Friday, March 28, 2014
Do you know which country makes the most jewelry? You probably guessed it right, China. The United States is second and followed by Australia. Surprisingly, Russia is on fourth place. But even more surprisingly, Italy, Spain, and France are off the list in the top ten jewelry-producing countries. These three countries produce one of the most elegant signature collections in the world. So why are they not in the list? One reason is that the jewelers in these countries — for instance, Roberto Coin in Italy — take a lot of time to perfect their skills and craftsmanship. It’s one of the best tips to remember when buying jewelry: if you want the best in artistry and workmanship go for any of these three countries and you’ll be buying rarer kinds of jewelry collection.
Roberto Coin is available at Shreve & Co. on Post Street, San Francisco, Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto, and SW Broadway in Portland.
Roberto Coin is one of the most renowned Italian jewelry signatures today, and its Cento Collection is nothing short of breathtaking in style and workmanship. Cento, meaning, a hundred of everything, reflects the artist’s adherence to the art, rather than the mass production, of jewelry making. Forged in 18k white gold and set with a Cento diamond, each piece is a masterpiece waiting for only a select few. You have a wide array of selection to get a Cento piece. The Tulip Ring showcases the grace of the Cento lines. The C Ring features a clever and bold style. The Bridal Ring is a magnificent solitaire, classic splashed with contemporary flair. The Trilogy Ring is three times the glamour, with a solitaire diamond sandwiched by two smaller stones. Cento is luxury at its peak.
Cento is available at Shreve & Co. in Post Street, San Francisco, Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto, and on SW Broadway in Portland.
Friday, February 14, 2014
If you have a passion for rare jewelry, then you must be somewhere in the nooks foraging for limited editions. But the search need not be a wild-goose chase. Roberto Coin has a fine collection of limited edition rings under its Animalier collection. The rings come in various designs of Siberian Tigers, Lion, Elephant, Eagle, Dragons and Bull--making it truly one-of-a-kind. These rings of unmistakable creative are very artistic, elegant and detailed; you would love to have them in your precious collection of rare jewelry. Founded in Vicenza, which is tagged as the city of gold in Italy, the Roberto Coin brand was formally launched in 1996 and, since then, has reaped extraordinary success. It’s a brand that is sure to only add value to your jewelry over the years, making Roberto Coin a good investment.
Roberto Coin is available at Shreve & Co. in Portland, Oregon, San Francisco, California, and Palo Alto, California.
Friday, January 10, 2014
Italian jeweler Roberto Coin recently launched three exciting new collections to add to his already splendid array of fine jewelry creations. All radiating with dazzling gems in awe-inspiring new designs, these new collections are dynamic and kaleidoscopic in their own distinct way. The Roberto Coin Shanghai Collection is bursting with beautiful rounded stones which provide pieces—like the amber-colored bracelet and earrings—a subtle visual impact. Using a lively mix of amethyst, citrine, smoky quartz, sapphire and topaz, the Shanghai Collection’s innovative color blending creates a delicate, yet sudden and profound effect. As with all his collections, Roberto Coin always uses diversity in designs to make each piece noticeably distinct from others. However, whatever piece he creates, there will always be the profound element of femininity, which he says should be inherent in any jewelry.
Find the Shanghai Collection at Shreve & Co. on Post Street in San Francisco, an authorized Roberto Coin dealer. Also visit Shreve & Co in Palo Alto, California and Portland, Oregon.
Friday, November 29, 2013
Roberto Coin, Italian jeweler and designer, signs his jewelry creations with a small ruby or rubellite in a hidden position that will surely touch the wearer’s skin. With this ruby, Roberto Coin pays tribute to the passion and joy of living which he also exemplifies in his jewelry designs. Many myths and legends surround this vibrant gem. Since ancient times, the ruby has symbolized love, passion, vivacity and power. A ruby’s red glow seems to come from flames deep within it, never to be extinguished, making it a symbol of everlasting love. Ancient Egyptians believed that when a ruby is worn next to the skin, it would bring its wearer happiness, health and good fortune as well as success in affairs of the heart while Burmese warriors protected themselves by inserting rubies under their skin. Roberto Coin brings the mystique of these ancient myths and legends to his vibrant jewelry creations.
Experience the mystique of Roberto Coin at authorized retailer Shreve & Co. in Portland, Oregon, Palo Alto, California, and San Francisco, California.
Friday, October 25, 2013
The Roberto Coin brand of luxury jewelry was introduced in 1996, and within 6 years it has already taken the upper end of the jewelry world by storm. Founded in Vicenza, Italy, Roberto Coin is ranked first in the most prestigious jewelry brands in Italy, and third in the whole world. Remarkably, this fast-paced rise to stardom is not surprising for the company, which was established by eponymous master jeweler Roberto Coin to espouse his unending search for beauty and reverence for the intricate art of jewelry making. The brand’s bestsellers, all loved by Hollywood and the high society, range from somewhat bizarre such as his bejewelled arachnid and other creatures, to the most sophisticated classic pieces such as his beautifully crafted Oro Classics. There is no end to the possibilities in jewelry when Roberto Coin holds the reins.
Shreve & Co. on Post Street San Francisco is an authorized retailer for Roberto Coin.
Sunday, September 15, 2013
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.
Saturday, August 03, 2013
Once again, Roberto Coin transcends the norms of jewelry making with its bold and evocative rendition of the elephant, symbol of wisdom and temperance. Long known for its prolific portrayals of creatures and objects, the brand adds one more masterpiece to its set of limited edition designer jewelry pieces. The elephant, whose trunk can carry a whole tree but also pick a dainty flower with grace, is an embodiment of delicacy and strength with wisdom that balances both. To capture this effect, Roberto Coin’s Limited Edition Elephant bracelet uses a myriad of precious metals and stones starting with a finely detailed, enameled rose gold head figure whose black jade eyes gaze with tender meekness. The prominence of the creature’s ears is highlighted with streaks of colorless diamond stones and instead of ivory, the precious tusks are also completely encrusted with the brilliant stones. Its emblematic trunk is cleverly engineered to wrap delicately around the wrist as an elegant bracelet.
Find this awe-inspiring limited edition jewelry piece at Shreve & Co. on Post Street in San Francisco – authorized dealer for Roberto Coin.
Friday, June 28, 2013
Roberto Coin is one of the most respected names in the jewelry industry, not only in the brand’s native Italy but all over the world. Established in 1977 at Vicenza, Spain, Roberto Coin became its eponymous founder’s hot pot of creative and sophisticated works of art. Ungoverned by the traditional conventions of jewelry making, the brand became famous for its masterful renditions of rare and interest-piquing themes. Its diamond serpent bangle had recently won the coveted Centurion Jewelry Award for the diamond fashion category, and his haute couture jewelry pieces continue to excite jewelry connoisseurs, ranking third in the world and first in Italy. Roberto Coin’s newest collection, Cocktail, brings a fresh twist to the maxi ring with his selection of easy-to-wear rings topped with balloon-shaped stones with bold choices of textures and colors.
Find Roberto Coin’s captivating pieces at Shreve and Co. in Portland, Oregon – an authorized dealer for Roberto Coin.
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Jewelry connoisseurs will never run out of unique pieces from Roberto Coin’s luxury jewelry collections. The 17-year-old brand is the top jewelry designer and manufacturer in Italy, and third in the international scene. For an industry player that is relatively so young, the Roberto Coin’s success in jewelry making is indeed astounding. This is not surprising though, especially when you factor in its eponymous owner’s stellar experience in jewelry production for prominent fine jewelry icons since 1977. Roberto Coin, the man, is an outstanding businessman. But more than that, he is a creative artist with unquenchable passion for what he does. He comes up with most ordinary, even creepy, bits of reality and turn them to magical works of art. One of his latest pieces is the 7-inch Horse Diamond and White Enamel Bangle, which shows a horse figure masterfully fashioned from 18k gold and strapped with an enchanting diamond-studded bridle.
Find the Roberto Coin collections at Shreve and Co. in Portland, Oregon and see the charming piece of rarity for yourself.
Monday, April 15, 2013
Artistry knows no limits in an inspired heart and a skillful hand. The most creative designers have incorporated marquetry, tiny paintings and miniature sculptures into their precious jewelry pieces. Roberto Coin, Italy's top ranking jewelry brand and the world's top three jewelry manufacturer, finds passionate inspiration in nature's beauty ranging from the most bizarre to the most alluring. Coin's haute jaoillerie collections display the brand's prowess in experimenting with lights, colors, shapes and fresh interpretations. Haute Couture rings are an array of dainty flower bouquets, with vibrant amethysts, citrines, topazes, diamonds and other precious stones arranged in ingeniously natural settings on 18k gold. Other collections offer with more unique selections, like its black and white diamond scorpions and dragons, its curious golden geckoes, playful bejeweled frog rings and fish bracelets, and volcano-inspired rings and earrings.
Roberto Coin uses the same old tradition of jewelry making to create whole new jewelries that are unparalleled in the world. Find the interesting Roberto Coin collections at Shreve & Co. in Portland, Oregon
Thursday, February 21, 2013
The Centurion Jewelry Show is a prestigious gathering of jewelry designers and retailers. Jewel makers show off their fine pieces of gems and precious metals, while retailers in attendance vote for their favorite pieces in eleven categories. This year, the affair was held in Scottsdale, Arizona where many big and glittery names were in attendance. Two designers came up on top for the Diamond Fashion category: Sierra and – you guessed it – Roberto Coin. The number one high-end brand of Italian jewelry, Roberto Coin amazed every pair of eyes with its Egyptian-inspired cobra bracelet. The armband is in the form of a twisting snake made of white and black diamond plus green garnet. The bejewelled scales produces such lifelike rendition of the serpent that it instantly sends tingles down your spine. Then just as quickly, it makes you think of the glamorous Cleopatra. For more pieces from the award-winning designer, visit Shreve & Co. at Palo Alto – authorized retailer for Roberto Coin.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
A ruby in every collection – this is special gift from Roberto Coin. Sometimes hidden and sometimes showcased, these gems bring the wearer happiness, good health and long life according to an Egyptian legend. This is just one of the inspirations of the inexhaustible creativity possessed by Roberto Coin. Others inspiration include mythical figures, talismans and magic. These inspirations flow through Roberto Coin collections and pieces. Creating 600-700 models per year, Roberto Coin provides women jewelry that can make them feel unique and special. “It’s like upside down branding. Instead of buying my jewelry and all women who have it look the same, I try to give them the possibility of looking uniquely different from each other.” says Roberto Coin. The Roberto Coin aesthetic is valued by many of the movers and shakers of the world namely the Sheik of Dubai, The King of Morocco and Oprah – all could not resist the charm of Roberto Coin and his jewelries. For your unique pieces of jewelry, visit Shreve & Co. — authorized dealer of Roberto Coin.
Friday, December 28, 2012
The Egyptian pyramids are timeless architecture. The sheer brilliance and will to put up structures of such magnitude and perfection are human marvels. The ancient Egyptians brought to our world a civilization that would inspire millions. One brand that takes off from the Egyptian aesthetics is Roberto Coin. Most collections from Roberto Coin have ruby and rubellite. This stems from the ancient Egyptian belief that when ruby touches the skin, it grants the wearer good fortunes, good health and happiness. Roberto Coin is no stranger to good fortune, himself. As his brand became a success after just six years in the industry since it was introduced in 1996. Founded in Vicenza, Italy in 1977, the brand has quickly risen to be a high-end producer of Italian jewelry and watches. This success wasn’t brought forth by rubies alone but with the unwavering search for beauty. For fashionable yet timeless pieces, visit Corby & Troy an authorized dealer for Roberto Coin.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
It wasn’t success that was the issue when Roberto Coin started out. He began creating around 400 to 600 models around each year in the dream to dress each woman differently. It was continuous dreaming – his words. It wasn’t success that he set out to achieve. It was all about being good at making jewelry that his final clientele would enjoy. Success was just a byproduct. But it’s all a success nonetheless. Roberto Coin approaches life as multi-faceted as possible. His love for good wine, good food, contemporary art and his involvement in other businesses are evidences to just that; being a well-rounded man that has a lot to offer to the world. He even does a little interior designing in his spare time. It is with his fascination with life that he explores the beauty and art in everything. And this is apparent in his creations. His experimentations with lights, curves, and colors brought about jewels of new expressions mixed with old sensibilities and elegance. All are tribute to life and all its beauties. This success is not a feat when it comes to Roberto Coin. It’s all a byproduct of a witty, opinionated, sophisticated, and down-to-earth individual that knows the difference between fashion and style; a creator that stays true to himself; a person who is the brand; Roberto Coin in his entire splendor. For Roberto Coin pieces, locate Shreve & Co. – authorized dealers for Roberto Coin.
Friday, July 06, 2012
The octopus is among several whimsical designs that grace rings by Roberto Coin.
Roberto Coin brings jewelry to life with his designs. From bracelets and rings with gold woven in basket and lace patterns to pieces that resemble amphibians and insects in whimsical fashion, Coin’s work is a “passionate tribute to the joy of life.” The diversity and joie de vivre of the collection is refreshing, unique, and outstanding.
Best of all, Shreve & Co. is an authorized dealer.
Image: Roberto Coin Octopus
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Fine, exquisite jewelry is not the sole territory of old brands founded by someone else’s great grandfather in a quaint Alpine mountain town. Roberto Coin, a contemporary Italian jewelry line, matches much older brands with its own internationally acclaimed earrings, bracelets, brooches, earrings, necklaces, pendants and rings. Launched in 1996, Roberto Coin quickly placed itself among the best known jewelry brands in the United States and Europe. Its strength lies in its creative excitement and happy outlook in life, like a youth looking out to a bright future. The founder, whose brand carries his name, started the company in 1977 as a production outfit for world-renowned jewelry brands. But his craft would be best expressed in its own signature brand. Roberto Coin is known for the elegant expressions of its rubies and rubellite—a take on an Ancient Egyptian belief that touching the gemstone brings good fortune. But it is no pure luck that a woman wearing a Roberto Coin feels the seduction and elegant femininity rub on her. And it is not uncommon if she finds herself between the sensation of fantasy and reality when looking at a Roberto Coin piece. Roberto Coin also offers a full line of jewelry in various precious metals and stones.
Shreve is an authorized dealer for Roberto Coin.
Image: Snake Bracelet by Roberto Coin