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Mario Buccellati 1952-2012 Tribute Watch

by on October 13th, 2012

In 2012, Buccellati is commemorating its 60th anniversary in the United States. It’s a great moment for Buccellati and one that we are particularly excited to celebrate together. This year, Betteridge is celebrating its own 60th anniversary- in 1952, we opened up our headquarters in Greenwich.

In honor of Buccellati’s storied history and our longstanding partnership, we are proud to announce the Mario Buccellati 1952-2012 Tribute Watch.

Only 33 pieces will be produced for a few friends in the cities where Buccellati’s history has been written: New York, Beverly Hills, Chicago, Aspen and Greenwich.

For Greenwich, the watch is a limited, numbered edition of three (Buccellati’s US President is wearing number 2, but 1 and 3 are available, if you are looking for a truly special holiday present).


Buccellati Geranium Leaf Earclips: Enduring Value

by on July 31st, 2010

Estate Buccellati Geranium Leaf Earclips

Estate Buccellati Geranium Leaf Earclips, $3,800

Where can you find a pair of stylized, handmade, 18k gold, signed, iconically branded earrings for the price of a contemporary designer’s gold and silver bracelet?

These Betteridge Estate Collection Earrings by Buccellati are exquisitely thought out, incorporating at least a thousand dollars worth of hand engraving which creates a truly authentic natural motif. They are as well executed as any piece of jewelry can be.

Betteridge Estate Collection jewelry includes pieces from world-renowned brands that have demonstrated their artistic excellence and enduring value over the decades: brands like Buccellati, Tiffany, Boucheron, Schlumberger, David Webb and Cartier.

The true value of a superb piece of estate jewelry isn’t just about the dollars – it’s about the unique, enduring beauty and the lasting value of an unparalleled piece of craftsmanship.

Buccellati Cuff Bracelets: Redefining Elegance with Every Generation

by on December 1st, 2009

Buccellati Rayon Soleil and Botticelli Cuff Bracelets with Bellis Diamond Watch; $29,900 and $39,900

The distinctive artistry of Buccellati, and its hand-engraved designs, date back to the Renaissance. Like the celebration of Christmas, traditions of beauty and significance endure through the ages.

Every Buccellati piece is hand made, so no two are ever exactly alike.

Making Markets in Odds and Ends

by on October 1st, 2009

Estate Buccellati 18k Gold Geranium Leaf Necklace, $20,000

Value buying is driving our business. Just like back in the ’70s when I first started working, the price of the dollar has fallen relative to the price of gold and silver. Again, the ensuing hubbub has driven people to reassess their investments in jewelry.

Everyday I appraise, buy and melt old stuff, assess and repair secondhand jewelry and then need to sell quickly, in order to make the accounting equation balance. It’s dynamic, fun and profitable, so long as you can make a market in whatever it is you are trading.

Up to a couple of years ago, we sold primarily in Greenwich and our four other shops; now, we travel to trade shows on a monthly basis in Hong Kong, Basel, Miami, Chicago and Las Vegas. So be it; we run around like crazy to find the right market and the perfect customer for old gold coins, a few stick pins, maybe a million dollar diamond.

Every day we see something new and fabulous, something old and awful, but it always makes for an active and fun day of doing what we’ve always done (just a little faster).