“A stellar e-source of statement-making vintage jewelry
DK Farnum’s rare 20th-century finds exude a modern-day cool”
–Financial Times, August 5, 2018
Just like vintage gowns, estate jewelry has an allure all of its own: a patina and past that makes it not only more intriguing than new pieces, but often much more beautiful too. This is certainly the case with much of Dana Kraus‘s carefully curated collection of hard-to-find ‘one-of-a-kind 20th-century pieces’ by the likes of Verdura, Van Cleef & Arpels, Cartier, Tiffany, Bulgari and Schlumberger.
Creative. Purposeful. Private. Authentic. Fun loving.
It is an exciting time to reinvent the selling process for luxury goods. We’ve developed a business model that has made buying and selling one-of-a-kind jewelry easier and more transparent. We meet clients privately and spend a great deal of time doing rigorous research to develop thoughtfully vetted merchandise for our sophisticated (both intellectually and visually) clients.
Estate jewelry just means that it has been previously owned; we help people edit their collections, which is often not easy since jewelry is so personal. And we are respectful of privacy in finding new homes for well-loved pieces. Jewelry can be an excellent investment with experience and guidance like ours.
“Objects of Desire”
– Main Street Magazine: The Art & Design Issue, November 2017
I recommend new or young collectors to find a designer you love, follow and collect them, and take care of what you have.
“Get $4,900 Worth of Chanel Cachet for $625”
– Wall Street Journal, December 2017
Still selling even days after the show closed, Dana Kraus of DK Farnum characterized her experience as ‘a very good show.’
Estate jewelry on offer by DK Farnum ranged from collections of signed, one-of-a-kind Twentieth Century pieces to iconic designs by the likes of Verdura, Van Cleef & Arpels, Cartier, Tiffany, Bulgari, Seaman Schepps and Schlumberger. An all-Schlumberger group includes ribbon design earrings featuring diamond ribbon with suspended pearls and a ring with tanzanite stone made by Andre Rapicault for the wife of Farnham Lefferts, who was president of Tiffany in the 1960s–70s.
“Greenwich Antiques Show Heralds In The Holidays”
– Antiques and The Arts Weekly, December 2017
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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 Lakeville Journal, 2006
Dana Kraus can personally help you pick out the perfect gift for anyone. Vintage is her specialty, so think earrings for the wife, sterling silver pen for the husband or a picture frame for your mother. Whatever you choose, the vintage flair instantly makes these gifts one-of-a-kind.