Friday, November 20, 2015
Love. Is it just a feeling? Is it a commitment? Is it both and so much more? Well, nobody can truly express in words the deep-seated feeling that has existed since time immemorial. Love too has been expressed in many different ways and in many different times. But one symbol that is almost as eternal as love is the circle. It signifies no beginning and no end. It is the emblem of a union that, against all odds, will continue to live on forever. Swiss company Furrer Jacot understands this symbolism, maybe, much better than anyone. The company creates every piece individually as it understands how love is experienced differently by individual. Furrer Jacot wedding rings and bands designs portrays subtle elegant purity that is associated with undying love. Collections and styles such as Ringdividuell, Magiques and Sculptures offers different takes on human personality. You'll be sure to find what's truly yours in Furrer Jacot's collections.
Visit Shreve & Co. in Palo Alto, California for your Furrer Jacot rings.
The world is full of symbols. We function herein with the luxury of having representations to aid help us improve many of our undertakings and our relationships. And it is in our relationships that we get our strengths to push on, to give and to further love; and also to remember. This is why the symbols that enhance this aspect of our lives should also be as strong as what they represent. For love, we want to symbolize it through gifts that have the same property as our feelings and how we value our significant others. Beauty, elegance, endlessness, passion, and respect among others. We want to encapsulate these in tokens that we can touch, see and behold. This is why it is important to choose a maker of symbols that knows just how to do it. A maker that knows how to combine all those feelings in rings that will stand the test of time. One trusted maker of such symbolizing tokens is Mémoire.
See Mémoire pieces for yourself. Visit Shreve & Co. in Portland, Oregon.
As a fan of jewelry, I have always liked reading how these exquisite pieces have taken shaped. The last one I have looked into and wish to share with you is from one of best companies when it comes to craftsmanship -- Harry Kotlar. What's great about the Harry Kotlar approach is that the firm is a master of old world techniques which hardly changed in over half a millennium. This Old-World artistry is combined with modern sophistication to form pieces whose timelessness and timeliness just melts into all points in time. All starts with forging of gold or platinum - heated and shaped by hand. Then the stones are set also by hand in a masterful way. The carving and polishing are also done without the age of computers or digital techniques -- a tradition that was built by history and heritage. The product? Always a Harry Kotlar perfection.
See Harry Kotlar pieces firsthand at Shreve & Co. on Post Street, San Francisco.
100 is the perfect number. This is why it was chosen to be the namesake for a Roberto Coin collection of perfection. There are many pieces in the collection that one can give as a gift to a loved one or enjoy for herself. The elegant beauty in Cento pieces revolves around the unique cut of the diamond. With 100 facets, it is the most unique diamond that captures the ultimate fire of the diamond. Cento pieces range from pendants to necklaces and to rings. They can be worn with endless possibilities. I see myself wearing them in casual clothing, formal wears and even in a laid back staycation kind of way. Many women have enjoyed that extra level of fire and brilliance that Cento diamonds bring. They are laid out in beautifully crafted precious metals that enhances the look while making them comfortable to wear. The collection might be named Cento. But there's more than a hundred reasons why this collection is a go-to collection for gift-giving or, better yet indulging.
Cento is available at Shreve & Co. in Palo Alto, California.
Italian jewelry has always been regarded as high quality. Italy's rich history, tradition and culture is just bound to produce people that make beautiful pieces of art that one can wear on her body. One man that has always been regarded to be at the top of contemporary Italian jewelry design is Roberto Coin. The designer takes inspiration from Italian history and culture and captures them in pieces that evoke awe and deep connection. One collection that embodies liberation and freedom is the Tanaquilla. This is inspired by the Etruscan empress Tanaquil who is a cultural icon of freedom. The collection is elegant as always. It's pieces can all be worn together or as accents to other Roberto Coin jewelry. One favorite is the Collar with Brown Diamonds made out of 18k gold. Another eye catching piece is the Cuff with Brown Diamonds. Both pieces exudes an organic elegant charm fitting for Italian Royalty.
See this tantalizing creation from Roberto Coin and visit Shreve & Co. in Portland, Oregon.
Friday, November 13, 2015
A. Link in its early days started creating jewelry that do not highlight the designs of gold but the brilliance of the diamond. This philosophy is still carried to day and has helped set the company apart in the jewelry making industry. A. Link specializes in bringing your inner sparkle out for the world to see. It has become a company synonymous with the most brilliantly cut diamonds in the world. The precision, design and attention to detail enables A. Link to wow us with wonderful and brilliant pieces that are hard to take our eyes off of. Take the Round Brilliant Diamond Flower Pendant Necklace for instance. It features a small diamond flower pendant in 18k white gold with fifteen round brilliant cut diamonds. This is on a 16 inches chain necklace that is also in 18k white gold. Just talk about the brilliance and elegance that this piece offers.
See more of what A. Link can offer. Visit Shreve & Co. in Palo Alto, California.
Pushing a step ahead of what women want has always been the style of designer Penny Preville. But innovating and continuously creating does not mean that she abandons her own personal style. She believes in continuity and remains true to her design. She has her signature style that pervades every collection. She creates pieces that are strong and striking that turn the observers gaze towards the wearer. And this is the same story with her new collections like the Aquamarine Collection. One piece in the new Aquamarine collection is the Aquamarine Leaf. This piece is 18k Yellow Gold Diamond and Rose Cut Bangle Bracelet. It features Pave Diamond and Rose Cut Aquamarine accents. This piece has just that elegant and conservative yet sensual feel to it that every woman would fall in love with it.
See the Aquamarine Leaf firsthand at Shreve & Co. on Post Street, San Francisco.
Wellendorff has been a company that is known for the innovating and pushing the boundaries of jewelry making. With great concepts and well-executed engineering and craftsmanship. But Wellendorff is not just all about the craft but the company is also about the connection. In Wellendorff's Purple Collection, pieces are forged not just with magical precision but are forged to make a special bond with people and unforgettable moments. These pieces are made to be good luck charms, to keep special memories and even keepers of secrets. The pieces range from rings to earrings. Each look as if they come from magical places and found their own way to our realm. They were meant to help wearers radiate their own joy from within to sparkle and radiate vitality.
See this magical pieces for yourself. Visit Shreve & Co. in Portland, Oregon.
Kirk Kara's heritage started from 1890 as the firm gets designers and artisans to work together to create and capture beauty from different inspirations. One collection that draws from the beauty of nature is the Dahlia Collection. Dahlia has been named the to be the national flower of Mexico in 1963. The collection takes inspiration from this to create pieces that offer a unique yet understated beauty that flows naturally. Every piece off the collection is intricately designed with milgrain edges, marquise leaves, floral details and fresh colors - reminding the wearer and the beholder of spring in bloom.
Pieces from this collection show a design aesthetic that emphasizes the pureness of nature itself. See the Dahlia Collection up close. Visit Shreve & Co. in Palo Alto, California.
Martin Flyer has always been a brand that is known to help couples kindle and rekindle their love. It has been a company that has been present in many love stories for couples around the country. But this is not where the Martin Flyer service ends. Now, Martin Flyer sets its sight on just you. Martin Flyer now offers wonderful fashion designs that you will not want to take off - designs that you can wear everyday and in every situation. All of the fashion pieces are still made with that promised Martin Flyer quality that tops the industry. Take the Splash Collection for instance. They too resemble the famous Martin Flyer stacker bands but with a great fun and playful twist having diamonds and gyms carefully lining the outer part of the bands. These are great to pair with both casual and smart casual clothing and if you are daring and creative, you might get them to work in black tie events.
Check the new Fashion Collections from Martin Flyer out. Shreve & Co. is an official dealer for Martin Flyer. Visit Shreve & Co. in Portland, Oregon.
Friday, November 06, 2015
David Yurman has always been known to be an artist. He has been engaging in the creation of different design ranges that evoke flat-out edgy to simply cute. But even with this wide range of designs, the brand still retains that unique David Yurman charm and elegance of playful sophistication. This playfulness can be seen in David Yurman's Bubblegum Pinky Rings collection. Pink Rings have been emblems for aristocracy for ages and David Yurman made these modern so many can join the David Yurman royalty. David Yurman Pinky Rings range from sculpted cable designs to Pave ones. But nothing is more playful than the Bubblegum Pinky Rings in limited edition. The collection boasts of five fun colors and each is irresistibly scented. There is one made of turquoise resin infused with fragrance oil set in 18k yellow gold called Cotton Candy. Others are called Grape, Bubblegum, Licorice and Peppermint. All are made with resin infused with different fragrance.
Get some of these David Yurman playful pieces for yourself or loved ones. Get them at Shreve & Co. in Portland, Oregon.
Carrera y Carrera is known for being one of the thirty most prestigious jewelry companies in the whole world. It has achieved this reputaiton because of its rich tradition of exceptional craftsmanship and creativity. Carrera Y Carrera remains an icon of luxury to this day because of the unique style it offers in every piece - mixing gold and precious stones and making them come to life. One of the Carrera Y Carrera collections of note is the Circulos de Fuego. This collection is mostly made up of dragon designs - universal symbols of strength and power. Carrera Y Carrera craftsmen bring these mythical beasts to life using precious metals, gems and gold.
The collection boasts of many jewelry pieces such as earrings, pendants and rings. All of which are intricately imagined, designed and executed bringing out the best of all the materials to bring out the best from the wearer.
The Circulos de Fuego collection is available at Shreve & Co. in Palo Alto, California.
A. Jaffe carries with it a 120 year heritage of great craftsmanship and timeless design. Every piece is built with exceptional beauty and also, comfort in mind. The company's signature design has this subtle squaring of the shank that minimizes the twisting and gives the wearer a different kind of comfort not offered by other brands. Each piece is given diligent care and effort. Every piece takes up around 80 hours to complete. This painstaking process ensures perfection in every aspect of every piece. A. Jaffe has been known for bridal pieces but this specialization crosses over well to fine jewelry. One of its fine jewelry collections is aptly called "One of a Kind". In this series, the company celebrates craft and tradition by making special pieces that only one person in the world can enjoy wearing. One eye-catching piece from this series is the Magnolia Ring with a Pink Diamond.
See A. Jaffe pieces firsthand at Shreve & Co. on Post Street, San Francisco.
Humans have had a deep fascination with pearls. They have been symbols of purity, beauty and elegance since we can remember. But one man's passion for pearls have been found to be greater than others. That man was Kokichi Mikimoto. And even he has passed away a long time ago in 1954, his passion lives on through a brand that bears the same name - Mikimoto. Having succeeded as the first man to produce the first cultured pearl, his dream lives on as the house of Mikimoto continues to discover beautiful pearls and mixes the their intrinsic beauty with other precious metals to produce pearl-based jewelry that any woman would be proud to be adorned with. Pieces range from necklaces, pendants, earrings, rings and brooches. Mikimoto even offers male jewelry such as cuff-links and tie holders.
See more of Mikimoto's passion that continues to live on with the brand that he founded. Visit at Shreve & Co. in Portland, Oregon for your Mikimoto pearl jewelry pieces.
Piaget has made its name because of its innovations in watchmaking. It has pushed the boundaries of what the watch should be like and what the watch can be. But even in the most conventional Piaget pieces, the brand still manages to stand out from the many. This is because creativity and design is valued as much as precision and accuracy. The brand manages to do this by having an in-house creation studio housing an eight-man team of designers who have a free reign in the creation of new models. This eight-man team conceives about a hundred new watch references every year. With a development time of nearly one year for every watch, this statistic give us an idea of the quality of the creativity that flows in the studio. From the first designs, 3D modeling, prototypes and the final model, these designers work closely with engineers to make these fantastic pieces from imagination into tangible pieces of art that one can wear on his or her wrist.
See Piaget pieces firsthand. Visit Shreve & Co. in Palo Alto, California.
Friday, October 30, 2015
Bell & Ross is a unique brand among the unique brands in the luxury watchmaking industry. The company is in a constant quest for excellence with a design philosophy that stays true to its core. The aesthetic appeal of the company's timepieces come from a four-pronged design principle - optimal water resistance, highly accurate Swiss mechanical movements, clear visual indicators that take inspirations form aircraft instrument panels and special functions intended for special uses. Mixing rugged appeal and true functionality is an elegance on its own and this is what Bell & Ross pieces are known for. One piece that exhibits this expertise in this uniqueness is the BR-X1 Carbone Forge. This piece is both lightweight and extremely strong. The watch is made of a high-tech composite material that is used in the aeronautical and space industry. See and touch the BR-X1 Carbone Forge for yourself. It has a density of 1.5 compared to 8 for steel but with the hardness of 400 HV compared to steel which is scored around 200 HV.
BR-X1 Carbone Forge is available at Shreve & Co. in Portland, Oregon.
Patek Philippe is widely known to be one of the best watchmaking companies in the world. It has a rich heritage that spans for more than a century and a half. Patek Philippe timepieces had been worn by many people of distinction such as Pope Pius IX and Queen Victoria. To put it simply, Patek Philippe is watchmaking royalty. Today, the company does not stop in creating eye-catching engineering marvels. This 2015, the company unveiled many new models and one of these is a Rose Gold model of the Ladies Complications collection. This beauty has a 38mm rose gold case that runs on the Caliber 324 S QA LU mechanical self-winding movement. The case is set with 141 diamonds and the crow set with 14 diamonds. It also showcases a silvery sunburst dial and beautiful gold applied materials. It comes with an alligator strap with square scales and a prong buckle. The piece is a great new take on the classic having taken a contemporary form while preserving its very essence.
See the model yourself. Visit Shreve & Co. in Palo Alto, California.
Officine Panerai, the well-respected Swiss watch manufacturer, has been releasing special editions every year. This 2015, we have been treated with many models and takes on classic icons such as the Mare Nostrum, Luminor, and Radiomir. One of these is the Lo Scienziato - Radiomir 1940 Tourbillon. It sports the classic Radiomir 1940 case with a diameter of 48mm in polished red gold. Its functions include hours, minutes, small seconds, GMT, 24h indicator, Power Reserve indicator on back and Tourbillon. What's eye-catching about this piece is that it has a see-through sapphire crystal that showcases the beautiful movement. The movement is a skeleton hand-wound mechanical that has been executed entirely by Panerai. It is 10.05 mm thick with 31 jewels with a power reserve of 6 days. It is made up of 277 components and they are there to appreciate and see.
2015 is indeed a good year for Officine Panerai collectors. Check the Lo Scienziato out at Shreve & Co. in Portland, Oregon.
Montres Corum Sàrl is better known as Corum, a Swiss watchmaker based in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Canton of Neuchâtel. The company was founded in 1955 and is known worldwide by many watch and luxury enthusiasts as a company who promises and produces high-quality and premiumly priced watches - a lot of which are in limited editions. The company has produced many iconic and historic watches - pieces that have pushed the boundaries of beauty and technical expertise further. No watch collection is complete without a Corum or two. One of these pieces is the Coin Watch without the back cover. It sports an ultra thin movement set in an authentic gold $20 Double Eagle Coin - a model worn by US Presidents and other prominent personalities. Also, in 1976, it has produced the Rolls-Royce featuring no numerals but only a Rolls-Royce grill as the dial. This is only one of iconic pieces that the brand has produced.
Corum is never a bad choice to add in your dazzling collections. Corum is available at Shreve & Co. on Post Street, San Francisco.
Longines has a great distinguished tradition that from the start has built an international reputation on great timepieces that are undeniably both beautiful intrinsically and their style. The brand has always moved the markers of beauty and elegance and one collection that continues to drop jaws around the world is the Longines Master Collection. Because of the success of this collection, the company has now added some models in pink and yellow gold, with black dials and new sizes. One iconic model from the collection features a stainless steel case with a transparent back with sapphire crystal. The dial is silver "barleycorn" with blue hands pointing to painted Arabic numerals. It is powered by the L678 self winding mechanical chronograph moon phase movement with 48 hours of power reserve. This model, along with any piece from the collection, shows the not just elegance but a Longines elegance.
Find the Master Collection over at Shreve & Co. in Palo Alto, California.