About the Brand:
Luca Carati jewelry is a perfect example of Italian style and taste. Carati jewelry pieces are classic, elegant and timeless.
Carati brand has been following the best goldsmith traditions since being established in the late 1980s in Valenza. Today each piece is still handmade in Italy with high quality standards in mind. The concept of Italian Bellezza (Italian Beauty) is the core of Carati aesthetic.
Specializing in making gold and diamond pieces, Carati jewelers mastered the technique that endows the greater light to their gems. Carati pieces represent an outstanding interaction between diamond and light. However, the company is well known for using the whole range of minerals, such as lapis, carnelian, onyx and malachite. This is a rare practice among Italian brands. The natural harmony of the gems is an endless source of inspiration for Carati jewelers.
Today Carati found a great balance between their hand-made craft and modern technology. This balance allows the company keep making truly beautiful and valuable jewelry pieces for their clientele.
About Estate Jewelry:
Buying jewelry online might be challenging. The quality of the making has not gotten 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 times 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 truly quality pieces.
- Fair-Priced 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 ring have a very appealing 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 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 them at the fullest.