Three Irresistible Timepieces You Need in Your Life

If you haven’t checked out any type of Smartwatch that also has style and class, you’re really missing out! The days of boring, all black, Apple watches and such are so last year.

It’s time to STEP UP your 2017 timepiece game!

Three Irresistible Timepieces You Need in Your Life

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Here’s a brief overview of Frederique Constant’s Horological collection and why it’s literally the best Smartwatch option out there:

Activity Tracking

Keeps track of daily steps, calories burned, and total distance.

Active Alerts

You can set an alert to remind you to move if you’ve been idle for a set amount of time and you are able to customize your Get Active Alert from the MMT-365 app!

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This watch can give you suggestions, tips, and information catered specifically to YOU based on your activity and sleep goals.

Sleep Monitoring

Wear your watch at night or put it under your pillow to record your sleep. Sleeptracker provides details on how much time you spent in deep sleep, light sleep, or awake.

Smart Alarm

Set a smart sleep alarm that will help you to wake up at the best appropriate time in your sleep cycle so that you wake up refreshed.

World Timer

You never have to set a time and date – traveling across time zones, the Frédérique Constant Horological Smartwatch picks up the time from your smartphone and displays new time automatically.

Notifications

Be notified by your smartwatch with a discrete vibration on your wrist and an indication on the dial when you have a missed call or if you just received a new email.

Cloud Storage

Recover all of your data, even if you lose your watch or phone. The Horological Smartwatch independently stores your activity and sleep up to 30 days without having to synchronize it to your smartphone. A great way to collect and keep your data on-the-go!

Strong emphasis is placed on watch design to stay ahead of trends and customer preferences. Frédérique Constant uses cutting-edge computer software, principally computer aided design software, to assist in the watch design and development process.

So now you know how amazing the technology is behind this collection, it’s time to take it over the edge and see three of our favorite designs!

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Three Irresistible Timepieces You Need in Your Life

Navy is the new black, which means, this style can go with any of your suit choices during the workweek. Pair this bad boy with your favorite tie and shoes and get ready to turn heads!

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Three Irresistible Timepieces You Need in Your Life

The rose gold touch on this white-faced beauty is immaculate and gives just the amount of flair for any modern man.

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Three Irresistible Timepieces You Need in Your Life

Stay BOLD with this clean, all black & stainless steel Smartwatch. Wear this style during the workweek and then out to play at night!

All of these flawless Frederique Constant watches are also water resistant, just to sweeten the deal a little more!

Check out all of the Horological Smartwatches and contact us with any questions you may have!

 

The Beauty of Mismatched Stackable Bands

Stacked wedding rings have been gracing the ring fingers of stylish brides, and hands of non-brides for years. This trend has really picked up speed within the last year!

The beauty of using mismatched stackable bands is that there are so many ways you can wear them!

You can wear two, three, or more bands on your right-hand ring finger with your engagement ring on the left, or you can combine all of your rings for a bold, layered look that will totally make a statement.

If you want to get a little outside the box, you can also forego the engagement ring altogether!

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I love the idea of stacked weddings rings because they are super customizable. You can change the order up every day if you really want to!

My wedding band is very dainty, so being able to pair it with larger diamond bands of different sizes and styles is a fantastic way to add a little something extra without wearing an actual engagement ring. But of course, adding the engagement ring would just make it that much more gorgeous!

Here are a couple of my favorites for 2017:

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The Beauty of Mismatched Stackable Bands

This stackable would pair perfectly with your diamond engagement ring from Elizabeth Diamond Company! Its slightly pointed style sits flush to your ring, creating a seamless display of brilliance.

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The Beauty of Mismatched Stackable Bands

Add some color to your wedding band stackable with this whimsically chic, artistic design from Kirk Kara’s Angelique collection. It features 1/5 ctw of diamonds and signature handcrafted milgrain edging.

HEARTS ON FIRE, DESTINY TWIST DIAMOND BAND

The Beauty of Mismatched Stackable Bands

The Destiny Twist Diamond Band is a spectacular diamond wedding band with a delicate twist of Hearts On Fire diamonds, making it versatile enough to be paired with any HOF solitaire engagement ring.

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The Beauty of Mismatched Stackable Bands

This Vintage, Milgrain wedding band style adorns you with just the right splendor and spectacle at the same time and can easily be used as a breathtaking engagement ring!

The stones are Channel, Pave-set which nicely arrays them for a more articulated result. The Round-shaped stones bind the piece into the single piece of awe, right before one’s eyes.

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Which band was your favorite? It’s pretty hard to just pick one, right? And THAT’S the beauty of stackable wedding bands – you don’t HAVE to just pick one (;

Contact us today with any questions you may have regarding your engagement ring or wedding bands! If you haven’t shopped here, you’re not done shopping yet!

 

Repurposed Vintage Inspired Ring

Repurposed Vintage Inspired Ring

We take great pride in being able to interpret and execute unique designs to celebrate life’s important occasions.

I want to show you all an amazing piece of jewelry that was hand-crafted here at Elizabeth Diamond Company for a very special couple!

Scott and Mary wanted to repurpose two vintage diamonds inherited from a paternal grandmother & grandfather into a special, everyday ring.

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At EDC, the Custom Process is fun and interactive- dynamic  as the perfect piece for you unfolds.

First, we start with your ideas; listen to your vision, story and your personality. Then, one of our amazing artists will begin conceptualizing the design right in front of you! 

Here is Stephanie to tell you a little more about this couple’s custom design process:

The day finally came when the client’s finished product was complete!!

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Custom design, especially when we are repurposing special gems & diamonds within your family tree, are so special to us. We take great pride in the work we do here and our ULTIMATE  goal is to make our client’s happy.

Custom Design Can Include:

  • Engagement, Wedding, and Bridal Jewelry
  • Mother’s Rings and Birthstone Jewelry
  • Refashioning of outdated styles or inherited pieces

Contact us to set an appointment or to inquire about the design process!

 

SpRING Bling 2017 at Elizabeth Diamond Company

 

Are you ready for one of the BIGGEST jewelry events in the Midwest!? Our Spring Bling 2017 event is coming to you the first weekend of May and we could not be more excited to tell you about all of the amazing opportunities you and your loved one will have this year!

Whether you have an immediate need for jewelry (birthday, anniversary, engagement, upgrade, Mother’s day) or a future need, you absolutely NEED to join us May 5th & 6th at our Centerville or Troy locations for a once in a lifetime experience!

WHY SHOULD YOU ATTEND SPRING BLING 2017 AT ELIZABETH DIAMOND COMPANY?

*Special Pricing direct from the designer for these two days only!

*Thousands of new items will be brought into the store for these two days- Amazing selection

*One of the area’s largest jewelry events

*Personal appointments are highly recommended by not necessary. Schedule an appointment today with one of our skilled associates

*Great gifts for Mother’s day, graduations and weddings

*Great opportunity to upgrade and re-mount your old setting

*Fashion pieces starting at $200

*15 month interest free financing to qualified buyers

*Trade ins are welcome!

*We will have over 1000 loose diamond options to fit any budget. Best diamond pricing in the area!

FEATURED DESIGNERS:

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Kirk Kara *** Kirk Kara himself will be making appearances Friday & Saturday at our Centerville location! You don’t want to miss him ***

Henri Daussi

Gurhan

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Fana

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Phillip Gavriel

Fredrique Constant / Alpina

Here’s the schedule broken down for you so you can plan your time here successfully to see the designers you love the most! 

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If you would like to schedule a personalized appointment with one of the designer reps during these times, please give us a call:

Centerville

1.866.434.8244

Troy

1.937.552.9696

**We suggest scheduling an appointment to make sure that time will be made for you, as this will be a high traffic event!

About the designers:

Kirk Kara

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Personally meet Mr. Kara himself! We are excited to have him attend this event and work with our clients. This engagement ring designer specializes in hand crafted, vintage inspired designs with hand engraving!

Gurhan

Introducing their Spring/Summer collection at the event. This designer creates lovely, everyday fashion jewelry using solid 24K yellow gold and silver. He also uses old world techniques to manufacture! We will have a huge selection this weekend with some items up to 40% off!

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They will be introducing new collections as well. Come visit to see their entire collection of amazing, customizable engagement rings, including Insignia!

Hearts on Fire

“Using the world’s most perfectly cut diamonds to create the world’s most beautiful jewelry.” Earrings, necklaces, bracelets, right hand rings and complete engagement rings with complimentary wedding bands will be showcased at Spring Bling!

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We will have a massive collection of diamond wedding bands in all color metals starting at $700! Complete engagement rings featuring cushion cuts surrounded by a halo of diamonds!

Luvente

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Unique fashion forward earrings, necklaces, bracelets, right hand rings at a price you’ll LOVE! Many styles, in many shades of gold!

Fana

Emerald, Ruby and Sapphire lovers, listen up! Beautiful gemstone earrings, necklaces, bracelets & right hand rings. Great designs that make for a very special gift!

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Beautiful selection of traditional engagement rings and wedding bands that are very reasonably priced. We’ll have their convertible earring jackets showcased as well!

Phillip Gavrielle

Specializing in Silver Fashion jewelry pieces with gemstones. Great bracelets starting at $300.

Fredrique Constant

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Swiss made timepieces. Unbelievable selection of unique dress watches, featuring the one of a kind, Horological SmartWatch that acts as a sleep and activity tracker (while still very sleek & stylish!).

Alpina

Swiss made timepiece that is made to be a Modern day sports watch for the active lifestyle!

With more than three times our everyday inventory and incredible savings direct from the designers, it will be worth the drive whether you live right here in Dayton or maybe a little further like Cincinnati, Columbus, Springfield, Richmond etc. Plan ahead to get the best deals during our Spring Bling weekend!

3 Unpredictable Marriage Proposal Ideas

Marriage proposals have always been a “thing.” And the way that you and your significant other like it is all up to you guys; whether it’s at your favorite restaurant, where you had your first date, where you first said I love you, or if you want to go BIG and write it across the sky in an airplane!! Everyone has their own preference.

Now, I’m the kind of gal who enjoys little romantic things – not too over the top. Although, I do LOVE surprises, so I probably wouldn’t mind if my proposal is a little out of the ordinary.

I am also realistic. I don’t expect my man to go out and spend a ton of money just to put on some huge showcase of his love for me. And let’s be honest, there’s not too many guys out there who really care about how extravagant it is when they pop the question – most just want it to be memorable and special, which is truly all that matters!

But no matter what you want or what you’re expecting for the engagement of your dreams, I know you’ll remember it forever.

So with that being said, I want to show you three of my all time favorite proposal ideas and WHY!

FOR THE SIMPLE ROMANTIC

This proposal wouldn’t take up too much time or money and could really be so super special. It also makes for some great photos after the proposal! →

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All you need is white paper bags, tea lights (real or fake would do the trick) and the necessary lights (and probably an artistic friend) to spell out the important question at the end of the path.

The coolest placement for this would be somewhere ordinary. Somewhere that you both have spent a lot of time or maybe even just in your backyard! Personally, I think that would make the engagement even more special.

FOR THE ENTERTAINER

Now this one is definitely for the more outgoing person to pop the question! And it would also take a decent amount of mula to pull this production off. BUT oh my goodness, it is so darn cute! →

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This brings tears to my eyes EVERY TIME. In addition to a couple cameras set up, a van or truck, video editing software, and probably a few hours of PRACTICE – you need some great friends and family who are willing to put on a SHOW (and be filmed while doing it!)

If you’re already an entertainment kind of person, this proposal might be quite easy for you – but if not, you may be thinking, “There is absolutely no way I would ever do that!” And that is totally fine!

Like I said, not everyone has the same extravagant idea for the perfect proposal.

FOR THE SUBTLE LOVER

This idea is for two people who are a little shy, but a lot in love!

If that sounds like you and your significant other, then maybe an at-home proposal is right for you! →

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Check out these at-home proposal ideas from The Knot:

  1. Fill a favorite room in your home with photo memories from your relationship; you can hang them from balloons or cover the walls with them for a jaw-dropping surprise.
  2. Turn off all the lights in your apartment and make a trail of candles that leads to a circle of votives positioned around the ring.
  3. Slip the ring on while your soon-to-be fiance is sleeping and then do a romantic morning wake-up call with champagne and strawberries.
  4. Tie a red velvet ribbon from one spot in your home to another. Attach little notes recalling perfect moments in your relationship along the way. Wait for your partner at the end of the ribbon with the ring in hand.
  5. Cook a five-star-worthy meal of all your fiance-to-be’s favorite foods, or hire a personal chef for the night. Propose over dessert!
  6. Have a custom jigsaw puzzle made with your picture and the words “Marry me?” On a rainy day, suggest this activity, and when you’ve finished enough that you can clearly see the photo and read the words, it’s time to propose! (Hint: This works well with Scrabble too and here are more at-home proposal ideas from How He Asked.)

No matter how you do it, I have no doubt that it will be perfect for the relationship you have with the one you love. But another important factor of a proposal of course, is the engagement ring.

One of the most special ways to give her the ring of her dreams is to custom design it for her (and this really is easier than it sounds!).

TIP: Before buying the ring, ask her to create a Pinterest board that only you two can see so you can get an idea of what she likes.

You can then bring these ideas to us so we can bring her dream engagement ring to LIFE!
Give us a “ring” today or stop by the store to talk to us more about how we can help you surprise her during your perfect proposal.

Great News from Elizabeth Diamond Company

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As you know, EDC is constantly looking for ways to improve what we do.  Not only our selection of amazing designer jewelry styles, but most importantly, our level of service to you.  With this in mind, we’re very excited to introduce the newest member of the EDC family.  Please join us in welcoming Stephanie Weber to our Centerville showroom.

Stephanie Weber, formerly with Weber Jewelers, is a certified Graduate Gemologist with over twenty-five years of fine jewelry experience.  Literally born into a jewelry family, Stephanie has a natural gift and passion for jewelry fashion and design.

Thanks to her education abroad in England and in France along with formal design training, Stephanie has a special knack for helping clients discover what suits them best while her approach is gentle, warm and reassuring.

An immediate asset to the Elizabeth Diamond Company team, Stephanie Weber is an incredible benefit to you our loyal customers and friends.

Proud to serve the greater Dayton community, we are constantly striving to improve our already renowned brand of dedicated customer service to you.  The addition of Stephanie Weber to an already versatile and talented EDC team, means that we have once again, done exactly that.

We can’t wait for you to stop in and meet Stephanie Weber personally.  Like us, you’ll find that she’s a perfect fit to our EDC family.  Stephanie, and the entire EDC team, look forward to exceeding your every expectation, every time.

Meet the jewelers

At Elizabeth Diamond Company, our goal is to not only provide you with the best in style, selection, quality & service, but to be there to care for your cherished jewelry pieces now and in the future. That is why we house a fully-functioning jewelry repair shop; featuring two of the most talented bench jewelers around! We rely on their abundant wealth of talent & experience to service, care for & even create beautiful pieces of jewelry to be able to last a lifetime! We know how important your invaluable keepsake jewelry items are & we know exactly how to care for & maintain them for your enjoyment – always.

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EDC boasts two of the most talented jewelry craftsmen in the region. This is David (left) & Eric (right) – They’re our jewelers! Put their elite skill & experience to work for you!

When you come to Elizabeth Diamond Company, we treat you & your items with the care & respect that you deserve. No matter how simple or complicated the job, your precious gold & platinum jewelry will receive the best service possible – whether it was purchased at EDC or not! Our jewelers have a combined 50+ years of experience in the fine art of jewelry production & repair; ensuring your jewelry is in the very best hands!

From setting the stone & sizing that “happily ever after” ring – To breathing a whole new life into a treasured family heirloom piece, we can do it all! Jewelry is an important gift that often marks life’s most memorable occasions; like the start of a beautiful romance, a new family or another new & exciting chapter in your life. As such, we apply a level of ingenuity & dedication rarely seen in the service industry. This is our promise to you.

Let’s meet the talent behind the best jewelry design & repair shop around!

David

While he is a pretty big guy, he’s actually a “giant” in the industry. His innovative methods are Daveconstantly raising the bar within the realm of design, casting, repair & restoration. He blends an incredible eye for detail with the use of techniques that are trusted & timeless, as well as highly advanced & cutting edge. David has left no stone unturned in his search to discover the best methods & practices, & apply them to benefit our customers, right here at EDC! You can see a sampling of his custom-design work here: EDC Custom Design Gallery

Eric

EricAround EDC, he’s better known as “the machine” for his uncanny ability to complete repair work with speed & accuracy. For Eric, no job is too tough or challenge to daunting to handle. If it can be done, then he can make it happen! His craftsmanship & quality of work will leave you wondering, “How does he do it?” as you gaze upon your newly repaired/restored jewelry item(s). Like David, his experience & methods are top-notch & unrivaled in the area.

(To view the entire story & to see a complete listing of EDC’s Repair & Restoration services, CLICK HERE!)

Running – just for fur.

By Mike Holland

Dayton – The fur will certainly be flying – or at least jogging – on June 6th in Centerville as over one thousand two & four-legged runners will participate in the fourth annual “Lift Your Leg Run & Walk for Strays.”

The Society for the Improvement of Conditions for Stray Animals, or SICSA, is putting on the event with the help of local sponsoring businesses to benefit the many stray animals from all over the Miami Valley that they care for each day.

“Each year, Lift Your Leg helps thousands of animals by raising critical funding for their care and adoption,” said Megan Moon, SICSA’s Community Engagement Manager. “We hope to raise $50,000 at Lift Your Leg this year.”

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Thousands of legs will be running for strays. (Photo courtesy of SICSA)

The event takes place on Saturday, June 6th at Centerville high school (500 East Franklin Street in Centerville). Participants can choose from the 10k & 5k courses, or a 1-mile “Walk for Strays.” While this is the fourth year of the Lift Your Leg run, the Walk for Strays is in its 17th year.

“Each year, over 800 people and 300 dogs join together to raise money, run and walk in support of local animals in need,” said Moon

That means roughly 2800 legs will be lifting to help SICSA in its efforts to care for & re-home their “furry friends.”

In addition to the run/walk courses, the event features a “Vendor Village” of supporting businesses & organizations; as well as food & family-friendly entertainment. “Pets and their owners can participate in fun contests for prizes including Best Dressed Animal & Owner, Oldest Present SICSA Alumnus, and an Animal Talent Contest,” said Moon.

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SICSA mascots take a quick break from the action to pose for a fun picture. (Photo courtesy of SICSA)

SICSA will also draw the winner of their “RUFFle Raffle.” The grand prize is a $3000 gift card to Elizabeth Diamond Company (EDC), the primary sponsor of the event. Raffle tickets are available online (http://www.sicsa.org/lift-your-leg) or at EDC’s Centerville location.

Registration for all individuals, groups & dogs opens on May 23rd. The event fees are $25 for adults & $15 for children 12 & under. This includes an event t-shirt, which is guaranteed if registration is submitted by May 27th.

To help promote the Lift Your Leg event & the RUFFle Raffle, SISCA and EDC have also announced “Diamonds in the Ruff.” This event, on Saturday, May 23rd at EDC’s Centerville showroom, located at 7245 Far Hills Ave.

“The plan is to bring SICSA adoptable pets with us and drape them in EDC’s fabulous “bling” for a fun photo-shoot,” said Julie Crusenberry, SICSA’s Development Coordinator. Both SICSA & EDC encourage people & their pets to stop by for a picture. A professional pet photographer will be on hand.

Please visit http://www.sicsa.org/liftyourleg for more information on fundraising, or to view the course map and schedule of events and to register for one of the runs. For additional information about Lift Your Leg, please contact Development Coordinator Julie Crusenberry at jcrusenberry@sicsa.org or (937) 294-6505 ext. 15.

To view some of the incredibly adorable photos from “Diamonds in the Ruff,” please visit Julie Reynolds Photography. Additional photos can also be found on both the SICSA and Elizabeth Diamond Company Facebook pages.