Camilla Dietz Bergeron, Ltd. is a New York-based estate jewelry firm. For over thirty years, we have built a distinctive business which buys and sells antique, period, and estate jewelry, all from the intimate atmosphere of our Madison Avenue salon. Whether you’re searching for a timeless engagement ring or that special anniversary gift, we offer both long-time and new clients the kind of personal attention that sets us apart within the industry.
Since today’s woman has a variety of needs, both professionally and socially, Camilla Dietz Bergeron offers special items at various price points. We also specialize in important stones, older cuts of diamonds, and sought-after pieces by masters such as Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Flato, Schlumberger, Verdura, and David Webb.
Both from modest Southern families, co-founders Gus Davis and Camilla Bergeron brought their expertise together when Camilla was just starting up the business and Gus was working in Sotheby’s jewelry department. Gus grew up in High Point, North Carolina, and, as a young boy, he loved to visit the local pawn shop – eventually working in a jewelry store during his high school and college years.
Camilla, who passed away in 2018, was originally from Covington, Georgia. She graduated from Vanderbilt University and moved to New York to pursue a career in finance. She became a founding partner of Furman, Selz, Mager, Dietz and Birney, and was a founding member of The Committee of 200, and active in The American Society of Jewelry Historians, and her alma mater, Vanderbilt University.
Though Camilla is no longer with us, we continue always to honor her spirit, her vision, and her impeccable style. As Camilla once said: “Chic isn’t some kind of formula; chic just is.” We couldn’t agree more.