About Jessica Tholmer

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

Posts by Jessica Tholmer

The ASHI Trunk Show

A Very Special Event! Beautiful diamonds deserve to be celebrated, especially once clothed in exquisite gold. For decades, ASHI has been a premier designer of fine jewelry in North America. In their latest venture, ASHI unveils the High Jewelry Collection, a tribute to the natural elegance of diamonds. Please join us at our exclusive trunk […]

The Antique Jewelry Show

You’re Invited! The Ben Bridge Antique Show is all about celebrating vintage style jewelry. Each piece creates an unforgettable experience for the lover of all things antique. A beautiful collection of diamonds and gemstones. A unique selection of Art Deco, Art Nouveau, and Retro jewelry. Join us for this special event at your local Ben […]

Festival of Gems

The gemstone is the hero. The best gemstones hail from the best sources. At Ben Bridge Jeweler, we travel the world to find the finest gemstones and the perfect settings to match them with. At the Festival of Gems, there is a color for everyone; a gemstone to match your birthday, your aura, your personality. […]

The Supreme Trunk Show

A Very Special Event! Owner and founder of Supreme Jewelry, Jerry Kiladjian, learned his craft as a diamond setter and designer in his home country of Lebanon while working in the family jewelry business. Eventually, Jerry found his way to America where he fell in love with the atmosphere and lifestyle. Jerry wanted to bring […]

The Cat’s Meow: Panthère de Cartier

When it comes to designing wristwatches, Cartier has a long history, perhaps even the longest. It was in 1904, when watches resided in pockets, that Cartier created one for the wrist at the request of Brazilian aviator Alberto Santos-Dumont. That original design can still be seen in the Santos watch Cartier sells today. Others, like […]

Neptune’s Watch: The Rolex Sea-Dweller

The 1960s were the golden age of the so-called tool watch, those timepieces built with features for specific purposes. But it was the dive watch, which rose to prominence with the growing sport of scuba diving, that captured the public’s imagination more than the others. In 1967, an innovative dive watch was introduced that was […]

The Parlé Trunk Show

A Very Special Event! 44 years ago, Frank Farnsworth began his love affair of mining precious opals near Yellowstone Park in Idaho. Though his worldwide travels, he has experienced mining and cutting opal, one of the most precious gemstones. With the help of his family, Frank and Parlé Jewelry Designs has become the largest supplier […]

Legendary Heritage: Growing More Valuable Over Time

While the things we acquire certainly grow in personal value over time, even a fine piece of workmanship with relatively humble beginnings can capture the imagination, becoming a truly iconic object. Below, five examples, from timepieces to malt whiskies to guitars, that have grown into milestone collectibles. Rolex Cosmograph “Paul Newman” Daytona In the beginning […]

The Spark Creations Trunk Show

A Very Special Event! For over 40 years, Spark Creations has been a leader in the most beautiful collections of precious jewelry. Spark Creations’ One-of-a-Kind Collection celebrates the exotic, distinct, and unique. Featuring a wide array of beautiful gemstones, we are proud to host Spark Creations at our one day only trunk show. Please join […]

Best of the Watch Shows

Both the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) in Geneva and the Baselworld exhibition in Basel deliver an opportunity to view what is coming down the road for watch fans. With hundreds of new timepieces vying for attention, Melissa Swesey cuts through the horological overload to highlight the shows’ most covetable new watches — […]

The Alberto Trunk Show

One Day Only! From sketch drawings to finished designs, special attention is paid to every detail in the Alberto Collections. Featuring a wide array of gorgeous gemstones, we are proud to host the exclusive collection. Throughout the years, Alberto Collections has expanded to include beautiful color diamonds and exotic gemstones. Special attention is paid to […]

Meet Your Maker

Certified watchmaker Tim Louis is a lifelong devotee of fine timepieces and their upkeep. And it all started with a box of Ritz Crackers and a stint in the U.S. Navy. As a certified watchmaker (CW21) at Ben Bridge Jeweler for more than 25 years, Tim Louis has had the opportunity to work on some […]

Mary’s Cartier Watch

My Cartier Panthère is the timepiece that has won over my heart and has also probably experienced the most special moments with me. I bought it for myself about a year after I opened our Ben Bridge Topanga store in Southern California. I have to admit it was a huge splurge for me at 23-years-old, but […]

Zachary’s Bulova Accutron

Other than many a wedding band, a fine watch is a man’s signature jewelry piece. Watches inspire feelings in me the way I often see diamonds inspire feelings in women. My most cherished material possession is a vintage heirloom tuning fork-regulated Bulova Accutron that had once been my great-grandfather Ben Bridge’s daily wristwatch. However, it […]

Bob’s Favorite Watch

I love watches and have quite a few. I guess you could say I inherited my love for watches. My grandfather, Sam Silverman, was a watchmaker who came to Seattle in 1912 and opened a small shop servicing pocket watches. I was born in Seattle in 1931, the third generation of a jewelry family. My […]

A Smartwatch v. A Traditional Watch: What’s Best For You?

In the past few years, smartwatches have taken off. Every brand, including some of our favorite watch groups, are getting into the smart game. We get it. We are used to having the world in the palm of our hands these days — why not put on our wrists too? Smartwatches do everything from let […]