I am Elias Sperlich, a diplomated Art Historian, curator, collector and dealer in the jeweled arts. I see jewelry as underestimated and underappreciated pieces art, a piece of culture and history in wearable objects of art.
My grandmother was the one who passed on the jewelry bug. She loved antique and vintage jewelry. My own realisation of how much I liked the history, uniqueness, beauty, craftmanship and stories of antique and vintage jewelry was a few years ago while looking for an engagement ring when thinking of proposing to my future wife. We share the interest for art, design and antiques so when I came across a 1930s Tiffany ring I knew it was the right one. Lucky for me she said yes
A natural progression then followed from a long-standing fascination of my grandmothers collection and study of jewellery history and craftsmanship to amassing our exclusive collection of antique fineries.
I love dealing with jewelry because it makes me a facilitator of gifts of love, of special treats for special moments.
Why antique and vintage jewelry?
Craftmanship. Unique. History. My obsession is for the truly spectacular and unique which reflects our collection. Specializing in curated old cuts and rare jewels, antique and fine and vintage jewellery.
Let me help you. Buying jewelry can be a daunting experience full of alternatives and complex factors to weigh in. Years of dedication and determination culminated in the opening of Sperlich Jewelry dedicated to helping our customers find the perfect engagement ring, anniversary gift, birthday present, I’m sorry or any other time jewelry occasion: as unique and as beautiful as the person who will wear it.
Sperlich Jewelry aims to make this journey easy and pleasurable for our customers. Our clients rely on our sharp eye for classic elegance and in our expertise in the selection of globally sourced pieces and carefully curated collection of rare antique and estate jewelry.
Whether you fall in love with an antique diamond engagement ring or an expertly crafted vintage cocktail ring, Elias Sperlich will do his utmost to make your dream a reality. Just ask!
A Few More Things:
The very nature of antique jewelry is that it has been pre-worn and loved for a long time, in some of our cases, for over 200 years. That being said, our jewelry may have welding marks from original casting or repair, and other signs of aging. Please review carefully before making a purchase.
Sperlich Jewelry uses its vast knowledge to date each piece based on materials, construction techniques, hallmarks/signatures, overall style and cultural context. While dating and authenticity are not a formal science, we determine them to the best of our ability based on our knowledge, experience and resources. Some of our pieces are mounted in a way that makes it difficult to determine a precise stone’s grading. Diamonds and colored gemstones that cannot be removed from their vintage settings without harm to the piece are evaluated in their mountings using industry-standard measurements and formulas. Unless certified by an independent lab, such as the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) or the European Gemological Laboratory (EGL), stone gradings are done by us or an independet gemologist. Jewelry descriptions and all carat weights stated represent approximates. Mounted stone(s) is/are graded only insofar as mounting permits observation. Most colored gemstones (i.e. rubies, sapphires and emeralds) are often treated to enhance their beauty; some treatments may not be permanent and/or may require special care. Please email us for further details. All diamonds shown on our website are natural, untreated diamonds. We cannot guarantee that the color you see matches the item color, as the display of color depends, in part, upon the type of computer monitor used to observe the image. Pieces could go out of stock before we’re able to remove them from the site. Should this occur, we will notify you. We make every attempt to only show our users correct information. From time to time inaccurate data may be displayed due to system error. We reserve the right to correct any incorrect pricing as a result of the above, and will not honor any incorrect prices. Under no circumstances will Sperlich Jewelry be held liable for any indirect, special, incidental or consequential damages of any kind, regardless of the form of action, whether in contract, including negligence, strict product liability or otherwise, even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages.