Our David Webb necklace circa 1970, alongside it's photograph in David Webb, The Quintessential American Jeweler.
Camilla Dietz Bergeron ltd, is a New York-based estate jewelry firm founded in 1987. Camilla and her business partner, Gus Davis, have spent the past 26 years building a niche business that buys and sells antique, period and estate jewelry. From the soothing atmosphere of our elegantly decorated Madison Avenue salon, we offer both long-time and new clients the kind of personal attention and time needed to look through the extensive collection of one-of-a- kind pieces. Whether you are in search of a timeless engagement ring, distinctive cufflinks, or that special anniversary gift, clients can rely on us to find what they are looking for.
Since today’s woman has a variety of needs both professionally and socially, Camilla Dietz Bergeron offers special pieces at various price points. We also specialize in important stones and older cuts of diamonds such as asschers, cushions and old Europeans. Although pieces by the masters such as Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Flato, Schlumberger, Verdura, and David Webb are sought after whenever possible, what matters most is that the piece complements the client. “I love to search for that one-of-a-kind piece—the pearl in the oyster,” says Camilla. “Chic isn’t some kind of formula; chic just is.”
We understand our clients’ needs and personalities and provide jewels that exceed their expectations.
Both from modest Southern families, Gus and Camilla fused their skills 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. His parents owned a coffee shop and as a young boy he loved to visit the local pawnshop. During his high school and college years he worked at the local jewelry store. Camilla is originally from Covington, Georgia. She graduated from Vanderbilt University and then moved to New York to pursue her career in finance, and was a founding partner of Furman, Selz, Mager, Dietz and Birney, Inc. “There are many things in life that I wanted to achieve and being on Wall Street was just one of them. I love the challenge of starting something new and watching it grow and blossom,” she says. She is actively involved in numerous organizations such as The Committee of 200, The Society of Jewelry Historians and Vanderbilt University; and through these outlets has developed an extensive network of clients.
Camilla and Gus primarily prefer late 19th century and 20th century jewelry, with special emphasis on the Edwardian, Art Deco and Retro periods. Gus is a specialist in colored stones, such as fine Burma rubies, Kashmir and Burma sapphires and Columbian emeralds. His keen eye and acute sense of luxury resulted in his purchase of Elizabeth Taylor’s Bulgari emerald and diamond ring that Richard Burton gave her on the set of Cleopatra.
Not content to sit on our jewel-encrusted laurels, we are not only seeking out new markets but increasingly completing bespoke projects. Please call us to schedule an appointment to view our collection of elegant, one of a kind, and unforgettable jewels.