Our history and philosophy

Epoque Fine Jewels is one of the leading companies dealing in high quality antique and period jewellery and top quality precious gems.

The company specialises in the very finest jewellery from the 19th and the 20th century. The collection embraces distinctive jewellery from the Art Nouveau, Edwardian, Art Deco and Retro periods as well as exceptional examples from the second half of the 20th century. The collection shows the work of such famous jewellers as Cartier, René Lalique, Van Cleef & Arpels, Boucheron, Vever, Fouquet, Chaumet, Tiffany, etc.

Epoque Fine Jewels is always on the lookout for interesting pieces, unusual and genuine items, refined and exquisite workmanship and fine quality gemstones: from the ingenious masterpieces of René Lalique, the stunning creations of Cartier to the elegant designs of Van Cleef & Arpels.

Epoque Fine Jewels was founded in 1958 by Mrs. Nicole Verschuere, who had already from the beginning the eye for beauty and perfection. As a Graduate Gemmologist and a passionate art collector, she travelled the world searching for the rare and unusual.

Some twenty-five years ago the company was joined by Mrs. Verschuere's daughter, Patricia De Wit, after completing her studies as Master of Arts, Graduate Gemmologist - H.R.D., Certified Diamond Grader - H.R.D. and Graduate Gemmologist of the German Gemmological Institute (F.G.G.). In 1997 Mrs. De Wit received the "Prof. Dr. Hermann Bank Senior Award" from the German Gemmological Institute in Idar-Oberstein, Germany.

Soon thereafter Mrs. Verschuere's son, Bart Peers, joined the company. After completing his training as a jeweler and goldsmith, he graduated as a G.I.A. Graduate Gemmologist and an Accredited Jewelry Professional at the Gemmological Institute of America (G.I.A.) in New York.

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Today, Epoque Fine Jewels is still a family owned firm, exhibiting at many of the world's finest antique shows, including The European Fine Art Fair, TEFAF, Maastricht, The Netherlands; Masterpiece, London; PAN, Amsterdam and BRAFA, Brussels. The gallery in Belgium is by appointment only.

Epoque Fine Jewels has a team of highly skilled staff: jewellery experts, art historians and graduate gemmologists with GIA, HRD and FGG diplomas. The firm has its own gemmological laboratory and an expert jewellery craftsman who is devoted to fulfill all of our customer's wishes.

Our credentials ensure that your questions will be answered professionally and reliably. Whether buying or selling, our highly trained personnel will inspire your trust and confidence.

If you are interested in purchasing or selling a piece of antique jewellery, please do contact our experts at info@epoquefinejewels.com .

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Epoque Fine Jewels is a member of the The Belgian Royal Chamber of Antiques and Art Dealers (ROCAD, Brussels), la Confédération Internationale des Négociants en Oeuvres d'Art (CINOA, Brussels) and the Syndicat National des Antiquaires (SNA, Paris).

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