Friday, October 10, 2014

What to look for when buying diamond jewelry?

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 5:00:00 AM in Harry Kotlar (20)

Buying diamond jewelry need not be complicated, but don’t take it for granted, either. Just because a piece is expensive does it mean you’re getting the best value. Take time to know the vendor (merchant). Is it reputable? Do they have after sales service that you can claim should you need to repair the jewelry (a lost earring, for example)? Study also the signature brand. There are plenty of new but promising jewelry brands like Harry Kotlar, styles that manifest the artistic personalities of their creators. If you’re going for an older signature, make sure the vendor is an authorized dealer; big signature brands often have little time to attend to their customers for sheer volume, so they task their distributors to address customers’ concerns.
Harry Kotlar is available at Shreve & Co. in Palo Alto, California.

Friday, September 05, 2014

Does wealth mean happiness?

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 10:50:00 AM in Harry Kotlar (20)

Next time you hear of a woman getting an expensive jewelry like Harry Kotlar, don’t be quick to envy her. A Harry Kotlar, admittedly, is one of the most impressive high jewelry pieces, but it’s not about the brand. Does a show of wealth will make you happy? Confucius once said, “Admirable indeed is a man (or woman) who did not allow his joy to be affected.” But if you go by a study on Chinese wealthy reported in The Economist, between 1990 and 2010, a period of increased wealth up to fourfold among many Chinese, the researchers didn’t find any significant increase in life satisfaction. The study suggests wealth is not easily tied to happiness, but it doesn’t mean it’s also a source of unhappiness. The point is, more than longing for expensive jewelry, long for the reason it’s given to you.
Harry Kotlar is available at Shreve & Co. in Palo Alto, California.

Friday, July 25, 2014

First Date

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 3:00:55 AM in Harry Kotlar (20)

You’re holding a Harry Kotlar that you’re giving to her to propose. It’s been five years and you thought it’s time to take the relationship to the next level. As you marvel at the exquisite style of the ring, you start to reminisce of the past: your first date. You were just starting out a career in sales and all you could afford was to treat her to a burger joint. You and she just cabbed it to the movie because you’re still saving up for the SUV. You had some extra cash in your wallet because you’re unsure if your credit card would not max out that night (you remember your naughty thoughts checking out hotels in the area). Not that you felt insecure back then; in fact, it was fun and nostalgic, something that put a smile in your face as you close the Harry Kotlar box and get ready to meet her tonight.
Harry Kotlar is available at Shreve & Co. in Palo Alto, California.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Luxury ring beyond the diamond

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 7:00:00 AM in Harry Kotlar (20)

When looking for luxurious rings, you have more options with Harry Kotlar. Besides just offering diamond rings, the signature also carries rings set with sapphires. The Harry Kotlar Platinum Pink Sapphire gives diamond rings a run for their money. It has one faceted cushion-cut sapphire set in a bezel, a gallery and split shank pave with round brilliant-cut diamonds and two trapezoid-cut diamonds in prong set and split shank. Similarly, the Harry Kotlar Platinum Sapphire Ring features one oval shaped blue sapphire at the center with surrounding bezel and split shank pave set. The ring also features brilliant-cut diamonds, plus two shield shaped diamonds in prong set and also a split shank. Both rings are perfect for the most glamorous evening event as they are casually elegant for regular gatherings.
Harry Kotlar is available at Shreve & Co. in Palo Alto, California.

Friday, May 09, 2014

Face shape matters

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 7:00:00 AM in Harry Kotlar (20)

There are many ways to wear earrings that match your face and style. If you have a round face, which tends to make you wide and full, long dangles can slim the facial shape. A pair of Harry Kotlar dangles featuring marquise center stones and set in handcrafted platinum gives your face a more vertical appearance. On the other hand, if you have a long face, it’s best to wear wide and round earrings to make the face look fuller. The Kotlar Cushion stud, also handcrafted in platinum and set with 18k rose gold and pave bezel, expands the long facial shape to strike a more balance appearance. Harry Kotlar has more of these luxury earring collections that work for people with round or long faces.
Harry Kotlar is available at Shreve & Co. on Post Street, San Francisco.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Diamond for the next generation

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 6:00:00 AM in Harry Kotlar (20)

Diamonds have an allure by themselves that other precious stones can’t match. Around the world, more people are buying diamond jewelry driven by the stone’s brilliance and elegance. Forbes has reported that China and India account for the most diamond buyers, two countries with solid heritage ties with luxurious jewelry. In the U.S., diamond jewelry is  mostly bought for bridal and engagement, but a few pieces are sold as investment or prized heirloom. In fact, one of the best heirlooms that you can handover to the next generation is a diamond ring like a Harry Kotlar. Nothing is more symbolic than the mother giving her Harry Kotlar wedding ring to her daughter for the latter’s marriage vows. It’s more than luxury, it’s a bond that ties families together onto the next generation.
Harry Kotlar is available at Shreve & Co. in Portland, Oregon, in the Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto, and at our Post Street location in San Francisco.

Friday, February 21, 2014

The Great Diamond-maker

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 5:26:29 AM in Harry Kotlar (20)

Beauty. Art. Perfection. These are the three magic words the put Harry Kotlar Jewels on the pedestal. Harry Kotlar's elegantly designed rings, bands, earrings, pendants, necklaces, and bracelets are surely a must-have. The core element of every Kotlar jewel is its perfectly-cut diamond that the brand has been known for since 1948. Kotlar sells one of the finest diamonds in the world market today. If you find it hard choosing a piece or two from the Kotlar collection, then the Kotlar Cushion center stone set is for you. The 18-carat rose gold earrings, the 18-carat rose gold pendant, and platinum rings are all handcrafted to perfection. Harry Kotlar is inspired by elegance making its brand synonymous with quality and integrity. It's a family-owned business ran with passion and commitment. No wonder, it has carved its own niche in the diamond industry.
Harry Kotlar is available at Shreve & Co. in Palo Alto, California, San Francisco, California, and Portland, Oregon.

Friday, January 10, 2014

The classic cushion diamond

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 3:01:36 AM in Harry Kotlar (20)

Among the many archetypal diamond shapes, only a handful is likely to stand the test of time. One of these enduring few is the cushion shape, which is most recognizable for its huge crown, big open culet, and pavilion facets. And to further immortalize this classic gem shape, Harry Kotlar came up with its own fresh, innovative version in the Kotlar Cushion Diamond engagement rings and wedding bands. Bequeathed with over 60 facets, the Kotlar Cushion Diamond features four major facets that mirror light into the core of the stone to generate fire and radiance that even the most eclectic aficionados would likely long for. The ingenious, creative architecture ultimately creates a breathtaking cushion jewelry that is likely to transcend industry standard and limits of time.
Find a Harry Kotlar cushion diamond at Shreve & Co. on Post Street in San Francisco, the Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto, California, and on SW Broadway in Portland, Oregon.

Friday, October 25, 2013

The Kotlar Tradition Lives On

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 9:52:16 PM in Harry Kotlar (20)

Harry Kotlar established his premier diamond selling business in the late 1940s with an intense passion for high-grade diamond jewelry and a strong commitment for beauty, quality and integrity. His name and brand has become synonymous with diamonds of the highest quality and cut, unsurpassed quality service and unquestioned integrity. Up to the third generation hence, the Kotlar family business continues to grow and evolve in its service in the diamond industry, but its values and missions remains unchanged. The expertly cut diamond’s breathtaking beauty still remains the Harry Kotlar inspiration. The values of commitment, integrity and passionate expertise are still the driving force behind every diamond collection bearing the brand.
Find more of Harry Kotlar diamond jewelries at Shreve & Co. in Palo Alto.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

A Symbol and a Treasure

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 12:56:51 AM in Harry Kotlar (20)

Noted diamond jewelry maker Harry Kotlar believes that “A profound and eternal love deserves a symbol of breathtaking beauty.” And so, since 1948 the family-owned enterprise has been fashioning stunning handcrafted jewelries out of high-grade platinum and precious stones especially diamonds. One of Kotlar’s pride is its Kotlar Cushion cut, the brand’s own modern interpretation of the old-time favorite diamond cut. With sixty one facets arranged to maximize the fire and natural beauty of the stone, Kotlar’s Cushion is proudly the world’s most brilliant cushion cut diamonds. Featured on many of  Harry Kotlar’s hand-carved sculptural settings, the Kotlar Cushion is always a piece of beauty that perfectly symbolizes a profound eternal love. 
Check out Harry Kotlar at authorized retailer Shreve & Co. in Portland, Oregon.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

A Shining History

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 4:18:48 AM in Harry Kotlar (20)

As the premier jewelry manufacturer Harry Kotlar celebrates its 65th anniversary this year, the company looks back with poignant pride to its rich and inspiring history. After toughing out the frightful challenges of the Second World War, Polish immigrant Harry Kotlar arrived in the United States with his family to start a fledgling diamond business. The name that is now synonymous with “The World’s Most Brilliant Cushion Cut Diamonds” began humbly in the pioneer jeweler’s dedication as he personally sold loose diamonds, cut by his brother-in-law, to jewelry manufacturers and retailers. Having lost most possessions during the preceding war, Kotlar’s biggest asset was his quickly-expanding network of relationships based on trust and integrity. The third generation of the family continues to uphold the brand’s sterling reputation in the industry, as well as the first generation’s commitment to Beauty, Art and Perfection.
In addition to the brand’s expertly-cut polished loose diamonds, Harry Kotlar offers luxury and bridal jewelries all meticulously handcrafted and set in the most endearing designs. Shreve & Co. in Portland, Oregon is an authorized dealer for Harry Kotlar. 

Friday, June 28, 2013

Bejewelled Artworks

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 11:22:29 PM in Harry Kotlar (20)

Harry Kotlar invites you to discover beauty, perfection and art expressed in its bejeweled wearable, mini-sculpture collections. The polish immigrant Mr. Kotlar came to the country in 1948 with high hopes for his budding diamond jewelry business, along with his deep fascination for beauty, perfection and art. Three generations later, the company thrives in the diamond industry in realization of its founder’s high hopes. The brand’s favorite design is the intricate melee pattern, which is the use of smaller brilliant-cut diamonds to embellish the mountings for jewelry. This rendering takes precision and painstaking attention to details, skills that Kotlar craftsmen have mastered through the years. The arrays of diamond stones come alive in the elegant designs of Harry Kotlar bridals, bands, bracelets and necklaces, all set in intricately handcrafted platinum and rose or yellow gold and punctuated by carefully selected and polished central diamonds and precious stones.
Discover and fall in love with Harry Kotlar’s perfected works of art. Shreve & Co. in Portland Oregon is an authorized dealer for Harry Kotlar.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Some Things Never Change

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 2:25:29 PM in Harry Kotlar (20)

Beauty, art and perfection mean one thing to Harry Kotlar – excellently crafted diamond jewelry.  Harry Kotlar came to the United States as a Polish émigré in 1948. The persevering salesman brought with him his passion for beauty, art and perfection that built the Harry Kotlar Jewels, now handed down to the third-generation of Kotlars who run the company with the same zest for the qualities and values that established it more than 50 years ago. After half a century of serving the diamond industry, Harry Kotlar has grown, expanded, and become synonymous with high quality and perfectly cut diamonds, coupled with unmatched integrity and customer service. Like the unchanging nature of beauty, art and perfection – the company’s unfading mantra, Harry Kotlar remains committed through the years, to bring you only the best offerings when it comes to diamonds and jewelry.
Browse their collections at Shreve & Co. in Portland, Oregon – trusted dealer for Harry Kotlar diamonds.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Beauty. Art. Perfection. Diamonds.

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 11:04:37 AM in Harry Kotlar (20)


The Harry Kotlar Jewelry manufacturer stands for four simple yet big words - beauty, art, perfection and diamonds. The three generation-old business established by Harry Kotlar in 1948 is one of the most reputable sellers of high-quality and sterling cut diamonds. The craftsmen, gemologists and designers at Harry Kotlar bring out the innate beauty of each stone by creating the most artful design for every piece. There designs are transformed into perfectly adorable jewelries by the skillful hands and cutting-edge technologies in the Harry Kotlar US-based workshops. Among its famous collections is the Kotlar Cushion, which had garnered the spotlight in many films and social gatherings. The pieces in the collection flaunt the Kotlar Cushion center stones mounted on handcrafted platinum or 18k gold, with artisan pave shank or pave bezel.
Browse around Shreve & Co.’s jewelry shop in Portland Oregon to Harry Kotlar’s testaments of beauty, perfection and art.  

Monday, March 04, 2013

Harry Kotlar's Perfectly Artistic and Beautiful Jewelry

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 10:05:17 AM in Harry Kotlar (20)


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.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

The Founding Standards Live On

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 6:40:00 AM in Harry Kotlar (20)


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.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Polish Take-Away

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 12:00:00 AM in Harry Kotlar (20)


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

Friday, September 21, 2012

Quality runs in the Family

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 12:00:00 AM in Harry Kotlar (20)


The Kotlar family has been growing other people’s business and their own as well with the highest quality diamonds. Since 1948, Harry Kotlar & Co. has a steadfast dedication of supplying the best diamonds the world can offer to their clients–may they be businesses or individuals. Harry Kotlar, the company founder, started as a diamond salesman in Los Angeles in 1948. He had brought the love for beauty, art and perfection with him from his native Poland. This are the same qualities that Louis Weiner (his son-in-law), Betty Kotlar Weiner (his daughter), and David Weiner (his grandson preserve as they head this highly successful family heirloom. The company has grown and evolved through the years but the family behind the name has preserved the founding qualities and vision that the founder brought from Poland to US shores. For Harry Kotlar & Co. diamonds, visit Shreve & Co.. Shreve & Co. is an authorized dealer of Harry Kotlar & Co. diamonds.

Friday, June 08, 2012

Diamonds are man’s best friend, too

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 12:00:00 AM in Harry Kotlar (20)


Some men sweep their woman off their feet. Some make them fall head over heels. But only a diamond takes a woman’s breath away. If you are a man, take heart. The shimmer and dancing rays of tiny glows inside it may reflect the indescribable ecstasy a woman feels towards you. So there, diamonds can be your best friend, too. Your search for this quality gemstone that deserves her seductive admiration stops at Harry Kotlar, the world’s renowned premier diamond seller. When Harry, its founder, came to the United States in 1948, he brought with him the passion to craft artful setting of stones that exudes timeless beauty. It was an obsession that saw women who wore a Harry Kotlar suddenly felt like a celebrity, suddenly glamorous and a special person. The same dedication to manufacture only the highest grade diamonds and match it with sincere customer service is passed through generations; today, Harry Kotlar diamonds are prized, not only by women, but men who demand only the best for their love, like a gemstone created through millennia by earth’s forces, extracted at great toil, and polished painstakingly in the hands of a Harry Kotlar setter. How about that to impress her?
Shreve is an authorized dealer for Harry Kotlar.
Image: Harry Kotlar Plat Asscher 7.32 G Vs2 Gia 13