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Exclusive to Razny Jewelers! We provide a guarantee of satisfaction with every purchase, combing the earth to find beautiful and brilliant conflict-free diamonds. Working with only the most skilled artisans, we ensure each ring is crafted to last a lifetime. Learn more about this complimentary service and our Lifetime Diamond Upgrade Program!

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Chicago: 312-663-8500

Addison: 630-932-4900

Highland Park: 847-432-5300

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In-House Watch Repair

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Our watchmakers are devoted to advancing the science of keeping time with state-of-the-art technology and equipment. Repairs and restorations are performed in-house by our SAWTA and WOSTEP certified technicians in our watch repair center. Visit any of our four locations for assistance.

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Razny Vault

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Being in this industry for over six decades, we’ve come across more than a few breathtaking gems and inimitable custom designs. Periodically, we’ll excavate the finest works from our vault and present them to our guests for a limited time, at a tremendous value! Shop our current collection of one-of-a-kind pieces before they’re gone forever!

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Exclusive shopping parties, designer appearances, celebrations, and family fun! Don’t miss the next Razny Jewelers event! Stay up-to-date with our easy to follow calendar.

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Staff Picks of the Week: Katherine’s Favorite Cartier Timepieces

A Little History on a Historic Watchmaker At Razny Jewelers, our staff appreciates fine jewelry and luxury timepieces as much as our clients do. In this series, Staff Picks of the Week, team members get the rare chance to share with us the pieces that speak to them personally. Visit Razny Jewelers to try on

A Little History on a Historic Watchmaker

Staff Member Picks of the Week

A Little History on a Historic Watchmaker

At Razny Jewelers, our staff appreciates fine jewelry and luxury timepieces as much as our clients do. In this series, Staff Picks of the Week, team members get the rare chance to share with us the pieces that speak to them personally.
Visit Razny Jewelers to try on any of the items shown below.

Staff Pick of the Week: Cartier Timepieces

Cartier Forever

Whether you know a little or a lot about Cartier, you’ll find Katherine’s passion for the brand contagious. “There is a history with Cartier, a story. That iconic past appeals to collectors.” says the Highland Park jewelry expert.

Well-versed in the contemporary style of big-faced watches, Katherine is clearly also an aficionado of the old. “In my opinion, there are two spectrums: A collector either starts with a new watch and exhausts all of their options in the new industry or they begin their collection with vintage.” Both roads, it seems, lead to vintage but not all watchmakers can stand the test of time. For Cartier, however, eternal designs and intriguing details are a specialty.

“The Tank, for example, has always been one of the most iconic pieces, influencing other watchmakers over time,” says Katherine. It’s true. Louis Cartier created the Tank in 1917. Since then, many have tried to replicate its supremely elegant design.

“Moving on to the Ballon Bleu,” she continues, “This is one of the only watches from Cartier that doesn’t have a [traditional] story. Cartier went to their designer and said, ‘we need more round watches.’ The result was a perfectly over-the-top model which we now know as the Ballon Bleu. All the links are rounded. The case is rounded. There’s a rounded crown guard over the round crown. The case itself is almost a bubble so what you’re feeling is a very comfortable timepiece on your wrist. This gives it a timeless look.”

Staff Pick of the Week: Cartier Timepieces

Iconic Jewelry. Serious Timepieces.

How does a brand create a piece that never goes out of style? “Cartier does such a fabulous job with that,” says Katherine. “If you look at the Roadster or the Pasha, these are some of the watches that we’re still getting calls about for new pieces.” Unfortunately, neither model is currently in production.

How seriously does a house, famous for jewelry, take its timepiece? Katherine lets us know — very seriously! “They have two factories that are exclusively dedicated to their in-house movements. It’s also really cool that their head watchmaker is a womon.” Yes, that is cool. “Over the past few years we’ve seen them really focus on their men’s collections. We now have the Calibre de Cartier, which has been very popular, and the Calibre de Cartier Diver, which is an extension of the original collection. I think they wanted to show the world just how serious they are about watchmaking.”

Staff Pick of the Week: Cartier Timepieces

“I also love the versatility found in Cartier. You can quickly customize the strap and bracelet on virtually any of their entry level models. This allows the wearer to really make it their own.”

To see all Katherine’s favorites and more, visit Razny Jewelers in Highland Park today!

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