Mother's Day

Eiseman Jewels’ Mother’s Day Staff Gift Picks

While breakfast in bed is all well and good, sometimes you want to go above and beyond for the mom in your life on Mother’s Day. This year, show mom just exactly how much you appreciate everything she has done for you and your family with an exquisite gift from Eiseman Jewels.

Here are a few of our favorite pieces to mark the occasion.

Eiseman Collection

Mother's Day

Can’t decide between these 18-karat gold necklaces, stacking bracelets and rings featuring diamonds and assorted gemstones? Gift them all together as a set!

Roberto Coin

Mother's Day

These stunning chandelier earrings in 18-karat gold with diamonds from the Princess Flower Collection will quickly take their place as the shining stars of her jewelry wardrobe.

Mother's Day

If you’re looking for something simpler, let mom keep those close to her heart even closer with a Tiny Treasures 18-karat white or yellow gold initial pendant on a chain.

Messika

Mother's Day

Dazzle her with this stunning Messika Noa pavé diamond bangle from the Move Collection. Fully handcrafted and set in 18-karat gold, it features three brilliant cut diamonds.

Vintage David Webb

Mother's Day

This David Webb bracelet from the Eiseman Estate Jewelry Collection converts into a pin and is unlike anything she owns. It features diamonds, emeralds and pearls set in platinum.

Cartier

Mother's Day

Give mom a beautiful reminder of the precious time you’ve spent together with a Ballon Bleu de Cartier watch in 18-karat gold set with brilliant cut diamonds.

Jaeger LeCoultre

Mother's Day

This gorgeous Rendez-Vous watch in pink gold with diamonds is a perfect token of love and appreciation.

Shop for something she’ll cherish online or in store at Eiseman Jewels, located in NorthPark Center in Dallas.

 

 

Julius Cohen

Eiseman Designer Spotlight: Julius Cohen

A native of Manhattan, Julius Cohen began his jewelry career as an apprentice at age 16 in 1929. He joined Harry Winston in 1942, where he was responsible for developing new markets, particularly in Texas. He traveled extensively throughout the United States meeting new customers and understanding the emotional involvement a jeweler can have both with his creations and with the families that acquire them.

Julius Cohen

In 1956, he set up his own label, Julius Cohen Jeweler, Inc., including a salon and workshop first on East 53d Street next to the Stork Club, then at 699 Madison Avenue near 62nd Street. Much of his business, however, was conducted at the homes of clients, who relied on Mr. Cohen to tailor jewelry to their tastes.

Julius’ passionate dedication to beauty, quality and integrity formed the basis of the company’s reputation. But, it was his sense of fun, charm and the celebration of life that came to define both the creative process and his customer relationships.

Working with a rainbow of precious stones and metals, Mr. Cohen created rings, earrings, glittering brooches, bracelets and necklaces that won many design awards, including the coveted Diamonds International Jewelry Design Award, which he won for several consecutive years.

Julius Cohen

His company was founded on the belief that creating a special relationship with each customer on a personal basis was the only way to do business. Julius Cohen Jewelry is among America’s most celebrated and award-winning jewelry design firms of the 20th century. 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.

Shop our stunning selection of Julius Cohen designs, part of the Eiseman Estate Jewelry Collection, online or in person at Eiseman Jewels at NorthPark Center in Dallas.

L'Epee 1839

Eiseman Q&A: Arnaud Nicolas of L’Epée 1839

At Eiseman Jewels, our commitment to providing the very highest level of service, quality and expertise is evident in the exclusive brands we choose to align ourselves with, such as high-end clockmaker L’Epée 1839. We sat down with Arnaud Nicolas, the CEO and Artistic Director of L’Epée 1839, to get his thoughts on one-of-a-kind mechanical clocks, creative inspiration and doing what he loves.

L'Epee 1839

For those who may not be familiar with the brand, tell us about L’Epée 1839 and your role at the company.

I am the CEO and Artistic Director of L’Epée 1839. L’Epée 1839 is the only manufacture in Switzerland to specialize in the design and production of high-end mechanical clocks. Based in Delémont in the Swiss Jura Mountains, it is an independent brand that has developed an exceptional collection of table clocks. Our newest collection, The Creative Art, was launched for the 175th anniversary of the brand and focuses on three themes:

  • Creative Art: These are artistic pieces first and foremost, often developed in partnership with external designers as joint creations. These clocks surprise, inspire and even shock the most seasoned collectors. They are intended for those consciously or unconsciously looking for exceptional objects that are one-of-a-kind.
  • Contemporary Timepieces: Technical creations with a contemporary design (Le Duel, Duet, etc.) and minimalist, avant-garde models (La Tour) incorporating complications such as retrograde seconds, power reserve indicators, moon phases, tourbillons, chiming mechanisms or perpetual calendars.
  • Carriage Clocks: Lastly, classic travel clocks, also known as “officers’ clocks.” These historical pieces issued from the brand’s heritage also feature their fair share of complications: chiming mechanisms, minute repeaters, calendars, moon phases, tourbillons and more.

All pieces are designed and manufactured in-house. Their technical prowess, combination of form and function, very long power reserves and remarkable finishes have become signature features of the brand.

L'Epee 1839

L’Epée has a rich history. Tell us more about that and the brand’s heritage.

L’Epée has been a prominent clockmaking firm for 180 years. Today, it is the only manufacture in Switzerland to specialize in the production of high-end clocks. It was founded in 1839 by Auguste L’Epée and became the principal supplier of several famous clockmakers and went on to win many gold medals at World Fairs. L’Epée clocks have been given as gifts by the French and English governments to distinguished guests during their official meetings. When the Concorde began its commercial flights in 1976, L’Epée fitted the cabins with wall clocks. And in 1994, the brand demonstrated its penchant for challenges by constructing the Giant Regulator — the largest pendulum clock in the world, which is featured in the Guinness Book of Records.

How has this history shaped the brand today?

The history of the brand has shaped us today in many different ways. First, L’Epée has always been at the forefront of watchmaking — as proven by the six gold awards earned for major advancement in watchmaking over the years. Second, Mr. August L’Epée was a visionary with a great sense of humor (he purposely established L’Epée on August 1, 1839, the month of his first name).

Third, L’Epée 1839 has always mixed watchmaking together with other technologies. So nowadays we have a line dedicated to watchmaking art, the technical line, and The Creative Art line that mixes form and function, which is the basis of our freedom in creations.

L'Epee 1839

What inspires the designers at L’Epée?

Everything is a source of inspiration, but we find much of it in our childhood dreams. All of our products in The Creative Art line should bring a smile to their owners or to anyone who sees them. All L’Epée 1839 creations have a story to tell, and if you listen carefully, you will be taken on an interesting journey.

What is one thing we may not know about L’Epée?

L’Epée makes exceptional products, and every single kinetic creation of The Creative Art line is embued with a specific dedicated movement that has been specially developed. This is a huge challenge in many ways, but it’s also the only way to achieve our unexpected designs. And this is possible only because we have very talented people who love challenges. But we are independents and we are producing pieces only in limited editions, so we need the support of collectors, art enthusiasts and of every single buyer. Without this support, we will not be able to remain independent and The Creative Art line will disappear for sure.

In your opinion, what makes L’Epée stand out from other high-end clock manufactures?

Our philosophy! This is what makes L’Epée 1839 stand out from other high-end clock manufactures. My team is made up of talented, highly educated people who are always seeking to discover. Our clocks are not composed of an outside body and a movement inside it — as all the other high end manufacturers are doing. Our creations mix form and function to reach design objectives. Lots of engineering and development are embedded in every single creation.

L'Epee 1839

Your partnership with MB&F has lead to a variety of impressive collaborations, including the new Medusa dual-configuration clock. How did this partnership begin?

The partnership with MB&F started with my friend Max Büsser, who is an amazing partner and friend. We have a lot in common when it comes to our business philosophies. I was looking into doing something special, something no one has done before — I love to go where no one has gone before. And I wanted to celebrate our 175th anniversary.

After speaking with Max, we decided to do something together in a totally different way — a co-creation with fantasy and aesthetic originality. And so came Starfleet, our first co-creation. And we enjoyed working on the new project together so much that now we have to continue the story!L'Epee 1839In general, do you have a favorite collection or timepiece? What makes it your favorite?

I do not have a favorite creation. For me, every creation is like a child, and you cannot choose between your kids — you love them all!

What do you love about the art of watchmaking?

I love the creative part. I love the hand work that is behind it. I love all of the imagination and all the challenges that have to be overcome to make it the best it can be. I love the fact that the product has to be as perfect in functionality as it is in aesthetics. And I love working with a talented team that is always there to help and support.

L'Epee 1839

What new creations are coming in 2019 that we should be watching for?

We have several new creations in the works this year. Four have already been released: The “Time Fast D8”, The “Medusa” in partnership with MB&F, the “Sun Clock” with Baccarat, and “Space Module” was just introduced at Baselworld. Three additional designs will be introduced later this year.

To see the incredible designs of L’Epée 1839, visit Eiseman Jewels at NorthPark Center in Dallas.

Single Stone

The Unique Charm of Single Stone

At Eiseman Jewels, we have a reputation for unparalleled service, impeccable quality, and for partnering with the most revered independent designers in contemporary jewelry. Single Stone is one of those designers. Drawing their inspiration from vintage design and the unique charm of antique diamonds, Single Stone is devoted to creating engagement rings and wedding bands that remain true to original, historic details.

Single Stone

Single Stone is no ordinary jewelry designer. They use antique diamonds all selected by hand — most of which were cut over 100 years ago — in their engagement rings, and each mounting is made specifically for every single stone. The result is a timeless, sophisticated aesthetic — best viewed under candlelight — with an edge and rings that are as individual as their wearers.

Single Stone

Whether they’re meticulously restoring a vintage piece or creating a one-of-a-kind heirloom, Single Stone excels in their commitment to craftsmanship. Each piece of jewelry is handcrafted in Los Angeles using metalwork techniques from past eras, including Art Deco, Victorian, Edwardian and Art Nouveau. Single Stone rings are available in a variety of metals and exclusive finishes, starting at 22-karat gold all the way to 18-karat gold, including 18-karat oxidized yellow gold and 18-karat natural white gold.

Single Stone

Whether it’s a bespoke engagement ring, a jewel to mark an important milestone or a piece that will help create a signature look, each of Single Stone’s stunning designs is made to celebrate life’s most treasured moments.

Single Stone

To shop our stunning selection of Single Stone designs, visit our Wedding Band Event on Friday, March 8 and Saturday, March 9 at Eiseman Jewels in Dallas’ NorthPark Center, Single Stone’s exclusive North Texas retailer.

 

Valentine's Day Gifts

Valentine’s Day Gifts That Shine

Searching for the perfect gift to express your feelings for the most special person in your life? Profess your love this Valentine’s Day with these treasures recommended by the experts at Eiseman Jewels.

FOR HER

Take her breath away with this stunning three-stone diamond ring from the Eiseman Collection. Set in platinum, it features an exquisite 13-carat emerald cut diamond flanked by two trapezoid diamonds.

Valentine's Day Gifts

These 18-karat stretch bead bracelets from the Eiseman Collection shine with diamonds, malachite and black onyx cylinders.

Valentine's Day Gifts

Spell it out for her this Valentine’s Day with Love Letter Diamond Pendants from Roberto Coin Tiny Treasures. These diamond and 18-karat white gold pendants are available in letters A through Z.

Valentine's Day Gifts

It will be love at first sight when she sees this 18-karat gold cuff bracelet from Seaman Schepps.

Valentine's Day Gifts

One is never enough when it comes to these Single Stone Vintage Collection stackable rings featuring diamonds, blue sapphires and rubies set in 18-karat gold and platinum.

Valentine's Day GiftsOn the hunt for something a little more exotic? Try this David Webb piece from the Eiseman Estate Jewelry Collection. It’s an 18-karat gold and platinum lion head bracelet that converts to a brooch. Strung with seven strands of cultured pearls, it sparkles with round brilliant cut diamonds and emeralds.

Valentine's Day Gifts

Whisper sweet nothings in her ear as you present her with these diamond stud earrings from the Eiseman Collection.

Valentine's Day GiftsFOR HIM

Designed to accommodate any automatic watch, the Underwood London watch winder case in solid Macassar wood features three removable winding modules and an additional jewelry case on top.

Valentine's Day Gifts

Declare your love and appreciation with a gift unlike any other. These limited-edition 18-karat gold Eiseman Collection cufflinks feature carved blue sapphire Australian horses outlined in black diamonds.

Valentine's Day Gifts

Show him how much he means to you all the time with the Louis Moinet Tempograph 20. A 60-piece limited edition, this vibrant 18-karat rose and white gold timepiece features a continuous twenty-second sweep retrograde second hand, white dial and blue alligator strap.

Valentine's Day Gifts

To shop these pieces and a further breathtaking selection of Valentine’s Day gifts, visit Eiseman Jewels at NorthPark Center in Dallas.

 

 

hand engraving

The Lost Art of Hand Engraving

Hand engraving is a tradition that was established half a million years ago. Almost since civilization began, people have been engraving jewelry, tools and weapons. Incredibly, artisans still use some of the same tools and techniques today that were used back then. Engraving is an art that requires a skilled hand and takes years to develop. For this reason, there are not many hand engravers left in the world — it is quickly becoming a lost art.

hand engraving hand engraving

The simplest and oldest form of engraving is hand engraving or push engraving, which is when a sharp tool is pushed into a piece of material to make a mark. One of the most significant purposes of hand engraving through the ages has been to record history. Today, it remains among the most difficult and important aspects of the jeweler’s craft.

hand engraving

The Advantages of Hand Engraving 

With engraving machines, you are limited to the fonts and stencils that the machine is programmed to create. With hand engraving, you are only limited by your imagination. Almost anything you can dream up, the engraver can make into a reality. If it can be drawn, it can be hand engraved — including your own handwriting.

hand engraving

hand engraving

Jewelry embellished with durable, high-quality hand engraving can incorporate a mixture of beautiful, highly polished bright cuts and textured backgrounds, creating a singular depth and beauty that can elevate a piece of jewelry to a modern heirloom. Besides being an incredibly thoughtful touch, adding hand engraving is a fantastic way to make a piece of jewelry truly unique. 

hand engraving

To speak to one of our experts about how to add a personal, artistic touch of hand engraving on your jewelry, visit Eiseman Jewels in NorthPark Center.

synthetic diamonds

What You Need to Know About Synthetic Diamonds

A synthetic diamond — also called an artificial diamond, cultured diamond or cultivated diamond — is a diamond produced by an artificial, human-engineered process, as opposed to a natural diamond, which is created by a natural geological process. Synthetic diamonds are commonly referred to as HPHT (high-pressure high-temperature) diamonds or CVD (chemical vapor deposition) diamonds after the two most common production methods.

There’s nothing wrong with synthetic diamonds, if that’s what you’re after. But the real danger lies in believing that you’re buying natural diamonds when you are instead getting synthetic ones, which are significantly less valuable.

What Synthetic Diamonds Are Not

Synthetic Diamonds

Synthetic diamonds are sometimes incorrectly referred to as imitations or simulants. Diamond imitations such as cubic zirconia and synthetic moissanite — which only look like diamonds — have very different chemical and physical properties from diamonds. This is what allows trained gemologists to recognize them more easily. Synthetic diamonds, however, are much harder to detect.

Synthetic and Natural Diamonds are Made of the Same Thing

Synthetic Diamonds

While most people associate the term synthetic with imitation products, artificial diamonds are actually made of the same material as natural ones (pure carbon, crystallized in isotropic 3D form). In the U.S., the Federal Trade Commission is working to make the naming distinction more clear. It has indicated that terms such as laboratory-grownlaboratory-created, and [manufacturer-name]-created “more clearly communicate the nature of the stone.”

How to Avoid The Synthetic Trap

Synthetic Diamonds

Gem-quality synthetic diamonds are more available than ever before. The process for making them has improved, and consequently, so many good synthetic diamonds are entering the market that customers can inadvertently purchase a synthetic diamond without knowing it.

There is certainly nothing inherently wrong with buying a synthetic diamond. But they are less valuable than natural diamonds, and they can easily be passed off as natural by untrustworthy jewelers and merchants.

To that end, the importance of working with a jeweler you know and trust simply cannot be overstated. A good jeweler will have the expertise and equipment to determine synthetic diamonds from natural ones.

Synthetic Diamonds

The bottom line is: If you’re going to invest in quality diamonds, you should do so from a reputable, authorized dealer like Eiseman Jewels.

To shop our stunning selection of natural diamond jewelry, visit Eiseman Jewels at NorthPark Center in Dallas.

 

Henry Dunay

The History of Henry Dunay

Our Eiseman Estate Collection is a treasure trove of vintage jewelry by legendary designers who exemplify craftsmanship, quality and timeless style. One of these designers is Henry Dunay, a goldsmith and jeweler whose finely honed techniques and unique sensibility have made his pieces iconic to the generations of women who have worn and loved them. 

Henry Dunay

The influential jewelry designer Henry Dunay began his swift rise to success at just 14 years old, when he began serving as a jewelry apprentice for a master goldsmith in New York. He quickly developed his own talent and passion, working his way up the ranks to become a master model maker and setter in his own right. In 1956, at the remarkably young age of 21, Dunay started his own company and began designing and selling his own jewelry. He built a team of the world’s finest artisans and stone cutters to implement his designs.

Henry Dunay

Dunay’s breakthrough came in 1967, when he won the first of three De Beers Diamonds International Awards for a carved gold, sapphire and diamond ring. The international recognition he gained from this exposure lead to a slew of commissions — including one for a gold chastity belt. He went on to win more than 50 international awards for his designs, including being chosen two times as “The Best of The Best Designer in the World” by The Robb Report Magazine.

Henry Dunay

Dunay’s works included the Faceted Collection, which consisted of gold pieces with many surfaces, achieved by creating deep cuts into the metal. His Cynnabar Collection was a tribute to Eastern Art. And he released a collection featuring semi-precious gemstones of various colors called Color-Me-Henry. But Dunay is perhaps most famous for his Sabi finish. Inspired by the Japanese aesthetic of wabi-sabi, which emphasizes simple elegance, Dunay’s Sabi motif consisted of finely hand-etched lines in brushed gold that required remarkable precision and skill to create.

Henry Dunay

Over the course of his five decades as a designer and business owner, Dunay has always maintained a focus on beauty, craftsmanship and stone quality. He has said that in creating each one of his stunning one-of-a-kind-designs, he first found the perfect stone and then built the piece around it. Today, Henry Dunay is known for his bold designs, sensuous curves and signature finishes, and has secured his position in history as a designer, artist and innovator the world of fine jewelry.

Henry Dunay

To see our selection of striking Henry Dunay estate designs, visit Eiseman Jewels at NorthPark Center in Dallas.

Holiday Gift Guide

The Eiseman Jewels Experts Share Their Top Holiday Gifts

Every year, the experts at Eiseman Jewels put together a curated selection of their top gift selections for all the most important people on your holiday shopping list. Read on to find out which pieces made their (very) nice list for 2018.

Gifts For Her

MessikaMessika

Dazzle her with this stunning Messika necklace and bracelet set from the Undine Collection. Set in 18-karat white gold and unlike anything else in her jewelry box, these pieces each feature five cascading rows of breathtaking emerald-cut and brilliant-cut diamonds.

Roberto Demeglio Collection

Roberto Demeglio

Can’t decide between these beautiful Roberto Demeglio Collection ceramic and diamond bracelets and rings? Get them all so she can mix and match!

Diamond Earrings

Diamond Earrings

When in doubt, diamonds are always the way to go. But our brilliant collection of diamond earrings will make it hard to choose.

Roberto Coin

Roberto Coin

Exclusive to Eiseman Jewels, these bracelets from the new Roberto Coin Sauvage Prive Collection, with its bold geometric designs in diamonds and 18-karat gold, will not disappoint.

JB Star

JB Star

Make her holidays exponentially happier with this incredible sparkler from JB Star. This cocktail ring features a 16.98-carat rectangular cushion cut Paraiba Tourmaline and a total of 4.40 carats of diamonds.

Vintage David Webb

David Webb

For the woman who has everything, this vintage David Webb bracelet from the Eiseman Estate Collection will wow even the most discerning recipient. The bracelet — which can also convert into a pin — features diamonds, emeralds and pearls set in platinum.

Exclusive Italian Collection

Italian Collection

She will love this twist on a traditional gold bracelet from our Exclusive Italian Collection, featuring rubies and diamonds in 18-karat rose gold.

Eiseman Fashion Collection

Eiseman Fashion Collection

Who can resist diamonds by the yard? Choose from varying metals and diamond sizes with the Eiseman Fashion Collection.

Jaeger LeCoultre

Jaeger LeCoultre

Make it the most wonderful time of her year with the rose gold Jaeger LeCoultre Rendez-Vous Date featuring a bezel set with brilliant-cut diamonds.

Gifts For Him

L’Epée’s Gaz Derrick

L'Epée

When an ordinary desk clock simply will not do, try an extraordinary one. The L’Epée 1839 limited edition Gaz Derrick clock is one of a very limited run of only 50. Powered by the earth’s energy, the clock’s movement allows for precise timekeeping for up to seven days.

Breitling

Breitling

Watch his eyes light up when you present him with this Navitimer 1 B01 Chronograph 43 from Breitling. A favorite among pilots and aeronautical enthusiasts since 1952, this legendary model stands out with its steel case, black dial with red seconds hand, silver chronograph counters and applied hour markers.

Men’s Accessories

Men's Accessories

Eiseman carries a little something for every man on your list, from an Underwood London watch winder to cufflinks, stretch bracelets and bands available in a variety of metal options.

Ulysse Nardin

Ulysse Nardin

If he’s crazy about timepieces, we have just the thing. The first automatic watch in the Freak Collection, the Freak Vision “Grinder” boasts a super-light silicium balance wheel with nickel mass elements and stabilizing micro-blades and a new platinum case design made even thinner by a box-domed crystal.

Let our experts help you choose the perfect gifts for the VIPs in your life this year. Visit Eiseman Jewels during our special holiday hours at NorthPark Center in Dallas.

Joys of Jade

The Joys of Jade

A symbol of all that is good and precious in some cultures, jade is different than other types of valuable gems or precious metals. It is a metamorphic rock made up of tiny interlocking mineral crystals. The term “jade” actually refers to two separate gems: nephrite and jadeite. Modern gemologists use jade to describe both.

Jadeite comes in a wide range of beautiful colors: shades of green, yellow and reddish orange in addition to white, gray, black, brown and lavender. Nephrite’s colors range from translucent to opaque and can be light to dark green, yellow, brown, black, gray or white.

Ounce for ounce, jade is more valuable than gold — and that’s before you take into account the value of the piece’s antiquity. Jade is always appreciating in value.

Joys of Jade

Jade in Chinese Culture

“Gold has a price; jade is priceless.” —Chinese proverb

Nephrite was the first jade discovered in China, and it has been a symbol of status, spirituality, health and purity in Chinese culture for 9,000 years. Today, Chinese nephrite deposits are all but depleted, so most jade traded in modern China is jadeite. In a nod to tradition, however, every winning athlete’s medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics was embedded with a piece of pure nephrite jade.

Why We Love Jade

The way it interacts with light: Jadeite’s structure scatters light. If properly cut, a white piece with a small green spot will make the gem appear completely green if lit from behind.

The way it differs from other gems: Due to the way jade interacts with light, it is rarely faceted. Even semi-transparent jade is usually fashioned into cabochons, beads or other styles. It’s soft enough to carve yet durable, so the stone can be cut in unusual ways. Add this to the fact that rough jade can be quite large, and the result is often unique designs you won’t find in other jewels.

The way it rings: Nephrite rings like a bell when struck. Artisans have created chimes, xylophones and gongs from melodically resonant jade.

Joys of Jade

The Three Cs (and Two Ts) of Jade

  • Color: For both jadeite and nephrite, green is the most valued color. The finest jadeite — almost transparent with a vibrant emerald-green color — is known as “imperial jade.”
  • Cut: While jade is rarely faceted like other gems, plain as well as intricate jade carvings are judged by their artistry.
  • Carat weight: Jadeite is generally sold by the piece rather than by weight. For top-quality imperial jadeite, slight size differences can make for large value differences.
  • Transparency: Jadeite’s transparency ranges from completely opaque to semi-transparent. The best jadeite is semi-transparent.
  • Texture: Jadeite has a smooth, even texture that makes people want to touch and hold the gem.

To see our collection of extraordinary jade pieces, visit Eiseman Jewels at NorthPark Center in Dallas.