Adrian Dickens is a personal jeweller with 40 years’ experience in Modern and Bespoke, Estate, Vintage and Antique jewellery. British-born, he trained in England before moving to Australia in 1988.
In 2012 Adrian founded his own business, Circa AD Jewels, where he personally collaborates with clients 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 famous people and their jewels are fascinating and informative, and reveal his penchant for all things jewellery.
In May 2018, Adrian was honoured 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 is an also a lecturer with ADFAS (The Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Society) and has presented his talks throughout Australia at select private Clubs and prestigious venues. Adrian is also a regular contributor to ABC Radio Melbourne.
Commissioned to make a family order, asked to re-invent some unused coloured stones into earrings, or make an Edwardian Diamond pendant into something more wearable, Circa AD Jewels delights in bringing your jewels back to life.
Pearls that need rethreading? Beads that need livening up? Threaded bracelets needing attention? Restringing is another service offered by Circa AD Jewels.
As a secondhand dealer, Adrian buys and advises on the selling of your jewellery as well as the scrapping of gold, platinum and silver, as well as the melting down or realising of old coins.
Whether it’s taking an antique brooch into the 21st century, re-inventing a pair of silver and gold Georgian mounts into garnet and pearl drop earrings, or remaking an Art Deco Sapphire and Diamond ring, Circa AD Jewels specialises sympathetically in restoring all jewels.
Not sure of the value of your jewels? Need advice on selling your pieces? Circa AD Jewels works with leading qualified valuers and auctioneers to give you the right advice and values for whatever purpose.
Circa AD Jewels has a series of workshops and talented jewellers based in Melbourne, specialising in all aspects of restoration, re‑designing and repairs.