Here at Berganza, we are very discerning with our collection of ancient, antique and vintage jewellery. Each piece is of the highest quality created by skilled individuals, who spent hours learning their trade and perfecting their craft. Featuring elaborate details such as millegrain edging, cheniers and pierced galleries, you will frequently find that the reverse and side view of a piece of handcrafted jewellery is intricately fashioned, making them true works of art from every angle! As beautiful now as when they were created, they have survived for generations. The quality and craftsmanship is unmatched as many of these traditional skills have largely been lost to time.
Many pieces in our collection are over one hundred years old and are set with hand cut, natural and unenhanced gemstones from old mines long since depleted. These gemstones are incredibly rare, as today gemstones are routinely treated to enhance their colour. Natural gemstones display a superior hue and depth of colour their treated counterparts can never attain. The old mines of Kashmir, Ceylon, Colombia and Burma are renowned for having produced the finest quality gems. With perfectly matched gemstones in intricate settings, each piece is unique and cannot be replaced.
Featuring timeless designs throughout the eras, our collection includes original pieces from Ancient Greece to Edwardian and Art Deco to vintage 1970s. Come and find your very own family heirloom and become the next chapter in its story. When purchasing an original, handcrafted piece of antique or vintage jewellery you are not contributing to environmentally damaging processes and are reducing your carbon footprint. Sustainability is one of the wonderful features of antique jewellery.