Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Fine Metalware, Made by Hand

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

When in the mood to scout for fine metalware, one can stop looking further from the Beatriz Ball Collection. The Beatriz Ball Collection has the perfect pieces to accent any room. It is perfect for your den, your dining area and as a gift. A Beatriz Ball piece can make any mundane activity or a formal function a little better. The collection’s pieces range from bowls and crosses to pitchers, platters and trays. They are beautifully shaped and wonderfully textured as they are poured by hand by skillful artisans. It is hard not to find a favorite in each of the design collections. There are pieces that mimic nature’s beauty like the leaf designed ones from the garden collection and forest collections. There are also pieces that come in rustic and western designs. 
To see what the buzz about the Beatriz Ball Collection all about, please visit us at Schiffman’s at Downtown, Greensboro.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Heritage of Excellence

Posted by Schiffman's at 3:00:00 AM in Boardman Silversmiths (31)

Boardman Silversmiths has been known to be a tip top producer of handcrafted, solid un-weighted sterling, and lead-free pewter pieces. Boardman Silversmiths has been operating on a rich heritage that started since 1796. Today, Boardman Silversmiths continues to be successful in upholding the heritage of quality. Designs range from antique to figurative and contemporary pieces. Some are beautifully functional like the Pewter and Sterling Collections and some just plainly beautiful that serve as decors like the Prehistoric Bronze Figurine Collection. Thanks to the master craftsmen who breathe life into beautiful designs, Boardman Silversmiths produce pieces enough to be considered as works of art that any person can be proud of showcasing in his or her home.
For your Boardman Silversmiths pieces to beautify and to impress, visit us at Schiffman’s at Winston-Salem. 

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Great Inspirations to Great Pieces

Posted by Schiffman's at 3:00:40 AM in Suna Bros (36)

Suna Bros. has always been known to create jewelry of the utmost quality and beauty. The company uses both Old World and modern techniques to achieve perfect results. Inspirations come from all angles – from the natural world to artificial elements. Suna Bros. creates designs that honor these inspirations and renders them into well-executed pieces. With excellent attention to details, Suna Bros. has created pieces that proved to be favorites of many. One of the most striking Suna Bros. Collections is the Bark Collection. Obviously, this is inspired the shape and the texture of a tree. This inspiration is captured into beautiful pieces such as bracelets, earrings, and rings – beauty that can be appreciated up close, far away and worn. 
To see more of the Suna Bros. brand of beauty and elegance, visit us at Schiffman’s in Downtown, Greensboro. 

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Casafina Magic

Posted by Schiffman's at 3:00:50 AM in Casafina (31)

Bring some magic to your from Casafina. Add some more beauty to your living space by embellishing it with beautiful and functional pieces. Casafina designs range from classic to the contemporary. And with the wide variety of designs and pieces, you can be sure that many Casafina pieces will fit into the current theme and mood of any room in your home as décor. Casafina pieces aren’t just beautiful. Casafina pieces are also highly functional. Casafina adds a little beauty into even the mundane daily activities like eating a quick breakfast before going to work.
Casafina products range from gifts, home décor, glassware, hand painted ceramics and the Casa Stone – Portuguese stoneware. To see more of the Casafina magic that can grace your home, visit us at Schiffman’s at Friendly Center. 

Friday, September 26, 2014

Beauty can be Accessible

Posted by Schiffman's at 2:00:00 AM in Slane (32)

Everyday luxury shouldn’t be too expensive. It shouldn’t look cheap either. One brand offers women around the world a chance to experience affordable everyday luxury. And that brand is Slane. Slane pieces are perfect for gifts to your friends or even to yourself. Slane offers you designs that draws inspiration from classic beauty and renders them into contemporary pieces. Slane has achieved the balance between the old-world and the new school – a balance that many designers only dream of striking. Slane pieces range from necklaces to Tassel Pendants. There are also hundreds of wonderful designs available. This only means that when one becomes a Slane collector, one can truly be original. 
Express yourself with Slane pieces. Come and get them at Schiffman’s in Winston-Salem. 

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Couzon: Little Joys of Life Bigger

Posted by Schiffman's at 2:00:00 AM in Couzon (32)

Couzon is one company that makes the little joys of life bigger. Couzon allows you to enjoy cooking and eating your scrumptious dishes with cutlery, dinnerware and cookware that beautiful and beautifully functional. Couzon products are durable for daily use and beautiful enough for your special moments. Couzon celebrates originality and simplicity. This penchant for the simple and functional is very apparent in Couzon designs. Quality too is a given as the company makes use of the highest quality stainless steel and state-of-the-art technology in making functional contemporary pieces that are designed to last a lifetime. Make Couzon a part of your life. Let the Couzon sense of beauty in your daily life and you’ll find that there can be more to the little joys of life. 
Couzon cutlery, dinnerware and cookware are available at Schiffman’s at Winston-Salem. 

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The Pois Mois Collection

Posted by Schiffman's at 2:00:00 AM in Roberto Coin (43)

There are only a handful of designers that the luxury world can stand still for. One of those designers is Roberto Coin. Since the eponymous company’s inception back in 1977, it has been known to be pioneering innovator. Roberto Coin is notable for being credited to be the first to use of three-color gold in 1978. And since then, the company, fueled by the man behind it all, has had been in a non-stop quest to push and blur the boundaries of our perception of beauty. One of Roberto Coin’s most striking collections is the ‘Pois Mois’. The Pois Mois Collection showcases the elegant lines that are typical in the Roberto Coin arsenal. Gold is used as the primary element and it is fashioned to feature a modern pattern in a 1950s retro television inspired shape – another avant garde concept with classic beauty from Roberto Coin. 
Roberto Coin pieces are available at Schiffman’s at Friendly Center. 

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Lovely Homes Made Lovelier

Posted by Schiffman's at 2:00:00 AM in Empire Silver Co (31)

It is simply natural to want to live in a lovely home adorned with decorative and functional pieces that can lift the mood a little better. Luckily, there is one company that you can run to when you are in the hunt for beautiful decorative and functional pieces. Based in Brooklyn New York, Empire Silver Co. produces one of the best styled and crafted Sterling Silver and Pewter pieces. The products range from Empire Baby Frames and Empire Baby First Boxes to Empire Candlesticks and Napkin Rings. All of Empire Silver Company pieces are of heirloom quality. That means you can enjoy these wonderfully crafted functional decors for a lifetime. You can also choose to have your Empire Silver pieces personalized with customized engraving. This makes any Empire Silver piece perfect for gifts to your friends, loved ones or yourself.
Come and get your Empire Silver pieces at Schiffman’s in Downtown, Greensboro. 

Monday, September 22, 2014

Music and Raymond Weil

Posted by Schiffman's at 2:00:00 AM in Raymond Weil (38)

Raymond Weil is one of a few luxury Swiss watch brands that remains independently owned. Since its foundation in 1976, when Swiss watches were under threat of extinction by Japan’s quartz technology, Raymond Weil has not only stayed afloat, but created one of the watch industry’s signature themes: the music inspired watch. Raymond Weil has been involved in the music industry, sponsoring or supporting orchestras, for over 35 years now. The watch signature evokes the same precision, timing, and artistry as a symphony fuses different instruments and notes to fashion out a melody. The result is a dress watch whose minute parts tick in unison and encased in sleek and chic classic yet contemporary style. A Raymond Weil watch is as casual a corporate accessory or formal as a tuxedo accent.
Raymond Weil is available at Schiffman's in Downtown Greensboro.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

A Gift to Mom

Posted by Schiffman's at 2:00:00 AM in Gien (34)

Now that you have a stable career and substantial savings, why not give your mother something sentimental for no occasion at all? That should surprise her. You need not wait for her birthday, Christmas, or Mother’s Day to show your appreciation. A Gien tableware set will surely make her emotional (she may even wonder what you’re up to). Gien’s floral and fruit inspired themes cannot be any more dramatic, reminiscing those times when mom would prepare breakfasts every morning, those sweet scent of fruits and refreshing morning sun peering in from the kitchen window. Share and relive these moments while you share warm tea with her with a pastel bright Gien tea set. Even more wonderful, why not visit her every weekend to share stories.
Gien is available at Schiffman's at Friendly Center.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

The Best Places to Propose

Posted by Schiffman's at 2:00:00 AM in Precision Set (38)

Where to pop up the question and offer her the Precision Set diamond ring? With that level of luxury, it’s easy to think of Paris, London, even in a yacht in Monte Carlo, and other favorite luxury spots to announce your engagement. But sometimes, a private place is more meaningful; private being a place that is memorable to both of you. It can be the neighborhood pizzeria where you had your first date; or the coffee shop where you would always sit for hours waiting for her to finish work. It can be your pad, and you can talk about that first time when you brought her home, or the humble village park where you first met her while jogging. Isn’t it more charming (and cheaper, you must admit).
Precision Set is available at Schiffman's in Winston-Salem.

Friday, September 19, 2014

The Magnitude of Artistry

Posted by Schiffman's at 2:00:00 AM in Grainger McKoy (37)

Even to the untrained eye, a Grainger McKoy is clearly a masterpiece. In fact, to the untrained eye, the signature wood sculptures seem alive. Grainger McKoy belongs to a handful of masters who can transform something as hard as a wood into something as soft as a feather, his favorite subject. Whether it’s birds in flight or fighting, or a heron standing calmly in still waters, the sculptures breathe with life. The feathers are sculpted in individual patterns, each one seems to react to the wind in its own motion. When you realize that a feather consists about fifty barbs each, and a wing can have a hundred feathers, and a bird can be covered in a thousand feathers, you get the magnitude of Grainger McKoy’s eye for details.
Grainger McKoy is available at Schiffman's in Downtown Greensboro.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Sleep and be Beautiful

Posted by Schiffman's at 2:00:00 AM in Philip Stein (33)

Researchers have confirmed what your mom had been telling you since you’re in first grade. Get enough sleep. Sleeping at least six to eight hours daily helps your body recover from stress. It improves blood flow and aids in proper metabolism; thus, giving your tired cells to rejuvenate. When our body is stressed—either from work, sports, relationships, etc.—we produce toxins and free radicals that wreak havoc to our cells, or in macro perspective, our body systems. With regular enough sleep, our body’s immune system is reinforced to fight back these toxins. The result is better skin texture, a clearer mind, and more resistance to colds and fever. But before you start popping pills to get more sleep, simply wear a Philip Stein watch. Its Natural Frequency Technology disc is known to give you a restful sleep every night.
Philip Stein is available at Schiffman's at Friendly Center.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

A Lasting Gift Idea

Posted by Schiffman's at 2:00:00 AM in Haviland (31)

If you’re running out of ideas what to give your friend or you’re wondering what to give someone who seems to have it all, how about a fine porcelain candleholder.  We’re not talking about those regular silver candleholders, but a Haviland votive candle holders. A votive represents an object that you give in fulfillment of a vow, a consecration of a bond between the giver and the recipient. It doesn’t have to be a dramatic meaning; rather, you can give a Haviland porcelain votive candleholder as a way to give a literal light on your friendship. While you’re at it, why not write a short poem that celebrates your relationship. No luxurious gift can beat that.  Long before other gifts have been thrown away or forgotten, your candleholder is likely still to be flickering light in your friend’s living room.
Haviland is available at Schiffman's in Winston-Salem.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Yearly Gift Idea

Posted by Schiffman's at 2:00:00 AM in Pandora Jewelry (35)

With over 60 charms and counting, across myriad themes from occasions to animals, Pandora Jewelry offers you an interesting gift idea for your loved one’s birthday. You can personalize bracelets by selecting among specific themes that best represent your recipient. For instance, give her a travel-inspired charm that reminds her of that special moment with you. A Big Ben or Eiffel Tower charm may evoke those romantic dates you’ve had with her in the past. Or give her a teddy bear charm if she’s expecting. You can also choose other themes based on her interest, such as: nature charms, sports charms, or animal charms. Here’s a nice twist: give her one charm every birthday and watch the bracelet literally collects memories year in and out.
Pandora Jewelry is available at Schiffman's in Downtown Greensboro.

Monday, September 15, 2014

More Porcelain Figurines for the Table

Posted by Schiffman's at 9:00:00 AM in Herend (42)

Herend, the handpainted porcelain signature, has added more figurines to its array of delightful pintsize figurines. Known for its unblemished porcelain finish and creative coloring that mixes luminous with pastel, Herend offers more reasons to collect porcelain figurines to dress the coffee table, dressing table, or the center table in the living room. The Beehive features three golden bee accents set on a fine china hive and painted in honey brown. Chicken Little has that beseeched look, perhaps begging for food, with her wings wide open that add a vibrant air to your table. Hickory Dickory Dock fleshes out the nursery rhyme in animated piece, the blue grandfather clock complementing the red orange mouse. The gold lining adds a touch of glamour to the bubbly story.
Herend is available at Schiffman's in Downtown Greensboro.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

The Allure of the Dark Side

Posted by Schiffman's at 9:00:50 AM in Omega (39)

It has inspired numerous films, songs, and literature.  Elton John had sung a cover and so did Pink Floyd.  It was the theme of a popular Russian television series, as it was the tone that set a blockbuster movie about transforming robots. It was even made into a novel back in 2006. The dark side of the moon, it’s mysterious, secretive, its face forever turned away from earth. Omega was likewise drawn to its enigma with the release of its watch model, The Dark Side of the Moon Speedmaster. It celebrates the Apollo 8 astronauts’ feat, the first men to have seen this dark side in 1968. The watch is made from a single piece of black zirconium oxide ceramic, rugged and strong, but alluring like its source of inspiration.
Omega is available at Schiffman's at Friendly Center.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Rustic is Beautiful

Posted by Schiffman's at 9:00:00 AM in Juliska (36)

It’s called the perfect imperfect. The uneven style, the rustic shades, the handpainted design; these are the signatures of The Juliska Ceramics Collection. It combines high-level, hand-modeled artistry with high-temperature firing to produce lightweight but durable ceramic pieces that are as much an adornment to tables as they are practical and functional for dining. The stoneware can be as simple as the whitewashed Berry & Thread Collection, featuring a deep matted hue and punctuated with tiny detailed flowery embellishments, or as complex as the Firenze. The design lends itself to an hypnotic peacock-inspired pattern, and its jagged edge adds a comfy feel reminiscent of Saturday afternoons at home. And why not? Juliska is inspired by family gatherings, a celebration of food and pleasant conversations under a European sun. 
Juliska is available at Schiffman's in Winston-Salem.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Irregular but Beautiful Pearls

Posted by Schiffman's at 8:00:55 AM in Mikimoto (45)

Although pearls are often measured by their symmetry and perfectly balanced round shape, the opposite can also be impressive, especially in the hands of master pearl jewelry setter, Mikimoto. Its Baroque Collection features irregular, organic shapes of pearls that evoke a unique luster. They are a contrarian style to fine pearl jewelry, and in Mikimoto’s hands, the Baroque pearls become a conversation piece of whispered admiration. The Freshwater Baroque Brooch reflects this irregular beauty; its naturally dimpled pearls resemble petals and are complemented by an 18k white gold stem accented with tiny diamonds. The Olive Earrings also feature irregular Baroque pearls, which are crafted to mimic olives in their varied organic shapes. The piece is set in 18k white gold with brilliant cut diamonds. Irregular pearls have never been this beautiful.
Mikimoto is available at Schiffman's in Downtown Greensboro.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Glass Impressions

Posted by Schiffman's at 8:55:00 AM in Kosta Boda (30)

They are the pinnacle of Kosta Boda collections. The Kosta Boda Art Glass gathers together the creative works of the resident artists, who are given a free hand to design and mold their inspirations into fine art glass pieces. The result is nothing short of an array of obras—each artist tries to create the best work—that merit a space in Europe’s top art museums. Bertil Vallien’s Boat has a mystic appeal, toying with patterns, cryptic illustrations, and deep gradient hues. Similarly, his Brains piece embodies a sober, if not melancholic air, reflecting the artist’s skill of imbuing glass with emotions. On the other hand, Kjell Engman’s Check Man (it comes in blue, green, or red) betrays a Nordic proclivity to perfection; angel wings, horned helmets, and a slender, tall posture point to a Viking influence.
Kosta Boda is available at Schiffman's at Friendly Center.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Tattoo in Style

Posted by Schiffman's at 8:00:00 AM in Metalsmiths Sterling (34)

Metalsmiths Sterling took one of the world’s oldest art forms and transformed it into a line of chic sterling silver jewelry collection for everyday or formal events. Inspired by the rustic, personalized appeal of tattoos, whose roots dates back to prehistoric times and whose global appeal is evident in diverse tattoo styles in ancient places worldwide, Metalsmiths Sterling created the Ink Collection. The design is deliberate and calculated to reflect street art, whilst maintaining good manufacturing practices for quality assurance. Clichés are played around and given a professional look, such as: “queen of hearts” and “true love never dies” and that rose-in-a-cross artwork. You can sense a low-life, freestyle graffiti art mixing with high-end precision craftsmanship. Now you can flash tattoos at more than casual gatherings, something that may earn even grandma’s approval.
Metalsmiths Sterling is available at Schiffman's in Winston-Salem.

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

The City of Porcelain

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

Plaza Del Mercado, Torres De Serranos, and Museo De Bellas Artes San Pio V. These are but some of the attractions that come to mind when you think of Valencia in Spain. But did you know beyond these high art attractions, there’s another point-of-interest that highlights fine art in Valencia? It’s the City of Porcelain, the headquarters of porcelain-maker Lladró, where one of the world’s finest porcelain signatures is created. Opened in 1969 in Tavernes Blanques, Valencia, the Lladró porcelain factory is a hub of artistic creation, featuring bright studios and workshops and spacious gardens. You can also check its museum showcasing its line of impressive high porcelain sculptures and be among the 15,000 annual visitors that come to check the place (advance booking needed). 
Lladro is available at Schiffman's in Downtown Greensboro.

Monday, September 08, 2014

Memories are for keeps

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

Mémoire jewelry really fit their name. They are pieces beautiful enough not to be forgotten. They are also pieces that just like your best memories are meant to last forever. Using state of the art techniques to produce beautiful designs, Mémoire has successfully created lines of beautiful jewelry that will both have lasting impressions on people and will physically last a lifetime. Mémoire pieces are the perfect heirloom pieces that will surely be as beautiful as they are from the moment you first purchased them to the time you pass it on to the next generation. Mémoire is also a company that is extremely selective when it comes to choosing Authorized Mémoire Retailers. Quality and craftsmanship has always been a priority to Mémoire and this, the company feels, too should be a requirement for authorized retailers. 
You can find your Mémoire jewelry at Schiffman’s in Downtown Greensboro. 

Sunday, September 07, 2014

Unique Just Like You

Posted by Schiffman's at 8:00:00 AM in Michael Aram (36)

Michael Aram has been bridging the gap between the artist and the artisan. Michael Aram designs reflect humanity in a sense by using the directness of the handmade process. Each Michael Aram piece is handmade and each example is never exactly like the other. Each piece is made using age old traditional techniques inspired by the designer’s travel to India where he worked with native craftsmen. Michael Aram pieces range from Dinnerware to Christmas pieces. Each collection surely has a piece that fits perfectly well with your home. The use of the handmade process also creates a connection from the designer, to the craftsmen and to the wearer. The process makes Michael Aram pieces originality as it sits gracefully between fine and decorative art. 
To avail of your Michael Aram pieces, visit us at Schiffman’s at Friendly Center. 

Saturday, September 06, 2014

For Kings, Nobles and You

Posted by Schiffman's at 8:20:00 AM in Mottahedeh (32)

There has been one brand that knows fine china very well; well enough to have re-created the finest porcelains from the past and creates new exciting pieces that are perfect in your homes and your personal style. Mottahedeh has worked with many companies and museums to recreate (reproductions & adaptations) of antique luxury ceramics. The company has made many replications for Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Historic Charleston Foundation and with the National Geographic Society. Even though that the original inspirations were made to please kings and nobles, the beauty of these pieces are still timeless and relevant up to this day. Mottahedeh pieces can fit in traditionally-designed homes and even contemporary-designed ones that are built for today’s pace of living.
Mottahedeh pieces are  available at Schiffman’s at Downtown Greensboro. 

Friday, September 05, 2014

Modern, Unique, Artesian, Italian

Posted by Schiffman's at 8:00:00 AM in Marco Bicego (46)

Marco Bicego has been known in the luxury world to be a design genius that fuses Old World Italian traditional techniques and aesthetics to his own modern sensibility. Marco Bicego thinks of good design as simple and high quality. And this is what his company produces. All of Marco Bicego pieces are handcrafted in Italy. Designs draw inspiration from Marco Bicego’s travels and his interests in architecture and history. It is through the finest execution of designs that Marco Bicego brings to us pieces that are modern, unique, and artesian. 
To see the product of the skillful manipulation of gold and other precious stones up close and personal, visit us at Schiffman’s at Winston-Salem. 

Thursday, September 04, 2014

A Ne’Qwa Gift

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

Ne’Qwa Art offers the world distinctive hand-painted designs on blown glass. Ne’Qwa items range from decorative ornaments to wine stoppers. Ne’Qwa makes the perfect gifts for any occasion. Designs range from religious themes, sports themes to love and inspirational themes. Every Ne’Qwa decorative ornament comes in a luxurious package. This package too has its charms. It is a handcrafted, satin-lined, velour presentation case that makes gift giving a little more convenient. Also, it comes with a Certificate of Authenticity, art history booklet and a gift card. Isn’t Ne’Qwa just perfect for gift-giving? 
Too see what Ne’Qwa piece or pieces that’ll make your stack of gifts this year, visit Schiffman’s at Friendly Center. 

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Ancient Greece to the World

Posted by Schiffman's at 8:10:10 AM in Konstantino (44)

It is undeniable that Ancient Greeks know beauty all too well. Their civilization has captured the world and lives through in many forms in our society – in government, language and in lifestyle. There are just relatively few people in the world that are fortunate enough to live or grow up around Ancient Greek ruins. One of them is Konstantino Sioulas. He grew up in Melitea, a village once belonged to Achilles. The architecture of Parthenon and the Temple of Delphi was his playground growing up. No wonder that this top designer has brought so much of Ancient Greece into his work. Konstantino brings this inspiration to work and provides us with jewelry that elegantly mixes timeless Ancient Greek beauty with modern sensibilities. 
To see more creations of this design genius, visit us at Schiffman’s at Winston-Salem. 

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Gifts to Remember

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

We all want our gifts to family, friends and loved ones to be remembered. This means we have to pick the right gift that would definitely keep on giving and keep on reminding them about us. Orange Howell is a company that practically solves this problem. Orange Howell is a company that produces jewelry and giftware that celebrate American craftsmanship that is both innovative and elegant. Orange Howell is a one stop shop for unique items that gift recipients will remember the gift givers for. Orange Howell specializes on gifts that celebrate homes, weddings, friendship and love. All of Orange Howell pieces are designed in New York City and all are handmade in New England. 
To check out Orange Howell pieces, visit Schiffman’s at Downtown Greensboro. 

Monday, September 01, 2014

Downtown Chic, Uptown Sophistication

Posted by Schiffman's at 9:00:30 AM in Judith Ripka Essentials (33)

It is a healthy notion that when you get your special someone jewelry, you get pieces that she can wear with almost anything she likes. Judith Ripka Essentials just does that. Judith Ripka designs and pieces are versatile that can be worn from blue jeans to black tie and from the day through the evening. Judith Ripka designs are committed to foster individualism with timeless style. The designs have always maintained a balance mix of classic allure and modern sensibility. There is no wonder why Judith Ripka collections have been favorites by fashion forward and style savvy A-list celebrities who know how to mix and match the uptown sophistication with the downtown chic.
To browse through Judith Ripka jewelry, come and visit us at Schiffman’s at Friendly Center. 


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