About Kieselstein-Cord Crown Heart Collection
The Kieselstein Cord Crown Heart collection features intricately crafted heart-shaped pieces adorned with regal crown motifs. The heart, symbolizing love and emotion, is elevated to new heights with the addition of the crown, creating a unique and sophisticated aesthetic. The design philosophy behind the Crown Heart collection is rooted in a blend of classic and contemporary elements. The heart shape is given a fresh perspective when paired with the majestic crown, resulting in pieces that are both romantic and regal. The collection appeals to those who appreciate the fusion of tradition and modernity in their accessories. Each piece tells a story of love, merging elegance with a touch of royal allure.
About Kieselstein-Cord Brand
Prior to start designing jewelry, Barry Kieselstein-Cord was an acclaimed photographer and art director. He developed his interest in metal colors while being in his teens and experimenting with patina and hues.
He worked for Georg Jensen for a few years and established his own brand in 1972. Besides jewelry, Kieselstein-Cord designed accessories and home furnishing. Later he added bags to his collection.
First success came to the brand’s silver pieces. In the late 1907s Barry Cord started to make gold jewelry and add precious stones to his lines. All of that brought him to the international level of recognition.
The jeweler’s source of inspiration was architecture and nature. It easy to see in his belt buckles collection and the unique geometry of Kieselstein-Cord jewelry pieces. The Crown Heart motif, Vienna and Column are among of the most admired of BKC designs.
Browse here our selection of Kieselstein-Cord jewelry.
About Vintage Jewelry
Vintage jewelry is a broad topic with multiple aspects to discuss. We decided to answer a few basic questions to provide a broad introduction to this captivating subject. So, what defines vintage jewelry? Why is it so appealing? And how does one navigate the optimal way to buy vintage jewelry online?
In the industry, different sellers and makers have different opinions regarding the specific timeframes characterizing the creation of vintage jewels. Here at Nadine Krakov, our definition places vintage within the bracket of anything produced between 50 and 100 years ago. Consequently, we label all jewelry crafted from 1930 to 1980 as vintage.
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 color gemstone ring, we have a great variety to choose from.
How to shop your vintage jewelry online? Ask questions about the 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 happen to be in the 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.