To serve our customers
High quality products
From different eras
From all over the world
At low prices
Hi dear friends and thank you for visiting our store.
About us: We are a family owned business dealing mainly with jewelry. We are neither gemologists nor experts, but we deal for many years with jewelry and we love unique and old jewelry. We opened our store in 2003 and during the years we developed our skills and taste in jewelry. At the beginning we only sold fine jewelry, and in 2008 we began to buy and sell also estate, vintage and antique costume jewelry. Marion Cohen in the book "Antique Trader Jewelry" wrote: "...Costume jewelry did survive as many women saved it for its beauty and continued to wear it. More than merely jewelry made of inexpensive materials it is art, design and fine craftsmanship. It is a reflection of its time and representative of art and design movements of those times..." Our specialty is exploring and purchasing rare and unique designer jewelry that we can offer you at low prices.
Our jewelry: Usually in our store you will find "jewelry with personality". We travel all over the world to jewelry shows, estate auctions, manufacturers and wholesalers in order to bring you jewelry that you will not be able to find in the average local jewelry or department stores. We try to find ONE OF A KIND items as well as gemstones that every stone has its character like OPAL, JADE, LAPIS, FIRE AGATE, AMBER, TURQUOISE and CORAL.
New vs. Old: The items in our auctions are new, previously owned or antique:
New Jewelry/Collections: Almost all of our new jewelry is fine jewelry. We may present, here and there, some unique items that can be described as fashion jewelry, either because they have been made by an interesting designer or are very beautiful. When we find a unique supplier with great items, we order a full collection from him/her, so we can share their jewelry's beauty with you. We have collections of Australian Black Opal Jewelry, Jade Jewelry, and very interesting designers from Italy, Turkmenistan, Canada, Israel, Indonesia (Bali), Peru, Mexico, Thailand and U.S.A.
Pre owned/Antique: Whenever the item is not new, the title will start with the assumed era (VINTAGE, ART DECO, and ART NOUVEAU, EDWARDIAN, VICTORIAN, GEORGIAN OR ANTIQUE) or if we are not sure about the assumed era or we think that it might be newer, our first word in the title will be ESTATE. We try to describe everything very carefully, and since items are not new there may be some wear and imperfections. Most worthwhile collectibles have experienced normal & gentle use over the years. Therefore, photographs often are the greatest testament to actual condition. Please study our pictures carefully and feel free to ask questions prior to bidding. When fine jewelry items are not marked for metal content (karat), metals are tested. When they are marked, we usually don't test them but try to include a photograph of that mark.
We are a smoke free house and we have a dog, but we cannot guarantee that these were the conditions prior to their "landing" in our house. Jewelry is gently cleaned. We do not buff or polish away years of patina that we feel enhances the impression of the piece. In order to make it easier for you to understand what is our impression from each item condition, we present this simple guide
Jewelry condition guide:
ESTATE CONTEMPORARY BIG TURTLE GOLD PLATED BROOCH