Oscar Heyman

High jewelry Oscar Heyman for 110 years




Turning 110 is very rare, even though people’s average lifespans have lengthened. In New York, however, there are two over 100 birthdays: those of the Oscar Heyman maison and the antique dealer MS Rau: both have decided to celebrate the prestigious milestone. The birthday return is represented by the 110 Collection, which includes 12 pieces of jewelery wing inspired by the historical and archival models of Oscar Heyman and which will be sold exclusively through MS Rau. Furthermore, the jewelery house has prepared a catalog that summarizes the story of Oscar Heyman in 110 jewels.

Anello con zaffiro viola e diamanti
Anello con zaffiro viola e diamanti

Oscar Neymann is one of the most famous American jewelry brands and chosen by many stars of the show, but above all it is a kind of institution in the luxury sector. It was founded in 1912 by Oscar, Nathan and Harry Heyman, originally from Latvia. Today it is still a family business, led by Adam Heyman, George’s son, along with co-chairman Tom Heyman. MS Rau, also born in 1912, is one of the best-known art, antiques and jewelry galleries in North America. Today it is led by third and fourth generation owners, Bill and Rebecca Rau.
Orecchini con smeraldi e diamanti
Orecchini con smeraldi e diamanti

The 110th anniversary collection includes a bracelet with more than 20 carats of sapphires, 5 carats of tsavorites and 7.46 carats of round diamonds, an almost 11 carat yellow sapphire ring, a purple sapphire ring, gold drop earrings and platinum with 12.5 carats of pink sapphires from Madagascar and yellow sapphires from Ceylon, and a pair of earrings with sapphire and Ceylon diamonds and a pair of earrings with aquamarine and two-tone spinel.

Anello con smeraldo e diamanti
Anello con smeraldo e diamanti
Collana con diamanti e gemme colorate
Collana con diamanti e gemme colorate

Orecchini pendenti in oro e platino con 12,5 carati di zaffiri rosa del Madagascar e zaffiri gialli di Ceylon
Orecchini pendenti in oro e platino con 12,5 carati di zaffiri rosa del Madagascar e zaffiri gialli di Ceylon







Schlumberger and Tiffany online with Christie’s




For fans of vintage jewelry, but not limited to, the online jewelry auction organized until 30 September by Christie’s is an opportunity to secure collector’s items. The entire catalog includes 240 lots, including 18 pieces designed by Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co. The famous designer has created many jewels that have made history, starting with the Bird on a Rock series of brooches, which in this case are with amethyst, diamonds and rubies or with citrine. Also from Schlumberger are on sale a flaming star-shaped brooch in gold and diamonds, and a brooch in the shape of a dromedary. The auction catalog includes a pair of aquamarine and tsavorite Hemmerle earrings.

Spilla a forma di dromedario di Jean Schlumberger per Tiffany in oro, con zaffiri rosa, lapislazzuli, diamanti
Spilla a forma di dromedario di Jean Schlumberger per Tiffany in oro, con zaffiri rosa, lapislazzuli, diamanti

Other interesting pieces are signed by famous Maison, such as Cartier with a brooch in diamonds and onyx in the shape of parrots, in addition to the classic panthère, but also jewels by Bulgari, Boucheron, Buccellati, Jar, Oscar Heyman, Seaman Schepps, Taffin and Van Cleef & Arpels. More than half of the lots are offered unreservedly, an aspect appreciated by collectors and buyers.
Orecchini con acquamarina e tsavoriti di Hammerle
Orecchini con acquamarina e tsavoriti di Hammerle

Spilla a forma di pappagalli in oro, platino, diamanti, onice, di Cartier
Spilla a forma di pappagalli in oro, platino, diamanti, onice, di Cartier
Classica Panthèere in oro, diamanti, platino, onice, smeraldi di Cartier
Classica Panthèere in oro, diamanti, platino, onice, smeraldi di Cartier

Bracciale con topazi, tormalina rosa, ametista, citrini, peridoto di Bulgari
Bracciale con topazi, tormalina rosa, ametista, citrini, peridoto di Bulgari

Spilla a forma di stella fiammeggiante in oro 18 carati e diamanti, Jean Schlumberger per Tiffany
Spilla a forma di stella fiammeggiante in oro 18 carati e platino, con diamanti, Jean Schlumberger per Tiffany

Spilla di Jean Schlumberger per Tiffany  in oro e platino, rubini, diamanti
Spilla di Jean Schlumberger per Tiffany in oro e platino, rubini, diamanti
Spilla di Jean Schlumberger  per Tiffany in oro con citrino e diamanti
Spilla di Jean Schlumberger per Tiffany in oro con citrino, rubino e diamanti







Winter holiday jewelry by Oscar Heyman




Oscar Heyman, one of luxury symbols in the American jewelry, has made a collection dedicated to the winter holidays 
The Santa Claus myth comes from a real person: St. Nicholas, bishop of Myra (now called Demre and is a city of Turkey). According to legend, St. Nicholas found and revived five children, which were been kidnapped and killed by an innkeeper. For this prodigy is considered the protector saint of children. St. Nicholas from Turkey went in Italy, in Bari (where he is buried) and from South of Italy the myth has slowly spread to the West, and then transformed in the nineteenth century in an old man, fat and with a white beard, who brings gifts to children. Santa Claus as we know it today, however, is especially an invention of Coca Cola, which in the thirties has been promoting that image, with the aim to drink a cold drink even in winter.

Babbo Natale, spilla in platino con 133 diamanti, 68 rubini
Babbo Natale, spilla in platino con 133 diamanti, 68 rubini

The two myths, that of the carbonated beverage and the dispenser of gifts, have established themselves each other, becoming two American icons. So it is not strange that Oscar Heyman (we talked about here) one of the most famous jewelers in stars and stripes, symbol of luxury and of traditional America, has dedicated to the symbols of the Christmas holidays a small, fine collection. Of course, if Santa we might give one of these jewels would not be a bad idea…

Spilla in oro, perla placcata, onice, zaffiri, 120 diamanti
Spilla in oro, perla placcata, onice, zaffiri, 120 diamanti
Spilla Stella di Natale, con 24 rubini baguette, 75 rubini squadrati, 35 diamanti,
Spilla Stella di Natale, con 24 rubini baguette, 75 rubini squadrati, 35 diamanti,
Spilla Corona con 12 rubini, 24 diamanti, 12 smeraldi
Spilla Corona con 12 rubini, 24 diamanti, 12 smeraldi
Orecchini in platino, diamanti e rubini taglio baguette
Orecchini in platino, diamanti e rubini taglio baguette







Oscar Heyman, a century of luxury

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High jewelry with a long and hard-working history behind it. It is that of Oscar Heyman & Brothers, an American company that produces high-end jewelry, specializing in particular in pieces with colored gems. But many jewelers in the States call it by another name: The Jewelers’ Jeweler (the jeweler of jewelers), which is the name of a book published by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. And this is because Oscar Heyman mainly sells through other jewelers.

Anello in platino con opale di fuoco
Anello in platino con opale di fuoco

As mentioned, the history of the Maison is long and has its roots in the distant Ukraine. Oscar, Nathan and Harry Heyman founded the company in 1912 in New York City, but after an apprenticeship in a laboratory in Kharkiv, Ukraine, before emigrating to the United States. They were later joined by their three younger brothers, George, William and Louis, and by their two sisters, Frances and Lena.
Orecchini in platino, diamanti e opale
Orecchini in platino, diamanti e opale

This is the story of Oscar Heyman, which is now managed by the second and third generation of the family: Adam C. Heyman (president), Thomas Heyman (vice president and treasurer) and Lewis Heyman (vice president and secretary). Office and manufacturing facilities remained in New York on Madison Avenue. In fact, the Heymans say they are very fond of the city. In addition to selling jewelry with its own brand, the company also works on behalf of third parties. For example, up until the time the Richemont Group acquired a majority stake, Oscar Heyman produced invisible jewelry made in New York for Van Cleef & Arpels from 1939 to 2001, but he also worked for Tiffany and, in the past, also for Cartier.

Anello in platino con zaffiro e diamanti
Anello in platino con zaffiro e diamanti
Anello in platino con zaffiro e opale nero
Anello in platino con zaffiro e opale nero
Bracciale in platino, diamanti e zaffiri multicolori
Bracciale in platino, diamanti e zaffiri multicolori
Collana con diamanti e tormalina paraiba
Collana con diamanti e tormalina paraiba

Orecchini in platino con diamanti e zaffiri rosa
Orecchini in platino con diamanti e zaffiri rosa







Oscar Heyman, shadow of luxury

A century in the shadow of luxury: as it could be defined as the story of Oscar Heyman, one of the great designers of the twentieth century. Her jewelry, which continue to shine the eyes of the admirers, they were often mistaken for others. For years, in fact, the jewelry created by Oscar Heyman & Brothers have been made on behalf of large houses like Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Tiffany & Co, Shreve, Crump & Low, Bailey, Marcus & Co. The story of Oscar Heyman He starts in Latvia, in the early twentieth century. The family worked, apparently, for the Russian Faberge, famous Maison for its elaborate jewelry. In 1912 Oscar and brothers moved to New York, with a commitment: to pass on through generations their skills. A skill that, as mentioned, has been appreciated by the biggest names in jewelery. When asked if this was not depressing anonymity, one of the brothers, George Heyman, he responded: “We took care of our customers, the retailers. We were in the back room. ” But the story did not end here, because Oscar Heyman has also begun to produce jewelry with his brand, and still continues. Are pieces of luxury, from several thousand dollars (or Euros) each. At the third generation, the Heymans continue to do everything yourself: drawings, metal alloys, cutting, embedding, polishing. A way of working is not very usual in the United States. But that’s just the way to make jewelry like the ones you see on this page. Lavinia Andorno

Anello Art Deco con platino, diamanti e zaffiri
Anello Art Deco con platino, diamanti e zaffiri

Bracciale con rubini e diamanti
Bracciale con rubini e diamanti
Spilla in oro rosa con zaffiri e diamanti
Spilla in oro rosa con zaffiri e diamanti
Anello con zaffiro di Ceylon naturale e diamanti
Anello con zaffiro di Ceylon naturale e diamanti
Bracciale in oro, platino e diamanti
Bracciale in oro, platino e diamanti
Anello in platino con diamanti, smeraldi, rubini e zaffiri
Anello in platino con diamanti, smeraldi, rubini e zaffiri
Pendente in oro con perla
Pendente in oro con perla
Orecchini in oro e smeraldi
Orecchini in oro e smeraldi
Anello con diamanti e zaffiro rosa
Anello con diamanti e zaffiro rosa

Bracciale del 1925 art deco, flessibile, con rubini, smeraldi, zaffiri e diamanti
Bracciale del 1925 art deco, flessibile, con rubini, smeraldi, zaffiri e diamanti