Our Story

1887
ODESSA
Hirsch M. Klusner operated the Belle Epoche jewelry shop in the seaside district of Russia. Provider of rare gems & watches, he plants a seed that will span the next five generations of his patrimony.
1937
NEW
YORK
The two settle in New York City and begin anew in Manhattan’s jewelry district, eventually passing the business to the fourth generation, Rodney Klusner. Meir obtains passports and embarks on a steamer trip to The New World.
1975
PASSING
THE TORCH
Jared Klusner is born. He soon spends weekends in his father’s shop, captivated by the intricacies of precious stones and their settings. He develops an ability to spot the exotic & unique amidst the dross of metals & gems, laying the foundation for his future expertise.
2010
RARE
ANTIQUES
Before long Jared is scouring the world for rare one-of-a-kind pieces. He specializes in eras of bygone times - 19th century Victorian, turn of the century Edwardian, French Art Nouveau, Art Deco, and Retro 40s; All while honing an eye for vintage engagement rings.
2015
By Erstwhile
Jared and wife Alisa put their knowledge towards designing new jewelry inspired by their vintage treasures: BY ERSTWHILE.