The year was 1991. The cool kids were playing with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, watching Full House, and listening to Nirvana. Meanwhile, Mark Moeller would have happily spent his days scouring flea markets and estate sales for the treasures of yesteryear, and his evenings exploring this newfangled invention called "the Internet." Those hobbies took a backseat to his day job: Mark had recently inherited a jewelry store from his late father, R.F. Moeller. He still managed to find time to combine his passions for antiques and the Internet, and scooped up AntiqueJewelry.com. Talk about vision. Like many URLs at the time, AntiqueJewelry.com was available and didn’t cost a dime. He set the URL 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, Mark and his team called it off. The local business began experiencing growing pains, and the timing wasn’t right.
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. That business is Atique. We were born with a mission: to bring you an unparalleled collection of curated, authentic and unique antique and vintage jewelry. And we’re doing it in a totally new way.
At Atique, we marry (pun intended) a state-of-the-art online experience with the craftsmanship and history of professionally-curated antique and vintage jewelry. At Atique, 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 as we in the vintage industry know, good things take time. 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.
Atique has partnered with R.F. Moeller Jeweler to provide you with an unmatched team of expert jewelers who stand behind every piece of jewelry sold on AntiqueJewelry.com.
For over 65 years R.F. Moeller Jeweler has been the premier jeweler in Minnesota. This family-owned business has helped thousands of couples celebrates holidays, anniversaries, engagements, and so much more. R.F. Moeller Jeweler is a member of AGS, an organization dedicated to upholding ethical and fair practices in the jewelry industry, and they support sustainable jewelry practices with help from brands like Forevermark and John Hardy.