit Eiseman Jewels 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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Every timepiece we offer at Eiseman Jewels is crafted to provide its wearer with decades of trouble-free enjoyment. But much like the car you drive or the house you live in, your timepiece’s efficiency, durability and beauty depends upon regular professional maintenance.

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At Eiseman Jewels, we believe that factory-authorized service is essential to the life and longevity of your watch. Depending on the manufacturer, your watch requires service by a factory-authorized professional every three to 10 years. When you bring your watch to Eiseman Jewels for service, you can rest assured knowing that factory-trained watchmakers will perform the required work using only original factory parts available through authorized agents like Eiseman Jewels. We even staff our own in-house watchmaker who handles many of these repairs in the salon.

Furthermore, you’ll know that these watchmakers will follow factory protocol throughout entire process, including disassembly, movement cleaning, component replacement, lubrication, timing calibration, case and bracelet refinishing, movement reassembly and re-casing, waterproof testing and quality control testing.

We service all the fine brands we represent, including:

ROLEX
IWC
Cartier
Ulysse Nardin
Vacheron Constantin
Breitling
Jaeger-LeCoultre
Baume & Mercier
Audemars Piguet
Louis Moinet

We also service Omega, Panerai, A. Lange & Söhne, Patek Phillipe, Hermès, Blancpain, Piaget and Tudor, along with many other Swiss brands.

Factory-authorized service ensures the accuracy, function and durability of your watch through technical expertise and high-quality parts. And when there are almost as many steps to maintaining your watch as there are moving parts, why would you entrust the job to anyone else?

To see all of our beautiful timepieces and learn more about our brands and factory service offerings, visit Eiseman Jewels at NorthPark Center in Dallas.



Baselworld 2016

Baselworld is the most highly acclaimed watch and jewelry show in the world. It’s where the crème de la crème of the diamond, gemstone and pearl industries unite to showcase their most spectacular pieces. We at Eiseman Jewels attend in order to find those rare and unusual diamonds, gemstones and gold for our clients.

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Each year at Baselworld, we visit with the industry’s most important diamond houses and rare gemstones dealers and scout the millions of square feet of space to discover the finest new goldsmiths, pearl harvesters and designers. And we could not be more excited to share the treasures we found with you — they will begin arriving at the store in April.

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Baselworld is also where we first see new releases from many of our watch manufacturers. By attending, we are able to procure the new models, limited-editions and hard-to-find pieces from Rolex, Ulysse Nardin, Breitling and Louis Moinet. A significant number of the worldwide brands were present, and trends and developments in the world of timekeeping were at the forefront of the event.

 
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This year, Rolex presented several new Oyster models — including the Oyster Perpetual Datejust 41, Oyster Perpetual Datejust 28, Oyster Perpetual PearlMaster 39 Diamond and Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master— and reintroduced the AirKing 40. But the brand’s most talked-about debut was the new version of their Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona in 904L steel with a monobloc cerachrom bezel. Look for these new models in our store in the coming months.

For more than 170 years, Ulysse Nardin has been a leader in innovative technology and creative designs and movements, and this year, the company introduced several new references. The Grand Deck demonstrates an unmistakably nautical design showcasing a technological breakthrough for the Marine Chronometer family. The new Marine Chronograph Annual Calendar created buzz for its great design and good looks, but also for its impressive mechanical achievement.

Louis Moinet recently rewrote thehistory of the chronograph with the discovery that watchmaker Louis Moinet actually invented the chronograph in 1816 — years before the world had come to believe it had been invented. At Basel, new introductions included a new reference of the Louis Moinet Memoris Chronograph Starry Night. Other Notable Models include the Moinet Oil Derrick and Derrick Gaz Tourbillon.

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Jewelry trends included lots of rose gold and warmer metals with white and chocolate diamonds. Long chains and layered looks were still going strong.

Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to see all the beautiful pieces we find on our travels. To see them in person, visit Eiseman Jewels at NorthPark Center in Dallas.



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Movie awards season has come and gone, and it all culminated in the most glamorous night of the year: the Academy Awards. This year’s crop of new stars and enduring Hollywood favorites certainly didn’t disappoint in the jewelry department at the 88th annual Oscars ceremony.

Here are the biggest jewelry trends we spotted on the red carpet.
 

STATEMENT EARRINGS

Kerry Washington went vintage with these 42-carat platinum and diamond earrings made in 1963.

Sofia Vergara matched her diamond and sapphire earrings to her deep blue gown.

Best Supporting Actress winner Alicia Vikander’s sparkling accents came in the form of these beautiful diamond earrings.  

 

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Actress @JoanCollins arrives at the 2016 @VanityFair Oscar Party in SUTRA Columbian Emerald ring in February 28, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California.


STANDOUT PIECES

Joan Collins showed off a stunning Colombian emerald ring by Sutra.

Whoopi Goldberg rocked an unusual pearl and diamond octopus ring that wrapped up her wrist.

Charlize Theron donned an incredible 48-carat diamond pendant necklace set in platinum.

Best Actress winner Brie Larson even wore diamonds in her hair—it was the Oscars, after all.  

 


DROP EARRINGS

Priyanka Chopra shone bright in 50-carat diamond drop earrings.

Performer Lady GaGa wore a pair of classically glam 90-carat emerald-cut diamond drop earrings.  

 

CLASSIC DIAMONDS

Margot Robbie’s red carpet bling included a pair of 17-carat hoop earrings, a 6-carat yellow pear-shaped diamond ring and a 3-carat diamond eternity band, all set in 18-karat white gold.

Rachel McAdams paired her silk emerald gown with a pair of shoulder-length diamond earrings.

Jennifer Lawrence wore 47 carats of diamond beads set in 18-karat white gold, a delicate pair of diamond stud earrings and a 12-carat diamond ring set in 18-karat white gold.  

 
WATCHES

Not to be outdone by their female counterparts, the guys also brought their A-game to the red carpet. Chris Evans donned a IWC Portugieser in Red Gold Ardoise Dial watch, and Dev Patel had on a IWC Portugieser Automatic in stainless steel.

#Oscars2016 moderators and #IWC Brand Ambassadors #DevPatel and #ChrisEvans (@chrisevanstime) were spotting a Portugieser Automatic and a Portugieser Hand-Wound in red gold. #Oscars

“#Oscars2016 moderators and #IWC Brand Ambassadors #DevPatel and #ChrisEvans (@chrisevanstime) were spotting a Portugieser Automatic and a Portugieser…”

Brian d’Arcy James from Best Picture winner “Spotlight” completed his look with a Clifton 10057 watch from Baume & Mercier.

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Tom McCarthy, who took home Best Original Screenplay for”Spotlight,” completed his black tie look with the Geophysic True Second by Jaeger-LeCoultre.

Last night, #TomMcCarthy chose the #Geophysic® True Second to complete his black tie look during @TheAcademy Awards Ceremony where he won 2 #Oscars. Congratulations to him! #JLCandCinema #JaegerLeCoultre #SwissMade

“Last night, #TomMcCarthy chose the #Geophysic® True Second to complete his black tie look during @TheAcademy Awards Ceremony where he won 2 #Oscars….”

Shop these red carpet trends and more at Eiseman Jewels at NorthPark Center in Dallas.

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Is there someone special you’d love to wow this holiday season? There’s nothing like the gift of jewelry if you’re aiming to impress. That’s why we asked the specialists at Eiseman Jewels to recommend the pieces they’d give this year—both for him and for her.

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Kevin Hopper

For her, it’s the Jaeger-LeCoultre Rendez-Vous. It features a silver guilloché dial, diamond bezel, solid 18-karat rose gold with steel case and bracelet, and scratch-resistant sapphire crystal.

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Michael Johnson

For her, an elegant handcrafted diamond platinum and 18-karat yellow gold ring. The ring is set with a stunning 6.05-carat cushion fancy yellow diamond in the center with perfectly matched half-moon and shield sides.

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Urek Reznilk

For her, Urek likes the one-of-a-kind Seaman Schepps Rio Bracelet with 18-karat gold and multi-colored cabochon gemstones, available exclusively at Eiseman.

Karen Miller

For her, Karen recommends the 18-karat platinum ring with rare natural fancy color diamonds from the Eiseman Collection.

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Richard Eiseman

For her, Richard suggests three pairs of earrings in one! The interchangeable, emerald-cut diamond earrings from the Eiseman Collection can be worn three ways—and you’ll get three times the credit for giving such an incredible gift.

 

Marni Blair Mulvey

For her, Marni loves how meaningful the Temple St. Clair Tree of Life Collection pendant and locket is—especially when you allow Eiseman Jewels to engrave a personalized message, transforming it into an heirloom piece to be treasured for generations.

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Mike Hopper

For him, give the Royal Oak self-winding watch from Audemars Piguet—one of the oldest family-owned watch manufacturers in the world, with an annual production of 37,000 watches worldwide. The design is the original from 1972, and each watch is meticulously hand-polished.

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Helene Whissen

For her, Helene suggests thinking outside the hoop with the Eiseman Collection In-and-Out Curl Hoop, which has a total diamond carat weight of 1.28 and a 1.83-carat white sapphire center.

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Jonathan Hostler

For him, the Ulysse Nardin Skeleton Tourbillon is made all the more covetable by the fact that only 99 total pieces have been manufactured worldwide.

 

Lin Gonzales

Lin suggests the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak for both him and her. Her wrist will dazzle in this coveted 18k pink gold timepiece with a 33mm diamond bezel tapisserie dial. He will always arrive on time with his 18k pink gold watch with 41mm silver grande tapisserie dial on an alligator strap.

 

Marjorie Hostler

For him and her, choose matching Clé de Cartier timepieces, Cartier’s newest models. Featuring Cartier’s distinctive rose gold elongated crowns, both the men’s 40 mm and women’s 35mm include caliber in-house movement, 1847 MC with power reserve of 48 hours and exhibition back showcasing decorated movement.

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Steve Phillips

For him, Steve loves the Chronomat Breitling 44 Jet Team watch.

 

Victor Bradford

For them both, Victor likes these two men’s watches that women can wear as well—the Rolex Cellini Time Collection and the Sky-Dweller.

 

Heather Cosmano

For her, the diamond and black ceramic diva ring and bracelet from Roberto Demeglio.

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Andre Vorster

For him, consider the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Tourbillion Dual Time watch in rose gold with an alligator strap.

Let the experts at Eiseman Jewels help you choose the perfect gift for the one you love. Visit the store at NorthPark Center in Dallas.