Farfetch, the online luxury fashion retailer and Susan Caplan, purveyors of the UK’s largest selection of quality vintage jewellery, have joined forces to launch an archival jewellery collection by luxury fashion house Christian Dior.
Available exclusively on Farfetch from today (30 October, 2019), the incredibly rare collection of never before worn Christian Dior jewellery is made up of 80 pieces including necklaces, rings, earrings, brooches and bracelets from 1976 – 1998. All the pieces in the archive feature Swarovski crystals and were handmade by Dior’s master modeller of over 20 years.
“We are thrilled to partner with the team at Susan Caplan to offer our global customers access to such a unique archive collection of Dior jewellery. One of the amazing things about Farfetch is being able to partner with boutiques to showcase incredible pieces that can’t be found anywhere else in the world. Recently we have seen an increased interest in archive, special pieces as customers are looking to make more conscious choices in adding to their collections, we are able to continue to grow our pre-owned and archival offering at Farfetch through our amazing partners and pride ourselves on partnering with the very best specialists in their fields,” explained Maxim de Turckheim, Farfetch Senior Category Development Manager – Watches & Pre-Owned.
As vintage jewellery because more popular, there are several boutiques in Singapore dedicated to scouring the world for vintage gems including:
Revival Vintage Jewels and Objects
Founded by Brenda Kang, Revival Vintage Jewels and Objects was Singapore’s first vintage retailer and has a stunning array of pieces from several high jewellery brands like Cartier and Van Cleef & Arpels. With over 23 years of experience in the jewellery industry, Kang’s passion for antique and vintage jewellery was cultivated during her 15-year tenure at Christie’s (a British auction house) where she has held senior jewellery specialist positions in New York, Paris and Geneva, Singapore and China.
HotLotz Auction House
Founded in Singapore in 2016 by British auctioneer Matthew Elton who serves as the managing director, HotLotz provides a marketplace for people to buy and sell vintage, antique and one- of-a-kind furniture, jewellery, luxury clothing and accessories. HotLotz offers a range of online timed auctions and live in-room auctions as well as range of specialist auctions that include jewellery, watches, art, designer handbags, fashion, fine antiques, wine and many others.
Gem Gardener is an antique fine jewellery store like no other. The online store specialises in jade and intan (a traditional rose-cut diamond) Peranakan jewellery dating back to the 1890s. Here you’ll find a host of exquisite kerongsang brooches, navette rings, floral-inspired bracelets and even Art Nouveau pendants.