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Richard Berberian | 7th Generation Jewelery Designer

The Armenian people have long been known for their creative skills in the arts, achieving notoriety in music, architecture, diamond and stone cutting, and jewelry making. The evolution of Elyse Fine Jewelers has its earliest roots in Kayseri, Turkey in the ancestry of the famous Balian family of designers.

The Balian family tradition of creativity, design and fabrication is manifest in Elyse Fine Jewelers ~ Gemologist. Richard Bali Berberian is a 7th generation creative designer descended from the Balian family. His formal education includes undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Lowell, University of Massachusetts at Amherst and Boston University. Richard is also a Graduate Gemologist (G.G.) of the internationally recognized Gemological Institute of America.

The Balian Family of Designers

Of Armenian descent, nine of the Balians served as imperial designers, architects and jewelers under six Ottomon sultans from the late 18th to the late 19th centuries. The Balian name and creative work is well documented in volumes of historic and public records, and is internationally recognized. Commencing with Kirkor Bali Balian (1764 – 1831), the first famous member of the family, each of the family’s renowned      members took their place in Armenian and Ottoman history. Kirkor Bali Balian, his sons, grandsons, great-grandsons and so on were renowned architects, jewelers and craftsman, creating unique and lasting designs of historical significance for the Sultans and  Royalty of the day.

Richard Bali Berberian,Gemologist and Jewelry designer, is following the family tradition of creative designers. His great-great-great Grandfather, Garabed Bali Balian, was the immortal imperial architec of the Dolmabahce Palace in Istanbul. Garabed’s son, Sarkis Bali Balian (1831 – 1899) is credited with designing and crafting the world-famous crystal staircase of the Palace, and was the last Chief Imperial Designer of the Ottoman Empire.

Sarkis’ son, Bali Balian (d. 1916), was the last of the family to design and craft his art in Turkey. A prolific designer,musician and philanthropist, Bali Balian had two sons, Hagop Bali (Richard’s grandfather) and Garbis Bali, who immigrated to the Unites States in 1915 to escape the genocide of the Armenians by the Turkish government. Once in the United States, the Balian brothers and their children rekindled and established the family legacy in fashion, architectural and interior design in their newly adopted homeland.

Richard Bali Berberian and his family are proudly continuing the Balian family tradition of creativity through Elyse Fine Jewelers~Gemologist. Located in Reading, Massachusetts, the firm specializes in designing and crafting unique, custom limited edition and one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces. Augmenting their custom work, Elyse Fine Jewelers proudly represents some of the world’s leading jewelry designers and watch manufactures as well.

Remember What You Gave Her Last Year? ..... Our Point Exactly!

Each Earring features a 2.00 CT Cushion-cut Diamond set in our unique front/back halo mounting drops of 18K White Gold that literally "dance" on the ears. A new classic!

Good things come in little packages - and thats why we always love Diamond Studs for the season! Always on trend, classic and simple, yet eye catching - and makes a perfect gift for Christmas or Hanukkah!

The classic Diamond Eternity Band is back and Elyse has taken it to the next level!  We have created a full line of Eternitiy Bands using our exclusive "U-shape", shared-prong design. Unlike other eternity styles, these are supremely comfortable to wear, displaying the entire diamond and minimal metal. Available in 5 different shapes and sizes - Rounds, Cushion Cuts, Emerald Cuts, Princess Cuts and Ascher Cuts too! Here we have pictured our Round Brilliant Ideal Cut Eternity Bands in sizes of 1.80 TCW, 2.70 TCW, 4.45 TCW and 7.35 TCW. Stunning!

Looking to escape the chaos and score a real Black Friday deal? Give us a call or stop in and see these stunning "Inside/Outside" Diamond hoop Earrings set in 14K White Gold with our patented Vault-lock closure! 
Elyse Diamond hoop earrings are set with top-quality clean, white Round Brilliant Cuts, inside and out, to create sparkle and fire from every angle. Just amazing!
Available in 1/2 Carat, 1 Carat, 2 Carat and 2-1/2 Carat sizes. While they last, starting at $895.00. 
See you tomorrow!

We would like to share a few photos from Madyson and Marcos' Engagement shoot! Madyson's ring is a custom Elyse design featuring a Radiant Cut Diamond on an elegant micro pave band. Thank you for choosing Elyse to be a part of your special journey!

Here we're showcasing brand new Elyse designs from our latest Couture Bridal Collection! We love breathing new life into the timeless "Past, Present and Future" 3-stone concept and everything this stands for! 
Pictured left-to-right is our 3-stone design, scaled for center stones of 1.00 CT, 1.50 CT and 2.00 CT. Available in 14K or 18K White Gold, Yellow Gold or Rose Gold and .950 Platinum. Gorgeous!

Congratulations to Elyse Clients Nishan and Kara, on their Engagement! We are loving the look of their custom Elyse Ring that features a gorgeous Pear-shape Diamond! Thank you for making us a part of your journey together!

It’s always fun spending the morning on a photo shoot with Northshore Magazine when they feature our jewelry for their Holiday Gift Guide!

Today we are featuring this stunning Elyse engagement ring design. This ring features a 3 CT Radiant Cut Diamond set in a split shank, halo mounting, accented with Round Brilliant Cut Diamonds!


Elyse Jewelers is a proud sponsor of Ironstone Farm - an amazing organization that provides multiple therapies to children with special needs and veterans who have physical and emotional disabilities. Utilizing horseback riding on a farm environment, the ground-breaking work done at Ironstone Farm is simply incredible and produces positive results each and every day for these special people! 
Please consider joining us at Lowell Memorial Auditorium on Saturday, November 10th for Ironstone's annual Spirit of Giving Gala to Sponsor A Child.  The evening will feature great food, music, special guests, fabulous raffle prizes and a silent auction. Just click on the link below to get tickets. And who knows, you may be lucky enough to walk out with a gorgeous Amethyst & Diamond Ring, courtesy of Elyse Jewelers! 
Buy tickets here:

Congratulations to Lauren and Steve on their Engagement! The custom Elyse Engagement Ring is stunning on this beautiful Bride-to-be! Thank you for making Elyse Jewelers part of your special journey!

Elyse Jewelers had such an amazing time showing our fellow @boston_wedding_group members what Elyse is all about. We always love any occasion to pull out some of Richard’s most incredible art pieces 💎 I hope you enjoyed following along our BWG field trip in our stories! We are so honored to be a part of the Boston wedding community.

Fall is always a great time to refinish your jewelry for the upcoming holidays and update your Appraisals!
Elyse's expert refinishing will make your jewelry look as good as the day it was purchased.

This Diamond Engagement Ring is one that we hand-made in 2010 and has just been refinished to like-new.
The Ring features a 1.50 CT Tycoon Cut Center Diamond with a matched pair of Trapezoid shapes on the sides, set in Platinum.
Timeless and gorgeous!

Beauty comes in all shapes and sizes! Here we are featuring four different fancy diamond shapes - all of the same Carat weight and set in the same halo-style Elyse Ring utilizing our popular delicate diamond shank.

Swiping the photo to the left will show you how a 2 CT diamond in a Pear Shape can look much different than the same size in a Princess or Emerald cut! The photos in order are Emerald Cut and Pear Shape! 
Do you have a favorite shape? What shape best compliments the shape of your hand and length of your fingers?

Dreaming in Blue! Check out this very special Engagement Ring just finished at Elyse! The Ring features a central GIA Certified 1.01CT Natural Fancy Bluish-Green Cushion Cut Diamond that is surround by Natural Argyle Pink Diamonds, accented by White Diamonds. Amazing and an investment-grade piece!

Expanding on last weeks Engagement Ring feature of the week,  we are loving our latest the "hidden halo" design. This Ring features a 1.10 CT, colorless Oval Brilliant Diamond set in White Gold. The Ring was just completed for a new Elyse client who we know will be thrilled to get it.  We'll post the photos of her getting it soon! But for now, enjoy seeing it here first!
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