Crystal River Gallery

Neil Charles GG FGA, New Haven CT
FREE Shipping -- 4 Month Layaway Available -- All Jewelry Authenticated By GIA Graduate Gemologist
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Antique & Period Fine Jewelry, Carefully Selected & Professionally Authenticated


About Crystal River Gallery

Our Service Pledge
Every piece of jewelry we sell is 100% guaranteed to be authentic as stated. As gallery owner, I hold both a GIA Graduate Gemologist Diploma and have earned the coveted Fellow of the British Gemmological Association designation. I respond to all orders and inquiries by the next business day at the latest. Most important, I go above and beyond to work successfully with all my clients, always striving to exceed your highest expectations.

*Free standard shipping, insurance included
* Flexible 4- Month Layaway Available (not available on Red Tag Sale items)
* Easy Return Policy
* No Restocking Fee
* Graduate Gemologist (GIA) Expertise
About Us
I am a gemologist as well as a dealer in fine antique and period jewelry. My goal is to combine a keen eye for beautiful jewelry with a gemologist's knowledge and understanding, to ensure every item offered in my shop is both beautiful and authentic. I have earned the top two gemology diplomas in the world: The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) Graduate Gemologist Diploma, and the British Gemmological Association's Fellowship, or FGA (yes, they spell gemology with two "M's" over there). Most importantly, for you, the client, my gemology credentials mean that every piece of jewelry that I sell has been carefully and professionally tested and evaluated. On the aesthetic side, my many years in the visual arts has trained my eye to find and appreciate beautiful pieces. My mission, at Crystal River Gallery, is to bring you beautiful period and antique jewelry you'll love to own and to wear.

Neil Charles, Owner, Crystal River Gallery

Customer Comments

"Dear Neil,
I received the Tiffany amethyst ring yesterday and it is absolutely beautiful! The classic styling, depth of color of the amethyst and the wonderful bright yellow 18k gold are a rarity today. I have never ordered jewelry via the internet before and was a bit hesitant to do so. Your representation and photographs of this ring were spot on and I am delighted with my purchase. Thank you for the personal touches of a handwritten note and follow-ups of my order. I will view with great interest further items that you post on Ruby Lane.
Thank you."
- L.G., California

"Hello Neil, the ring arrived today and I am very pleased. Thank you! It is just beautiful! Please tell me how I can leave feedback for you on Ruby Lane. This was my first purchase here."
- V.S., Alabama

"Dear Neil, the ring arrived today and it's so much better than I expected. It's just stunning. I can't stop looking at it. Thank you so much for your great customer service, honest description and amazing packaging."
- E.M., California

"Hi Neil, Just received the pendant, and I am thrilled!! It is beautiful, looking forward to wearing it. Packaging was excellent. Thank you so much."
- M.C., California

"Loved it! The ring was more beautiful than the picture...Thanks Neil"!
- J.H., Texas

"Dear Neil, thank you very much for your professionalism! The bracelet is stunning and elegant! I'm so happy to own it! Thank you for your warm letter and cute packaging"!
- L.K., California

"Hi Neil, the ring is absolutely gorgeous and I am very, very happy with it.
I have wanted a vintage or antique pearl and diamond ring for a long time, and never dreamed I would find one so stunning, or with such a sizable diamond. Thank you for the beautiful packaging, and for allowing me to use your lay-away service.
- M.H. Australia

"It's absolutely amazing, more beautiful in person! I love it! I've already gotten a few compliments on it too... Thanks again for allowing me to pay via layaway I greatly appreciate it! I will be keeping an eye out for other goodies in your shop!
- K.P., Toronto, Canada

"Neil, my ring came today and it's wonderful. The entire transaction has been a total pleasure."
- T.H., Louisiana

"Hi Neil, the brooch is perfect. It will be a gift for my granddaughter. Thank you!".
- J.H., Texas

"I have received my package and yes, this ring does exceed my expectation. It's beautiful. Thank you and best wishes."
- M.I., New York

"The ring looks amazing, honestly even better than I expected and the employees at the jeweler commented what good condition it is in. Thank you again and I am most pleased with the purchase."
- M.H., Maryland

"Received the earrings. They are SO BEAUTIFUL!!!! Thank you."
- S.D., Arkansas

"The cufflinks are fabulous! Thank you for your superior service. I could not be more pleased! Many thanks."
- V.A., California

"Neil, I am very happy with my purchase and will buy from your shop again!"
- S.H., Washington, DC

"Hi Neil. The Tiffany necklace arrived today. It is lovely, and just as pictured! It goes perfectly with a similar Tiffany bracelet I already have. Thanks so much! I will be sure to shop with you again."
- A.K., Michigan

"Hi Neil. I received the ring yesterday -- it is beautiful! I am very pleased with my purchase and with the service you provided. Thanks again!"
- V.W., Texas

"The earrings arrived yesterday and I'm just staring at them. They are very beautiful. Thank you so much."
- N.G., California

"Hi Neil. Thank you so much for your message. I LOVE the earrings. They are just perfect! Thank you for sending them with such care."
-J.R., California

"I love the ring and the box presentation is incredible. Thank you."
- B.E., New Jersey

About Our Name:

Some of the finest diamonds ever found are found in ancient rivers, or in dried river beds that flowed millennia ago. They are called "alluvial diamonds," and they have traveled from their original home deep within the earth's crust, transported by streams and rivers over millions of years to their final hiding places. They are the crystals of the river.
Neil Charles GG FGA
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CT 06511

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