About Patek Philippe Brand:
Being one of the world biggest watchmakers, Patek Philippe shares this status with two other giants, Vacheron & Constantin and Audemars Piguet. The brand was established in Geneva in 1839. Ever since, every Patek Philippe watch has been assembled by hands – the process which takes up to a year and longer.
Initially the company called Patek, Czapek & Co. and was ran by a group of Polish immigrants in Geneva. In 1845 a French horologist Adrien Philippe added his name to the brand, while Czapek left to start his own watchmaking business.
It was Philippe who invented a new winding mechanism – a crown that replaced a key. Today Patek Philippe continues to come up with innovations and making its own mechanisms. Both features are very much respected by the world’s watchmaking society.
Due to its unparalleled quality and exquisite design, the Patek Philippe watches are highly collectible. The most sought-after models are the Aquanaut, the Nautilus and the Calatrava. They are not just holding its value but increase it which makes it a great investment.
An important aspect of Patek Philippe success and reputation as a watchmaking brand is their core values. The company is an independent manufacturer who’s cherishing traditions, innovations, and rarity of their pieces. The look of the Patek Philippe watches expresses their mechanical perfection. That’s why an aesthetic component is always in the equation. Also, purchasing a time piece by Patek Philippe is often connected to an emotional event. Because it’s such a special piece, the clients mark their family celebrations or business achievements by acquiring a watch by Patek Philippe.
About Platinum Jewelry:
Purity and durability – these two characteristics define platinum from the rest of the precious metals. From the chemical perspective, platinum is one of the most stable elements.
The white color of platinum comes from its purity. While white gold contains an alloy of zinc, copper and nickel, platinum has a pure 95-98% composition. In fact, white gold is yellow gold mixed with other metals and then rhodium plated.
Platinum is durable and denser than gold. Platinum jewelry lasts for ages and can be passed down from generation to generation.
Platinum’s purity and strength make it relevant to the idea of eternal love. It’s an embodiment of strong feelings and rarity. That’s why platinum engagement rings and platinum wedding bands have been popular ever since.
Platinum is also a symbol of status and reputation. It looks subtle and not as obvious as yellow gold. Gemstones set in platinum are not distracting because of the metal’s neutral appearance. The color, brilliance and vibrancy of diamonds and colored stones are amplified next to platinum “true white”.
About Vintage Jewelry:
Vintage jewelry is something we can talk about for days. Since the subject is that big and has multiple aspects to discuss, 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. This time frame is comprised of Art Deco, Retro and Mid-Century.
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.
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.
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