Exceptional Jewelry Pieces at the National Antique and Art Dealers Association of America’s Online Exhibition

by Reema Farooqui

The National Antique and Art Dealers Association of America (NAADAA) is currently having its first online Antique fair. Launched on June 24, 2020 the online exhibition is set to run, 24 hours a day, through July 8th, 2020.

The works on exhibit include fine art, jewelry, furniture, decorative art, wallpaper, illuminated manuscripts and other antiques and works of art. Many of these items are being shown online for the first time on the NAADAA digital platform.

However, the jewelry pieces on display come from prestigious Antique and Art dealers including A La Vieille Russie, Firestone and Parson, James Robinson Inc., Les Enluminures as well as S.J. Shrubsole . Among the jewelry highlights, there are pieces from Cartier, Mauboussin, Bucellati, Tiffany & Co., Rene Boivin to name a few, as well as several exquisite Victorian and Edwardian pieces showcasing exceptional craftsmanship and stunning gemstones.

Boivin Amethyst and Chrysoprase Necklace, 1950. Image Courtesy of A La Vieille Russie

A La Vieille Russie (ALVR) are art and antique dealers, well known for their collection of European and American antique jewelry as well as fine and decorative art. In addition, they are recognised the world over as experts of Carl Fabergé’s works and have many rare and exceptional Fabergé pieces in their collection. At the NAADAA fair, their selection of antique jewelry includes a magnificent 1950s amethyst and chrysoprase necklace by Boivin, a 1950s Mauboussin multigem necklace as well as a fabulous Fabergé aventurine quartz hand seal. ALVR’s jewelry and decorative art pieces on exhibit at the NAADAA show can be viewed here.

Reliquary Cross Pendant. Image Courtesy of Les Eluminures

Les Eluminures Gallery specializes in manuscripts and miniatures from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance period.  However, the gallery also handles rings and jewelry from the same periods. It organizes four or five exhibitions every year, some in collaboration with other dealers and some traveling to other locations. At the NAADAA online fair, they are displaying some remarkable pieces including a Byzantine gemstone-set ring with an emerald, a reliquary cross pendant as well as a carnelian intaglio ring of Dionysus. You can see their entire selection for the NAADAA online show here.

Oscar Heyman & Brothers Yellow Gold and Fiamond Graduated Twist Link Necklace. Image Courtesy of Firestone and Parson

Firestone and Parson are antique and art dealers dedicated to high and exceptional quality in antique jewelry, fine diamonds, coloured gemstones as well as a full line of modern and contemporary jewelry pieces. Based in Boston, the purchase and sale of estates and individual jewels are focus of the firm’s business. As long time members of NAADAA, Firestone and Parson Inc. are exhibiting at the online fair with many fine antique jewelry pieces, including an Oscar Heyman & Brothers’ yellow gold and diamond graduated twisted link necklace and some wonderful Bucellati Gold and diamond jewelry. You can see more of Firestone and Parson Inc. art and antique jewelry pieces here.

Mauboussin one of a kind Art Deco Bracelet. Image Courtesy of James Robinson.

James Robinson Inc. antique dealers are best known for their outstanding Art Deco jewelry as well as 19th century antique jewelry. They are also well known for their antique silver and antique porcelain and their unique hand made sterling silver reproductions in flatware, tea and coffee sets, candlesticks, and trays (which the firm produces today in the same manner as they were produced two hundred years ago, preserving the skill and artistry of a bygone era). Their main criteria for selecting antique objects is authenticity, artistry, workmanship and condition. As members of NAADAA, James Robinson are also participating in the online fair and their selection of antique jewelry includes some exceptionally beautiful and noteworthy items. These include a Mauboussin Art Deco bracelet, a Victorian flower spray brooch as well as a Frank Walter Lawrence Art Nouveau multigemstone pendant. You can see James Robinson’s selection of art and antiques for the NAADAA fair here.

A Pair of Van Cleef & Arpels Diamond Earrings. Image Courtesy of S.J. Shrubsole

S.J. Shrubsole are one of the world’s leading dealers in silver and antique jewelry. They have worked with great art and jewelry collectors and have handled many important pieces of silver as well as jewelry. Every piece at S.J. Shrubsole is chosen with care, each displaying outstanding beauty and exceptional quality. These include pieces from famous houses such as Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels and Tiffany & Co. as well as from Belperron, Boivin, Sterle and Flato. However, their inventory also includes many unsigned pieces that are just as outstanding in their design and quality.  At the NAADAA online exhibition, S.J. Shrubsole’s selection of antique jewelry includes a René Boivin gold, peridot and citrine chestnut brooch, a pair of Van Cleef & Arpels diamond earrings and a superb Cartier Art Deco platinum, gold, sapphire and diamond dress set. You can find more of their jewelry and silver selection at the NAADAA exhibition here.

So, head over to incollect.com/naadaa to select your favourite jewelry pieces.

Featured Image: Antique French Pavé Diamond, Ruby and Emerald Butterfly Brooch, c. 1890, Firestone and Parson Inc.

All images used in this post are subject to copyright and are the property of the members of the National Antique and Art Dealers Association of America (NAADAA). Any person or organization not affiliated with NAADAA may not use, copy, alter or modify any of the images used in this post, without the advance written permission of NAADAA and/or its members.

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Mahum July 3, 2020 - 1:45 pm

Wonderful! My favourite is the twist link necklace!

Reema Farooqui July 3, 2020 - 1:56 pm

Hello Mahum, thank you for your comment 🙏 I like the twist link necklace as well! Please do visit the NAADAA online exhibition to see more beautiful antique jewelry 🌸