Maurice Moradof, Co-Founder & Owner
YAFA SIGNED JEWELS
Yafa Signed Jewels is renowned worldwide as the leading purveyor of the most prestigious collection of museum-quality jewelry from top houses, including Van Cleef & Arpels, Cartier, Harry Winston, David Webb and Bulgari, to name a few.
Behind the brilliant glisten of the opulent designs in every hue is Maurice Moradof, who together with his mother, Yafa, joined forces more than 35 years ago in New York to serve the discerning clientele of collectors who covet these esteemed pieces. In late 2019, Yafa Signed Jewels expanded to Worth Avenue to have a local presence for its avid Palm Beach following.
Q: What distinguishes your signed pieces of jewelry?
A: Most of our signed jewelry dates from the 1940’s to the 1980’s at a time when multiple pieces were not manufactured, making our pieces rare and valuable. Each one-of-a-kind piece has the designer’s name and serial number to mark its authenticity. It’s not only a wearable art keepsake, but an investment that only appreciates.
Q: Can clients put their collections on consignment?
A: We do not offer consignments but rather purchase the items in our inventory. If we see a piece or collection that fits the caliber of our brand, we will make every attempt to purchase it from the individual or estate.
Q: Where do you source your jewelry?
A: Last year alone I visited nine countries, including Monaco, Switzerland and Hong Kong, to source specialty jewels. In addition to attending fine jewelry and antique shows, we also buy from auctions and the public.
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