Roberto Coin was established in 1996 and bears the same name as its founder. The brand’s creator is passionate about art and fashion. After his career in the hotel industry, he decided to pursue his dream. Today his creations are world renowned. Let’s take a closer look at his history and passion for jewellery.
Italy as a main source of inspiration
Roberto Coin is a well-travelled man who draws his inspiration from nature, people, architecture, art and food. His creations testify to it. However, what inspires him most of all is undoubtedly his native country, Italy, and more specifically the wonderful city of Verona. It was the tragic love story between Romeo and Juliet that first captivated Roberto Coin, then the history of the city.
The floral motif at the heart of the Love in Verona collection
If you are familiar with the Love in Verona collection, you already know that it features a floral motif. But why? Roberto Coin goes back to medieval times, to the time of Romeo and Juliet, and imagines the hills of Verona full of blossoming flowers. Flowers were widely present during the Renaissance, a symbol of romanticism and love. For Roberto Coin, the flower motif is the essence itself of perfect love, the love that we all dream about.
The future of Roberto Coin jewellery
All of the brand’s creations are designed to last a long time, both because of their quality and because of their timeless design. Roberto Coin seeks to maintain a meticulous process to preserve the brand’s identity and uniqueness. The company is also committed to ensuring transparency in terms of all the raw materials used. The origin of the materials must be exclusively conflict-free and from socially and environmentally ethical sources.
One this is certain, the Venetian jeweller Roberto Coin will continue to make us dream.
Visit us at our shop to discover the beautiful creations by Roberto Coin.
White gold is no doubt one of the most highly sought after metals. It is highly resistant and has a bright white colour that is easy to wear on a daily basis. However, no matter how well you care for them, white gold rings, necklaces, bracelets and earrings acquire a patina over time. Yet, there is no need to worry; it is not irreversible! Indeed, there is a way for your jewellery to regain its colour and brilliance, as if it were the first day. This process is called rhodium plating. Following is an explanation of the features of white gold and this method.
All about white gold
White gold is an alloy. While yellow gold is usually a mix of 75% gold, 12.5% silver and 12.5% copper, white gold has less copper and more silver, which gives it its white colouring. Rhodium is then used to adjust the colour. Rhodium plating gives a piece of white gold jewellery a particularly dazzling white hue. White gold is highly regarded because of its resistance to shocks and corrosion, as well as for its beauty and timelessness. However, over time, shocks and friction will eventually wear down the rhodium layer to reveal an egg white colour that is not as shiny.
What is rhodium plating?
Rhodium plating is a technique used on white gold and silver jewellery. The main purpose is to give the piece a dazzling white hue. Before a piece of jewellery is rhodium plated, the jeweller thoroughly polishes it to ensure that it is completely smooth, which is a very important step for the quality of the plating. Once this is done, rhodium plating begins. Rhodium plating starts with ultrasonic cleaning, which will remove any residue that has accumulated over time. Once the piece of jewellery is clean, it will be soaked in four baths in a row. It will be degreased, rinsed several times, and then dipped in the rhodium plating solution. This last step will give your white gold jewellery a second life, making it appear as if it were new. To ensure that your jewellery never loses its shine, we strongly advise that you have it rhodium-plated by a professional every two years or so. And of course to take care of your jewellery on a daily basis.
If you have any white gold jewellery in need of a cleaning or rhodium plating, make an appointment at our GENEVE jewellery shop!
New Year’s Eve is the perfect occasion to have fun and bring out your most glittery outfits! And we offer a selection of remarkable pieces to complete your festive looks. With the GENEVE jeweller, you will shine brightly as you end 2022 and begin 2023. Happy discovering.
Our jewellery to light up your evening
Ready to dazzle everyone around you? Wear these XXL earrings for a stunning look, and highlight your New Year’s Eve hairstyle!
GENEVE Long earrings
GENEVE Large earrings
Do you want to play the colour card? Discover our selection of rainbow jewellery.
GENEVE Hoope earrings
GENEVE Necklace stones
GENEVE Eternity ring
Diamonds to capture the light
Nothing better than diamonds to shine at the party.
Messika Move Classic Necklace
Pomellato Sabbia Bracelet
Mirco Visconti Chain & Pendant
If you need help choosing the best jewellery for your New Year’s Eve outfit, feel free to visit us at our GENEVE shop.
The whole team wishes you a sparkling evening!
Maison Messika has always sought to offer jewellery that combines the timelessness of the diamond with a modern design. All of its creations are contemporary and can be worn on a daily basis. Learn more about Messika and discover the collections available in store and on our website.
More about Messika
Valérie Messika founded the brand in 2005 following a desire to make her mark on the world of jewellery with a young, cheerful spirit. She sought to change the formal image that we have of diamonds by treating them in a whole new way. Messika wanted to create comfortable pieces that would allow all women to wear jewellery without the pieces burdening them down. Diamonds are an integral part of the collections, where they become veritable sparkling sculptures suspended in air.
The Move Classic collection
This collection features three mobile diamonds and is comprised of timeless pieces that can be worn every day. It is a symbol of romanticism and modernity. Fall in love with one of Maison Messika’s signature pieces.
Move Classic Ring
Move Classic Earrings
Move Classic Necklace
The Glam’azone collection
This line is made for women with a bold personality and assertive femininity. All the jewellery in this collection adds spark and sensuality to your looks.
The Move Uno collection
Move Uno combines elegance and modernity for a timeless style.
Move Uno Bracelet
Move Uno Earrings
Move Uno Ring
To learn more about Messika and try on the pieces by this jewellery maker, we invite you to visit one of our GENEVE shops.
Horology appeals to our dreams and emotions. While moonphase watches are somehow magical. And so today we are going to take the opportunity to explain what this complication is all about, and we also present some of the models available at our shop. A look at moonphase timepieces.
What is a moonphase watch?
To put it simply, this complication makes it possible to display on a watch dial all the cycles of the moon, from the first quarter to the new moon. Most of the time, this complication complements the perpetual calendar. The moon phases are displayed on the dial, either on a disc or in a window.
Moonphase watches available at our shop
Here are some examples of moonphase watches that you will find at our shop.
Maurice Lacroix Eliros Moonphase
Montblanc Heritage Spirit Moonphase
IWC Schaffhausen Portofino Moonphase
Longines Master Collection Moonphase
OMEGA Speedmaster Moonwatch
If you would like more information on the moonphase complication or want to see these models with your own eyes, come visit us at our GENEVE shop.
Rado is a brand that often works with high-tech ceramic, and the True Square Open Heart is one of the models that has fully embraced this material. Today, we invite you to discover this model with its square monobloc case, comfort, resistance and awesome white colour. A closer look at the white Rado True Square Open Heart, a watch that will look great on you this winter.
A watch you’ll never want to take off
The Rado True Square Open Heart comes in a 38 mm white high-tech ceramic case. High-tech ceramic is renowned for being scratch-resistant and exceptionally durable, so this watch will be able to accompany you in your everyday life without getting damaged. The dazzling white dial exposes the heart of the timepiece through its skeletonised face, producing a hypnotising movement that will constantly attract your gaze. The watch is water resistant to a depth of 50 metres. It combines strength and grace, curves and angles, with resistant materials. The bracelet is also made out of high-tech ceramic and titanium. With this model, Rado gives us a contemporary and elegant interpretation of Swiss watchmaking.
A powerful heart beating under a skeletonised dial
The Rado True Square Open Heart contains automatic movement R734 with an 80-hour power reserve. You can therefore wear it all week and take it off over the weekend without having to wind it. This watch is not only beautiful and durable; it is also powerful and efficient. Perhaps it is the perfect Christmas gift.
Discover this excellent model for the holiday season on our online shop or in-store.
Come visit one of our shops to learn more about the models we carry!
Last week, we invited you to discover our selection of gifts for women. This week, we are focusing on him! Here is a list of gifts to please the men in your life. With an array of watches and accessories, you are bound to find that perfect thing for him.
Watches for him
A watch is the ultimate accessory for a man. He will wear it every day and think about you every time he lays his eyes on it. At GENEVE, we love everything about watchmaking, and we carry exceptional timepieces. Discover our selection of watches to give him this holiday season.
Patek Philippe Nautilus
TAG Heuer Connected
Jaeger-Lecoultre Master Ultra Thin Moon
OMEGA Speedmaster Moonwatch Professional Moonphase Chrono
PANERAI Luminor Due 42
Accessories and jewellery for him
If you did not find what you were looking for in our selection of watches, we are sure that you will find that perfect gift in this section. Wallets, cufflinks, keyrings, pens or bracelets, he will love unwrapping your gift.
CHOPARD Wallet Classic Racing
MONTBLANC Meisterstuck Ballpoint
If you would like any advice, please feel free to come visit us at our GENEVE shop.
Fashion is an everlasting source of inspiration, and Tissot decided to draw on the 1970s to attract our attention. The Tissot PRX Powermatic is a watch that has a lot going for it. Let’s find out why it has become an absolute must-have and take a look at the models we have on our online shop and in store.
A timepiece inspired by a model released in the 1970s
As a connoisseur, it will not have escaped your notice that the Tissot PRX takes its cues from a model launched in 1978, so much so that we could call it a re-issue. With its vintage look and authentic 1970s-inspired design, the watch conveys Tissot heritage. The Tissot PRX Powermatic features a tonneau shape, a prominent bezel and sharp polished edges. The 40 mm case is attached to an integrated bracelet. Its slim profile makes it very comfortable to wear. Unlike the quartz version, the Powermatic has a dial with an embossed texture that helps reflect the light. The dial is adorned with baton-shaped hands, rectangular hour markers and a date window at 3 o’clock. Tissot used Super-LumiNova® to ensure optimal legibility.
The Powermatic movement
As the name of the watch suggests, the Tissot PRX Powermatic contains a Powermatic movement, an automatic calibre that is the latest incarnation of the famous ETA2892. It builds up an 80-hour power reserve, enabling it to last through the weekend. The watch comes with a Nivachron hairspring to protect it from magnetic fields. Get a glimpse of the movement through the sapphire crystal case back.
The Tissot PRX Powermatic is a spot-on blend of quality, comfort and design. How long will it take you to succumb?
Our Tissot PRX Powermatic
We have three Tissot PRX Powermatic models on our online shop. Which one will strike your fancy?
Tissot PRX Powermatic silver
Tissot PRX Powermatic black
Tissot PRX Powermatic blue
You are also welcome to come discover them by visiting our GENEVE shops.
Christmas celebrations revolve around love. The best way to express these feelings is through actions. Nevertheless, gifts remain a wonderful way to demonstrate your affection for your loved ones at this time of year. Looking for ideas about what to give that woman in your life for Christmas? GENEVE has prepared some gift ideas for you separated into categories. Discover the watches or jewellery that will fill her with joy.
Watches for her
A watch is an excellent gift to give a woman for Christmas. This object will always be with her, constantly serving as a reminder of your love for her. In addition to being practical, women’s watches are often akin to pieces of jewellery. Discover our selection for this holiday season.
OMEGA Constellation Co-Axial Master Chronometer
Chopard Happy Sport 36
TAG Heuer Aquaracer 300 M
Breitling Chronomat Automatic 36
Jewellery for her
If she is not interested in watches, a traditional piece of jewellery is the perfect option to put under the tree.
Marco Bicego Lunaria Earrings
Messika Move Classic Necklace
Pomellato Iconica Ring
GENEVE Earrings small
Roberto Coin Pois Moi Bracelet
If you would like some more specific advice, please don’t hesitate to visit us at one of our GENEVE shops.
Do you want to wear a watch that is totally unique and special? Then the Oris Aquis Date Upcycle is for you! Oris has a daily commitment to fighting against plastic pollution in our oceans, and to further this fight the watchmaker chose to release a watch to reflect this initiative. In this post, GENEVE introduces this watch model and explains how it is made.
A timepiece made from PET plastic
Unlike other watches by the brand, this model is made from a recycled synthetic material called PET plastic, which is part of the polyester family, a manmade synthetic material derived from petroleum. As the watch is made from this recycled material, each blend is unique and no two dials are exactly the same. Oris wanted to prove that it was possible to create a watch that was both beautiful and made from recycled plastic, and they did an excellent job!
For all wrists
There are two Oris Aquis Date Upcycle models to ensure that no one is left out. Indeed, you can choose between a 41.5 mm diameter and a 36.5 mm one, ensuring that the watch will adapt to your wrist. Both sizes contain the Oris 733 automatic calibre based on the Sellita SW200-1, which builds up a power reserve of 38 hours. The model features all the elements of a diving watch, i.e., the screw-down crown, the unidirectional rotating diver’s bezel, the luminescent dot and the luminescent hands and indexes. The timepiece is water resistant to a depth of 300 metres. The ceramic bezel has an attractive light grey colour that contrasts with the coloured details of the dial. Meanwhile the dial is surprising, fun and colourful and gives your wrist an artistic touch.
Discover the larger model on our website:
For more information about this model, we invite you to visit one our shops. See you soon!