Friday, September 27, 2013
The Aerospace timepiece by aviation-focused watch brand Breitling is a model of efficiency. The carefully organized and matched functions of the chronograph give it a peerless functionality that stands out among professional flyers and great travelers. The multiple features of Aerospace include a 1/100th second chronograph, 2nd time zone, countdown, alarm and audible time signal indications. They are all arranged in user-friendly logic and all uniquely controlled by the crown. All operations and adjustments are controlled by simply rotating, pressing or pushing the sleek B-embossed crown of the timepiece. Breitling’s remarkable reinvention of aviation-friendly functionality is equipped with a particularly effective NVG-compatible display backlighting, conveniently sized hands for readability, and an ultra high performance SuperQuartz™ movement that surpasses standard quartz accuracy ten folds. The sophisticated Aerospace case comes in classic red gold or titanium – a material long coveted in the aeronautical field.
Check out Aerospace and other incredible Breitling watches at authorized retailer Shreve & Co. on Post Street in San Francisco.
The Saxonia Annual Calendar Platinum by the Dresden based watch manufacturer A. Lange and Sohne is a modern-classical German watchmaking masterpiece. The reliably durable platinum round case measures a comfortable 38.5mm diameter, making it just the right size for a subtle and sophisticated dress piece. The simple black leather strap and the anti-reflective coated silver dial makes the piece the perfect complement to casual or dressed up attire. But of course, an in the case of every timepiece by the seasoned German brand, Saxonia bears has an equally impressive substance as its form. The calendar watch is composed of nearly 500 individual parts and 43 jewels, and is powered by the Lange Reference L.0851 movement with 46 hours reserve. The movement uses an 18k solid gold bidirectional rotor with lever escapement to power its annual calendar complications, displayed on the sleek dial as familiar subsidiary registers – the subsecond, moonphase, and the month and day calendars.
A. Lange & Sohne pulls off another functionality and form equilibrium with this timepiece, available at Shreve & Co in Portland Oregon.
Renowned artist Alex Sepkus has a unique take on his chosen craft. "when I design a piece of jewelry, it is as if I am writing a book." The renegade Lithuanian-born jewelry maker writes his chapters with shapes and textures instead of words. Famous for his intricate miniscule designs, Alex Sepkus weaves unique and interest-piquing stories using geometric patterns and bizarre details etched on gold under the aid of microscopes. The vibrant colored stones and hair-thin etchings are crafted hand in hand with the master by no more than 17 seasoned artists based in the company's New York workshops. They are such a small, elite crowd producing exquisite jewels that are loved the world over. This is just another one of the admirable oddities of Alex Sepkus. Even in the production process, he is less interested in making commonplace and mass-produced adornments than in making works of art that all bear an exciting tale to share.
Shreve & Co. in Palo Alto is an authorized dealer for Alex Sepkus.
“Work on your strong qualities and become resplendent like the ruby,” the 13th-century Persian poet Rumi once remarked. Suna Brothers makes the quote come alive with its wide collection of resplendent ruby jewelries. The brand’s new Ruby Dragonfly Pin is indeed stunning with over 2 carats of brilliant rubies and diamond stones. Set on 18k yellow gold and lovely in its dainty scarlet design, the dragonfly piece is only one of the brand’s impressive contemporary jewelry creations. With more than 70 years in the jewelry making industry, the New York-based jewelry making company prides itself in crafting elegant modern classics using rare precious stones and unique designs.
Rediscover the passionate radiance of precious gems like the ruby with Suna Brothers, available at Shreve & Co in Palo Alto – authorized retailer for luxury
jewelries like Suna Brothers.
The vitality and spirituality of the Indian shores is the driving inspiration behind Marco Bicego’s popular Goa collection. The Italian jewelry manufacturer, established and headed by the gregarious globe-trotting artist Marco Bicego, takes inspiration from different cultures and landscapes and recreates them into contemporary and sophisticated everyday jewelry. Goa collection’s strong and modern lines were conceived from the awe-inspiring ethereal shores of the Indian Ocean. Crisp flattened coils fashioned from hand-etched white, yellow or rose gold are crisscrossed in a flowing design to emulate the calm yet pulsating white shores. Carefully placed diamonds sparkle noticeably like the lively foams of the sea’s rushing waves. Steeped with the brand’s iconic organic design, Marco Bicego’s Goa gold bands provide a refreshing way to glamorize your everyday outfit.
Check them out at Shreve & Co. on Post Street in San Francisco.
John Hardy is a maker of Asian-inspired designer jewelry based in the hearth of the island of Bali. Surrounded by a wonderful natural setting, creativity flows in abundance at the John Hardy eco-friendly workshop. Head Designer Guy Bedarida ceaselessly stirs the brand into greater heights of artistry with his modern oriental designs. Each piece is steeped with the cultural heritage and natural beauty of its island home. The Batu Dot Morocco Chandelier Earrings is a part of the brand’s Dot collection, drawing inspiration from ancient form of granulation method employed by Bali’s traditional jewelry making art. The piece shows off its elegant yet casual form with striking turquoise stones the color of clear blue skies and tranquil seas set in expertly handcrafted twisted knot and dot design. Light and casual, the piece gives a new shade of life to your day to day grind.
Check out John Hardy’s Dot and other collections at Shreve & Co. in Portland Oregon.
The ornate medieval design and the rows of beautiful Crisscut cushion diamonds of Christopher Design’s classic necklace is surely a show-stopper. Show-stopping may sound like an overstatement to others, but it is the norms at Christopher Designs, maker of sophisticated diamond bridal rings and designer jewelry that bear the famous Crisscut pattern. The brand, established by Polish immigrant designer Christopher Slowinsky and holder of multiple patterns, is reputed for its unique crisscrossed configuration that results in an amazing extra number of facets and delicately scalloped border on each stone. The 18k white gold necklace, a remarkable classical rendition of a gorgeous wide collar in 18k white gold and topnotch grade diamond stones. The charming necklace naturally solicits admiring looks for its expert build and daring – not to mention glamorous – creativity.
Find out more about this jewelry piece and other Christopher Designs jewelry pieces at authorized dealer Shreve & Co. in Palo Alto.
Friday, September 20, 2013
Creative Director of famed jewelry house Garrard & Co and eponymous founder of the revolutionary designer jewelry manufacturing company, the young Stephen Webster from Kent, South England is becoming a living legend in the jewelry making industry. The name is a familiar favorite among Hollywood stars and music celebrities, from Elton John to Pink to Christina Aguillera, and is frequently featured in style magazines such as InStyle. This year, Stephen celebrates the continuously growing fame of the brand, not only among stars but also among jewelers themselves and the society as a whole. On top of being featured – again - as one of Professional Jewelers’ Top 100, the acclaimed designer also received his MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) from His Royal Highness Prince Charles for his services and contribution to the training and skills of Britain’s jewelry industry. When you get your hands on a Stephen Webster piece, you know you are holding a work of the world’s best.
Find Stephen Webster’s creations at Shreve & Co. in Palo Alto.
The Michael M. logo is a signature of a true artist who has the innate sense for elegance and style. Prior to the birth of the brand in 2008, Michael Meksian had already built a solid 25-year career as a designer in the gold manufacturing industry. His burning desire was to create high-end bridal and fashion collections using the finest diamonds and choicest platinum and gold; precious tokens of invaluable and enduring sentiments such as passion and elegance. Persistent in his pursuit for beauty, Michael M. is now one of the leading diamond jewelry makers in the industry, with more than 200 authorized retailers in the country. Intricate and enduring, each jewelry piece is 100% handcrafted in Michael M.’s Los Angeles workshop, under the keen eyes and skillful hands of seasoned jewelers and artisans.
Find the brand’s elegant rings and jewelry pieces at authorized dealer Shreve & Co. in Portland, Oregon.
Diamonds should never be ordinary. This is the tenet in creating jewelry that the New York-based design house Kwiat holds on to. For more than a century, the family-owned company has stayed true to its commitment of converging skillful craftsmanship and innovative design to unfailingly produce unforgettable and extraordinary diamond creations. The brand’s distinctively classic and fashionable elegance springs from the perfect assemblage of devotion, artistry, techniques and technology seasoned by generation after generation of passionate and competitive Kwiats. From the regal Star and Moonlight, to the casually sophisticated Diamond String, the fun and colorful Stackables and the trendy and modern Lynx – every Kwiat collection is a telling window to the simply brilliant world of Kwiat.
Discover the dazzling Kwiat world at Shreve & Co. on Post Street in San Francisco – authorized retailer for Kwiat.
Love is one of those worthwhile things in life, so love intensely. And when choosing the jewelry to embody that love, find the diamonds with the same brilliance and intensity. Hearts on Fire diamonds, the “World’s Most Perfectly Cut Diamonds” shine with that unwavering dazzle from flawlessly cut stones and expertly crafted elegance. The Hearts on Fire diamonds are cut with precision using cutting edge technology, including 100x magnification that is 10 times more accurate than the industry average. The company also works with the most talented artists, including Ilaria Lanzoni from Italy, to create contemporary and glamorous designs that perfectly show off the extraordinary dazzling fire from each rock, from the most intricate melee to the eye-grabbing central stones in different settings. Hearts on Fire burns with passion in craftsmanship, in cut and in elegant design.
Find Hearts on Fire at authorized dealer Shreve & Co. in Palo Alto.
This year, Italian-based jewelry brand Chimento is just one anniversary away from celebrating 50 years of excelling at what it does best – “looking into the hearts of women and capturing their desires.” Each Chimento piece is born to embody the multi-faceted passions of a modern Venus. Chimento’s various collections of fine luxury jewelry seamlessly combine contemporary design and classic style, just the right pieces for ladies who love to spice up their day with lovely jewelry. The brand’s innovative designs and materials, inspired by people and themes that are close to the female heart, excitingly recreate jewelry in original shapes, textures and passionate expressions. Let the world see her beautiful heart packaged in high-grade precious metal and elegant gemstones crafted expertly by Chimento – the name that knows the heart of women.
Check them out at Shreve & Co. in Portland Oregon – authorized retailer for Chimento.
“Under the sea, under the sea, darling it’s better down where its wetter, take it from me...” sang the famous Disney crab named Sebastian. Surely, Aaron Basha agrees. One look at the Sealife Charms collection of the famous Manhattan-based luxury jewelry manufacturer reminds you of your easy and carefree days as a child building sand castles along the beach and getting entranced by the vibrant hustle-and-bustle underneath the water’s surface. Like the brand’s bestselling baby shoe charms, the sea life collection is designed to celebrate the delights and wonders of children and childhood memories. The precious ornaments are handcrafted in 18 gold and delicately coated with colorful enamel and overlaid with diamonds and other gems. Each youthful charm or ensemble is meant to be a special gift or heirloom piece for children of all ages. Rediscover the joys of seaside adventures with Aaron Basha’s Sealife collection.
Find them at Shreve & Co. on Post Street in San Francisco – authorized retailer for luxury jewelry like Aaron Basha.
Uncompromised quality and timeless elegance – this is the Mémoire promise. Mémoire, the US-based manufacturer of luxury engagement rings and wedding bands, specializes in making platinum and 18 k gold classic and durable bridals. The company‘s diamonds are micrograded by a staff GIA graduate gemologist before they are approved to be set in any Mémoire piece, ensuring maximum brilliance and fire with every stone. With precious metal mountings subjected to the the brand‘s outstanding hot extrusion process and laser cut for clean and exact measurements, Mémoire‘s Petite Prong mountings are the considered the finest in the industry. Seasoned artisans armed with modern equipment design and craft customizable rings that are not clean and classic, yet exquisite and deeply personal. At Mémoire, timeless elegance is matched with remarkable craftsmanship and life-long endurance.
Find Mémoire at Shreve & Co. in Palo Alto – an authorized dealer for Mémoire.
Sunday, September 15, 2013
Noted diamond jewelry maker Harry Kotlar believes that “A profound and eternal love deserves a symbol of breathtaking beauty.” And so, since 1948 the family-owned enterprise has been fashioning stunning handcrafted jewelries out of high-grade platinum and precious stones especially diamonds. One of Kotlar’s pride is its Kotlar Cushion cut, the brand’s own modern interpretation of the old-time favorite diamond cut. With sixty one facets arranged to maximize the fire and natural beauty of the stone, Kotlar’s Cushion is proudly the world’s most brilliant cushion cut diamonds. Featured on many of Harry Kotlar’s hand-carved sculptural settings, the Kotlar Cushion is always a piece of beauty that perfectly symbolizes a profound eternal love.
Check out Harry Kotlar at authorized retailer Shreve & Co. in Portland, Oregon.
Swiss designer jewelry manufacturer Furrer-Jacot wears a style of contemporary sophistication perfected by 150 year-old heritage of expert and creative craftsmanship. The long years of crafting custom-made jewelry, exclusive bridals, and eternity rings has developed for the company the highest standards and distinctive production methods, coupled with innovative designs that constantly keeps pace with the fashion of the times. As an acclaimed jewelry brand with a worldwide presence, Furrer-Jacot continues to surprise and awe the crowd with its modern designs created by designs director Lucas Ruppli. Whether gorgeous wedding rings inspired by golden rice stalks or more non-tradition carbon fiber wedding rings, Furrer-Jacot rings pieces are adorable and noticeable anytime and anywhere.
Check them out at Shreve & Co. in Portland Oregon.
The Cento diamond by celebrated Italian jewelry designer Roberto Coin is a tribute to the sophistication of high fashion. Cento means “hundred” – a hundred facets of the designer’s vibrant personality and trendsetting creativity. The master jewelry designer stays true to his principle of individuality, employing the “art of being different” even with the way he cuts his diamonds. Roberto Coin’s signature Cento pattern is designed with a hundred facets per stone, double the 57 to 58 for generic round cuts. This means each Cento stone, carefully mounted on the brand’s special jewelry pieces, dazzles with extra fire and brilliance that effortlessly invited admiring glances whether as a solitaire engagement ring, an elegant pendant or as a lovely pair of earrings.
Find the finest Cento diamond jewelry from Roberto Coin at Shreve & Co. on Post Street in San Francisco.
The start of a new adventure always brings about a tinge of excitement and exhilaration. This is what Italy’s top jewelry manufacturer Roberto Coin captures in its new Primavera collection. The precious and thin interwoven strands of the gold pieces, enhanced by bands of brilliant diamonds, evoke the lively gait of the spring messengers of the sun. The comfortable fit of the collection’s bracelets, thanks to their elastic gold structure, adds a warmth of easy and casual pleasure to the wearer. The intricate pattern of the precious metal’s woven design, held at one point by a diamond studded band, gives off a glow of elegance to the whole piece. The New Primavera is a collection for every woman who plunges headlong into each new adventure without the sacrifice of elegance and personal style.
Check out the collection from Roberto Coin at Shreve & Co. in Portland, Oregon.
A favorite among connoisseurs for their unique vibrance and consistent quality and size, the beauty of A. Link diamonds is truly in their brilliance. From the company’s diamond jewelry classics to its grand and rare masterpieces, A. Link utilizes only the choicest “60/60” diamonds, cut with the same measure for table and depth to maximize the diameter and weight and optimize the brilliance of each stone. The past generations of the Link family who established the company in 1904 were experts in platinum jewelry craftsmanship and diamond stone fabrication. Still family-operated, the company today continues to create elegant and timeless diamond jewelry that shine not only with their brilliant diamonds but also with their enduring elegance and timeless beauty.
Find the most dazzling engagement rings, wedding bands, heirloom pieces and fashionable jewelry from A. Link at authorized retailer Shreve & Co. on Post Street in San Francisco.
Purple is said to be the color of royalty and nobility, good judgment and spirituality. Premier German jewelry manufacturer Wellendorff embodies all these qualities in its new Purple Collection. The versatile collection features elegant, joy-instilling pieces that offer up to nine different combinations in a single jewelry. The purple enamel and white diamond and gold exude an elegant and cooling air, warmed by the rotating ring’s yellow gold undertones. The purple streaks around the diamond-studded pendant provide a new dimension of lively brilliance to the regal collection. Vivid and vibrant, Wellendorff’s Purple Collection also captures the joy and strength offered by special people and special memories.
Let her shine out with royal elegance and flowing joy with the Purple Collection pieces from Wellendorff, available at authorized dealer Shreve and Co. in Palo Alto.
There is a touch of our passions embedded in everything we do. Modern jewelry designer Penny Preville’s fascination with the timeless and elegant classic designs is fused delicately into her contemporary pieces. Famed for its vintage designs reinvented with modern touches, Penny Preville’s namesake jewelry brand enjoys immense popularity among women of all ages. The Platinum Juliet ring from the Leaf Collection seamlessly blends modern trends with the undying classics. The platinum semi mounting that features a classic four prong setting is inspired by the timeless tale of love and passion. The shank is accented with bold yet smooth and flowing organic design that beautifully highlights its brilliant diamond stone that sits elegantly on the precious metal mounting.
Find more of Penny Preville’s enchanting designs at Shreve & Co in Portland Oregon – authorized retailer for Penny Preville.
Saturday, September 07, 2013
Martin Flyer’s FlyerFit collection addresses more than one challenge for proposing men and would-be spouses, namely finding the right set of rings that jive with their personality, making the most of the investment in terms of elegance and value, and eliminating that dreaded gap between the engagement ring and the wedding band. Martin Flyer has helped many grateful clients through the process of ring selection since the brand’s inception in 1945. The company has a wide array of intricately designed diamond rings bearing GIA graded stones, all categorized into Martin Flyer’s own Five Classifications of Bridals. Deeply personal and unique, the pieces exude individual charm that comes only from masterful strokes of craftsmen seasoned in the creation of breathtakingly elegant jewelry. The FlyerFit is not only elegant, they also display a beautiful unity between the engagement ring and wedding band, as they are especially designed to fit together snugly as one ring just as marriage is designed to make two differently beautiful people as one.
Check out Martin Flyer at Shreve & Co. in Portland Oregon.
There is no shortcut to perfection; there is no substitute for passion. These are the two things that built the respected name of Kirk Kara in the diamond jewelry industry. Established by the enterprising Kara family in New York 120 years ago, the brand is among the top manufacturers of elegant luxury bridal rings in the world. In 2013, the company celebrates its 6th consecutive year of winning the coveted Jewelers Choice Award for bridal jewelry. A feat that only a seasoned company completely passionate about what it is doing could achieve. The remarkably excellent craftsmanship which has been passed down to four generations remains evident in the intricate details of each design and the careful rendering of each piece.
Check out the brand’s wide array of classic and contemporary diamond rings at authorized retailer Shreve & Co with store location at Palo Alto.
Creativity is a never-ending cycle. One spark of inspiration begets an art form that in turn begets another. This is the case of David Yurman’s latest selection of luxury jewelry. The Willow Collection is inspired by David and wife Sybil’s frequent walks around a dreamy hidden pond near their quaint country home. Willow branches swayed languidly like graceful dancers around the smooth waters of the pond. The contemplative mood of the setting pushed David to write a haiku, which in turn materialized into a new design for David Yurman’s high-end jewelry collections. The eponymous brand’s signature cable design finds a fresh twist as it reinterprets the lovely delicacy of the willows. The twisted helix is reinvented as strands of thin coils that are fanned out into feathery fronds and dusted at the tip with diamonds. The airy lightness and striking irregularity reflects the perfect asymmetry of nature that has inspired many wonderful creations.
Check out the Willow Collection at Shreve & Co. at Post Street in San Francisco – authorized dealer for David Yurman.
Have a penchant for gorgeous jewelry pieces? Leading jewelry manufacturer Carrera y Carrera crafts rare gold jewelry pieces steeped with passion and depth. Spain’s leading name in the jewelry industry captures the romance and warm, exotic air of its country in the brand’s jewelry collections. The majestic white gold and blue topaz Reina ring from the new Tesoros del Imperio collection is a dainty expression of regal sophistication. The pulsating textures and curves of the Ruedo collection emulate the exciting motions and colors of a bullfighter’s ring. The fluid lines remind the wearer – and intrigued onlookers – of the flowing movements of a matador’s cape. Diamonds and warm gold capture the glinting rays of the sun that dance over the excited aficionados around the unfolding scene. Another interesting collection is the Mediterraneo, with its graceful interplay of white gold and diamonds that hint of the lovely scenes in the Spanish coast.
Find out more of these collections and bring your own piece home when you visit Shreve & Co. on Post Street in San Francisco.
A. Jaffe has been the go-to name for elegant bridals and fashionable luxury jewelry since 1892. What keeps the brand on top of the industry is not one big trade secret but many essential strengths combined together and seasoned by years of experience in diamond jewelry making. A. Jaffe’s meticulous standards in diamond selection is matched by the company’s excellent manufacturing procedures and crafting techniques. The brand ensured flawless execution on every piece with the use of cutting edge microscopic and optical instruments, and maintains as many as 9 checkpoints in its manufacturing cycle. Extra comfort is a guaranteed portion of the package, with A. Jaffe’s hypoallergenic, 100% nickel-free 18k gold mountings and shanks that are especially designed for comfortable and long-term wear. All rings come with a reassuring lifetime warranty, as well as an exceptional customization perks that ensures you get the most value and personal satisfaction out of your precious investment.
Find A. Jaffe at Shreve & Co. in Palo Alto – authorized dealer for A. Jaffe.
In the elegant pearl jewelry industry, the house of Mikimoto is synonymous with superior quality and unparalleled beauty. Established by enterprising Japanese pearl king Kokichi Mikimoto, the brand proudly bears a heritage of innovation and pioneering spirit. It was Kokichi who first succeeded in culturing the perfect spherical Akoya pearl in the early 1900s. This paved the way for the vibrant industry of pearls and pearl jewelry. The timelessly classic and deeply symbolic gems used to adorn only the necks of the most regal royalties in the world, such as Cleopatra of the Nile. Thanks to Mikimoto, the beauty of nature’s gift from the sea is now a luxury available as a special adornment for every woman, just as Mikimoto always aspired for. A century and a score of years after its establishment, Mikimoto still cultures the most exquisite and delicate pearl gems in its quaint pearl farm in Japan and continues as one of the world’s sources for the finest pearls.
Browse through the classic and contemporary designs of Mikimoto pearls at Shreve & Co in Portland, Oregon – authorized retailer for Mikimoto.
Nobody delivers thin-movements like Piaget. The prime Swiss haute horlogerie company, which has been designing, developing and producing its own in-house movements since 1874, has made a fascinating science out of the age-old craft of watch making. Acclaimed across the globe as the master of thin-movements, Piaget is the creator of the world’s thinnest tourbillon – and a complex flying tourbillon movement at that. Faithful to its heritage of overriding technical limits, the watch manufacturer continues to set new records that redefine luxury watches and movements. The brand’s specialist craftsmen and master watchmakers comply with the strictest specifications in producing components that are reduced to minimal dimensions, some of which are as thin as human hair. The Piaget team of experts, based in the company’s manufacture at La Côte-aux-Fées, carry out a long string of decorative and technical operations to put together impressive aesthetics and high functionality – including perpetual calendars, minute repeaters, and famous tourbillions.
Check out Piaget at authorized retailers such as Shreve & Co. at Post Street in San Francisco.