About Tabbah brand
The name “Tabbah” in Arabic means “printer”. Tabbahs dug their family history down to 19th century, when they ancestors engraved wooden blocks for silk printing. In 1862 Joseph Tabbah established Tabbah jewelry making house. He learned the art of block engraving from his father. Joseph remarkably translated that skill into gold and silver engraving and embossing. His filigree work was well acclaimed by jewelry experts.
During the Art Deco era, the House of Tabbah was thriving. The Mansion made one of the most coveted platinum rings and bracelets of the time. In 1950s Tabbah joined forces with a Swiss watchmaker Ebel, and partners made their first jewelry watch. A few years later the brand came up with a honeycomb link. This design has been replicated and re-interpreted by other jewelers until nowadays. In 1970s Tabbah relocated to Monaco to symbolize the international character of the brand.
In 2012 the brand celebrated its 150th anniversary and two years later opened a flagship store in Beirut. Today Tabbah’s design is a unique and skillful blend of French sophistication and Oriental character.
About estate jewelry
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 a retail price of the desired piece and you’d be pleasantly surprised.
- True value vs Seasonal rush
Pre-owned jewelry retains its value. Over the time it gets rare
and more expensive. Think purchasing a new car that loses its value right after you left your dealer versus buying a vintage vehicle.
At Nadine Krakov Collection we love all the things beauty and high-quality. Each of our estate jewelry piece is in excellent condition. We preserve the history and the greatest styles of the past so our clients can enjoy it at the fullest.