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Top 5 Best Jewellery Brands

April 3, 2018 - Jewelry Articles
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Whether you are looking to expand your current jewellery collection or to invest in your first piece of luxury jewellery, you may be wondering which jewellery brand is the best? Within the realm of luxury jewellery, certain brands stand above the rest in terms of craftsmanship, iconic collections and timeless appeal.  Keep reading to discover the top 5 best jewellery brands, their origins and defining collections as well as how you can upgrade or sell your own jewellery for the best possible price.

 

Top 5 Best Jewellery Brands:

  1. Van Cleef & Arpels
  2. Bulgari
  3. Tiffany & Co.
  4. Cartier
  5. David Yurman

 

1. Van Cleef & Arpels

About Van Cleef & Arpels: Shortly after Estelle Arpels, the daughter of a precious stone dealer and Alfred Van Cleef, the son of a stone cutter, married in 1895 Van Cleef & Arpels was born. Estelle and Alfred Van Cleef were “inspired by the unique creative energy of love,” and it was this spirt that was channelled into their whimsical and elegant jewellery. One of Van Cleef & Arpels’ most beloved collections is the Alhambra series. Inspired by the Alhambra Palace in Spain, the Alhambra clover symbolizes good fortune, health, luck and love. Van Cleef & Arpels’ masterful craftsmanship is exemplified in their “Mystery Set” technique. Patented in 1933, this technique allows jewellery to be set without any visible prongs. Only a few expert jewellers are able to execute this difficult setting and even less can create jewellery that imbued the grace and sophistication that Van Cleef & Arpel’s achieves.

Famous collections: Alhambra, Flora and Between the Finger Rings

Celebrity wearers: Reese Witherspoon, Mariah Carey and Cameron Diaz

 

2. Bulgari

About Bulgari: Founded in 1884 by Sotirio Bulgari, Bulgari’s avant-garde style and drive for innovation has remained a constant for the brand. Bulgari’s designs have strong roots in Greek and Roman architecture such as the Colosseum and Pantheon. Rather than creating the traditional diamond based jewellery, Bulgari embraced materials that would provide brilliant colours like ancient coins and gemstones. Creative director Lucia Silvestri stated, “Rome is full of colour, and this is an inspiration for me. In Rome we like to play with colours and it shows in the way we dress.” For jewellery that’s unabashedly bold and varied, look no further than Bulgari.

Famous collections: Bvlgari Bvlgari, Serpenti and B.zero 1

Celebrity wearers: Audrey Hepburn, Naomi Watts and Julianne Moore

 

3. Tiffany & Co.

About Tiffany & Co: Established by Charles Lewis Tiffany in 1837, Tiffany & Co. has maintained a reputation for creating sophisticated and elegant jewellery. Tiffany & Co. has continuously revolutionized the jewellery industry by introducing pieces that have remained iconic to this day such as their signature engagement ring setting. In 1886, Tiffany introduced the Tiffany Setting which held the diamond in six prongs, lifting it off the band and emphasising the diamond’s presence. During this time, engagement rings were typically in bezel settings where only the crown of the diamond was visible.

top 5 best jewellery brands

Tiffany & Co. has worked with visionary jewellery designers such as Paloma Picasso and Elsa Peretti, increasing the dexterity of the brand. Celebrities and members of high society wore and commissioned Tiffany jewellery such as Elizabeth Taylor and Jacqueline Kennedy. With their historic and diverse collection, Tiffany & Co. remains a truly iconic jewellery brand.

Famous collections: Tiffany Keys, Diamonds by the Yard and Tiffany T

Celebrity wearers: Lupita Nyong’o, Elle Fanning and Amy Adams

 

4. Cartier

About Cartier: Since Cartier’s creation in 1847, the brand has established itself for their unique and colourful jewellery collections. Today, Cartier has retained their desirability with signature collections that were quickly embraced by celebrities and jewellery enthusiasts alike. Cartier’s Director of Image and Heritage stated that the brand’s style is, “Highly recognisable through never standing still.” The brand’s most iconic collections, Trinity de Cartier, Panthere de Carter and Juste un Clou, have kept close to their original design with a modern twists such as diamond encrusted pieces. Cartier’s eclectic and timeless jewellery makes them a must have for any jewellery lover.

Famous collections: LOVE, Trinity de Cartier and Panthere de Cartier

Celebrity wearers: Angelina Jolie, Pippa Middleton and Jennifer Aniston

 

5. David Yurman

About David Yurman: For jewellery that functions as both a fashion statement and work of art, there is no brand more perfect than David Yurman. Created by sculptor David Yurman and wife Sybil, the two artists founded the brand in 1980, shortly after their marriage. The two describe their relationship and the David Yurman brand as, “one big art project.” This jewellery brand is best known for their Cable bracelet which debuted in 1983 and has influenced subsequent David Yurman collections.  With an industrial motif, the Cable bracelet features a double helix of twisting ropes with finial ends. Yurman embraces the use of various precious metals, gemstones and unconventional materials such as meteorite and forged carbon. For all bracelet, ring, pendant and earring collections, David Yurman is involved in the entire creative process, which means everyone can enjoy his personalized artistic vision.

Famous collections: Cable, Crossover and Albion

Celebrity wearers: Cindy Crawford, Kate Moss and Elizabeth Olsen

 

What makes designer jewellery so valuable?

  • High Quality Materials: Luxury jewellery brands such as Cartier and David Yurman use the finest materials when creating their jewellery such as 18K gold and high quality diamonds.
  • Production Time: Certain pieces of jewellery are carefully crafted by hand which adds to their production time. For example, Van Cleef & Arpels “Mystery Set” technique requires over 300 hours for a single set.
  • Luxury Image: Designer jewellery also carries the image of exclusivity and prestige. High-end jewellery lovers are prepared to pay premium for jewellery that encapsulates luxury and glamor.

 

How can I sell my jewellery?

Whether you want to sell your jewellery for extra funds or to put towards updating your jewellery collection, WP Diamonds makes selling jewellery easy. We offer a quick, safe and free service for selling your designer jewellery as well as loose diamonds and luxury watches. Thanks to our international presence and global industry connections, we are able to provide you with honest and competitive prices.

top 5 best jewellery brands

As the leading online jewellery buyer, we have hundreds of positive customer reviews for you to review. With appointments available as well as the option of selling online, our expert team of jewellery buyers are always on hand to provide you with a valuation for your designer jewellery.

 

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Bio: Written by one of our diamond, designer jewelry or luxury watch experts. With over 150 years of combined experience, our experts are able to comment on trends, share industry knowledge and provide diamond, designer jewelry and luxury watch education.

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