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About Rive Gauche

Located in the heart of New York’s diamond district, Rive Gauche Jewelry was founded on the idea that a piece of jewelry is not just an accessory but a declaration of identity. Each item in our collection of estate, antique, and fine jewelry tells a story and is entirely unique, evoking a sense of discovery in the woman who wears it.

Having grown up and studied art in Germany, Rive Gauche Jewelry founder and curator Ilona Oltuski first began collecting art and jewelry in the 1970s, unearthing rare Art Deco and Art Nouveau glass at flea markets and galleries throughout Europe.

While completing her PhD in art history in the 80s, she began designing her own jewelry inspired by the bold sense of self-expression of the same decade.

In Germany, she met her husband, Paul Oltuski, then a GIA-certified diamond grader and importer, and together they brought Oltuski Bros Inc. to New York, where it became one of New York’s Jewelry district’s premiere dealerships for diamonds and estate jewelry.

Thirty years later, Ilona founded Rive Gauche Jewelry, a boutique collection of singular pieces representing her distinct taste and eye for originality. In addition to the rare antique and designer pieces she creates limited edition original pieces inspired by her travels and art studies.
At Rive Gauche Jewelry, we believe in building good-standing relationships with our clients, and are committed to helping you find the perfect piece for all occasions. From the subtly sophisticated pair of earrings to the bold, avant-garde necklace, all of our jewelry is one-of-a-kind and has been thoroughly inspected by our team of experts for quality assurance. This year we are very happy to have been awarded !

Rive Gauche Jewelry Receives 2019 Best of Manhattan Award

Manhattan Award Program Honors the Achievement

MANHATTAN December 22, 2019 — Rive Gauche Jewelry has been selected for the 2019 Best of Manhattan Award in the Jewelry Store category by the Manhattan Award Program.

Each year, the Manhattan Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Manhattan area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2019 Manhattan Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Manhattan Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About Manhattan Award Program

The Manhattan Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Manhattan area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The Manhattan Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy.

For more information call us at 212- 319-5222; Fax 212-319-0612 or email contact@rivegauchejewelry.com

Ilona Oltuski

Membership with the Chamber of Commerce

“GIA’s mission is to ensure the public trust in gems and jewelry by upholding the highest standards of integrity, academics, science, and professionalism through education, research, laboratory services, and instrument development.”

“The National Association of Jewelry Appraisers is the only appraisal association in the United States that devotes itself solely to the appraisal of gems and jewelry and silver flatware and holloware. All of our energies focus on these, and only these, subjects which are updated with new information as it becomes available.”

“As the anchor of New York’s Diamond District, the DDC is the largest and oldest organization active in U.S. diamond trade, and the most important diamond exchange in the United States.”