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OUR STORY - THE THREE GRACES
Established in 2002
Online Only - Shipping Worldwide
Based near Austin, Texas
Specializing in Fine Estate Jewelry, Antique Jewelry, Rings and Engagement Rings
Superb Customer Service
AS SEEN IN MAGAZINES
AS SEEN IN BOOKS
"Gold, Platinum, Palladium, Silver & Other Jewelry Metals", by Renee Newman.
"Answers to Questions About Old Jewelry" 7th Edition, by C. Jeanenne Bell.
Visit our sister website on RubyLane an antique and estate jewelry and collectibles marketplace. Since 2002 we have been a gold member in good standing. RubyLane carefully monitors all shops with a feedback system and will close any shop for not meeting their stringent standards.
ABOUT THE OWNER
The owner, Lisa Stockhammer-Mial, is a recognized authority on antique jewelry, in particular Victorian and Georgian jewelry as well as the Art Deco and Edwardian periods. She is a frequent and current lecturer at "The Antique Jewelry & Art Conference" held each year in New York and is a member of the American Society of Jewelry Historians. She has also lectured on spotting reproduction jewelry, antique diamond cuts and the history of diamond and gemstone settings for the renown GIA (Gemological Institute of America) in October of 2011. Gemology is an area for constant research and The Three Graces maintains a full gemological laboratory on site.
ABOUT THE COLLECTIONS
Each and every piece on our website is hand-picked one by one. We do not purchase lots or large estates so only the finest in antique, vintage and estate jewelry is represented here. Our owner travels the world over to hand select and vet each and every choice. Only then our exacting standards can then be met for aesthetics and beauty, condition, workmanship and quality and authenticity.
Our name is inspired by a seventeenth century enamel slide bracelet painted with a stunning image presumed to be the Three Graces. Our logo and its imagery are based upon that bracelet’s poetic scene.
In Greek mythology, the Three Graces are the personification of joy, charm and beauty in human life and, indeed in all of nature. Some versions portray them as the daughters of Zeus; in some interpretations their attributes are beauty, gentleness and friendship. They are said to love all things beautiful and to bestow talent upon mortals. Together with the Muses, they serve as the source of inspiration in poetry and the arts. The Three Graces serve as our inspiration to bring to you all things exceptional.