JudeFrances Jewelry

Introducing JudeFrances

Cultivating your own, unique sense of style is paramount to self-expression and no one understands this better than our newest brand, JudeFrances. Founded by Jude Steele in 2002, JudeFrances is known for crafting customizable collections, appealing to a variety of unique tastes and styles! As a former photographer, Jude Steele leverages her photography expertise to lead her design team, ensuring that the brand stays ahead of the fashion curve. The collections by JudeFrances create limitless style possibilities, combining classic, elegant designs with on trend shapes and styles so that every woman is capable of curating a jewelry wardrobe reflective of her own personal style.

Curate your own, personal style

judefrances earrings

In the JudeFrances collections, there is nothing more customizable than JudeFrances earrings. Her innovative earring designs are curated by three interchangeable parts: earring hoops, earring charms, and charm frames. Her extensive collection of modern designs allows you to refresh your look every day! One full set of JudeFrances earrings gives you 4 totally unique looks! There are endless ways to wear these designs, making it easy to tailor them to your own style. 

judefrances earrings

Stacks on stacks

judefrances bangle bracelets gold and turquoise

Did someone say arm candy? Stackable gold bangles are on trend for summer and are a great way to add some personal flair. For a bolder look, try stacking gold and silver together for a mixed metal look.

judefrances bangle bracelets gold and silver

A little bit of this, a little bit of that

judefrances layered dainty necklaces gold and silver

Layering chain and pendant necklaces is a great form of self-expression. Mix and match these designs to create a custom look each day, wearing as few or as many as you’d like!

judefrances layered dainty necklaces gold and silver

Add a little bit of spice

judefrances cocktail rings

Spice up your look even more with stylish cocktail rings and simple gold stackers. Cocktail rings are a great way to display your personality and gold stackers are a perfect accent. 

judefrances cocktail rings

Are you as excited about JudeFrances as we are? Come visit us at 6th & Main to see the new line and begin customizing your jewelry wardrobe!

judefrances gold jewelry, earrings, necklace, ring

NOMOS Glashütte

Introducing NOMOS Glashütte

NOMOS Glashütte luxury watch design

NOMOS Glashütte’s attention to detail and innovative mindset has made them an industry leader among luxury watch brands. Utilizing top tier craftsmanship, almost every part of their timepieces is made by hand — milling plates, bridges, wheels, bluing screws, beveling edges, finely regulating calibers — often taking years between first design and market readiness. 

NOMOS Glashütte luxury watches

A rich history…

Glashütte town

While founded in 1990, NOMOS’ craftsmanship history goes beyond that. Nestled between forest and hills, within the Ore Mountains of Germany, lies a small town by the name of Glashütte, where master watchmakers have been constructing timepieces for over 175 years. This is the town that NOMOS proudly calls home. Glashütte watches are world renowned and a company cannot use the “Glashütte” title for their timepieces unless at least 50% of a watch’s caliber is created within this town. NOMOS Glashütte exceeds this 50% and makes up to 95% of each movement on site.

NOMOS Glashütte watchmakers

Glashütte Watches

NOMOS Glashütte watchmaking

How can you recognize a watch with a Glashütte caliber? The following characteristics are typical Glashütte:

– The three-quarter plate, the barrel, and the gear train culminating in the escape wheel: a particularly robust and particularly beautiful construction with a good 150 years’ worth of tradition behind it.

– The Glashütte stopwork, a part of the winding mechanism. Unlike Swiss-made winding mechanisms, its jumper spring is long and curved.

– The most elegant form of rate accuracy: the swan neck fine adjustment.

– Tempered blue screws. They get their cornflower blue color during the heating process—the steel is baked at over 290 degrees Celsius (almost 570 Fahrenheit). This also protects them from corrosion.

– One-of-a-kind touches: perlage, ribbing, and sunburst decoration.

NOMOS Glashütte watchmaking

An industry leader

NOMOS Glashütte luxury watch design

NOMOS is currently the largest manufacturer of mechanical timepieces in Germany. How did they accomplish this? In 2014, NOMOS engineered and built their own escapement — the heart of a watch’s caliber — which they refer to as the swing system. Until this point in time, a single Swiss producer had supplied nearly the entire watchmaking industry with this assembly. Thus NOMOS became no longer dependent on third party supply, meaning they’ve been able to grow independently, determine the quality of their timepieces themselves, and keep their pricing fair and affordable. 

NOMOS Glashütte luxury watch

We are so excited to have these expertly crafted timepieces in our showroom!

Stop by at 6th and Main to see them for yourself and speak to our watch specialists.

Image Copyright: NOMOS Glashütte

Turquoise is a Neutral

Wearing Turquoise as a Neutral

From black & greys to whites & beige, neutrals aren’t about blending in anymore. On the contrary, neutrals are taking their moment in the spotlight with stand out colors and patterns that go with everything! Like earthy shades of terra cotta and funky styles of leopard print, turquoise is taking on the new name of neutral.

It might sound crazy, right? But, turquoise has been a neutral far longer than the recently resurfaced fad. Believed to be a protective stone, promoting good fortune and warding off danger, turquoise was one of the first gemstones to be mined dating back to around 200 BC. Notably worn by many cultures worldwide, including Mayans, Aztecs, and Ancient Egypt, this holy stone ranges in color from Robin Egg Blue to teal shades of green. Native Americans still utilize this stone today, making it no surprise that the United States is one of the main players in mining turquoise.

Some important things to note about turquoise: It can change in color due to prolonged sun exposure, heat, or use of cosmetics. This can be prevented with routine care and cleaning. Oftentimes dyed howlite is used as a stand-in for turquoise. To tell the difference between the two, dip a cotton ball in acetone and wipe the stone. If any color is removed, it is howlite.

Turquoise is severely underutilized as a neutral. Especially in summertime, it’s the perfect jewelry box staple bringing a pop of color and a little bit of natural spice! With big and brightly colored gemstones all the rage right now, turquoise is the on trend neutral, perfect for completing every single summer look. Shop some of our favorite turquoise staples, new and hot for summer 2021:

Richter & Phillips Turquoise Micro-Necklace

beaded dainty turquoise necklace layered with a turquoise tennis necklace

Micro-Necklace: $189, Tennis Necklace: $2,299

If you’re a little unsure about wearing turquoise as a neutral, try this stunning micro-necklace! It’s subtle and minimalist while still giving you that nice pop of color. Stack it with other necklaces, such as this turquoise tennis necklace, to enhance the look!

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Julie Vos Milano Bangle

gold turquoise bangle layered with gold pacific blue bee cuff

$95

This lightly hammered 24k gold plate bangle is the perfect accessory and can be worn on its own for a more minimalistic look or stacked with other bangles or jewelry.

Shop the look here!

Shy Creation Diamond & Composite Turquoise Eye Ring & Necklace

turquoise, diamond, and blue sapphire evil eye ring

Ring: $600, Necklace: $730

If you like jewelry that’s a bit more unique or edgy, then these diamond and turquoise eye pieces are definitely for you!

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Luvente Turquoise & Diamond Stud Earrings

turquoise and diamond studded earrings

$1,060

These sophisticated yet unique earrings are a great way of incorporating turquoise in a more luxury way. They will elevate any look!

Shop the look here!

Lagos Maya Drop Earrings

turquoise sterling silver beaded drop earrings

$725

We are absolutely obsessed with these drop earrings! Featuring turquoise surrounded by sterling silver caviar beading, a Lagos signature, these earrings are sure to impress.

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Non-Turquoise Gemstone Pieces

If you love the turquoise color but aren’t married to the turquoise gemstone, here are a few pieces you will also enjoy!

Lagos Maya Ceramic Link Bracelet

ceramic turquoise silver beaded link bracelet

$575

If you loved the turquoise drop earrings from Lagos, then this bracelet is the perfect piece to pair with them!

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Julie Vos Honeybee Statement Necklace

gold chain statement necklace with pacific blue turquoise pendant

$395

A stunning statement piece that’s very on trend for this season. The rose cut iridescent pacific blue imported glass combined with the chunky gold chain create a tasteful yet quirky aesthetic.

Shop the look here!

Julie Vos Bee Cuff Iridescent Pacific Blue

gold turquoise bee cuff with gold turquoise bangle

$285

This ornate cuff has a lot of wow factor! It’s perfect on its own or paired with the Julie Vos Milano turquoise bangle we mentioned previously. It also goes great with the Julie Vos Honeybee statement necklace.

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So as you can see, turquoise jewelry is incredibly diverse and there are so many different ways to wear it! It pairs well with just about anything and is a fun way to add flair to any outfit. We would love to see the looks you put together with any of the jewelry we mentioned! Tag us on Instagram, @queencity.jewels!

Product Reference Numbers From Top to Bottom:

Turquoise Micro-Necklace: 235-00329 $189

Turquoise Tennis Necklace: 235-00326 $2299

Julie Vos Milano Bangle: 002-00099 $95

Shy Eye Ring: 200-01897 $600

Lagos Circle Drop Earrings: 210-01547 $725

Julie Vos Bee Cuff: 002-00142 $285

Summer 2021 Jewelry Trends

Our Hottest Picks for the Summer

Now that the world is starting to get back to normal, it’s only fitting that this summer’s hottest trends are vibrant, fun, and unique — perfect for beach vacations, festivals, or a night out with the girls! Here at Richter & Phillips Jewelers, we have some beautiful pieces that will not only help you stay on trend this season, but are also timeless and will be a great addition to any jewelry lover’s collection. Here are our favorite picks for summer 2021!

Gold Pieces with Colorful Gemstones

Gold is the metal for summer. Coupled with vivid, colorful gemstones, these accessories will bring life to any outfit. 

LUVENTE MULTI-STONE BRACELET

a diamond link bracelet with brightly colored gemstones

Laden with 485 14K yellow gold diamonds with multi-colored gemstones — citrine, blue topaz, and amethyst — this bracelet is the perfect luxury take on this trend. 

Shop the look here!

JEWELS BY JACOB ROSE GOLD PINK TOURMALINE & DIAMOND LOOP EARRINGS

diamond earrings with pink tourmaline gemstone hoops

If you’re not into bright gold, but still want to be on trend, then these rose gold earrings are for you! Containing 92 diamonds and 24 pink tourmaline gemstones, this unique piece is truly something to treasure.

Shop the look here!

JULIE VOS BARCELONA STATEMENT NECKLACE

thick gold chain necklace with bright blue gemstone pendant

This necklace is actually three popular trends in one piece: gold, a vivid gemstone, and a chain, making it a perfect summer staple.

Shop the look here!

Chains & Charms

Like mentioned previously, chains are huge this season, the bigger the better. Charms pair perfectly with chains and are all the rage right now. 

JULIE VOS SAVANNAH LINK NECKLACE

thick chunky gold chain link necklace

This large chunky chain is the perfect piece for this fun summer trend. 

Shop the look here!

LAGOS OVAL LINK BRACELET

silver chain link bracelet

If you’re not that into gold and want something a little more low key while still staying on trend, this sterling silver bracelet is a great option. 

Shop the look here!

DIAMOND LINK BRACELET

diamond chain link bracelet

For a more luxury take on the chain trend, check out this bracelet sporting 225 diamonds. You’ll be sure to turn heads!

Shop the look here!

GABRIEL NEW YORK HEXAGONAL ENGRAVABLE PENDANT NECKLACE

gold pendant hexagonal engravable necklace

This 14K gold pendant necklace perfectly represents the charm trend this season. The charms on this necklace are even engravable and personalization is also currently on trend for this summer. 

Shop the look here!

PAPERCLIP CHAIN NECKLACES

gold paperclip chain layered necklaces

However, if you like something a bit more minimalist, we recommend these smaller paper clip chains! Pair them with charms or layer them with other necklaces to enhance the look.

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Pearl Accents

Pearls always add a classic touch to any ensemble and pearl accents are very on trend this season. To tie in with the gold jewelry that’s on trend for this summer, look for pieces that are gold but with a pearl accent. Otherwise, pearls can be a great break from the gold or are a great alternative if you prefer silver over gold. 

LAGOS LUNA PEARL BRACELET

pearl bracelet

This pearl bracelet is not only on trend, but is a staple to any collection.

Shop the look here!

MICRO PEARL NECKLACE

small pearl necklace on a silver chain

For a more dainty and minimalist take on this trend!

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LAGOS CAVIAR PEARL HOOP EARRINGS

silver beaded hoop earrings with pearl accent

These unique earrings can either be dressed up or down and are a great way to spice up any summer look.

Shop the look here!

GABRIEL NEW YORK PEARL & DIAMOND CUFF BRACELET

gold beaded bracelet cuff with pearl and diamond accents

This piece coordinates beautifully with the bold gold jewelry that’s currently on trend while still providing that classic pearl accent. Best of both worlds! 

Shop the look here!

ARIANA GRANDE INSPIRED RING

ariana grande inspired ring with pink morganite and pearl

“I see it, I like it, I want it, I got it.” This 14K morganite and pearl ring was designed in-house and was inspired by Ariana Grande’s engagement ring. It’s unique, dainty, and with its colored gemstone and pearl accent, it is a perfect addition for summer. 

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Bangles & Cuffs

Cuff bracelets and bangles are an incredibly popular way to accessorize and add some extra flair this summer. 

JULIE VOS SAVANNAH HINGE CUFF

gold hinge cuff with brightly colored gemstones

This bracelet combines four summer trends into one: Cuff, gold, colored gemstone, and pearl accents, making it an absolute must-have.

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LAGOS CAVIAR GOLD BEADED BRACELETS

gold beaded bracelets

These 18K gold bracelets are not only on trend, but are also staple pieces that will go with any outfit.

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LUVENTE DIAMOND BANGLE BRACELETS

gold and diamond bracelets

Perfect for stacking together or with other bracelets, these 14K yellow gold diamond bracelets are the definition of arm candy.

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JULIE VOS MILANO BANGLES

gold bangle bracelets with brightly colored gemstones

The Milano bangles from Julie Vos are the quintessential example of this trend. Gold with brightly colored stones in a multitude of colors, these are perfect for stacking together or with other bracelets.

Shop the look here!

We would love to see any looks you put together with these products. Tag us on Instagram, @queencity.jewels!

Click here to see the rest of our summer 2021 jewelry recommendations

Hope you have a great summer!

HOT for the Holidays

Top Jewelry Go-To Gifts of 2020

Jewelry is a classic gift to show your affection for someone. With so many personal interests and styles, picking the perfect piece of jewelry can sometimes be challenging. That’s where jewelry staples come into play!

Like the little black dress of your jewelry box, these easy-to-grab, go-with-everything, must-haves will be the perfect base for an everyday look – ensuring you stay top of mind and close to their hearts every single day.

Delicate Diamonds

The modern day diamond isn’t just for special occasions. From simple and chic to decidedly decadent, diamonds are the perfect way to add subtle sparkle to your everyday look. Here are a few pretty little pick-me-ups that make exquisite gifts — especially when gifted with love.

Diamonds by the Yard

Diamonds by the Yard are increasingly popular. They are a modern way to don diamonds any day of the week. From long layered necklaces to delicate bracelets, diamonds by the yard come in all colors of metal and almost any size of diamond you could dream of!

Diamond by the Yard Necklace by Richter & Phillips Jewelers

Starting at $1,299

 

Pave Diamond Rings

Like glitter for your fingers, delicate diamonds dancing across thin, gold bands are an excellent addition to everyday looks.

 

STAFF FAVORITE: Micro Pave Diamond Band by Luvente

$250

Diamond “X” Ring by Afarin

$1,190

 

Tennis Bracelet

Tennis Bracelets have become a classic diamond staple. A modern wear for a younger generation are thin tennis bracelets featuring timeless round or unique diamond shapes. These bracelets are beautiful on their own and extraordinary when layered.

Diamond Tennis Bracelet by Richter & Phillips Jewelers

Starting at $2,250

 

Stackables

It’s all about the layers. Stackable bracelets are a great way to mix metals, add color, and customize your look everyday. Stackables make a great gift because you can build on them year after year. From Gabriel & Co’s Bujukan Bracelets to classic Lagos caviar, here are a few iconic wrist staples we are swooning over.

Bujukan Bracelets by Gabriel & Co. New York

Starting at $595

 

 

 

Cascade Trio Bangle by Julie Vos

$95

 

 

Caviar Beaded Bracelet by Lagos

$295

 

Studs & Hoops

From playful hoops to leave-in studs, earrings add just the right amount of intrigue to your look. Fill their jewelry box with these lightweight, easy-to-wear staples, perfect for any occasion.

Gardenia Hoops by Julie Vos

$65

Pave Diamond Stud Earrings by Luvente

$535

 

Inside-Outside Diamond Hoops by Luvente

$1,140

 

Caviar Beaded Stud Earrings by Lagos

$175

 

The Perfect Pearl Details

With few accessories more iconic, pearls are the simplest way to instantly add classic elegance to your look.

 

 

Pearl Stud Earrings by Richter & Phillips Jewelers

Starting at $85

 

Luna Pearl Bracelet by Lagos

$350

SEIKO Gets a Color Boost

Let SEIKO help you add a pop of color to your wardrobe!

Color is emerging as a strong trend in watches.

New shades are showing up, not just in sports watches, which have traditionally flashed brightly colored dial highlights to enhance readability, but also in dress watches, with artfully hued dials that add extra style and personality. Seiko is at the forefront of the trend, with new pieces in both its dressy Presage collection and its sporty Diver’s collection, showing off subtly colored dials.

Which subtly colored dial do you like best? – Text Blake for more information (513) 401-3152

  

SRPB46

Automatic | Manual and automatic winding capabilities | Rose Gold highlights | 21,600 vibrations per hour | Power reserve: approximately 41 hours | 23 jewels | Date calendar | Dial with pressed pattern and gloss finish | Box-shaped crystal | Screwdown see-through caseback | Case diameter: 40.5mm | Rose Gold tone stainless steel case | Leather strap | Water-resistant to 5 bar, 50 meters (165 feet) | Caliber 4R35

SRPE15

From the Presage Cocktail Time Collection | Fine mechanical watchmaking from Japan | Manual and automatic winding capabilities | 21,600 vibrations per hour | Power reserve: approximately 41 hours | 23 jewels | Green dial with pressed pattern and gloss finish | Date calendar | Box-shaped crystal | Screwdown see-through caseback | Case diameter: 40.5mm | Stainless steel case and bracelet | Double deployment clasp with push button release | Water-resistant to 5 bar, 50 meters (165 feet) | Caliber 4R35

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Try a pop of color on black! – Text Blake for more information (513) 401-3152

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SSC669

Solar Chronograph | Powered by light energy-no battery change required | 6-month power reserve once fully charged | Hour, minute, and small second hands | Chronograph measures up to 60 minutes of elapsed time in 1/5-second increments with split time measurement function | 24-hour indicator | Date calendar | LumiBrite hands and markers | Screwdown caseback | Case diameter: 43.5mm | Stainless steel case with Black ion finish | Nylon strap | Water-resistant to 10 bar, 100 meters (660 feet) | Caliber V175

SRPD83

Seiko 5 Sports | Manual and automatic winding capabilities | 21,600 vibrations per hour | Power reserve: approximately 41 hours | 24 jewels | Red dial and unidirectional rotating bezel | Day/date calendar | Gold hands and markers | Case diameter: 42.5mm | Stainless steel case with black ion finish | Black nylon strap | Water-resistant to 10 bar, 100 meters (300 feet) | Caliber 4R36

SPB085

Limited Edition of 2,000 pieces | Serial number marked on caseback | Manual and automatic winding capabilities | 28,800 vibrations per hour | Power reserve indicator | Day and date displays | Power reserve: approximately 45 hours | 29 jewels | Urushi Byakudan-nuri dial with Maki-e | Dual curved sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on the inner surface | Screwdown see-through caseback | Case diameter: 40.5mm | Stainless steel case | Water-resistant to 10 bar, 100 meters (330 feet) | Crocodile strap | Caliber 6R21 | Special Paulownia wooden box included

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Blue and green are the most prominent colors in dial tones at the moment.

Blue is the color of casual sportiness, and it looks good with cases and bracelets in any metal: white, rose, or yellow. Green is a statement maker that symbolizes nature, youth, and spring time. From forest green to military green to pastel hues, green is a color for individualists. Other colors, such as rust, brown and ice blue, are even more unique and have the power to create a strong sense of individual style.

Check out some of our favorite blues and greens – Text Blake for more information (513) 401-3152

SPB111

Limited Edition of 2,000 pieces | Fine mechanical watchmaking from Japan | New cedar green enamel dial | Manual and automatic winding capabilities | 21,600 vibrations per hour | Power reserve: approximately 70 hours | 24 jewels | Date calendar | Dual-curved sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on the inner surface | Screwdown see-through caseback | Case diameter: 40.5mm | Stainless steel case | Brown crocodile strap | Tri-fold push button release clasp | Water-resistant to 10 bar, 100 meters (330 feet) | Caliber 6R35

SPB091

Fine mechanical watchmaking from Japan | Blue enamel dial | Manual and automatic winding capabilities | 28,800 vibrations per hour | Power reserve: approximately 45 hours | 29 jewels | Power reserve indicator | Date display | Dual-curved sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on the inner surface | Screwdown see-through caseback | Case diameter: 40.5mm | Stainless steel case and bracelet | Tri-fold push button release clasp | Water-resistant to 10 bar, 100 meters (330 feet) | Caliber 6R27

SSA397

From the Presage Collection | Fine mechanical watchmaking from Japan | Manual and automatic winding capabilities | 21,600 vibrations per hour | Power reserve: approximately 41 hours | 29 jewels | White paving stone textured dial | Textured indices | Power reserve indicator | Date calendar display | Dual-curved sapphire crystal | Screwdown see-through caseback | Case diameter: 42.0mm | Stainless steel case and bracelet | Deployment clasp with push button release | Water-resistant to 3 bar, 30 meters (100 feet) | Caliber 4R57

SRPC93

Special Edition | Blue whale/wave patterned dial | Automatic Diver | Manual and automatic winding capabilities | 21,600 vibrations per hour | Power reserve: approximately 41 hours | 23 jewels | One-way rotating elapsed timing bezel | LumiBrite hands and markers | Date calendar | Screwdown crown and caseback | Case diameter: 44.0mm | Stainless steel case and bracelet | Water Resistance: Diver’s Watch to 200 meters (660 feet). Follows ISO standards and is suitable for scuba diving. | Caliber 4R35

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The signature feature of Seiko’s Presage collection is the artistic dials.

Shadows and light play over the peaks and valleys of artfully textured dials, a feature that is emphasized and brought to life with added color. The sports watches are also getting a color lift. As one of the brands that helped to develop water resistant watches in the 1940s, Seiko is now famous for its wide range of professionally rated dive watches. The Automatic Diver’s watch line is water resistant to 200 meters, and contains an automatic mechanical movement. The unidirectional rotating bezel is designed to time deep dives, and the luminescent hands and markers are guaranteed to offer optimum visibility under water. The new ice blue and green dials make these watches as fashionable as they are tough.

Unique pieces with interesting designs – Text Blake for more information (513) 401-3152

ESSENTIALS

SPL057

Age of Discovery 30th Anniversary Limited Edition | World time in 24-hour format | Cities of the world inner bezel | Daily alarm function| Dark green dial with sunray finish | Gold Roman numerals | Map pattern subdial | Date calendar | Special limited edition screwdown caseback | Case diameter: 40.0 mm

SPB045

Manual and automatic winding capabilities | 28,800 vibrations per hour | Power reserve indicator | Power reserve: approximately 45 hours | 29 jewels | Date Display | White Enamel dial | Dual curved sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on the inner surface | Screwdown see-through caseback | Case diameter: 40.6mm’ | Stainless steel case | Water-resistant to 10 bar, 100 meters (330 feet) | Crocodile strap | Caliber 6R27

ESSENTIALS

SGEH90

Men’s Essentials | Burgundy to Brown gradation dial with sunray finish | Date calendar | Case diameter: 40.6 mm | Rose-Gold two-tone stainless steel case | Stainless steel bracelet | Water-resistant to 10 bar, 100 meters (330 feet) | Caliber 7N42

 

Feeling bold? Colors are amazing, but this all black has been a hit for SEIKO this year

SRPD79

Seiko 5 Sports | Manual and automatic winding capabilities | 21,600 vibrations per hour | Power reserve: approximately 41 hours | 24 jewels | Black dial and unidirectional rotating bezel | Day/date calendar | Black hands and markers | Case diameter: 42.5mm | Stainless steel case with black ion finish | Black nylon strap | Water-resistant to 10 bar, 100 meters (300 feet) | Caliber 4R36

 

 

Whiskey & Watches with Trevor Furbay

Whiskey & Watches are a holiday tradition at Richter & Phillips Jewelers

Photo by Jillian Francois Photography & Design

 

 

Usually on the Thursday after Thanksgiving, we host an epic night of distilled delights and fine Swiss timepieces for everyone’s favorite annual event, Whiskey & Watches.

Although the holidays look a little different this year and events are hard to come by, we still have Whiskey & Watches on our minds. This year, we had the pleasure of doing a fun collaboration with Trevor Furbay to coordinate some fantastic winter looks complete with watches & holiday spirits.

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Dress for the Season

As Thanksgiving comes to a close and the cool rush of winter sets in, Trevor suggests stocking up on layers in rich, dark colors. Sweater weather is officially in full swing!

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Look NO. 1: TRAIL BLAZER

Featuring: The Hamilton Khaki Aviation Pilot Pioneer Chrono Quartz

With its base in 1970s military aviation design, Hamilton’s Khaki Aviation lives up to the reliability its roots promise, inspired by tradition, but powered by innovation. Trevor suggests a classic gray and black plaid shirt and vest complemented with brown leather accessories and a quick swig of Johnnie Walker, Black Label.

 

Collection photos by Houston Raef

THE WATCH:

 

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Look NO. 2: FIRESIDE BASICS

Featuring: The Breitling AVI REF. 765 1953 Re-Edition

Reimagined with a touch of vintage allure, Breitling’s new AVI REF.765 1953 Re-Edition time piece offers a bold, remarkable update to a truly inspired watch. Trevor suggests a classic look of a blue denim button up with a sweater layer and black accessories topped off with a pour of Blanton’s, complementing the watch’s nostalgic beauty.

THE WATCH:

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Dress for a Reason

Whether lounging around the house for a cozy weekend in, or jetting off to a sunnier holiday destination, dressing with a purpose will keep you feeling sharp.

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Look NO. 3: SWEET ESCAPE

Featuring: The Omega Seamaster Professional Diver 300M

Crafted from stainless steel with a blue ceramic bezel, Omega’s Seamaster Professional Diver 300M has enjoyed a legendary following. With water resistance at 300 meters, this watch is the perfect seaside companion. Trevor suggests packing up a light blue button up and custom fit, tailored jacket to ring in your tropical holiday along with Casamigos Tequila and a fresh squeeze of lime.

THE WATCH:

Available in blue or white

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Look NO. 4: Manhattan Sundays

Featuring: The Grand Seiko SBGE257 Grand Seiko Sport Collection

From the prestigious design to the heart of the movement, this gorgeous green timepiece from the Grand Seiko Sport collection offers exceptional precision and legibility, making it the perfect watch for a glimpse of casual color. Trevor suggests complementing this timepiece with a light, checked shirt layered with a soft, quarter-zip sweater. While you’re lounging around the fireplace, whip up one of Trevor’s famous Manhattan’s — sure to warm you right up!

THE WATCH:

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Around here, Trevor is known for making the perfect Manhattan. Give his recipe a try this winter:

TREVOR’S MANHATTAN

3 ounces bourbon or rye • 1 ounce Carpano Antica sweet vermouth • 2 dashes Angostura
bitters • 1 dash orange bitters • Garnish: Luxardo Cherries • Add all the ingredients into a
mixing glass with ice and stir until well-chilled. • Strain into a chilled coupe. Enjoy!

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Meet Trevor Furbay, Bespoke Tailors & Clothiers

Growing up spending his summers in New York City, soaking in the culture of cutting edge fashion and clothing trends, sparked a passion for the industry that ultimately led Trevor to carve his path as the leading haberdasher in Cincinnati. Directing his team with a keen eye for design and a personable manner, Trevor has created the ultimate shopping experience for clothing both off the rack and for special occasions. Trevor’s classic approach to fashion takes the modern man from board room to beach house in effortless style.

 

Start your journey with Trevor Furbay today!

Our Picks for Holiday 2020

Holiday Must Haves

Our Favorite Holiday Staples for 2020

 

 

It’s our favorite time of year, shimmery gold & jewel-toned season.

As autumn falls into full swing and the holiday season looms ahead, fashion bursts at the seams with new looks, trends, and seasonal staples. This year is an exciting time for jewelry lovers as statement pieces have taken center stage. From deep hues of gold and jewel tones to personalization and texture, fall and winter of 2020 has not disappointed.

 

What are our must-haves as we venture into the holiday season? Glad you asked…

 

1. Yellow Gold

While yellow gold has been making a comeback for years, the rich tones of glowing gold serve as a calling for layers and layers of shimmering yellow hues.

Yellow gold jewelry immediately elevates your look, bringing a touch of elegance and sophistication. Luxurious in style and complimentary to every complexion, yellow gold is a fabulous investment for your holiday wardrobe because this classic color isn’t leaving anytime soon.

 

Get you some gold, girl:

 

 

 

2. Chains

When it comes to an everyday staple this winter, chains have you covered. From dainty layers of polished chains to bulky hammered statement pieces, pop one of these beauties on and your look goes from bleak to chic.

Oversized chains are simple to grab and go, making them the perfect shiny statement piece. Want to feel warm and cozy at your desk in a big knit sweater? Add a chunky gold chain and boom… fashion.

Paperclip chains are also making an appearance. Perfectly darling at a choker length, or fierce as an extra-long chain doubled up, get them chunky and polished or dainty and shimmery, layer them up or rock it solo, paperclip chains are everywhere and, quite frankly, we can’t get enough of them.

 

Layer on the look:

 

3. Personalized Charm Necklaces

Seeking individuality is at an all-time high, bleeding into every aspect of our lives from DIY home projects to customizing your clothes (raise your hand if you tye-dyed this summer?) On top of personalization, aren’t we all feeling a bit nostalgic? It’s no surprise that these sentiments are seeping into the way we accessorize.

So, two words: CHARM. NECKLACE. Especially on trend with the paperclip chain, charm necklaces are a great self-gift that keeps on giving. From initial charms representing your family to abstract nods to personal milestones, charm necklaces are easy, affordable ways to curate your own personal style… not to mention look extra chic when layered.

 

Make it personal:

 

 

4. Stackables

You’ll want to stack up on sparkling collaborative pieces this holiday season!  Stackable rings and bracelets are the perfect way to mix metals, add color, and customize your look everyday.

When you have a jewelry box full of stackable pieces, you open a world of possibilities ensuring your vibe stays fresh. The stacked look is here to stay well into the approaching holiday season and the winter months of 2021.

 

Start your Stack:

 

 

5. Big, Gorgeous Gemstones

Finally, the good-good. The really delicious candy of Christmas… large, chunky, lush, gemstones. We are obsessing so hard over these statement pieces.

Playing off of individuality, at Richter & Phillips we have our own, growing collection of unique, one-of-a-kind statement gemstones pieces… literally meaning there is only one of each available. Meant to be mixed and matched and layered, these genuine gemstone pieces are our favorite holiday accessory.

Our newest love? Stackable gemstone rings. Each crafted with love by our own design expert, Gina, these bold pieces are the perfect way to add a ravishing pop of color to any fall or holiday ensemble.

 

Try these on for size:

 

 

 

 

6. Delicate Diamonds

As glittery as the lights from a glowing Christmas tree, delicate diamonds are the perfect sparkle for holiday celebrations.  From stacks of delicate diamonds on your arm to Diamonds by the Yard dripping down your neck, the subtle way diamonds hit the light is enough to make anyone feel cheerful & bright!

 

Add a little sparkle:

 

 

Explore our website to find the perfect gift for each special person in your life!

Top 10 Reasons our Engagement Ring & Diamond Sale Rocks

Top Ten Reasons our Engagement Ring & Diamond Sale Rocks!

So, you’re reading this article because you are either ready to get engaged or are searching for your wedding bands!

Well, you’re in luck! Each spring, we host our annual Engagement Ring & Diamond Sale – one of our favorite weekends of the year. From exclusive offers to special guests, here are our top ten reasons why you should stop by our Engagement Ring & Diamond Sale.

To learn more about our Engagement Ring & Diamond Sale, click here.

1. Get it Together!

Did you know 7 out of 10 couples begin the engagement ring shopping process together? At Richter & Phillips Jewelers, we are totally open to you shopping however you are comfortable: together, separate, with your friends… you can even bring your mom! We have found that shopping together as a couple has been increasingly popular, and, you know what, we dig it!

Find our why we love when couples shop together here.

 

2. The area’s LARGEST selection

We are known for having not only Cincinnati’s largest bridal selection, but the largest collection of loose diamonds and settings in the tri-state! AND, for this sale only, we are flying in even more inventory for you to explore. That’s thousands of settings and loose diamonds – so you can feel confident that you will find the perfect setting & diamond for your lifestyle / budget.

 

3. Killer Deals & Steals.

It’s a sale, so you expect some great deals. But, what you may not expect are some killer steals! We will have several cases of 50%, 60%, 70% & more off of engagement ring settings!

 

 

Photo Credit: Alana Lindenfeld Photography

 

4. BOGO Half off Wedding Bands

This weekend isn’t just about engagement rings. We are also flying in extended collections of wedding bands and are offering Buy One, Get One Half Off. Learn more about the BOGO Half Off wedding bands here.

 

5. Save the Sale!

Not quite ready to buy your engagement ring? Not to worry, you can secure your sale price by grabbing one of our “Save the Sale” cards from one of our jewelry specialists (only available during the sale). This will honor sale prices on engagement ring settings until the end of May (Prices valid March 19th – May 29th, 2021).

 

 

 

6. Bubbly & Bites.

Grab-n-go bubbly and cake pops will be available while supplies last! The perfect way to wrap up your visit!

 

7. Daisy Jane’s.

This year, it is our pleasure to welcome the super cute truck from Daisy Jane’s Flower Truck. When you join us at the sale you’re invited to build a complimentary 5-stem bouquet as a gift from us to you! This is available while supplies lasts, so pop in early to get the freshest picks! (Only available Saturday, March 20th, 11:30-3:30 – while supplies lasts.)

 

8. Our Promise to You…

No matter what day of the year you purchase, we offer lifetime guarantees to ensure that you and your new piece of jewelry are well cared for. From free ring sizing to free lifetime diamond upgrades, we are here for you today and tomorrow, just as we have been for the past century.

Learn more about our guarantees here.

 

9. Shop Local.

Why do we offer lifelong guarantees and care so much about our clients? Richter & Phillips Jewelers has been Cincinnati owned and operated since 1896. We have only ever had one location. And, although our building has changed, we have always served you from the heart of our beautiful city. When you shop with us, you are supporting our local business (especially with custom design!)

Learn more about how we got our start here.

 

10. Make it a day date!

What better reason than this to make a trip downtown, grab some lunch, walk by the river, and fantasize about your future together?

Pro-tip: We have free parking for our guests! When you join us downtown, you are welcome to enjoy free, validated parking in the lot at 616 Main St. (right across the street.) Simply park your car, enter the validation code 8888, and come on in!

 

 

 

Engagement Ring & Diamond Sale

Store Hours:

Friday, March 19th: 9am – 5:15pm
Saturday, March 20th: 10am – 4pm

 

 

To learn more about our Engagement Ring & Diamond Sale, click here.

5 Things Your Jeweler Doesn’t Want You to Know About Shopping for an Engagement Ring

Are you shopping for an engagement ring? Congratulations! Getting ready to propose is an exciting time in your life. Finding the perfect engagement ring is an experience of a lifetime.  Whether you consider yourself a diamond expert or are new to the jewelry game, there are many things your average jeweler doesn’t want you to know.

To help you stay ahead of the game, check out these 5 tips to help you succeed (and enjoy) engagement ring shopping!

1. You, me, & the 4’cs

Photo Credit: Odessa James Photography

One thing you will see a lot of when researching diamonds are “The 4 C’s”. The 4 C’s are color, cut, clarity, and carat. Like a snowflake, each diamond is unique. Therefore, gemologists use these 4 aspects to help define the value of an individual diamond.

Read a 2-minute overview of the 4 C’s here 

Now that you have read about the 4c’s, you feel like an expert, right?!

No worries, any good jeweler will take the time to explain each of the 4 C’s to make sure you understand exactly what you are selecting, so that you can shop with confidence – if you feel rushed or pressured, that place is not a good fit for you.

Because our staff is full of GIA certified gemologists that simply love diamonds, please feel comfortable asking all questions you have (but don’t be surprised if our staff geeks out when your diamond has a special cut or extra sparkle!) Our staff wouldn’t say they are diamond nerds… but I would.

 

 

 

2. Diamonds aren’t the only stone you can use in your engagement ring

Photo Credit: Alana Lindenfeld Photography

There are many precious, natural stones that make gorgeous engagement rings; sapphires, rubies, emeralds, and more. Talk with your fiancé about these alternative options to diamonds.

If you still want a diamond center, there are other ways to incorporate colored stones. Create a halo or pavé set colored stones around the band. Both are great options for that splash of color.

While colored stones can be trendy, a diamond is likely going to be timeless and classic. Diamonds are also the most durable and hardest of the natural stones. Don’t be afraid to do what is right for you and your fiancé. 

 

 

3. GET IT TOGETHER!

 

Want to know a secret? This ain’t your grandad’s old fashion jewelry shop. We absolutely LOVE when couples shop together for this once in a lifetime experience.

About 7 out of 10 of our couples shop together for their engagement ring.

Shopping as a couple for an engagement ring not only relieves stress, but it’s fun! For example, at Richter & Phillips Jewelers, you will be treated to complimentary drinks while you shop (speaking of stress relief). Let your partner guide you to the rings they like. We guarantee you will leave with 2-3 options you know they will love.

What about the element of surprise? Well, here is the best part… we can keep a wish list of items your future fiancé loved. This way, once you are ready, we are too.

Read more about the perks of shopping for an engagement ring as a couple here .

 

 

4. You shouldn’t feel pressured

Getting married is a big step forward in a relationship. The last thing you need is a salesy-salesman pressuring you to buy. Asking for a “deposit” to view a diamond, pushing one particular setting/stone, and not offering transparent diamond education are all sales tactics leveraged in many jewelry stores (even in Cincinnati!)

While you may still have a few nerves, you should never feel pressure to buy. As you begin to work with your associate, you should feel comfortable asking questions, touching the diamonds, trying on settings, and more.

Trust your gut in shopping situations – If you are uncomfortable, you should leave!

Being around for over 100 years, we have seen our fair share of individuals working up a sweat. But, this moment is special. We are here to help you have a memorable experience. Unlike all the other jewelry stores in Cincinnati, our staff does not work solely on commission. This is how we can guarantee you won’t experience pressure to buy. 

You want this to be on your terms, and we agree.
You want to shop around for the best deal, and we understand.
You have questions, we have answers.
Our time is yours!

Read more about our guarantees here 

 

 

5. Don’t settle for less than perfect

Photo Credit: Megan Noll Photography

Most any setting can be altered to your liking – and not a lot of places will let you know this. Many places push specific brands in order to increase a sale. Make sure your jeweler is showing you a wide range of settings, styles and diamonds and that they offer price matching and lifetime diamond upgrades! This will allow you the flexibility to not only get the best price, but upgrade your diamond at a later time. Again, if a dealer asks you to put down a deposit to simply view a diamond, you should check out of the door!

Although we have Cincinnati’s largest bridal selection in the greater Cincinnati area, rings are not one size fits all. We are proud to offer the city’s finest custom design program.

What is custom design? Custom design can be a simple change to a setting or a brand new, unique ring altogether. We have custom design experts on staff, including our Vice President, Eric. Our team is ready to help you combine all your future fiancé’s favorite Pinterest rings into one, unique piece.

Curious what the process is like? Stop in and ask for Kim, George, Heather, Eric, or Art. They will be happy to guide you step-by-step so you can see if custom is the right fit for you.

 

 

 

What to do next?

 

 

Engagement Ring & Diamond Sale
March 19th – 20th, 2021

Ready to start scouting out the perfect ring?
Join us for our Engagement Ring & Diamond Sale!

We invite the couples of Cincinnati to join us for our annual Engagement Ring & Diamond Sale March 19th-20th in our beautiful, downtown showroom.

Receive special pricing on our Engagement Rings, Men and Women’s Wedding Bands, loose Diamonds & more.

Who says shopping for an Engagement Ring is just a man’s game? We love when couples shop together for this once in a lifetime purchase!

Make a day-date out of exploring Cincinnati’s largest selection of engagement rings and wedding bands while enjoying grab-n-go bubbly & cake pops in a no pressure, obligation-free atmosphere (Just come have fun!)

No pressure to buy. If you join us for our sale March 19th – 20th, your special pricing will be honored through May 29th when you pick up our “save the sale” card in our shop.

Come with your partner, friends, or family. This is also a great opportunity for moms to come explore our collections with their sons or daughters. It’s fun to fantasize about the possibilities…Cheers!

What to do next?

Join us! – Engagement Ring & Diamond Sale
March 19th – March 20th
The year’s BIGGEST sale on engagement rings, loose diamonds, wedding bands, anniversary bands, and more!
We already have the tri-state’s largest selection of settings and loose diamonds, but for this weekend only, we are flying in even MORE inventory for you to explore!
Learn more!

 

Browse our selection of Engagement Rings!
We have so many unique pieces in store, it would be impossible to list them all online. Stop in our shop to browse Cincinnati’s largest selection of Engagement Rings.
Click here to start browsing 

Want to learn more about the 4 C’s?
Click here to read a 2-minute overview to help you prepare 

Get it together.
Read more about the perks of shopping for an engagement ring as a couple here.