Friday, July 18, 2014

Mystic Jewelry

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 3:45:00 AM in Wellendorf (19)

Oh, those amulets worn by barbarians with unsophisticated cultures. They are at best full of imaginations with little regard of reality. People in the past wore them during battles thinking they earn certain powers. Clearly, amulets belonged to societies untouched by the logic of civilization and culture of science. You wouldn’t see yourself wearing these childish trinkets in this modern age, would you? Well, maybe not. Wellendorff creates a stunning line of rope necklaces that borrowed the style and (imagine) perceived power of amulets, at least in a fun glamorous take. The Wellendorff  amulets and rondels add splendour to a necklace and your neck, too. They have a magical air to them reflected by the signature cold enamel and 18k yellow gold. Wear them in a formal evening event and watch eyes glow with envy and whispers of admiration. 
 
Wellendorff is available at Shreve & Co. on Post Street, San Francisco.
 
 

Friday, June 13, 2014

Amulets of luxury

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 7:10:00 AM in Wellendorf (19)

They look like talismans, little trinkets from faraway lands that contain some magic or power. Wellendorff’s line of amulets and rondels are charming, if not stunning, add-on pendants and danglers to dress up a golden necklace or bracelet. The amulets and rondels are diamond-encrusted with colorful highlights.  The Genuine Delight Onyx stands out with its distinct white waves that seem to come out of the gemstone’s core, mimicking twinkling stars against a jet black night. The Rondel Firmament  features an opulent display of diamonds set on cold enamel 18k yellow gold reminiscent of starry summer nights. Similarly, the Rondel Cherry explodes in flaming cherry red like a summer’s day. Encrusted diamonds lend an accent to the style, reflecting the temporal beauty of cherry blossoms. These are some of trinkets that can be added to Wellendorff necklaces and bracelets.
 
Wellendorff is available at Shreve & Co. in Portland, Oregon.
 
 

Friday, May 02, 2014

Wellendorff in the Game of Thrones

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 12:00:00 PM in Wellendorf (19)

Wellendorff has an air of feudal opulence that reminds us of, what else? Game of Thrones. If the fine jewelry line is available to the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros, who do you think will be buying them? Here are the possible Wellendorff candidates in this medieval fantasy land. Prince Oberyn of House Martell belongs to one of the richest families in Westeros with probably $42 million in total assets (horses included). Petyr Bealish may be worth $58 million in assets despite not being born into luxury. He’s made his fortune out of his “pleasure” houses servicing the other kingdoms. Daenerys Targaryen is also a good candidate to be wearing a Wellendorff. She probably has $381 million in assets having come from an old family that ruled the Seven Kingdoms for generations. But perhaps Tyrell and Lannister will be hoarding all the Wellendorff with a combined asset of nearly 15 billion dollars. 
 
Wellendorff is available at Shreve & Co. in Portland, Oregon.
 
 

Friday, March 28, 2014

Jewelry through the ages

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 6:00:00 AM in Wellendorf (19)

The Wellendorff gold and purple rings have a mystic aura that brings you back to the essence of jewelry. More than just body adornments, jewelry has had a mysterious relationship with men and women since the ancient civilizations, even all the way back to prehistoric times. Cro-Magnons in Africa were known to wear necklaces and bracelets made from bone, teeth, berries, and stones as a form of protection. But the first modern jewelry as we know it today was forged by ancient Egyptians, who had made magnificent pieces out of gold in honor of their gods. The same magical effect would affect later civilizations including the ancient Greeks and Romans. Through the Middle Ages, jewelry would define one’s prestige and status in society. Today, we still measure success and social class, albeit subconsciously, based on these adornments. A Wellendorff ring, for one, means ultimate luxury. 
 
Wellendorff is available at Shreve & Co. in Palo Alto, California and our San Francisco location on Post Street.
 
 

Friday, February 14, 2014

Jewelry and royalty

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 4:48:16 AM in Wellendorf (19)

Purple is the color of royalty--probably the very reason why Wellendorff had to create a purple collection under its jewelry line. Jewelry is traditionally associated with royalty or nobility--fit for a king or queen and prince or princess. Other than this symbolism, purple also speaks volumes about the people who wear them. In color psychology, purple means gentleness and a free spirit aside from nobility. It also means being tranquil and peaceful, creative, idealistic and generous.
 
Wellendorff's purple jewelry collection perfectly embodies the purple character. It also looks pleasing to eyes and freshens up the mind. More than its captivating and adventurous designs, Wellendorff is also known for quality. It claims to be the finest German jewelry since 1893, and we couldn’t’ agree more.
 
Wellendorff is available at Shreve & Co. in Post Street, San Francisco, and in the Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto, California.
 
 

Friday, January 03, 2014

Refinement by Wellendorff

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 8:23:14 AM in Wellendorf (19)

The Wellendorff family in Germany is a solid name in the global jewelry making industry. The Diamond-bearing W trademark of the company is a 120-year old symbol of glorious sophistication. The company’s strong rope necklaces and colored spinning rings are iconic pieces treasured in illustrious homes all over Asia and America. Along with several hundred other designs in the Wellendorff sample book, the Wellendorff cord, completely made of 18k gold, and rotating ring, with its ingeniously engineered mechanism, are handcrafted by specialists in the brand’s headquarters at Pforzeim in Württemberg. Every day, between 20 and 30 pieces of jewelry are created for their discriminating clientele. Refined rather than ostentatious, Wellendorff jewelries are tangible representations of the brand’s core values, Wahre Werte “Genuine Values”. In the words of a Wellendorff, their jewels are not Christmas tree decorations. Rather these pieces underscore the personality of the owner.
 
Find Wellendorff at Shreve & Co. on Post Street in San Francisco and in the Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto – authorized retailers for Wellendorff.
 
 

Friday, November 29, 2013

Touched by a Wellendorff Angel

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 8:11:35 PM in Wellendorf (19)

A woman once wrote about a jewelry piece she owned that survived the flames that had ravaged her home. The jewelry piece which had been a gift to her was a Wellendorff Collier with a little golden angel. Inspired by her story, Wellendorff launched its Golden Angel Collection. Finely-crafted in the Wellendorff tradition of excellence and classic beauty, each ring in this collection holds a touching secret – a little golden angel beautifully etched inside the band. A heavenly host like secret guardians in each band brings a sense of security and warmth to its wearer. The Golden Angel Collection exemplifies Wellendorff’s long tradition of superb craftsmanship and outstanding quality which this family-owned company has upheld for more than a hundred and twenty years. As in all Wellendorff creations, each piece in the Golden Angel Collection carries the Wellendorff logo – a diamond W. The most costly trademark in the world, the Wellendorff W is crafted from 18K gold and adorned with a full-cut diamond.
 
Discover your Wellendorff Angel at Shreve & Co. in San Francisco and Palo Alto, California.
 
 

Friday, October 18, 2013

Distinguished Elegance

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 11:59:13 PM in Wellendorf (19)

Wellendorff is a family-owned German luxury jewelry manufacturer founded in Pforzheim in 1893. The enterprising designer and goldsmith Ernst Alexander Wellendorff rose to fame among distinguished circles of German nobility and international aristocracy for remarkable skills as an artist and goldsmith. His most famous designs, the rotating rings and the rope necklace, has earned him a reputation across the world including England and Russia. The rotating ring, with four separate rings assembled to form one ring that revolves within itself, is a unique engineering feat packaged in elegant aesthetics. Even more amazing is the rope necklace crafted from fine gold wire spanning the length of two football fields, painstakingly weaved by master artisans to create the immaculate golden pieces that has distinguished the Wellendorff name for over a hundred years.
 
Find Wellendorff at Shreve & Co. in Portland, Oregon. 
 
 

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Purple Pleasures

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 12:38:01 AM in Wellendorf (19)

Purple is said to be the color of royalty and nobility, good judgment and spirituality. Premier German jewelry manufacturer Wellendorff embodies all these qualities in its new Purple Collection. The versatile collection features elegant, joy-instilling pieces that offer up to nine different combinations in a single jewelry. The purple enamel and white diamond and gold exude an elegant and cooling air, warmed by the rotating ring’s yellow gold undertones. The purple streaks around the diamond-studded pendant provide a new dimension of lively brilliance to the regal collection. Vivid and vibrant, Wellendorff’s Purple Collection also captures the joy and strength offered by special people and special memories. 
 
Let her shine out with royal elegance and flowing joy with the Purple Collection pieces from Wellendorff, available at authorized dealer Shreve and Co. in Palo Alto.
 
 

Saturday, August 03, 2013

The Wellendorff Difference

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 10:10:03 AM in Wellendorf (19)

Originality and authenticity – these are two things that a brand needs in order to survive in the highly competitive jewelry industry. Wellendorff, the century-old German manufacturer of fine luxury jewelry, thrives with those two distinctive features engrained in its core values. Wellendorff’s inimitable rotating ring collections are popular all over the world for their unique make-up and rare exquisite quality. Each ring is actually made up of at least four separate rings that are firmly attached to each other but also individually movable, resulting in one ring composed of “spinning bands”. Every ring ensemble has its own gravitating design composed of gold bands – bare or enamel coated, and diamond bands bearing the highest grade diamonds. Each piece has a personality of its own that embodies the Wellendorff tradition of exceptional craftsmanship and rare creativity. 
 
Experience the extraordinary pieces of Wellendorff, crafted in Pforzheim, Germany and available in selected authorized dealers such as Shreve & Co. Jewelers in Palo Alto.
 
 

Friday, June 28, 2013

Treasures to Keep for Eternity

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 11:07:48 PM in Wellendorf (19)

In view of eternity, a hundred years roll by in 40 winks. In the jewelry making industry, however, it is a long time that only the most qualified companies survive. Wellendorff, Germany’s best acclaimed name for designer jewelry, has gracefully outlived that period for twenty years now. Established in 1893 by Ernst Alexander Wellendorff, the family business was founded on a heritage of Wahre Werte or Genuine Values. This year, the fourth generation of Wellendorff’s celebrates the brand’s historic 120 years of thriving worldwide presence with various anniversary collections, including Magic Eternity and Keep Me Safe. The collections take center stage as they represent the sheer elegance and ingenious artistry of Wellendorff.  The Magic Eternity earrings, pendant and trademark rotating ring shine brilliantly in their diamond-studded spherical designs, crafted using state of the art technology by seasoned artists and gem experts who mastered the trade through time. Celebrate you loved one’s own fruitful years with Wellendorff’s timeless collections.
 
Shreve & Co. in Post Street San Francisco is an authorized retailer for Wellendorff.
 
 

Saturday, May 18, 2013

The Perfect Embodiment of Genuine Values

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 3:36:09 AM in Wellendorf (19)

 

Since 1893, Wellendorff has brought us four generations of master jewelry makers, countless collections of unique luxury pieces, and one hundred twenty years of Wahre Werte (Genuine Values). It is true that nothing lasts forever – not even gold and diamond, but authenticity breeds endurance. The Wellendorff house of fine German-made jewelry is anchored strongly on the sure foundations of Genuine Values. No wonder why the family-run manufacturer remains strong and thriving through the years. Wellendorff is never about the latest fashion trends. It is not even about attracting the elite, even though that is what it often does. Wellendorff is all about being true to yourself, just as it remains true to itself. Its bestselling gold rope coils and revolving rings embody the brands commitment to bringing you the most excellent touches of luxury and refinement that symbolize your own personality and lifestyle.
 
Check out Wellendorff’s timeless and incomparable works of art. Find them at Shreve & Co. in Palo Alto.
 
 

Monday, April 15, 2013

Love Knows No Bounds

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 10:38:08 AM in Wellendorf (19)

 

Love is a universal phenomenon. It knows no country, nor time. That is the essence of Wellendorff's Wedding Bands selection. The sets of matrimonial rings are fashioned after three of the world's most renowned couples. Adam and Eve wedding bands celebrate the soulfulness and innocence of the first husband and wife to wallow in the joys and trials of married life. The Adonis and Venus pair captures the story of two Greek and Roman mythical characters – a goddess and a captivating man, which reminds wearers of the human life’s beautiful fragility. The Romeo and Juliet rings stand out with a freshly youthful yet classic design, embodying the poignant tale of passion and romance from Shakespeare’s timeless literature. All three sets are expertly fashioned from 18k gold and set with the finest white diamonds. Engraved on the gold is Wellendorff’s seal of authenticity and stellar quality – the diamond-encrusted W insignia.
 
Symbolize your love and commitment through elegant bands that transcends all boundaries. Find Wellendorff’s Wedding Bands at Shreve & Co. in Post Street, San Francisco. 
 
 

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Enfolded by Angel Wings

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 3:46:49 AM in Wellendorf (19)

 

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.
 
 

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

The Coveted W

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 5:36:21 AM in Wellendorf (19)

 

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

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Established and Sophisticated

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 12:00:00 AM in Wellendorf (19)

 

“She is an ‘established lady’. Well-educated, yet embracing traditional values, the typical Wellendorff wearer’s family is important to her. She has a sure instinct for things that are special and values quality, yet has no need to prove anything to anyone but herself,” says Claudia Wellendorf about the typical Wellendorf consumer. And for this sophisticated and established lady, Wellendorf has used established methods and sophisticated practices to match the said traits of their typical patron. Before every new season, designers present to the Wellendorf family many preliminary designs for screening. Once screened, they are ‘test driven’ by the Wellendorf women, including Claudio herself, before they make it to the new collection. When deemed worthy of the W symbol with a crown, the expert goldsmiths and designers perfect these pieces and add them to the collection. The 3rd and 4th generation of Wellendorf’s has continued the founder’s, Ernst Alexander Wellendorf, zeal of creating unique and perfectly-crafted fine jewelry founded upon genuine values and a craftsmanship to this day. With more than 118 years of tradition and expertise under Wellendorf’s belt, they have persisted to create pieces that dazzle. This coming 2013, sophisticated and established women around the world can’t wait to be surprised and delighted with new collections. For Wellendorf pieces, visit Shreve & Co. – authorized dealer for Wellendorf
 
 

Monday, October 01, 2012

Gold Like Silk

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 12:00:00 AM in Wellendorf (19)

 

“The idea was to treat gold like silk, to make the necklace smooth, soft, romantic, and unique, and our customers love it.”, said Cristoph Wellendorff, the fourth generation director and co-owner. This he said about the family’s prized design, the Wellendorff rope. The Wellendorff rope is the product of the founder’s, Ernst Alexander Wellendorff, passion to genuine values. Wellendorff only uses the best diamonds and colored stones in their collection. And for their prized rope, they still use the same techniques. Talented Wellendorff craftsmen and goldsmiths create a collier using a solid gold wire that extends almost as long as two football fields (160m). “This is the most sophisticated necklace Wellendorff has created since our beginning in 1893,” said Christoph. “The idea was to treat gold like silk, to make the necklace smooth, soft, romantic, and unique, and our customers love it.” For more of Wellendorff products, visit Shreve & Co. – authorized dealer for Wellendorff
 
 

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Angels at Shreve

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 12:00:00 AM in Wellendorf (19)

When Heidi Thomas wrote to Wellendorff about her angel encounter, she became an angel herself as she inspired a new collection of jewelry. “Angel’s Wings” represents the “gift of joy and protection – a whole life long.” Little did Heidi know that finding an unusual angel pendant on the coast would lead her on her journey to finding the man she then married and has been with for 29 years. Read her story and visit Shreve & Co. to explore Angel’s Wings.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

The German Perfection

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 12:00:00 AM in Wellendorf (19)

 

The Germans’ drive to make things more better was a long road from being a country with little natural resources. They knew that to survive and make money, they must rely on their skills to sell to high-end markets in other countries. But it was not the monarchy or big trading companies that led the march of technically superior German products to the world, but an army of small entrepreneurs driven to hard work and mastery of their craft. “We may not have the gold, but we can create the best gold necklace,” a typical German goldsmith might be caught dreaming back then. Like one in a small town of Pforzheim in 1890s, a self-starter crafts man would fashion jewelry fit only for the nobility. Ernst Alexander Wellendorf had an eye for the tiniest detail to create fine jewelry out of gemstones and precious metals that his name would reach far to the corridors of Russian and English palaces. The Wellendorf legacy lives to this day as a brand of luxury and elegance painstakingly created by hand. It is known for rope necklaces and spinning rings and the diamond-studded “W” that the new rich prize so much.
 
Shreve is an authorized dealer for Wellendorf.
 
 
Image: Wellendorf silk tower: Bilberry, Silk sheen, Satin, Brilliant Kiss, Silk Flower and Black Silk.