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.
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.
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.
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.
Jared and wife Alisa put their knowledge towards designing new jewelry inspired by their vintage treasures: BY ERSTWHILE.