About The Company

For over 32 years The Gold Hatpin has been the place where lovers go to find vintage engagement

rings, husbands go to delight their wives, and international shoppers go to acquire some of the most exquisite antique jewelry on the planet. With her extensive knowledge, discriminating taste and lifelong expertise, jeweler Diane Richardson has filled her shop with elegant and beautiful estate and diamond jewelry for every taste and price point.  

Why Our Clients Love Us

“I pride myself in the quality and variety of jewelry I offer and stand behind everything I sell,” says

Diane. “It is not uncommon for my customers to come in year after year to celebrate anniversaries, milestones, holidays...or just to treat themselves.”

From Art Deco jewelry and Victorian jewelry to antique diamond engagement rings, Diane offers a wide array of heirloom-quality jewelry and timeless, classic pieces.  In addition to what she displays in the store Diane regularly scours the country on behalf of her clients.

She honors trade-ins, purchases unwanted jewelry, provides authentications, and also offers repairs.

A Little More About Diane Richardson

A member of the Chicago Jewelers Association, GIA-trained in diamonds and colored stones, Diane's jewelry has been featured in Chicago Magazine,  Answers to Questions About Old Jewelry," 7th and 8th edition by C. Jeanenne Bell, G.G., and Warman’s Jewelry third edition by Christie Romero.  When not in her shop or on buying expeditions, Diane can be found exhibiting at some of the most prestigious antique jewelry shows in the country. 


Impressive Snake Brooch with Antique Diamond Head

A symbol of eternity and much much more the spiritual snake is a popular motif in antique jewelry and highly sought after for collectors and admirers of jewelry. This impressively large snake brooch is of high polish 18k yellow gold with a sparkling antique diamond on its head. The coiled snake wraps around a center round pearl measuring 8.5mm