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Here’s What Makes Harry Kotlar Jewelry So Unique

A complete guide to the designer’s impeccable craftsmanship and lavish pieces.

Spanning seven decades of beauty, master craftsmanship, and utmost perfection, Harry Kotlar is renowned for being one of the world's most revered jewelry designers.

During this time, Harry Kotlar introduced the world to the Kotlar Cushion diamond - known as the world's most brilliant cushion cut - and its hallmark design, the Artisan Pavé, a unique take on the traditional diamond-setting technique.

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About Harry Kotlar

 “Made by hand, shaped by history” - that’s how Harry Kotler describes their jewelry pieces. And what a history it is!

Founded in 1948, Harry Kotlar quickly flourished and secured its legacy of creating luxury through impeccable service and attention to every jewelry facet. Now, under the esteemed leadership of Harry’s grandson, the brand continues to produce collections that evoke old-world artistry with modern sophistication.

What makes Harry Kotlar jewelry special?

The master artisans of Harry Kotlar use traditional techniques, some of which have changed little in over half a millennium, to achieve perfection.

The small team of craftsmen has dedicated their lives to a specific element of jewelry-making, which has been handed down by generations.

As a result, each Harry Kotlar piece is touched by only four artisans: a forger, a carver/setter, a polisher, and a quality control expert.

By creating jewelry by hand, the process elevates the beauty and perfection of each piece, bestowing you with a piece of old-world history and master artistry which will last a lifetime.

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Harry Kotlar pieces we love

If you’re wondering whether jewelry is a good graduation gift, the answer is “definitely yes”! College grads work super hard when kick-starting their careers, and acknowledging their dedication by treating them to luxuries they can't quite afford yet is an incredibly meaningful gesture.

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Harry Kotlar rings

Whether you’re after Harry Kotlar engagement rings, statement fashion rings, or dainty stackables, the designer offers a plethora of dazzling styles for a wide variety of tastes.

Embrace the soft sophistication of Harry Kotlar Artisan Pavé rings, marvel in the beauty of a Kotlar Cushion diamond ring, and ooze elegance with a dazzling eternity band.

Harry Kotlar earrings

With styles for every occasion, Harry Kotlar earrings are not only stunning works of art, but also incredibly versatile and luxurious. You’ll turn heads everywhere you go with these unique earrings.

Crafted through the labor of love, Harry Kotlar diamond stud earrings are one of the brand’s staples. And there’s a reason for their immense popularity. They’re simply perfect - the epitome of the diamond stud.

More than earrings, Harry Kotlar’s creations are works of art. Adorning your ears with these fabulous pieces of jewelry is a dream come true.

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Harry Kotlar necklaces

From dainty designs to bold diamond pendants, Harry Kotlar necklaces are nothing short of perfection - and when you wear them, you, too, feel perfect.

These pieces are unlike anything you've ever seen before. Harry Kotlar master artisans go above and beyond to make sure they’re perfect - every detail matters, and it shows.

Harry Kotlar bracelets

Harry Kotlar’s impressive artistry makes every jewelry piece unique - and with bracelets, it’s no different. The brand puts a spin on timeless designs - such as tennis bracelets - making them one-of-a-kind, and easily identifiable as an iconic Kotlar piece.

These precious bracelets are encrusted with dazzling diamonds, and you can match them with your rings, necklaces, and earrings alike to create a cohesive - and stunning - look.

Whether you prefer bangles or tennis bracelets, any style you choose will definitely be nothing short of perfection around your wrist.

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Who wears Harry Kotlar jewelry?

Harry Kotlar jewelry pieces are regularly spotted on some of Hollywood’s most glamorous red carpets and exclusive events around the world.

The designer’s highly sought-after jewelry is often seen bedazzling celebrities like Charlize Theron, Rihanna, Celine Dion, Jennifer Lopez, Gigi Hadid, Ariana Grande, Cate Blanchett, Gina Rodriguez, and the Kardashian-Jenner clan - among many, many others.

Where to find Harry Kotlar jewelry in San Francisco or Palo Alto, CA?

If you’re looking for jewelry pieces which combine old-world artistry with modern sophistication, Harry Kotlar’s designs are perfect for you.

Explore Shreve & Co’s curated selection of breathtaking Harry Kotlar jewelry for all occasions and tastes. As the oldest retail jeweler in the state of California, our expertise is unmatched.

Visit us on Post Street in San Francisco or in Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto.

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