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 Estate Jewelry
Purchasing estate jewelry is an excellent way to buy high-quality pieces at a fair price. Those who appreciate classic or one-of-a-kind pieces prefer purchasing estate jewelry for a wide range of styles and historical influences.
Buying jewelry online can be challenging. The quality of the making has not got better over the time while the design is getting more and more generic. Add ever rising prices and you could end up with not finding anything suitable. To purchase a high-quality jewelry piece for an obtainable price consider buying estate items.
Quality vs Quantity
Estate pieces mostly belong to the era when jewels were handmade and not mass produced. There were simply less jewelry makers at that time and they cared about their reputation. Opposed to the current fast fashion approach, life pace was in general slower. That allowed makers to take more time to craft a truly quality piece.
Fair price vs Overpriced
Designer pieces aka signed pieces can cost multiple times more than their unsigned equivalents. We pay not only for an item itself but also for the brand advertising campaigns and all the buzz the name is creating. Prices for estate jewelry form differently and mostly depend on the cost paid by a seller. A pre-owned Bulgari ring and a brand-new Bulgari piece have a significant price difference. Ask your local jewelry store about the retail price of the desired piece and you’d be pleasantly surprised.
True value vs Seasonal rush
Pre-owned jewelry retains its value as over time it gets unique and sought-after. Think purchasing a new car that loses its value right after you left your dealer versus buying a vintage vehicle.
At the Nadine Krakov Collection we are in love with all things beautiful. Each of our estate jewelry pieces is in excellent condition. We preserve the history and the greatest styles of the past so our clients can enjoy it at the fullest.