The Geneva-based company Frédérique Constant was founded in 1904, by Mr Constant Stas, and started out making printed clock dials for the watch industry. The company’s name was created from the amalgamation of two names, the company’s founders, Frédérique Schreiner (1881-1969) and Constant Stas (1880-1967).
The name ruby comes from the term ‘ruber’, the Latin word for red, but they can actually vary in colour from a vibrant pink to a rich blood red, all equally beautiful. Regardless, whether it’s closer to a pink blush colour or a scarlet sunset, the ruby remains one of the most instantly recognisable and well-known gemstones in the world.
The UNOde50 brand was born in Madrid, Spain, in the late nineties and has seen steadily increasing demand for their products under the creative direction of José Azulay. Twenty years later the company has grown and evolved into the distinctive brand that we know and love today.
The Ball Watch Company was founded by famous Clevelander Webster Clay Ball. Born in Fredericktown, Ohio on October 6, 1847, Ball’s accomplishments reached international acclaim, not only for his civic contributions, but also for his place in horology. When Standard Time was adopted in 1883, he was the first jeweller to use time signals, bringing accurate time to Cleveland.
The Jersey Pearl story started with one man, Fred Scragg, and his love of pearls. Fred travelled the world as an inventor and engineer and fell in love with pearls along the way. Fred was also passionate about the beautiful island of Jersey, which is known for its historic sites, gorgeous beaches, excellent restaurants and amazing scenery.
Sapphires are beautiful gemstones, perhaps best known for their deep blue hues, although they are found in many other colours. Surrounded by myth and legend, ancient stories depict the Earth sitting upon a huge blue sapphire pedestal which reflected upwards toward the heavens giving the sky its beautiful blue colour.