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8 Top Designer Jewellery Brands

April 19, 2018 - Jewelry Articles
One of the most exciting facets of the top designer jewellery brands is their rich history and the stories about how they emerged. Luxury designer brands such as Cartier and Harry Winston have long been iconic and held in high-esteem, but we forget that these jewellery brands started out like any other and had to grow to become the household names that they are today. Let’s take a closer look at the top designer jewellery brands and what makes them so popular.


These are our 8 top designer jewellery brands: 

  1. Cartier
  2. Harry Winston
  3. Graff
  4. Tiffany & Co
  5. Boucheron
  6. Chopard
  7. David Yurman
  8. Van Cleef & Arpels


 1. Cartier

Our pick for top designer jewellery brand is Cartier. Why? Synonymous with royalty and decadence, Cartier is renowned for creating elegantly decadent designs. From their emblematic panther to the 27 tiaras that Edward VII ordered, Cartier has a rich history of providing stunning designs to the rich, the famous and the royal.

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Established in 1847 in Paris, it was not until the 1870s that Cartier’s really established itself as an internationally recognized, household name. Today, some of the most recognised and well-loved designs are from the LOVE collection, sported by celebrities such as Kylie Jenner, Jennifer Aniston and Kanye West.


2. Harry Winston

“Talk to me, Harry Winston, tell me all about it”. Marilyn Monroe’s ode to jewels in Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend gives a well-deserved shout out to Harry Winston. Harry Winston is an eponymous American brand created in 1932. The brand became popular with celebrities when Harry Winston became the first jeweller to loan diamonds to an actress, Jennifer Jones, at the Academy Awards – something that jewellers have been doing ever since.


3. Graff

Founded 58 years ago, Graff is a British jewellery brand founded by Lawrence Graff – who is still the chairman of the company today. Graff is renowned for acquiring a number of notable diamonds such as The Windsor Yellow, The Paragon and The Graff Pink. The house prides itself on obtaining some of the rarest and most beautiful stones in the world and creating perfect pieces of timeless jewellery.


4. Tiffany & Co

Tiffany’s luxury appeal stems from its embodiment of classic elegance, its cultural significance as well as those iconic little blue boxes. “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” starring Audrey Hepburn remains an absolute Hollywood classic and really cemented Tiffany’s cultural status. Tiffany & Co is one of the more approachable luxury designer brands, with a wide variety of products and price ranges to suit all.


5. Boucheron

The House of Boucheron was established in 1858 during the Second French Empire and rapidly became a firm favourite with royalty. One of the key symbols of Boucheron is the snake, which is believed to be a symbol of protection and eternity, as well as mysterious femininity.

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The Serpent Boheme collection was created in 1968 and it remains one of the most profoundly classic Boucheron collections to date.


6. Chopard

As per many of the best-known watch brands in the world, Chopard is a watch and jewellery brand born in Switzerland in the 19th century. Chopard was a family-run business by the Chopard family up until the 1960s. Chopard has a proud artisanal heritage and stays dedicated to creating exceptional, unique pieces with unparalleled attention to detail.


7. David Yurman

One of the more contemporary brands, David Yurman was created in 1980 in New York City by David Yurman and his wife Sybil Yurman. David Yurman is a sculptor and Sybil Yurman is a painter, and so they envisioned creating wearable works of art out of precious metals and stones.


8. Van Cleef & Arpels

Founded in France, Van Cleef & Arpels creates beautifully ethereal pieces that have been worn by the likes of Grace Kelly and Elizabeth Taylor. The story of Van Cleef & Arpels began with the 1895 marriage of Estelle Arpels’, who was the daughter of a precious stone dealer, and Alfred Van Cleef, whose father was a stone-cutter. Their union not only formed a great love story between two kindred spirits, but also the beginning of an iconic jewellery brand which has made their story and love of stones eternal. Alfred Van Cleef established the company with Esther’s brother Charles in 1906. Many of the creations feature elements based on nature such as flowers, animals and space.


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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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