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Posted: 2013-08-05

Seiko was founded in 1881. In 1895 Seiko started to produce pocket-watches, in 1899 the production of alarm clocks started and finally in 1913 the production of wristwatches.

To celebrate the first centenary of Seiko´s wristwatches Seiko presented the Ananta ‘100th Anniversary’ Chronograph

Posted: 2013-07-15

By Jennifer Heebner, Senior Editor
This story appears in the December 2012 issue of JCK magazine

As the price per ounce approaches $2,000, what type of gold jewelry should retailers invest in? JCK asks those who’ve weathered past sales seasons for tips on breaking free from the constraints of cost.

Posted: 2013-07-15

A diamond's cost is based on the characteristics known as the "4 C's". Clarity, Colour and Cut (proportion) are the quality elements which together with the Carat Weight determine the value of a stone. The closer a diamond grades to the left of one or all of these scales the rarer and the more costly it will be. While clarity is frequently assumed to be the most important factor of all the "C's", in fact, colour and cut (especially cut) have a more profound affect on the visual appearance of a diamond.

Posted: 2013-07-15

What started as a love of vintage watches and the history that propels them turned into a mission of sorts for Jeffrey Hess, North American distributor of Ball Watches and Mühle-Glashütte, CEO of Hess Fine Art and Old Northeast Jewelers, and avid collector.

Posted: 2013-07-15

TAMPA — Fans of Game of Thrones still distraught over the massacre of the show's heroes may take solace in this: Swiss watchmaker Ulysse Nardin has created a limited-edition watch inspired by the HBO series and books.

But they better have the coin do it.

The Night's Watch costs $10,500.

That buys you serious exclusivity. There are only 25. No. 15 has its own corner display case at Old Northeast Jewelers' store at International Plaza.

A ho-hum spot for selling such an exclusive item with worldwide appeal?

GIA, Gemological Institute of America Inc IWJG, International Watch and Jewelry Guild NAWCC, National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors Inc DDC, Diamond Dealers Club New York ISG Global Network