Find a Wide Selection of A.JAFFE Designs at Padis

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Padis Jewelry is proud to be a recognized elite retailer for A.JAFFE, which means we offer a more extensive design selection than other retailers.  Meticulously designed and masterfully crafted, A.JAFFE engagement rings can be customized to “represent the woman who wears it.”  The designs of the rings range from vintage to modern, antique to contemporary and are crafted to be admired from every angle.

A.JAFFE was established in 1892 when A. Abraham Jaffe set up a shop in downtown New York City and was one of the first jewelers to move his business to West 47th Street, which became an epicenter for the international jewelry world.  Every master jeweler working for the company has at least ten years’ experience and has been trained in the skills and knowledge passed down through the generations.  Each A.JAFFE ring takes up to 80 hours to create and includes the jeweler’s signature design, “a subtle squaring of the shank to minimize twisting and maximize comfort.”

All of the diamonds in an A.JAFFE design are mined in countries that fully participate in the Kimberley Process Certification scheme, which is the international system in place to eliminate the trade of “conflict diamonds.”  Also A.JAFFE jewelry is set in gold that is 100% nickel free to ensure they are hypo-allergenic.  Their 18 karat white gold is alloyed with 40% more palladium than other jewelers to ensure their rings remain bright white for many years to come.

Once you visit our website to browse our A.JAFFE collection, we invite you to come in to one of our three showrooms in downtown San Francisco or our store in St. Helena, CA in Napa Valley.  Jewelry this stunning must be seen in person.

Since 1974, Padis Jewelry has been a trusted source for buying exquisite certified loose diamonds, engagement rings and fine jewelry.  We are one of the only jewelers in the area that offers such an exclusive selection of top names in the industry as well as such a large inventory.  If you are a lover of beautiful jewels, please schedule a visit to San Francisco and the Napa Valley’s finest jewelry showrooms.

Source: ajaffe.com/about-us

Three Stone Engagement Rings at Padis

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A popular option in engagement rings is three stone rings set with a center diamond and two outer diamonds or gemstones.  Many people chose the design as a way to symbolize the past, present and future with the center and biggest stone representing the present surrounded by the past and future.  Three stone rings are available in a wide range of styles from vintage to modern.

A traditional graduation is when the two outer stones total the carat weight of the center, middle stone such as a one carat center stone and two ½ carat side stones.  Another arrangement is for all three stones to be the same carat weight.  A slightly graduated three stone ring has a smaller degree of carat difference between the three stones.

Three stone rings offer the advantage of providing a lot of bling and can make smaller carat rings appear to be much bigger.  They also give you the opportunity to get a couple of different style stone cuts, add two colored gemstones to the ring and so forth.

We encourage you to visit the Padis Jewelry website to browse through our selection of three stone engagement rings from some of the top designers in the industry.  You will find names such a Simon G., Tacori, Scott Kay, Verragio, A. Jaffe and much more.   Our site highlights several Verragio Venetian rings including an 18K white gold pavé diamond three stone setting, featured with a 1 Ct round center stone (not included in price). Another completely different style is from the “Simply Tacori” collection that epitomizes contemporary, minimalist looks with heirloom flair.  The ring features an 18K white solitaire setting with pavé prongs.

After you are done browsing through our stunning collection, take the next step and set up an appointment to visit one of our three San Francisco showrooms.  Also if you plan to vacation in the Napa Valley area this summer, be sure to visit the Padis Jewelry Padis Romance store in St. Helena, CA.

Padis Jewelry, a family-owned business, has been a trusted source for buying exquisite certified loose diamonds, engagement rings and fine jewelry since 1974.  We are one of the only jewelers in the area that offers such an exclusive selection of top names in the industry as well as such a large inventory.  For an opportunity to view one of San Francisco and the Napa Valley’s most impressive collections, please contact us to schedule a visit.

The Precious Metals Used in Jewelry Settings

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Padis Jewelry offers a stunning collection of jewelry designs from the top names in the industry.  As such when you shop with us for your wedding rings or other fine jewelry you will find it set in several precious metals including gold, platinum and sterling silver.

In gold, the term karat is used to measure the gold content or purity of the gold and the most expensive is 24 karat, which is 100% pure.  Since it is less dense than lower karats of gold, it is soft and pliable making it unsuitable for most jewelry.

Many luxury designs are set in beautiful 18 karat gold, which contains .750 gold content (18/24) and 25% of other metals such as copper, nickel, zinc and others.  Less expensive but also commonly used in fine jewelry is 14 k gold consisting of .585 gold (14/24).  The other ten parts are typically five parts copper and five parts silver.  White gold contains at least one white metal such as zinc, manganese or palladium.  It is also treated with rhodium to give it luster and its white look.  Typically 4% silver and 21% copper is added to 18 k rose gold to give it a rose color.

The rarest (30 times rarer than gold) and most expensive precious metal used in jewelry settings is platinum.  The metal is 95% pure and will not tarnish or fade and also provides a brilliant silvery-white luster to beautifully reflect the radiance of diamonds.  Jewelry made of platinum is stamped PT or plat in the United States.

Silver is the most inexpensive of the precious metals commonly used in jewelry and is estimated to be approximately 1/50 the price of gold.  As pure silver is very soft, most silver jewelry is alloyed with copper and must contain a minimum of 925 parts silver for every 1000 parts of material and is marked 925 or sterling 925.  Visit the Padis Jewelry website to browse our gorgeous collection of jewelry or to get contact information to set up an appointment to visit one of our showrooms.

As a family-owned business, Padis Jewelry has been a trusted source for buying exquisite certified loose diamonds, engagement rings and fine jewelry since 1974.  We are one of the only jewelers in the area that offers such an exclusive selection of top names in the industry as well as such a large inventory.  If you are a lover of beautiful jewels, schedule a visit to San Francisco and the Napa Valley’s best jewelry stores.

Source: mygoldguide.in/why-gold/gold-purity-tips-difference-between-24k-22k-18k-gold

Find Michele Watches at Padis

 

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Along with our large collection of certified loose diamonds, engagement rings and fine jewelry, Padis Jewelry offers a selection of stylish, designer timepieces.  One of our popular brands we carry is Michele watches that are exclusively designed for women and beautifully combine luxury with glamorous style.

According to the company’s website, Michele watches capture the vibrant Miami lifestyle and pay homage to the art deco-influenced designs of South Beach.  The watches are available in a choice of models from stainless steel to gold and are renowned for their bold, brilliant hand-set diamond cases and luminous mother-of-pearl dials.

Another nice thing about a Michele watch is that it can be customized to express your unique style and personality.  You just need to decide on a watch head based on the style and size that works for you and then select a bracelet or strap from a wide array of offerings to complete your look.  The interchangeable bands are easy to take off and put on to give the watch a whole new look.  Michele straps are made from high-end leathers and exotic materials including genuine alligator as well as yellow, gold plated and chrome stainless steel link bracelets.

With a design philosophy that blends timeless elegance and contemporary fashion for a classic and feminine style, we are sure you will love your new Michele watch for many years to come.   Please visit our website to take a look at our selection of Michele watches, and while you are there, browse through our other timepieces and jewelry.   Also use our online form to set up an appointment to visit one of our three showrooms in San Francisco’s jewelry district.  If you are vacationing in Napa Valley this summer, be sure to stop in to our Padis Romance store in St. Helena.

As a family-owned business, Padis Jewelry has been a trusted source for buying exquisite certified loose diamonds, engagement rings and fine jewelry since 1974.  We are one of the only jewelers in the area that offers such an exclusive selection of top names in the industry as well as such a large inventory.  If you are a lover of beautiful jewels, schedule at visit to San Francisco and the Napa Valley’s best jewelry stores.

Buy De Beers Forevermark Diamonds at Padis

 

 

 

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Among our large collection of stunning certified loose diamonds and diamond jewelry, Padis Jewelry also sells the renowned Forevermark diamonds.  For over 125 years, The De Beers Group of Companies has had a history of diamond expertise and sells some of the world’s most stunning diamonds.  All of their diamonds not only meet their strict standards for quality and beauty but are also responsibly sourced.

In fact less than one percent of the world’s diamonds meet Forevermark’s standard of excellence, which goes far beyond the 4Cs.  Before a diamond can be marked with the Forevermark inscription, it has to go through a rigorous inspection.  Once it meets the criteria, each diamond receives the Forevermark icon and a unique identification number that is as small as 1/5000th the width of a human hair and only visible under 50X magnification.  Your diamond is registered under your name by this number.

Furthermore, you can wear your Forevermark diamond with pride as it comes from a company that is committed to not only supplying the world with the most beautiful diamonds, but doing it with integrity. They ensure the mines comply with strict political, financial, social and environmental requirements and see to it that the local communities also benefit.

Please contact us to set up a visit to one of our three showrooms in San Francisco or our store in St. Helena to see our full collection of radiant Forevermark rings, loose diamonds and other fine jewelry.  In addition to carrying Forevermark diamonds, we also have a large selection of other top luxury brands including Verragio, Tacori, Ritani, Endless, Jeff Cooper Designs, Henri Daussi, Michael M., Sylvie, Demarco, Simon G., Scott Kay, and many more.

As a family-owned business, Padis Jewelry has been a trusted source for buying exquisite certified loose diamonds, engagement rings and fine jewelry since 1974.  We have one of the area’s largest inventories as well as an impressive selection of top name luxury brands.  So if you are a lover of beautiful jewelry, we encourage you to schedule a visit to San Francisco’s best jewelry store.

Shop at Padis for Stunning Jeff Cooper Engagement Rings

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Padis Jewelry offers customers some of the world’s top names in the jewelry industry including Forevermark, Verragio, Endless, Tacori, Ritani, Henri Daussi, Michael M., Sylvie, Demarco, Simon G., Scott Kay, Breitling, Tag Heuer, and many more.  Among our extensive collection, we are pleased to offer stunning Jeff Cooper diamond settings.

Our inventory includes a selection of Jeff Cooper halo, classic and solitaire ring settings.  One beautiful example is a 14K white gold pavé diamond, double halo diamond setting for a one carat round center.  The ring has 0.57 Cttw. of diamonds rated H Color with a SI2 Clarity average.  Another example from our collection designed for a princess center stone is a platinum setting with channel set princess diamond accents and 0.60 Cttw., G Color, and a VS2 Clarity average.

For more than forty years, Jeff Cooper has been designing rings that exude timeless styling, and taking what he knows to be beautiful and making it refined and precise. According to his website, Jeff works in platinum, gold and diamonds and specializes in creating clean, elegant and simple designs that never go out of style.  Each Jeff Cooper piece is made “one at a time, by hand, and examined through every step of the process.”

In addition David or Jeff Cooper personally inspects each ring before it leaves the shop because they realize that every ring should be reflective of its wearer and the memories it symbolizes.  Jeff Cooper’s designs have a reputation for delivering quality, service and speed that is unparalleled.

We encourage you to visit our website and to browse through our extensive collection of Jeff Cooper engagement ring settings as well as our other top designers.  Padis Jewelry has three showrooms in San Francisco and a store in beautiful Napa Valley’s St. Helena.

Padis Jewelry, a family-owned business, has been a trusted source for buying exquisite engagement rings, fine jewelry and certified loose diamonds since 1974. We are one of the only jewelers in the area to exclusively offer some of the top names in the industry as well as to carry such a large inventory. Please arrange a visit to experience the finest collection of engagement rings in the area.

Source: jeffcooperdesigns.com/our-story/

Shop Our Wide Selection of Exclusive Designer Jewelry Including Simon G

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As San Francisco’s exclusive retailer for many of the top luxury brands in the industry, Padis Jewelry proudly offers the area an exceptional selection of designer engagement rings.   As part of our extensive collection, we have stunning, heirloom quality Simon G. engagement and wedding rings that range from contemporary to old-world inspired settings.

Specializing in bridal jewelry and engagement rings for over 30 years, Simon G. has built a reputation for designing innovative jewelry that showcases his attention to detail and intricate design.  As an internationally recognized jeweler, he has won prestigious awards including the 2015 Jewelers’ Choice Awards.

Superior craftsmanship is integrated into every Simon G. engagement ring and incorporates high quality alloy material to give the best finish.  Examples include alloying 18k white gold with palladium instead of nickel and alloying his platinum jewelry with Iridium.  Another thing that exemplifies the quality craftsmanship is all Simon G.’s melee diamonds have 4 prongs on each stone to ensure they securely stay in lace.

Simon Ghanimian, the founder of Simon G., tells the story of how he came to America with $200 in his pocket.  He wanted to go to college to become an engineer but quickly realized it was much too expensive so he went to work in the diamond district in New York to save up for school.  There, he started setting diamonds and fell in love with the “process, artistry, and details of jewelry making.” What began as a hobby quickly became a life-long passion.

Please visit our website to browse through our beautiful selection of Simon G. engagement rings as well as our other luxury brands including Tacori, Ritani, Verragio, Endless, Jeff Cooper Designs, Forevermark, Henri Daussi, Michael M., Sylvie, Demarco, Scott Kay, and more.  While you are there, set up an appointment at one of our three showrooms in San Francisco or visit our Napa Valley store in St. Helena.

As a family-owned business, Padis Jewelry has been a trusted source for buying exquisite certified loose diamonds, engagement rings and fine jewelry since 1974.  We have one of the area’s largest inventories as well as an impressive selection of top name luxury brands.  So if you are a lover of beautiful jewelry, we encourage you to schedule a visit to San Francisco’s best jewelry store.

Source: simongjewelry.com/simons-story/