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A La Vieille Russie Loans to V&A Fabergé Exhibition

As leading dealers and international experts in the work of goldsmith and jeweler Carl Fabergé, we are thrilled to be a part of the Victoria & Albert Museum’s exhibition Fabergé in London: Romance to Revolution. It’s the first major exhibition devoted to the international connections and stature of the legendary Russian goldsmith, particularly the […]

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ALVR Interview in Jewelry Connoisseur by Rapaport

Jewelry Connoisseur by Rapaport interviewed A La Vieille Russie’s Mark Schaffer about the enduring popularity of floral jewelry.

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ALVR’s Ear Candy in the News

Our special exhibition Ear Candy: 250 Years of Style has been making the headlines. See the latest coverage below: Town & Country article by Contributing Jewelry & Watches Editor Jill Newman.JCK Magazine article by Amy Elliott Jewelry Connoisseur by Rapoport article by Sonia Esther Soltani The Adventurine article by Marion Fasel Forbes article by […]

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ALVR in Antiques And the Arts Weekly

Antiques and The Arts Weekly recently asked us, and a few other dealers, what keeps a business going for more than a century, and what makes us hopeful for the future. See what ALVR’s Mark Schaffer had to say here. We’d also like to congratulate our Winter Show neighbor Nathan Liverant and Son Antiques […]

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ALVR in Wallpaper Magazine

An article about the use of glass in jewelry is now on, featuring pieces from ALVR’s collection.

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The Adventurine Interviews ALVR’s Peter Schaffer

“While I know it is easy to get swept up in the negativity and fear, I also know that this too shall pass. I come from a longline of optimists who have lived through some of the most difficult times in history,” says ALVR’s Peter Schaffer, recently interviewed about our history, present, and future. […]

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ALVR’s Mark Schaffer on Antiques Roadshow!

ALVR’s Mark Schaffer recently appeared in Hours One and Two of Antiques Roadshow filmed at the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio, TX. Hour One features his appraisal of a 1970s black opal ring in a diamond ballerina setting, now available for viewing on the Antiques Roadshow website:–201902T28/ In Hour Two, Mark appraised […]

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ALVR in Galerie Magazine

Galerie Magazine interviewed ALVR’s Peter Schaffer about collecting Fabergé:“The Story Behind the World’s Most Renowned Fabergé Dealer.“

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ALVR Highlights Arts & Crafts Jeweler in ASJH Newsletter

An Arts and Crafts necklace and earrings from ALVR’s collection illustrates the cover story in the latest issue of the American Society of Jewelry Historians (ASJH) newsletter. The article is an important contribution to jewelry scholarship, highlighting the life and work of English jeweler Dorrie Nossiter, whose biography seemed long lost to history. Her […]

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“Deceptively Modern Jewelry” in Art & Object Magazine

Read about the “Deceptively Modern” exhibition in Art & Object Magazine.

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“Deceptively Modern Jewelry” in JCK Magazine

Amy Elliot of JCK Magazine wrote about our exhibition for JCK Magazine.

ALVR's Peter Schaffer and Vogue's Grace Givens at ALVR party in celebration of new exhibition

“Deceptively Modern” Cocktail Party with Vogue

ALVR and Vogue’s Jewelry Director, Grace Givens, hosted a cocktail party in celebration of our exhibition, Deceptively Modern Jewelry: 1940s – 1980s. The exclusive viewing included a performance by Singer Clair Khodara. Read more about it and see photos of this delightful evening here.