Friday, March 25, 2016

Simple but elegant

Posted by Schiffman's at 10:50:00 AM in Juliska (36)

You need not display dinnerware with intricate designs or opulent styles to impress your guests. In fact, sometimes, a subtle style bereft of detailed patterns works better, especially if used against a minimalist backdrop. Julika’s Berry & Thread collection is a good example. The lineup features myriad earth colors and basic shapes and accented by basic patterns, yet they exude elegance and subtle luxury. They are Juliska’s best-selling items, highlighting the fact that interior design is a matter of sublime taste more than lavish embellishments. You have a range of hues to choose from: whitewash, ice blue, cappuccino, pistachio green, and ruby, among others. Keep in mind that this Julika collection works best when your interior theme has a more contemporary appeal than an old world charm.
Juliska is available at Schiffman's in Downtown Greensboro and Winston-Salem.

Not all weddings are the same

Posted by Schiffman's at 10:00:10 AM in Kirk Kara (7)

You’d think wedding rings have limited range in terms of style execution. They tend to look the same: a precious metal band with solitaire or multiple stones as accent. Yet Kirk Kara proves you can have more choice beyond the number of set stones. For example, the Angelique Collection is whimsical and lyrical. It exhibits flowing vines that suggest a fluid motion. On the other hand, Lori is richly detailed featuring traditional old world Armenian carvings and art. It fits a more lavish wedding. For a more vibrant and expressive appeal, Charlotte has colored gemstones to provide the accent. It fits the taste of contemporary couples who enjoy adding a little flair to an otherwise traditional wedding. If you’re still unsure what type of wedding you want, go check Kirk Kara collections for inspiration.
Kirk Kara is available at Schiffman's at Friendly Center and in Winston-Salem.

Konstantino in Spanish

Posted by Schiffman's at 10:00:10 AM in Konstantino (44)

We know Konstantino as that luxury jewelry inspired by ancient Greek and Byzantine art. But the brand has another line that probably will get your attention, albeit it’s neither Greek nor Byzantine. The Konstantino Flamenco Gold Collection is 100% Spanish in passion and temperament. The 18k yellow gold explodes in summer flavor and colorful gemstones provide a festive accent. The collection exudes the intensity of the Spanish dance, mimicking its fiery beats and detailed movement. This collection definitely goes with the most formal dress for the most glamorous night. You can match the 18k yellow gold loop earrings with an 18k yellow gold stone bangle. Then complement the look with a gold ring set with gemstones. Cap the overall opulent style with an 18k gold lacework stone bracelet and you now have Konstantino as its most Spanish.
Konstantino is available at Schiffman's in Winston-Salem.

Friday, March 18, 2016

Impressive figurine

Posted by Schiffman's at 1:00:00 AM in Jay Strongwater (2)

Jay Strongwater presents its Spring Collection in time to transform your living room or dining area into gardens of Eden. The figurines are lively and engaging, from birds to orchids and floral to religious. One of the most impressive works is the Mariah Orchid in Cachepot. It showcases the plant and flower as if blooming under the sun and each element is subtly crafted to appear natural. Made from imported Portuguese glass cachepot and pewter add-ons and finished with 14k gold and light brown antique finish, the figurine lends a vibrant accent to your interior. There’s an air of fragility to the sculpture, the orchid’s gently arching branch reveals the artisan’s mastery of mouth-blown glasswork. The figurine is hand-set with Swarovski crystals and is created in New York and Rhode Island.
Jay Strongwater is available at Schiffman's in Downtown Greensboro and Winston-Salem.

How to mix and match colors in jewelry

Posted by Schiffman's at 1:00:00 AM in JB Star (5)

Colored diamond rings like JB Star are trendy and luxurious, but they require a good understanding of color combination to ensure the gems complement, not contradict, your dress. From rubies to emeralds, citrines to amethysts, these stones can add flair and bravado to an otherwise ordinarily looking wardrobe. But first, you need to understand the basics of color matching and it starts with the color wheel. The most basic coordination is matching primary and secondary colors; they are as a fit as bread and butter or bacon and egg. For example, red complements violet and orange, so wearing a citrine ring with a red dress works well. Another combination is to mix both primary colors. For example, a blue sapphire ring matches a yellow dress or vice-versa.
Check the color wheel to find more pleasing color combinations. JB Star is available at Schiffman's at Friendly Center.

Emma’s fave jewelry?

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

Emma Watson has been spotted in New York wearing a John Hardy bracelet. The Harry Potter actress and UN Women Global Ambassador was seen donning a two-toned Classic Chain Bracelet by John Hardy, the Bali-based jewelry brand known for fusing traditional art and European design for a unique signature. The Classic Chain is accented with diamonds and yellow gold and looks sophisticatedly glamorous with the actress’ white dress. The bracelet also complements Watson’s shoulder-length red hair and brown eyes. This isn’t the first time Hermoine has been observed wearing a John Hardy as she’s widely known an admirer of the jewelry brand. Aside from the Classic Chain, John Hardy is popular for its collections, such as: Bamboo, Dot, Legends Cobra, Legends Macan, Legends Naga, and Heritage.
John Hardy is available at Schiffman's in Downtown Greensboro and Friendly Center.

Friday, March 11, 2016

The Herend collectibles

Posted by Schiffman's at 9:45:00 AM in Herend (42)

Herend continues to amaze both collectors and casual buyers with its newest line-up of hand-painted fine porcelain figurines. The Endangered Species Collection pays tribute to fine animals as well as raise awareness on the need to protect these creatures. From the Asian Elephant to the Cuviers Gazelle and Sea Lion, each of these items has detailed patterns and hand-painted for an unblemished finish. Herend also offers the Reserve Collection, which is an assortment of figurines from birds to Buddha and carnival woman to carps in action. The details are impressive; for instance, the Flamingo Duet showcases two birds in an intimate and delicate pose, while the Fox & Hound relives the classic animated story with an in-action pose that plays on subtleties. You’ll also love the pastel colors that enliven each Herend figurine.
Herend is available at Schiffman's in Downtown Greensboro and Winston-Salem.

How to add glamor to your afternoons

Posted by Schiffman's at 9:40:00 AM in Halcyon Days (3)

The recent finale of Downton Abbey put to light once more Americans’ crush on Old English lifestyle. The lords and ladies of the manor are at once revered and reviled by people on this side of the pond for the lavish social life and oddities of nineteenth-century England. You, too, can relive this period by lending to your afternoons a classic air. Halycon Days has stunning tea ware collections that rival the collections of the English nobility. The cups, saucers, and plates are sourced from English fine bone china and styled with intricate details and unique finishing. You have a line of bold wildlife prints and floral designs to choose from. They can be complemented by hand-painted wood trays and 100% cotton tea towels that transform an ordinary afternoon into a royal affair.
Halcyon Days is available at Schiffman's in Downtown Greensboro, Friendly Center, and Winston-Salem Winston-Salem.

What makes Hearts on Fire unique?

Posted by Schiffman's at 9:00:10 AM in Hearts on Fire (14)

One look at a Hearts on Fire diamond and you know the diamond is different. You can’t place it but you sense that this isn’t your regular diamond found in some generic shop. A Hearts on Fire diamond, after all, has better light dispersion that creates more sparkle and brilliance. This is possible because of their signature diamond cutting style that results in the right balance of arrows and hearts. The jewelry maker uses a high-tech vibration cutting technique to create the unique arrows and hearts ratio. Similarly, a secret finishing graded at 100x magnification results in a diamond that’s ten times the standard in the industry.  Whether you’re attending a glamorous party or want a neat everyday corporate attire, a Hearts on Fire is a good accent.
Hearts On Fire is available at Schiffman's in Downtown Greensboro, Friendly Center, and Winston-Salem.

Friday, March 04, 2016

Proposing this leap year?

Posted by Schiffman's at 1:00:00 AM in FireMark Diamonds (35)

Is it good to propose on February 29? The outdated leap year tradition of reverse proposal aside, February 29 is just another ordinary day, really. On normal years, your engagement anniversary date simply jumps to March 1. No big deal. But some couples take leap year fears seriously. They believe the “disappearance” of their anniversary date on regular years is a bad omen to their relationship. It is tacky at best because—why blame leap year for a dismal marriage, right? Perhaps, the more telling clue about couples who believe February 29 is a bad day to get engaged (or married) is the fact that they put the responsibility of a successful relationship on nonsensical things. Instead of believing nonsense, work hard to make the marriage last forever. Or maybe, giving a seriously expensive ring like a FireMark will repel the omen of leap year. 
FireMark is available at Schiffman's in Downtown Greensboro, Friendly Center, and Winston-Salem.

Dinner artworks

Posted by Schiffman's at 1:00:00 AM in Gien (34)

There’s a fulfilling feeling that comes with hosting a gathering. If you have a spacious garden or living room, inviting family and friends over can be an occasional weekend therapy to your otherwise stressful day job. The chance of seeing dear ones all in one place—plus the opportunity to catch on gossips—is a gem that cannot be matched by the most glamorous party. Hosting a gathering is even double the fun when you have an interesting dinnerware collection to entice conversations. For example, a Gien collection can easily catch the attention of your guests. From the colorful Gien Noel (Christmas) to the watercolor style of the Grands Crustaces, a Gien never fails to impress. They are like little masterpieces of artworks that guests look at as exhibits.
Gien is available at Schiffman's in Downtown Greensboro and Winston-Salem.

Acquire a Grainger-McCoy sculpture

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

Grainger-McCoy tells of an interesting story how he started selling his model sculptures, which are lifelike renditions of birds in various actions. He said that he’d often create a scale model before starting the actual life-size sculpture. This helps him to show his clients the details and direction he’s pursuing for the actual work. However, a visitor to his studio would later show interest in his scale models, saying he doesn’t have a large room for a large piece, anyway. Grainger-McCoy said this gave him the idea of offering his scale models for sale, with prices ranging from $800 to $1,800. Not cheap, really, but a Grainger-McCoy is a collectible item that creates more value over time. Oh, Grainger-McCoy said you can still always commission for a life-size sculpture.
Grainger-McCoy is available at Schiffman's in Downtown Greensboro, Friendly Center, and Winston-Salem.


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