About Jessica Tholmer

Jessica Tholmer is the Social Media and Content Specialist for Ben Bridge Jeweler.

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What is a Chronograph? The Most Popular Watch Terms Defined

Don’t know a chronometer from a chronograph? Our helpful glossary of essential horological terms to get yourself up to speed on the world of watches. Anti-reflection A film covering the sapphire crystal to eliminate light reflection, improving legibility. Anti-reflection functions best when applied to both sides of the crystal, but because it scratches, some manufacturers […]

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What Makes a Watch So Expensive? Exploring the Many Factors of a Timepiece

It is a common question among watch consumers, particularly people who are new to the world of watches. Why are watches so expensive? Like with most luxury items, there is a huge price range in timepieces. Some well-made and intricate watches are very expensive, and some are not. Since the question comes up so often, […]

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When, How, and What Kind of Watch? An Interview with Marc Bridge

Marc Bridge, Ben Bridge Jeweler’s Vice President of Marketing, is not only an experienced watch and jewelry industry professional — he is also a dyed-in-the-wool timepiece fanatic. He shares some insight about the allure of fine timepieces and why he loves them so much. Do you have any specific memories about when and how your […]

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What Should I Look For When Buying My First Watch?

Watches do a whole lot more than tell time. A fine timepiece is a combination of art, history, and engineering. Many watch brands have their own extensive history, dating back to the 1800s in some cases. From Brietling‘s history in the sky to Rolex embracing motorsports, there is always much more than meets the eye when […]

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Behind the Scenes with the Lisa Bridge Collection: A Journey to Beautiful Thailand

We traveled to Bangkok to capture the story of how some of our favorite pieces are crafted. Discover the passion, inspiration and technique of the Lisa Bridge Collection. The Lisa Bridge Collection is unique gemstone jewelry that is fashionable and wears effortlessly — and we are so proud of it. Learn more about the Lisa […]

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Behind the Scenes With the Toscano Collection: Italian Gold From Maker to You

Early this year, we traveled to Italy to capture the beautiful story of Paolo and the incredible tradition of hand-craftsmanship. This is the journey of Toscano Italian Gold, from maker to you. More about Toscano Italian Gold: Shop Toscano Italian Gold Meet Paolo, Italian Craftsman How It’s Made: Toscano Sideways Bead Necklace

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What is a Quartz? The Most Popular Watch Terms Defined

Don’t know a moon phase from a perpetual calendar? Our helpful glossary of essential horological terms to get yourself up to speed on the world of watches. Minute repeater A striking mechanism with hammers and gongs for acoustically signaling the hours, quarter-hours, and minutes elapsed since noon or midnight. Normally, a repeater uses two different […]

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Driving Through Time, A History of TAG Heuer and Motorsports

At Ben Bridge, we work with not only some of the most desirable watch brands on the planet, but we also offer timepieces from some of the most storied and intriguing watchmakers. An inside look at some of our favorites. TAG Heuer: Driving Through Time In 1975, the Ferrari factory racing team had a highly […]

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Striking the Right Note, A History of Raymond Weil and Music

At Ben Bridge, we work with not only some of the most desirable watch brands on the planet, but we also offer timepieces from some of the most storied and intriguing watchmakers. An inside look at some of our favorites. Raymond Weil: Striking the Right Note The year 1976 was a bleak time for the […]

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Inspired by Travel

I am a citizen of the world. Don’t get me wrong, I am basically obsessed with where I live, but I love to travel and to explore. Every person and place has its own story to tell. The spirit of each place unfolding before me as I travel. I am very much a Pacific Northwest […]

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Interview With a Watch Expert: Jeff Grieff

Jeff Grieff, our watch repair manager, was happy to share his thoughts on his profession, the watch industry, and what makes us masters in the field. Have you always been interested in watch repair?  I discovered watch repair when I started working for Ben Bridge Jeweler in 1980 and was given the job of the […]

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Dedication to the Craft: Making a Watch

Dedication to the Craft: Making a Watch For more than 100 years, Ben Bridge Jeweler has been acclaimed for our attention to what matters most to our respected clientele: flawless customer care. So when it comes to watches, only the best watchmakers in the field will fit the bill, ensuring timely and professional service for […]

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Becca’s Black Diamond

My boyfriend and I used to work on the same block. Every Wednesday he would wait outside my office to walk me home. One day a black diamond ring caught my eye from a store window. I raved about it every following Wednesday on our way home, but never walked into the store. Fast forward […]

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Katie’s Turquoise Ring

My step-sister and I became family when we were already in college. Besides the holidays and occasional family gatherings, we really didn’t have the chance to get to know each other. It felt strange having a family member that felt so distant, but that was just the reality of attending colleges on two different coasts. […]

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Sarah’s Morganite Ring

Until recently, my job was always a means to an end. It paid the rent, put food on the table, but was never where my passion truly lay. My true love has always been art, yet owning an art studio always seemed like a pipe dream. So art stayed just a hobby for years, until […]

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Lisa’s Diamond Wedding Set

My husband asked me to marry him when we were on vacation in Scotland. We were so excited we decided to elope before returning to home. We didn’t have wedding bands so we ended up getting him a simple gold band at a small shop outside Edinburgh, and I just got married without one. Years […]

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