Friday, November 29, 2013
When you purchase a Furrer-Jacot band, you are purchasing a piece of superb craftsmanship. Each piece of jewelry created by Furrer-Jacot has behind it a tradition of fine craftsmanship that has been passed down from one generation to the next for over 155 years. Blending age-old techniques with innovative high technology, Furrer-Jacot adheres to its tradition of excellence and unsurpassed quality. Every aspect of the jewelry pieces are made one ring at a time by highly-skilled jewelers at the company’s shops in Schaffhausen, Switzerland. Unique and individualized, Furrer-Jacot’s dramatic designs are made for the people who are not afraid to stand out. Extremely eye-catching, the bands are a pure luxury to wear such as the Men’s Brushed Chain Link Wedding Band which is superbly crafted in 18K yellow, white or rose gold. This highly-unique band has a satin smooth finish that fells extremely comfortable against the skin.
Visit Shreve & Co. on Post Street in San Francisco to find the Furrer-Jacot band just for you.
From Roberto Coin’s flair for beauty and excellence comes an astounding gem – the Cento Diamond. Taking the brilliance of this beautiful gem to a higher level, the Cento has twice as many facets as the traditional 57-facet diamond. Boasting of 37 facets on the table and an astounding 63 facets around its pavillion, Cento dazzles with its brilliance and fire. Its facets create a symmetrical floral pattern at the heart of the gem. Made from flawless to nearly-flawless stones, this cut is applied to diamonds over 0.07 carats. Roberto Coin chooses only colorless diamonds to bring out the Cento’s ultimate beauty. Seeming to say “I Love You” a hundred times over, the Cento C-profile Solitaire Ring is made of platinum with a 4-prong C-profile setting that securely holds the centerstone, which is often accented by smaller diamonds. Roberto’s signature ruby on the inside of the band completes this fabulous piece.
Propose with a Cento Diamond from Shreve & Co. on Post Street in San Francisco.
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.
The A. Link Lattice Eternity Band is an elaborate and elegant symbol of commitment and love. The band is masterfully crafted from high grade platinum and has a shared-prong mounting that shows off the maximum surface of A. Link's Forevermark Diamonds. The Forevermark Diamond marks a long tradition of diamond expertise maintained for over 125 years. Each diamond is hand-selected and meticulously scrutinized, which is why only 1% of the world’s diamonds become Forevermark. The beauty of these stunning gems are given center stage in each A. Link jewelry piece allowing them to sparkle and dazzle. With its long tradition of outstanding craftsmanship and elegant designs, A. Link creates precious jewelry that last for more than a lifetime. Their timeless beauty have always been meant to last in elegance unfazed by time.
Find your Link Lattice Eternity band and other A. Link pieces at Shreve & Co in Palo Alto.
A woman once wrote about a jewelry piece she owned that survived the flames that had ravaged her home. The jewelry piece which had been a gift to her was a Wellendorff Collier with a little golden angel. Inspired by her story, Wellendorff launched its Golden Angel Collection. Finely-crafted in the Wellendorff tradition of excellence and classic beauty, each ring in this collection holds a touching secret – a little golden angel beautifully etched inside the band. A heavenly host like secret guardians in each band brings a sense of security and warmth to its wearer. The Golden Angel Collection exemplifies Wellendorff’s long tradition of superb craftsmanship and outstanding quality which this family-owned company has upheld for more than a hundred and twenty years. As in all Wellendorff creations, each piece in the Golden Angel Collection carries the Wellendorff logo – a diamond W. The most costly trademark in the world, the Wellendorff W is crafted from 18K gold and adorned with a full-cut diamond.
Discover your Wellendorff Angel at Shreve & Co. in Portland, Oregon.
Byzantine – the word brings to mind vaulted cathedrals and arched palaces with perfectly-shaped domes and buttresses, all intricately decorated and shimmering with colorful mosaics. In this ancient Empire, lavish jewelry were made of gold, bronze, or enamel set with pearls, rubies, emeralds, and other precious gems. The regal yet romantic designs of this bygone era inspired Penny Preville’s Byzantine Collection. Expertly fusing old world techniques with contemporary designs and accents, Penny individually designed the luxurious pieces of this collection. Precious metals such as 18K white, yellow or rose gold and platinum were exquisitely crafted into fine details to create fabulous scroll bangles, teardrop-shaped earrings, delicate chains and eye-catching bands. The exquisite pieces are further enhanced by the shimmering hues of pink and blue sapphires, brilliant diamonds, pearls and moonstones. “My goal is to keep designing pieces that will make a woman look and feel fabulous,” Penny Preville once said. Her breathtaking Byzantine Collection not only makes a woman feel fabulous – it makes her totally feel like a woman.
Penny Preville’s Collections are available at Shreve & Co. on Post Street in San Francisco.
Forever in perfect fit – that is the Flyer Fit Collection. For over 65 years, Martin Flyer has provided the highest quality of engagement rings and wedding bands for couples who wish to tie the knot. This exemplary brand took one step further when it launched its Flyer Fit Collection in 2006. With a unique design that the company has developed, Flyer Fit engagement ring and wedding band sets are made to fit perfectly together without awkward gaps in between, fusing two rings into one fabulous design. Moreover, the rings are handcrafted from the finest gold or platinum and set with rare Hearts and Arrows Ideal Cut Diamonds. These diamonds are cut to ideal proportions with a superior optical symmetry, polish and a specific faceting pattern that gives an illusion of eight perfectly symmetrical arrows on its crown and eight symmetrical hearts on its pavilion. This rare diamond cut gives added allure and value to Martin Flyer’s Flyer Fit Collection.
Find your perfect Flyer Fit set at authorized dealer Shreve & Co. in Palo Alto.
Friday, November 22, 2013
The story of Kirk Kara has reached far beyond America in its century-old existence. Since 1890, the brand has been perfecting the art of handcrafting rings and fine jewelry. The company’s many awards such as its 6-time Jewelers Choice Award attest to this admirable perfection. Kirk Kara’s excellence lies on its excellent gemologists and craftsmen, time-tested crafting methods and innovative design. One of Kirk Kara’s collections, Pirouetta, captures the grace and joy of dancing with dainty diamond rings set on platinum. Different shades of gold are balanced delicately in the design to achieve a noticeably unique look. The designs are replete with elegant details, emulating the rare and graceful poses and shapes of a joyful dance. Indeed, the woman who receives a Kirk Kara ring is sure to dance with glee as well.
Find Kirk Kara at Shreve & Co. in Palo Alto.
David Yurman grew up on Long Island, sold sculptures in the school cafeteria and started working with other artists like Ernesto Gonzales when he was about 16 years old. It was not, however, until the early 1970s that the brand has started to sell artistic jewelry. The first significant jewelry pieces David Yurman made were a pair of earrings for his wife, which he had initially had been reluctant to reproduce and sell. Thankfully, Sybil his wife had always been entrepreneurial as well as artistic. It was partly due to her influence that the eponymous brand came into being. In 1982, David Yurman introduced the cable bracelet, and now that is the brand’s undisputed bestseller and iconic design.
Find David Yurman at Shreve & Co in Portland Oregon - authorized retailer for David Yurman.
Obtaining a Carrera y Carrera jewelry piece is being part of an awesome creative process. Each piece of the Spanish brand’s collections is an end-result of meticulous and seasoned gold craftsmanship. It was this crafting prowess and creative excellence that turned Carrera y Carrera into a world renowned icon for awe-inspiring luxury jewelry. In the brand’s Madrid workshop, the finest goldsmiths gather and create masterpieces loaded with their own artistic and sensitive expression. Not only do these masterpieces bear the marks of their creators, they are also formed as the fruits of technological, gemological and jewelry-making expertise gained through years upon years of experience. At face value, Carrera y Carrera is a fine name associated with outstanding creativity in gold. When you look even deeper, you realize that the pieces only reflect the profound and everyday wonders of life.
Keller & George is an authorized retailer for Carrera y Carrera.
A. Jaffe’s breathtaking 120-year story through 4 differently beautiful eras is reflected in the company’s noteworthy collections: Classics, Art Deco, Seasons of Love and Metropolitan. These collections reflect the evolutions that A. Jaffe has lived through in keeping strides with the changing times. From classic to experimental to modern pieces, the A. Jaffe jewelries stand out with life and authenticity that comes only with a jewelry-maker’s seasoned expertise. Different as they are, one theme unifies the A. Jaffe pieces. And that is, the A. Jaffe woman. Every romantic and timeless design is created for the day’s sophisticated lady who values the worth of a diamond and appreciates the intricacies of its making. She has the eye for the extra-ordinary and knows how to achieve them. That’s right, A. Jaffe is dedicated to women and inspired by women.
Find A. Jaffe at Shreve & Co in Portland, Oregon.
There is more to pearly elegance than just black and white. Mikimoto has proven this all along with its collection of exquisite golden and conch pearls. For its 120th anniversary, the Mikimoto takes a whole new level of exploration on colors with its Four Seasons collection. The selection features one-of-a-kind pieces that capture the brilliance and beauty of nature. Mikimoto evokes the organic and asymmetric beauty using colored precious stones based on masterfully crafted bases of yellow gold. Since they are known throughout history as ‘living gems,’ pearls naturally exude Mother Nature’s timeless serenity. The brand displays this artfully in the Four Seasons collection. Mikimoto’s high-grade cultured pearls take center stage among the colorful floral tapestry like immaculate ladies of the earth.
Find the Four Seasons and other Mikimoto collections at Shreve & Co. in Palo Alto – an authorized retailer for Mikimoto pearls.
‘It’s complicated,’ in most cases, is a negative remark. Unless you are talking about a watch. Then complication becomes the major consideration that tips a timepiece’s fate towards your good favor. Piaget, the luxury watchmaking company founded by George Piaget in La Côte-aux-Fées, Switzerland 139 years ago, prides itself in its heritage of world class complications and ultra-thin watches. The Piaget Emperador Cushion-shaped watch deserves its royal title well. The 46.5mm gold case houses a Piaget manufactured 855P ultra-thin, self-winding mechanical perpetual calendar movement. Its elegant blue dial displays retrograde day and date counters, as well as a second time zone window that proves useful for travelers in getting into the right zone without upsetting the perpetual calendar. The sapphire crystal caseback allows a glimpse of the watch’s mechanisms, an intricacy as interesting as its superbly finished and beautifully readable dial.
Shreve & Co. on Post Street in San Francisco is an authorized retailer for Piaget Emperador and other complications.
Some watches are classic, and some are updated. Panerai Luminor Marina Automatic is both. On top of that, it is a dive watch. Updated with modern precision, the Italian dive watch features an automatic mechanical movement and personalized oscillating weight. True to its intended function, Marina is water resistant up to 300 meters, and bears a comfortably fitting wide strap and large buckle that secures its screw-down stainless steel square case in place. The Panerai appeal sticks with the classic and boldly simple watch face, sparsely decorated with the essential indicators. With not too many frills functioning on the side, the Panerai Luminor Marina Automatic is a no-nonsense watch that gives you the time-tested durability of a classic watch, the reliable precision of a modern one, and the commitment and service of the name that has served as timekeeper in Italy for more than a century and a half.
Find Panerai at Shreve & Co. in Portland, Oregon.
Friday, November 15, 2013
Patek Philippe is a name associated with nothing but the most topnotch achievements in the watchmaking industry. A constant pioneer in innovative functionality and design, Philip Patek unveils remarkable grand complications and timepieces one after another. One of the brand’s latest releases, the Ladies Calatrava, is a unique Patek Philippe experience for its apparent class and simplicity. On the outside, the elegant women’s watch exudes a graceful air with hand stitched alligator strap and cream colored dial embedded with gold numerals. On the inside, the real watchmaking prowess is at work. The life of the timepiece hinges on Caliber 240 – a 2.53mm ultra-thin self-winding mechanical movement with 22k gold off-center rotor, 161 parts and Philip Patek patented Gyromax balance. The Calatrava is the company’s version of substance and form. Trust the master of complications to pull off this subtle watchmaking feat. After all, making things simple is complicated!
Shreve & Co. in Palo Alto is an authorized retailer of Patek Philippe.
The 1960s was an era of creativity and groundbreaking work, which saw the creation of the famous Mystère-Falcon 20 by Dassault, arguably the best business jet in its period. Bell and Ross, the French watch company with a heritage and identity closely tied to aviation, pays a special homage to the 60’s with its new Vintage Collection BR 126 Sport Heritage watch. The 41mm polished steel case emulates the fashion of that time with its oversized numerals and index indicators, black bezel with 60 minute gradation, as well as sand-colored hands with photoluminescent coating. The self-winding mechanical movement supports the watch’s multiple functions including hours, minutes, seconds, date, and 30-minute and 60-second counters. The rubber-strapped (or steel bracelet) timepiece is protected by anti-reflective sapphire crystal and 100m water resistance. Let the good old times inspire you for greater creativity ahead.
Find the BR 126 Sport Heritage and other Bell and Ross watches at Shreve & Co. in Portland, Oregon.
Longines has a long and distinguished tradition as well as a worldwide reputation for timepieces with intrinsic quality and style, such as the ones in the Master Collection first launched in 2005. The L2.7184.108.40.206 has an elegant functionality with its tastefully designed black dial and transparent caseback crystal. It is powered by Caliber L707, a self-winding movement with 4 retrograde functions and moonphase that beats at 28’800 vibrations per hour, providing a 48-hour power reserve. On its classy dress watch black dial are the essential hour and minutes display, along with retrograde hand displays for day at 12 o’clock, date on the right hand side, second at 6 o’clock and a 24-hour second time zone on the left. Also along the 12 and 6 o’clock are the moonphase and day/night indicators. All the functions you would ever need in a dress watch are niftily bundled in the watch’s 41.mm stainless steel case held secure by a triple-clasped stainless steel bracelet.
Shreve & Co in Palo Alto is an authorized dealer for Longines watches.
One of Corum’s most striking distinctive features as a watch brand is its iconic “Bridge” in the Golden Bridge collection. These pieces are designed with unique vertically aligned linear movements that are suspended in tonneau-shaped cases, often enhanced by transparent case back that draw attention to the sophisticated dial and movement. The Ti-Bridge 3 day Power Reserve, incorporated with Corum CO107 manually wound movement, embraces the same Bridge concept. The “Ti-“ stands for titanium, which is the material for the watch’s case and bracelet instead of gold or stainless steel. The 42.5mm by 52.5mm curvy case fits snugly on the wrist and presents the tonneau dial and movement beneath in a bold and interesting display of unusual watchmaking feat. Along the right side of the dial is the red arrow of the linear style power indicator, and additional actual minute and hour indicators around the periphery on a flange ring. The Ti-Bridge is truly a stand-out piece is a Corum sort of way.
Shreve & Co. on Post Street in San Francisco is an authorized retailer for Corum.
Baume et Mercier, renowned for its complicated watches, is determined to leave positive marks throughout its history. The brand was founded in the 1830’s at Switzerland by founding brothers Louis-Victor and Célestin Baume, who set out their precise definition of what their company’s craftsmanship should be. “Accept only perfection; only manufacture watches of the highest quality,” a motto Baume et Mercier still upholds today with unwavering loyalty. The brand has truly made its marks, garnering various awards and recognition including the famous token of exceptional craftsmanship and quality "Poinçon de Genève" or Geneva Hallmark in 1919. Baume et Mercier has also owned a large number of patents, including the Planetary Motor which is designed for extra flat automatic watches. Today, the company’s watch workshop in Les Brenets in the Swiss Jura Mountains, continues its 180-year tradition of accepting only perfection and manufacturing watches of the highest quality.
Find Baume et Mercier collections at authorized dealer Shreve & Co. in Palo Alto.
The Parmigiani Fleurier has been founded on a strong conviction to restore the value of Swiss watchmaking as an art and heritage. This founding principle runs in the veins of every timepiece and chronograph produced by Parmigiani Fleurier, such as the Parmigiani Toric Tecnica Samba minute repeater with tourbillon. The 42mm timepiece is inspired by the colors and motions of Brazilian samba. The platinum case encloses a white gold dial with feather motif that is hand-engraved so meticulously to show the grain and texture of the details upon close inspection. Superluminova enhances the readability of the watch’s blued steel hands, while at the 6 o’clock aperture a high-end tourbillon is held aloft by its steel bridge. The hinged case back is decorated with the same motif in vibrant enamel and opens to reveal the fine Calibre PF351 movement that runs the whole show. Like an enchanting dance piece, the Toric Tecnica Samba skips with the beat in the most elegant fashion.
Find Parmigiani Fleurier at Shreve & Co. on Post Street in San Francisco – an authorized dealer for Parmigiani Fleurier.