As always, I am continually on the hunt for new sources of the best antique and vintage jewelry out there! That’s how I came across M.Khordipour and his incredible array of rare and fine estate jewelry. His inventory includes a very exquisite diamond and pearl tiara created in 1920 by the famous Parisian jeweller, Joseph Chaumet, for the marriage of Prince Alexandre Murat (1889- 1926) with Yvonne Gillois (1894-1961). A wide variety of Art Deco diamond rings, impeccable vintage and antique earrings and luxurious bracelets and necklaces round out his collection, with such high-quality items, it is apparent that 30 years in the business has led him to some impressive connections. M.Khordipour is also changing the game by creating a separate entity for engagement and bridal jewelry, called Estate Diamond Jewelry, totally set a part from M.Khordipour. To me, this idea is genius! As a collector and frequent jewelry shopper, the area of bridal jewelry is very specific, and may only be on your radar once or twice in one’s entire lifetime. So, keeping the two separate may seem like an elementary idea…however, in the long run it is groundbreaking!
I caught up with Michael, owner of M.Khordipour and Estate Diamond Jewelry, and our latest advertiser, to learn more!
The main reason Michael got into the Antique and Rare Jewelry business is because he began to discover that modern jewelry doesn’t have the quality and style as that of antique jewelry.
Michael began the business in June of 1981, dealing primarily with one-of-a-kind investment quality antique jewelry pieces. The website is www.Mkhordipour.com. In late 2013, realizing that all the rare antique and vintage engagement rings needed a website of its own, Michael created a brand new website that deals exclusively with Antique Engagement Rings, Wedding Bands, and Bridal Earrings. The Estate Diamond Jewelry website can be found at www.EstateDiamondJewelry.com
One of our most interesting pieces was a Natural Pearl Tiara that was created for Prince Alexandre Murat for his marriage with Yvonne Gillois. At the date of Authentication, it was the largest Natural Pearl that SSEF had ever tested. It was sold in 2012 by Sothebys Geneva.
Among our current items, there are many pieces that are amazing. This Edwardian diamond necklace speaks for itself! Along with these Art Deco diamond pendant drop earrings, both available at M. Khordipour.