Neil Marrs seeks out the bold color combinations and clean lines of collectible jewels by pivotal 20th Century designers such as Verdura, David Webb, Seaman Schepps and Schlumberger. Whether you’re interested in purchasing or selling a single piece, or building an entire collection, please make an appointment to see dramatic examples of 60s and 70s jewels by Van Cleef & Arpels, Bulgari and Tiffany.
Active in the international jewelry trade now for 25 years, the majority of that time as a private dealer specializing in signed fine jewelry, his key interest is in the history of 20th Century society and the glamorous jewels of lost eras. He’s fascinated by vintage advertisements, period photographs, and oral history which document jewelry’s place in time and how it was worn. Not surprisingly, he works closely with company archivists, museums and jewelry historians to identify iconic pieces and their provenance.
Neil grew up in Marblehead Massachusetts, has a BS degree in Chemistry from Georgetown University and an MA degree in East Asian Studies from Harvard. In 1989 he completed the Sotheby’s Works of Art course in London. After years of travel, work for Christie’s auction house in New York and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, he found his way to the world of fine jewelry.
You’re encouraged to visit his inventory on Instagram @neilmarrs and in person at the antique jewelry fairs in Hong Kong, where he offers a lovely range of period jewels with a focus on style, and concern for original materials and condition.