The year was 1991. The cool kids were playing with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, watching Full House, and listening to Nirvana. Mark Moeller would have been content to spend his days scouring flea markets and estate sales for the treasures of yesteryear and his evenings exploring this newfangled invention called "the Internet." But the reality was that he had a business to run, a jewelry store that his late father, R.F. Moeller, had left him a few years before. Still, he saw potential where others didn't, and scooped up AntiqueJewelry.com, which, like many URLs, was free (as in, available, as well as $0) for the taking. He set it aside for a rainy day.
That rainy day came in 2002 -- almost. AntiqueJewelry.com was to be an online store for replica antique jewelry. Inches away from the launch, though, Mark and his team called it off as the local business began experiencing growing pains. Back on the virtual shelf it went.
Fast forward to 2015. There was a feeling of now or never. It was time to do something with AntiqueJewelry.com, and so the team at R.F. Moeller Jeweler helped to fund a new business. Happily, Atique was born in 2016 with a vision to bring you the best collection of curated, authentic and unique antique and vintage jewelry in the world in an altogether new way.
At Atique, we marry (pun intended) a new online experience with the craftsmanship and history of professionally-curated antique and vintage jewelry. With us, you can inspect each piece of jewelry, ask questions about a ring you adore, and learn about how it was crafted. When you bring home a piece of jewelry from Atique, you breathe new life into a one-of-a-kind piece of history--and you can rest assured that none of your friends will have the same one!
It may have taken us a quarter century to get here, but Atique is finally able to offer you a shopping experience that will surprise and delight. Just like everything you see here, we think you'll agree that it was worth the wait! Experience Atique at AntiqueJewelry.com and fall in love with something unique.