Diamonds with a Social Conscience: Diamonds Do Good by the Diamond Empowerment Fund

 |  December 8th, 2016

Not everything we write about here at ATimelyPerspective is watches. Sometimes we take a look at jewelry, travel, art, whiskey and spirits, and a few other categories that vie for your attention. With the holidays here, and some people thinking about jewelry gifts or maybe even about marking a special occasion, we want to bring you a behind-the-scenes look at how diamonds can have a social conscience and how you can not only shop responsibly, but also do good for people around the world. For years diamonds have had a love/hate relationship with the media. On one hand, a diamond’s dazzling appearance and rarity make it a coveted outward emblem of life goals and a meaningful symbol of our passage…

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3 Top Destinations to Take Your Breath Away: Galapagos, Blue Lagoon, New Mexico

 |  December 4th, 2016

This week, in our top travel destinations series, we bring you three wonderful experiences that are guaranteed to take your breath away and leave you wanting to go back. This is not your ordinary spa. The Blue Lagoon in Iceland is a geothermal complex located in a lava field on the Reykjanes Peninsula. The waters, warmed by the volcanic activity, average about 100 degrees and are exceptionally rich in silica and sulfur, making bathing incredibly therapeutic. When I was there, the snow was falling but the water was oh so warm and wonderful. I enjoyed this amazing experience while in Iceland with Piaget. Harness the Spirit of the Winds with spectacular views over Albuquerque, NM, for the International Balloon Fiesta.…

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Smart Watch Review: Meet the New Samsung Gear S3 SmartWatch

 |  December 2nd, 2016

As a consumer there is no better activity to witness than competition. It drives the market place and forces manufactures to innovate and release better and better products into the market place. In the smart watch arms race (get it) Samsung recently announce the release of their latest smart watch, the Samsung Gear S3, and yours truly got to get all handsy with latest tech gadget. When the package arrived and I was offered both colorways to sample, the Gear S3 Frontier and the Gear S3 Classic. I found myself leaning towards the Gear S3 Frontier and spent the bulk of my time wearing that watch. When I first put the piece on, my initial reaction was that the watch…

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American Christmas Company Brings Magic to Life in New York City this Holiday Season

 |  December 1st, 2016

I was young when I saw my first Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lighting — the streets were packed, the air was so brisk and the wind so blustery that it felt as though I was being slapped by the cold. Still, I stood there – anticipating – waiting for the moment the lights would come on. In an instant, the monumentally large tree went from dark to multi-colored lights that threw beautiful shades of blue, red, green and gold across the faces of thousands below. It is a moment that stays with you – the first tree lighting. New York’s magical holiday season transforms the city that never sleeps to a city of larger-than-life lights, angels, trees, candy canes, stars…

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Cartier Unveils Sneak Peek at 3 SIHH 2017 Watches: Rotonde de Cartier Minute Repeater Mysterious Double Tourbillon, Rotonde de Cartier Skeleton Mysterious Hour, Panthere Joueuse

 |  November 28th, 2016

  For years, Cartier has been elevating its level of fine haute horlogerie watchmaking – unveiling some of the most complicated and mesmerizing watches on the market. Today, the brand brought us – one of the few members of the global press that is part of its fine watchmaking “club” — a sneak peek at three new timepieces that will be fully unveiled at SIHH 2017. Each of these three watches embody a signature look from the brand: the Mystery, the Skeleton and the beloved Panther. Rotonde de Cartier Minute Repeater Mysterious Double Tourbillon For the first time ever, Cartier blends the two complications of the minute repeater and the mystery hour watch – in a daring beauty that bears…

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