About Circa AD Jewels

Circa AD Jewels specialises in collecting selected items of fine jewellery, and rare pieces from around the world, that reflect the design values – and quality – of their era.

With contemporary items and innovative jewellery designs also included, Circa AD Jewels provides a genuinely unique jewellery service – one in which the jeweller visits his clients. There is no shop front, nor permanent retail presence. The business operates on a personal basis (pieces often bought with specific clients in mind); as well as popping-up in host stores from time to time and of course the online store.

In addition to buying and selling jewellery, Circa AD Jewels also provides a number of services including design and remounting, repairs, valuations and advice.

Meet Adrian Dickens…

Adrian Dickens is a jeweller with 40 years’ experience in modern, estate and antique jewellery.

London-born, he trained in England before moving to Australia in 1988, where he managed iconic Australian jewellery retailers such as Paul Bram, Jan Logan and Bunda Fine Jewels.

In 2012 Adrian founded his own business, Circa AD Jewels, his vision being to personally collaborate with clients and to exceed their expectations. His guiding principles are trust, value and discretion.

As an independent jeweller, Adrian offers his clients, an extremely personal experience in all aspects of jewellery – from sourcing old or new diamonds, coloured stones and pearls to reinventing old jewels and heirlooms into more modern designs. He also offers advice on the best way to sell unwanted pieces, whether this is at auction, through the trade or to his established clients.

Adrian travels throughout Australia and internationally, sharing his passion and extensive knowledge about the world’s finest jewels to audiences. The stories he relates about renowned women and men and their jewels are fascinating, and reveal his penchant for research.

In May 2018, Adrian was delighted to be invited to present his Queen’s Diamond talk as part of Cartier: The Exhibition, at the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra.

Adrian’s series of fascinating talks include:
• The Queen’s Private Diamond Collection
• The Duke and Duchess of Windsor – love’s glittering expression
• Elizabeth Taylor’s Greatest Love Affair with Jewels
• Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis – the jewels of Camelot
• Diana, Princess of Wales – the jewels of a modern day princess
• A Menagerie of Jewels – their makers, their owners and their style
• A Jewel in the Crown – India’s beautiful, historic and ever-changing jewels • The Jewels of Three Queens and Three Princesses
• Bejewelled Treasures Owned by the Discerningly Wealthy

For inquiries please contact: events@circaADjewels.com