Friday, January 15, 2016

About prongs and mountings

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 8:15:00 AM in Mémoire (26)

When it comes to assessing the quality of a diamond ring, don’t just limit your analysis on the carat, clarity, and cut. There’s also the setting to consider. After all, if the prong or mounting is unstable or poorly set, the stone may fall off. Not only can you lose a pricey diamond, but your ring will look awkward. That’s why when shopping for a diamond ring make sure the mounting is well crafted. For example, Mémoire uses hot extrusion, a special mounting process, to set the stone and make the ring more stable and durable. The heat process eliminates air bubbles in the setting making the metal fusion stronger. Then the prongs are laser cut to set the stone. The entire process is put under close scrutiny by the master jeweler.
Mémoire is available at Shreve & Co. in Palo Alto, California.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Love, Symbols and Mémoire

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 1:00:00 AM in Mémoire (26)

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. 

Friday, September 18, 2015

The Benchmark of quality in diamonds

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 9:00:45 AM in Mémoire (26)

The finest diamond jewelry pieces don't happen by chance. They are a product of a long process with painstaking attention to quality craftsmanship and, more importantly, pride of work. For example, Mémoire diamonds start from the preselection that uses the strictest standards set by the Gemological Institute of America. The world's premier organization for gem quality benchmarks requires that diamonds should adhere to specific proportions and standard weight. From the moment it's mined, a raw diamond is checked by Mémoire for imperfections, and only the best pieces are bought. The raw diamonds then go through cutting and polishing, before they are set on precious metals, which also go under close scrutiny prior to setting. The company claims its 18k gold features 75% purity, while its pieces have 95% platinum. 
Mémoire is available at Shreve & Co. on Post Street, San Francisco.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Plain yet breathtaking

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 5:00:00 AM in Mémoire (26)

That's what Mémoire is all about, the burning drive to create uncluttered, straightforward jewelry pieces that are evidently differentiated by their top-tier craftsmanship and uncompromising quality. Maybe ironic at one glance, such sheer dedication to simplicity at times even makes Mémoire pieces multiply itself---literally! Take for instance the Diamond Bouquets Collection. The one-of-a-kind diamond bouquet cast structure creates a look of a full solitaire diamond where the outcome is thrice the actual carat weight. In effect, the supposedly basic lines and clean design actually transforms a Diamond Bouquet piece into three times more its actual make. That's the power of purity and modesty in uncompromising quality and unparalleled mastery that only Mémoire can offer.
Find the Mémoire piece you've been looking for at Shreve & Co. in Portland, Oregon, an authorized Mémoire dealer.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Keeping communication open

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 8:00:00 AM in Mémoire (26)

It's a fundamental part of a happy relationship whether during the early stages of dating or at the latter stages of the couple's old age. Although as humans we're equipped with the biological tools to express our feelings, our emotions often get in the way that result in misunderstanding. To ensure your relationship is healthy, always keep the communication line open. Understand your partner's emotional cues. Communication can also be non-verbal. For instance, the wife can express her love by offering the husband a massage after a stressful work; or the husband gives the wife a special gift, a Mémoire ring for example. These actions say a lot more than simply saying, “I love you.” A caveat on the other hand, don't assume that your partner understands what you mean with your non-verbal language.
Mémoire is available at Shreve & Co. in Palo Alto, California.

Friday, April 03, 2015

Pave Mémoire

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 12:10:00 PM in Mémoire (26)

Have you been impressed by Mémoire's Petite Prong mounting, considered one of the finest in the industry? If you own a Mémoire diamond ring, whether an engagement or wedding band, then you understand what style in luxury means. But Mémoire isn't just about prone mounting, it has a full line of equally impressive pave settings. The Pave Silk Collection features classic pave styles in varying carat weights and band width. The pave diamonds are set in two rows, three rows, four rows, and up to five rows, and cover half of the length of the band. All styles feature round diamonds. The band, on the other hand, is either in 18k yellow gold or white gold. A platinum 950 is also available for utmost luxury.
Mémoire is available at Shreve & Co. in Portland, Oregon.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Vital choices to have a happy relationship

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 5:00:00 AM in Mémoire (26)

A diamond wedding ring like Mémoire reflects, in many ways, relationships. They are after all but a collection of memories, both happy and sad. Whatever life dishes to you, make sure to choose these values, which will see you through life’s most difficult times. Love yourself. That means giving yourself the dignity and respect so you can express the same positive vibrations to others. Focus on compatibility as strenght. No two persons are completely incompatible that they don’t share a thing in common. Find it and build on it. Learn to accept. Often, your ideal future is far different from reality including your marriage. Embrace this difference instead of rejecting it. Finally, be honest, among others, to yourself. Only you know when you are and when you’re not.
Mémoire is available at Shreve & Co. in Portland, Oregon.

Friday, September 05, 2014

Pink’s engaging engagement

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 10:00:00 AM in Mémoire (26)

We’re all familiar with the guy kneeling down and showing an expensive diamond ring like a Mémoire to ask her girlfriend for marriage during a sports event or in an unexpected situation. Well, here’s one for the record. She asked and he was surprised. In 2005, singer Pink took matters in her own hands when she showed up at the Pro 250 class race to cheer for motocross champion, Carey Hart. But she had more in mind than backing him up. Onto the third lap, Pink held a signboard with the words, “Will you marry me?” Confused, Carey went into the next lap only to come across Pink again, this time, holding, “I’m serious!” Carey stopped his bike, ran after Pink and picked his new fiancée. Who said women can’t ask for it?
Mémoire is available at Shreve & Co. in Palo Alto, California.

Friday, July 25, 2014

First Romance

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 3:00:00 AM in Mémoire (26)

A Mémoire diamond ring is all about memories and they can go as far back as, well, the first romance. It’s that nostalgic feeling when you see your first girlfriend (or boyfriend) today and wonder how things would have turned out had you and her been partner today. You’re both married now, but not to each other, yet both of you still feel that unspoken amber of emotions inside. Should you lit that amber and let it spark once more as you reminisce about the intimacy between the two of you? Or hide it and keep it locked and prevent it from spreading like a wild fire to wreak havoc to your present relationship? Not all memories are nice or pleasant, some are wickedly pleasant.
Mémoire is available at Shreve & Co. in Portland, Oregon.

Friday, June 20, 2014

The Right Luxury

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 9:00:00 AM in Mémoire (26)

Trying to feign luxury may border to the ridiculous. Take Stuart Hughes’ iPhone 5 in solid gold frame and encrusted with 600 brilliant diamonds at its side. The home button takes the cake, a huge 26k black diamond, putting this unit as the world’s most expensive smartphone at $15.9 million. Then there’s the Vertu Constellation for only $6,600. It’s made of titanium with the back panel covered in calf leather. It features a 4.3-inch sapphire crystal and a Snapdragon Qualcomm CPU with 32GB storage. You don’t need all these features, but the phone sure makes you appear opulent, which is unfortunate because it also makes you look ridiculous. If luxury is truly your aim, go for diamond jewelries like a Mémoire. They’re lavish, while they give you an air of sophistication. That’s the luxury you should afford.
Mémoire is available at Shreve & Co. in Palo Alto, California.

Friday, May 09, 2014

332 Bentleys for one diamond!

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 7:00:00 AM in Mémoire (26)

Do you know how much the most expensive diamond is? It’s the Pink Star Diamond sold for $83 million in a Sotheby’s auction. That’s $1.4 million per carat! Or 332 brand-new Bentleys. The diamond was unearthed in South Africa in 1999. Pink diamonds are usually more expensive than white because they are rarer; and the Pink Star is priced even higher than other pink diamonds because of its peculiar, vivid pink hues. Why would someone pay for this much? We don’t know. But we know people love diamonds and would pay a reasonable price for, say, like a Mémoire. It has the classic, timeless elegance of diamonds in 18k gold and platinum. It’s perfect for weddings, engagement, anniversaries and other special moments in your life, maybe to celebrate an occasion like owning your first Bentley.
Mémoire is available at Shreve & Co. in Palo Alto, California.

Friday, March 28, 2014

A Bossa Night to remember

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 6:00:10 AM in Mémoire (26)

There’s a vibrant, light feel about Mémoire diamond jewelry. Like a Bossa Nova that seeps through a breezy night by the beach, the Mémoire diamond ring expresses a magnetic allure. The heart gravitates to it as the eyes feast on the Mémoire well-crafted piece, a diamond on a perfectly set throng. It may be an illusion, but a Mémoire diamond seems to sparkle brighter, scintillate more colors and produce more light albeit in subtle unison at night against the moonlight. Now imagine you and your loved one sharing a bottle of champagne while the diamond evokes a luxurious sensuality. The exchange of glances and teases, the kisses of the warm sea, these are the memories  that a Mémoire diamond ring evokes. Only a Mémoire can convey such a wonderful, romantic night. 
Mémoire is available at Shreve & Co. in Post Street, San Francisco.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Keeper of Memories

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 5:29:36 AM in Mémoire (26)

Jewelry isn't just beautiful because it sparkles, but it is sometimes precious beyond material value. And more than the fancy, what defines its true worth are the memories behind it. This is exactly the message that the jewelry brand Mémoire conveys. It shows us "how memories are held." Mémoire is a love language, a symbol of long-lasting commitment, or an embodiment of royalty and success making it the perfect gift you could ever give to your loved ones. Are you marrying the most important person in your life? Mark that once-in-a-lifetime experience with a pair of rings from Mémoire's wedding band collection. With more than a couple of decades in the jewelry industry, Mémoire has mastered quality and craftsmanship making it a story of success that it is today.
Mémoire is available at Shreve & Co. in San Francisco, California.

Friday, January 10, 2014

What women want

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 3:03:43 AM in Mémoire (26)

Just like in that hit Mel Gibson movie, it would be awesome to have the power to “hear” how women think, right? Especially after you’ve gone through a handful of shops and online shopping sites but still remain undecided on what's best to give her. Lucky for us, there’s no need to have that super ability to read women’s minds just to know what they really want. Why? Because practically all women love diamonds…and then there’s Mémoire. If you don’t like to rummage through a handful of similarly exquisite diamond pieces, just look for the recently-launched Diamond Bouquets Collection. Endowed with an avant-garde invisible setting method, the Diamond Bouquet features nine stones surrounding a center diamond to generate an appearance thrice bigger that the real carat weight—with every single bouquet meticulously engineered to make each one to sparkle beyond 500 facets. For sure, that’s far more than what most women would want!
Shreve & Co. in San Francisco is an authorized dealer for Mémoire.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Diamond Bouquets

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 9:54:21 PM in Mémoire (26)

There is nothing more romantic you can give her than a bouquet of fresh, beautiful roses – unless you’re holding a diamond bouquet from Mémoire. The Diamond Bouquet Collection by one of the country’s leading diamond jewelry manufacturer features elegant jewelry pieces that bear multiple diamond stones ingeniously patterned and set to convey a solid singular illusion. For example, the Four Prong Diamond Necklace has brilliant cut diamonds invisibly set in 18k white gold to create the look of 3.00 carats. The Diamond Bouquet ensemble includes dainty pieces from elegant necklaces to earrings and solitaire rings with diamond-studded pave shanks. Surprise her differently the next time, with a Diamond Bouquet from Mémoire.
Check them out at Shreve & Co. on Post Street in San Francisco – authorized retailer for Mémoire. 

Friday, September 20, 2013

The Mémoire Guarantee

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 11:50:07 AM in Mémoire (26)

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.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Brilliant Choice for Splendid Memories

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 4:20:43 AM in Mémoire (26)

Every brilliant woman deserves an equally brilliant diamond, like the ones from Mémoire. The national award winning jewelry brand has been manufacturing flawless, elegant and enduring diamond jewelry pieces in the United States for more than 20 years. Its classic designs are extruded or milled using the most state-of-the-art technology to create exceptional quality jewelry pieces that are unmatched in timeless elegant quality and durability. Every Mémoire diamond stone, regardless of cut or style, is individually scrutinized under microscope by a staff GIA Graduate gemologist to ensure only the finest stones with the most dazzling fire and brilliance makes it to any of the brand’s head-turning designs. Indeed, the most memorable moments with the most special woman in your life shines even brighter with Mémoire’s exceptional diamond engagement rings and wedding bands.
Check them out at Shreve & Co. on Post Street in San Francisco – an authorized retailer for Mémoire.

Friday, June 28, 2013

As Precious as Those Memories

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 11:29:04 PM in Mémoire (26)

Diamond rings are always for special purposes – a marriage proposal, the wedding vows, an important milestone, family tradition, or special relationship. That is why Mémoire takes every necessary step to present only the most enduring and enchanting symbol of those precious moments. Mémoire’s diamond bridals are crafted using platinum 950 (95% pure) and 18k gold – the highest standards in the industry. These precious metals go through a state-of-the-art mounting procedure called Hot Extrusion, which produces mountings denser and more durable than the traditional mountings. The lifetime durability and strength of Mémoire’s Petite Prongs make them the best in the industry. Each diamond, sapphire, tsavorite, ruby and other precious stone that makes it to these mountings have been individually inspected through microscopes and micrograded by inhouse GIA graduate gemologists. Anybody looking the perfect diamond ring can rest assured that any ring which comes with the Mémoire logo is as precious as the memories that will soon represent. 
Find Mémoire bridals and fashion rings at Shreve & Co. in Post Street, San Francisco – an authorized dealer for Mémoire.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Not Your Ordinary Diamond Ring

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 2:27:25 PM in Mémoire (26)

You can’t do ordinary things and expect extraordinary results. Exceptional jewelry pieces have to be fashioned using outstanding crafting methods. Memoire, world-renowned diamond ring manufacturer, produces its special “hot extrusion” mountings in Switzerland, Germany, France, Italy and the United States. This extrusion process uses a unique technology that eliminates pores and air bubbles in the precious metal mounting, giving it a lifetime durability that every heirloom-quality jewelry deserves. Every diamond and precious stone is inspected by a GIA Graduate gemologist before it makes its way into your elaborate classic or contemporary wedding band or engagement ring.  Memoire cuts its mountings and prongs with state of the art machine laser for outstanding strength and smoothness. Not only that, the brand is one of the few jewelry houses that use the same laser technology to personalize your rings with inscribed messages, names and dates.  
Check out Memoire’s exceptional collections at Shreve & Co. in Post Street, San Francisco – authorized dealer for Memoire.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Enduring Love

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 11:06:47 AM in Mémoire (26)


Somebody said, "The hard times make the kid strong." Memoire took that life philosophy and applied it to its mountings. The mounting is the material that supports the precious stone in a jewelry. Most of the standard mountings are created using moldings, which sometimes trap air and cause weakened finished products. Memoire, the trusted brand in diamond engagement and wedding rings, subjects its mountings to the hot extrusion process. This involves pushing the chosen metal through a tube with enormous force and heat before the mountings are cut from the metal sheets. The pressure eliminates porosity from the metal and results in platinum or 18k gold mountings that are exceptionally strong and durable. Memoire uses this technology in order to ensure each valued couple that the symbols of their commitment will last a lifetime, a true evidence of their enduring nay undying love for each other.
For the elegant and long-lasting symbol of your commitment, get a Memoire diamond ring, available at Shreve & Co. in Palo Alto. 

Monday, March 04, 2013

Memoire for Life

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 10:07:09 AM in Mémoire (26)


Memories of life's special occasions last a lifetime, and so do Memoire fine jewelries that commemorate those moments. The premiere designer jewelry manufacturer specializes in elegant and technologically advanced engagement and wedding rings. Committed to ensure a lifetime or more of enduring quality in all its products, Memoire employs the expertise of a staff GIA Graduate gemologist. The brand works with only the best jewelry artisans and stone setters using the highest grade materials available. Its trademark Memory Fit Collection is a combination of extraordinary artistry and brilliant design engineering. A special mechanism on the inside of the diamond-layered wedding band or engagement ring allows the jewelry to expand its size up to a full size bigger. eliminating the need and inconvenience of resizing the precious item. Rings that carry life's memories last an entire lifetime and beyond when they are crafted by Memoire. For more of Memoire collections, drop by Shreve & Co. in Portland Oregon - authorized dealer for Memoire.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

European Inspiration, American Technology

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 6:41:55 AM in Mémoire (26)


Specializing in the use of 18k gold and platinum, Memoire creates the finest quality bands available today. This takes unparalleled attention to detail, extreme care and the best materials in the world. Every diamond and precious stone is individually examined under a microscope and approved by a staff GIA Gemologist before any setting being done. For twenty years, Memoire has serviced the US with the highest standards in mind. Drawing big inspiration and Idea in its French, Swiss, German, Italian and of course, American heritage, Memoire can hold claim to have access to the best craftsmanship and technology available to date. The in-house state of the art laser engraving machines helped Memoire set a new standard in the jewelry industry when it comes to personalization with accuracy. Now, Memoire is coming out with their Bouquet setting that uses revolutionary invisible setting technique that does not need any interior prong work. This setting uses nine diamonds circling a center diamond to create a “look” that this center diamond is three times larger than its actual karat weight. This Bouquet setting enables soon to be husbands to give their soon to be wives the diamonds they always dream of. For more of Memoire, visit Shreve & Co. — authorized dealer for Memoire.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Forever is a Must

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 12:00:00 AM in Mémoire (26)


Extraordinary jewels require extraordinary craftsmanship for them not to go to waste. And at Memoire, they are treated with care and expert skill to guarantee that they will truly be worthy memoires of our most precious moments. Each stone is passed under a watchful eye of an expert to ensure that it passes the strictest in-house standards. Memoire mountings use the hot extrusion process to make sure that the mountings and safe and strong. Memoire mountings are made in Switzerland, Germany, Italy, France and the United States. They come in the highest level of careful and modern manufacturing that’s available today. Each Memoire mounting is designed to last forever; as this is a must for every piece. Drawing from a mix European and American heritage, Memoire continues to produce jewelry that every woman dreams of wearing. Memoire’s state-of-the-art engraving machines are top notched in the industry. These machines allow Memoire to personalize every piece for every client. To buy her pieces that’ll last forever, visit Shreve & Co. – authorized dealer for Memoire.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012


Posted by Shreve & Co. at 12:00:00 AM in Mémoire (26)


No one can put a price upon great memories and no one too can put a price upon the things that hold them. This is why everything Memoire-made is beautiful and durable. Just like the meaning of the word “memoire”, every piece is carefully made to last. Staying true to the name, Memoire pieces are worth to be used as symbols for life’s greatest moments. Through wedding bands to the Memory Fit™ collections, elegance and finesse underscores every piece. For 20 years, Memoire has been manufacturing high-end diamond jewelry in the United States. The brand since its inception is known to be a maker of solid and exceptionally durable pieces. Their exemplary commitment to precision guarantees that every stone is stored properly and had been inspected through the microscope by its expert staff.  Memoire diamonds are sold exclusively to “guild” end of the market. With keenness to quality, Memoire only uses state-of-the-art technology for their diamonds.  Coming with their utmost care for the jewelry and their name is the practice of being extremely selective when it comes to their retailers. Together, these stands as a testament to their vow of providing the highest level of customer service and appreciation. Keeping to its American roots and drawing from its rich European heritage, new models and ideas come from France, Germany, Italy and Switzerland and the United States as well. For Memoire diamond jewelries, visit one of their leading authorized dealers – Shreve & Co..

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Are you the one?

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 12:00:00 AM in Mémoire (26)


A man shuns getting engaged for many reasons, but he willingly jumps into it for only one: are you the one? The heart of the matter is, his heart, not his brain, will drive him to spend half of his fortune (figuratively), put himself on the spot at the mercy of the likelihood of rejection, kneel in front of you and pop the question. At that exact moment, all the sleepless nights and depleting cash that he has gone through to decide that this is it will not cross your mind; only the fact that it is a Mémoire ring in that box. You will not be blamed, not by men and especially women. One of the finest diamond jewelry signatures is being offered to you. A ring made by a jeweler specializing in 18k gold and platinum, its mounting created either in any of those lairs of masterful craftsmen in Switzerland, Italy, Germany…you may even forget there is a man kneeling in front of you. The Mémoire ring sparkles before you. Your eyes glow at the sight of Mémoire’s elegant lines and timeless beauty. Then reality snaps in, the guy is down there waiting for an answer. Or, hopefully, heavens forbid, not a question—is he the one?
Shreve is an authorized dealer for Mémoire.
Image: Memoire Wedding Ring A050G05/01 


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