Not just for adding that extra bling to an ensemble, a piece of jewelry is primarily an expression of one’s individuality and personal style. Over the years, jewelry designs have evolved remarkably to fit the changing needs of every generation. Luxury jewelry, particularly, has made its mark by being high-customizable, lending uniqueness and extravagance to every piece created.
Read further to know about the top 4 luxury jewelry brands of the year.
Instituted by a French jewelry designer Louis-François Cartier in 1847, Société Cartier is one of the most prominent luxury jewelry brands in the world. They have customized jewelry for state events and royalty, including King Edward VII of England, Wallis Simpson, Princess Grace of Monaco, and the Maharaja of Patiala. At the moment, Cartier’s jewelry line offers necklaces, rings (wedding and engagement), bracelets, earrings, and brooches.
A luxury pearl jewelry maker, Mikimoto’s history dates back to 1889 when Mikimoto Kokichi designed the first cultured pearl. Its first store was established in Tokyo, and the brand gradually made its way into major fashion capitals, including New York, London, Paris, and Los Angeles. Mikimoto is the first luxury Japanese jewelry to have gained international recognition. Apart from the exquisite pearls, Mikimoto is celebrated for its simple yet elegant designs. Mikimoto has an incredible collection of pearl and diamond necklaces, pendants, earrings, rings, brooches, bracelets, and men’s jewelry.
A renowned Italian luxury brand, Bulgari was founded in Rome by a Greek jeweler Sotirios Bulgaris in 1881. It wasn’t until the 20th century that this brand garnered attention across international markets for its creations. The brand’s rings, bracelets, necklaces, and earrings are fancied by some legendary Hollywood stars like Elizabeth Taylor and Ingrid Bergman. Some of their popular luxury jewelry collections are Serpenti, Monete, and Parentesi. Apart from designer jewelry, Bulgari also makes leather goods, watches, and fragrances.
Referred as the King of Diamonds, Harry Winston had a talent to effortlessly spot the best gemstones. He is credited for introducing the method of clustering, a signature technique where different cuts of diamonds are pieced together in an arresting detail so that it can seize light from every direction. Such was the aura of this jewelry, that every Hollywood starlet wished to don only his designs. At the moment, Harry Winston has an extensive luxury jewelry collection which includes pendants, necklaces, rings, earrings, charms, bangles, engagement rings, wedding bands, and men’s jewelry.