Sunday, June 24, 2012
Some women like contemporary fashion for its practical use. Some prefer a classic style that evokes timeless beauty. While none is better than the other, the style should reflect the person. It is the personality and how fashion fits her lifestyle that carry the day for the wearer. If you find yourself caught between the two poles of style, a Chimento is for you. It is as stylishly beautiful as it is known for its comfortable fit. Chimento offers both modern and classic design in its line of precious jewelry collections. The premier Italian jewelry brand affords a seamless transition from vibrant contours to fine intricate lines to fit a woman’s style. Set in 18k gold and precious metals and gemstones, Chimento creates original shapes out of innovative materials through design mastery and research. While elegant and special, a Chimento is dedicated to women who are confident and comfortable wearing precious jewelry every day. For the novice, a Chimento is a premium find; for the sophisticated it is a fashion must in both style and comfort. Chimento releases new lines and signatures regularly to cater to your trendy whims.
Shreve is an authorized dealer for Chimento.
Image: Chimento 18k Yellow Gold "Accordi" Ring with Citrine Quartz
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Suna Bros. brings pink diamonds to their modern classics which are available at Shreve & Co.. The jewelry designs range from formal to everyday designer collections that are wearable and lasting. Earrings, necklaces, bracelets, pins and rings are included with special designs that appeal to smart, sophisticated women who seek quality jewelry. Like women, pink diamonds are not completely understood and exude a mysterious quality that is yet undefined. Perhaps, when the cause of the pink color is determined, women will be less complicated. Then again, women can have far more facets than any diamond could hold; diamonds merely reflect a woman’s beauty and enhance her mystery.
Thursday, June 14, 2012
The new millineum seems like old news as the world enters into the second decade. Still, a lot of progress was made in the last century, and companies building on sturdy foundations create consumer trust, demonstrate wisdom, and provide security. Shreve & Co. and A. Jaffe each have roots that were planted in the 1800s and have steadily grown since.
Shreve & Co. began business on the West Coast during the gold rush. Established in 1852, Shreve has proven stability in providing its customers with high quality jewelry that withstands the test of time.
A. Jaffe was established in New York in 1892, becoming the leader in creating the world’s finest luxury bridal jewelry. As an approved retailer for A. Jaffe, Shreve reinforces its status as a purveyor of timely treasures. When two strong companies become business associates, the relationship is dazzling, and the consumer gains the advantage of the union.
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
Monday, June 11, 2012
A diamond is the perfect symbol of love and beauty. A masterpiece of nature honed more perfect in the hands of a gem-cutter, a diamond enchants, allures, seduces. If you are thinking of impressing your woman with a diamond, think a notch higher. Already a rarity, it was even made more unique when the world was introduced to the Cento diamond, an innovative cut that sets the standards of round diamonds one level up. Instead of 57 facets, a Cento has 100. This features increases the fiery explosion of glow of a traditional diamond, creating a fiesta of dance as light refracts from the masterful proportionally cut of the facets. A Cento diamond also has a nine-fold symmetry instead of eight. It has a distinct floral pattern which regular cuts lack. And instead of the traditional machine-cut, only the expert strokes of a cutter who spends 12-15 hours manually shaping and polishing the diamond can breathe a fiery life to a Cento diamond. A Cento bearer soon discovers that the patent cut gives the best combination of brilliance, sparkle and fire that sweeps a woman’s heart any day. Cento diamonds are conflict-free and certified with laser inscriptions.
Shreve is an authorized dealer for Cento diamonds.
Image: Cento Corona Diamond
Friday, June 08, 2012
Some men sweep their woman off their feet. Some make them fall head over heels. But only a diamond takes a woman’s breath away. If you are a man, take heart. The shimmer and dancing rays of tiny glows inside it may reflect the indescribable ecstasy a woman feels towards you. So there, diamonds can be your best friend, too. Your search for this quality gemstone that deserves her seductive admiration stops at Harry Kotlar, the world’s renowned premier diamond seller. When Harry, its founder, came to the United States in 1948, he brought with him the passion to craft artful setting of stones that exudes timeless beauty. It was an obsession that saw women who wore a Harry Kotlar suddenly felt like a celebrity, suddenly glamorous and a special person. The same dedication to manufacture only the highest grade diamonds and match it with sincere customer service is passed through generations; today, Harry Kotlar diamonds are prized, not only by women, but men who demand only the best for their love, like a gemstone created through millennia by earth’s forces, extracted at great toil, and polished painstakingly in the hands of a Harry Kotlar setter. How about that to impress her?
Shreve is an authorized dealer for Harry Kotlar.
Image: Harry Kotlar Plat Asscher 7.32 G Vs2 Gia 13
Wednesday, June 06, 2012
Talk of law of supply and demand in reverse—the Italian brand Panerai watches are manufactured at less than what the market demands to create brand snootiness, which our individualist ego is subconsciously attracted to in a Freudian kind of way. Take the U.S. Navy Seals, an elite force that many shoot for, but only a few hit the mark; a super exclusive fighting group of men and women who have nothing to do with Panerai watches. Or so we thought until we realize this elite force was inspired by a group of Italian frogmen some seventy years ago. It was the Second World War, and we arrive at a Mediterranean outpost where daring Italian combat frogmen are assembled for a kill. The target is Allied ships prying over North Africa’s coast and the frogmen belong to the Decima Flottiglia MAS, Benito Mussolini’s elite force of the Italian Navy. These combatants are to board mini-submarines that are actually manned torpedoes and drive them to enemy ships undetected. On target lock, they shall stay the course until, just moments before impact, must jump ship, or so to say, to avoid being cannon fodder. They are daring, brave, patriotic, and they do it in style. They wear Panerai watches. An authority in manufacturing submersible timepieces, Panerai served as the official time-keeper for the Italian Navy during the war. Panerai has withstood the war and now must withstand the horde of fashionable people who want one of its limited editions.
Image: Officine Panerai Luminor 1950 Submersible 3 Days Automatic PAM 00305