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computer-aided design

In the early days of jewelry making, designers would sit down with paper and pencil to sketch out a design, drawing and re-drawing until it was perfect. The drawing not only had to capture the beautiful design, but it also had to be completely accurate so it could be used in the process of hand-making the jewelry. If the designer wanted to create a slight variation on their original design, they would have to start the process over and create a new model from scratch.

Today, thanks to cutting-edge design technology, things are very different. CAD/CAM (computer-aided design/computer aided-manufacturing) are tools that generate traditional technical drawings on a computer and then manufacture the items designed on those computers. CAD creates three-dimensional models that allow designers to examine intricate designs up close from any angle, rotate and manipulate models onscreen just like a physical model, and even “weigh” the item before it’s constructed. CAM uses computer software and machinery to manufacture the products designed by CAD models.

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What does all that have to do with jewelry design? A lot, it turns out. Here are some of the key benefits of using CAD/CAM systems in jewelry design.

  • CAD technology helps create designs that are both precise and complex — many of which would be almost impossible to do by hand.
  • With CAD, we can design pieces specifically for certain gem sizes, which helps increase accuracy, decrease errors, reduce production time and minimize the cost and waste of materials. In many cases, it minimizes the time taken up by trial and error and speeds up each step of the process.
  • If you aren’t happy with the way a piece of jewelry is progressing in the design stage, alterations and modifications can easily be made before the design is carried out. In the same vein, CAD allows us to see realistic images of virtual jewelry in its finished state before execution, making sure we get it just right.
  • It also gets you involved in the design process in a much more intimate way, which translates to a higher degree of personal expression in the custom-designed finished piece.
  • If your specially designed piece of jewelry happened to be lost or stolen, it can easily be recreated with your saved CAD file.

To explore the possibilities of designing your own jewelry via CAD/CAM with us, visit Eiseman Jewels at NorthPark Center in Dallas.

ROBERTO DEMEGLIO

Known for the nonconformist and unconventional nature of his creations, Roberto Demeglio is a revolutionary Italian designer and artist who constantly strives to design jewelry pieces that makes the wearer never want to take them off.

Roberto Demeglio came by his love of jewelry honestly: His grandfather Giuseppi — an esteemed jeweler in his own right — was once an official purveyor for the Italian royal family.

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In 1984, after training at the Benvenuto Cellini Art School and apprenticing with some of the best goldsmiths throughout Italy, Roberto opened his own jeweler’s workshop near his grandfather’s store. It was there he began to develop his own methods and explore the use of rarely used materials such as carbon fiber and ceramic. He quickly became known for his unique and eye-catching designs.

After receiving several prestigious international jewelry awards and more than a few jewelry requests from famous international brands, the Roberto Demeglio label earned a well-deserved reputation for combining luxury and functionality with an artisanal touch.

The Robert Demeglio Collections

The collections of Roberto Demeglio are a blend of precious pieces and fashion accessories designed for men and women who want to stand out from the crowd. They reflect creativity and ingenuity while clearly demonstrating Demeglio’s most distinctive trait: freedom of expression.

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Pura: Diamonds and 18-karat gold mix with ceramic on a stretch coil to create this innovative collection that’s both flexible and stackable.

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Diva: The Diva Collection blends art and design in a stunning showcase of black-and-white ceramic diamond jewelry.

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Domino: Strikingly chic in design, the Domino Collection conveys ultramodern style with brilliant shimmer.

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Dama: Elegant and simple, the Dama Collection is perfect for everyday wear.

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Giotto: Made up of rings and bracelets that sit close to the skin and feel like silk, the Giotto Collection is soft and easy to wear.

To see our stunning collection of Roberto Demeglio designs, visit Eiseman Jewels at NorthPark Center in Dallas.

 

timepiece servicing

Luxury timepieces aren’t rendered obsolete when newer models are introduced. High-end watches are meant to be worn and treasured for decades. When they’re well cared for and serviced regularly, today’s watches will become tomorrow’s vintage classics.

Eiseman Jewels offers factory-authorized service either by our on-site watchmaker, our offsite workshop or through the manufacturer’s service centers in the USA or Switzerland.

No matter which of these avenues your watch takes to be serviced, the process is essentially the same. The watchmaker begins servicing your timepiece by disassembling the entire movement, inspecting each component and cleaning each piece thoroughly. Under magnification, each piece is inspected for damage, broken teeth on gears or bent parts, and damaged pieces are replaced as necessary. The case is checked for water resistance through the crystal and crown.

The movement is then reassembled, lubricated and tested for accuracy. While the movement is being tested, the outer parts will be cleaned and prepped for refinishing.

The case and bracelet are taped off to block the polishing wheel if it is not the proper wheel for a particular finish. This takes accuracy, skill and focus to ensure the edges and variations in finishing are just right.

The case is then sealed and water pressure-tested to ensure water resistance. This is carried out while the case is empty without a movement, just in case the resistance fails.

The timepiece is then carefully reassembled, with particular attention being paid to the reattachment of the hands to ensure proper calendar jumping. After full reassembly, the timepiece is rechecked for accuracy and cleaned by hand to remove any fingerprints or oils.

The timepiece is then ready to be returned to the client, beautifully serviced and refinished.

The brands we service include (but are not limited to):

To peruse our exquisite collection of timepieces or to set up a timepiece servicing appointment, visit Eiseman Jewels at NorthPark Center in Dallas.

repurposing jewelry

Are you holding on to jewelry that you’ve inherited but which never seems to leave your jewelry box? You don’t wear it because it’s not your style, but you don’t want to get rid of it because of its sentimental value.

Let Eiseman Jewels take that jewelry and create a truly original and unique new piece that reflects your personal style. We are the Southwest’s most experienced estate jewelry buyers with a combined 100+ years of experience — a trusted name when it comes to your family’s jewelry. And trust is the most important factor in choosing someone to create your custom design.

Here’s how the process works.

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• Gather all your old jewelry and bring it to Eiseman Jewels. There, you’ll sit down with an expert jewelry designer to discuss your style and vision for the new piece(s).

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• Return to the store to view the 3D drawings of your design. This is the time to be picky. Ask the designer to make any necessary changes so that the finished piece will match your vision. Don’t be afraid to rethink if something’s not working.

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• The designer will make any changes and get your final approval before executing the design. The result will be a meaningful, one-of-a-kind piece that you designed yourself.

Some things to keep in mind as you design your new piece:

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• There’s often a story behind a piece of heirloom jewelry or special memories of the family member to whom it once belonged. Sharing these stories with your jewelry designer will help inspire their work.

 

• Don’t be afraid to ask questions. Your designer has seen it all when it comes to estate jewelry. They can take your ideas and visualize a finished piece.

repurposing jewelry• Trust your designer’s instincts. They will know what will look best and can guide you through each step of creating a piece of custom jewelry.

• Be patient. Give your designer the necessary time to generate a design from your ideas.

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• Use your imagination. Be creative and have fun!

Visit Eiseman Jewels at NorthPark Center in Dallas to talk to a jewelry designer about transforming your old jewelry today.

 

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

Julius Cohen estate

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.

 

 

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.

November birthstone

For those lucky enough to be born in November, you have two birthstones: citrine and topaz. The warm color of citrine is said to be a gift from the sun, and it’s believed to be a healing gemstone. Topaz, on the other hand, symbolizes love and affection, and is said to bestow strength and intelligence on the person who wears it.

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ALL ABOUT CITRINE

The name citrine (French for “lemon”) is fitting, given its color range of juicy lemon yellow to bright orange-brown. In ancient times, citrine was carried as a protection against snake venom and evil thoughts. Today, citrine is known as the merchant’s stone, because it’s said to attract success and prosperity. This gem is also known as “healing quartz,” because legend has it that citrine enhances mental clarity, stimulates the memory and promotes vitality and energy in whomever wears it. And according to the Chinese feng shui philosophy, citrine creates wealth and abundance.

FUN FACTS ABOUT CITRINE

Citrine is said to support vitality and health while encouraging hope, energy and warmth within the wearer.

Some people believe that sleeping with citrine under your pillow alleviates nightmares and promotes a good night’s sleep. It’s also said to help with recalling dreams.

Citrine is associated with two divine deities: Demeter, the Greek goddess of harvest, and Sekhmet, the Egyptian goddess of war.

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ALL ABOUT TOPAZ

Topaz holds the distinction of being the gemstone with the widest range of supposed curative powers, including the ability to increase understanding, prevent colds, enhance creativity, calm angry passions, restore energy and cure sickness. People in India believe that topaz worn above the heart assures long life, beauty and intelligence.

Topaz is found in shades of yellow, brown, amber gold, honey, green, blue, red, pink and sometimes no color at all. The most famous and expensive topaz stone is the Imperial topaz (orange with pink undertones), named for the Russian czars of the 1800s.

FUN FACTS ABOUT TOPAZ

The gems in Hans Holbein’s portrait of Henry VIII are almost certainly golden brown topazes, as no other gem in that color was considered suitable for royalty at the time.

Another famous topaz is actually a colorless stone that was originally thought to be a diamond. It is a 1680-carat stone known as the “Braganza Diamond,” set in the Portuguese Crown Jewels.

Topaz was once thought to change its color in the presence of poisoned food or drink.

We at Eiseman Jewels carry a beautiful selection of birthstone jewelry. Visit Eiseman Jewels at NorthPark Center in Dallas.