About Paloma Picasso
Paloma Picasso‘s journey as a jewelry designer began in the 1970s when she moved to New York City. In 1979, she signed a licensing agreement with Tiffany & Co., one of the world’s most prestigious jewelry brands. This collaboration catapulted her to international fame. Her innovative and distinctive designs quickly gained popularity. Picasso’s jewels became highly sought after by fashion-conscious individuals.
“Art was a language spoken around me all the time when I was growing up”. Being a child of two artists, Paloma Picasso fully expressed her creativity in jewelry making.
Paloma Picasso’s talent was thriving in 1980s. She was just right on time with her direction and artistic energy. After starting to work for Tiffany & Co., she immediately grasped the aesthetics of the New York’s street art. She used it as a visionary filter for her “Graffiti” collection in 1983. She also named museum visits and music concerts among her other inspiring things.
Over the years, Paloma Picasso’s jewelry has been worn by celebrities and influential figures, further cementing her status as a prominent designer. Her work has been exhibited in museums and galleries worldwide, and she has received numerous awards and accolades for her contributions to the field of design.
Paloma Picasso jewelry is famous for her colored stone designs. Her favorite were big cabochons: blue topaz, tourmaline, amethyst. She expresses her gemstone admiration in Paloma’s Sugar Stacks collection and the most recent Paloma’s Studio collection. She found the way to showcase a semiprecious stone as an important diamond: big and bold. Her approach to jewelry making was refreshing, and stays being ahead of time nowadays.
About Vintage Jewelry
Vintage jewelry is a broad subject which contains multiple aspects to discuss. We decided to answer a few basic questions to give a general introduction to the subject.
So, what is vintage jewelry? Why is it so appealing? And what’s the best way to buy 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 is called 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.