Oscar Heyman: A Century of Jewellery Excellence


Oscar Heyman Brothers vintage sapphire and diamond ring, American, circa 1960s.
Oscar Heyman Brothers vintage sapphire and diamond ring, American, circa 1960s.
Ref: 19638

Wednesday 26th March 2014

Some of the most famous fine jewellery houses in the world, including Cartier and Tiffany & Co, have put their name to jewellery that was not in fact made by their craftsmen, but by a jewellery manufacturer named ‘Oscar Heyman & Brothers'. For those who know, their jewellery is sought after and prized for its impeccable workmanship - work that was good enough to be signed by these top jewellery houses, all known for exquisite quality.

The Heyman brothers were trained in the workshops of Fabergé, the Russian jewellery firm, in St Petersburg where they gained exceptional skills in jewellery craftsmanship of the highest calibre - they then moved to New York in 1906. In 1912 the company was created by the three brothers, Oscar, Nathan and Harry. They began working in platinum, making jewellery for prestigious retailers. They worked closely with Cartier where Oscar Heyman himself worked for a time, and continued to create pieces for the finest jewellery houses in America. The skills gained from their apprenticeships at Fabergé, combined with their fervour for coloured gemstones and serving society's elite jewellers, built the groundwork for their century of artistic jewellery manufacture.

The Heyman family have been managing the firm across three generations - their skills being passed on and honed with each step. Their creations have high attention to detail with the use of very fine quality materials. Colour plays a major role in their pieces, enhanced by impressive sculptural and abstract designs. Oscar Heyman & Brothers are experts in fine jewellery manufacture and have mastered the making of jewellery into art, as Oscar Heyman himself once said, ‘Jewellery should never be a candidate for re-design, but should transcend time, like a fine painting'.

At Berganza we have a range of Oscar Heyman jewellery for all tastes, featuring an array of coloured stones and exquisite diamonds, manufactured to an extremely fine finish with undeniable elegance and beauty.

front vierw Oscar Heyman Brothers vintage sapphire and diamond ring
Oscar Heyman Brothers vintage sapphire and diamond ring, American, circa 1960s.
Ref: 19641
front view Oscar Heyman Brothers ruby and diamond ring, circa 1960.
Oscar Heyman Brothers ruby and diamond ring, circa 1960.
Ref: 18474
front view Oscar Heyman Brothers sapphire and diamond ballerina ring, circa 1976.
Oscar Heyman Brothers sapphire and diamond ballerina ring, circa 1976.
Ref: 18516
front view Oscar Heyman Brother
Oscar Heyman Brothers diamond screw ring, American, circa 1960.
Ref: 19091
front view Oscar Heyman Brothers pansy ring
Oscar Heyman Brothers pansy ring, circa 1940s.
Ref: 20016
front view Oscar Heyman Brothers cat's eye chrysoberyl and diamond ring, American, circa 1954.
Oscar Heyman Brothers cat's eye chrysoberyl and diamond ring, American, circa 1954.
Ref: 16963
Oscar Heyman Brothers Burmese ruby and diamond coronet cluster ring, circa 1970.
Oscar Heyman Brothers Burmese ruby and diamond coronet cluster ring, circa 1970.
Ref: 19938
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