A Brief Review of 5 Top Jewelry Brands
- Posted on 7th February 2017
- in Antique Gold and Jewelry, Antique Jewelry, antique jewelry appraisal, Antique Jewelry value, Estate Jewelry, Vintage jewelry
- by Alan
There are a variety of places to pick up a beautiful ring, necklace, or bracelet. From your local mall to high-end retailers, there are brands for every budget. However, when you consider some of the top jewelry brands, most of them are high-end and quite expensive, and if you have one of these pieces in your antique jewelry collection, you might be sitting on a gold mine. These are five of the top jewelry brands in the world.
Cartier is a French jewelry company with a history dating back to 1847. Founded in Paris, the company was well-known for serving royalty, and today, it is one of the most respected and highly-esteemed jewelry brands. Both new and antique pieces can be found in 125 countries at over 200 retail locations, and recent publicity has further boosted the company’s visibility and popularity.
Bvlgari brings European elegance to jewelry, and the company is known for its diverse collection of jewels, watches, and accessories. Bvlgari designers are known for using innovative and precious materials that fuse both contemporary and classic designs to create visual masterpieces. The brand doesn’t stop there – it also includes skin care products, perfume, and five star resorts around the globe. The Rome-based company was founded in 1884 with fans, including Hollywood elite like Elizabeth Taylor.
Founded in 1932, this legendary American jeweler is known for its exquisite collection of fine jewelry pieces. The brand is known for its superb diamonds and history with gemstones like the Hope Diamond and Lesotho. In addition to jewelry, Harry Winston also offers an impressive collection of watches and timepieces.
Tiffany & Co.
If you live in the U.S., Tiffany & Co. is likely the first name that comes to mind when you think of top jewelry brands. The trademark blue box that Tiffany jewelry is sold in is unmistakable, and the jewelry brand has become one of the most highly coveted names in the industry. The company was founded in 1837 but became incredibly popular after the movie “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” was released. Known for its high-quality diamonds, Tiffany jewelry offers elegant designs that other companies cannot match.
The biggest jewelry brands aren’t just found in Europe and the U.S. Mikimoto is a leader in the world’s jewelry industry and is located in Japan. The brand was founded by Mikimoto Kokichi in 1858 and was a frontrunner in the world’s multi-million dollar pear industry. Today, Mikimoto is the world’s top producer of high-quality cultured pearls, and it sets itself apart from the competition with its timeless designs and expert craftsmanship.
Do you have an antique jewelry collection that you want to learn more about? Contact us today at Sarasota Antique Buyers, where we will examine and value your pieces. If you are interested in selling, we will place a bid just under our valuation – the amount your items would likely sell for at auction.