Friday, April 29, 2016

Ruby, a different kind of colored gemstone

Posted by Schiffman's at 10:00:00 AM in Roberto Coin (43)

Ruby seems an outcast in a playground of colored gemstones. Not that it’s less in demand; in fact, it’s the other way around. It’s rare and more exclusive that rubies are cast as a cut above other gemstones—save for diamonds—such as, sapphires, amethysts, citrines, and topazes. Moreover, ruby, because of its stature, is used differently from its gemstone cousins; it is often paired with an elegant dress or formal suit and ruby is reserved for glamorous nights. Not that you can’t use ruby daily, you can. But ruby shines best in formal evenings. If you’re looking for one of the best rubies, check Roberto Coin. It has a range of ruby jewelry from rings to necklaces and earrings to bracelets set in the Roberto Coin signature of eccentric style.
Roberto Coin is available at Friendly Center and in Winston-Salem.

Rolex isn’t a luxury watch

Posted by Schiffman's at 10:00:00 AM in Rolex (2)

It’s called the king of watches and not without a reason. The brand is synonymous to luxury watches and even kids know what Rolex stands for: elegant, expensive, luxury Swiss watches. Beyond the top-of-mind awareness, Rolex is a global powerhouse in sales, roughly selling a million units each year more than its competitors. So how did Rolex manage to pull this achievement where other watches can only dream of? It’s no pure luck but a combination of pioneering, engineering innovations, and brilliant marketing centered on celebrity endorsements at a time when the tactic wasn’t popular yet. But mostly, innovation. Rolex was first to introduce water-proof watches, self-winding, date display, and one of the firsts to develop chronographs. A Rolex, while it exudes luxury, is truly an engineering marvel, its true core value.
Rolex is available at Schiffman's at Friendly Center and in Winston-Salem.

How to take care of your watch

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

A luxury watch like Raymond Weil is designed to last for a long time. But you can make it last and look good for even a longer time with proper care. Here are some tips. Wipe the glass cover with soft cotton and never use any agent to make it shine. A tested trick is to blow hot air on it with your mouth to fog the glass, then gently wipe it off. You’ll have a shiny glass afterwards. When not in use, the watch should be put in its box lined with soft surface or place it in a cotton wrap to avoid scratching the surface or protect it from dust. Do not wear the watch with other metal jewelry piece like cuff or bracelet to avoid scratching each other. When you walk closely with your partner or hold hands while walking, make sure to switch the watch to the far-side wrist, the one away from her.
Raymond Weil is available at Schiffman's at Friendly Center and in Winston-Salem.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Simple is best

Posted by Schiffman's at 6:40:00 AM in Penny Preville (15)

One thing you’ll notice about classic jewelry brands, those that stand out in the industry, is their adherence to simplicity. It’s ironic, but, the more glamorous signatures have the most simple lines and patterns that adorn their pieces. Trendy designs may be hot today, but they don’t have the endurance to become a classic signature. This is one of the most important factors to consider when choosing a wedding or engagement ring—you’ll be wearing it long after trends have come and go. To stay on the safer side, go for timeless elegance like a Penny Preville. It has a line of simple but exquisite styles for your big day. Classic pieces also don’t steal attention from you, the one wearing the piece; rather, they highlight your overall appearance. After all, you are the star of the occasion.
Penny Preville is available at Schiffman's in Winston-Salem.

Diamond is power

Posted by Schiffman's at 6:00:25 AM in Precision Set (38)

Women are not the only one affected by diamonds. In fact, giving luxury diamond jewelry is one of the best ways a man can project his importance. Despite society’s embrace of modern and liberal outlooks about relationships, women still long for men with power, albeit not literally, but a semblance of someone in control. The easiest way to show this power off for men is, of course, through material wealth, and giving luxury diamond jewelry is reserved only for the man with means. It may sound harsh, but that’s what at play when a man gives a diamond ring, for example, to a woman, who accepts it with admiration. True, love is central in this occasion, but at the background, the power play is at work. So if you want to show your power, make sure to give a Precision Set piece.
Precision Set is available at Schiffman's at Friendly Center and in Downtown Greensboro and Winston-Salem.

Jewelry for summer look

Posted by Schiffman's at 6:00:00 AM in Phillips House (10)

Who says luxury jewelry is only for the formal evening? This summer you can wear your luxury jewelry even if you’re heading for the outdoors. With a little tweak here and there, your platinum ring or yellow gold necklace can complement a bright, sunny day. Take Phillips House’s diamond-accented yellow gold bracelet. The yellow gold matches a sunny disposition; hence, the summer appeal, while the diamond sparkles like gleaming waves in the distance. You now have a beach ambiance that you can wear to match your white beach dress and seaweed grass-inspired flip flops and handbag. The Phillips House colored blue green gemstones also indicate the color depth of the sea when one goes on island hopping. It’s a perfect accent to your beach wear.
Phillips House is available at Friendly Center.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Twice the happiness

Posted by Schiffman's at 12:40:00 PM in Pandora Jewelry (35)

The happiest place on earth has just been charmed. Pandora, the world-renowned makers of lovely charms, has partnered with Disney Parks to release exclusive Pandora Disney charms in locations such as Uptown Jewelers in Magic Kingdom or at Cherry Tree Lane in the Marketplace Co-Op at Disney Springs Marketplace. Pandora Disney charms are also available at La Mascarada d’Orleans in New Orleans at the Disneyland Resort. If you can’t drop by Disneyland, fret not; you can order online via the free Disney Parks mobile app, which you can download at Wearing a Pandora Disney charms is twice the happiness as both signatures are regarded for their happy appeal. Pandora has a wide array of charms that are perfect gift ideas or as personal trinkets to get the giggling girl out of you. 
Pandora is available at Schiffman's at Friendly Center.

Market value of a watch

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

Did you know you can use economics to gauge a luxury watch’s value if you’re thinking of buying one? Omega continues to experience worldwide acceptance as the company announced mid-April an increase of $0.01 per share in its quarterly common dividend. The watch company has 188.2 million shares of common stock. While all these sound too business-like to a watch collector, it’s clear that Omega offers value as a luxury watch or as a collector’s item. When a company is gaining shares, investors are trusting that the company is producing a product that the market accepts. On this note, if you’re a watch lover you’ll love the idea that your timepiece is widely renowned in the world.  For a collector, that means it’s easier to resell the watch as long as the company maintains its stock value on an upward swing.
Omega is available at Friendly Center and in Winston-Salem.

New ways to wear pearls

Posted by Schiffman's at 12:00:00 PM in Mikimoto (45)

Despite the advent of trendy jewelry spearheaded by celebrities, classic elegance still manages to come back, and with a splash. Indeed, pearls—those timeless jewelry worn by your grandma and then your mother—are trendy again. The modern look, however, is to string them with less beads for a finer, more subtle style. Mikimoto has a wide selection of these single-pearl necklaces or bracelets; in fact, you can move and replace the pearls should you want more or less of these beads across the string. Then there’s another contemporary style for pearls: wearing them not around your neck or wrist, but to accent your bags, shoes, and other fashion accessories. For example, pearls go well with leather shoes for an embellished look. If you have older and bigger pearls you don’t want to wear as a necklace, they are perfect for loafers and heels! 
Mikimoto is available at Schiffman's at Friendly Center and in Winston-Salem.

Friday, April 08, 2016

No more bland kitchen corner

Posted by Schiffman's at 9:15:00 AM in Michael Aram (36)

You want a better interior? Why not start with the little details in the kitchen.  Michael Aram offers a wide selection of kitchen accessories, they are so trivial but cute that they lend elegance to the most bland nook in this part of the house. You got this detailed crafted Black Orchid Coffee Pots and Spoon made from stainless steel and nickelplate that showcases a crawling vine as handle. Or, how about this Botanical Leaf Teapot that, you guess it, features winding leaf wrapped around the spout for a greenery effect. It is made from silver plate. You also have a Gooseberry  Tea Strainer shaped like a natural foliage and made from 24k gold plate and blackened stainless steel. Michael Aram has more of these trivial things to give life to your kitchen corner.
Michael Aram is available at Schiffman's in Downtown Greensboro and Winston-Salem.

2016 Bridal trends

Posted by Schiffman's at 9:00:00 AM in Mémoire Bridal (2)

It’s perhaps the weirdest trend to hit the bridal industry, but it’s all verified: bridesmaid-for-hire services. The idea is that unannounced or on-the-fly weddings (Las Vegas, anyone?) could use an entourage; no more couple-only pictures even if you’ve decided to get married just yesterday. Another crazy trend is asking someone to be the honorary flower girl: grandmother. But that pales in comparison on the weird scale than projecting wedding cakes instead of actually baking one. Imagine a 3D hologram of the most glamorous cake, only you cannot slice or eat it. On a more serious trend, we’re seeing more and more of the 2-and-1 wedding dress, where the bride changes her outfit during the occasion. Notwithstanding these bridal trends, the wedding ring still maintains its classic appeal, not the least the Mémoire Bridal line exudes a timeless elegance. 
Mémoire Bridal is available at Schiffman's at Friendly Center and in Winston-Salem.

Michele lets you pick your choice of style

Posted by Schiffman's at 9:00:00 AM in Michele (6)

There are a number of luxury watches to choose from for to create a stunning personal style. Then there’s Michele, the lady’s watch that lets you customize your own watch look. You can choose from four general sizes of the casing, from 12mm to 20mm. Bigger sizes create a bolder look, while smaller sizes exude more elegance. You can also choose the material of the bracelet. From stainless steel and to different types of leather, such as lizard, snakeskin, and alligator, Michele lets you wear the watch how you want it. Finally, select from a range of colors for the strap. It can be single or two tone. You can also pick rose, white, blue, green, purple, brown, red, and more colors to suit your taste.
Michele is available at Schiffman's at Friendly Center and in Winston-Salem.

Friday, April 01, 2016

Unique wedding ring

Posted by Schiffman's at 10:20:00 AM in Mémoire Bouquet Jewelry (2)

There are trendy diamond wedding rings and there are classic ones. Then there are truly unique diamond rings that somewhat don’t fit any trend, style, or categories; rather, they stand on their own. One signature comes to mind: Mémoire Bouquet Jewelry. It exhibits a bouquet of ten diamonds sparkling with more than 500 facets that make it appear three times its carat weight. Moreover, this ring doesn’t need an interior prong setting to give it a more seamless look. A large solitaire diamond is rimmed by nine diamonds that create an illusion of a single stone. Each of these diamonds are set at a precise angle to mimic a single brilliant cut diamond’s angles and dimensions, making the Mémoire Bouquet Jewelry sparkle brighter than regular diamond rings.
Mémoire Bouquet Jewelry is available at Schiffman's in Friendly Center and Winston-Salem.

Travel with jewelry

Posted by Schiffman's at 10:15:00 AM in Marco Bicego (46)

If you like Marco Bicego, you’re in good company. Not only because it’s worn by Hollywood stars like Kate Winslet, but also by powerful women like Hillary Clinton. Its appeal across a wide market segments reflects Marco Bicego’s strength: the jewelry pieces can be worn in formal or casual occasions. That’s great flexibility and value knowing your jewelry won’t be sitting unworn in a jewelry box for a long time. You can pair it with a cocktail dress or a plain tee to exude that unique rugged sophisticate appeal that Marco Bicego is known for. Using Old World Italian jewelry-making techniques, each item is hand-crafted that no two pieces are exactly alike. “I find inspiration in nature and the architecture around me, particularly during my travels,” Marco Bicego, the founder, said in a Forbes interview. “A majority of my collections are inspired by the countries and cities I’ve visited, including Africa, Cairo, Jaipur, and Murano, to name a few.” 
Marco Bicego is available at Schiffman's at Friendly Center and Winston-Salem.

Black and white

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

Sometimes the most stunning look takes on less color; in fact, it takes on only two: black and white. Wearing black and white isn’t only for formal evening, but you can don the look even on casual or corporate wear. And you’ll like the reason for wearing black: it makes you look slimmer. You can pair a black skirt with a white blouse or the other way around. Keep in mind though to accessorize for one good reason: waiters and servers are often garbed in black and white, too.  For jewelry, try Lagos Opposite Attract line, bracelets, necklaces, and pendants in classic black and white style. You have a wide array of choices, but our favorite? The Black Caviar Beaded Pendant Necklace that surely looks good against a white blouse.
Lagos is available at Schiffman's at Friendly Center and Winston-Salem.


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