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The SpidoLite Titanium and SpidoLite Gold, the fourth generation of the SpidoLite family, mark an evolution in weight-optimised construction and reveal the first-ever Linde Werdelin power reserve indicator.
Linde Werdelin are excited to kick off BaselWorld with two new SpidoLites.

Available EXCLUSIVELY AT CHRONOPASSION until March 26th 2015, the SpidoLite Titanium and SpidoLite Gold represent an advancement of the SpidoLite family values: saving weight without ever compromising on strength, integrity or performance. These two pieces have been holistically conceived and engineered to become the most extreme Linde Werdelin skeleton to date.

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Swiss watchmaker RAYMOND WEIL is proud to join the Sinatra family to commemorate the hundred year anniversary of the birth of Frank Sinatra.  As part of the “Sinatra 100” centennial celebration, RAYMOND WEIL has introduced a special limited edition timepiece reinterpreted from its classic maestro collection.

The maestro Frank Sinatra Limited Edition watch pays homage to the legendary artist and his iconic persona. With restraint, elegance and precision, the timepiece evokes a sense of admiration for the entertainer’s illustrious career.

“It is a great honour to have partnered with the Frank Sinatra Enterprises to create a design that celebrates this special occasion. Frank Sinatra was a charismatic character who left an indelible mark in the hearts and minds of many generations; he embodied an era, a style, and a tradition and was above all a passionate man of extraordinary talent. As a music-loving family company, it is perfectly fitting that we pay tribute to this undisputed maestro of music with a limited edition piece in our maestro collection,” says Elie Bernheim, CEO, RAYMOND WEIL.

“Frank Sinatra understood the vital importance of time and when preparing his music he employed what he had named ‘the heartbeat tempo.’ For that reason, he insisted that his wristwatch would have the utmost mechanical integrity and construction to guarantee many years of faithful and accurate service,” says Frank Sinatra, Junior. “Master of horology, RAYMOND WEIL has steadfastly maintained this degree of excellence and in the centennial celebration of the birth of Frank Sinatra, I am proud to see my father’s name associated with this magnificent timepiece.” 

The timepiece features a mechanical movement with automatic winding housed in a 39.5 mm stainless steel case. Reminiscent of the famed “Ol’ Blue Eyes,” the hands, index markers, and contour of the date window are a bright blue hue, against the backdrop of a silver dial. A transparent caseback boasts a special Sinatra Centennial insignia, while the twelve marker, highlighted as the only Roman numeral, signifies Sinatra’s December12th birthday. Also in reference to his birthday, only 1,212 pieces of the maestro Frank Sinatra Limited Edition watch will be available, starting June 2015.                                                                                                                        

Among his many accomplishments, Sinatra earned a total of 21 Grammys, three Oscars and two Golden Globes, frequently earning him the title of one of the greatest entertainers of all time. And yet the leader of the Rat Pack was not just one of the most renowned singers of his generation, he was, and remains a true icon of elegance and style. His extraordinary voice, impeccable suits, iconic tipped hat and soulful blue eyes all contributed to his legendary status. Throughout 2015, Sinatra will be globally honored with special tributes, partnerships, book and video releases, television and film events, performances and much more, including the Grammy Museum’s “Sinatra: An American Icon” exhibit hosted by The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.

Key Features:

  •  Movement Mechanical self-winding movement
  • Power reserve 38 hours
  • Jewels 26
  • Functions Hours, minutes and seconds
  • Date Window at 3 o’clock
  • Case Round – Polished steel
  • Diameter: 39.5mm
  • Thickness: 9mm
  • Crown Polished steel – fluted with RW monogram
  • Crystal Sapphire with dual-sided antiglare treatment
  • Dial Silver with blue Roman numerals and indexes
  • Hands Blued steel type, leaf-shaped
  • Case back Sapphire crystal with the artist’s name and a sketch of his iconic hat
  • Bracelet Genuine brown leather with polished steel ardillon buckle
  • Water resistance 5 ATM

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Stone Setting Course for Beginners!

Check out Holts Academy Stone Setting for Beginners Course!

Here at Jewellery Stylist, we are all in favour or broadening our knowledge, exploring new avenues and adding further horizons to to the glistening world of jewellery! Employers are increasingly seeking to recruit candidates with demonstrable product knowledge, skills and experience, not only giving employers further confidence in their staff, but gives workers a better understanding of the products they are dealing with!

When:    From 13 Apr 2015 to 14 Apr 2015 - Monday and Tuesday.  10 - 5 (1 hour for lunch)

Where:    5 St Cross Street, Hatton Garden, London EC1N 8UA

The aim of this course is to equip you with the theoretical knowledge of setting in order to support your practical work. You will work to build a catalogue of setting examples that can be used for future reference.

  • Short Courses faculty (code StoneSetBeg - Short Course), Beginner - £249

Skills Gained

You will be given an introduction into the fascinating world of Stone Setting by one of our highly trained professional setters from within the industry. Throughout your training you will be guided through the history of stone setting in order for you to understand and piece together the techniques of stone setting which have evolved over the years. You will be taught all about the basic tools that a setter needs at their bench and you will be shown how to make your own for future use.


Within the two days training you will be shown how to make;

  • A rub over setting

  • A claw setting

These are the most popular settings in jewellery making so it is important for you to grasp these earlier on as they will teach you the basics for all other settings that you go onto learn in the future.

  • You will build a catalogue of setting examples that can be used for future reference.

  • You will gain the practical skills and theoretical understanding of settings that will allow you to develop over time.

  • You will leave with the confidence in your abilities to set stones in a variety of methods

Course Structure

The course will be lead at the students individual pace and as the groups are kept you a maximum of 8 people, you will have plenty of opportunities to have a one to one with your tutor.

All of the tools and materials needed for this course are provided for you by the Academy. If you wish to use your own we do not discourage you from doing this and in fact if you have materials that you would like to practice with as well, we encourage this also as we want you to be confident after your training has come to an end.

What Can I Do After The Course?

Upon completion of this course if you wish to pursue another skill you could progress onto one of the following courses;

• Stone Setting for Intermediates
• Silver Jewellery Making for Beginners
• Level 2 Jewellery Manufacture Diplomas

What Does It Cost?

Cost includes tools and materials

Interested? You should be! For further informatory and how to apply visit the wonderful Holts Academy website here:

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Why not pop along to a fabulous Gem Central Evening?

What:        Gem Central | GEM-A

When:        16th April 2015  

Where:       Gem-A Headquarters, 21 Ely Place, London, EC1N 6TD 

Whether you are a student in gemmology who wants more practical work, a gem and mineral enthusiast who would like the opportunity to handle other collections, or a Member of the jewellery trade who is keen on examining some of the new synthetic treated stones on the market, Gem Central evenings are for you. 

Gem central are regular practical gemmology evenings for Gem-A Members and students, which give them the opportunity to investigate and explore a variety of gem materials. Gem central attendees can make use of our educational resources, work individually or in group projects and at their chosen level. There are no examinations.

Students: Free
Members: Free
Non-members: £5

Gem Central meetings take place once a month, from 18:00 to 19:30 at the Gem-A Headquarters, 21 Ely Place, London EC1N 6TD. For more information about GEM-A upcoming GemCentral events, please contact them via

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New Corporate Social Responsibility Course | GEM-A

Gem-A are providing an innovative Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) for the Jewellery Professional course, perfect for those in the profession, who are looking to make positive ethical changes to their business, but doesn't know exactly where to start...

Why study CSR for the Jewellery Professional? 

Gem-A’s new CSR for the Jewellery Professional course, developed in conjunction with Branded Trust and CIBJO’s educational charity, the World Jewellery Confederation Education Foundation (WJCEF), has been specifically tailored to the jewellery industry and the jewellery professional, and will provide the industry with an essential foundation for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) which can be incorporated into any size business, no matter where it is located in the jewellery supply chain.

Who is it suitable for?

Anyone in the gem and jewellery industry who want to move forward and bring CSR to their business and business supply chains.

Course features

  • Six modules, incorporating online video lectures, delivered by experts in ethics and the jewellery industry
  • Online course notes (available to download)
  • Supplementary online readings and module tests
  • Written essay component

Course content

You will:

  • Learn to define CSR in a way that is relevant to jewellery professionals
  • Become familiar with the high profile CSR issues affecting the industry, enabling you to build trust with consumers and clients
  • Learn to expand on several other dimensions of the business case that lead to improved business performance
  • Become aware of the different techniques and tools available to assist in implementing a CSR programme
  • Learn about the implications of making ethical, fair, sustainable and green claims and the risks businesses run if those claim cannot be substantiated
  • Learn about the growing importance of CSR as an essential aspect of professional accreditation

To register for this course online, visit or download an application form here.


Off to Basel World this year? Why not check out the Baselworld App?

This years must have is your digital resource that helps you optimally plan your visit to the show and use your time productively. It is organised in three sections for your comfort.

  1. ALL ABOUT THE SHOW: Location of the Brands (hall plans), their events, Information on the newscorner partners, and more.
  2. DAILY UPDATES Daily news, Baselworld Press releases and more.
  3. BEST OF BASEL: Tickets, travel, tourism and more.

Enjoy the enhanced features of the updated 2015 Baselworld app!

  1. The interactive navigation system guides you around the halls, helps locate exhibitors and even takes your from booth to booth as per your planned route. 
  2. With this service, you can read and make any annotations, notes or comments directly on the press release.
  3. Get push notifications for information you wish to receive on demand.

For iPhoneiPod Touch and iPad users:

iPhone iPad iPod Touch App

For BlackBerry users:


For Android users:

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Apple Watch Released

Apple yesterday unveiled Apple Watch—its most personal device ever—featuring revolutionary new technologies and a pioneering user interface with a beautiful design that honors the rich tradition of precision watchmaking.

Apple Watch introduces a specially designed and engineered Digital Crown that provides an innovative way to scroll, zoom and navigate. The Digital Crown is Apple’s most revolutionary navigation tool since the iPod Click Wheel and iPhone Multi-Touch. Apple Watch will enable you to communicate in new ways right from your wrist by sending and receiving messages, answering calls to your iPhone, and with Digital Touch, sending something as personal as your own heartbeat.

Apple Watch also introduces comprehensive health and fitness apps that can help people lead healthier lives. Apple Watch is available in three distinct collections—Apple Watch, Apple Watch Sport and Apple Watch Edition.

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Nixon are coming to the UK, and we are recruiting!

Working for Nixon means being part of an international, dynamic and passionate group of people, multi-lingual, multi-channel and multi-category. They are as diverse as the environment they operate in, stretching all the way from their origins in the action sports industry up to the lifestyle market, electronics and premium watchmaking. They believe that passion drives performance and that perfection comes from always giving your best. They care about the little things, while thinking big!   Are you ready to be part of this?

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Channel 4's Posh Pawn is recruiting!

We are recruiting again for Channel 4's favourite show, Posh Pawn!

The company is now expanding and we are actively looking for two talented Managers. One Manager for their existing shop in Weybridge and another Manager required for the new store opening in Londons hatton Garden! We are also looking for Jewellery Valuers to join their already highly successful team. Be part of a fast expanding business and apply today! Apply

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The most prestigious credential in the industry, the GIA Graduate Gemologist program gives you the comprehensive knowledge of diamonds and colored stones you need to succeed anywhere in the jewelry business. You’ll gain both technical expertise and practical skills to evaluate gemstones by the 4Cs (color, clarity, cut, and carat weight), the International Diamond Grading System™, and the Colored Stone Grading System.



  • Grade diamonds consistently and accurately in the D-to-Z color range
  • Use a microscope, a polariscope, a refractometer, and other gemological equipment
  • Identify hundreds of common and unusual gemstones
  • Detect synthetics, simulants, and treated gems
  • Understand value and the path gems take from mine to market
  • Speak the language of gemstones accurately, confidently, and fluently


Here are some of the topics covered in the Graduate Gemologist diploma program.

Judge and grade diamonds by the 4Cs and color.

Learn the characteristics of colored stones, with a focus on ruby, sapphire, and emerald.

Identify more than 60 species of gemstones, distinguish natural gems from synthetics, and detect gem treatments.

Learn diamond identification and grading skills GIA graders use.

Identify diamonds that have been treated or are imitations.

Understand how market factors and the supply chain affect value.


GIA offers two learning methods to suit your needs.

Acquire the skills to advance your career at a pace that suits your life. Study the same rich Graduate Gemologist curriculum as on-campus students in a program designed for working professionals. Take 5 eLearning courses and 3 lab classes.


Immerse yourself in the world of gems and jewelry and earn your Graduate Gemologist diploma by studying on a GIA campus. This transformative program opens up a world of opportunity.

Visit NOW to learn how to boost your career potential!

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