Thursday, July 31, 2014

The Music of Raymond Weil

Posted by Schiffman's at 9:00:00 AM in Raymond Weil (38)

How do you describe a Raymond Weil? Perhaps with music. The signature takes inspiration from classical orchestra. The fine lines and simple but elegant style of Raymond Weil watches like the Nabucco evoke the graceful lineup of various instruments of an orchestra. It’s a motley collection of different musical instruments, yet are united and reduced to a singular rhythm and melody once the music starts. The orchestra maintains its cohesion as every component in a Raymond Weil watch keeps its beat in perfect unison with the rest. The result is akin to a well-executed symphony that delivers highs and lows but never missing a beat. It’s a beauty to behold and even more beautiful once it functions. We’re talking about the orchestra, but we could very well be referring to a Raymond Weil.
 
Raymond Weil is available at Schiffman's in Winston-Salem.
 
 

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Lovely story

Posted by Schiffman's at 9:00:45 AM in Gien (34)

My wife and I once dreamed of touring Greece when we were newly married. We thought of the washed white houses of Mikonos amidst the clear blue Greek summer sky. In the evening, we imagined having dinner at one of those centuries-old balconies in Santorini overlooking the vast placid sea of Aegean. Fifteen years hence, and after the continuous barrage of tuition fees, housing mortgage, insurance premiums, car loan, utility bills, medical bills, etc. We’re still at it—dreaming of our little Greek getaway. We even have our Gien Alice set, a finely crafted ceramic dinnerware set of Mediterranean-inspired blue and washed white shades, to remind us of our aspiration. When I look at my wife (and she at me), I see wrinkles and tired skin. But never did she waver a bit believing that one day we’d be drinking wine in Santorini. She must love me that much.
 
Gien is available at Schiffman's in Downtown Greensboro.
 
 

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The new luxury in the block

Posted by Schiffman's at 9:00:00 AM in Precision Set (38)

Can’t get enough of Precision Set diamond jewelry? The luxury signature has launched its newest line, the Extraordinary Collection. It features large center stones as a showcase of lavish style surrounded by a liberal army of brilliant cut diamonds. The result is nothing short of utmost opulence fit for a queen. Likewise, the Precision Set signature for intricate details and perfectionist craftsmanship is evident in this collection, as are the rose and yellow gold highlights. You can choose between double cushion halo and double round diamond, or monotone and dual tone rings. The split shank feature adds depth to the ring, while the platinum metal reinforces the ring’s elegance. You can also opt for the swirl diamond bead set for a unique style. The Extraordinary Collection is undoubtedly Precision Set’s most luxurious line to date.
 
Precision Set is available at Schiffman's in Downtown Greensboro.
 
 

Monday, July 28, 2014

Men’s jewelry by Grainger McKoy

Posted by Schiffman's at 8:00:00 AM in Grainger McKoy (36)

You’re impressed with Grainger McKoy’s lifelike wooden bird sculptures. They catch the animals in flight or in action, every muscle is toned perfectly and the colors seem to breathe life to the wood. Now admire the same Grainger McKoy excellent craftsmanship and bird sculpting artistry in its collection of men’s jewelry. The Quail Cufflinks showcases detailed feather lines and set in 14k or 18k gold. It’s also available in sterling silver. Or you can go for the Wood Duck Cufflinks. Meantime, the Fly Cufflinks is typical Grainger McKoy. The birds appear in flight, and in fact, it’s the first jewelry work of the sculptor. Grainger McKoy also creates money clips in stylistic fashion with little bird sculptures attached to them. Other impressive Grainger McKoy jewelry items include stud sets and lapel pins.
 
Grainger McKoy is available at Schiffman's at Friendly Center.
 
 

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Beyond the sleep

Posted by Schiffman's at 8:00:00 AM in Philip Stein (33)

Philip Stein is renowned for its novel Natural Frequency Technology that claims to improve the wearer’s overall wellbeing and promote sleep. But beyond the health claims, Philip Stein timepieces are stylish and chic. Your wellbeing notwithstanding, you’ll improve your fashion with its Prestige Collection. They feature a balance, not just in natural frequencies, but in sophistication and craftsmanship. It has the Swiss precision mechanism, while its eccentric look is tamed by the neat layout of multiple dials and graceful hands. You can choose from a contrasting backdrop or a gradient monochromatic tone for the casing. The strap, not to be outdone, is either a luxurious leather or detailed stainless steel. The Philip Stein Prestige Collection is by all means designed to be seen, a complement to your suave corporate dress look.
 
Philip Stein is available at Schiffman's in Winston-Salem.
 
 

Saturday, July 26, 2014

The Haviland Reliefs

Posted by Schiffman's at 8:40:00 AM in Haviland (31)

Creating an elegant dining set is as simple as getting a Haviland Relief collection. The line offers a wide selection of fine porcelain with styles that range from simple to the exquisite. The Lady Haviland Gold projects plain elegance with a linear gold strip running around the porcelain plate. Likewise, the Lady Haviland  Platinum features the same style but in platinum. The Eaglet Gold Backwing adds a couple of styles: two bold black ream lines sandwiching a pattern. For the more complex designs, the Matignon is opulent and unafraid. Intricate gold patterns are set against a sea blue motif. Similarly, the Tsar piece captures the Russian oligarch lavishness, where gold is set against a deep blue backdrop. The Murat Salon also features a complex pattern reminiscent of ancient Indian art.
 
Haviland is available at Schiffman's in Downtown Greensboro.
 
 

Friday, July 25, 2014

The Simplicity of moving on

Posted by Schiffman's at 8:00:00 AM in Pandora Jewelry (35)

So the relationship didn’t work out. With all those memories in your baggage, physical and emotional, it’s difficult to simply forget everything and pretend all’s well the next day. Especially if he’s given you Pandora Jewelry charms, which are notoriously sentimental because the charms remind you of a particular reason behind the gift. You can keep it though because they’re lovely, while you follow these simple steps on moving on after a difficult breakup. Disconnect him from your social network. At least for now while you need the space. Listen to new music; old music that you’ve liked and played together will bring painful memories back. Think more of the future instead of delving into the past. Know that you’ll meet someone in the future who will be a more ideal match. Go out and party or network with similar minded people. Give it time and in a matter of weeks, you’ll be fine.
 
Pandora Jewelry is available at Schiffman's at Friendly Center.
 
 

Thursday, July 24, 2014

The Animals of Herend

Posted by Schiffman's at 8:35:00 AM in Herend (40)

It’s one thing to read the perfection beauty of a Herend porcelain figurine; it’s another to actually see and touch it. The porcelain signature is a masterpiece, hand painted to create extraordinary gradients and shades in gleaming fine china. Nothing showcases this Herend quality than its Kingdom Classic line. Every year, Herend artists feature a limited animal winning pose as the Kingdom Classic figurine. Some of these winning artworks include the Bald Eagle in perch pose and hand painted in menthol green. The Burrowing Owls strike a cold stare in their bewildering blue-pink-green hue mix. The Bull projects tensed muscles in his massive body, which is captured by Herend artists in a frigid state. The Lion and Lamb strikes a charming, if not quiet, pose, elegantly designed in black and white pattern.
 
Herend is available at Schiffman's in Winston-Salem.
 
 

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Extreme space environment

Posted by Schiffman's at 8:00:00 AM in Omega (37)

You know you can’t survive in outer space, but did you know how fast things unfold when out there without life support? First, you’d lose consciousness in a matter of 15 seconds for lack of oxygen. Then your blood and body fluids would boil because of the absence of atmospheric pressure to keep them in liquid state. But before they evaporate, they’d lose heat at once and freeze over in as short as thirty seconds. Your organs would also expand because of the boiling liquid inside you, giving you a nearly bursting look. In the meantime, hurling dirt and small particles would come at you at bullet speed, while the sun bombards you with radiation at unimaginable levels. Space is harsh, which makes you appreciate that Omega being the official NASA timekeeper, the watch must be extra tough to function in outer space.
 
Omega is available at Schiffman's in Downtown Greensboro.
 
 

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Home buddy

Posted by Schiffman's at 8:00:15 AM in Juliska (36)

Juliska goes beyond providing you with a beautiful set of dinner ware. When Capucine and David Gooding founded Juliska in 2001 to offer 40 Bohemian inspired glasses, they didn’t imagine the brand would transform into one of the most inspired thematic home brands in America. In essence, Juliska seems to put art in your dining set. Testament to this, Capucine Gooding releases her collection of artistically rendered floral theme that gives off a breezy garden reminiscent of a happy, easy life of the sixties. Flowers bloom unabashedly. Butterflies play around twirling vines, attracted to the playful colors of the bloom. The hues are earthy, providing an undertone appeal to the set. The Capucine collection continues to make Juliska a romantic and nostalgic brand for American homes.
 
Juliska is available at Schiffman's in Downtown Greensboro.
 
 

Monday, July 21, 2014

The spirituality of pearls

Posted by Schiffman's at 7:00:00 AM in Mikimoto (42)

Many people are attracted to pearls like Mikimoto, perhaps, because pearls represent a process that reflects a spiritual journey.  On the outside, the oyster is ugly and repulsive. But inside, a pure transformation is about to happen. When a foreign object like a grain of sand finds its way inside the shell, the oyster accepts the irritation. Soon the irritation becomes a beautiful pearl that no hurricane or gale can dislodge. It’s securely tucked in the oyster; in fact, it becomes a part of it. It reminds us how, in our lives, sometimes an unpleasant event happens. But instead of rejecting it, when we accept it, that’s when we become stronger and wiser. The result is a more refined us, much like the glimmering pearl inside the oyster.
 
Mikimoto is available at Schiffman's at Friendly Center.
 
 

Sunday, July 20, 2014

The Angel of Kosta Boda

Posted by Schiffman's at 7:00:00 AM in Kosta Boda (30)

They are the epitomes of art glass, the apex of glass sculpture. Kosta Boda presents the works of the world’s top glass artists including renowned names like Kjell Engman, Bertil Vallien and Asa Jungnelius. Engman’s Angels collection is particularly mystic, enthralling and superbly crafted. With only 100 pieces created, the Angles piece is truly unique and lends your interior an air of high art.  The figurine is suspended by two strings to mimic an angel in flight. Its wings are spread out giving it a majestic and mystical presence that seems to bear a heavenly message. But its most impressive part is the gracefully slender legs, or what appears to be a fused pair of legs that suggest it is an out-of-this-earth creature of wonder.
 
Kosta Boda is available at Schiffman's in Winston-Salem.
 
 

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Silver’s sensuality

Posted by Schiffman's at 7:00:00 AM in Metalsmiths Sterling (34)

What makes Metalsmiths Sterling jewelry sensual and alluring? Is it the fleshly beautiful models that don it? Or the appeal of sterling silver, a neutral, shiny metal that evokes timeless elegance. Maybe it’s Metalsmiths Sterling’s eccentric designs that combine beauty and function in one sexy jewelry piece.  The Earth, Wind and Fire Collection mirrors this Metalsmiths Sterling sensuality. The collection features an evocative flow of form and tone, inspired by flowing hills and smooth, sleek appeal of semiprecious stones. The collection is accented by gemstones framed by sterling silver. Moreover, the pieces reflect the natural footprint or traits of each gemstone, lending the Earth, Wind and Fire pieces an individually unique touch. It includes bold bracelets and single-thread necklaces with solitaire pendants. Sensual model not included.
 
Metalsmiths Sterling is available at Schiffman's in Downtown Greensboro.
 
 

Friday, July 18, 2014

The beat of high porcelain

Posted by Schiffman's at 7:00:00 AM in Lladro (32)

Lladro continues to celebrate the art of high porcelain with its new series. The high porcelain maker has kept its signature detailed representations, but with a new thematic line. The Pure Flamenco exhibits Lladro’s graceful craftsmanship with the dancer’s bata de cola flying in the wind as she turns. The woman’s face is intense, her eyes fixated on the beat of the flamenco music. You can feel her pounding feet, never mind that they are hidden underneath the bata. In fact, there are none, but the sculpture shows a remarkable display of leg muscle tones that seem to stretch all the way to a pair of invisible dancing feet. Such is the power of Lladro’s craftsmanship; it puts life into still art. The Pure Flamenco work adds glamour and elegance to any dining set or living room.
 
Lladro is available at Schiffman's at Friendly Center.
 
 

Thursday, July 17, 2014

The power of gemstones

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

Gemstones have often fascinated men and women across history and cultures. In ancient civilizations, many precious stones were taken as magical items that can heal and possess power, such as amulets and heirlooms. During the medieval time, kings and queens didn’t only use gemstones like diamonds to adorn their royal outfit; the stones symbolized nobility lineage and a sign to rule over their kingdom. Yes, it paid to have luxury gems when people took them as a power of authority. While the magic and power symbols of gemstones may have been lost through the modern times, they remain icons of luxury and sophistication. Diamonds like Mémoire still impress people and, suddenly, they regard the wearer with more respect or attention. In many ways, gemstones didn’t lose that medieval power. 
 
Mémoire is available at Schiffman's in Winston-Salem.
 
 

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Put accents to your dining set

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

An impressive dinnerware set doesn’t only mean using porcelain or fine ceramic. You can also use stainless steel, nickel plate and metal craft to add accents or contrast to the overall dining theme. Michael Aram offers a wide array of these materials for the dining table, ranging from candlestick holders to food servers, and fruit plates to pitchers and bowls. You have a full range of Michael Aram thematic collections at your fingertips. Mix and match them or collect them all for an inspired set. The Atelier can be a centrepiece or a buffet table accent, while the Fig Leaf collection lends a refreshing garden feel to an otherwise dark room at night. Same with the Gourd and Vine theme, which gives an almost fairy air to your dining experience.
 
Michael Aram is available at Schiffman's in Downtown Greensboro.
 
 

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Imperial dining in your house

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

Bring some imperial air into your dining experience with the Mottahedeh Blue Dragon Dinnerware. The dragon symbolizes ancient China’s symbol of the emperor; you couldn’t get any more royal than that. It’s also believed to bring good luck and protection to the righteous. Crafted in the same porcelain and brass Mottahedeh workmanship, the Blue Dragon collection lends a classic elegance to the dining table, inspired by the era of Emperor K’ang Hsi in 17th century when blue and white wares reached their high points. The Blue Dragon includes bread and butter plates, bowls, cups and saucers, dessert plates, dinner plates, service plates, mugs and even a shell dish line. The shell dish, in fact, can be a regal gift for someone special or a valued client.
 
Mottahedeh is available at Schiffman's in Downtown Greensboro.
 
 

Monday, July 14, 2014

Indian flavor

Posted by Schiffman's at 1:00:00 AM in Marco Bicego (45)

Imagine a tropical Indian sunset while enjoying a sumptuous spicy chicken and vegetables that explode in a wide range of flavors. From earthy to tangy, you’re presented with a rich culture that heralds back to pre-modern India. It’s the same theme that inspired Marco Bicego to create the Jaipur Jewelry Collection, featuring bracelets, necklaces, dangles, and rings in a wide range of impressions. The collection swims in colourful gemstones set in 18k yellow gold. The Jaipur bracelet is hand engraved using the traditional Bulino technique. The earrings are mounted on multicolored rose cut cushion stones. The rings, among others, feature a mounted blue topaz surrounded by 0.24ct. brilliant cut diamonds. The Jaipur necklace can be opulent with big stones or simply elegant with thin gold strings and spaced out gemstones.
 
Marco Bicego is available at Schiffman's at Friendly Center.
 
 

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Amazing home interior ideas

Posted by Schiffman's at 1:15:10 AM in Ne'Qwa (32)

Ne'Qwa gives your interior a charming and elegant ambiance. The hand-painted porcelain decorative ornaments have a childish innocence that creates blissful air at home. Here are other creative ideas for your interior. Put blue lighting in the aquarium as a corner night stand. Create a work space or studio or arts area under the stairs. Hang dangling lights on the ceiling to create an illusion of openness similar to galleries and warehouses. Use modular furniture to combine beds, clothe cabinets, and desk tables in one cubic section, which will give an impression of an art exhibit. Use wood ladders to hang towels or clothes for a beach life theme. Take advantage of glass sliding doors to give your space more room and air.
 
Ne'Qwa is available at Schiffman's in Winston-Salem.
 
 

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Top eccentric celebrity gifts

Posted by Schiffman's at 1:00:00 AM in Konstantino (41)

Gift giving is a personal taste like buying someone a Konstantino exudes a private and special air. For celebrities, gift-giving can become an eccentric art. Consider these most eccentric celebrity gifts. The Beckhams, in appreciation of their respective mothers for taking care of the kids, reportedly gifted the mothers with $50,000 Audi each. Katty Perry thought buying her former husband a seat in the proposed Virgin Galactic space tour for $200,000 apiece is a cool gift.  Jamie Foxx gave his buddy Robert Downey, Jr. with two thoroughbreds to fill up the latter’s empty stable in his Malibu ranch. Courtney Cox is said to have given her Friends’ co-star Jennifer Aniston with a $12,000 bicycle. And here’s one for the record: Kanye gifted his wife Kim with ten Burger Kings. No, not the burger but the franchise.
 
Konstantino is available at Schiffman's in Downtown Greensboro.
 
 

Friday, July 11, 2014

The Orange effect

Posted by Schiffman's at 1:00:00 AM in Orange Howell (32)

Orange Howell has a new line of Macaroni Bracelets that mirror the signature’s personal approach to jewelry making. The bracelets, of course, feature the O.H. macaroni icon as centrepiece. The combination of sterling silver and gold with textiles is likewise expected, giving the bracelets a depth of touch. The Rigatoni & Rotelli bracelet features pewter and mocha leather accented with gold studs and lobster claw closure. The Rigatoni Bracelet Slip-Knot Black has an adjustable black nautical cord with an option of honey or espresso leather strap. The Penne Bracelet Slip-Knot Honey is likewise remarkably simple yet undoubtedly echoes Orange Howell’s arty attitude. The macaroni accents are designed and handmade in New England and the bracelets are made in New York City. They come with a gift box with a flannel bag, orange ribbon and card.
 
Orange Howell is available at Schiffman's at Friendly Center.
 
 

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Saving tips while keeping stylish lifestyle

Posted by Schiffman's at 1:00:00 AM in Judith Ripka Essentials (33)

You can be stylish while saving on dollars. Here are a few tips. Grow your veggies and herbs in your garden. It’s a Jamie Oliver-kind of healthy living that gives you savings on the side. Make home cures for simple ailments from headaches and colds to toothache and yeast infection. A combination of herbs and spices often works wonders while exuding a eco-friendly lifestyle. Check used but stylish interior decors in the numerous websites that offer quality design ideas. Remember Shabby Chic? You can make your own brand combining distressed materials to make charming decorations. Collect coupons when doing the groceries. It’s the “in" thing, thanks to reality TV shows.  You’ll be surprised how much you can save in a year. Saving up is easy; now you can buy a Judith Ripka piece as a reward to being a practical but stylish woman.
 
Judith Ripka Essentials is available at Schiffman's in Winston-Salem.
 
 

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Make small spaces big

Posted by Schiffman's at 1:00:00 AM in Orrefors (33)

Even if you’re living in a small space you can create a stunning interior to make it appear like a sprawling 4-door suburban house. Hang long curtains to create an illusion of high ceiling. Paint your furniture with bright colors because light colors exude a more open feeling. Conceal eyesores like a pile of laundry or cardboard boxes with dividers or put them inside cabinets to save space. Combine kitchen and dining areas to free up more space for the living room. Hang large mirrors to literally reflect more space. Illuminate dark corners to make the room appear more spread out. Finally, provide simple yet elegant accents like Orrefors. Place a single Orrefors on corner wooden coffee table and watch that area glows like a manor’s spot.
 
Orrefors is available at Schiffman's in Downtown Greensboro.
 
 

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

How to be rich

Posted by Schiffman's at 12:00:00 PM in John Hardy (38)

It may be off to talk about how to become rich even with a low income in a jewelry site, but you’ll see the connection. First, start building wealth as soon as you get your first pay check. The earlier you start the more you’ll reap off compounding interest. Second, get a financial advisor. He or she can help you plan out your savings and investment goals based on your current income. Third, plan how you’ll use discretionary income to pay off debts or invest in assets. It’s not just measuring cost, but the value of things you buy. Buying jewelry for example can be a value-oriented purchase when you go for signature items like John Hardy. Not only do they last longer, they also project wealth and other intangible benefits like less depreciation rate.
 
John Hardy is available at Schiffman's in Downtown Greensboro.
 
 

Monday, July 07, 2014

More Than Just Luxury

Posted by Schiffman's at 10:00:00 AM in Philippe Deshoulieres (32)

Luxurious porcelain dinnerware is not the sole property of the 1%. A household with sizeable income will do well to invest in these high-end dining set like Philippe Deshoulieres, not for material luxury, but as a sort of heirloom the house can pass on to the children. Luxury brands like Philippe Deshoulieres are designed to last a lifetime, even longer than yours, when taken care of. Imagine a complete set of Evasion or Prestige that you are using to host guests today would still be around when your kid grows up and, in turn, entertains his own VIP guests. The set can pack in memorable stories that your kid and his kids will be talking about during family dinners like Thanksgiving and Christmas. Yes, there’s more to Philippe Deshoulieres than luxury. 
 
Philippe Deshoulieres is available at Schiffman's at Friendly Center.
 
 

Sunday, July 06, 2014

Brand your Diamonds

Posted by Schiffman's at 10:00:00 AM in Hearts on Fire (32)

Today’s jewelry industry is replete with topnotch diamond manufacturers that you can easily get. A diamond ring, for instance, with a high scintillation and brilliance factor is almost available everywhere. In short, it’s no longer a matter of buying the best diamond—they’re easy to get as long as you have the money. The key to differentiate your diamond jewelry is to buy a highly valued diamond brand like Hearts On Fire. A signature brand reinforces the perception of style and design. Not that the perception is an illusion; rather, it’s a painstaking process that Hearts On Fire had built for itself over time by producing one of the world’s best diamond cuts. But as more jewelry makers master the craft, it’s time to invest in branded diamonds. Not only are you buying quality diamonds, but quality names, too.
 
Hearts On Fire is available at Schiffman's in Winston-Salem.
 
 

Saturday, July 05, 2014

Customize your Porcelain

Posted by Schiffman's at 10:00:00 AM in Pickard (32)

Pickard offers custom porcelain dinnerware including having your logo and unique design and color in the porcelain items. For corporate clients, this is normal practice where corporate elegance is highlighted by its dinning set for VIP guests. But for your home, why would you like to have a custom-made Pickard porcelain set? Well, for three reasons. First, to commemorate a celebration like your kid’s graduation from college or his/her debut party. You can also create an anniversary or milestone collection to celebrate your tenth or twentieth year of blissful marriage. Second, a custom-made porcelain set projects luxury and elegance, two things you may want to boast but can’t shout it directly. Third, personalizing a cherished possession like a Pickard set is rewarding, maybe self-absorbing, but definitely deserving of your success.
 
Pickard is available at Schiffman's in Downtown Greensboro.
 
 

Friday, July 04, 2014

Diamond as an Art

Posted by Schiffman's at 10:00:00 AM in FireMark Diamonds (35)

Wearing diamonds is a function of art more than luxury. Since an exquisitely manufacture diamond like Firemark Diamonds is already crafted to provide the main attraction, it is best to highlight one piece instead of drowning your attire with diamonds in different parts of your body. For instance, a single diamond pendant can be more impressive alone than grouped with more elaborate diamond rings and earrings. The key to diamond wearing is subtlety, the true mark of sophistication. If you’re wearing an elaborate pair of diamond earrings, make sure the necklace is subdued. Likewise, a diamond ring should not compete with your diamond bracelet for attention. Always identify which diamond jewelry you want to highlight and the rest should be relegated to secondary support designs.
 
FireMark Diamonds is available at Schiffman's at Friendly Center.
 
 

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Silver Act

Posted by Schiffman's at 10:00:00 AM in Reed & Barton Silversmiths (32)

Silverware like Reed & Barton Silversmiths is perfect as a display set or dinnerware for formal occasions at home like baptisms, engagements and hosted cocktails. As a display, the gleaming unblemished silverware adds an accent to a matte interior or wooden theme. The silver gloss, for instance, breaks the monotonous earthen ambiance of a stonewashed wall. A good technique is to put silverware pieces on wooden cupboards or inside firewood cabinets with glass panels to highlight the opposing texture. As a dining set, silverware like pitchers, fruit stands, chargers and candlesticks can dignify a simple table and, in fact, singularly elevate the overall ambiance of the table even if you’re using mediocre utensils and plates. But don’t overuse silverware. Its main role is to provide accent, not overwhelm the whole show.
 
Reed & Barton Silversmiths is available at Schiffman's in Winston-Salem.
 
 

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Forever Friendship

Posted by Schiffman's at 10:10:00 AM in David Yurman (39)

Who says that only a couple should give each other a signature icon? Take friendship bracelets into the next level: give your friend a David Yurman. Friendship should also be cherished in the same magnitude—if not more—by showing your friend how valuable your relationship with a memorable gift. A David Yurman bracelet is iconic, a cherished brand in the jewelry industry; it’s the perfect symbol to show your friend the value of keeping true friends even as time passes by. In fact, take the introspection further by illustrating to her or him the coiling style of a David Yurman stands for a binding relationship, where two souls are created separately but woven together for a stronger bond. Sounds corny? Not for two people that cherish their friendship.
 
David Yurman is available at Schiffman's in Downtown Greensboro.
 
 

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

A Plate of History

Posted by Schiffman's at 10:00:00 AM in Richard Ginori (32)

Did you know that when you buy a Richard Ginori you’re buying a piece of history? The high-porcelain dinnerware maker started during the Renaissance in 1735 at the heart of European creative center, Florence. Marquis Carlo Andrea Ginori founded the factory that would make artistic porcelain for Europe’s aristocracy including royal families. Fast forward to 1889, the Ginori company was already operating fifteen kilns and its operations manned by 1,200 employees. It would soon merge with the Milanese ceramics manufacturer owned by Augusto Richard; thus, the Richard Ginori signature was born. Today, Richard Ginori is among the largest signature porcelain and ceramics manufacturer in the world, producing exquisite styles like the Antico Doccia, Malachite, Toscana, Diagono, Duchessa and Galatea. Next time you sit your guests to a dinner at home, charm them with their plates’ history.
 
Richard Ginori is available at Schiffman's in Downtown Greensboro.
 
 

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