‘I Dream of Jeannie’ Home, a Jim Beam Decanter, Commands $30,000+ At Auction

 |  May 1st, 2017

This past weekend, the  original  genie bottle prop that was used on the set of the well-known I Dream of Jeannie TV show (NBC, 1965-1970), and that served as the mold for all future Jeannie bottles on the series, went up for auction at Julien’s Auctions. The bottle belonged to Gene Nelson, who worked on the development of the program and directed eight episodes of the first season (until differences between himself and starring actor Larry Hagman caused him to leave).  The bottle…

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Paul Forrest Unveils Heart’s Passion Jewelry Powered by a Watch Movement

 |  April 7th, 2017

There is jewelry and then there is jewelry.  Let’s face it, we are all taken by diamonds and gemstones, but sometimes a special design or concept captures our eyes and our hearts. Such is the case with the new jewelry unveiled by the new brand, Paul Forrest Co. The jewelry, which in its first rendition focuses on the heart motif, offers an unusual surprise: it moves.  We are not talking about swaying with each movement of the wrist or neck;…

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Book Review: Oscar Heyman, The Jeweler’s Jeweler

 |  February 26th, 2017

Sometimes we forget that we have a rich American history in the world of watches and jewelry, but the new book just coming out on the market, Oscar Heyman, The Jeweler’s Jeweler, reminds us of that past. The family-owned, New York City-based Company has been in business since 1912 and the book by Yvonne J. Markowitz and Elizabeth Hamilton underscores the growth of the company and the scope of its superb jewelry making adventures. The brand, known also as Oscar…

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Don’t Know What to do with that Diamond Engagement Ring after Divorce? Worthy.com Does

 |  February 22nd, 2017

Not to be a “Debbie Downer” so close on the heels of St. Valentine’s Day, but believe it or not, it is said hat in today’s world between 40 and 50 percent of married couples get divorced. Recent research from the University of Washington says that divorce rates also spike after the holidays. All of this may leave those who are splitting up wondering what to do with their diamond engagement rings.  Some women return the ring to the man, who…

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Interview: Underground Actor Aldis Hodge Shares Thoughts on Slavery, Time and Leaving a Legacy

 |  December 16th, 2016

What do you get when you cross an ambitious, artistic person with a passion for watches with a congenial actor and a die-hard perfectionist? Aldis Hodge. The 30-year-old actor who plays the leading role of Noah in the WGN America television series Underground (about the Underground Railroad in Georgia), and who has been seen in many a film and television series, is not just a designer and watch lover, but has also started his own watch brand. Planned as a…

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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…

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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,…

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