William Noble Rare Jewels
William Noble Rare Jewels (Est. 1983) Celebrating its thirty-fifth anniversary in business, this firm has served as the source of rare gemstones, antique, and estate jewelry. Its clients have presented William Noble with requests that include everything from custom design and appraisals to restoration and repairs.
William (“Bill”) Noble began his jewelry career in 1978 working at Neiman Marcus in Dallas, Texas after graduating magna cum laude from Texas Christian University with a B.A. in Business Administration. In 1982, he developed the concept for William Noble in the MBA program at Southern Methodist University and further refined his concept in the Caruth School of Entrepreneurship at SMU.
Bill Noble’s philosophy is strongly rooted in love for family and passion for the rare and exceptional. This led him to envision a warm and inviting sanctuary where his business’ clients could experience the most magnificent jewelry in the world.
Since opening the doors to William Noble in 1983, in Dallas’ Highland Park Village, Bill and his staff have spent more than three and a half decades in the jewelry industry building trust and close relationships with clients, other sellers, and collectors from all over the world. Because of its extensive experience in luxury jewelry, William Noble Rare Jewels is also one of the largest estate jewelry dealers in the United States.
Bill enjoys sharing his expertise in estate jewelry and is a frequent lecturer discussing buying, selling, and collecting estate, vintage, and antique jewelry. He also participates in Christian education that endeavors to guide people to embrace spiritual beliefs.
William Noble Rare Jewels offers special and unusual estate jewelry, exceptional diamonds, and rare jewels to discerning customers from all over the world. The firm specializes in one of a kind estate jewelry, including important historic pieces, antiques, vintage and period pieces as well as iconic creations by famous houses such as David Webb, Tiffany & Co., Cartier, and Van Cleef & Arpels. The house of William Noble is known for its devotion and expertise in timeless design and for providing an especially welcoming level of discrete, warm and personalized service.
The staff specializes in helping find, design, and create beautiful and extraordinary pieces of jewelry that clients will love for a lifetime and will not find anywhere else. For more serious treasure quests, the staff will cast a wider net through a network of designers, purveyors and collectors, to assist the client to find exactly what he or she wants.
In addition, in-house gemologists, a designer and a Master Jeweler will help to custom design a one of a kind piece, whether it’s an engagement ring, signet ring with a family crest, or refashioning a client’s favorite piece.
The firm’s estate jewelry includes some of the most beautiful and valuable pieces of the past century. The company’s website states that it, “search[es] for historic lost pieces, including powerful pieces of art and rare collectible jewels that are quickly acquired by collectors and lovers of jewelry. Our fast moving estate jewelry also includes a wide range of signed pieces by iconic European and American designers…”
The Rare Jewels Collection ranges from striking and timeless jewels to style-defining pieces. They embody a combination of extraordinary design and craftsmanship and feature the highest quality diamonds and rarest gemstones including fancy colored diamonds, sapphires, emeralds, rubies and pearls.
The firm’s fashion piece creations include stacking rings, animal jewelry, dangling and drop earrings, diamond studs, bold cuffs, stacking bracelets and statement necklaces. From delicate to bold, the brand’s engagement ring collection symbolizes love and relationships.
Beautifully crafted with the highest quality diamonds, style and design, a William Noble engagement ring can also be custom designed on a commission arrangement. The firm’s jewelry designer is Sam C. Zeigler and its’ Master Jeweler is Albert Figuerola.
Sam joined William Noble in 1990 and has been designing exquisite jewelry for the firm for nearly 25 years. Sam’s passion for design began at an early age. He won four Gold Key Art Awards in his youth and received the Roger Doughterty Memorial Award for Metal Design from the Midwest Designer Craftsman Exhibition while attending the University of Oklahoma. After graduation, he began his career with the Linz family of Dallas.
Master Jeweler and goldsmith, Albert Figuerola has more than 50 years’ experience handcrafting jewelry and is able to create exquisite jewelry from raw materials. He is also an expert in repairing and restoring luxury jewelry, including estate jewelry. He understands the precision and attention to detail essential for repairing, restoring, or refashioning a piece of luxury jewelry.
Albert was born and raised in Barcelona, Spain, where he became a jewelry apprentice at the age of 13. He quickly developed credibility and a strong reputation for his amazing ability to handcraft luxury jewelry with raw materials from scratch. He moved to the United States in 1977 and owned a jewelry manufacturing company for eight years before joining William Noble as its Master Jeweler in 1998.
The William Noble showroom is located in Dallas’ historic Highland Park Village, America’s first planned shopping center. Its showroom is situated on the third floor (above Starbucks and Chanel) and offers clients a comfortable and confidential space to explore rare beauty.
As one of the largest estate jewelry dealers in the United States, William Noble purchases estate pieces and also takes selected estate pieces on consignment. It offers appraisals and complimentary evaluations. It will also accept jewelry and watches for repair and restoration that includes cleaning and polishing.
Bill Noble is passionate about giving back to the community that has embraced him for so many years. He supports causes that improve people’s lives and health, such as the Crystal Charity Ball, the Salvation Army, and many other community organizations.
However, the cause closest to Bill and his wife Lezlie’s hearts is Equest. Bill and Lezlie Noble have been supporters of Equest for many years. Lezlie volunteers at Equest on a weekly basis and Bill is the Founding President of Equest Men’s Auxiliary. Equest’s mission is to enhance the quality of life for children and adults with diverse needs using horses that bring hope and healing through equine assisted activities and therapies.
Over the past two holiday seasons, William Noble unveiled five rare Fancy Color diamond rings, some Art Deco in design and all certified by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA). Over the past few years, Fancy Color diamonds have increased in importance among investors, collectors and jewelry lovers, and broken numerous auction records.