Founded in New York in 1895, the Walter P. McTeigue & Company designed and manufactured fine handmade precious jewelry and was a highly regarded "behind the scene" jeweler to the trade throughout the 20th century. Among their customers were the country’s finest retailers including Tiffany & Company, J.E. Caldwell, C.D. Peacock, Black, Starr & Frost and Shreve, Crump & Low. To this day the McTeigue & Co. name is a hallmark of exquisite design and craftsmanship.
Walt McTeigue III
At the age of twenty, Walt, a fourth generation jeweler, went to work with his father who was a highly respected dealer in precious stones and estate jewelry. Walter spent the next ten years immersed in the market; dealing with importers, cutters and auction houses in New York, Europe, and Asia. Having earned a reputation for his expertise he was subsequently hired by Harry Winston as Estate Jewelry Buyer and later advanced to Director of Purchasing. Handling rare gemstones and works by the world’s greatest jewelry houses instilled a deep appreciation for classical design, excellent craftsmanship and the finest gemstones. Understanding that jewelry of this quality and caliber was no longer being made stirred a deep desire in Walt to revive the family's jewelry making tradition.
In 1990, after nearly 100 years of making jewelry for fine retailers, Tiffany & Co. purchased McTeigue & Company and its inventory, equipment and archive of designs. The McTeigue family continues as dealers in fine diamonds, precious stones and estate jewelry. In 1998, Walt McTeigue, III and Tim McClelland founded McTeigue & McClelland and continued the tradition of designing and making beautiful handmade jewelry using the finest diamonds and gemstones until its closing in 2020. Now, Walt and his son Wally have revived their heritage brand, McTeigue & Co.
Wally McTeigue IV
Wally got his start in the jewelry business working with his uncle, Michael McTeigue, who owns McTeigue NY 1895. Wally learned the jewelry business from the heart of the trade in New York City. While working he studied at the Gemological Institute of America and received his Graduate Gemology degree in 2015.
Sell Your Jewelry
We buy gold, diamonds, antique and estate jewelry and precious gemstones. We offer expert evaluations, competitive prices, and immediate payment.
Four Generations of Expertise
With a global network of clients and collectors, McTeigue & Co is able to pay the highest prices for diamonds and precious jewelry. If you have jewelry that you no longer wear or are considering selling please contact us to arrange for an expert evaluation.
The Process is Easy
• Schedule an appointment in Great Barrington or New York.
• Your items will be evaluated by a Gemologist while you wait.
• Payment is immediate.
• No charge or obligation.
• Completely confidential.
Walt McTeigue is a veteran of the diamond and estate jewelry business and former Director of Purchasing at Harry Winston in New York. Walter has over thirty years of experience handling important diamonds, gemstones and rare jewels. Together with his son and fifth generation jeweler, Wally McTeigue, Graduate Gemologist and Estate Specialist, they bring a wealth of knowledge, experience, and expertise to assisting clients with jewelry that they are considering selling.
What We Buy
We are actively looking to purchase high quality pieces for our global network of clients. We are especially interested in fine diamonds, from under 1 carat to over 10 carats, as well as yellow diamonds and other natural colored diamonds, fine gemstones, Kashmir sapphires, Burmese rubies and sapphires, Colombian emeralds, natural pearls, fine vintage pieces and signed pieces by Boucheron, Bulgari, Cartier, David Webb, Harry Winston, Oscar Heyman, Tiffany & Co., Van Cleef & Arpels, Verdura and Patek Philippe watches.
Ship To Us
If you are unable to come to see us, items can be sent in for an expert evaluation. Please contact us to make arrangements for shipping. A specialist will evaluate your item/s and contact you with our offer. Payment is made immediately via check or wire transfer.
If you are looking for an extraordinary gemstone or jewel.
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By Appointment Only
Great Barrington & New York
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