In the earlier times, jewelry indicates social status and family roots. Everybody can wear jewelry nowadays, but jewelry pieces are not made for everyone, especially the finest brands below which require not only extravagance and social status of clients but also sophistication and connoisseurship.
Kirsten Dunst sparkled in an exquisite pair of earrings by Chopard at the closing ceremony of the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival
Renowned for its creativity, state-of-the-art technology and the excellence of craftsmen, Chopard became one of the leading names in the high-end watch and jewelry industry.
Irish actress Saoirse Ronan was wearing an exquisite creation from Chopard’s Haute Joaillerie collection at the EE British Academy Film Awards 2016
Chopard’s lines of jewelry are crafted using thick layers of 18-karat gold and precious stones of the highest grade, and set with precision which add more values to their already expensive items.
An creation in White South Sea collection by Mikimoto
In 1893, Kokichi Mikimoto started his business in Japan with a dream of adorning necks of all women around the world with pearls. He’s widely known as the inventor of cultured pearls and the first one in the world to successfully culture a semi-spherical pearl in July 1893. Using only the finest ocean fruits like rare South Sea pearls, pink conch pearls, Tahitian pearls, white pearls, etc in combination with 18-karat gold or platinum, diamonds, natural gemstones, and the finest silk thread to string pearls, each item by Mikimoto is also famous for its singularity with a unique design and the most important, the purity of the pearl itself.
The British actress Naomi Watts was dazzling in her off-shoulder Armani Privé dress and jewelry by Bvlgari on the red carpet of 88th Academy Awards
Finding its Roman beginnings as a jewelry shop, Bvlgari was founded in 1884 by the Greek silversmith Sotirio Bvlgari. As an icon of luxury nowadays, Bvlgari is known for its stylistic audacity, a penchant for color, as well as the finest gems and gold. A Bvlgari piece is immediately recognizable via the sensuality of volume, a love of linearity, and a reverence for the art and architecture of its ancient roots. With the mastery of craftsmanship, Bvlgari has innovated the future of design, and guarded the legend of exquisite beauty for over 130 years.
Nominee Jessica Chastain, Piaget brand ambassador, wore jewelry by Piaget in the 2016 Cannes International Film Festival
Known as an inimitable signature in the world of luxury and fine watchmaking, the Swiss maison of Piaget started to enter jewelry industry in the 1960s when purchasing several goldsmiths’ workshops in Geneva to reiterate its desire to achieve ever-increasing control over its production, especially jewelry watches.
Gong Li was wearing a radiant necklace in white gold set with a central blue sapphire and diamonds from the new High Jewellery collection Sunny Side of Life of Piaget
Over the past more than fifty years, Piaget has taken pride in combining Old World concepts and their modern designs, which now feature sleek lines and bold angles. Therein, Piaget’s signature design, the Rose, is developed in many of its items which are the combination of precise techniques, creative designs and the expression of difference.
Princess Charlene of Monaco wearing Graff headband and earrings at The Red Cross Gala 2014
Founded in 1960, what sets Graff Diamonds apart from other elite jewelers is the enormity of its stones. Its founder Laurence Graff stated that large stones, especially huge diamonds, were what he was all about; and his decision to expand globally were to meet increasing demands of bigger stones. This jeweler is said to have handled more diamonds of notable rarity and beauty than any other jewelers. Nowadays, Graff Diamonds continues to inspire and excite the most discerning clienteles all over the world with its finest pieces.
Cate Blanchett worn Tiffany at the 87th Academy Awards
Since its founding in 1837, Tiffany has been synonymous with luxury and style. This renowned jeweler offers great creations that are wearable during the day and for many occasions, including items for men, women, and even children.
Cate Blanchett was wearing drop earrings, a starfish cuff, and a ring from the Tiffany Blue Book collection on the red carpet at the 88th annual Academy Awards
Starting from its founder’s vision of beauty that was brought to life through unassailable standards of excellence, quality certainly lies behind Tiffany’s fame with the best materials and refinement. This jeweler has long prided itself for the ultra luxurious (and priciest) showstoppers for elite clients that often take a master artisan years to complete.
A jewel in Blossoms collection of Buccellati
Buccellati inspires five centuries of Italian arts into every item of its creations. Creating perfect objects with techniques that are rarely used anymore and choosing to work with extraordinary stones are kinds of an eccentricity possessed by this jeweler.
Creations from Collana collection of Buccellati
In addition to impeccable of Italian gold, this brand reinterprets Roman styles through lacy carving, giving jewelry fabric effects by brushing metals, and mixing silver and gold for texture and light enhancement.
Van Cleef & Arpels
British actress Felicity Jones was wearing a pair of spectacular Van Cleef & Arpels’ ruby and diamond earrings from the Bals de Légende high jewellery collection
For over a century, Van Cleef & Arpels has been combining unparalleled craftsmanship, technical prowess and innovation in all of its creations. Each item of Van Cleef & Arpels is inspired by the ethereal, nature’s spontaneity, and refinement. Moreover, much of its jewelry are said to include metaphorical and narrative elements that marry intricate designs and stonework.
Kate Middleton’s wedding tiara on her wedding ceremony that included nearly 1,000 diamonds in total and was initially purchased from Cartier in 1936 as an anniversary gift from King George VI to his wife
Since its founding in 1860, in no time royals began commissioning Cartier for special pieces to add to their jewelry collections due to its Art Deco roots and Old World elegance. Especially, from its signature panther, a model of Cartier’s superb sculptural fluidity and dimensionality, the house of Cartier has never stopped remodeling the panther into elaborate pieces that epitomize exoticism, gracefulness, and femininity. For its beauty standards, only the finest stones that are set with precision and the finest precious metals are used for Cartier jewelry. The house is also said to look beyond the fleeting fashions of the day, forge a style out of its extraordinary history and encounters with exceptional personalities.
Jessica Alba with her US $5.8 million diamond necklace by Harry Winston at Golden Globes 2013
The brand wads founded in New York City in 1932 by Harry Winston who was known throughout his life as the “King of Diamonds,” and the “Jeweler to the Stars”. All Harry Winston creations are inspired by an innovative philosophy, in which gemstones themselves rather than the metal settings would dictate each design. This thing, in turn, revolutionizes and remains fine jewelry designs at the cornerstone of a timeless aesthetic.
Kendall Jenner wore Harry Winston’s Diamond Earstuds, an emerald-cut Diamond Carpet Bracelet, and a Diamond Carpet Ring at amfAR New York Gala 2015
Nearly a century, the brand of Harry Winston continues to set standards for the ultimate in fine jewelry and high-end watch-making based on his philosophy. Only the finest quality and rarest stones are used for Winston jewelry and each piece is put together with mastery of craftsmanship that guarantees its durability. Therefore, it’s no wonder many of the most famous and coveted luxurious jewels bear the Winston name, and his unique treasures adorn generations of famous faces, from Hollywood legends to international Heads of State.