Maurice Moradof, having founded the company in 1984 with his mother Yafa, has specialized in exceptionally fine, antique, and estate jewelry for over 36 years. Over that period, they have built one of the most important collections of vintage signed jewelry in the world, particularly specializing in rare and important pieces by the most prestigious houses, including Van Cleef & Arpels, Cartier, Bulgari, Graff, and Harry Winston. The signature on a piece of jewelry is essential in its recognition and traceability to the history of its jewelry house. Signed jewelry came into practice in the mid-1800s, and has continued to prevail today. YAFA has an extensive collection of signed jewelry with styles including Antique, Art Deco, Edwardian, Retro, and Modern. Many of their jewels have been exhibited in museums throughout the world. They continue to source and curate YAFA’s magnificent collection of jewels from an intricate network of private collections, dealers & auctions worldwide.
YAFA Signed Jewels were originally established as the premium destination for high-end and signed pieces throughout our tenure in the heart of the Jewelry District. Our collection is now on display in a private showroom on 5th Avenue for viewing by appointment only. However, we also exhibit throughout America and the rest of the world; attending jewelry shows in Miami, Palm Beach, Las Vegas, New York, Hong Kong, Basel & Geneva.
YAFA Signed Jewels is driven by a passion for exceptional jewels and offers a professional service and very competitive prices to anyone looking to sell their private collections, retaining a wide range of expertise in jewelry, diamonds, and gemstones. Whether buying or selling we aim to provide an exclusive and personal service, helping you to find a special gift for a loved one or guide you through the process of building your collection.
We look forward to sharing our collection with you.