Much like MC Lyte, PDJ is back and better than before (as if that was possible). It may not come as much of a surprise, but we spend an awful lot of time thinking about, talking about, and dealing with jewelry. After all this time a few designers have stood out to us, designers whose careers have been defined by constant innovation, consistency, and an unstoppable willingness to take chances. One brand that has skillfully and effortlessly embodied all of these tenets, and more, are bridal and fine jewelry makers of New York-based, A. Jaffe.
History of A. Jaffe
Founded in 1892 by a fresh-faced Abraham Jaffe, the first A. Jaffe storefront was established on the historic Maiden Lane, the location of the New York’s classic jewelry district. Originally, Abraham Jaffe was known for his affinity for diamonds, as well as for his commitment to creating jewelry items that were understated, unpretentiously complex, and which quickly captivated the attention of the New York jewelry purchasing community.
Eventually, Abraham Jaffe and his A. Jaffe store was one of the first jewelers to move to West 47th Street, an area that has since come to be thought of as the epicenter of the international jewelry trading world.
Still used to this day, Abraham Jaffe’s unique method of jewelry making combines construction methods from the realm of Art Nouveau-inspired sculpting and metalwork, in addition to modern bridal jewelry trends, all with the philosophy that creativity should never be sacrificed in the name of comfort.
In addition to this unique mission, much of the continued success of A. Jaffe can be attributed to the unique culture of close collaboration that exists between a ring’s designer and the artisans that handcraft every inch of every A. Jaffe item.
A. Jaffe’s Signature Pieces
Long considered a leader in luxury grade engagement rings and wedding bands, much of A. Jaffe’s popularity is due to their patented methods of shank and band construction. This ensures that every A. Jaffe piece is of an incredible of comfort, timeless style, and effortless grace.
One of A. Jaffe’s most popular engagement rings collections, the Art Deco wedding band collection takes its inspiration straight from the fashions, architecture, and other design elements that accompanied the rise of the Art Deco style of the 1920’s.
Many of the pieces of the Art Deco collection, like those rings pictured above, include an array vintage-inspired diamond shapes and settings, in addition to more prominently featuring rose gold details than some other A. Jaffe engagement ring collections.
Successfully translating their trademark engagement ring designs to the realm of wedding bands, the A. Jaffe Classics collection of men’s and women’s bands go unbeatable for comfort, elegance, and modern fine jewelry sophistication. No wedding band collection epitomizes these attributes quite as much as the wedding bands of A. Jaffe’s Classics collection for men and women, alike.
Making up ladies’ A. Jaffe Classics collection are wedding bands that French pave and channel set diamonds that reach around half or the entirety of the band. Many of the bands of the A. Jaffe Classics collection (displayed above), are made with gleaming white gold, but are also available in 18-karat and top-quality rose gold, yellow gold, and platinum.
Additionally, combining traditional men’s wedding ring styles with aspects of contemporary men’s fashion, A. Jaffe’s men’s Classics collection includes bands, like those below, that are unassuming and understated, yet that also are distinct enough to make a lasting impression on anyone who lays their eyes upon them.
New from A. Jaffe, the necklaces of the Maps collection are incredibly unique pendant-style necklaces that make the perfect gift for all any loved one. What makes the pieces of the Maps collection so special, is that every piece is engraved with a bird’s-eye view of a map of the customer’s choosing.
Not only are these pieces totally one-of-a-kind, but they’re made of the same top-of-the-line precious metals that all other A. Jaffe items are made of. As a result, the pieces of the A. Jaffe Maps collection are sure to remain heirlooms for generations to come.
Where to Shop for A. Jaffe Designer Jewelry
Whether you’re looking to purchase your first A. Jaffe piece or to add to your already growing collection, many leading jewelry retailers across the United States and Canada proudly offer a large selection of the newest and most popular items that the designers of A. Jaffe have to offer. Retailers like Albert’s Diamond Jewelers, who in their both their Schererville and Merrillville, Indana, showrooms carry an immense selection of A. Jaffe products, and who are always willing to help with finding the ideal piece for everyone.
Additionally, retailers like Albert’s Diamond Jewelers often have comprehensive websites that allow for customers to explore designers like A. Jaffe, and to have an idea of what it is they’re looking for even before entering the jewelers themselves. Additionally, this is a great way to get an idea of what someone else might want, making it simpler to get the perfect gift for anyone.
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