Wednesday, April 30, 2014

For Royals, Presidential Families and You

Posted by Schiffman's at 5:00:00 AM in Anna Weatherley (31)

When choosing China pieces for your home and you only want the best, it is never wrong to add Anna Weatherley to your shortlist. Her pieces may even end up as your only choice. Anna Weatherley pieces are delicately hand painted with intricate flowers, insects, and leaves. She finds inspiration in 16th, 17th, and 18th century botanical art. Each of her work is hand painted by Hungarian artisans that she trained herself. Anna Weatherley pieces have been enjoyed by the A-List — no lower than a White House commission. Yes, she was commissioned by the White House for the Bush administration. She also had an interesting project for Anna Wintour, a Vogue editor. She was commissioned for a gift to Princess Diana — a pair of porcelain cachepots with 18th-century inspired pears, cherries and gooseberries. 
If you want Anna Weatherley pieces for yourself, you can visit Schiffman’s at Winstom-Salem. Schiffman’s is an authorized dealer for Anna Weatherley

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Every Inch is Worth the Luck it Brings

Posted by Schiffman's at 5:00:00 AM in Wellendorff (40)

2014 has just started and we need all the luck we can get. It’s not a bad idea either to take every inch you can in this fast-paced world. For jewelry aficionados, nothing gets better — luck-wise or the “taking every inch you can” outlook. Wellendorff puts it all together in their 2014 Ring of the Year — the “I Wish You Luck” ring. This is designed to symbolize grandiose events. The ring can remind the wearers of all the great things that 2014 has in store for them. The ring has a purple-colored cold enamel pattern hallmarked with the signature “W” with a diamond. The “I Wish You Luck” also spins and possess a weaved patter just like other Wellendorf rings. Every inch is worth taking. The same thing can be said about the “I Wish You Luck”. 
To enjoy this piece or any other Wellendorff jewelry, visit Schiffman’s at Downtown, Greensboro. 

Monday, April 28, 2014

The Art of Glass Blowing

Posted by Schiffman's at 6:00:00 AM in Annieglass (34)

Glassblowing is the art of creating glass sculptures by manipulating molten glass. The discovery of glass and glassblowing is often a subject of debate for some historians. Once humans discovered that they could create glass, though, they began to create beautiful works of art, including glass beads and vessels. As the old saying goes, those who can’t do, buy – no, really, you can’t think of anything else to say when you see Annie Morhauser’s work. Annie Morhauser fell in love with the beauty of glass when she first saw it being blown on the beach over 30 years ago. She graduated from the California College of the Arts with training in a range of glass techniques, but it was developing her own "slumping" process in the '80s that marked the beginning of Annieglass. Annieglass offers the most creative tables by mixing and matching modern and antique china with Roman Antique gold or platinum dinnerware. 
Get your own at Schiffman’s at Winston-Salem to give your dinner affairs an arty new approach. 

Sunday, April 27, 2014

The Value of Innovation

Posted by Schiffman's at 6:00:50 AM in Tissot (39)

People and Organizations have always been attracted to reinvention. Large organizations are spending more and more on innovation than ever before. Individuals believe that change means reinvention. Each time a major shift happens in our lives — leaving a job or a relationship, moving, losing a loved one — we have to take control of who we will become or risk never reaching our full potential. After all, there is no shortage of sound advice on how to improve: come up with better ideas, look outside the box, sharpen the execution, etc. This is the same reason why Tissot, with its signature 'Innovators by Tradition', has been pioneering craftsmanship and innovation since its foundation in 1853. The Tissot innovation leadership is enabled by the development of high-tech products, special materials and advanced functionality. With a broader, more versatile range of high-quality timepieces at an attractive price than any other Swiss watch brand, Tissot also expresses its commitment to making excellence accessible.
Visit Schiffman’s at Downtown Greensboro to get a taste of ‘Innovators by Tradition’ now!

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Old-World is not Boring

Posted by Schiffman's at 6:45:00 AM in Arte Italica (31)

In a sense by looking backward we are looking forward – that is why old-world is not boring. There is nothing in the world that does not become more intriguing and far more mysterious - once we recognize the complicated events and causes that led to its creation, other than History. What we see around us and what we are today is just one stone in a road which never ends. If you are one of those people who feel that History is completely and intensely fascinating or someone whose love of history has taken you to some amazing places, then Arte Italica pieces are for you. Ann Skidmore formed Arte Italica in 1997, as a response to her love of Italian history, culture, art and especially vintage pewter. Arte Italica prides itself with enhancing your home with old-world splendor. 
Get your own Arte Italica now! Visit Schiffman’s at Friendly Center.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Swiss Army Original Chronograph: Limited Edition

Posted by Schiffman's at 6:00:00 AM in Swiss Army (38)

One brand that can claim to have changed the world is Victorinox Swiss Army. Its contributions to history are indelible. One can say that by owning a piece connects one to history. The Original Chronography Limited Edition, with its military origin, can help make this connection. The company is offering a limited edition of the first timepiece they ever made.  It was launched in 1989 and was known for its great readability, simplicity and honest design. Now, this limited edition sports with a brushed aluminum bezel and a three-piece strap – comes with an integrated removable crown guard. This is a watch that is simple and durable enough that is more than useful just for daily use
To own this piece or to browse for more Swiss Army offerings, visit Schiffman’s at Winston-Salem. Schiffman’s is an authorized dealer for Victorinox Swiss Army. 

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Fit for Today’s Lifestyle

Posted by Schiffman's at 6:00:00 AM in Beatriz Ball Collection (31)

Beatriz Ball is synonymous to eye-catching alternative metal designs. The collection sports pieces that do not compromise beauty for quality and vice versa. Beatriz Ball is perfect for today’s casual lifestyle as pieces are both easy-to-care-for and safe. Beatriz Ball is not just safe, it is FDA safe – pieces are made up of easy-care 93% aluminum alloy. This allows greater flexibility as pieces can go from the fridge, in the oven, and on the table – functional and never lacking in style. Beatriz Ball pieces are made entirely by hand using the ancient art of sand casting. In reality, each piece goes through more than 12 sets of expert hands. Each of these embodies the creativity of the designers and the skillful touch of the craftsmen – all of these just to give you beautiful pieces you can enjoy daily. 
To avail of easy-to-care-for and safe pieces to spruce up your home, visit Schiffman’s in Downtown, Greensboro. 

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Beautiful Homes, Peachier Lives

Posted by Schiffman's at 6:00:00 AM in Boardman Silversmiths (31)

Every home deserves pieces to bump the mood up; especially pieces that are both aesthetically pleasing and functional; pieces that will last for a long, long time. You know that your home does too and you are entitled to enjoy such things in life. One brand that enables you to is Boardman Silversmiths – their artisans have been crafting America’s heritage since 1796. Boardman Silversmiths has been making homes beautiful and lives peachier for a few centuries with their handcrafted tableware like coffee & tea sets, punch bowls, ladles, salt & pepper shakers, and pitchers among other products. Each piece came to be through the superb skill of a master craftsman rendering every piece as a work of art that you and your family can enjoy. 
Find out what Boardman Silversmiths offers and visit Schiffman’s in Friendly Center.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Suna: Creating Today’s Classics for Tomorrow

Posted by Schiffman's at 6:00:00 AM in Suna Bros (36)

A Suna Bros.piece will never be outdated. Suna pieces from the past are as much in fashion then, today and even in the future. This is not too bold a statement. It is just the way Suna designs work. The Suna look has been deemed to be called the updated classic jewelry. Combining old world techniques and modern sensibility, Suna has mastered the art and craft of creating modern classics – this distinctive and enduring style makes Suna different from other luxury brands. Suna takes inspiration from everything naturally occurring in nature to architectural feats of mankind. It is this genuine appreciation for beauty that allowed Suna to have produced pieces that last more lifetimes than most other designer brands. Suna designs and produces rings, earrings, pendants, necklaces, bracelets and pins that are sophisticated and wearable – all modern classics. 
Get today’s classics for tomorrow by visiting Schiffman’s in Winston-Salem to see which Suna pieces suit you. 

Monday, April 21, 2014

Handmade Heaven

Posted by Schiffman's at 8:00:55 AM in Casafina (31)

There are a lot of reasons why a lot of people would rather buy handmade. Some of us prefer the quality of handmade goods to cheap, manufactured alternatives, and see buying handmade as a way  of quietly protesting mass produced goods. I buy handmade because someone else is using their talents to create gifts and decor that I myself cannot make. Your gifts are the best on the block.  Cool, trendy, unique, and usually one-of-a kind, you can find some really awesome handmade stuff that’ll make everyone ask “Where can I get one?” When something is produced in a factory in China or Indonesia or Bangladesh, we don’t know who actually made it. There are so many reasons...but most importantly I love to know that something has been made with love, care and attention and I like to know who it was made by. In 1988, Donna and Samuel Smith began traveling to Portugal to create and manufacture Casafina’s beautiful and charming ceramics. Today, with their Forum Collection, Donna and Samuel features a new design featuring hand-formed “irregular” shapes embellished with a medieval coin in relief – indeed, they have truly continued to develop hand-painted, and hand-formed ceramics that is true to their beginnings. 
To get a piece of your handmade heaven, visit Schiffman’s at Winston-Salem.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Feels Like Love

Posted by Schiffman's at 8:25:00 AM in Slane (32)

Sometimes, just the feeling of falling in love can be all the inspiration one needs to have that one bit of sunshine in an otherwise gloomy day. Just the thought that you may have found your one-and-only can be so thrilling. Love is all. Rich or poor. Talented or useless. Brave or cowardly. Love is Humanity's Universal Constant. Call them in-love, but 15 Years after founding Slane Fine Jewelry, Heath and Landon continue to lovingly help every customer create her own look and (love) story. Each piece, each collection, is designed with this in mind, knowing that today’s designs will become tomorrow’s heirlooms. Slane pieces are more than just silver and gems – they are a representation of that person you think about all the time. You can’t force yourself not to. You say, “Okay, today I will not think about him or her.” But even being deliberate always backfires and you just end up looking at that Slane pendant again.
Get yours now at Schiffman’s at Downtown Greensboro.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

The Beautiful Odd One Out

Posted by Schiffman's at 8:00:00 AM in Couzon (32)

Whether we like it or not, everybody in the world wants to be understood and to have others appreciate them. Anyone who has passed kindergarten knows that being different is scary. Although we were taught that every person on the planet is special and no two people are the same, we have always been treated for all the ways we were different from the other people in our family, in our small circle of friends, in the whole school and even the community as a whole – we were brought into line, expected to be just like everyone else or else. But not every cutlery, tableware and cookware turns out the way you want it – although they can still work perfectly good. With Couzon, thinking differently is an advantage to be exploited. That is why for over sixty years, their expertise and out-of-the box ideas have led them to the use of high quality stainless steel and the most recent and up to date technology.
With Couzon, being different is a source of exceptional moments. Visit Schiffman’s at Friendly Center to see a wide range of Couzon creations.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Never Ordinary

Posted by Schiffman's at 8:00:00 AM in Roberto Coin (43)

If there is one thing that Roberto Coin can never run out of, it would be creativity. Unlike most jewelry brands who put out just a few models a year, Roberto Coin intentionally does the opposite. Roberto Coin reportedly creates around 600-700 models every year. This tremendous feat and significant investment is all hinged in the intent of giving every woman the opportunity to be unique and never just ordinary. The sheer number of these pieces allows every woman to exercise her own creativity. She can pick-and-choose or mix-and-match to her own taste and to a different pace than the march of the majority. But if there is one only piece of jewelry that a woman can own, Roberto Coin believes that it should be something from his Cento diamond collection. Unlike the usual 57 facets of most diamonds, a Cento diamond has 100 – Roberto Coin’s masterpiece invention. 
Browse through Roberto Coin collections like the Animalier in Schiffman’s at Winstom-Salem. Surely, you’ll find something worth taking home. 

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Functionality and Elegance Go Perfectly Together

Posted by Schiffman's at 8:00:00 AM in Empire Silver Co (31)

There are a few brands that make it inside the homes of the discerning. One silverware brand though consistently makes it in the must-have list of those gifted with fine taste – Empire Silver. Empire pieces have adorned the homes of those that do not just aim for excellence but require it. Since founded in 1946, Empire Silver Company has established itself to be a go-to producer of fine sterling and pewter hollowware. The company produces all of its products in its factory in Brooklyn, NY. Each piece is handcrafted by master silversmiths.  Pieces range from candleholders to baby brushes so Empire Silver can truly give a “lift” to most areas of your lives. Empire Silver Company is a testament that functionality and impeccable style can always go hand in hand. 
Compromise no more and find hollowware that is not short on both functionality and elegance. Visit Schiffman’s in Downtown, Greensboro to see what pieces fit you. 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Nabucco: Manly, Just Manly

Posted by Schiffman's at 8:00:00 AM in Raymond Weil (38)

Inspired by the famous opera by Giuseppe Verdi, Raymond Weil’s third generation leaders unleashed upon the luxury watch world in 2007 the Nabucco collection –a line that exudes distinction and power. This line was designed for the new generation of men who are strong minded and comfortably confident in their own style. Like the new generation of men, the Nabucco collection is both racy and elegant. It is regarded to be technically evolved that appeals to connoisseurs from different cultures around the world. The line boasts of its use of sophisticated materials like carbon fiber, rose gold, stainless steel and rubber. Combined with the Raymond Weil’s tradition of precision watchmaking, these modern assertions make a Nabucco piece wanted by collectors all around the world. 
To find the perfect Nabucco piece that accents your own personality, visit Schiffman’s at Winston-Salem. Schiffman’s is an authorized dealer for Raymond Weil. 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Allow More Beauty In Your Life

Posted by Schiffman's at 8:10:00 AM in Gien (34)

For nearly two centuries now, the word ‘Gien’ has been synonymous with exceptional earthenware. The company was founded by an Englishman named Thomas Hall in 1821 and since then it has accumulated a vast collection of original porcelain designs that made our beautiful world a little more beautiful to live in. Gien’s creativity is top tier; their pieces exhibit the creative depths that the company had mastered throughout the years. Gien design collections range from traditional, contemporary and even futuristic designs. Creative innovation has always been at its core as it maintained and even improved its significance in the luxury industry since its birth. It isn’t just creativity that makes Gien one of the most sought-out earthenware producers. Gien’s technical supremacy in craftsmanship contributes to its continuing success. With the right mix of creativity and expert transcendence of creative visions to tangible marvels, the word ‘Gien’ today still remains synonymous to exceptional earthenware.
Allow a little more beauty in your life by introducing Gien pieces to your homes. Visit Schiffman’s in Friendly Center to see Gien’s beauty up close. 

Monday, April 14, 2014

Addicted with Precision

Posted by Schiffman's at 1:00:40 AM in Precision Set (38)

The most basic reason why humans are so addicted with precision could be because we have so little of it. Precision is so intertwined with the word accuracy that they are sometimes used interchangeably.  But as easy as that can be, the word precision is not usually used when buying jewelry. Buying the right piece of jewelry begins to feel a lot like being down to your last dart, and in the wide sprawl around the bull's-eye, around getting it right, there seems to be a thousand ways to miss the mark and get it all wrong. But not with Precision Set. Precision Set Fine Jewelry Works understands that jewelry is the ultimate of personal expressions. It’s why all of their designs exude exceptional quality, with painstaking attention to the smallest detail. Precision Set uses only the finest precious metals and gemstones in each exquisite design—from the most delicate heirloom ring to the boldest statement piece—and all are created and hand-finished right here at our headquarters in Dallas, Texas.
It’s indeed the precise jewelry for your special someone. Visit Schiffman’s at Winston-Salem now!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Recovering with McKoy

Posted by Schiffman's at 1:00:00 AM in Grainger McKoy (37)

Just as it takes time to clear the rubble and repair the damage, it takes time to recover your emotional equilibrium and rebuild your life – after a traumatic event. Sometimes, the way to recovery comes when one trusts your own body to repair itself.  It is when you stop looking for that outside miracle cure or that magic pill that would make it all go away. But more often than not, some would have lost count of the number of people who have gone on to fully recover; but all it takes is a little patience and a proper understanding – and sometimes a little bit of art. Grainger McKoy (born in 1947) is an artist who draws inspiration from the dynamics of bird behavior. He is best known for his wood sculptures but also produces jewelry and gifts. He is currently working on a 12ft Recovery Sculpture – an enlarged version of the 8ft wing of a Pintail duck in the recovery position. With his art, you would understand that it is not the destination but the adventures it would take to get to the destination. 
Visit Schiffman’s at Downtown Greensboro for more information on Grainger Mckoy.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Stylish Signature

Posted by Schiffman's at 12:00:00 PM in Philip Stein (33)

We call it signature – a person's name written in a distinctive way as a form of identification, a distinctive mark indicating identity, it is a depiction of someone’s personality. It is your mark of promise, your bond. And it says more about you than any other sets of letters. It is a symbol of human nature – the more unique and different it is, the harder for it to be copied. It is our very simple defense against forgery. As much as a signature is a measure to protect our person from fraudulent activities, Philip Stein has created timeless watches and bracelets that help you live at your best. Their built-in technology channels the natural frequencies that most benefit your body and mind during the day. Philip Stein’s Signature collection believes a life in tune is a life well live. 
Visit Schiffman’s at Friendly Center for information on how to wear your signature with style. 

Friday, April 11, 2014

The Haviland Story

Posted by Schiffman's at 12:00:00 PM in Haviland (31)

In 1839, a young David Haviland had his first encounter with Limoges porcelain. One day, a customer came in his shop carrying a small package containing a broken cup that the owners wanted replaced. At his first look and touch, Mr. Haviland was impressed by the cup. He instantly knew that it came from France but he didn’t know exactly where. The piece intrigued him so much that he ventured to France in search for a match. And after an exciting quest, he found the match in the city of Limoges. Forced by circumstance and his vision, Mr. Haviland moved to Limoges to produce his own patterned china as Limoges factories only produced plain ones. This was how the love story between Limoges porcelain and Haviland started. This incredible story of one man’s determination started a great change not only in the business of David Haviland but in the porcelain industry. This same level of obsession still drives the company to continue its streak of excellence as one of the most-sought-out porcelain manufacturers in the world. 
Choose Haviland pieces that best suit your home, visit Schiffman’s in Friendly Center.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Pandora: Tell your Own Story

Posted by Schiffman's at 12:50:00 PM in Pandora Jewelry (35)

There are only few luxury brands that truly understand and value the uniqueness of the individual customer. There are but fewer luxury brands that enable its customers’ to express their individuality by involving them in the creative process. One of these very few brands that successfully does all these without compromising quality is Pandora. For 30 years, it has helped unique women express themselves and tell their own stories. You too can partake in the creation of your unique pieces. With the Pandora bracelet concept, you can mix and match bracelets and charms. Each of the 600 available pieces can stand for a unique personal meaning – important moments, loved ones, life events, and other things worth keeping close and remembered. You can make combinations online via the official website. 
To see more of Pandora Jewelry, visit Schiffman’s in Winston, Salem.  

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Herend: A Brief History

Posted by Schiffman's at 12:00:00 PM in Herend (42)

In 1826, a small Hungarian village witnessed the foundation of Herend – a producer of earthenware. At this time, low-cost pottery was common in Hungary. The competition it faced was fierce. But Herend proved to have what it takes to rise among its competition and even to world recognition. In 1839, there was a change in ownership and revolutionary change began. When Mor Fischer became the Manufactory’s owner, he took Herend to an entirely new direction. He had a great vision. He carved out a unique niche and produced dinnerware replacement pieces for Europe’s royal families. These pieces were first made to complement valuable porcelain patters imported from Germany and the Far East. Soon the Manufactory reached the important milestone of designing original dinnerware patterns. In 1851, Queen Victoria purchased a large set for Windsor Castle from the Manufactory and ignited further demand from royals and aristocrat throughout Europe. Soon, Herend and its products are known across oceans and continents. Herend showed the world how to enjoy beautiful pieces with functional use. 
To bring Herend into your life and home, visit Schiffman’s in Downstown, Greensboro. 

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Own an Omega, Be a Part of History

Posted by Schiffman's at 12:00:00 PM in Omega (39)

Omega stands as one of the most popular luxury watch brands in the world. It did not get there without positive contribution to the world. Omega has six lunar landings under its belt. It has made the first diver’s watch and the world’s lone certified marine chronometer wristwatch. Thanks to a pioneering spirit and a commitment to precision, Omega had been continuously challenging and re-defining state-of-the-art mechanical watchmaking. Armed with these unwavering qualities, Omega has reached the moon, dove to in the deepest oceans and timed the world’s most important sporting events. When one owns an Omega piece, one owns a part of history. Share in the history of sports, space travel, and deep sea exploration and find the Omega piece that suits you. 
Come and visit Schiffman’s in Winston-Salem. Schiffman’s is an authorized dealer for Omega. 

Monday, April 07, 2014

Fall in Love with Autumn

Posted by Schiffman's at 6:00:00 AM in Juliska (36)

It’s that time of year again when the smell of burning leaves overpowers the coolness – a respite from the summer heat, the crunchy sound the colorful leaves make when you walk through them, or their mesmerizing twirling and whirling when they start to fall from the tree, the long walk with a nice drink while snuggling with a loved-one, and of course, the visible air coming out of one’s mouth. Oh, it’s impossible not to fall in love with Autumn. That’s why, Juliska, an American leading home brand company founded by two unabashed romantics, Capucine and David Gooding, invites you to fall in love even more by their collection of Autumn Harvest. Take for example their Autumnal Traditions Party Plate Set which features convivial foxhunts, playful pumpkins and a festive apple harvest, bring a cozy autumn feel that imbues the love of sharing our bounty with friends and family. Depicted in a warm pumpkin spiced tone, Juliska’s party plates will tempt you with the bounty they hold. Each plate in their set of four depicts a different scene.
Grab your own autumn now at Schiffman’s at Winston-Salem. 

Sunday, April 06, 2014

The Women of Pearls

Posted by Schiffman's at 6:10:25 AM in Mikimoto (45)

Our present society had gone a long way from the time women were first given voting rights to the first women doctors. Now, women have a voice in all governance institutions, from the judiciary to the civil service, as well as in the private sector and civil society. Mikimoto, a Japanese jewelry company, in particular, recognizes women divers who have once played an essential role in the cultivation of pearls. In the long history of the company, women have once dove to collect pearl oysters and dove again to replace them on the sea bed following insertion of the nucleus.  They also had to promptly transfer oysters to safe locations in the case of a red tide attack or typhoon. Mikimoto knows that the success of pearl cultivation would not have been possible without their contribution. Today, as the pearl cultivation technique has been developed, the women divers are no longer needed. However, Mikimoto in a show of appreciation established the Pearl Island – now the only place where one can see women divers in the traditional white diving wear treating visitors to captivating demonstrations commemorating their once important role in pearl cultivation. 
But if you don’t have time to visit Japan, one can always buy a piece of Mikimoto, right? Visit Schiffman’s at Downtown Greensboro.

Saturday, April 05, 2014

Feelings in a Vase

Posted by Schiffman's at 6:00:00 AM in Kosta Boda (30)

The exclamation “Ay Caramba!” started as a signature phrase of the Madrid flamenco dancer and singer La Caramba during the 1780s. But in recent popular culture, Caramba had become an interjection denoting surprise or pain, usually seen in a positive way. Today, more than any time in history I believe, the process of making known one's thoughts or feelings mixed with art forms that create works that are primarily visual in nature, such as ceramics, drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, design, crafts, photography, video, filmmaking and architecture has never been more intertwined. Take for example, Ulrica Hydman-Vallien, one of Sweden’s best-known and most popular artists. Her most important form of expression is through her glass designs, which played a large part in Kosta Boda’s success in the 1980s and 1990s. She paints her striking and humorous designs on the glass with unrestrained energy. Her work has been exhibited on a great number of occasions throughout the years. As one can expect she is also represented at many museums across the globe. 
Definitely, you can find her creations at Schiffman’s at Friendly Center.

Friday, April 04, 2014

One of a Kind Jewelry by Metalsmiths Sterling

Posted by Schiffman's at 6:00:00 AM in Metalsmiths Sterling (34)

When Metalsmiths Sterling started in 1998, it was already bound for the greatness it possesses today. It started and remains to be a UK inspired luxury brand that offers women a chance to find fashion forward hand crafted silver jewelry. Since its inception, it has become one of the most successful Canadian jewelry brands. Metalsmiths Sterling pieces have been worn by industry movers and royalty. Metalsmiths Sterling takes pride of its 30 exclusive collections including 800 different pieces scaled to individual styles. Aside from using the mainstream gems such as diamonds and amethyst, the company also uses unusual stones such as labradorite and prasiolite in their designs. These unusual stones coupled with unique cuts can express unique looks and feels that only Metal Smiths Sterling can provide. Collections such as the Signature, Marquise, Panos Konidas and Ink are epitome the high level of creativity and craftsmanship that Metalsmiths Sterling possesses. 
To find the perfect Metalsmiths Sterling pieces for you or your loved one, visit Schiffman’s in Winston-Salem. 

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Intricate Porcelain Pieces by Lladró

Posted by Schiffman's at 6:00:00 AM in Lladro (32)

Porcelain by Lladró have always dazzled connoisseurs and beautify homes. In Lladró, pieces have to undergo an intricate creation process, involving a team of expert craftsmen, to be put on sale. Each creation begins with the inspiration and the first sketch. When the creation is approved by the Creativity Committee, it is then reproduced in plaster to form molds. Medium-sized Lladró  figurines usually need around 15-20 molds and complex pieces require 200 up to 300 molds. The intricacy doesn’t end in the fabrication of the molds and physical figurines. After reconstruction, the pieces are carved with delicate motifs - the smallest details are added like the facial expressions. Once these pieces are carefully painted and finished, they are put to the test of fire – in a kiln at over 1300º C. But the test doesn’t end there; if pieces do not pass strict quality control guidelines they will bendestroyed. Again, only those that are perfect make it – pieces worthy of their Lladró name.
Beautify your homes with Lladró pieces, visit Schiffman’s at Friendly Center. 

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Exceptional Methods, Exceptional Jewelry

Posted by Schiffman's at 5:00:00 AM in Mémoire (37)

For 20 years, Mémoire has manufactured diamond jewelry subscribing to the strictest standards. Mémoire mountings are made in Switzerland, Germany, France, Italy and the United States. These mountings are designed and bound to last a lifetime – as they are made using the hot extrusion process. Mémoire believes in employing exceptional methods to produce extraordinary jewelry. And this is what they do. Mémoire uses state of the art laser engraving machines and have set a new standard in the jewelry industry. This technology allows accurate personalization. Every stone is inspected, including diamonds and precious stones. Regardless of size, each is examined and approved by a GIA graduate Gemologist before being set. This process has been called “micrograding” – this is done to assure patrons that they are receiving only the best form Mémoire. Mémoire also makes sure that customers will go home with clean conscience after purchasing their Mémoire pieces. Mémoire makes sure that these diamonds have been purchased from conflict-free legitimate sources. 
To get your Mémoire pieces, visit Schiffman’s at Downtown Greensboro.

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Aram: Gently, with Peace, with Love and Care

Posted by Schiffman's at 5:00:00 AM in Michael Aram (36)

Aram, in Hindi, means “gently, with peace, with love and care”. This definition fits what Michael Aram is – as a brand and as an artist. Michael Aram is American born. He studied fine arts and lived as an artist in New York in the late 1980s. But when he visited India, he was enchanted with the rich metalworking traditions. These traditions, he felt, were largely untapped and undiscovered. This was his inspiration to start working with these skilled craftsmen. Aram, then, set up a home and workshop in New Delhi to house his creative pursuits. To this day, Aram brings out the humanity from his pieces as they are created using handmade processes. Each piece goes lovingly through age old traditional techniques. These pieces range from tableware to furniture. Aram’s designs are diverse and these only show his versatility as an artist. 
To grab a glimpse of Michael Aram pieces, visit us at Schiffman’s in Winston-Salem. 


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