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Spotlight On: Designer Rachel Comey

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Rachel Comey is a Manhattan-based designer known for her intellectual, arts-and-crafts aesthetic.

A former gallery owner by trade, with a sculpture degree under her belt, Rachel Comey approaches her work with an artist's eye. Her designs are always born from an unexpected point of view: clever with a nod to classic.

Her design process is driven by the relationship between materials and the diverse array of women who wear her clothes. In addition to professional models, Comey often uses artists, dancers and businesswomen in her runway shows.

Why we selected her for our boutique: We like to offer American designers and Comey's designs are easy to mix and style and look great on every body type. We love her use of unique fabrics, bold colors and textures. This season, we will be carrying some of her fun, acrylic earrings as well. 

Click here to shop new arrivals from Rachel Comey.




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Spotlight On: Designer Rachel Comey

Posted by Jena At Diamond Dream on



Rachel Comey is a Manhattan-based designer known for her intellectual, arts-and-crafts aesthetic.

A former gallery owner by trade, with a sculpture degree under her belt, Rachel Comey approaches her work with an artist's eye. Her designs are always born from an unexpected point of view: clever with a nod to classic.

Her design process is driven by the relationship between materials and the diverse array of women who wear her clothes. In addition to professional models, Comey often uses artists, dancers and businesswomen in her runway shows.

Why we selected her for our boutique: We like to offer American designers and Comey's designs are easy to mix and style and look great on every body type. We love her use of unique fabrics, bold colors and textures. This season, we will be carrying some of her fun, acrylic earrings as well. 

Click here to shop new arrivals from Rachel Comey.




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Become A Diamond Dream Affiliate!

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We are launching our Diamond Dream Affiliate Program and would LOVE to work with local social media influencers! 

If we think you'd be a great fit, you will be invited to our showroom, where a professional photographer will shoot content that matches your aesthetic. 

Requirements:

-Your follower count must exceed 10k
-You must live in the tri-state area (NY-NJ-PA) and be willing to travel to our showroom
-Your account must emphasize jewelry, fashion, or share a similar lifestyle esthetic 

To get started, email us a link to your instagram account to info@mydiamonddream.com

And feel free to contact us at 908-766-4700 if you have any questions!

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Become A Diamond Dream Affiliate!

Posted by Jena At Diamond Dream on

We are launching our Diamond Dream Affiliate Program and would LOVE to work with local social media influencers! 

If we think you'd be a great fit, you will be invited to our showroom, where a professional photographer will shoot content that matches your aesthetic. 

Requirements:

-Your follower count must exceed 10k
-You must live in the tri-state area (NY-NJ-PA) and be willing to travel to our showroom
-Your account must emphasize jewelry, fashion, or share a similar lifestyle esthetic 

To get started, email us a link to your instagram account to info@mydiamonddream.com

And feel free to contact us at 908-766-4700 if you have any questions!

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Where Can I Find FreyWille In The U.S.?

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Did you know we are the only showroom in New Jersey that carries FreyWille jewelry? 

Since 1951, FreyWille has been creating artfully designed 24kt gold-plated fire enamel jewelry. The "Hommage à" collections pay tribute to famous artists and historical paintings; some artists represented in this collections include Vincent Van Gogh, Gustav Klimt, Claude Monet, Alphonse Mucha and Friedensreich Hundertwasser. Each collection contains highly collectible styles that can be complemented by FreyWille's other collections. 

Why we love it:
The jewelry is very eye-catching and unique and we love mixing and matching FreyWille's Monochrome bangles with our existing collections! The soft rose gold hue compliments every skin tone. These pieces make great gifts for art lovers!

Stop by to see the new Hommage à Vincent Van Gogh Starry Night Collection!

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Where Can I Find FreyWille In The U.S.?

Posted by Jena At Diamond Dream on


Did you know we are the only showroom in New Jersey that carries FreyWille jewelry? 

Since 1951, FreyWille has been creating artfully designed 24kt gold-plated fire enamel jewelry. The "Hommage à" collections pay tribute to famous artists and historical paintings; some artists represented in this collections include Vincent Van Gogh, Gustav Klimt, Claude Monet, Alphonse Mucha and Friedensreich Hundertwasser. Each collection contains highly collectible styles that can be complemented by FreyWille's other collections. 

Why we love it:
The jewelry is very eye-catching and unique and we love mixing and matching FreyWille's Monochrome bangles with our existing collections! The soft rose gold hue compliments every skin tone. These pieces make great gifts for art lovers!

Stop by to see the new Hommage à Vincent Van Gogh Starry Night Collection!

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How much does watch battery replacement cost?

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How much does watch battery replacement cost?

This is one of the most frequent inquiries we receive. Typically, a battery replacement costs between $15-25. But not all watches are created equal. Here are the factors that contribute to the cost of your battery replacement and why some battery replacements can cost over $50 and require a few weeks for the process to be complete! 

Here are the Top 3 Factors that determine the cost of your battery replacement:

1. Battery cost. Some types of batteries are simply more expensive than others. Most watches use silver oxide batteries, which are all very affordable, but prices vary. We use reliable name brands and avoid Alkaline batteries which can cause problems in watches.

2. Labor. Some watch batteries are easily accessible and can be reached by simply removing the case back; other batteries are secured deep within the watch, held by multiple tiny screws, and require skillful maneuvering to access them. You'd be surprised by some of the obstacles we've encountered! If your watch features a digital quartz movement, the electronic movement will need to be reset as well.

3. Water-resistance. If you have a water-resistance watch, it will have to be sent for pressure testing and gasket review to ensure your watch is still water-resistant after the battery has been replaced. (You don't want to skip this part!) Your watch must pass its original factory specifications before it is carefully reassembled. This process can cost $45-$95 and take 1-2 weeks, or more, depending on the watch. 

So here's how much a watch battery replacement should cost: between $15-95 USD. 

Do jewelry stores replace watch batteries? 

Yes, most jewelry stores will replace your watch battery. You are welcome to bring your watch to Diamond Dream at 12 Mine Brook Rd. in Bernardsville, NJ! Our trusted watchmaker will gladly replace your battery and explain which processes may be required to get your watch in working order again.

How long will my watch battery last?

Typically, your watch battery will last 1-3 years. However, it's difficult to estimate a specific length of time because different watches use a a varying amount of power and different types of batteries last longer than others. 

How long does it take to replace a watch battery?

If our watchmaker is free, he can change your watch battery while you wait. If he is not available, or you can not wait, we will check-in your watch and call you as soon as its ready (typically 1-2 days). Some watches may require a longer amount of time, as described above. If your watch has water-resistance, you will have to leave it with us for sent for pressure testing and gasket review, a process which can take 1-2 weeks or more, depending on the watch, to ensure it is returned to you with its original factory specifications.

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How much does watch battery replacement cost?

Posted by Jena At Diamond Dream on

How much does watch battery replacement cost?

This is one of the most frequent inquiries we receive. Typically, a battery replacement costs between $15-25. But not all watches are created equal. Here are the factors that contribute to the cost of your battery replacement and why some battery replacements can cost over $50 and require a few weeks for the process to be complete! 

Here are the Top 3 Factors that determine the cost of your battery replacement:

1. Battery cost. Some types of batteries are simply more expensive than others. Most watches use silver oxide batteries, which are all very affordable, but prices vary. We use reliable name brands and avoid Alkaline batteries which can cause problems in watches.

2. Labor. Some watch batteries are easily accessible and can be reached by simply removing the case back; other batteries are secured deep within the watch, held by multiple tiny screws, and require skillful maneuvering to access them. You'd be surprised by some of the obstacles we've encountered! If your watch features a digital quartz movement, the electronic movement will need to be reset as well.

3. Water-resistance. If you have a water-resistance watch, it will have to be sent for pressure testing and gasket review to ensure your watch is still water-resistant after the battery has been replaced. (You don't want to skip this part!) Your watch must pass its original factory specifications before it is carefully reassembled. This process can cost $45-$95 and take 1-2 weeks, or more, depending on the watch. 

So here's how much a watch battery replacement should cost: between $15-95 USD. 

Do jewelry stores replace watch batteries? 

Yes, most jewelry stores will replace your watch battery. You are welcome to bring your watch to Diamond Dream at 12 Mine Brook Rd. in Bernardsville, NJ! Our trusted watchmaker will gladly replace your battery and explain which processes may be required to get your watch in working order again.

How long will my watch battery last?

Typically, your watch battery will last 1-3 years. However, it's difficult to estimate a specific length of time because different watches use a a varying amount of power and different types of batteries last longer than others. 

How long does it take to replace a watch battery?

If our watchmaker is free, he can change your watch battery while you wait. If he is not available, or you can not wait, we will check-in your watch and call you as soon as its ready (typically 1-2 days). Some watches may require a longer amount of time, as described above. If your watch has water-resistance, you will have to leave it with us for sent for pressure testing and gasket review, a process which can take 1-2 weeks or more, depending on the watch, to ensure it is returned to you with its original factory specifications.

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Can I redesign my engagement ring? (And Other Frequently Asked Design Questions Answered!)

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Looking to upgrade your engagement ring? Here are some of the FAQ we receive to get a better understanding of the design possibilities that await you!

Can I reset my engagement ring?


Yes, you can have your engagement ring reset. A different setting can drastically improve the appearance of your ring. Some settings, like a halo setting, can create the illusion of a larger diamond by adding smaller stones around your center stone. 

Can I completely redesign my engagement ring? / How can I redesign my engagement ring?

Yes, you can redesign your engagement ring. Some ways to redesign your engagement ring include replacing the center stone, replacing or adding side stones, getting a new band, and changing the ring settings. We recommend sitting down with a professional, like Edward, who is well-versed in both design, manufacturing, and repair, who will walk you through all of your options. It's important to know what will work best both aesthetically and functionally with your wedding band. We have seen plenty of engagement rings that have become unnecessarily damaged due to the mispairing of settings on both rings. In some cases, one ring will become damaged by the other, so it's always a good idea to consider both rings.

How much does it cost to get a ring redesigned?

There is no set price for a ring redesign. The cost can range between $500-20,000, depending on the complexity of the design and whether or not you are replacing your center stone. The quality of the diamonds and the type of gold/metals being used in the redesign are the most variable factors.  

Can you get a bigger diamond in your engagement ring?

Yes, you can upgrade your diamond. We offer a lifetime upgrade that allows you to trade the cost of any diamond you purchase with us towards the cost an upgraded stone!

Can I trade in my engagement ring?

You are welcome to sell your current diamond and metal with us at market value in order to use the credit towards your redesign.

Ok, I'm ready to redesign! What is the first step?

Give us a call at 908-766-4700 to make an appointment with our designer Edward, who will work with you from conceptualization to completion.

Says Edward on custom jewelry: “We carry a lot of lines that people can buy, but if someone wants a piece that is unique to them, I love putting it together. It’s worthwhile to sit down and design something that’s going to be cherished for the next generation.”



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Looking to upgrade your engagement ring? Here are some of the FAQ we receive to get a better understanding of the design possibilities that await you!

Can I reset my engagement ring?


Yes, you can have your engagement ring reset. A different setting can drastically improve the appearance of your ring. Some settings, like a halo setting, can create the illusion of a larger diamond by adding smaller stones around your center stone. 

Can I completely redesign my engagement ring? / How can I redesign my engagement ring?

Yes, you can redesign your engagement ring. Some ways to redesign your engagement ring include replacing the center stone, replacing or adding side stones, getting a new band, and changing the ring settings. We recommend sitting down with a professional, like Edward, who is well-versed in both design, manufacturing, and repair, who will walk you through all of your options. It's important to know what will work best both aesthetically and functionally with your wedding band. We have seen plenty of engagement rings that have become unnecessarily damaged due to the mispairing of settings on both rings. In some cases, one ring will become damaged by the other, so it's always a good idea to consider both rings.

How much does it cost to get a ring redesigned?

There is no set price for a ring redesign. The cost can range between $500-20,000, depending on the complexity of the design and whether or not you are replacing your center stone. The quality of the diamonds and the type of gold/metals being used in the redesign are the most variable factors.  

Can you get a bigger diamond in your engagement ring?

Yes, you can upgrade your diamond. We offer a lifetime upgrade that allows you to trade the cost of any diamond you purchase with us towards the cost an upgraded stone!

Can I trade in my engagement ring?

You are welcome to sell your current diamond and metal with us at market value in order to use the credit towards your redesign.

Ok, I'm ready to redesign! What is the first step?

Give us a call at 908-766-4700 to make an appointment with our designer Edward, who will work with you from conceptualization to completion.

Says Edward on custom jewelry: “We carry a lot of lines that people can buy, but if someone wants a piece that is unique to them, I love putting it together. It’s worthwhile to sit down and design something that’s going to be cherished for the next generation.”



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