How to spot a fake watch

Luxury watches, new or vintage, are beloved by collectors all over the world. However, along with exquisite originals, the market is also flooded with deceiving counterfeits.

As fake high-end watches become more and more convincing, extra care must be taken when buying a piece. If you are looking for a new wristwatch or plan to invest in a collector's item, here are seven steps to identify and avoid counterfeits:

1. Research

The first step is to gather detailed information about what you intend to buy. You should learn what the models you are looking for should look like, how they should sound, weigh and feel.

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How to buy jewelry online

Online shopping has many advantages, but when it comes to valuable goods like fine jewelry, some precautions must be taken to make sure you have the best and safest experience.

Buying jewelry online comes with big pros and dangerous cons. On the one hand, you have access to a very extensive set of options and prices, anywhere in the globe, at the tip of your fingers.

On the other hand, you are buying a piece based on a picture, without actually seeing or touching it, from a seller whose reliability you can not always confirm.

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Chopard and Rihanna launch new jewelry collection

Singer and style icon Rihanna designed two exclusive jewelry collections in collaboration with Chopard. "Rihanna Loves Chopard" was launched during the 70th edition of the Cannes Film Festival, celebrating the brand's 20th year as the official partner of the Festival.

The new collaboration comprises an haute jewelry and a jewelry line, which reflect different influences and sides of the star's personality. "I have always been in love with Chopard's exquisite jewelry, so to actually design collections with them is something I still can't believe," she stated. "It was a really incredible process, and I learned so much!".

Rihanna worked with Caroline Scheufele, Chopard's Co-President and Creative Director, to create eleven pieces that capture the singer's spirit and unique sense of style.

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How to make a simple ring

Jewelry is an art and a timeless expression of character. Creating jewels may be challenging, but making a simple ring is a project fit for any jewelry enthusiast.

Every jewelry designer has to start with the basics. Whether you're venturing into jewelry making or just want to add a self-made piece to your jewelry box, we will guide you through all the steps required to make a simple, but exquisite silver ring.

To make this ring, you will need the right tools and materials, but also to practice some techniques and to ensure your own safety throughout the whole process.

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"Mickey & Minnie" shine in 40,830 sparkling crystals

When Minnie kisses Mickey, that could only be Swarovski.

The Austrian brand announced the release of "Mickey & Minnie," a limited edition of 250 pieces featuring Disney's most famous couple.

Each piece comes with 40,830 sparkling crystals hand-set by Swarovski artisans using the iconic Pointiage technique.

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