Lalique watercolor drawing of a design for a swan-form pendant

René Lalique Drawings Exhibition

Lalique watercolor drawing of bat jewel, with "A La Vieille Russie" above and exhibition information below

A La Vieille Russie is pleased to present a special exhibition of René Lalique drawings, on view through Mach 29, 2024.

This exhibition offers a rare opportunity to see the thought process behind the work of renowned glass and jewelry designer René Lalique. With 38 drawings exhibited, it’s the largest collection outside of France. Made between 1894 and 1910 and produced in pencil or Indian ink and embellished with watercolors and gouache, Lalique used these drawings for planning designs and presenting them to his clients. All drawings are available individually for sale. This exclusive exhibition will also include a selection of René Lalique jewels.

A La Vieille Russie’s collection of Fabergé drawings will also be on view, alongside a selection of corresponding pieces. Both Lalique and Fabergé exhibited at the 1900 Exposition Universelle in Paris, each receiving top honors.

Lalique expert Nick Dawes will be speaking about Lalique’s life and works on Thursday, November 30th at 6:00 PM. Attendance is limited. Please RSVP by emailing events@alvr.com. Additional dates to be announced.

lollipop with earrings for Ear Candy exhibition

Ear Candy: 250 Years of Style


We are thrilled to announce our special exhibition:
Ear Candy: 250 Years of Style.

This exhibition celebrates the timeless beauty of earrings, as we showcase 40 fabulous pairs, ranging from antique to contemporary, in a brilliant buffet of sparkling diamonds, vibrant gemstones, and glittering gold.

Viewable both in person and online
November 7 – December 23, 2020

close up, 1950s Gold and Diamond Collar Necklace

Deceptively Modern Jewelry 1940s-1980s


Deceptively Modern Jewelry: 1940s-1980s

An elaborate collection of post-war jewelry featuring Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Mauboussin, Verdura, Pierre Sterlé, Angela Cummings, David Thomas, and Andrew Grima.

October 23 – November 15, 2019

As seen in:

Forbes, “A La Vieille Russie Takes Us On A Jewelry Journey from the Post War Years through The 1980s.”

Katerina Perez, “A La Vieille Russie: Virtual tour around the upcoming ‘Deceptively Modern Jewellery’ exhibition.”

Vogue, “A La Vieille Russie Hosted a Glittering Cocktail Party to Celebrate Its Latest Jewelry Exhibition.”

JCK Magazine, “You Need to See This Antique Jewelry Exhibit ASAP.”

Art & Object, “Legendary Antiques Dealer Exhibits Stunning Mid-Century Jewelry.”

Fabergé Silver Elephant Stamp Moistener

ALVR in the News: Celebrating Royal Faberge Exhibition Preview

ALVR on the Adventurine

Marion Fasel of The Adventurine wrote about our new galleries and our inaugural exhibition, Celebrating Royal Faberge – The Return:

 “While ye old Russian jeweler is no longer on the street level for easy window shopping, it is still alive and well. A La Vieille Russie (otherwise known as ALVR) reopened just one block away at 745 Fifth Avenue in a glorious second story space with spectacular wraparound windows and views of Bergdorf Goodman, The Plaza Hotel, Central Park and their old corner of The Sherry Netherland…The new interior is airier than the old space, but the sense of history remains with the antiques and paintings of Russian nobility not to mention, of course, the jewelry.”

Read more here.