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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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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Ball Watch USA Named Official Watch of Revived St. Petersburg-Habana Regatta in February 2017

 |  October 21st, 2016

In February 2017, one of the finest sailing races in American/Cuban history will be re-launched: the St. Petersburg-Havana Regatta. There to time the event and act as official watch is Ball Watch USA. THE company will also be the watch sponsor and timing partner of The St. Petersburg Yacht Club – the Club responsible for renewing this historic race. A race of legendary history, the regatta’s first seeds of concept   lay in the late 1920’s, when St. Petersburg, Florida, was experiencing the effects of the Great Depression ad Prohibition. But just a sail away in Havana, Cuba, rum was flowing and nightlife flourishing. A yachtsman by the name of George S. Gandy, Jr. (Gidge Gandy) approached the commodore of the…

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