The Diamond… King of all Birthstones

Arguably the most popular gemstone on earth, the diamond is recognized as the birthstone for the month of April.  Although it is uncertain how various stones became connected with specific months, some speculate it dates back to biblical times when priest’s breastplates were adorned with assorted gems.  As time passed, the gems became associated with […]

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Aquamarine “Water of the Sea” Gemstone

Did you know Aquamarine is not only the birthstone for March-born babies, but it is also the stone of choice given as gifts for 19th wedding anniversaries?  But, putting all of this aside, the stone has only grown in popularity among all people, in large part due to of its broad range of blue hue […]

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Cars, Watches and the Daytona 500

This past weekend, the Daytona 500 took place in Daytona Beach, FL, though certain favorites didn’t make it to the final run, including Kyle Busch, who broke a leg and foot in a hard crash during the Xfinity Series race on Saturday at Daytona International Speedway. Nonetheless, the race was exciting – with Joey Logano […]

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Icons in Time — A Look at the Hermes Kelly Watch

The history of the now-famed Kelly bag — and subsequent Kelly Watch — is a storied one that spans more than half a century. Marked by the signature padlock design, the Kelly has stolen hearts around the world. Hermes, founded in 1837 in Paris as a purveyor of fine saddles and harnesses, quickly gained a strong […]

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A Look at Presidential Watches From George Washington to Barack Obama

Over the years, the Presidents occupying the White House have worn a good number of watch brands. In honor of President’s Day, we bring a closer look at how time was kept in the Oval Office. Our first president, George Washington, owned a Jean-Antoine Lepine pocket watch during his presidency. A friend traveling abroad in the late […]

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Red-Hot Watches for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is the ultimate romantic rendezvous. So, then, why do so many people give chocolate? Skip the chocolate and dazzle your loved one with a rich, red-hot watch that will remind her of you with every glance at her wrist. Our sure-fire recommendation is short and sweet: Give the gift of time. Some great watch […]

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TAG Heuer Partners With Nissan’s Performance Division

Long involved in the world of automobile racing, rallies and even auto-inspired movies, TAG Heuer propels this DNA to new heights with the news that the brand has become the Official Timekeeper and Official Watch Partner of Nissan NISMO — just in time for the LeMans 24 and the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC). With a […]

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Power Reserve: An Inside Look at What It Is and How It Works

With so much focus on mechanical watches, you’ve probably heard the term “power reserve.” But what does power reserve really mean and how do watch companies make it happen? Essentially, the power reserve indicates the amount of time the movement can dispense constant energy (the autonomy) before the watch needs to be wound. Most mechanical watches offer a power reserve […]

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3 Simple Tips for Taking Care of Your New Mechanical Watch

Purchasing a luxury watch can be an exciting time — whether it’s your first watch or your fifth watch. Once home, however, you will need to properly take care of your watch to give it a longer and healthier lifespan. While all watches need regular professional servicing, following these few tips can help you get the most […]

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Appraising Time: Why Your Luxury Watches Should Be Appraised and Insured

We all know that generally you need to carry extra insurance to cover your luxury goods, including jewelry. However, we often forget about covering watches. Somehow, because they are utilitarian pieces, they often slip our minds. However, we believe that you should have your luxury watches appraised and insured. Having a watch appraised is vital, […]

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IWC Schaffhausen Ventures Where No One Else Goes, Unveils In-House-Made Calibers

IWC Schaffhausen is a brand well known for its bold timepieces that venture where no one else goes. This brand was a leader in technology since its inception, creating the incredibly oversized Portugieser watch well ahead of its time, inventing the first anti-magnetic watches in the 1930s, unveiling one of the most complicated watches in […]

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Cartier Steals Limelight at SIHH Show With Crash Skeleton and Rotonde XL Watches

Cartier pulled out all the stops at the Salon International d’la Haute Horlogerie show in Geneva this week with its unveilings of the Cartier Crash Skeleton and the Louis Cartier Rotonde XL watches. While these timepieces won’t make their way to the market until later this year, we wanted to bring you a close-up look […]

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Cars and Watches: What a Weekend It’s Been

This past weekend was all about celebrating precision instruments and vintage luxury with the world-renowned Monterey Peninsula’s Classic Car Week. It’s the time of year when lovers of vintage motor sports gather together in California for events such as the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion — a cornerstone of the week – and the Pebble Beach […]

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Welcome to C.D.Peacock’s New Website!

Welcome to C.D.Peacock Jeweler’s new website!  We are pleased to have you here. We much prefer to greet you in person, but we’re also excited to provide you easy access to view the selection of engagement rings, wedding bands, and watches we carry within our stores. The luxury brands we carry are selective when it comes to the right jeweler to represent them. C.D.Peacock takes […]

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Chicago’s Jewelry Store

Do you know about C.D.Peacock Jewelers? Since 1837, we have been Chicago’s trusted jewelry store—two weeks after Chicago had originated as a city. Many of Chicago’s socialites, athletes and residents have been shopping with our jewelry store for generations. A lot has changed since then, but we still strive to keep our service the same […]

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