About the designer
Applying unconventional materials in jewelry making have been a signature of Seaman Schepps style. Since 1940s, such media as exotic wood, shell, rock crystal along with the precious stones have found a perfect place in the whimsical Schepps creations. Most of the time his pieces are chunky and featuring oversized details. The brand has specialized in making massive bangles, large curbside link necklaces and sculptural brooches.
Vintage Seaman Schepps jewelry design is based on multiple adoptions and rearrangements of the existing styles. For instance, the Maltese cross brooches and earrings came from Verdura. Wide cuff bracelets were inspired by Belperon. But the House designers don’t just repeat someone’s ideas. Seaman Schepps has its own distinct character stated in the unique color combinations and unusual cuts.
As to the exotic materials, Schepps was inspired to implement them while being on his trip to Hong Kong. He spotted row coral branches, carved ivory, architectural ornaments and many other features of the Oriental aesthetic. Later each of those elements were incorporated in iconic Schepps jewelry.
About vintage jewelry
Vintage jewelry is something we can talk about for days. For such a big subject with the multiple aspects to discuss, here we’d like to focus on the most important parts of it.
So, what is vintage jewelry? Why it’s so appealing? And how to buy your vintage jewelry online?
In the industry, different sellers and makers have different opinions on the time period when vintage jewels were made. Here at Nadine Krakov, we consider vintage as anything being made between 50 and 100 years ago. Therefore, all jewelry produced from 1930 to 1980 called vintage.
Why do we love vintage jewelry so much? It’s all about the quality of making and, of course, the look.
Vintage pieces were mostly made by hand or at least hand-finished while modern jewels are mainly cast. As the lifestyle back in the days was much slower, jewelry makers literally had more time in their hands. Skilled craftsmen honed their craft and reputation. They couldn’t allow a flimsy, poorly done piece to ruin that. Mass market jewelry didn’t exist at that time. Each little detail of a piece was executed thoughtfully and with the high quality in mind.
All the above is especially important when you are looking for a vintage engagement ring. If you want to find a special, one-of-a-kind engagement ring, look no further because we’ve got you covered. Either it’s a perfect diamond ring or a stunning colored gemstone ring, we have a great variety to choose from.
How to shop your vintage jewelry online? Ask questions about maker’s marks and hallmarks, request a video of the piece and show it to your jeweler. The easiest way to be confident with your purchase is to find a trustworthy, reputable seller. And if you are happened to be in Beverly Hills area, just google “vintage jewelry near me”, find Nadine Krakov Collection store and stop by for a good chat with a sip of champagne.