Our Story

We think the origin of every piece of jewelry should be as remarkable as the person wearing it.

That’s why storytelling is at the core of everything we do.

From sourcing and appraising jewels to assembling and managing collections, commissioning custom pieces and guiding first-time buyers through the jewelry-buying process, each experience begins with learning about our clients and uncovering the history behind every object and gemstone.

Our mission is to match the essence of a person with the essence of a jewel. Our purpose is to create pairings that resonate for a lifetime.

Whether you’re in search of a treasure for yourself or someone you love, our approach to finding just the right jewel remains the same: sharing stories, making connections and practicing the art of meaningful gift giving.

Devon B. Caraher

As a historian and gemologist, Devon views jewelry through a different lens than most. She is passionate about jewelry used as self-expression and how it functions beyond adornment. She is driven by stories about people and jewels and what links them on a deeper level.

Years of experience and scholarship have given her tools to determine the quality, rarity and value of jewels, to understand their cultural, social and historical significance and to use those tools to guide others and uncover meaningful connections.

Devon started DBC as a way to fuse her education and her passions and to make the jewelry buying process more accessible and a more personalized experience.

She began her career in jewelry working at Tiffany & Co., where she helped shape, brand and propel America’s premier heritage jeweler. After her graduate studies, she spent time in smaller boutique houses editing and shaping collections, conducting research and writing provenance reports.

She holds a BA in History and Italian Studies, an MA in the History of Decorative Arts and Design from the Parsons School of Design (in conjunction with the Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum) and a Graduate Diamond and Colored Gemstones Degree from the Gemology Institute of America (GIA).

She is currently a lecturer at the Parsons School of Design where she teaches classes on the history of jewelry. She also serves on the board of the Art Deco Society of New York and is an active member of the American Society of Jewelry Historians (ASJH) and the Association for the Study of Jewelry and Related Arts (ASJRA).

In addition to frequently being featured in the media on stories about the decorative arts, she serves as keynote speaker at consistently sold-out lectures around the country.

“I’m drawn to jewelry because of its ability to reveal more about the time period in which it was created and the person for whom it was made. I am fascinated by jewelry’s relationship to person, costume and period and the personal narrative it creates. I’m also drawn to jewelry because it helps me understand and connect to multiple generations of women in my family.
I use jewelry as a lens into people and place.

—Devon B. Caraher