Thursday, February 21, 2013

Daring Creativity

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 4:17:28 AM in Cento (22)


Roberto Coin is a recognizable name in any part of the world. As creator of bestselling diamond pieces, ha can boast of patrons like Ashley Judd, Salma Hayek, and Demi Moore. He is a well-established icon in the craft of jewelry making. But Roberto does not stop to bask in his past successes. He loves to think up of something new for every piece he creates. “The best part of my life is creativity,” claims the top Italian jewelry designer. That is why after thriving for decades in the highly standardized diamond industry, he dares to surpass the conventions.  The classic brilliant cut for a diamond makes about 50 facets.  Yes, they are beautiful, but Roberto Coin’s Cento diamonds are more than beautiful. They are cut to perfection with 100 facets, doubling the scintillation of every stone. The brand’s cento jewelries sparkle with twice the vibrance and twice the elegance. There goes one more round of applause for the master jeweller’s creative feat. For more of Roberto Coin’s creations, check out Shreve & Co. in Portland, Oregon – authorized dealer for Cento.

Serpentine Charm

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 4:13:38 AM in Roberto Coin (31)


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.

A Woman's Link to Elegance

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 4:11:25 AM in A. Link (23)


Diamond comes from the Greek word adamas, “unbreakable”. It takes a skilled craftsman to cut these stones to the right proportions. It takes the best experts to make them stand out. A. Link diamonds have gone through the skillful and precise hands of the diamond industry’s cream of the crop in terms of human expertise and state-of-the-art technology. This has always been A. Link’s claim, and it shows in every stone that lands on the company’s luxurious jewelries. The top diamond manufacturer cuts its stones in precise angles and proportions, in 60/60 cuts, allowing remarkable brilliance that lets A.Link diamonds glitter even in the dark with only the barest light. Whether in Russia, Africa, or Belgium, A. Link crafts its diamonds with the highest standards in polish and symmetry according to GIA standards. In layman’s term, A. Link diamonds are the best; they shine better than the rest. America’s finest retailers know this, and they trust only A. Link. For your own piece of A.Link treasure, visit Shreve & Co. in Portland Oregon.

Enfolded by Angel Wings

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 3:46:49 AM in Wellendorf (31)


The Wellendorf family is a long line of excellent jewellers from Germany.  The family business was started in 1893 in Pforzheim . It thrived as an excellent jewelry manufacturer under the management of first generation Wellendorfs.  Four generations later, the present Wellendorf remains true to the tradition of fine quality and unusual designs grounded on strong “Genuine Values”.  Wellendorf’s Angel Wings collection showcases Wellendorf’s trademark twisted gold rope design, revolving inner rings and the distinguished “W” insignia. The rings and pendants shimmer in their unique mixture of white gold, yellow gold and white and gray enamel. The pieces are studded with rows upon rows of diamonds or engraved with supple curves of contrasting white, yellow or gray. All pieces are underlined with the angel theme and jive well with one another, just as they stand out beautifully on their own. For the warm feel of joy and protection, find Wellndorf’s Angel Wings Collection at Shreve & Co. Jewelers in Palo Alto.

Wear Your Heart in a Chain

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 3:38:51 AM in Penny Preville (31)


Believe – it’s a word that speaks so much to the heart of a young girl chasing a dream, a young woman finding the love of her life, a mother looking at her beautiful children. A woman, by nature, wears faith her heart. Penny Preville, by passionate artistry, adorns it on their necks.  The Top Ten Best Designers company seeks to give women the jewelry that speak their heart’s desires. Penny Preville’s round Believe charm is made of 18k beaded white gold. The word “Believe” is engraved in the middle of the pendant.  A piece of diamond sits daintily atop the charm and a delicate white gold chain, separately sold, holds it elegantly around the collar. The Believe charm is also customizable with any letter or word, either engraved or in diamonds, so you can let people know what's in your heart. Wear your heart in a chain from Penny Preville. Check out Shreve & Co. in Post, Street, San Francisco. Shreve is an authorized dealer for Penny Preville.

Wedding Bliss Without the Stresses

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 3:32:48 AM in Martin Flyer (23)


Wedding preparations could be oh-so-stressful for a couple – the reception, the guest list, arrangements, the ring, the gown, the bridesmaids, etc. Martin Flyer, premier designer and maker of luxurious diamond rings, is just all too happy to lend a hand. The brand’s Classification of Bridals eases things for the couple during the complicated process of choosing the right wedding band. They have more than a hundred designs of wedding and eternity bands to cater to every couple’s different preferences. These rings are handcrafted by experienced artisans using hand-picked .35 carat diamonds and precious metals. Martin Flyer allows a choice between platinum, white or yellow gold base, as well as various diamond grades.  Not only that, the brand also offers elegant diamond earrings and pendants to match the dazzling wedding ring. The ring maker is beloved for going the extra mile, making each couple’s most important day truly special. For your perfect wedding ring and more, visit Shreve & Co. in Portland, Oregon.

The Jewelers' Choice

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 2:14:13 AM in Kirk Kara (23)


To win the revered Jewelers Choice Awards is a difficult feat. To win it five times is a mark of exceptional genius. The name behind that brilliance is Kirk Kara, designer and manufacturer of the world’s most beloved diamond engagement and wedding rings. The family-owned ring maker has been around for more than a hundred years, and their natural acumen for the trade shows no sign of fading. They are the trusted brand when it comes to the special symbols of love. Just last year, Kirk Kara’s Angelique Engagement Ring, with 0.35 carats in 18k white gold, was chosen as “Best Bridal Design” by the Jewelers Choice Awards. The design is indeed captivating, with its intricate weaves of white diamond meticulously hand engraved and hand milgrained on 18k gold or platinum.  The gemstone, styling and metal preference for this Kirk Kara ring is fully customizable for a more personalized touch. Shreve & Co. in Palo Alto brings you a wide selection of Kirk Kara gems.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

David Yurman Defines Urban Glam

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 6:40:02 AM in David Yurman (23)


Casual yet elegant, simple but glam – these are the distinctive adornments of a self-assured city girl. And they are exactly what you’ll find in the David Yurman Townhouse on Madison Avenue, New York.  The main boutique of the designer jewelry manufacturer harbours a wide spectrum of beautifully crafted gold and nonchalant colored gems. As an artist born and bred in Long Island, New York, David Yurman knows his way in urban fashion. Having been a student of the craft under the tutelage of prestigious artists like Ernesto Gonzales, Jacques Lipshitz and Theodore Rozack, with a few years behind him as an artist in Big Sur, David also knows the intricacies of his chosen craft – jewelry-making at its finest. His creations have attracted many famous names to his doors, including Brad Pitt and Renee Zellweger.  No wonder then why the name David Yurman thrives in the biggest cities across the globe. For stunning David Yurman pieces, visit Shreve & Co. in Palo Alto.

Making Golden Melodies

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 6:38:04 AM in Carrera y Carrera (29)


Gold, Spain, jewelry, and fine artistry – these define Carrera y Carrera, the internationally beloved jewellers who hail from the classic and festive city of Madrid, Spain. True to its roots, the brand continually introduces beautifully crafted pieces of art inspired by its rich Spanish heritage. Carrera Y Carrera’s designs feature mythical creatures and various flowers, billowy movements of flamingo dancers, and noble animals in regal poses. Its Musica collection pays tribute to music, a well-loved and deeply entrenched part of Spanish culture.  The uneven bands of Melodia Maxi Ring in yellow gold are inspired by the strings of a guitar. The larger bands are bedecked with diamonds and engraved patterns, showcasing the romance of Spain’s melodies. Other pieces in the collection include pendants, rings and chains all adorned the Carrera y Carrera way. For more of their collections, find Carrera y Carrera in Shreve & Co. in Post Street, San Francisco.

Light up Her Face: Make Her Smile, or Give Her A. Jaffe

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 6:36:18 AM in A. Jaffe (34)


Nothing lights up a lady’s face better than a flash of genuine smile. The next best thing is a pair of genuine diamond earrings. The Micro Pave Halo earrings from A. Jaffe’s Seasons of Love collection create just the right glow on a woman’s visage.  The neat double circular rows of glittering pronged diamonds on each stud are flashy enough to highlight a girl’s assets without overshadowing her own inner glow.  The stud earrings are decked with at least 50 diamonds, with a round central stone in the middle. Like the rest of the Seasons of Love collection, the Pave Halo earrings suggest the whimsical and individualistic elegance of the 60’s-to-80’ era. It never fails to make a woman stand out. So go on and light up her face with a beautiful  smile when you surprise her with this A. Jaffe gems.  Find her share of glitter when you check out A.Jaffe at Shreve & Co. in Portland, Oregon.

Mikimoto: What Every Pearl Should Be

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 6:26:30 AM in Mikimoto (28)


In 1935, amidst plummeting prices for cultured pearls in Japan the father of pearl culture and dauntless entrepreneur, Mikimoto Kokichi, publicly burned tons of low-quality cultured pearls to show the world that Mikimoto company sold only high-quality pearls. It was a courageous stunt that the public bought, and a promise that the House of Mikimoto faithfully upheld even after the demise of its founder. Currently, the WWD trade journal ranks Mikimoto among the top luxury brands in the world for creating immaculate pearls set in excellently crafted jewelry pieces. Take as an example the Pearls in Motion necklace. Mikimoto infuses fun and practicality into the necklace by allowing the pearls to move around on the 18k white gold chain. You can get different looks using the same piece of jewelry. The design stays in place until you decide to move them again because of a special mechanism exclusive to Mikimoto’s. The company's creative knack is one reason why the Mikimoto Company is exactly where Kokichi envisioned it to be.

A Secret Every Woman Wants to Keep

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 6:24:42 AM in Piaget (28)


When it comes to accessories, women instinctively gravitate towards diamonds. Having been a jeweller and watchmaker since 1874, Piaget knows exactly what a woman wants in a watch and gives it to them in a golden platter.  This Piaget Limelight piece is a beautiful ribbon-inspired bracelet – or not. It’s actually a Ribbon motif secret watch creatively designed to conceal a diamond studded, mother-of-pearl dial running on Piaget 56P Quartz movement.  Piaget craftsmen painstakingly perfected every ribbon contour of white or pink gold and set them with 262 brilliant diamond stones for each timepiece. A well-hidden mechanism allows the wearer to gently lift the central ribbon to take a peek at the bejewelled watch, all without having to give away that she is actually wearing one. Why all the bother just for a dainty jewelled watch? Well, it’s Piaget! They give you what you want. Schiffman’s  Jewelers in Palo Alto is an authorized dealer for Piaget. 

Exclusively Panerai

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 5:07:52 AM in Panerai (29)


From the calibre to the strap, PAM000530 has the Panerai mark of excellence and exclusivity. The  PAM00530 Luminor 1950 Rattrapante 8 Days Titanio is geared with Panerai P.2006/3 calibre, an in-house , hand-wound mechanical movement executed in Panerai’s  manufactory  in Neuchâtel, Switzerland. It also comes with a special patented system of spring barrels to indicate the status of its 8-day linear power reserve. This 2013 haute hologerie swiss watch retains an elegant finish of titanium case and personalized rubber strap with trapezoidal brushed titanium buckle, exclusive from its manufacturer. The neat look, however, belies a bundle of functions that characterize a top-class chronograph. Its black dial sports luminous hour markers that allow legibility even in low-light areas. The minute counter is at 3 o’clock, minute at 9 o’clock and the power reserve indicator at 6 o’clock. The back case is made of clear sapphire crystal through which the mechanical movement can be viewed. The PAM00530 is, indeed, a trademark of Panerai in its entirety.  Check out Panerai through their select authorized dealers and company-owned boutiques. Schiffman’s Jewelers is an authorized dealer for Panerai.   

Sky Moon Tourbillon’s Million-Dollar Complications

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 5:05:09 AM in Patek Philippe (29)


When you are wearing Patek Philippe’s Sky Moon Tourbillon (Ref.5002) timepiece, everyone who requests for the time is literally asking you a million-dollar question. The Patek Philippe timepiece, which is most prominent for its affinity to astronomy, fetches a whooping 1.5 million dollars. Sky Moon Tourbillon M 5002P is notable for its celestial patterns indicator and its second blue dial that tells sidereal time every 23 hours 56 minutes and 4.1 seconds. Its 43 mm white silver dial is fitted with special functions – a leap year indicator at the 12 o’clock slot, month indicator at 3’oclock, moon phase indicator at 6 o’clock, and week indicator at 9 o’clock. Add to that a date teller in pink engravings under the hour markings. And of course, it tells accurate time. How all of these features are packed into a sleek platinum case held by black crocodile leather strap is a Patek Philippe genius that is, decidedly, worth a million dollars. Shreve & Co. in Post Street, San Francisco is an authorized retailer of Patek Philippe.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

No-nonsense Air Worthiness

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 11:47:31 PM in Bell & Ross (29)


For Bell and Ross, time flies – literally. Aviation’s partner watchmaker, Bell and Ross’ ambition to be involved in the world’s dangerous air exploits started when its team of designers collaborated with aircraft control specialists to come up with watches suited for professional use. Today, Ball and Ross watches are used by austronauts, pilots, divers and bomb-disposal experts as part of their official gear.  Until now, the watchmaker studies real-life circumstances and challenges with the men who fly and operate in official missions in order to come up with the best timepieces to ally them in their maneuvers in the air. A big team of skilled designers, engineers and watchmakers come together at Bell and Ross to create highly functional watches whose essentials are never compromised by the superfluous. This commitment to functionality endears the brand to aviation and other demanding fields of expertise. The most utilitarian watches from Bell and Ross are available at Shreve & Co. Jewelers in Palo Alto – authorized dealer of precious brands like Bell and Ross.

The Conquest of Water World

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 11:45:35 PM in Longines (29)


Few men dare to conquer the allure and challenges of the deep oceans and open seas, and few brands accompany them in their underwater adventures. Longines is one such brand. Designer and maker of diving watches “par excellence”, Longines provides deep see divers with state-of-the-art and trustworthy implements for their dangerous, enriching and thrilling conquests in the water world deep down under. Longines’ Hydroconquest series are sturdy, well-studied designs of sports watches made especially to suit the needs and preferences of professional divers and enthusiasts. The Hyrdoconquest is water-resistant up tp 300 meters and has a stainless steel case sporting a unidirectional rotating bezel, and screw-in crown and case back. It runs on a self-winding mechanical chronograph with a 48 hour reserve. There is also a 6-hour and 12-hour counter on the scratch-resistant, crystal-protected dial. Even basing only on its barest essentials, Hydroconquest is a true tribute to the complex field of diving and ocean exploration.  Find your Hydroconquest watch at Longines’s authorized dealer, Shreve and Co. Jewelers, in Portland, Oregon.

Diamonds on the Bridge

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 11:33:41 PM in Corum (30)


Corum is known for coming up with oddly fresh concepts for its luxury timepieces. Miss Golden Bridge is one of its stunningly peculiar creations. Inspired by the aesthetic characteristics of the golden bridge, this ladies’ wrist watch carries a dial on a thin strip of semi-exposed movement encased in diamond-studded white or red gold case held in place by black, crocodile leather straps. The narrow strip of precious metal that supports the hands of the watch and the movement mechanism itself resembles a stretch of bridge made of gold. The crystal that protects this delicate contraption is sapphire with anti-reflective treatment. The case is mounted with as many as 90 pieces of fine diamond and engraved by the Corum key logo. With Miss Golden Bridge, Corum wants to prove that there are no limits to what the mind’s eye can conceive even in an exacting craft like watchmaking. To view more of Corum’s runaway watches, visit Shreve & Co. Post Street, San Francisco – authorized dealer of Corum timepieces.

Charting the Course of Chronograph Excellence

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 11:22:00 PM in Baume & Mercier (29)


Baume & Mercier is a known name for excellent and affordable chronograph watches fit for every lifestyle. The sport-chic watches of Baume & Mercier’s Copeland collection suggests the lightness of seaside living that breeds relaxed lifestyle and strength of character. Its 44mm round steel case, polished to a satin finish, houses a neat array of flyback chronograph, tachymeter, telemeter and date. The chronograph is protected by a "chevée" shaped sapphire crystal coated with antiglare treatment – a valuable feature when checking the time on a sandy beach under rich streams of sunshine. The water-resistant Copeland watch is held in place by simple leather straps that lend an air of laidback confidence. It is for the man who is unafraid of uncertainties and boldly charts his own course.The Copeland collection and other state-of-the-art watches by Baume & Mercier are available at Shreve & Co. Jewelers in Palo Alto.

The Passion of Parmigiani

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 11:16:44 PM in Parmigiani Fleurier (29)


Michel Parmigiani is an extraordinarily talented and headstrong man. He was just about to start his career in horonology in the 1970’s at Couvet, Switzerland when the wave of quarts movement in Japan cruelly crippled the trade of Swiss traditional watchmaking. Despite gloomy prospects and a flood of advices from well-meaning friends, Michel opened his own workshop and dedicated himself to restoring valuable timepieces and assembling unique ones for collectors the way Swiss watchmakers of old always have, and built a reputation for himself. His obstinate persistence to hold on to the trade of his passion  flourished over time and gave birth to Parmigiani Fleurier – the premier Swiss watch brand that holds on to the values of restoring old masterpieces and creating new ones. Each piece lovingly put together by Parmigiani Fleurer is a tangible reminder that adversity cannot win over passion and excellence. For more of Parmigiani’s timepieces, visit Shreve & Co. at Post Street. San Francisco. 

The Grande Reverso Lady Ultra Thin Duetto Duo Experience

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 11:14:03 PM in Jaeger Lecoultre (30)


Jaeger-LeCoultre’s latest marvel among its Lady’s watch product line is quite a mouthful, but it is one of the most impressive timepieces in more aspects than one. The watch has a swivel case with two dials anchored on one movement, which could conveniently be flipped over to transform its appearance from one face to the other.  It is a well-crafted mechanism not just in its technical ingenuity but also in its aesthetic sophistication.  The ultra slim leather strap and case accentuate the curves of a lady’s wrist.  This Reverso watch is a tribute to the 21st century women who thrive on the many demands of a fast-paced lifestyle. The practical and luminous dial by day – when career and other preoccupations demand constant flexing of schedules, turns to an elegant piece of jewelry by night – when the pace slows down and the air hangs with more grace and romance.  The Grande Reverso Lady Ultra Thin Duetto Duo watch and other brilliant Jaeger-LeCoultre creations are available at Shreve & Co. Jewelers in Portland, Oregon.

Keeping Time with Timeless Elegance

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 11:11:34 PM in Chanel (26)


Who says functionality and elegance in a woman’s watch have to be mutually exclusive? Everyone who has laid eyes on Chanel’s fine jewelry timepieces is sure to disagree. The iconic brand has been in the business of designing exquisite jewels since 1932. In its long experience in the art of crafting sophisticated gems, it has also mastered the trade of putting together elegant watches with the highest class. The top-quality movements by the best watch makers of Chanel are matched by the most intricate jewelled designs from its diamond and gem experts. The diamond studded floral and feminine designs on 18k white gold and 950 platinum on black satin straps live the double lives of a handy timekeeping device and a fashionable gem accessory rolled in one. Chanel’s fine timepiece is a perfect embodiment of a modern socialite.  As an authorized dealer, Shreve & Co. Jewelers in Palo Alto  carries a wide selection of elegant Chanel watches, so check it out.  

With the Precision of a Railroad Man

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 11:09:19 PM in Ball (26)


If you want to know the time, ask a railroad man. His time is accurate to the dot and three chances out of four, he is wearing a sleek Ball Watch. The history of railroad development and accurate timepieces are intermingled, and Ball Watches played a crucial role from the very beginning. Before trains were a common mode of travel, local communities kept local times. But when railroads were built and trains travelled back and forth different states, the need for Standard time arose for smooth railroad operations. Webb C. Ball was the first jeweller to use time signals in his chronographs, bringing accurate Standard time to his local Cleveland. A dismal train collision prompted Ball to implement strict standards forbidding time variations of 30 seconds among all railroad watches. This tradition of precision is still carried out today among the railroad workers and the Ball watchmakers. Accuracy is the continuing battle cry of Ball Watch. Their stylish timepieces are available in select jewelry dealers like Shreve & Co. at Post Street, San Francisco.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

The Watch for Winners

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 8:16:27 PM in IWC (26)


Dani Wyss is a two-time winner of the Race Across America (RAAM), a 3,000 mile non-stop cycling challenge from the East to the West Coast. He is also the holder of various world records in ultracycling. In admiration of this passionate athlete, IWC is curious about the biggest challenges that Dani faces. According to the cyclist, the greatest challenge in training is finding enough time to hone his skills while working and living a proper family life. Despite the difficulties, he is driven to succeed and give the sport his very best. He aims for the perfect race. IWC, maker of world-class timepieces, shares Dani’s passion for perfection. In its Challenge sports watch collection, IWC celebrates the daring spirit of athletes as they brave the challenges of their chosen sport. It also commemorates IWC’s own challenges which it had surpassed and triumphed over in the past years. Celebrate your own victories with one of IWC’s Challenge watches, available from Shreve & Co. Palo Alto – authorized dealer for IWC.

The History Maker

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 8:14:43 PM in Breitling (30)


Since its establishment in 1884 by Swiss gentleman Leon Breitling, the Breitling watch manufacturer has had an active hand in man’s historical milestones in terms of sports, automobile and aviation. In 1915, Breitling invented the the first independent chronograph pushpiece, ushering in the first wave of wrist chronographs.  In 1923, the brand came up with the resetting function which proved quite valuable for sports competitions and flight time calculations. In 1969, the watchmaker once again broke through the odds of the 20th century watchmaking challenge – it presented the first self-winding movement. In 2009, Breitling found itself in another milestone when it launched the finest self-winding movement called Caliber 01. Even until now, Breitling continues to break new grounds in chronograph development as the leader in sports and aviation chronographh production. Shreve & Co. Jewelers in Post Street, San Francisco is an authorized dealer for Breitling quality timepieces.

The New Dawn of an Old Excellence Tradition

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 8:13:02 PM in A. Lange & Sohne (28)


Watch connoisseurs tag Lange 1 as “the most acclaimed mechanical wristwatch of the new era.” This timepiece by renowned German watchmaker A. Lange & Sohne has an outsized double-window date calendar and a power reserve indicator in addition to its off-center, solid silver dial in a yellow gold casing. The sleek and neat design of this leather-strapped wristwatch is a well-crafted proof that tradition and innovation can blend together in style. More so, the extraordinary mechanism of the timepiece is a standing memorial of the A. Lange & Sohne’s legacy of watchmaking prowess and precision. The founder’s great-grandson, William Lange, has been working very closely with Swiss watchmakers but he, himself, developed and assembled the movement for the Lange new era watches. The Lange 1 watch stands for the true timelessness of the human taste and experience. For your own A. Lange & Sohne timepiece, visit Shreve & Co. at Palo Alto  - proud dealer for A. Lange & Sohne timepieces.

Not Just Any Wedding Band

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 8:07:38 PM in Suna Brothers (29)


Most wedding bands appear similar, unless it’s a masterpiece by the Suna Bros. Established in Europe by two jewel–loving brothers, Joel and Kenneth Suna, the brand has been in the business of making wedding bands for more than 70 years. It knows the importance of making the symbol of lifetime commitments not just special but unique. Suna Bros produces rings of precious metals mounted with delicately cut diamonds and colored gems, including ruby, sapphire, emerald and tsavorite. Each ring undergoes a long process of designing, selection, setting and polishing. Suna takes no short-cuts in creating rings of heirloom quality. Trust the brothers’ creative team of artisans and gem experts to come up with the special wedding band for you. For more of Suna Bros, visit Shreve & Co. in Palo Alto - authorized dealer of Suna Bros.

Along Bejewelled Paths

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 8:06:05 PM in Marco Bicego (28)


The creations of Marco Bisego are expressions of a well-travelled master craftsman who has the eye for elegant details and the knack to go beyond the limits of traditional jewellers.  In that sense, the man is a contradiction. Though Marco often leaves well-trodded paths in terms of his designs, he holds on to the values of tradition and the excellence of Italian-made luxury accessories.  Each piece of precious jewel from Marco Bigego’s workshop at Veneto, Italy is made to surpass the highest possible standards. Skillful hands bring to life the ingenious creativity of every nature and travel-inspired design. A careful glance at his varied collections like Jaipur, Paradise Pearl, Africa and Goa reveals the diverse yet universal beauty and richness of nature. To browse these interesting selections, visit Shreve & CO. at Portland Oregon – authorized dealer for Marco Bisego.

Balinese Beauty

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 8:04:33 PM in John Hardy (28)


John Hardy is renowned in the world for its contemporary, well-detailed fine jewelry. In the Bali community where the jewel maker’s headquarters sit, John Hardy is endeared to the locals for its caring support to the folks and the environment. The brand’s commitment as a green company comes from its long-standing affinity to nature and Asia’s rich culture, where it gets inspiration for most of its collections. This 18K golden Kick Cuff of the Naga Collection got its inspiration from the rich Balinese legend of the dragon. The revered mythical creature is believed to bring prosperity and is the central figure in a colorful Balinese tale of love and sacrifice. The piece is beautifully designed to resemble a dragon in motion, with skilfully crafted scale details. For more adorable pieces from the world’s green jewelry maker, visit Shreve & Co. in Portland, Oregon – authorized dealer for John Hardy.

Crisscut to Perfection

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 8:02:33 PM in Christopher Designs (26)


Christopher Slowinsky, born in Europe, learned the intricacies of jewelry-making from the masters of the trade. He came to America thirty years ago and channelled his innovative designs to the world through Christopher Designs. The brand embodies his desire and continuing efforts to blend his classic jewelry training with the revolutionary technological advantages of the day.  The United States and International community has granted Christopher six patents for his unique diamond and jewelry patterns, the most popular of which is the spectacular crisscut diamond. The crisscut describes the crisscrossed facets that give the diamond extraordinary brilliance and fire. His creations have been featured in many fashion magazines and found their way to countless celebrities’ wardrobes.  As an authorized dealer for Christopher Designs, shreve & Co. has a wide array of crisscut diamonds and other jewels by Christopher, all available in its shop on Post Street, San Francisco.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Eccentric Beauty

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 7:22:33 AM in Alex Sepkus (30)


Unlike most big-wig jewelry makers who boast of centuries’ old traditions, renegade designer Alex Sepkus holds on to none. It is what sets him apart from the rest of the crowd and he considers it his valuable asset. Outlandish and evocative, his creations draw to mind images of gold-laden oriental princesses and unheard-of sci-fi machines. This hat-wearing eccentric is also a fanatic, whose attention to details wows even the best of his contemporaries. His works are so decked out in minute and intricate features that his artists often have to work under a microscope, as he himself have mastered to do so. Instead of jewelry, Alex Septus prefers to call his gem-decked designs as “tiny, wearable art” and his extensive fan base couldn’t agree more. For more of Alex Septus unique art, check out Shreve & Co. in Portland Oregon – authorized dealer for Alex Septus.

Hollywood Glam

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 7:21:11 AM in Stephen Webster (27)


Among the many renowned makers of fine jewelry, Stephen Webster is the Hollywood favorite. The brand’s glam-rock accessories are but a reflection of their creator’s expert craftsmanship, innate talent for details and remarkably chic taste. He is also the Creative Director of the world’s oldest jewelry house Gerrand, making him a name of authority in this field of art. Since Stephen Webster’s first attempt at the jewellery industry, the brand has grown into more than 200 points of sales all over the world and garnered more coveted awards than the hands could count. Among its patrons are Sir Elton John, Pink, Malin Akerman, Katey Perry, Jay Z and Jennifer Lopez. For that starry spunk you need to complete your wardrobe, check out more of Stephen Webster at Shreve & Co. in Portland, Oregon – authorized dealer for Stephen Webster.

Dreaming in Color

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 7:19:47 AM in Michael M (24)


Rustic diamonds, Charcoal, Cognac, rich Purple, deep Red and Gold diamonds – did you know all these kinds of colored diamonds exist? Michael M did, and it made a wonderful collection of precious jewelry with it. The Dreaming in Color is the first collection fashioned by Michael M. Handcrafted by artists from Michael M’s Design studio in Los Angeles, the pieces of this collection use an array of colored and white diamonds in platinum or 18k white gold and are alive with flora and fauna design. With Dreaming in Color, the brand pays homage to the timeless and captivating beauty and femininity of Nature. Each one of a kind piece bears the mark of creativity and expertise only from Michael M. For Dreaming in Color and other Michael M collections, visit Shreve & Co. in Palo Alto – proud authorized dealer for Michael M.

Minaret of Grace

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 7:17:05 AM in Kwiat (29)


Kwiat has been in the business of providing luxurious jewelled accessories since year 1907. In its 106th year of existence, Kwiat presents Kwiat Vintage collection to celebrate a century of excellence, integrity and beautiful stories. The Minaret - one of the finest in the collection - is an embodiment of grace, style and timelessness. Like the turret that stands aloft in its magnificence, the 7.25-inch diamond bracelet stands out in stunning elegance with its exquisite patterns of sapphire and diamonds plated in 18k white gold. This wide band of vintage beauty is a testament of Kwiat’s expertise in jewelry craftsmanship and design, fashioned by a hundred years of working passionately with precious stones. Kwiat’s Vintage collection is available at Shreve & Co. on Post Street, San Francisco.

For Hearts on Fire

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 7:15:01 AM in Hearts on Fire (28)


Hearts on Fire, the brand of “the world’s most perfectly-cut diamonds”, works with the best gem experts and uses the most advanced diamond processing technology to provide the highest grade of diamond jewelry to symbolize life’s deepest commitments. But their desire to meet your diamond needs goes past the the design studios and workshops to the display counters where their perfection stylist is ready to help the starry eyed couple choose the ring that is right for them – especially the lady, who will surely get a lot of oohs and ahhs as she relates the whole story to her thrilled girlfriends. Round cut for the classic and romantic, dream (square) for the fun and fearless. There’s a perfect Heart on Fire design for the simple and classic, the trendsetter, the bold and loud, the sophisticated. For the engagement ring that is perfect for you, find one from the Heart on Fire engagement rings selection at Shreve & Co. Portland, Oregon – authorized dealer for Hearts on Fire.

Charms Cool

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 7:11:30 AM in Aaron Basha (30)


Aaron Basha has proven itself to be a delightful source of childhood enchantments. Since the 1950s, this family-owned jewelry maker and retailer has been churning out playfully stylish charms made for every girl, no matter what her age. In its train charm collection, Aaron Basha captures the freedom and fancies of travel and adventure in diamond studded gold and enamel. The selection offers carefully contoured Choo choo trains, made of 18k white, yellow or pink gold, with a diamond chute and a body with various intensities of colors to complement each personality. With your choice train charm dangling happily from your wrist, travel will once again be the enthralling adventure it used to be. For more of the train charm collection by Aaron Basha, visit authorized retailer Shreve & Co. on Post Street in San Francisco. 


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