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.

The Founding Standards Live On

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 6:40:00 AM in Harry Kotlar (29)


Platinum has been their metal of choice and they have been well-known for their cushion diamonds. Harry Kotlar, for three generations now, has thrived and excelled in providing businesses and individuals with high quality diamond laden jewelry to enjoy. This family-owned business takes pride in their expertly cut diamonds and stylish yet classic designs. Every Harry Kotlar piece is sure to be exquisite having only expert hands and eyes grace each piece from selection to creation. Through more than 50 years in the industry, Harry Kotlar had been known in giving outstanding service and value to old and new customers alike. The founding standards of quality, beauty, and integrity had found their way to every Harry Kotlar creation since the founding of the firm in 1948 to this day. And the family has no plans of letting go of these values soon or ever. For topnotch quality pieces, visit Shreve & Co. — authorized dealer of Harry Kotlar.

Only for You

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 6:38:09 AM in Furrer Jacot (25)


Owning jewelry is not about uniformity. No one wants to wear exactly what the next person does. Furrer-Jacot realizes this more than any other luxury brand as Furrer-Jacot specializes in putting into reality the customers’ individual desires. This Schaffhausen company works with highly skilled artisans and highly trained front end staff that put to use their compounded experience, innovative techniques and unsurpassed attention to detail to bring out excellent results. This ensures that every piece comes out of individually in an authentic “Swiss-made” process, with strict ethical standards, with the best available service. But this “individuality” approach is not in any way a cover up for any lack in creativity as Furrer-Jacot designer-in-chief Lucas Ruppli is no stranger to the jury of the Diamond International Awards. It was his bracelet in red gold combined with onyx and 1801 diamonds weighing a total weight of 37.87 carat that earned him his award. For superiorly crafted and highly individual pieces that are only for you, visit Shreve & Co. — authorized dealer for Furrer-Jacot

From Extraordinary to Perfect

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 6:36:15 AM in Cento (22)


Most diamonds have 57 facets but a Cento diamond is not just every diamond. It is Roberto Coin’s masterpiece having a hundred facets like its Italian name suggests. The symbol of light, love and value takes on another form; the special reaches another level of special. These unique diamonds exhibit unique brightness that can only be obtained through holding a longer refraction brought to life by the innovative cut. This cut brings the ‘perfect’ out of these extraordinary stones. These diamonds grace every piece of the Cento collection; may they be earrings, rings, or pendants. And these diamonds can grace your skin too, lending you their scintillating shine.  Many have fallen in love with Roberto Coin pieces and many more have distinguished themselves among Cento lovers. For your fiery Cento Collection pieces, visit Shreve & Co. — authorized dealer for Cento

The Roberto Coin Charm

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 6:33:09 AM in Roberto Coin (31)


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.  

Engagement on the Horizon? A. Link has the Answers

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 5:38:04 AM in A. Link (23)


One brand that is ever present in engagement conversations is A. Link. Some say it is their classic designs that people desire more than anything. Some say it’s the sparkle. But one thing is given. A. Link is sure up there in conversations where getting engaged or tying the knot is concerned. A. Link pieces are timeless and classic. They come from a tradition of excellence and a tested sense of style that have captured romantic hopefuls for a long time. Consistency too is a tradition as A. Link, for over a century, has provided the same “make” diamonds whose sparkle is second to none. Maybe it’s the sparkle, the class, the style or maybe it’s everything about A. Link. Whatever jewelry cravings there might be, A. Link sure has the answers. To find the perfect engagement rings for you and your beau, visit Shreve & Co. — authorized dealer for A. Link. 

The Coveted W

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 5:36:21 AM in Wellendorf (31)


The W is a coveted seal of quality that only Wellendorff can bestow. Since the founding of the firm in 1893, Wellendorff has been churning out perfectly crafted pieces of German ingenuity that has took high society seductively by the collar. The most recognizable piece in their arsenal is the Wellendorff rope .To make these colliers, goldsmiths use up 160m of gold to gracefully wrap around the wearer’s neck; gold is treated like silk. Another Wellendorff piece that became an icon in the jewelry world is the revolving rings. These spinning rings are testaments to the genius that is Wellendorff. Armed with the highest artisan skill and the rare sensibility for quiet elegance, Wellendorff continues their tradition of genuine values up to this day. In its tenure, Wellendorff had created designs that will be viewed as pieces at the apex of jewelry making for centuries to come. For pieces that bear the coveted W mark, visit Shreve & Co. — authorized dealer for Wellendorff.

For Every Woman

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 5:34:16 AM in Penny Preville (31)


It takes a woman to know a woman. And Penny Preville has proven time and time again that she knows what women desire in the jewelries they wear – pieces that they can connect to; and pieces that define each of them as a person and as a woman. It is this ability coupled with her eye for designs and her exceptional creativity that captured her many followers and collectors. A lot of them are influential and celebrated women like Anna Paquin, Hayden Panettiere, Anne Hathaway, and Jackie Kennedy-Onassis. It is through the balancing of design continuity and creating something new that Penny Preville sets herself apart. She continues to evaluate the needs and wants of her clientele and continues to create pieces that are one step beyond their expectations. So the next time you think of a gift for your wife, mother, girlfriend, and sister, maybe Penny Preville could help. Visit Shreve & Co. – authorized dealer for Penny Preville

For Whatever Reason

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 5:31:21 AM in Martin Flyer (23)


It only takes one look to know that Martin Flyer pieces are unique. With their stunning elegance and beauty, Martin Flyer engagement rings have been part of many love stories for long, long time. Today, Martin Flyer is known across the industry to produce high-quality semi-mounts. The bridal jewelry niche enjoys Martin Flyer creations that are both timeless and stylish. With hundreds of design in 18k white and yellow gold, platinum or palladium, the firm has proved to be a veteran and a go-to brand for many lovebirds who are getting engaged and married. But for whatever occasion the purchase is; engagement, marriage or an anniversary; Martin Flyer sure fits the bill. You can choose from the stocks or create your custom design; whichever you choose, Martin Flyer is sure to compliment the beauty of the wearer. For your engagement ring, anniversary ring or just a gift, visit Shreve & Co. – authorized dealer for Martin Flyer. 

Hug, Kiss, Dance

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 5:29:42 AM in Kirk Kara (23)


Five years in a row, Kirk Kara has won the Jeweler’s Choice awards. It was the Angelique K1250DC-R that caught the hearts of 16,000 fine jewelry retailers last 2012. Now, Kirk Kara unveils a new collection that surely to wow collectors and romantics alike. The XO collection invites a shower of hugs and kisses from every angle. It is described to have cool elegance meeting fiery beauty. This collection features hand-engraved details that focus the viewers’ attention to the center diamond; perfect for the woman who follows her stylistic sense the same way she follows her heart, as said by Kirk Kara himself. Another addition to the stunning Kirk Kara lineup, is the Pirouette collection. It is deemed as being joyful as it flows like beautiful dance. This is a collection of matching engagement and wedding rings. Kirk Kara’s inspiration for this design comes from dancing of the heart when it starts to fall in love. For these new collections, visit Shreve & Co. – authorized dealer for Kirk Kara. 

David Yurman’s American Elegance

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 5:27:28 AM in David Yurman (23)


David Yurman and his wife were established artists before they forayed into jewelry making; David, a sculptor and Sybil, his wife, a painter. They parlayed this creativity to jewelry making and many other forms and in 1980, they established the firm, David Yurman, and took the world of fine jewelry and timepieces by storm. David Yurman’s signature piece is his twisted helix – a cable bracelet with gemstones set on its finial ends. This piece is timeless, classic and flexible enough to be worn anywhere whether it be day or night. It is said to have captured the relaxed elegance of modern American women. And truth be told, this design has become iconic enough to be imitated but never replicated. Come and own a part of David Yurman’s world and visit Carob & Troy for David Yurman jewelry. Shreve & Co. is an authorized dealer for David Yurman.

From Spain to the World

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 5:24:37 AM in Carrera y Carrera (29)


Sophisticated, seductive, contagious and everything a woman desires. This is Carrera Y Carrera - the luxury jewelry makers with the bold mission of continuing and reinventing Spanish designs for its modern and loyal clientele. It is in the 1990s that Carrera Y Carrera came into international acclaim. Catching on the big wave of the international luxury market, the brand made its presence felt by the global elites. But Carrera Y Carrera is no stranger among royalty. Since its inception in 1885, it has always managed to seduce and successfully service those of nobility. Carrera y Carrera creations are characterized by the use of lines and the masterful application of details; all done, of course, with Spanish flair. Usual subjects for Carrera Y Carrera pieces are flowers, mysterious panthers, butterflies, mythological plots and miniature pictures of animals. These designs have attracted the special attention of Spanish royalty and made Carrera Y Carrera the only jewelry house creating the jewelry for the Spanish Royal Family. For your Carrera Y Carrera pieces, visit Shreve & Co. – authorized dealer for Carrera Y Carrera

With A. Jaffe, Finding the Perfect Ring is Easy

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 5:21:21 AM in A. Jaffe (34)


Among the top names in the designer bridal jewelry category sits A. Jaffe. To have achieved and to have maintained this pristine reputation since its inception in 1892, is not an easy task. It is through the compounded years of experience, meticulous attention to detail, real passion and precision that the A. Jaffe brand had become indelible. A. Jaffe handles every step of the process, from the selection of stones to the final finishing of the pieces, with unbelievable care. This is done with every stone and ring; making sure every piece is worthy of being a partner in the most important moments we share with the most precious people in our lives. With timeless and stylish designs, A. Jaffe makes it easier for brides and grooms to find the perfect ring for the perfect union. For A. Jaffe pieces, visit Shreve & Co. – authorized dealer for A. Jaffe

Mikimoto Living Jewels

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 5:15:57 AM in Mikimoto (28)


Adorning the necks of all the women in the world is a great feat; impossible to be exact. But it is by chasing this dream that Kokichi Mikimoto has created finest cultured pearls in the world; an impossible dream chase that created wonders. To commemorate the storied journey, Mikimoto released an exquisite collection of new cultured pearl jewelry. It is deemed the the Mikimoto Regalia - celebrating the brand’s history of designing pieces for women of noble heritage. For this new collection, the designers took inspiration from the past and merged contemporary interpretations; perfect for today’s modern, sophisticated and discerning women. Mikimoto pearls are distinct. They are above all comparisons. This quality is achieved by using the finest materials coupled with careful orchestration. And through painstaking culturing, mindful sorting and expert matching, Mikimoto creations bring justice and more to these “living jewels”. To learn more about the new collection, visit Shreve & Co. – authorized dealer for Mikimoto

Two Brothers’ Quest for Distinction

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 12:00:00 AM in Suna Brothers (29)


More than seventy years ago, two brothers were enthralled by jewelry. They took this passion for anything precious and beautiful to heart and learned from the master craftsmen of Europe. Kenneth and Joel Suna started out as bench jewelers, diamond setters, and as gemologists. But this wasn’t the end for them, these were just the means. The brothers developed their own style that soon would be renowned all over the world. Their skillful use of platinum and gemstones became synonymous to elegance, style and class. By merging their traditional training and state-of-the-art technology they produce jewelry that every sophisticated and discerning woman would desire for. Now in their third generation, Suna is led by Aron and Jonathan Suna who have further developed and expanded the company that continues the tradition of class and excellence. They have continued on the path of creating distinctive designs and stayed true to the Suna name. Suna pieces are perfect for gifts and to let loved ones feel appreciated. Suna pieces are also perfect self-purchases to reward yourself for a job well done. To get your hands on Suna Bros pieces, visit Shreve & Co. – authorized dealer for Suna Bros.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Kwiat, a Modern Classic

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 12:00:00 AM in Kwiat (29)


Some are known to be the leader in selection and cutting. Some are known to be leaders in design. But Kwiat does it all. Founded in 1907, Kwiat has been involved in the selecting, cutting, and creating every beautiful piece. This tradition of perfectionism and excellence has made Kwiat to be one of the most celebrated luxury brands in the planet. Kwiat diamonds are individually graded with a very conservative standard. And these Kwiat diamonds make their way to retailers and jewelry manufacturers worldwide. Kwiat understands the need for tradition and innovation and their mere staying power in the industry is a testament to their ability to no just keep rolling with the punches but to keep the lead. By keeping the balance between advancing the guard and paying homage to tradition, Kwiat has continued to be highly relevant in an almost congested market with so many brands to choose from. When choosing Kwiat, you know you choose a modern classic; class that is beyond the grips of “just fashion” – a style that is forever. For Kwiat jewelry, visit Shreve & Co. – authorized dealer for Kwiat.

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.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Polish Take-Away

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 12:00:00 AM in Harry Kotlar (29)


Harry Kotlar, the man behind the iconic Harry Kotlar & Co., brought his passion, skill and eye for beauty to the United States from his native Poland. By starting out as a diamond salesman in Los Angeles in 1948, he managed to start a company that continues to dazzle – now in their third generation. Louis Weiner, the current president of the company, came into the company more than 35 years ago and had worked side by side with his father-in-law until the founder’s passing. Betty Kotlar Weiner, had worked with her father even before marrying Louis and is now in charge of the inventory of their business. Their son, David, joined the company more than 15 years ago and has helped the company increase sales and launched the jewelry and mounting end of Harry Kotlar & Co. Harry’s passion of making women feel beautiful and appreciated has been passed down the family line. Beauty, Art and Perfection remains to be the family mantra. And lucky for me and you, we all can enjoy the timeless elegance of superbly crafted jewelry. For Harry Kotlar pieces, visit Shreve & Co. – authorized dealer for Harry Kotlar

Monday, January 21, 2013

A Sustainable Luxury Brand with Asian Inspiration

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 12:00:00 AM in John Hardy (28)


If you have the penchant for Asian designs and are adamant about the environment’s future, there is no brand more perfect than John Hardy. Taking inspirations from Bali in the mid 70’s, company founder John Hardy infused the island’s traditional jewelry making traditions with new design concepts. What resulted was magic and since 1996 Mumbai, Bali became the company’s production center where everything is created. And in 1999, there came a wonderful addition to the company in the person of Guy Bedarida – senior designer of haute joaillerie of the Place Vendome. He came in as Head Designer and broadened John Hardy’s design concepts with the inclusion of new nature-inspired motifs, European jewelry techniques, and ancient East Asian art. And just like Asian architecture and living, the company has exerted a behemoth effort to become carbon neutral. With the slogan “Greener Every Day”, John Hardy continues to make their processes greener. In 2006, John Hardy launched its “Sustainable Advertising” program. This aims to lessen carbon emissions from their business processes such as print advertising, travel and electrical consumption. John Hardy donates a portion of their proceeds from the sale of their Bamboo collection items to the bamboo planting activities they have been conducting under their “Wear Bamboo, Plant Bamboo” program. To look fabulous while not harming the environment, visit Shreve & Co. (authorized dealers) for John Hardy. 

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Saxon Tradition at its Finest

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 12:00:00 AM in A. Lange & Sohne (28)


Since 1845, internationally acclaimed Saxon watchmaker A. Lange & Sohne have been setting industry benchmarks that have wowed and dazzled enthusiasts and collectors alike. Each timepiece is carefully handcrafted to perfection. Each piece represents the pinnacle of haute horlogerie. Most A. Lange & Sohne watches employ mechanical rather than quartz movements with a few exceptions. Their movements are developed, made and assembled by Lange itself.  Lange watches use watch cases that are made of gold and platinum. Aside from time-only wound and automatic watches, A. Lange & Sohne also excels at complications that include simple and split seconds chronographs, annual and perpetual calendars, tellers of world-time, and the tourbillion. This 2013 we can expect the same tradition that A. Lange & Sonhe has espoused – a tradition of leadership and excellence. Come be a part of the Saxon tradition of style and precision, all brought to you by the A. Lange & Sonhe. For more of A. Lange & Sonhe, visit Shreve & Co. – authorized dealer for A. Lange & Sonhe.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Risqué Jewelry by Stephen Webster

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 12:00:00 AM in Stephen Webster (27)


With his glam-rock attitude, Stephen Webster has captivated many men and women with impeccable tastes. Pieces from his collection evidence his keen eye for detail, expert craftsmanship and unique aesthetic. Stephen Webster creations border on the arcane and gothic. His pieces speak to a special audience that appreciates his distinctive eye for beauty. This is evident in his pieces like a ring called Sex, Drugs, and Rock And Roll, his Ram’s Head bracelet, and his Thorn Spinning Band Ring; all are part of his thorn connection. This rocking approach afforded Stephen Webster a big dedicated fan base including celebrity admirers such as Madonna, Christina Aguilera, Mickey Rourke and Sir Elton John to name a few. This talent is hard not to notice. Since 2008, Stephen Webster was signed as the Creative Director for the world’s oldest jewelry house – Garrard . To build your Stephen Webster collection, visit Shreve & Co. – authorized dealers for Stephen Webster. 

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Baume & Mercier: An Icon and Luxury

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 1:59:50 PM in Baume & Mercier (29)


Baume & Mercier has established itself to be the leading brand in producing sporty chronographs. It is part of the Richemont group along with Cartier and Piaget. Baume & Mercier became one of the most sought out brands as it maintains a close relationship with the customers; and also being the producer of iconic luxury watches of aesthetic elegance, charm and excellence. In 1964, Baume & Mercier took on the PHI symbol for its brand identity. This represented the golden proportion from antiquity. It is through this visual cue that Baume & Mercier became known to be the affordable luxury brand. They keep on to this positioning and philosophy by creating innovative and avant-garde pieces. The years 1972 and 1973 proved fruitful for Baume & Mercier as lady watches Galaxie and Mimosa models won the Golden Rose in 1972 and the Stardust model showcasing an onyx dial surrounded by 138 diamonds garnered the supreme Golden Rose merit the next year. And since the purchase by Richemont and the new found autonomy, Baume & Mercer continues its mission under Alain Zimmerman.  “The mission I am determined to pursue with conviction and pride is about making Baume & Mercier the natural companion of life’s milestone moments such as a birthday or anniversary, a first job or a reunion – the kind that warms our hearts in any culture and on every continent.” stated Alain Zimmermann the CEO of Baume & Mercier. And so, they completely do. For Baume & Mercier luxury for life’s milestones, please visit Shreve & Co.—authorized dealer for Baume & Mercier. 

Perfect calibration

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 10:34:56 AM in Jaeger Lecoultre (30)


A Jaeger LeCoultre timepiece is built on the tradition of the founder’s brilliant inventions and craftsmanship. The Swiss manufacturer of high-end watches and clocks traces its roots to a small workshop in Le Sentier, Switzerland that started crafting high-caliber timepieces in 1833. Antoine LeCoultre was an image of man driven by his quest to create the most perfectly calibrated movement. He was the first to measure the micrometer in 1844, and devised the world’s first millionmeter, which made it possible for watchmakers to measure a thousandth of a millimeter, a precursor to precision engineering. Three years hence, he developed a push-piece that could shift a lever from one function to another, eliminating the need for keys to set and rewind watches. He was also recognized at the 1851 Universal Exhibition in London for his precision and mechanization achievements. Since then, using mechanized systems in manufacturing watches, LeCoultre developed a wide range of timepiece calibers that produced highly precise chronographs and repeater mechanisms. The company was even a back-end manufacturer for other renowned timepiece signatures in the pre-World War II decades. Today, LeCoultre watches are known for its state-of-the-art technologies from cutting and rolling to electroplating, case polishing and decorating to manufacturing dials, skeletons, casing, calibration and engraving. The result is no less than a Jaeger LeCoultre that has defined time-keeping as a high-end science as it is an art.
Shreve is an authorized dealer for Jaeger Lecoultre.
Image: AMVOX5 World Chronograph

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

The Breitling Obsession

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 12:00:00 AM in Breitling (30)


Telling the perfect time is an obsession that humanity will never grow out of. It is by this tendency that we have created technology that is only apparent in our species. And for a long time, one brand has been at the forefront of this obsession. Breitling. Since 1884, Leon Breitling opened a small workshop that specialized in chronographs. With stern will and dedication, Breitling became a companion to the world’s long history of aviation where accuracy and reliability are most important. Having started supplying for the Royal Air Force in 1936, Breitling continues the tradition of precision in the early 1950s as Boeing, Lockheed and Douglas chose Breitling cockpit clocks; and so did 25 more airlines. In 1952, the Navitimer was born. This was the go-to wrist instrument for pilots being equipped with a circular slide rule or a “navigation computer”. A space venturing version of this Navitimer was made and on May 24, 1962, astronaut Scott Carpenter was the first to try this new invention aboard the Aurora 7 space capsule. If you’re a spaceman or a pilot, a Breitling is the best companion. But if you want to just sport one of the most accurate pieces in the world for the prestige or for whatever reasons you might posses, no one can say otherwise. For Breitling pieces, visit Shreve & Co. – authorized dealer for Breitling.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

A Call to Restoration

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 12:00:00 AM in Parmigiani Fleurier (29)


All the best stories started out with a crisis. Parmigiani Fleurier’s isn’t any different. In 1974, Michel Parmigiani had just graduated college to face an unprecedented fall of the Swiss watch industry. Thanks to the influx of quartz movements coming in from Japan. Swiss watchmakers were oblivious and didn’t see it coming. The quartz crisis came to full effect and wiped out 90,000 jobs. But despite of the situation and the seemingly impendent doom, Michel Parmigiani moved forward with his plans against the views of many; against the odds. With a passion for restoration, he started a company to do such that. It was called the Mesure et Art du Temps. On the side, in his small workshop, he manufactures unique pieces for collectors. He was playful with his mastery of mechanical complications. It took people, important people, to notice his brilliance and skill. It was then that he was pushed to create his own brand and make his vision a reality. From then on, Michel Parmigiani and the Parmigiani Fleurier brand took form and began putting wings into their dreams of creating mechanical feats of beauty and art. Just after a few years, Parmigiani Fleurier has created seventeen calibers in-house, produced six collections, and four world-firsts. And staying true to its restoration passion, Parmigiani Fleurier helped brought back the love for traditionally Swiss-made mechanical watches. For your Parmigiani Fleurier timepiece, visit Shreve & Co. – authorized dealer for Parmigiani Fleurier

Monday, January 14, 2013

IWC: For the Few

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


The International Watch Company (IWC) is named the International Watch Company for a reason. And that reason is that they make some of the best darn watches in the world. When luxury watches is the game, IWC is a superstar that connoisseurs and enthusiasts recognize. In 1986, Florentine Ariosto Jones, the American engineer and watchmaker, founded the International Watch Company. Recognizing the Swiss leadership in craftsmanship and the American leadership in modern technology, he mixed the best of both worlds and ended up as one of the leading innovators in the industry. To this day, IWC is a historical brand. It remains the only watch factory in East Switzerland that is operational to this day. IWC has maintained its vision to create few watches for small numbers of discerning people that value quality more than anything else. This is the same reason that IWC watches last for decades. IWC items continue to be rare pieces of mechanisms that are only fetched by true connoisseurs throughout the planet. To add an IWC piece to your collection visit Shreve & Co. – authorized dealer for IWC.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

The Genius of Jaeger-LeCoultre

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 12:00:00 AM in Jaeger Lecoultre (30)


Jaeger-LeCoultre is known to produce some of the best watches in the world. But little do know that this high-end luxury watch and clock maker has also manufactured movements and parts for other prominent watch companies in Switzerland. The founding of Jaeger-LeCoultre rested on the shoulders of a thirty-year-old man named Antoine LeCoultre, son of Vallee de Joux watchmaker Jacques LeCoultre. He followed his father’s footsteps and he not only proved to be a gifted watchmaker but also as a brilliant inventor. Antoine LeCoultre revolutionized the whole industry in 1844 by inventing the millionometer, a device that calculates up to one thousandths of a millimeter accurately. Because of such invention, time keeping was vastly improved. This measurement enabled the metric system to be the universal standard in watch-making. The merger with Edmond Jaeger, the exclusive supplier of watch movements for Cartier, proved fruitful with more technological advances that follow. One innovation that was prompted was a case made from stainless steel. It was also Jaeger-LeCoultre that created the world’s smallest mechanical movement which weighs less than a gram. Owning a Jaeger-LeCoultre is no shame at all. In fact it is a privilege. Whether you own a piece in the Master Control series or the most popular Reverso, you have become a part of a storied brand with traditions that blossomed from genius. For Jaeger Lecoultre timepieces, visit Shreve & Co. – authorized dealer for Jaeger Lecoultre.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Ball Watch: Accuracy in Adverse Conditions

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


“Accuracy in Adverse Conditions” – this is the motto that has set the ball rolling for Ball Watch. This corporate mission attends to those individuals are not just on-the-go, but those that are truly working, living and playing in difficult conditions in the planet. Accuracy is hard to achieve and Ball Watches rarely falter as they are equipped with the patented BALL-engineered self-powered micro gas light technology. This lights ups brightly for at least 25 years. Ball Watches also come in 7,500 G force shock resistance and a -40 degree Celsius temperature rating, and a patented crown protection system to boot. The founder Webb Clay Ball became the vice-president of the Hamilton Watch Company and focused his efforts to develop tellers of time for railroads. This was inspired by a collision between trains in Kipton, Ohio. This was all caused by the stopping of the engineer’s watch. The railroad officials commissioned Webb C. Ball to be their Chief Time Inspector. And from this day on, his quest of the precision is being continued by the company he started. For accurate watches that function under adverse conditions, visit Shreve & Co. – authorized dealer for Ball Watch.

Friday, January 11, 2013

If Brilliance is the Priority…

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 12:00:00 AM in A. Link (23)


Diamonds are a woman’s best friend. And one thing that makes a diamond desirable is its brilliance. And what diamond can shine brighter than A. Link’s? By just requiring the minimum light available, A. Link’s signature 60/60 cut diamonds can sparkle in the dark. These stones are of 58 to 61 percent table sizes with depth percentages of 59 to 61. These percentages average a 60/60 that provides the alluring effects. These diamonds are meant to last forever as heirlooms; brilliant ones that can be passed on from generation to generation just like A. Link, the brand itself. A. Link is not just a business but a culture of expertise and perfection that was passed on from generation to generation. With many heirlooms to choose from different collections, one can be sure that any piece can be mesmerizingly simple, elegant and brilliant. This is evident in the Double Layered Collection as rows of diamonds, separated by rows of smaller diamonds, create not bracelets and necklaces of diamonds but “sheets” of diamonds. The effect renders the settings invisible enabling the sparkle of the rocks to arrest the eyes. If brilliance in the priority, there is no better choice than A. Link. For more of head-turning A. Link collections, visit Shreve & Co. – authorized dealers for A. Link. 

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Chanel is for Every Woman

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


Chanel is one of the most recognizable brands in the world. This French castle of high fashion specialized in haute couture, ready-to-wear clothes, luxury items and accessories. But this highbrow brand had a humble start – a beginning that is alien to many. Gabrielle Chanel started out selling hats to fashion conscious mistresses. After a few years, she set up shop in other locations and started selling ready to wear sports clothes for women. This started out the storied history of the woman and the brand that started diversifying and ultimately stood as the flag-bearer for independent and sophisticated women around the world. In the 1980s, through the leadership of Karl Lagerfield, Chanel was able to strike a deal with watchmakers. And in this era, the first Chanel watch debuted and by the end of the decade, the brand moved their headquarters to New York. Now, Chanel is something that every woman aspires to; a brand that most women can connect with; a brand that brings out the best of every woman. For more of Chanel watches, visit Shreve & Co. – authorized dealer for Chanel.

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Penny Preville: The Woman behind the Jewelry

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 12:00:00 AM in Penny Preville (31)


Born in The North Shoe of Long Island, New York, Penny Preville designed her first jewelry as a teenager. It was a set of Sterling Silver star earrings. This wasn’t too farfetched for Penny as she grew up in a creative and artistic environment. Her grandmother was an artist and her mother was an interior designer. Jewelry was the form she chose to express herself. Or maybe it was Jewelry that chose her. As a fan of fashion and culture, Penny acknowledges that these are changing and changing fast but she puts value in continuity, of staying true to oneself. And continuity is something she strives to achieve and has found success in. A Penny Preville piece will always speak luxury and femininity. Penny Preville’s style achieves balance between innovation, fashion, elegance and “wearability”. Like the maker, the pieces are a unique balance of influences spanning from family to art history. The creativity in the family and her penchant for art history brings pieces that are truly Penny Preville – truly for sophisticated women. For Penny Preville jewelry, visit Shreve & Co. – authorized dealers for Penny Preville.

Monday, January 07, 2013

From your Generation to Generations to Come

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 12:00:00 AM in Kirk Kara (23)


Winning five years in a row in the bridal category in the Jeweler’s Choice Awards is an exceptional feat. But what do you expect from Kirk Kara? Having been in the business for generations; being a part of a family of master jewelers, it is almost as expected for the maker of the most popular high-end bridal jewelry in America. By marrying classical and vintage styles and modern take, Kirk Kara has managed to stay in the forefront of the bridal jewelry market. Kirk Kara has done this through using only the finest materials and a hands-on approach; Kirk Kara himself approves every piece which is engraved by a hallmark of Kirk Kara authenticity. 
Banking on the centuries of experience of artisans, Kirk Kara produces every piece different and durable. This ensures that you are not just buying a ring; but a symbol of your eternal love; homage, to be exact, to the passion behind the act; an heirloom. For Kirk Kara, it is the bond of family that his jewelries best evoke. His jewelries are intended for the family to enjoy. So no one person can really own a Kirk Kara, it is owned by family; now and by generations to come. For your family heirlooms, visit Shreve & Co. – authorized dealers for Kirk Kara. 

Saturday, January 05, 2013

Ode to Durability, Precision and Class

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 12:00:00 AM in Bell & Ross (29)


Armed with aircraft grade visual indicators, highly précised Swiss movements, and optimal water resistance, Bell & Ross watches have been in demand since launched in 1992. Bell & Ross prides itself with the special functions for specific tasks. The BR Instrument was made to mimic the shape of a cockpit instrument of an aircraft. BR02’s cater to diving professionals. It is 1000 meters submersible and is fitted with clear dials for safety. One special feature that stands out is Hydromax—contains hydraulic fluids to offset effects of outside pressures. There are three collections available; the Vintage, Aviation, and the Marine. The name gives out the concept of these collections as Vintage watches are odes to military watches back in World War I & II, Aviation watches are for pilots and can withstand high altitude, and the Marine collection are for profession divers and seafarers. This variety of designs gives anyone a chance to find a watch that speaks to them and can represent them well to the world. For durable watches with classic charm, visit Shreve & Co. – authorized dealer for Bell & Ross.

Thursday, January 03, 2013

Live Life’s Precious Moment with Kwiat

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 12:00:00 AM in Kwiat (29)


From generation to generation Kwiat makes sure to pass down perfectly cut stones to show their hidden brilliance from within. Founded in 1907, Kwiat showcases and shares its expertise by producing tantalizing diamonds and diamond inspired jewelries that are proudly worn by people in life’s most precious moment. As a leader in the diamond and diamond jewelry industries, Kwiat processes adhere to the concept of excellence and strict attention to detail. It is apparent in Kwiat Vintage pieces that are elegantly ageless. Pieces from the collection include vintage pieces with like a ruby and diamond ring, a knot Diamond ring and many more. By offering a wide variety of choices from many collections, Kwiat have captured the image of every woman. Kwiat jewelry is perfect for every occasion, engagements, weddings, or even the red carpet as evidenced by many spotting such as Halle Berry , Olivia Wilde, Natalie Portman and many more. Match your impeccable taste with impeccable Kwiat jewerlry. To live life’s precious moments with Kwiat, visit Shreve & Co. – authorized dealer for Kwiat

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Precision in Style

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 12:00:00 AM in Breitling (30)


Originally, Breitling was intended by the owner to tell time for industrial and scientific applications. In 1954 the Breitling Navitimer has been created. It was a wrist instrument having a navigation computer. This piece became the go-to piece among pilots around the world. During that time as well, Breitling has been manufacturing cockpit clocks for international airlines. In 1962, the Breitling Cosmonaute chronograph was worn by the astronaut Scott Carpenter in his orbital flight aboard the Aurora 7. With these feats and avant-garde engineering and design, Breitling has been moving forward since its inception in 1884 in Saint-Imier. Another brand joins Breitling as it shares the same quest for innovation and style. Bentley. With the same heritage and pedigree of excellence, the two brands pursue a unity of both elegance and expertise; the marriage of Swiss heritage and British chic that connoisseurs will love. Breitling for Bentley joins the other collections like the Professional Series and the Navitimer Series in continuing to carry the Breitling brand to those sophisticated and privileged enough to appreciate fine mechanical art pieces. For your Breitling watches, visit an authorized dealer like Shreve & Co.. 


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