A family-run business, Berganza is a long-established retailer specialising in antique fine jewellery. Berganza the jewellers is based in the heart of Hatton Garden, London's historic jewellery quarter. As a jewellery shop, we focus on the finest examples of ancient, antique and vintage engagement rings, with each piece of jewellery unique and expertly hand crafted according to the favoured styling of the particular time period. We are very proud to have one of the largest collections of antique and vintage diamond engagement rings, as well as natural and unenhanced gemstone engagement rings in the world. We are fascinated by the history, myth, tradition and design of these rings and their evolution over the last two millennia.
We specifically deal in rarity when it comes to our jewellery collection, and as such have a vast and unique collection of posy rings, the precursors to ‘modern' wedding rings, which are most often only available to be viewed in museums. Berganza also has an extensive and exclusive selection of other types of jewellery such as antique earrings. These earrings range from stud earrings through to ornate drop earrings, the finest quality from each of the historical design periods. Our buyers travel the globe and use their superior knowledge to acquire the most sought after jewellery with intrinsic character and quality.
Our team of specialists combine experience, vision and practical expertise with academic excellence and are trained in all aspects of gemmology and history of jewellery design. This allows us to help our customers make informed choices when investing in jewellery pieces which in many cases will become their own heirloom. Our expertise in this area is unparalleled, and our shared passion for antique jewellery is incomparable to any other jewellers.
With an ever-expanding inventory of three thousand ancient, antique and vintage rings, at Berganza we specialise in the rare and unusual - appealing to consumers who are in search of something truly individual and one-of-a-kind. Spanning across the centuries and incorporating countless stylistic influences, antique jewellery provides infinite options to those who are in search of something truly different.
Every single item of jewellery is set with labour intensively hand cut diamonds or natural and unenhanced gemstones, often from famous historic mines long since exhausted. We are delighted to include in our vast compilation, jewellery set with exceedingly rare old mine diamonds from the earliest of diamond sources; as well as natural and untreated gemstones such as Burmese rubies, Colombian emeralds and Kashmir, Ceylon and Burmese sapphires. These valuable unenhanced gemstones are matchless and show off exceptional natural colouration in a world dominated by gemstones which are routinely treated and can never attain the depth of colour that their natural counterparts exhibit.
We believe in offering only the highest quality pieces from each design period. Our stock includes Ancient Roman intaglio seal rings, Viking twisted rings, rare gem-set Medieval pieces, Georgian, ornate Victorian, elegant Edwardian, bold Art Deco and retro vintage designs from the 1940s and 1950s. Another specialty are antique and vintage one-off signed pieces of jewellery by the most famous of jewellery houses such as Cartier, Tiffany & Co., Oscar Heyman Brothers and Boucheron but to name a few. These pieces of jewellery flaunt the glamour of bygone eras and are highly sought after today.
Associations & Memberships
We are proud members of a number of prestigious associations such as the Association of International Antiquities Dealers (AIAD), LAPADA, CINOA, the National Association of Jewellers (NAJ) and the Gemmological Association of Great Britain (GEM-A). As a member of these organisations, Berganza must adhere to the highest standards of quality, expertise and integrity. Inspiring consumer confidence via these codes of practice ensures the highest standards of ethical business practices, honesty and professionalism. For the last 20 years, we have been proud sponsors of the prestigious Goldsmiths' Craft and Design Awards, and we are pleased to support craftsmanship within the jewellery trade.
When you purchase a piece of fine vintage jewellery from Berganza, you are investing in rarity. With a service that is unrivalled by any, we are confident that when you buy from us, you are buying peace of mind. Every single piece of jewellery has a unique historical background which dates to a time when jewellery was crafted by hand in the days before mass-production, therefore no two rings are alike, ensuring that you will be sure to find a piece that suits your personality. Contact us today to view our current and fully up-to-date extensive collection of jewellery- available in store or online and secure your own unique piece of jewellery history.