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Wedding Bands - The Perfect Guide
Wedding Bands - The Perfect Guide
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Carbon fibre is a material of the future, utilised in varying fields such as sport, medicine and aeronautics, where its lightweight, durability, malleability and unique appearance prove it to be very versatile. When it is applied to luggage solutions designed by Swiss Luggage, the results are high-tech, up-market and chic.
SO SKILLFULLY ASYMMETRICAL
The asymmetry of both the shells shifts the centre of gravity so that the baggage item can be rolled and carried without coming into bodily contact.
THE TROLLEY: DECISIVE DETAILS
This hard shell suitcase dispenses entirely with separate compartments
All the suitcases are available with interiors in muted black as well as elegant dark red, in addition to simple carbon
PATENTED LAMINATE CONSTRUCTION
Fibreglass, foam, carbon fibre and a protective film make up the exterior; on the inside, the ABS lining and the cross-ply lamination take care of orderliness and overview.
MAXIMAL LOADED, MAXIMAL ROBUST
Carbon fibre material is light and stable at the same time and as an integral part of the patented laminate construction keeps the baggage item and its contents together even when subjected to large impinging forces.
THE WIRE LANYARD
The trolley comprises 350 individual parts, and each is an inhouse development. 300 of these are partly patent-protected. These parts are put together in a complex production process, which Swiss Luggage has developed and elaborated together with the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich and the Engineering College in Burgdorf, Switzerland.
Should a repair become necessary despite unbreakable properties, parts can be easily and immediately replaced.
Not only the 350 individual component parts, even the toolings involved with a total weight of 18 tonnes are all together inhouse developments. A capital investment in time, knowledge and technique, which possess an inherently high imitation prevention barrier.
No matter whether provided with logo and individual inner life or in its purely original form, Swiss Luggage has the know-how, technology and tools to hand for producing carbon fibre baggage up to large volumes.
We have prototypes already in existence for beauty cases and violin cases. Other ‘monocoque’ self-supporting laminate casings are possible to meet the demand for minimum deadweight combined with maximum workload-bearing capacity.
Swiss Luggage has been able to gain experience of this construction material of the future in the areas of medical equipment and precision engineering. Even there, the range is wide open – from the idea through to series production.
The Legend of Fabergé
If you ask around about 'Fabergé', you’ll get mixed responses ranging from Easter eggs, jewellery, fragrances and even domestic cleaning products. There are explanations for these varying reputations that reveals stories of a family legacy, legendary craftsmanship and Russian royalty. However, a deviation of tradition occurred with the unpermitted use of the Fabergé brand name in the 1930s. Essentially, there is only one true Fabergé, verified by its fascinating origins and its modern forms - one that encompasses exceptional jewellery of the finest standards.
It all started with Gustav Fabergé, who worked as a goldsmith and jewellers to the emperors of Russia in the 1830s. His first son, Peter Carl Fabergé, acquired his father’s business and pursued an appreciation for historical treasures that he repaired and restored.
Peter Fabergé was given the title, ‘goldsmith by special appointment to the Imperial Crown’ by Emperor Alexander III, creating fifty Imperial Easter Eggs from 1885 to 1916. These creations, exquisite gestures to the Emperor’s wife and the elite, are the ultimate achievements of the Fabergé jewellery house and have become Fabergé codes, present in current jewellery collections.
In 1937, Sam Rubin branded his perfumes, ‘Fabergé’ (BRUT cologne for men a notable example) and formed Fabergé Inc. without the Fabergé family’s permission. This is when the Fabergé image begins to get distorted in the public eye. An out-of-court settlement, granted Rubin to use the Fabergé name, only for perfume. However numerous corporate acquisitions of FABERGÉ INC resulted in the tarnishing of the original icon furthermore - the name associated with Imperial Eggs appeared on domestic products for use in blocked drains, kitchens and bathrooms.
In 2007, The Fabergé name is reunited with the Fabergé family through the acquisition of Fabergé trademarks, licenses and associated rights relating to the Fabergé name from Unilever. Furthermore, the Fabergé Heritage Council is established to guide the company in its pursuit of Fabergé’s original heritage of excellence in creativity, design and craftsmanship.
At 9am on September 9th 2009 (09.09.09), Fabergé is re-launched with the introduction of the ‘Les Fabuleuses’ High Jewellery collection.
By 31st December 2012, all the licenses granted to third parties had lapsed or been terminated and the name no longer appeared on cleaning products.
Improve your Sleep & Perform Better
Constant yawning, low energy levels and poor concentration throughout the day are signs of inadequate sleep. For adults, seven to nine hours of slumber is ideal but this does not factor in the quality of sleep. If you have problems falling asleep in less than thirty minutes, wake up more than once while asleep, become awake for twenty minutes or less after initially falling asleep and spend less than eighty five percent of the total time in bed asleep then a solution to achieve better quality sleep is needed to address day-to-day fatigue.
Since 2003, Philip Stein sleep bracelet wearers have acknowledged an improvement in their sleep quality but also towards their health and wellbeing. These sleep bracelets provide a 'natural solution' and are worn just before hitting the hay and removed after a good nights' sleep.
How does Philip Stein technology work?
The technology inside every Philip Stein accessory acts like an antenna – finely tuned to pick up and channel the beneficial natural frequencies that surround us, toward our bodies. In doing so, it helps tune us back to a state where we can perform and live at our best.
Is there scientific proof that the technology works?
We are working with research institutes around the world to scientifically demonstrate the ways in which our proprietary Natural Frequency Technology positively affects the human body. Preliminary studies have been very promising. Results from double blind studies at the Neurokinetics Institute in Canada and at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida suggest improved balance, ocular focus and a reduced feeling of lightheadedness when standing up abruptly – all wellbeing indicators.
How was the technology developed?
Natural Frequency Technology was discovered and developed by a group of engineers and scientists exploring the influence natural frequencies have on water. Years of careful tuning and testing later, it is the core of all of our products.
What are natural frequencies?
Natural frequencies are all around us and always have been. They are typically caused by lightning striking the earth, which happens, on average, ten times a second. Because there is a cavity between the earth’s surface and the ionosphere, the frequencies generated are trapped and propagate throughout the world. We believe that all organisms have evolved or grown accustomed to these natural frequencies, and our systems are tuned to operate best with them, rather than with the increasing number of man-made frequencies we experience in the modern world.
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Wedding Bands -
A Guide for Men
Put simply, there are several. These days, the selections go beyond the plain and straightforward pieces that were typically offered and chosen. From modest hand-sculpted rings to striking multi-textural pieces that incorporates black-coated gold, the options are diverse, allowing the wearer to control the degree of personal expression.
What is a typical men’s wedding band? They are usually minimal in appearance that equates to a highly polished precious metal ring. Uncomplicated as they are, these pieces are generic and common and do not convey a pronounced sense of personal style.
However, this typical design provides a foundation for updated and modern interpretations that include mixed metal banding and textural metal finishes. Furthermore, the inclusion of black non-metal materials such as diamonds, sapphires and Black PVD coating (Physical Vapour Deposition) reflect a major trend in men’s jewellery. This can be observed in Boucheron’s Quatre Black edition pieces.
Boucheron Quatre rings are a product of artisanal excellence. They feature signature design codes, rich in symbolism, adding sentimental and technical significance to the wedding band.
Grosgrain motif - A symbol of Parisian Haute Couture and of Boucheron’s ancestors. It is also a mark of skilful and meticulous gold carving.
Mirror setting/ Diamond pave - A Boucheron innovation – the metal is polished so that the light produced by the diamonds is reflected within it.
Clou de Paris motif - This visual form pays tribute to the rhythmic cobblestones of the city of Paris, home of the Boucheron workshops at Place Vendome
Gadroon - A symbol of eternal love. One of the Maison’s oldest codes that involve two rings juxtaposed to one another symbolising the harmony of a couple’s shared life together
These Boucheron Quatre design codes can appear together as a striking wide band, combining four distinct textures, or they can be more understated in the form of a narrow dual-textured band, discussed earlier. Specifically the Quatre Ring collection is available in three different widths.
These different widths allow varying degrees of visual impact, providing a diverse range of expressions, from understated to bold, depending on the wearer’s personality.
Furthermore, these rings are also available in a diamond-paved option, providing an elevated sense of style.
A new addition to the Quatre range isolates the four design codes, with each texture performing its own solo.
For example, the Quatre Grosgrain ring in yellow gold is understated and elegant with its rhythmic motif. This piece would be ideal for those seeking a precious metal band that balances simple, classic and sophisticated aesthetics.
Boucheron Quatre rings are a presentation of reputable histories and technical innovation and excellence. Their approach can be compared and contrasted to producers of plain wedding bands, which may be imbued with little to no significance. For a crucial piece of jewellery marking a life event, and especially if it’s the only item of jewellery that men wear, quality materials and craftsmanship and expression of personal style should challenge the standard. And these standards have already shifted. Modern men are approaching jewellery with more consideration and stylistic awareness.