ABOUT THE THE THREE GRACES
OUR STORY - THE THREE GRACES
Established in 2002
Each Jewel is Hand-Picked and Expertly Vetted
Gemologist on Staff
Family Owned & Operated, Superb Customer Service
Specializing in Fine Estate Jewelry, Antique Jewelry, Rings and Engagement Rings
Online - Shipping Free Worldwide and Based in Austin, Texas
AS SEEN IN MAGAZINES
AS SEEN IN BOOKS
"Gold, Platinum, Palladium, Silver & Other Jewelry Metals" by Renee Newman.
"Answers to Questions About Old Jewelry" 7th Edition, by C. Jeanenne Bell.
ABOUT THE OWNER
The owner, Lisa Stockhammer, is a recognized authority on antique jewelry, particularly Victorian and Georgian jewelry as well as the Art Deco and Edwardian periods. She is a frequent lecturer at "The Antique Jewelry & Art Conference" held each year and is a member of the American Society of Jewelry Historians. She has also lectured on Georgian jewelry, spotting reproduction jewelry, antique diamond cuts, and the history of diamond and gemstone settings for the renowned GIA (Gemological Institute of America) in October 2011. Gemology is an area for constant research and The Three Graces maintains a full gemological laboratory on site.
Ms. Stockhammer is a member of AGTA, the American Gem Trade Association, the American Society of Jewelry Historians, the Society for Jewellery Historians, the Women's Jewelry Association and The Three Graces has been a member of the Better Business Bureau since 2011.
ABOUT THE COLLECTIONS
Each and every piece on our website is hand-picked one by one. We do not purchase lots or large estates so only the finest in antique, vintage and estate jewelry is represented here. Our owner travels the world over to hand select and vet each and every choice. Only then our exacting standards can then be met for aesthetics and beauty, condition, workmanship, quality, and authenticity.
OUR INSPIRATION - TRUTH, BEAUTY & JOY
Our name is inspired by a seventeenth century enamel slide bracelet painted with a stunning image presumed to be the Three Graces. Our logo and its imagery are based upon that bracelet’s poetic scene.
In Greek mythology, the Three Graces are the personification of truth, beauty, and joy in human life and, indeed in all of nature. Some versions portray them as the daughters of Zeus; in some interpretations, their attributes are beauty, gentleness, and friendship. They are said to love all things beautiful and to bestow talent upon mortals. Together with the Muses, they serve as the source of inspiration in poetry and the arts. The Three Graces serve as our inspiration to bring to you all things exceptional.