From Apriori Antique Jewelry - Selective Antique and Estate Jewelry and Objets d'Art
Lynne’s children's book, EyE the Spy: Mystery of the Sparkle, is now available on Amazon. This is a unique and lighthearted story of a nine-year old girl, nicknamed EyE because she is very observant and curious. One day on the school playground, she is captivated by a bright, shining light and she takes off to discover the source of this amazing light. The reader accompanies EyE, the detective, as she discovers and learns about the mysterious object.
This is a sweet introduction for young readers of all ages to learn about the magic of gemology. It's perfect for parents and grandparents to read with children and is a delightful gift-with-purchase for Store and Business Owners who have clients with young children.
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Adorn offers a choice collection of fine antique, vintage and estate jewelry from the Georgian, Victorian, Edwardian, Art Nouveau, Arts & Crafts, Art Deco, Retro, and Moderne periods. You can discover vintage diamond engagement rings and bridal jewelry, Pietra Dura, fine enamel pieces, and unusual diamond and gem set rings, necklaces, bracelets, brooches, and earrings. We love our ever changing designer and signed pieces from Tiffany, Marsh & Co, Cartier, Shiebler, Sloan & Co, Limoges, Krementz, Chaumet, Alix & Co, and Danecraft. We are proud of our diverse selection of antique and vintage pieces, always of the highest quality and in excellent condition.
Our jewels have been gathered from all over the globe by Lynne Arkin, Graduate Gemologist, PhD, who is celebrating her 36th anniversary as an antique jewelry dealer.We invite you to email us if and when you are looking for a specific piece as our collection extends beyond what you see in our online gallery. Enjoy our fine selection!
Apriori Antiques, established in 1977, was Lynne Arkin's response to her passion for antique jewelry and objets d'art. The business has traveled a fascinating and rich journey, taking her to the GIA where she earned her GG (Graduate Gemologist) degree, to antique shows around the US, to shopping trips across Europe, Asia and South America, hunting for the special and unique pieces for which she is recognized. She has had two shops in the San Francisco Bay Area, her last in San Francisco which she closed in 2006. Lynne has taught classes for budding entrepreneurs interested in antique jewelry, she gives speeches on what establishes the value of a piece of jewelry and currently, Lynne consults in the auction world. Finding jewelry for her devoted clientele of many years is an ongoing pleasure for her as she continues to buy, sell and appraise jewelry. She is a member of the GIA Alumni and supports the WJA, Women's Jewelry Association. Lynne establishes special relationships with her clients because, as she loves to declare, “I cherish people even more than jewelry." Her other favorite statement is, "Antique jewelry is my drug of choice!"
Becky Houha is a passionate collector of exceptional antique pieces and has impressively mastered the challenging art of photographing Adorn's jewelry. Finding great delight in an unusual piece, she is thorough in her research which enhances her knowledge and enthusiasm. She holds an MBA from MIIS and manages the behind the scenes operations for Adorn.
"ADORN is one of my favorite online sources for fine antique jewelry and decorative accessories. Lynne and Becky, the proprietors of this virtual store, are as nice as they are knowledgeable and honest. ADORN is like a treasure hunt. What's more, its treasures are fairly priced. A word of caution, however: Visiting ADORN can be quite addictive... but what a wonderful 'habit' to develop!"
J.M. Gordon, New York City
"I just today picked up the package from the post office and am blown away by how beautiful the brooch is! How incredibly thoughtful to include the lovely jewelry case and card. I was more than pleasantly surprised at the care and thought that went into the packaging. I will be sure to tell anyone who asks where I got my brooch and about my very positive buying experience. Thank you so much, I will cherish this as a favorite piece! Much Mahalo,"
M. Amjadi, Honolulu
"This is the number-one shop I check on Ruby Lane-- as often as possible. The jewelry is spectacular. Everything I bought from them exceeded expectations and are items I cherish and hope to keep in the family for many, many generations. Lynne and Becky are not only knowledgeable about everything they sell, but are astonishingly generous with that knowledge and their time. I couldn't recommend Adorn more highly."
Jane A., Cross River, New York
"I got the ring today! It is so beautiful! It was everything I expected and more. Thank you so much for your assistance and prompt delivery. Now I just have to wait until the big day before I can wear the ring. Adorn is now one of my favorite Ruby Lane stores and I will highly recommend you to friends and family. I would like to mention that my jeweler said the diamonds were beautiful and that the ring was one of a kind. He also said that everything in your given description was 100% accurate. That just makes me love Adorn even more!"
Courtney R., Denison, TX
"My heartfelt thanks to you for working with me to make acquiring a valuable piece of jewellery online a pleasurable, stress-free and exciting experience. As confirmed by my own jeweller, the quality and value of the treasure you have sold me is second-to-none. For me, this has been exceeded only by your highly responsive, considerate and personalized approach to customer service. Who says internet shopping has to be intimidating or anonymous?! It is not with you. I very much hope to have the opportunity to transact with you again in future. Until then, I will wear your diamond sparkler with pleasure daily and wish Adorn every success : You deserve it."
Warm regards, Kheta Q., Hong Kong