ALVR in the News: Celebrating Royal Faberge Exhibition Preview



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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.
Town & Country article screenshot about ALVR's Ear Candy exhibition

JCK Magazine article by Amy Elliott

screenshot of JCK Magazine article about ALVR exhibition Ear Candy

Jewelry Connoisseur by Rapoport article by Sonia Esther Soltani

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The Adventurine article by Marion Fasel

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Forbes article by Beth Bernstein

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. Read more on The Adventurine.

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ALVR at Maastricht/TEFAF reported by Blouin Art Info


New-York based art and antique gallery A La Vieille Russie (ALVR) is preparing to exhibit a cross-section of its inventory at the world-renowned European Fine Art Fair (TEFAF) in the Netherlands.

Among the works to be shown will be is a selection of unique pieces by Fabergé including a 19th century presentation charger, a range of jewelry created for the Romanov family, and a collection of miniature hardstone carvings of animals and insects crafted from semi-precious stones.

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ALVR at the Met Gala


We’re delighted to have our collection recently appear at the 2021 Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala! Theater producer Jordan Roth wore an amethyst and chrysoprase necklace by Boivin, and Bee Carrozzini, daughter of Vogue editor-in-chief, wore a Victorian rock crystal necklace. Read more about these Met Gala looks below:

Melissa Rose Bernardo, “2021 Met Gala Jewelry: Bring On the Diamonds!” JCK Online.

Beth Bernstein, “The Best Jewelry from The 2021 Met Gala.” Forbes.

Vintage 1940s Cartier Citrine and Diamond Dress Clips


Pair of two color citrine and diamond dress clips set in 18k gold and platinum.

Cartier, Paris, ca. 1945.
Length: 1 1/4 in.
Width: 5/8 in.


back view, Citrine and Diamond Dress Clips by Cartiersignature, Citrine and Diamond Dress Clips by Cartier

Vintage 1950s Van Cleef & Arpels Gold and Diamond Necklace


18k gold and diamond necklace.

Van Cleef & Arpels, Paris, ca. 1950.
Length: 15 1/4 inches


detail, 1950s Gold and Diamond Necklace by Van Cleef & Arpels

Antique Green Paste Necklace


Antique green paste necklace set in 15k gold. Green paste is among the rarer colors found in paste jewelry.

English, ca. 1890.
Length: 17 inches


This item is available for purchase in the ALVR shop.

detail, Antique Green Paste Necklace

1950s Gold and Gem-set Calla Lily Brooch by Cartier


Gold calla lily brooch set with citrines, diamonds, and sapphires.

Cartier, Paris, ca. 1950.
Length: 5 3/4 inches


other view, 1950s Gold and Gem-set Calla Lily Brooch by Cartiermarks detail, 1950s Gold and Gem-set Calla Lily Brooch by Cartier

Multi-colored Diamond Earrings


Pair of multi-colored diamond pendant earrings set in platinum.

English contemporary
Length: 1 3/4 inches
(approximately 6.91 cts total)


These earrings appear in our diamond drop earrings video on our videos page.

Model wearing colorful diamond pendant earringsEnglish contemporary multi-colored diamond earrings, detailEnglish contemporary multi-colored diamond earrings, side

Victorian Citrine Long Pendant Earrings


Pair of strikingly long citrine pendant earrings, set in gold.

English, ca. 1880.
Length: 3 inches


other view, Victorian Citrine Long Pendant EarringsModel wearing victorian citrine pendant earrings