Antique Fine Jewellery at Grays Antiques
Grays is home to one of the largest and most diverse collections of antique and period jewellery in the world. Seconds from Bond Street, Grays is a focus of the London antiques trade and is home to some of its finest jewellery dealers. Grays offers pieces from famous jewellery houses such as Van Cleef and Arpels, Tiffany’s, Cartier and Boucheron, as well as exquisite Victorian, Georgian and Edwardian jewels and pieces in the elegant Art Deco and Art Nouveau styles.
With some fifty jewellery dealers ready to offer a wealth of knowledge and expertise, if you don’t leave with a stunning piece of personal adornment you will certainly leave with an improved understanding of cut, clarity, periods and styles associated with fine jewellery.
Grays is undoubtedly the most commendable location to buy an engagement or wedding ring. With antique rings you are not only buying an heirloom in its own right but you are buying into a quality of craftsmanship that is hard to find today. Antique rings don’t have to be conventional either, at Grays you will find a wide range of unique designs that contemporary jewellery designers often use for inspiration.
Grays is also home to creative jewellery designers. Donald Edge travels the globe to meet clients and offer a personal service to create exquisite bespoke pieces for all occasions (image above centre). Jan Havlik, inspired by classic designs of the past and engaging with old and new techniques, works closely with specialist craftsmen to design original pieces. Grays also offers services for engraving, re-stringing and repairs, with dealer Alfred Touro specialising in restoring antique jewellery.
The jewellery dealers at Grays are situated within a beautiful Nineteenth-century terracotta building in London’s Mayfair. It is a stones throw away from Sotheby’s, Bonhams, Phillip’s, Asprey’s, The Royal Academy and many other institutions that make London the unquestioned epicentre of the art and antique dealing world. Many of the dealers are long established and exhibit at renowned London art and antiques fairs such as Olympia, The British Antique Dealers’ Association and LAPADA and attract serious collectors, designers, and celebrities alike.