Friday, September 05, 2014
You’re probably aware of the diamond basics: carat, cut, and clarity. If you want to know more about diamonds the better to appreciate it, Kwiat shows you a more advanced assessment of the precious stone. The table is the flat face at the diamond’s top. In charts, you’ll see a table percentage, which indicates the proportion of the table to the diamond’s overall diameter. The girdle is the widest part of the diamond. A diamond chart benchmarks the girdle from thinnest to widest. Wider girdle is preferred because they’re stronger; in fact, finer diamonds even have facets in their girdle. Above the girdle is the crown and below the girdle is the pavilion. The depth is calculated by matching the diamond’s overall height against its widest diameter.
Kwiat is available at Shreve & Co. in Portland, Oregon.
Friday, August 01, 2014
You’re all glitzy and elegant in your black dress and Kwiat jewelry. All the VIPs are in attendance and you’re nervous how to strike a conversation. Relax. Here are some tips on how to do it during formal dinners. Think first what you’ll say and when you say it, pay close attention to the other person’s reaction. Be sincere about your topic; something you’re familiar with or has experienced, or something you genuinely feel passionate about, will be most handy. But be careful not to hog the talk. Listen also to what others are saying, and pick up their topic in relation to what you know. If you have really nothing in common to share, general conversations about the food, wine, music, fashion, or your jewelry will almost always work.
Kwiat is available at Shreve & Co. in Portland, Oregon.
Friday, June 20, 2014
Thinking of that perfectly luxurious engagement announcement? Start with a perfect diamond ring, a Kwiat. The Kwiat Vintage Rings offer a sophisticated line of truly rich designs and styles that no contemporary trends can match. The Lace diamond band in 18k white gold features graceful scrolls and squares that frame brilliant diamonds to create a lace pattern. Meanwhile, the Ruby and diamond ring in platinum presents layers of the gemstone with a scallop-like edge and surrounded by a classic rose cut diamond center. For a different luxurious aura, the Eros sapphire also in 18k white gold offers a center bright asscher cut blue sapphire surrounded by tiny blue sapphires and diamonds. Similarly, the Oval Onyx provides an elegant piece of diamonds around this rich black precious stone.
Kwiat is available at Shreve & Co. in Portland, Oregon.
Friday, May 16, 2014
Whether it’s your fifth, tenth, twentieth or golden anniversary, give her something that will remind her of your love. Here are some ideas. Make a personalized time capsule. Get a box and put essential items like tickets, receipts, old letters, cards, gifts, tees, etc. that at one point or another have represented a moment with her. Put a caricature of both of you in a personalized mug. If you can’t draw ask or pay someone to do it. Buy one of those books where you fill in the questions that chronicle your life together. It will be fun writing down the answers with her. Give her chocolates with strawberries for a touch of sensuality. Lastly, you can’t go wrong with luxury jewelry like a pair of Kwiat earrings.
Kwiat is available at Shreve & Co. on Post Street, San Francisco.
Friday, April 04, 2014
We love signature luxury jewelries because of their individuality. Each brand has a distinct appeal that exudes traits we’d like to align ourselves with. Why not take the individuality to the next level with your own initial crafted into the luxury jewelry? The Kwiat Initials Collection features your own name (initial only) in gleaming gold and illuminated by sparkling diamonds. You can wear it as a necklace pendant either as a single dangle to create a classy feel, or layer it with other initials for a fancy appeal. The Kwiat Initials Collection exudes the same elegance and luxury found in its vintage and classic lines, only this time, you get a little playful. After all, luxury can also be trivial without losing its grace and pose to be more interesting.
Kwiat is available at Shreve & Co. on Post Street, San Francisco.
Friday, February 21, 2014
There are people who are fascinated with jewelry pieces but hate wearing them. They are those that are simply not comfortable with foreign objects touching their skin. The solution: accessories that can be worn on your clothes like brooches or pins. Just like any other kind of jewelry, brooches enhance your outfit. Brooches dates back in time when man simply used to wear pieces of cloth. Brooches were used to fasten them. As time passed, brooches have evolved and improved in terms of design. Some brooches serve as badges of identification to a certain affiliation. Others simply worn for aesthetics or because it complements the dress. Jewelry brand Kwiat has a good line of diamond brooches and pins, neatly designed like any other precious kind of jewelry.
Kwiat is available at Shreve & Co. on Post Street, San Francisco, in the Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto, and on SW Broadway in Portland.
Friday, January 17, 2014
One man had been shopping aimlessly in pursuit of the perfect wedding ring. However, all the wedding rings seemed to look indistinguishable to one another. One ring, however, stood out from the endless sea of identical rings. A ruby red ring from Kwiat instantly captured the man's attention. The man envisioned his fiancée's wedding ring as a symbol of originality and elegance. Conveniently, his fiancée's favorite color happened to be red, the color of passion. What better color than red to express fervent devotion to his future wife? Add to that, a Kwiat wedding ring was sure to impress her, he thought. The man bought the ring and gave it to his wife as a symbol of his everlasting commitment, much like Kwiat rings are designed to last for life.
Kwiat is available at Shreve & Co. at Portland, Oregon, San Francisco, California, and Palo Alto, California.
Friday, November 01, 2013
“Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.” World-renowned jewelry manufacturer Kwiat presents its own interpretation of the familiar traditional rhyme. Kwiat spins “something old” with its rendition of vintage designs that are drawn from vast family archives encompassing Edwardian and Deco periods. The Kwiat Vintage Collection is replete of timelessly elegant classics that well suit the role of heirlooms for the next generation. Kwiat balances the vintage with contemporary style using “something new” pieces such as the stackable and gem-studded colored arm bands and rings. “something borrowed” implies the idea of sharing and what better example of that than matrimony, which is the sharing of two lives together. Kwiat has been known as premier maker of luxury bridal rings with the most intricate designs and brilliant stones available. Add to that “something blue” like Kwiat’s blue sapphire pieces that complement the bride’s beauty and grace on her most special day. No wonder Kwiat is among the most trusted names for wedding and fashion jewelry pieces.
Check out their collections at Shreve & Co. at Portland, Oregon.
Friday, September 20, 2013
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.
Saturday, August 17, 2013
The majesty and melodrama of the moon has moved poets, produced sonatas and inspired master artists. Kwiat’s Moonlight collection follows along the same creative tradition. Using masterfully matched diamond stones, Kwiat creates a selection of elegant jewelry pieces that emulate the graceful and glittering elegance of a beautiful moonlit night. The collection features bracelets, rings, and earrings that shine with rows of Kwiat pave diamonds, crafted in the same masterful strokes that won the brand a permanent place in the Hollywood red carpet and among the most recognizable names in the diamond and jewelry industry. Established in the old diamond district of New York City in 1907 by Sam Kwiat, the family company continues its hundred-year affair with diamonds of classic sophistication.
Find Kwiat at Shreve & Co. Jewelers in Portland, Oregon – authorized retailer for Kwiat diamonds.
Monday, July 08, 2013
Diamonds do not speak, but they have a lot to say. Kwiat diamonds speak up for something even more precious than fine jewelry – water. Having been a world-leading designer and manufacturer of diamond jewelries since 1907, Kwiat understands that the value of diamonds are not just in their inherent dazzling brilliance, but in the precious things in life that they stand for. Now past its hundredth year, the brand which has been a well-known symbol of love and commitment joins the fight against water crisis by launching its Diamond Waterdrop Bracelet. The piece features a braided leather wrist band decorated with a silver water droplet set with .02 carat diamond. Every Waterdrop bracelet is literally as precious as water, as all proceeds from these pieces go completely to the procurement of clean and safe water to the parts of the world that need it. At Kwiat, diamonds do not only make you feel beautiful; they truly make a difference.
Find Kwiat at its authorized dealers, including Shreve & Co. Jewelers on Post Street, San Francisco.
Saturday, May 25, 2013
One hundred six years are a lot of experience for any industry. Among diamond cutters and jewelers, it separates style from fashion, elegance from extravagance and value from price tag. To celebrate this year’s 106th anniversary, Kwiat presents an exclusive collection highlighting its brilliant designs and superior craftsmanship as a designer jewelry manufacturer. The pieces in the collection are inspired by the brand’s award winning designs garnered over the years as it grew from humble beginnings since 1907. The diamonds and precious stones on the earrings are inspected by expert gemologists and meticulously set on high-grade platinum mountings by European-trained master jewelers. Each one of the captivating designs in the wide selection is a tangible proof of the Kwiat Diamond Legacy – one marked with excellence, endurance and expertise.
Check out the Kwiat Anniversary collection at Shreve & Co. in Post Street, San Francisco – authorized dealer for Kwiat diamonds.
Friday, April 19, 2013
What is Kwiat Tiara Diamond? It is a diamond that has garnered the Excellent Cut Grade from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA). The Kwiat Tiara Logo which is laser-inscribed on the girdle of each stone guarantees diamond quality fitting for royalty. As exceptional as a Tiara Diamond could be, its maximum appeal could only be achieved by an exquisite setting. Only the finest precious metals give justice to the brilliant beauty of Kwiat Tiara Diamonds. That is why each Kwiat diamond ring is crafted in platinum, one of the finest and rarest metals in the world. Platinum’s purity and sheen survives through time while its strength allows holds the precious stones securely in place. The perfect brilliance of the diamonds and the exquisitely designed setting makes every Kwiat diamond ring truly a stunning jewel fit for the queen of your life. So why settle for less?
Give her the best. Come to Shreve & Co. at their location in Post Street, San Francisco and choose from Kwiat’s Classic, Vintage or Modern ring collections.
Monday, March 04, 2013
The wedding ring marks the beginning of the couple's lives together. For an ultimately significant ring like this, only the most brilliant diamonds and most elegantly crafted band will do. Kwiat understands this necessity, and straps it as an essential consideration in the creation of every kwiat wedding ring. Aside from that, the ring maker makes sure every piece from their diamond engagement and wedding collections are unique and personal. After all, each ring has its own love story to tell. Kwiat gem experts and artisans work meticulously in handcrafting every ring that goes from its workshops to your expectant hands. You can always choose your favorite setting to top your classic, vintage or modern styled ring. While you're at it, personalize the cut of your center stone. When you finally shake hands with Kwiat's congenial staff after the purchase is done, you will be the owner of a beautifully fashioned ring that is just everything you want it to be. Find your perfect Kwiat wedding or engagement ring at Shreve & Co. in Post Street, San Francisco.
Monday, February 11, 2013
Kwiat has been in the business of providing luxurious jewelled accessories since year 1907. In its 106th year of existence, Kwiat presents Kwiat Vintage collection to celebrate a century of excellence, integrity and beautiful stories. The Minaret - one of the finest in the collection - is an embodiment of grace, style and timelessness. Like the turret that stands aloft in its magnificence, the 7.25-inch diamond bracelet stands out in stunning elegance with its exquisite patterns of sapphire and diamonds plated in 18k white gold. This wide band of vintage beauty is a testament of Kwiat’s expertise in jewelry craftsmanship and design, fashioned by a hundred years of working passionately with precious stones. Kwiat’s Vintage collection is available at Shreve & Co. on Post Street, San Francisco.
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Some are known to be the leader in selection and cutting. Some are known to be leaders in design. But Kwiat does it all. Founded in 1907, Kwiat has been involved in the selecting, cutting, and creating every beautiful piece. This tradition of perfectionism and excellence has made Kwiat to be one of the most celebrated luxury brands in the planet. Kwiat diamonds are individually graded with a very conservative standard. And these Kwiat diamonds make their way to retailers and jewelry manufacturers worldwide. Kwiat understands the need for tradition and innovation and their mere staying power in the industry is a testament to their ability to no just keep rolling with the punches but to keep the lead. By keeping the balance between advancing the guard and paying homage to tradition, Kwiat has continued to be highly relevant in an almost congested market with so many brands to choose from. When choosing Kwiat, you know you choose a modern classic; class that is beyond the grips of “just fashion” – a style that is forever. For Kwiat jewelry, visit Shreve & Co. – authorized dealer for Kwiat.
Thursday, January 03, 2013
From generation to generation Kwiat makes sure to pass down perfectly cut stones to show their hidden brilliance from within. Founded in 1907, Kwiat showcases and shares its expertise by producing tantalizing diamonds and diamond inspired jewelries that are proudly worn by people in life’s most precious moment. As a leader in the diamond and diamond jewelry industries, Kwiat processes adhere to the concept of excellence and strict attention to detail. It is apparent in Kwiat Vintage pieces that are elegantly ageless. Pieces from the collection include vintage pieces with like a ruby and diamond ring, a knot Diamond ring and many more. By offering a wide variety of choices from many collections, Kwiat have captured the image of every woman. Kwiat jewelry is perfect for every occasion, engagements, weddings, or even the red carpet as evidenced by many spotting such as Halle Berry , Olivia Wilde, Natalie Portman and many more. Match your impeccable taste with impeccable Kwiat jewerlry. To live life’s precious moments with Kwiat, visit Shreve & Co. – authorized dealer for Kwiat.
Friday, August 31, 2012
No two diamonds are alike, as no two women have the same exact taste. Diamonds may vary across different cut, clarity, carat and color, and they may be sourced from different grades of raw gemstones. All these factors affect the final diamond piece; hence, the probability of having exactly similar diamonds is next to nil. Kwiat fine jewelry celebrates this individuality in its fine engagement and wedding diamond jewelry collections. Each Kwiat diamond’s angle and facet is precision set that exudes elegant yet simple uniqueness. A Kwiat diamond also lends more brilliance and size perception than regular cuts. It produces a mesmerizing display of refracted white light, dispersing light through a colorful spectrum and flashes created by the crown. From vintage collection to bridal diamond jewelry, necklaces and bracelets, to pendants, earrings, rings and pins, whatever your Kwiat jewelry is, it ascribes to the Excellent Cut Grade recognition given by the Gemological Institute of America. A diamond is nature’s masterpiece honed through the timely medley of raw power and enduring finesse… made more brilliant by the Kwiat signature. Celebrate your individual style with a Kwiat diamond.
Shreve is an authorized dealer for Kwiat.
Image: Kwiat Vintage Ring