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The New Betteridge @ Solaris Opens in Vail this Month

by on November 5th, 2010

On November 26, 2010 Betteridge will be opening the doors to its new fine watch and jewelry store, at the landmark residential and retail development Solaris, in Vail, Colorado.

Solaris, a development destined to change the way people live and vacation in Vail, will combine effortless mountain living, metropolitan convenience, unsurpassed quality and service, in a way that enhances Vail’s pristine beauty, according to Peter Knobel, lead developer.

Betteridge Solaris will add new excitement and dimension to the Betteridge offering in Vail – complementing the existing shop, which will continue to operate at Gore Creek Drive. Meaningful new enhancements include the addition of Rolex to the brand repertoire (to date, Rolex has only been available at the Greenwich, CT store), an expanded collection from Van Cleef & Arpels, and an inviting Patek Philippe ‘watch bar’, where customers can explore the many wonders of the Patek brand, at their leisure. Betteridge will also continue to offer many of the finest watch and jewelry brands in the world including Bvlgari, Paul Morelli and Audemars Piguet.

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Mark Davis Designer Showcase, November 26-27

by on November 5th, 2010

Mark Davis 'Leontine' Tortoise Bakelite Bangle with Citrine, $6,070

Mark Davis bakelite jewelry is akin to postmodern “ivory” masterpieces. The exacting techniques of working the bakelite are similar to those employed for natural ivory, but without ivory’s associated ecological devastation. In addition, the bakelite offers a range of colors and patterns that are unique and remarkable in their own right.

Mark’s expert use and adaptation of alternative materials is one reason that his jewelry is so special. By applying the exacting techniques of the haute joaillerie to materials not traditionally considered “fine,” Mark has created collections remarkable for their freshness and exceptional distinctiveness.

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The One & Only Estate Silver Sale, November 16-20

by on November 5th, 2010

Antique Sterling Silver Tea Kettle with Floral and Ram Head Motifs

Antique Sterling Silver Tea Kettle with Floral and Ram Head Motifs, $1,800

As Terry Betteridge put it, “Imagine the fun of rummaging through our silver vault… buying treasures on the cheap.”

For the first time in Betteridge’s storied history, we will be opening the silver vault to our customers and friends, pricing each and every work of art at ‘too good to miss’ price points.

Bielka Designer Showcase, November 11- 13

by on November 5th, 2010

The Fandango Collection by Robert Bielka

The Fandango Collection by Robert Bielka

Robert Bruce Bielka is a master jeweler, trained at Cartier. He has designed and created jewelry for most of the great jewelry houses in the world.

Robert focuses on innovation and function; he designs all of his jewelry, makes all the original models himself, and fabricates each and every piece in his private atelier in New York City.

Bielka is jewelry as it should be – whether fun and happy, or serious and sophisticated — it is all easy to wear, collectable and inspiring.

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National Fish & Wildlife Chairman’s Award Winner, Terry Betteridge

by on September 30th, 2010

Our very own Terry Betteridge was honored with the Chairman’s Award of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation on Saturday night. In his presentation of the important award, Board Member, Paul Tudor Jones acknowledged Terry’s unwavering commitment to the conservation efforts of this preeminent organization.

Terry and Katie Couric, the evening's host

Yossi Harari Designer Showcase: October 15 – 16, 2010

by on September 30th, 2010

Yossi Harari Bangle Bracelets

Handcrafted 24k gold, oxidized gilver, 18k white gold and multi-colored diamond bangles by Yossi Harari, $590-22,030

Come celebrate ten years of Yossi Harari’s brilliance in the United States! This creative genius has been inspired by the majesty of Mediterranean archeological works of art, marrying the exotic yet classically feminine designs of Byzantine and Etruscan jewelry, with his modern yet whimsical style. All Yossi designs are handcrafted in Istanbul, using precious and semiprecious gemstones and 24 k gold. This special anniversary showcase will feature signature designs from each and every year Yossi has been in business.

Yossi will make a special personal appearance at Betteridge on Saturday, October 16th, 10 am – 4 pm.

Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum Antiques Appraisal Weekend: October 2 – 3, 2010

by on September 30th, 2010

Our Own 'Antique Roadshow'

Brought back by popular demand, the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum will host its third annual Antiques Appraisal Weekend from 11 am – 4 pm, on October 2 and 3, at 295 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT. On hand for the second year will be Betteridge’s own Mike Manjos (Director of our Watch Group and CFO), Simon Teakle (Director of Estate Jewelry) and Warren Lagerloef (Senior Sales Professional), welcoming visitors with their questions on jewelry, watches and objets d’art. For additional information on this exciting and important event, please visit www.lockwoodmathewsmansion.com or contact Susan Gilgore, Deputy Director at 203-838-9799 ext.18.

Betteridge Salutes Greenwich’s 370th Birthday

by on July 2nd, 2010

Upper Greenwich Avenue in the late-1800's, courtesy of the Greenwich Historical Society

The Corner of Bruce Park & Greenwich Ave in the 1940s, courtesy of the Greenwich Historical Society

Lower Greenwich Avenue in the 1940's, courtesy of the Greenwich Historical Society

In collaboration with the Historical Society of the Town of Greenwich, Betteridge will be showcasing a collection of historic Greenwich photographs, jewelry and watches the week ramping up to Founder’s Day (Sunday, July 18th). Please stop by for a slice of history, and a piece of birthday cake, on Saturday, July 17th at 4 pm, as we salute the wonderful town that has been our home since 1950.

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Trianon Cuff Links: Beautiful, Humorous, Outrageously Decorative… for Dad

by on June 1st, 2010

Tiger Shell ($2,300), Carved Mammoth 'Foo Dog' ($1,600), and Seashell ($1,900)

At last, a welcome reprieve from the ‘oh-good-it’s-a-tie-again’ refrain…here’s a wonderful opportunity to give Dad a gift guaranteed to bring a smile of delighted surprise to his lips: beautiful, humorous, outrageously decorative cuff links from Trianon.

A perfect mix of classic forms with an unexpectedly iconoclastic twist, these one-of-a-kind male accoutrements are made with distinctive, completely natural materials such as sting ray, wood, turquoise and coral, all mounted in 18kt gold, hand-made settings.

Please join us for a special just-in-time-for-Father’s Day Seaman Schepps and Trianon Showcase on June 18th and June 19th in Greenwich. Anthony Hapenhajm, President of both companies, will amuse you with his wit, wisdom and creative wizardry.

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Vaid Jewelry Captures Spring Colors in Captivating Designs

by on March 1st, 2010

Vaid Bon Bon Bracelets, from $6,000

Vaid, a relative newcomer to Betteridge, is a Rome-based artisan jeweler with extensive experience in exquisite craftsmanship. Daniele Valabrega, third generation owner, has always been inspired to create classic designs using only the finest quality materials.

The Bon Bon collection featured here includes surprising and delightful combinations of Nature’s most precious elements, including hand hammered gold, diamonds, amethysts, rock crystal, mother of pearl, coral, turquoise and lapis lazuli – resulting in a rainbow of color and luminescence that can only be found at the height of spring!

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