Every year, we travel to the largest jewelry and watch show in the country, JCK and Couture, held in Las Vegas, Nevada. There we meet with our vendors to place orders for the fall and holiday collections of many of our brands.
Shinola – Where American is Made. Brown & Company Jewelers is thrilled to welcome Shinola to the stores!
Shinola watches, built in their Detroit factory, are the cornerstone of this American brand which also creates exceptionally crafted bicycles, leather and paper goods. Shinola’s mission is bring manufacturing back to this country at a scale that has never been done before and to create quality products that are built to last. We agree with Shinola that Detroit, along with the entire country, has a glorious industrial history, but also a shining future. Please join Brown & Company in welcoming Shinola to the store by stopping in to view the collection and to hear more about this great American story!
Breitling is sponsoring the Els for Autism Golf Challenge this year to support the fight against autism. For every 88 children, 1 child is affected by autism. To help build awareness, Breitling has created a special limited edition timepiece, based on the Breitling Chronomat 44 watch and featuring Caliber 01, to benefit the Els for Autism foundation. In total, there are only 88 limited editions and with every purchased limited edition, 20% of the proceeds will be donated to the foundation.
To support both Breitling and the Els for Autism foundation, Brown & Co. Jewelers has two of the limited edition chronographs, one at each location. When purchasing this special timepiece, not only will 20% of the proceeds be donated to the foundation, but the recipient will also qualify for a chance to play at the 2013 Els for Austism Golf Challenge. The challenge is the largest international charity-driven amateur golf tournament in history and is led by Breitling enthusiast and World Golf Hall of Famer Ernie Els. This particular watch features Caliber 01, the exclusive 100% in-house chronograph movement created by Breitling and backed by its exclusive five-year warranty.
The Els for Autism Foundation was founded by World Golf Hall of Famer Ernie Els and wife Liezl Els in 2009. For the past three years, the Els family has been projecting their efforts into The Els Center of Excellence. The Center is a 26-acre facility that provides the best practices for the autistic in education and therapy through an e-learning platform.
During the holiday season, filled with laughter and cheer and plans for dinners and parties (and dinner parties), sometimes time can fly by just as easily as pouring water into a sifter leaving gift buying as an afterthought. But with a bit of planning ahead, gifts can be made and without every single second of your time.
In early November of last year, a client in Roswell, walked through our doors and met with our custom designers, Neale and Claudia. The client came in with an idea to custom design a special and unique piece of jewelry for a special and significant individual – the lovely Mrs.
With him, he had a beautiful glass stone that he purchased overseas in Japan – an absolute work of art on its own – that he wished to incorporate and make the centerpiece and focus of the piece he had in mind.
With several meetings, drafts, and weeks, Neale and Claudia unfolded a beautiful kick cuff just days before the 25th of December.
Garnet, the birthstone for January, signifies eternal friendship and trust and is the perfect gift for a friend. Garnet, derived from the word granatum, means seed, and is called so because of the gemstone’s resemblance to a pomegranate seed. References to the gemstone dates back to 3100 B.C., when the Egyptians used garnets as inlays jewelry. Garnet is the name of a group of minerals that comes in a rainbow of colors, from the deep red of the pyrope garnet to the vibrant green of tsavorites. Today, the most important sources for garnet are Africa, Sri Lanka, and India.
Gifts that sparkle and dazzle will make her beam with happiness this holiday! Here are a few popular jewelry pieces she will love:
Wear one or stack multiple bangles together. IPPOLITA bangles are versatile and can be worn for any occasion. Available in yellow gold and sterling silver. Bangles start at $250.
Find Forevermark diamonds at Brown & Co, a responsibly sourced diamond, in this popular round halo pave ring style. Each Forevermark diamond comes with a promise that it is beautiful, rare and responsibly sourced. Less than one percent of the world’s diamonds can carry the Forevermark promise. 1 carat total weight diamond rings available at $5,900 or $133/month.
If she prefers timepieces over bracelets on her wrist, the TAG Heuer Ladies Aquaracer with diamonds on the dial will suit her well. Also available with a black dial. Ladies Aquaracers start at $1,700.
Mix things up with two-tone jewelry by Simon G. Two-tone jewelry has been making a comeback into fashion and fully completes an outfit. Earrings, $3,960. Necklace, $2,750.
Blue topaz is rare to find naturally. Generally, topaz is colorless and treated to obtain a rich blue hue. The treatment includes irradiating and then heating the colorless topaz. Most colorless topaz is mined out of Brazil and Sri Lanka with minor sources in Australia, Madagascar, Mexico, and the United States.