Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Based in New York, Alex Sepkus has captured jewelry aficionados. Thanks to the owner’s intelligence, quirkiness, and his unparalleled attention to detail. These qualities enabled Alex Sepkus to posses true uniqueness; matchless; a world apart from others. His designs are never boring. There could be thousands of angles to appreciate any piece from. And one can actually start very up close, where craftsmanship is mistaken for something magical. Alex Sepkus designs are made under the microscope. Attention to detail has never been more detailed than this. This strict attention to the specifics is quite contrary to the designs which are never short of fun. Some can even say mad. But Alex Sepkus prefers to have a method to the madness. This obsessive yet light hearted approach has caught many eyes and minds that recognize the genius of Alex Sepkus. To purchase or learn more about Alex Sepkus pieces first-hand, visit Shreve & Co. – authorized dealer for Alex Sepkus.
Saturday, November 24, 2012
The sparkle is something women look for in engagement rings and Michael M sure delivers. By using less metal and more rocks, Michael M produces pieces that are sure to turn heads and cause hearts to jump. This is called the Michael M. ratio – a higher diamond-to-metal ratio in every piece. “Our designs use less metal and more sparkle, further enhancing the brilliance of the center stone.” This is what Peter Meksian, son of Michael Meksian, said about their designs. This design watermark proved to be hit amongst the educated buyers. Since arriving from Europe, Michael Meksian has been dreaming big of making it as a designer and as a brand in the luxury jewelry industry. He started designing gold fashion pieces and custom work that parlayed into one of the largest gold manufacturing company: New Gold Mfg., Inc. But this didn’t give Michael Meksian much satisfaction. “I liked the competition in the designer marketplace, and knew that with our level of experience, we could bring something to the customer that was not yet available.” This marked his foray in the designer market. And since their entry in 2008, they have produced unique pieces that reflect sophistication and beam superior artistry – the Michael M. sparkle. For your Michael M. pieces, visit Shreve & Co. – authorized dealer for Michael M.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
The Godfather of charms, Mr. Aaron Basha, started pretty early in life. His jewelry career started out meeting royals with his mother, a jeweler herself. These visits, when he was between 9 to 12 years old, broke him in to the world’s premiere class. The original House of Basha was started by Aaron Basha’s mother. It was in the early twentieth century when they put up shop in Berkeley Square in London. It was in the 1990’s when they moved Manhattan for good. During Aaron Basha’s career, he too enjoyed the patronage of royals. He was once commissioned by a South East Asian princess to produce a life size baby shoe pendant encrusted with fancy yellow diamonds. The work took Aaron two months and sold more than one million pounds. While creating jewelry with briolette diamonds, diamonds that have their entire surface cut with triangle facets, Aaron Basha came about with creating charms. The influence of these stones led Aaron to create the iconic pieces that we see today and discerning tastes appreciate. It is this mix of fun and elegance that led to the success that is Aaron Basha, the Godfather of charms. For Aaron Basha charms, visit Shreve & Co. – authorized dealer for Aaron Basha.
Sunday, November 18, 2012
It is a challenge nowadays to make your wedding special and stand out. You don’t want it to be a run-of-the-mill one. One can tinker with the motif, ceremony, inject exotic traditions, or some other creative stuff but one should never forget to start with the symbols of their union and love. A wedding that is truly yours starts with engagement rings and wedding rings that are ‘truly yours’. And Furrer Jacot can do just that – make the symbols of your love also be a testament of your union and individualities. Making individualized customized bridal jewelries for over 150 years, Furrer Jacot’s tenure and dominance in the industry owes it to their dedication to excellence. Using traditional and time-tested Swiss techniques and state-of-the-art precision-setting technology, Furrer Jacot produces premium jewelries from carefully sourced out raw materials. The team of highly skilled artisans never fails to carry out the promise of bestowing upon clients highly personalized beautiful rings that perfectly fit their fingers – rings that are truly theirs. For your Furrer Jacot visit Shreve & Co. – authorized dealer for Furrer Jacot.
Friday, November 16, 2012
Coming from a multifaceted man is a 100 faceted signature diamond cut that took two years of cutting and re-cutting and 4 million dollars worth of rough stones. The Cento collection by Roberto Coin has done it again for him – avant garde void of mimicry. With most diamonds having just 57 or 58 facet cuts, Roberto Coin outdid most by having a collection with 100 and a floral pattern to match it. This perfection of craftsmanship doesn’t just come out from the pretense of trying to be different; it comes from just being different. This modern take comes in many forms in the collection but each is certified to have undergone 12 to 15 hours of cutting by hand, be laser inscribed and are conflict free. By having more cuts, these diamonds are designed to have more fire or brilliance than others. From bracelets, rings, necklaces, these diamonds reflect and refract exceptional high degree of shine. For scintillating Cento diamonds, visit Shreve & Co. – authorized dealer for Cento by 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.
Sunday, November 11, 2012
“She is an ‘established lady’. Well-educated, yet embracing traditional values, the typical Wellendorff wearer’s family is important to her. She has a sure instinct for things that are special and values quality, yet has no need to prove anything to anyone but herself,” says Claudia Wellendorf about the typical Wellendorf consumer. And for this sophisticated and established lady, Wellendorf has used established methods and sophisticated practices to match the said traits of their typical patron. Before every new season, designers present to the Wellendorf family many preliminary designs for screening. Once screened, they are ‘test driven’ by the Wellendorf women, including Claudio herself, before they make it to the new collection. When deemed worthy of the W symbol with a crown, the expert goldsmiths and designers perfect these pieces and add them to the collection. The 3rd and 4th generation of Wellendorf’s has continued the founder’s, Ernst Alexander Wellendorf, zeal of creating unique and perfectly-crafted fine jewelry founded upon genuine values and a craftsmanship to this day. With more than 118 years of tradition and expertise under Wellendorf’s belt, they have persisted to create pieces that dazzle. This coming 2013, sophisticated and established women around the world can’t wait to be surprised and delighted with new collections. For Wellendorf pieces, visit Shreve & Co. – authorized dealer for Wellendorf.
Friday, November 09, 2012
Finding a perfect engagement ring that signifies the special bond you have with your partner without sacrificing individuality has never been easier since Martin Flyer came up with the FlyerFit™ collection. The FlyerFit line showcases engagement rings and wedding bands that fit perfectly together. This is offered with the highest quality of metals and diamonds in the 5 most popular bridal settings; namely the three-stone rings, solitaires, shared prong, channel and micro pave. There are many designs to choose from and many experts to help you choose your own symbol of oneness and individuality. These experts understand what cuts match what settings. Their inside can guide you through the collection and making a pair your own. Since moving to the famous 48th street, New York’s diamond district, Martin Flyer has continued to bedazzle onlookers with the finest bridal jewelry collections in the country. They have made their mark in the industry with many collections to be desired. For your unique FlyerFit, visit Shreve & Co. – authorized dealer for Martin Flyer.
Wednesday, November 07, 2012
When you attach your name to a brand, it’s either you are full of yourself or you are really on to something. And for a long time, the latter was a feeling for David Yurman; having had lived a bohemian lifestyle in an artist colony in Big Sur. But for decades, this feeling of being ‘on to something’ has proved to be not to be just “on to anything”, David Yurman was actually on his way to greatness. Through those decades up to this day, David Yurman hasn’t just created jewelries and watch collections, he had expanded his line to his signature fragrance and eyewear collection. Having his signature cable bracelet at the forefront, David has marched in the luxury jewelry market and proved himself to be a creator of noteworthy items. His iconic cable bracelet paid homage to the traditional status symbols of the Iron Age. These were worn by people of note throughout Europe during these times. “It’s actually a helix. The pattern is in our DNA, in nautilus shells, and you can see it swirling in the galaxies, too.” David Yurman explains. This signature design is usually made of silver and gold and made to be open-ended. Buying in the luxury industry with his pedigree as an artist, David Yurman has made a name for himself to the tune of being a celebrated maker of luxury items with many imitators. But none can match the ingenuity, craftsmanship and authenticity of the name: David Yurman. For more of David Yurman, visit Shreve & Co. – authorized dealer for David Yurman.
Monday, November 05, 2012
Sensual. Seductive. Elegant. These are words that describe Carrera y Carrera, the jewelry brand that keeps its Spanish roots and innovates on traditional Spanish design. With its modern take on Spanish elegance and even by pushing the boundaries farther and farther, Carrera Y Carrera is Spain through and through. Through the 1990s, Carrera Y Carrera has thrived through the growing international luxury market and has positioned itself to be the premiere Spanish jewelry brand. Keeping with its roots, the brand managed to stand out in the among luxury jewelry creators. Carrera Y Carrera owes its success to its unceasing Innovation in design and craftsmanship – the go-to traits of the brand. The elegance in every Carrera Y Carrera piece speaks to the soul just like flamenco. This is apparent and heart-felt in the ‘Mi Princesa’ collection; where everything is worthy of royalty; where every piece helps every man to make their beaus feel like their princesses. ‘You are My Princess’ saith every ring in this collection. Carrera Y Carrera has seduced the sophisticated and the elite for decades. If their pieces, speak to you and surely they do, visit Shreve & Co. for these brilliant pieces. Shreve & Co. is an authorized dealer for Carrera Y Carrera.
Friday, November 02, 2012
Wedding rings are meant to last forever. But let’s face it, a lot of marriages don’t. But if you are one of the lucky ones to have your union happily intact for ten, maybe twenty or even 25 years, surprise her again with an anniversary ring to symbolize the never-ending love story you both share. A. Jaffe has been known to have been the premiere maker of unique engagement rings for more than a century. It is not all too far off that they too, make some of the best anniversary rings one can find in the market. The A. Jaffe Eternity collection features a number of choices. The collection showcases rings ranging from classic-style ones and modern designs; from bubble diamond designs to a vine motif stackable ring. Whatever you and your partner’s tastes may be, A. Jaffe offers pieces that will surely speak to you. Are ready to renew your vows and get your partner the perfect symbol of your love? Or a simple anniversary gift to commemorate the years you’ve shared together? Take a look at A. Jaffe collections at Shreve & Co. – authorized dealer for A. Jaffe.