A piece of jewelry can turn someone’s look into a truly elegant, extravagant, and crowd-catching one. Yeah, every jewelry is one-of-a-kind for each was made with passion, determination, time, and of course, money.
Big thanks to all the people from the mining up to the processing, who produced those pieces of amazing jewelry. So for this blog, let us enumerate five of the best and most famous jewelry brands in the world.
Fifth on our list is a Swiss jewelry brand known for using sustainable gold in its products – the Chopard. It was named after its founder Louis-Ulysse Chopard. Established around the 19th century, the Chopard brand originally made watches. But Chopard was seemingly rebranded as one that has art-deco inspiration (or those with floating diamonds behind watch glass) when Karl Scheufele bought it in the 1960s.
Their brand price ranges from $2, 000 – $16, 260, 000. Spanish actor Javier Bardem and English actor Colin Firth are some of the famous personalities who have already experienced wearing Chopard jewelry. They are also the official corporate partner of the award-giving body Cannes Film Festival. For the record, Chopard’s suite of emerald and diamond jewels is their most expensive piece sold in an auction. You won’t believe this but the said Chopard jewelry is worth $1,171,932.51. Chopard has over 160 stores across the globe as of this writing.
#4 Van Cleef & Arpels
Landing on the fourth spot is a Paris-born brand named after couples Alfred Van Cleef and Estelle Arpels. It started in 1906 as a typical jewelry line along the streets of Place Vendome. Fast forward to the present time, the Van Cleef and Arpel grew and now have more than 100 boutiques scattered around the world.
They are widely known for their intricate, unparalleled, and creative jewelry designs that use animals, flowers, and nature. Mystery Set is a well-known piece of jewelry created by Van Cleef & Arpels. It is a piece made of rubies, sapphires, emeralds, and diamonds which took more than 300 hours to finish by a highly skilled jeweler. Queen Marie Jose of Italy and singer Mariah Carey are among the famous wearers of this jewelry brand. For the record, Van Cleef & Arpels’ 8.24-carat ruby and diamond ring is the most expensive piece sold in an auction amounting to $4, 226, 500. The price of their products ranges from $1, 500 – $490, 000.
#3 Tiffany & Co.
Seizing the middle spot is America’s leading silversmith – the Tiffany & Co. The Tiffany & Co. (formerly Tiffany & Young) was established in 1837 and began as just a stationery store in New York. 20 years later, they ventured into the industry of jewelry and their determination paid off. As of this writing, they have over 300 stores worldwide.
Tiffany & Co. is known for its sophisticated collection of rings, charms, pendants, earrings, among others. The prices of their products cost about $15, 500 to $15, 000, 000. British actresses like Audrey Hepburn and Elizabeth Taylor are some of those famous personalities who already wear their products. For the record, Tiffany & Co’s platinum round 3.09-carat diamond solitaire ring with a VS1 clarity is the most expensive jewelry they sold in an auction with a shocking price of $60,000.
#2 Harry Winston
Claiming the second spot is the holder of titles “King of Diamonds” and “Jeweler to the Stars”, and a proud New Yorker brand established in 1932- the Harry Winston. Named after the founder, Harry Winston is a luxurious jewelry line that started as small but grew through time and effort. Today, they have 18 major stores and 150 distributing points worldwide. The prices of their products range from $4, 000 to $20, 000, 000.
Harry Winston is popularly known for its use of materials because they only use those top-quality and rare gemstones. In fact, the famous 45.42-carat Hope Diamond, the most expensive jewelry in the world, went first to Winston before it became a display in the Smithsonian Institution. Harry Winston is also a top pick of Hollywood actresses and some of the famous personalities who already wear their products include Jennifer Lopez, Madonna, Julie Andrews, and Natalie Portman. For the record, Harry Winston’s 325-carat natural pearl and diamond parure called The Gulf Pearl Parure is the most expensive jewelry they sold in an auction for a very surprising price of $4, 189, 165.
Finally, our first placer for the best jewelry brand is none other than the titleholder of “Jewelers of Kings” – Cartier! The brand was founded by Louis François Cartier in 1847. Since its establishment, it has already proven to people its top quality and sophisticated style in making jewelry and watches as well. That’s why there is no doubt that it has more than 200 stores all over the world.
Cartier is known for its technique of combining platinum and diamond to create contemporary-looking jewelry that resembles the elegance of old times. Fashion designer Zac Efron, Kate Middleton, Tom Cruise, and Angelina Jolie are some of the famous personalities who already wear Cartier jewelry. The prices of their product range from $1, 000 to $2, 760, 000. For the record, Cartier’s 25.6-carat Burmese Ruby named Sunrise Ruby is the most expensive ruby, gemstone, and jewelry sold at a very unbelievable price of $30, 335, 698.