Friday, January 29, 2016

Knobs and pulls

Posted by Schiffman's at 9:50:40 AM in Michael Aram (36)

Think of Michael Aram and immediately metal dinnerware and serving items come to mind. That’s because the signature is one of the few luxury metal ware brands renowned to adorn elegant dining rooms. But Michael Aram also has other stylish metal ware items aside from the dining items: knobs and pulls. The knobs and pulls feature detailed craftsmanship. They showcase varied themes, from geometric lines to flora and fauna. Although knobs and pulls are the last items you’ll probably notice in the dining room, they do complement an elegant interior. The Michael Aram knobs featuring a twig or pebble, for example, lend to the interior an elegant eco-friendly ambiance, while insects-inspired pulls add a playful atmosphere. Think of Michael Aram knobs and pulls as the last element to complete your stylish interior.
Michael Aram is available at Schiffman's at Friendly Center.

Brass is cool

Posted by Schiffman's at 9:00:40 AM in Mottahedeh (32)

Brass may look utilitarian and used for less-than-glamorous functions as candleholder, everyday cup, or drinking vessel in ancient times. But today, brass has re-emerged as a novel dining accent, a luxury item, if you will, due to its limited supply because manufacturers and upscale households prefer the allure of sterling silver and porcelain more. This makes brass to stand out today, like Mottahedeh brass, in a sea of fine china dinnerware. If you want a unique look, then go for brass.  Mottahedeh brass items are handcrafted, never assembly made, ensuring that only a handful of households get to display the items.  One of these includes the Beehive Box, which features over ten layers of intricate designs and craftsmanship, truly a rare collectible. Show it off to impress your guess and visitors.
Mottahedeh is available at Schiffman's in Winston-Salem.

How to keep memories

Posted by Schiffman's at 9:00:00 AM in Mémoire (37)

One of the most memorable moments in your life is perhaps that day when he gives you a Mémoire engagement ring. Years from now, you’ll remember the exact feeling that runs across your spine the moment he kneels down and opens the box to reveal the stunning diamond. You won’t have problems remembering that ecstatic feeling, but what of your friends or family who you want to share the memory in the future? Obviously, pictures will do the trick. However, to best capture this moment, go beyond the selfie or full-body shot. You can diversify the photo angles to create “the story”. A good combination is: one close-up shot of the ring; good framing of his smiling face; a tight full shot of you and him kneeling; and a standard shot of you and your partner looking at the camera, while you wear the Mémoire.
Mémoire is available at Schiffman's in Downtown Greensboro.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Greek luxury

Posted by Schiffman's at 7:35:00 AM in Konstantino (44)

Greece has inspired numerous artistic and literary masterpieces throughout history and today, we can still see artists and artisans getting their themes from this country. Whether it’s Ancient Greece, the Mediterranean or Greek lifestyle of today, artists have used Greece as a platform to express their art. Take Konstantino, one of the world’s luxurious jewelry signatures that’s Greek-inspired. From necklaces to pendants and rings to earrings, the brand reflects the clear blue sky of the country, its sun-drenched landscape and breezy coastline. You can feel the passion and boldness in the jewelry pieces, the same passion that Greek artists are renowned for. Likewise, there’s a majestic feel about the Konstantino items, not unlike being invited in Mt. Olympus to be at the presence of the gods.
Konstantino is available at Schiffman's in Winston-Salem.

Everyday Marco Bicego

Posted by Schiffman's at 7:00:00 AM in Marco Bicego (46)

Arguably, Marco Bicego’s greatest contribution to fine jewelry is the idea that you can wear a luxury piece even on casual days. Before, luxury jewelry is reserved for formal evenings, special occasions, or glamorous nights. Then came Marco Bicego and his urbane, chic line of culture-inspired necklaces, earrings, bracelets, rings, and more. Each piece reflects individual uniqueness—no two Marco Bicego pieces are exactly alike because each one is handcrafted, reflecting the passion and artistry of the craftsman. You can wear a Marco Bicego every day, such as, at work, over lunch out with friends, or simply chilling out with the family on weekends. The colorful bright gemstones and textured metals add depth and character to your style, whether it is an ordinary or special day.
Marco Bicego is available at Schiffman's in Downtown Greensboro.

Where to display a Ne'Qwa

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

Ne'Qwa is that beautiful hand-painted glass items from wine stoppers to hanging ornaments. They have a distinct personalized ambiance that makes each item seem to breathe a living theme. A blue butterfly is seen hovering on the meadow, or a snow man showering in Christmas snow. Then there’s the cardinal and his holiday rendition. They are cute, elegant, conversation magnets. But where do you display a Ne'Qwa? The wine stoppers definitely go to your bar corner, but what of the ornaments? Well, they are designed as accents. You can place them on a desk or center table or put them atop cabinets. You can also adorn your dining set with a Ne'Qwa at the center, or put it behind a display cabinet with your other trinkets or collectibles. The rule of thumb is, make sure the Ne'Qwa stands out so your guests can spot it easily.
Ne'Qwa is available at Schiffman's at Friendly Center.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Luxury or art?

Posted by Schiffman's at 8:25:30 AM in Orange Howell (32)

It’s hard to pinpoint if it’s luxury jewelry or a fancy art accessory. Orange Howell is maybe both. It exhibits an American free spirit aura with Italian design leanings. Set in solid sterling metal, Orange Howell trinkets can be great gift ideas to observe weddings, holidays, and other momentous events. Choose from its different styles, such as, the Starfish, Vintage Star, Stellar, and Sugar Loaf. When you buy an Orange Howell, you’re assured of a history of 152 years of metal design and craftsmanship. They are sturdily crafted that you can pass them down to your children as artistic heirloom. Whether as a personal accessory or to adorn a small nook in your house or restaurant, an Orange Howell can add glamour and style at once.
Orange Howell is available at Schiffman's in Downtown Greensboro.

The Glassware for VIPs

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

Add glamour and style to your dining room by replacing your glassware with Orrefors. The signature is not only designed to hold liquid; rather, it is a line of art glass that is meant to impress your guests. Orrefors is inspired by the centuries-old handblown Swedish glassmaking technique perfected by master glassmakers. Founded in 1898, the signature glassware combines traditional glassmaking techniques with modern technologies to create stunning collections. For example, the Karl Lagerfeld Collection has elegant, graceful lines. It is an art more than a utilitarian tool that your guests will surely take notice featuring a wide array of clear, colored and limited editions. If you’re expecting a VIP in the house any time soon, having Orrefors in the dining table is a must.
Orrefors is available at Schiffman's in Winston-Salem.

Colorful bracelet

Posted by Schiffman's at 8:00:00 AM in Judith Ripka Essentials (33)

At first glance the bracelets seem to drown in a chaotic mix of colors. But it isn’t. The Judith Ripka Essentials exhibits what it calls “the pop of color,” different colored gems coming together to create one stunning style. It may look overwhelmingly bold or brazen, but only because if you wear it wrongly. This Judith Ripka Essentials bracelet is ideal for plain dresses in neutral hues such as black, white, or beige. The sterling silver provides an elegant backdrop to the gems. Because it’s both playful and classic, the bracelet can be worn on elegant nights or casual day. To complement it, you can add a pair of earrings in pink or purple color. Wear this Judith Ripka Essentials in confidence and watch people steal a quick glance at your getup.
Judith Ripka Essentials is available at Schiffman's at Friendly Center.

Friday, January 08, 2016

Trendy Classics

Posted by Schiffman's at 12:00:00 PM in Hearts on Fire (32)

Classic diamond jewelry stands the test of time. They appeal across generations because of their elegance. Unlike trendy jewelry, the classics have the glamor to fit any formal occasions. However, sometimes the classic look may be up for a subtle change without damaging its timeless elegance. This is what the Hearts On Fire halo engagement ring seems to exude. It has the traditional look of a single-stone diamond ring, while featuring a halo of small diamonds around the center stone. It’s a trend we often see in celebrity engagements today. The style gives the ring an illusion of carrying a bigger stone and more lights are reflected because of the smaller stones. This ring may have contemporary leanings, but it still harbors the confidence and sincerity of a timeless classics.
Hearts On Fire is available at Schiffman's in Winston-Salem.

Elegant Dinnerware for an Elegant Interior

Posted by Schiffman's at 12:00:00 PM in Philippe Deshoulieres (32)

When planning for a new interior design, don’t forget to match it with home accessories that complement the overall design. For example, if you’re trying to create a regal dining room, you can easily enhance the feel with an elegant set of dinnerware like Philippe Deshoulieres. It has an impressive long history of delicate workmanship beginning in 1826, when the French company was founded. You have a wide array of elegant collections to choose from. The Orsay Cobalt Blue for one adds a deep blue calm in your dining set. On the other hand, the Orsay White creates a pearly white ambiance. If you want a more exciting theme, there’s the Pergola collection, which is flamboyant in orange flares. These are some of the Philippe Deshoulieres collections that can add more depth to your interior.
Philippe Deshoulieres is available at Schiffman's at Friendly Center.

Bamboo Jewelry

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

The John Hardy Bamboo Collection arguably best represents the signature’s message. Founded in Bali, Indonesia by a Canadian jeweler who fused European jewelry craftsmanship with folkloric Balinese arts and crafts, John Hardy embodies elegance while keeping a green message. It prides itself for creating products that are natural and eco-friendly using fair-trade practices. Such is the nature of bamboos—they can be made into elegant urbane products yet they are as natural as a raw material can be. The John Hardy Bamboo Collection, of course, isn’t made in bamboo, but the style is patterned after this elegant grass. The material is made from sterling silver accented with gemstones or diamonds. The bamboo-inspired pieces exude the fluid motion of bamboos swaying in the wind, while the ridges in the jewelry add a more natural look.
John Hardy is available at Schiffman's in Downtown Greensboro.

Friday, January 01, 2016

Be That Chef

Posted by Schiffman's at 11:00:00 AM in Reed & Barton Silversmiths (32)

If you’re serious about perfecting your cooking skills to host family and friends during special occasions, you need to get serious about the equipment for cooking, too. For instance, go for a quality knife that will give you that perfect cut to guarantee a moist and tender beef, pork, lamb, or chicken. The Reed & Barton Silversmiths carving sets are perfect for perfecting your cooking because they help you make that artful carve. They are manufactured with the highest quality control so you can cut smoothly into the hardest part of the meat. More importantly, the knives look classic and add elegance to your kitchen interior. From Hammered Antique to Cabot steak knives, the Reed & Barton Silversmiths sets make you look like a professional chef even before you become one.
Reed & Barton Silversmiths is available at Schiffman's in Winston-Salem.

Made from fine china

Posted by Schiffman's at 11:00:00 AM in Pickard (32)

Manufacturing fine china takes time to perfect. We’re not talking about years here, rather, decades and even centuries. Take for instance, Pickard, America’s oldest fine china company. It’s been creating fine china items for more than a century now, assuring you that when you get your hands on a Pickard, you’re holding a heritage of luxurious porcelain ware that has passed the test of time. The china signature offers a wide array of designs and styles, from flowering dogwood tree to interlocking links of 24k gold and platinum patterns. What’s more, each piece is hand painted that no assembly line can match to achieve a personalized result. Give your dining the class and elegance of royalty with a choice of various Pickard collections, such as, Athena, ColorBurst, and Champagne.
Pickard is available at Schiffman's in Downtown Greensboro.

Perfect princess cut

Posted by Schiffman's at 11:00:00 AM in FireMark Diamonds (35)

It is regarded as the world’s most perfectly cut princess diamond and it has scientific claims to back it. The FireMark diamond Princess Cut is recognized by the Gemological Institute of America to be above 95% in returning light compared to industry-accepted standards. That means the Firemark’s cut allows a more brilliant light show than other diamonds.  The Gemological Institute of America is the world’s premier diamond authority that sets the benchmarks for diamond craft. The body also found the Firemark Princess Cut to appear 10% bigger than standard cuts. This is achieved by the precise positioning of the facets to create symmetry and depth. Princess cuts are popular today among Hollywood celebrities, so if you’re buying one to join the trend, go for the perfect princess cut.
FireMark Diamonds is available at Schiffman's at Friendly Center.


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