about dkf estate jewelry

Portrait of Dana Kraus of DK Farnum

dkf estate jewelry is a collection of primarily signed, one-of-a-kind 20th-century pieces curated with an editor’s eye for outstanding design. The collection includes iconic pieces from Verdura, Van Cleef, Cartier, Tiffany, Angela Cummings, Belperron, Boivin, Bulgari, Seaman Schepps, Schlumberger, as well as newer creators whose work embrace the benchmarks of classic design.

The collection is a reflection of years of luxury goods experience. Dana Kraus was in management at Gourmet, Elle, and Fortune magazines, where she cultivated jewelry clients, made excellent contacts, and learned how to navigate the finest jewelry houses to ferret out exceptional design. Her extensive research and vigilant, disciplined eye are the forces behind the collection. She studied art history and decorative arts at the Brearley School and Smith College and at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris.

dkf buys and sells entire estates, is the guiding hand behind collections, and advises on individual sales and acquisitions. We offer a private, personal buying experience and a discreet and transparent selling one. Kindly refer to our Bespoke Services page for details.

As a recent reporter noted about the dkf collection, “It‘s the sheer elegance of the pieces…as though a young Grace Kelly might walk in and say ‘darling I need something for tonight.’”

The dkf estate jewelry collection is available online, by appointment, and at select shows. We may be reached at bijouxdk@comcast.net for information or appointments.