Sunday, March 31, 2013

Inspiration, Memories and Penny Preville

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 7:18:31 AM in Penny Preville (31)


Life makes way for a determined woman who relentlessly chases a lifelong dream. In the case of Penny Preville, that woman was lugging a Radio Flyer red wagon to town in Fire Island. In her heart was a childhood passion for jewelry, and on that wagon were her own handmade jewelry creations. Penny, now a celebrated designer for Hollywood celebrities, still remembers with fundness the day she took that red wagon near the beach and made her first sale from her precious collection. Many things have changed since that fateful day thirty-five years ago in Long Island - Penny Preville is now a brand of exquisite craftsmanship and inspired design. Instead of a red wagon, fine jewelers - like Shreve & Co. in Palo Alto - cart her beautiful works of art and sell them to the fashionably discriminating crowd. Nonetheless, one thing remains the same: Penny Preville still loves the thrill of seeing a costumer fall in love with her creations, make a purchase, and take the treasures home to create her own fond memories with. 

Loving Happily Ever After

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 7:15:41 AM in Martin Flyer (23)


Get your lovelife in order - fall in love, get married and live happily ever after. But before you tie the knot, make sure to find the right engagement ring and wedding band - assuming of course that you have already found the right dame. Chances are the ring you are looking for is from Martin Flyer, designer and manufacturer for fine diamond rings since 1945. The brand knows you and your beloved want to have a symbol which stands not just for your commitment for each other but also for your unique personality as a couple. They will help you pick out the perfect engagement ring or wedding band using their concept of the "Five Classification of Bridals". In addition, Martin Flyer creates beautiful and ingenious sets of Flyerfit engagement and wedding rings that fit together snuggly, eliminating "the dreaded gap" between the two most significant jewelry any woman can wear. Find Martin Flyer at Shreve & Co. in Palo Alto, for rings that endure with your love as you live the happy ever after. 

A Woman; A Jewel

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 7:13:48 AM in Kirk Kara (23)


What sparkles most is you - your style, your femininity, your passionate endeavors and your enthusiasm for life. Kirk Kara, however, comes pretty close. Inspired by the beautiful women dearest to the heart of the brand's designer, Kirk Kara jewelries shine with a weight of individuality and genuine class. Angelique, Kirk's fashionable mother, is the inspiration for Kirk Kara's vintage Angelique Right Hand Ring collection. This masterpiece of poetic feminine grace was featured in Diamond is Forever's 2005 national right hand ring campaign. Kirk's wife, Lucy, has her own eye for elegant style that fills him with creative inspiration day after day. Like women, Kirk Kara's jewelries have their own individual beauties that exude their own intrinsic charms. Find the one that embodies the glowing personality in you. Check out Kirk Kara's collections at Shreve & Co. in Portland Oregon.

Crayons in David's Jewelry Box

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 7:11:16 AM in David Yurman (23)


A child with a box of crayons - that is how David Yurman feels when he is playing with colors for his topselling modern jewelry collections. Like an unrestrained school kid who is all too happy about expressing his thoughts and emotions with bold strokes, David lets no rules of color conventions limit his jewelry making creativity. His Seduced by Vibrance collection contains necklaces, cable bracelets and gem-set rings that artistically create splashes of bright colors over any casual or formal outfit. David Yurman highlights the brightly colored turquoise, amethyst, citrine and other precious or semi-precious gems. The mountings are fashioned in twisted cables that are the signature of David Yurman. The modern cuts and lines coupled with exciting colorful stones give the Seduced by Vibrance collection an appealing combination that can not be found anywhere else. Check them out Shreve & Co. in Post Street, San Francisco.

Radiant as the Sun

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 7:08:19 AM in Carrera y Carrera (29)


Sol y Sombra means "Sun and Shade" in Spanish. Though it sounds like it, Sol y Sombra is not a beach resort in Mexico. The name got its inspiration from Spain's bullfighting arenas, where the cheapest seats were directly under the heat of the sun (Sol) and the best seats were under the shade (Sombra). The Sol y Sombra seats get a fair deal of both. Now it is not just the matadors and the bullfight aficionados who can enjoy the Sol y Sombra. The biggest jewelry making name in Madrid Spain, Carrera y Carrera, has captured the intensity and revelry of the famous Spanish tradition in its Sol y Sombra golden jewelry collection. The designer earrings, rings, bracelets and necklaces feature the radiant rays of the sun in gold mountings that hold expertly cut diamonds and precious stones. The pieces perfectly accent your outfit for that stunning, casual look. Let your jewels help you to a bright and sunny disposition with Carrera y Carrera's Sol y Sombra, available at Shreve & Co. in Post Street, San Francisco.

The A. Jaffe Pledge is an Enduring Promise

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 7:03:05 AM in A. Jaffe (34)


A platinum ring is a promise of unfailing love; a classic A. Jaffe platinum ring is a promise of unfailing love that will never go out of style. The premier manufacturer of designer diamond rings based in Manhattan has an untarnished reputation for rings of sophisticated designs, excellently proportioned and polished diamond stones, and enduring high-value jewelry. Its Classics collection is inspired after New York's landscape in the late 1800's, when everything was simplier yet completely refined. The smooth lines of the platinum mountings bear high-grade diamond center stones that are carefully pronged, micro paved or channel set. Whether you are looking for the most famous round cut or more adventurous cuts like the princess or marquise, A. Jaffe has it for you, finished with timelessly elegant stylishness that is not shaken by the changing times. Pledge your lifelong love with an A. Jaffe engagement ring or wedding band, available at Shreve & Co in Portland, Oregon.

Fashionable Pearl Science from Mikimoto

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 7:00:21 AM in Mikimoto (28)


For Mikimoto, world-renowned manufacturer of cultured pearls, makes a science out of everything related to pearls - even the length of a pearl necklace. As a designer jewelry maker with a long trail of experience and passion, Mikimoto is the authority in finding the right strand for the right neckline, for the right occasion. The Choker, which is 16 inches in length, and the Princess, 18 inches, successfully creates that fresh glow for young ladies, while women of 30's look gracefully fabulous in stature with larger pearls and longer strands like the Matinee, 22 to 24 inches, and the Opera, 30 to 32 inches. Shorter strands also go well with more casual attires and are more versatile than longer pearl necklaces. The Matinee and Opera, however, take on a more creative look when they are doubled or tripled around the neck. Whether casual or classic, having the right set of pearls lends you an additional touch of impressive sophistication. Check out the finest array of pearl necklaces at Shreve & Co in Portland, Oregon - authorized dealer for Mikimoto.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

The Pride of Engineers, the Masterpiece of Designers

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 5:55:12 AM in Piaget (28)


Piaget has been an expert in watchmaking and jewelry since its foundation in 1874. From a company specializing in the production of watch movements, Piaget has ventured wider to the manufacture of jewelry watches and jewelry collections in the 1960s. Piaget’s outstanding watches are encompassed by the integration of exceptional engineering skills for watchmaking and excellent jewelry-making craftsmanship. The groups of engineers and designers, backed with the state-of-the-art computer software designed specifically for the manufacture, primarily constitute the most valuable asset of the company. Both teams are involved in ensuring the long-term reliability of the watches. External components, like watchcases, dials, bracelets, buckles and crowns, are carefully created with the aid of computer simulations in order to meet the standards of quality. The actual production process involves both manual and digital or electronic technology comprising a series of approximately sixty operations effectively covering the decorations and finishes to the case. Piaget ensures you that every specific detail has been taken care of. Check out Piaget's outstanding collections at Shreve &. Co in Palo Alto.

Panerai and Royal Italian Navy: Sharing Each Other's History

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 5:53:15 AM in Panerai (29)


Originally developed for use by the Royal Italian Navy, Panerai watches exhibit exclusively patented designs able to support extreme environments such as underwater. The technical excellence of these watches springs from the company’s many years of supplying high-end precision instruments for the Navy. Panerai’s designs reveal their expertise in precision instrument manufacturing. The first of these designs, patented on 1916, is Radiomir. The model name is based on the radium-based powder used in measuring instruments that gives luminosity to the calibration dials and hands. It was prototyped in 1936 for use in First Submarine Group Command of the Navy, followed by an actual production two years later. The original features have been improved further and been added with additional features for maximum performance. And due to Panerai’s pursuit on superior performance, Radiomir was superseded by a new model patented on 1949, called Luminor. The name is signified by a Tritium-based compound that is a self-luminous substance. Today, you can have these historical designs as Radiomir 1940 and Luminor 1950 at Shreve & Co. in Post Street, San Francisco – an authorized dealer of Panerai.

The Patek Philippe Family Tradition

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 5:51:39 AM in Patek Philippe (29)


"You never really own a Patek Philippe, you merely look after it for the next generation." The timelessness of Patek Philippe watches, as well as their enduring qualities, bank on gentlemen who faithfully pass on unchanging values and priceless treasures to the next in line. Throughout the ages, men have taken strong attachments to their watches which had been handed down from their fathers or grandpas. That is why watches have become more than just timepieces or chronographs. Patek Philippe, haute horlogerie from Geneva since 1839, has been the symbol of undying family traditions for four generations now. The bestowing of a Patek to a younger family member is really the sophisticated way of passing the baton. The brand values the honorable part it plays in many affluent family sagas. In order to ensure each model's heirloom quality craftsmanship, the time-tested company employs only the most seasoned craftsmen and watch experts to reverently put each watch together. Keep your family tradition alive, or else start a new one, with Patek Philippe luxury Swiss watches, available at Shreve & Co. in Portland Oregon.

The Ultimate Tribute to the Adventures of Aviation

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 5:50:11 AM in Bell & Ross (29)


The two men who started the Bell & Ross watch company were a tandem of a French-Swiss designer Bruno Belamich and a visionary businessman named Carlos Rosillo. No, they are not exactly Mr. Bell and Mr. Ross, but you can easily guess where the brand's label came from. Launched by its founders in 1992, the Bell & Ross watches first sported cockpit-inspired dials, and ran on special movements produced by an external manufacturer established by German pilot and flight instructor Helmut Sinn. Needless to say, aviation is an occupation that is close to the company's heart. Its famous vintage collection of classic steel watches glorifies the era of early bi-planes and man's first attempts to conquer the skies. The more contemporary Aviation Collection picks up where the more classic pieces left off. Aviation heavy duty watches come in sleek satin-brushed steel case and rubber straps. The square cockpit design remains the distinctive signature of the brand. Whether you are a professional pilot or a flying aficionado still dreaming of childhood aeroplanes, here's a watch that will surely impress you. Bell & Ross vintage and aviation watches are available at Shreve & Co. at Post Street, San Francisco.

Longines' Long Years of Elegant Watchmaking

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 5:48:23 AM in Longines (29)


Longines brand has been enjoying an outstanding reputation in manufacturing notable clocks and watches since 1832. It is known by its winged hourglass logo, symbolizing years of technical expertise in Swiss watchmaking. Being a member of Swatch Group Ltd, the world’s leading manufacturer of horological products, Longines became famous for the elegant design and distinctive performance of its timepieces, thanks to expertise acquired from its long years of experience. The brand is also widely known in the world of sports as trustworthy timekeeper and a multi-awarded watchmaker in prominent world exhibitions. Longines collections are composed of timepieces bearing a timeless sophistication inspired by the historical designs and technical breakthroughs of the company. Elegance, Swiss Watchmaking Tradition, and Sport are the strong pillars of Longines, which the company upholds especially at the face of this generation's demand for style and technology. These collections are found, today, in over 130 countries around the world. Enjoy your Longines timepiece from the brand's various collections. Simply drop by Shreve & Co. in Portland, Oregon  – an authorized dealer of Longines.

Corum's Bridges of Achievement

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 5:45:47 AM in Corum (30)


Since its foundation in 1955, Corum has populated the horologie world with its high-quality watch collections containing distinct and innovative designs, and equipped with urbane and unique mechanical movements housed in a rectangular parallelepiped section called Bridge Movement. Being the earliest movement, the Golden Bridge Movement is composed of 140 components, with bridges and plates of fine gold, carefully assembled under the nine-step construction process. This legendary bridge movement gave way to the development of the Ti-Bridge Movement launched in 2009. Mainly centered on titanium, it is composed of 137 components assembled in the 10 steps of production.  Formally termed as “Caliber CO 007”, the bridge takes advantage of the lightness of titanium metal and the exceptional technical characteristics of the design. These bridges give unmatched quality and performance to your watch. Embedded in every Corum watch, which is carefully checked both in the technical and esthetic aspects, are the bran's characteristic high-end technology and superior design quality. Get one at Shreve & Co. in Palo Alto – authorized dealer for Corum watches.

Baume & Mercier Timeless Collections

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 5:43:36 AM in Baume & Mercier (29)


Baume & Mercier is one of the great names in watchmaking, earned from its long fruitful years in operation. Established in 1830, it has produced several prestigious and undeniably outstanding collections. Linea, Capeland, Classima, Hampton and Clifton are the collections available today. Linea collection is designed for ladies, featuring elegant watches with interchangeable bracelets. These are perfect timepieces for ladies needing snappy fashion upgrades. The Capeland collection features a flyback chronograph perfectly fit for men’s preference. Also, Classima collection adds to men’s gallery of treasured gizmos. It is a collection of men’s traditional watches characterized by “simplicity, efficiency and readability”. Farther down the list is Hampton, a collection for both men and women. The watches under this collection tote square or rectangular cases that make them comfortable to wear and pleasant to the eyes. For the old-time fanatic, Clifton collection is a set of vintage watches designed with contemporary twist. You can find these watches of great value at Shreve & Co. at Post Street, San Francisco – authorized dealer of Baume & Mercier.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Music, Marquetry and Fine Timetellers

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 10:02:47 PM in Parmigiani Fleurier (29)


Parmigiani Fleurier is dedicated to uphold the traditional arts and crafts of Swiss watch making. However, its adherence to the ancient and celebrated Swiss heritage of excellence and precision is the only thing conventional about the brand. Everything else about Parmigiani Fleurier is revolutionary. The latest addition to its creative feats is a collection of musical pieces in wood and marquetry. The artful wooden dial of the iconic Tonda Tourbillion model comprises more than fifty pieces of dyed wood. Ingenious Parmigiani Fleurier turned the turbillion into a guitar sound box backdropped by the famous Union Jack and Stars and Stripes. The choice of design is a tribute to the two most influential countries in rock and roll history. Parmigiani's Tonda Woodrock (with the British Union Jack) and Tonda Woodstock (with the U.S. banner) display the Swiss watch maker's acumen in horlogerie design and calibre. Check out these fresh designs that celebrate music, arts and Swiss watches at Shreve & Co. in Portland Oregon  - authorized dealer of Parmigiani Fleurier.

Jaeger-LeCoultre: Expert Watch Makers Doing Serious Work

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 10:00:41 PM in Jaeger Lecoultre (30)


Many expert professionals come together to bring you Jaeger-LeCoultre's fine watch collections. The life of a bestselling watch begins with a sketch from an artistic and knowledgeable Jaeger-LeCoultre designer who is armed with a pencil, a sheet of paper and the brand's philosophy of balance and perfection. After the design is through, the manufacturer creates large scale blueprints using advanced 3D software. As the man behind the nitty-gritty task of determining the most appropriate materials, manufacturing methods, and movement to use, a manufacturer has to be a seasoned expert of all the technical angles of watch making. When the designs are finalized and the manufacturing plans defined, the calibre-maker sets to work in assembling and adjusting movements. He is the guy who gets to work on perfecting and testing prototypes. After a year or two of hard work and collaboration, the watch finally hits production. Jaeger -LeCoultre takes no shortcuts in this final step, and makes sure every single detail is faultless before a piece is released to the market. 
Swiss made Jaeger Lecoultre watches are available at Schiffman's Jewelers in Palo Alto area.

Modern Elegance from Chanel

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 9:58:19 PM in Chanel (26)


Chanel is the epitome of elegance for a fashionable modern woman. This world recongnized fashion icon is most famous for its functional and flattering designer suits, bags, jewelries and watches. Since after the World War I, Chanel has been a symbol of the empowered, productive and sophisticated woman. Even the brand's horlogerie bears this mark of distinction. The J12 Chromatic watch is an exceptional Chanel timepiece that belongs to the dainty wrist of a working lady in skirt and suit.  The collection offers four models to choose from, ranging from simple and classic designs to more glamorous, diamond-studded ones. J12 Chromatic Function model has a self-winding mechanical movement that powers its hours, minutes and seconds functions, along with a date indicator at 5 o'clock. A second time zone (GMT) is displayed on the dial and read by the GMT hand. Chanel couples this functionality with an enduring 42 hour power reserve and 100-meter water resistance. The slim case and straps of the watch are highly scratch resistant thanks to their ingenius titanium ceramic composition and diamond powder polishing, and the satin finish on the watch's bezel and dial exudes elegance over the robust functionality of the timepiece. For trustworthy timepieces clothed in timeless sophistication, visit Shreve & Co. in Post Street, San Francisco and find your very own Chanel.

Accuracy Under Adversity

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 9:56:21 PM in Ball (26)


Richard Limeburner explores the extreme parts of the world that puts the Ball Watch "accuracy under adverse conditions" motto to the ultimate test. As an oceanographer & deep sea recovery expert, Limeburner makes frequent trips to the frigid zones of Antartica, where temperatures reach as low as 660 degrees celsius and turnadoes sweep the the vast ice land at 320 km an hour. In the freezing tundra, Richard conducts sensitive studies about animal responses to climatic changes. His tests that track ice motion and measure salinity require accurate timetelling from a hardy watch. In his three years of working in the Antartica, Ball Watch has been Richard Limeburner trustworthy companion. His other preoccupation takes Richard and Ball Watch diving into the depths of oceans to search for and recover sunken ships and lost American submarines. The daring and enduring spirit that accompanies Richard Limeburner in his extreme vocations makes him an honorary member of Ball Watch Explorer's club and testifies to the brand's outstanding performance in the harshest conditions man dares to face. For the different collections of Ball Watch fine chronographs, visit Shreve & Co. in Portland, Oregon.

Watch out for Good Sport

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 9:54:30 PM in IWC (26)


International Watch Co. (IWC) Schaffhausen, Swiss manufacturer of fine timepieces since 1868, reaches out to the community in partnership with Laureus Sport for Good Foundation. The foundation stands on its belief in the power of sports to melt down barriers and bring social transformation. It goes around the world seeking to inspire and motivate children of different nations through sports as a vehicle of hope and positive change. As one in the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation, IWC published a beautifully illustrated book entitled "Let the Children Play" in which renowned authors and photographers documented ten projects supported by the sports foundation. Since 2006, the Swiss watch maker also released several limited edition watches in honor of the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation. The latest of these is the Portofino Chronograph Laureus Edition, which is especially engraved in the back with a Laureus child's artwork depicting how the project inspired and affected him. IWC donates to the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation from sales of the special edition. IWC Schaffhausen also played an important part in bringing the foundation alive in Switzerland. IWC watches, including the Laureus special edition pieces, are available at Shreve & Co. in Palo Alto.

The Woman Traveler’s Companion

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 9:51:55 PM in Breitling (30)


The Transocean Chronograph 38 brings the acclaimed two-plane Breitling emblem to the dainty wrists of women travelers. The brand's new feminine chronograph bears an understated design and refined dials, which lends a contemporary air to the classic 1950's and 1960's chronograph aesthetics. The elegant 38mm-diameter case and strap, which could either be 18k red gold and Barenia leather or bold steel case and steel mesh bracelet, houses a self-winding chronograph movement chronometer that is certified by COSC (Swiss Official Testing Institute). The Breitling 41 caliber powers the various essential functions such as a 1/4th second indicator and 30 minute counter. The dial of the vibrating, water-resistant watch is protected by glareproofed convex sapphire crystal and could be black, white or brilliant blue. As tasteful finishing touches, the model totes 38 diamond stones on the bezel. Now the lady of the world can travel in comfort, precision and style, with the newest Transocean Chronograph 38: First-class femininity, topnotch Swiss quality. The Transocean Chronograph 38 and other Breitling pieces are available at Shreve & Co. at Post Street, San Francisco.

The 1815 Rattrapante Perpetual Calendar Complication

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 9:49:50 PM in A. Lange & Sohne (28)


A. Lange & Sohne [ah LANG-eh unt ZURN-neh] takes pride in creating matchless complications with Swiss quality and German heritage. The premiere watch maker’s 2013 debuts include the 1815 Rattrapante Perpetual Calendar watch. If it sounds complicated, it is. The transparent case back reveals a beautifully complex mechanical movement which supports the chronograph’s different functions. On the top side, the solid silver dial is a well-designed maze of hours and minutes, perpetual calendar with date, day, month and leap-year display. For the first time, A. Lange & Sohne ditched its oversized date indicator in favor of a more classic-looking date subdial. Down at six o’clock is the watch’s moonphase indicator. All these intricacies, however, are secondary to the model’s most prominent feature – the Rattrapante or split-second function. The Rattrapante chronograph allows double split-second timing, manipulated by a convenient push-button at 10 o’clock. The 1815 Rattrapante mechanism is housed in an elegant gold or platinum case and leather straps. Shreve & Co. at Palo Alto is an authorized dealer of 1815 A. Lange and Sohne timepieces.

Friday, March 08, 2013

Modern Touch with a Classic Feel

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 4:12:55 AM in Suna Brothers (29)


Suna Brothers jewelry manufacturer calls its creations "Modern Classics". The brand's precious gem designs bear a touch of modern chic without losing their streak of classic elegance. They are much in keeping with today's fashion standards yet universal enough in their beauty to let even the fashion perceptions of the future to accept them with approving eyes.  The Classics in Color collection is decked out in classic cuts and settings, fired up by vividly colored central stones that reflect the modern woman's freedom to express her inner spark. The finest metals and stones used, mostly platinum and diamonds, add an ageless dimension to the pieces since these materials have been used and will continue to be used for crafting fine jewelry throughout the history of fashion. The enduring charm of Suna Brothers’ modern classics is coupled with the makers’ warranted craftsmanship in creating lasting jewelries that retain their quality for generations of adoring owners. For more of Classics in Color and other Suna Brothers collections, visit Shreve & Co. in Post Street, San Francisco.

Golden is the New "Colorful"

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 4:09:53 AM in Marco Bicego (28)


Marco Bicego, Italian jewelry designer, brand owner, family man, and unrestrained traveler, loves to play with colors in his nature inspired collections like Paradise and Jaipur Sunset. But Marco Bicego is not always about colors. His Jaipur Link Collection uses yellow gold as medium, embellished only with expertly rendered loops and waves. Jaipur Link chains are interwoven with golden loops that imitate nature's beautifully spontaneous and asymmetrical arrangements, giving an aura of natural and effortless grace. The interplay of long, slender strands with alternating rings add playful movement to the pieces. If there is anything Marco Bicego wants to express in this collection, elegance does not need dazzling stones and lively jewelry do not always have to be colorful. Jaipur Link is neither studded nor multi-colored, yet it is completely stylish and unexpectedly vibrant. A woman of taste can let a versatile Jaipur Link necklace hang elegantly to reveal its full length, or wrap it around to form a series of layers that reveals her creative and edgy side.
Shreve & Co. in Portland, Oregon is an authorized dealer for Marco Bicego.

Pieces of Nature’s Bounty and Asian Beauty

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 4:07:56 AM in John Hardy (28)


Nature, impeccable craftsmanship tradition, and rich Asian culture - they all come together in John Hardy's jewelry making workshops in the heart of Bali, Indonesia. The enchanting island is home to the world's most environmentally caring jeweler, sprawled neatly amidst well-loved local communities and abundant supply of inspiration from Mother Nature. Operating since the 70’s, John Hardy extends its love to Bali and receives more love from the land in return. Local dwellers, many of whom are descendants of artisans in ancient royal courts, share their expertise and cultural bounty to the jewelry manufacturer, which in turn helps them become more productive in their rare jewelry making craft. All the while, company and craftsmen stand hand in hand to advocate the preservation of the environment. The brand's necklaces, earrings and bracelets made of sterling silver and 18k gold are embellished with colorful precious and semi-precious stones in ways that reflect its devotion for Asia and nature. Take a pick from John Hardy’s selection of jewelries at Schiffman’s Jeweler in Palo Alto and bring a portion of Bali home with you.

Accidental Discovery, Deliberate Craftsmanship

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 4:06:18 AM in Christopher Designs (26)


Christopher Slowinski, designer and owner of Christopher Designs diamond jewelry, untiringly pursued his dream to make a name in the jewelry making industry. His most famous design, however, sprang from an unpremeditated incident. Christopher was working on an invisible-setting technique in Europe when he accidentally cut the stone in the wrong place. He noticed the stone shone brighter in the area of the erroneous facet, so he curiously made more crisscrossed cuts on the diamond to see how it would turn out. This was the birth of his celebrated Crisscut design, which now has four varieties backed up by United States patents. Crisscut stands as an unmistakable trademark on Christopher Designs diamond pieces. High-quality stones and precious metals, excellent craftsmanship, and this unique rendition, which brings out every diamond’s scintillation, brilliance and fire, make Christopher Designs a trusted name for wedding bands and engagement rings. For more of Christopher Design’s diamond collections, visit Shreve & Co. at Post Street, San Francisco.

Impulses of a Genius

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 4:04:23 AM in Alex Sepkus (30)


Alex Sepkus designs do not go through the sketch pad. They are conceived in the designer's imaginative mind and are born straight in gold or other precious metal - no stop-overs in a sketch pad where a design team hovers over for long periods of time rearranging, conceptualizing, polishing inconsistencies. Perhaps this is just one more part of Alex's genius, which makes him a genre unto himself in the jewelry industry. "I stopped making sketches years ago," explains the award-winning artist from Lithuania. "I imagine the piece I want to make and my hands work by themselves. Sometimes, I am surprised at what comes out." And if he, himself, is surprised everyone else astounded by his never-ending shows of spectacular miniature works of art. They are simply unconventional and inimitable. Learn more about Alex Sepkus and his craft when you visit Shreve & Co. at Palo Alto – authorized dealer for Alex Sepkus.

Barb Rings and Edgy Sophistication

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 4:02:37 AM in Stephen Webster (27)


Stephen Webster may not be a very popular name among conventional jewelry wearers, but the fashion-forwards and the rock glam crowd have a lot of admiration to shower him for his pieces. Always on to something edgy and modern, Stephen continues to find inspiration in the most extra-ordinary places for his elegant yet funky designs. The Barb Ring from his Forget Me Knot collection is a stunning example of his talent to combine rock, sophistication and artistry. The piece is glamorous in 18k white gold barb lined with diamond stones. His contemporaries may not always like his style, but they certainly respect him for his superior creativity. His creations are found in the world’s fashion capitals including Beverly Hills, London and Vienna. In Portland, Oregon area, Stephen Webster is available at Shreve & Co, where many of his stunning, albeit sometimes shocking, designs are on display for your shopping pleasure.

Sapphire Stand-out look

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 3:52:33 AM in Michael M (24)


Add a splash of life to your outfit with Michael M.'s Sapphire jewelry collection. Designer Michael Meksian founded the Michael M. brand in 2008, which stemmed from his desire to bring women high-end bridal and fashion jewelry with sophisticated and modern designs. Just like his colored diamonds in the Dreaming in Color collection, his sapphire pieces are lovely and beguiling in their playful display of colors - shades of yellow and brown, orange, green, deep blue and vibrant pink. Each stone is carefully set by hand on premium platinum and precious metals by skilled Michael M. artisans in their Los Angeles workshop. All it takes to spruce up that day look is one or two of these rings, bracelets, necklaces or earrings in their intricate settings. To find the Michael M. sapphire collection, check out Shreve & Co. Jewelers in Post Street, San Francisco – Authorized dealer for Michael M.

Monday, March 04, 2013

Kwiat: Your Choice, Their Expert Craftsmanship

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 10:17:37 AM in Kwiat (29)


The wedding ring marks the beginning of the couple's lives together. For an ultimately significant ring like this, only the most brilliant diamonds and most elegantly crafted band will do. Kwiat understands this necessity, and straps it as an essential consideration in the creation of every kwiat wedding ring. Aside from that, the ring maker makes sure every piece from their diamond engagement and wedding collections are unique and personal. After all, each ring has its own love story to tell. Kwiat gem experts and artisans work meticulously in handcrafting every ring that goes from its workshops to your expectant hands. You can always choose your favorite setting to top your classic, vintage or modern styled ring. While you're at it, personalize the cut of your center stone. When you finally shake hands with Kwiat's congenial staff after the purchase is done, you will be the owner of a beautifully fashioned ring that is just everything you want it to be.  Find your perfect Kwiat wedding or engagement ring at Shreve & Co. in Post Street, San Francisco.

The Multiple Facets of True Love

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 10:12:54 AM in Hearts on Fire (28)


Hearts on Fire is committed not only in creating fine diamond rings but also in ensuring its pieces truly represent the love between the couple who buy and wear them for each other. In its endeavor to always come up with fresh ways to enthrall both wearer and giver of Hearts on Fire fine jewelry, the leading brand introduces its Multiplicity Love Collection. As suggested by its title, the collection delivers the message of genuine love in more ways than one. On the outside, the multiplicity ring is studded with well sized, well fitted diamond stones that dance in beautiful hues to love's gentle melodies. On the interior of the band are impressions of hearts that remain hidden from strangers' view. Its a secret expression of affection that remains between the lovers. Ooh-la-laa for this subtle yet hearwarming show of devotion from the country's favorite jeweler. The Multiplicity Love Collection and other Hearts on Fire pieces are proudly carried by Shreve & Co. in Portland, Oregon - authorized distributor of Hearts on Fire and other luxury jewelry.

A Gift for Every Princess-at-Heart

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 10:10:03 AM in Aaron Basha (30)


Aaron Basha is the prince of charms, and every woman from every age is his princess. The vibrant and whimsical charms churned out regularly by Aaron and his family from their chic boutique in New York are personal favorites of fashionable children and fun-loving moms, aunts, and grandmamas alike. In the midst of a grown up world full of elegant grown up jewelry, Basha's playful designs in enamel-painted precious metals add a burst of colors in a rather monochromatic line of luxury goods. His famous design of lovely baby shoes charms are an all-time favorite. So are his pretty lady bugs and interesting doll and clown collections.  All of the fanciful designs are done in yellow or white gold and carefully decorated to life with fresh-looking enamel coatings. Aaron's bracelets for the charms also come in a wide assortment of leather bands and metal chains, for his diversified customers to choose from. Shreve & Co. in Post Street, San Francisco is an authorized dealer for Aaron Basha's colorful creations. 

Memoire for Life

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 10:07:09 AM in Mémoire (26)


Memories of life's special occasions last a lifetime, and so do Memoire fine jewelries that commemorate those moments. The premiere designer jewelry manufacturer specializes in elegant and technologically advanced engagement and wedding rings. Committed to ensure a lifetime or more of enduring quality in all its products, Memoire employs the expertise of a staff GIA Graduate gemologist. The brand works with only the best jewelry artisans and stone setters using the highest grade materials available. Its trademark Memory Fit Collection is a combination of extraordinary artistry and brilliant design engineering. A special mechanism on the inside of the diamond-layered wedding band or engagement ring allows the jewelry to expand its size up to a full size bigger. eliminating the need and inconvenience of resizing the precious item. Rings that carry life's memories last an entire lifetime and beyond when they are crafted by Memoire. For more of Memoire collections, drop by Shreve & Co. in Portland Oregon - authorized dealer for Memoire.

Harry Kotlar's Perfectly Artistic and Beautiful Jewelry

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 10:05:17 AM in Harry Kotlar (29)


Beauty. Art. Perfection. Harry Kotlar, diamond manufacturer and importer, operates by these mantras.  Established in 1948 by Harry Kotlar, an astute businessman and jeweler, the brand is a success in the diamond industry with memberships in Diamond Club West Coast, Jewelers Alliance, and Jewelers Board of Trade. With the passing of time, the brand remains true to their Polish emigre founder's long-standing values of beauty, art and perfection. Harry's grandchilden continue the family patriarch's reputation of high quality diamonds of all sizes packaged in unsurpassed service and loyalty to its customers. The Harry Kotlar showroom displays a stunning selection of rings, bands,earrings, pendants, necklaces and bracelets. All of them are classic and elegant in handcrafted platinum or gold and set with carefully selected white and colored diamond stones in Pave, Cushion and other popular cuts. Each piece is artfully designed to reveal the diamond's rare beauty in its most perfect form. For diamond accessories marked with Harry Kotlar craftsmanship, visit Shreve & Co. in Palo Alto. Shreve & Co. is an authorized dealer for Harry Kotlar.

The Reasons Behind the Furrer-Jacot Enchantment

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 10:02:59 AM in Furrer Jacot (25)


How does Furrer-Jacot entrance the majority of bridal jewellery buyers? As poet Elizabeth Barret Browing puts it, let me count the ways. First of all, Furrer-Jacot offers engagement and wedding bands of premium quality.Its Glamoureux Engagement rings and various award-winning wedding band collections are made of the finest precious metals decorated with expertly cut and polished 3.00 carat diamond stones. Each Furrer-Jacot ring also maintains a high level of individuality, wherein you can filter your choice of distinctive design, color and width for the ring that is yours in all details to get something that is really your own. The elegant beauty of Furrer-Jacot's rings also come with remarkable wearing comfort that makes the wearer enjoy the jewel as much as the onlookers delight in the sight of it. Top that with outstanding service standards and strict ethical principles from the Swiss designer brand's beaming staff and you have more than enough reason to go for Furrer-Jacot at the time you need a sophisticated bridal ensemble. Shreve & Co in Post Street, San Francisco is an authorized dealer for Furrer Jacot.


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