We all have different tastes in jewelry – some people are gold, some are silver; while others might like to mix and match – but one thing we can probably all agree on is that earrings, rings, and necklaces are the key to completing any outfit. Nevertheless, consumers trust brand names and its legacy, more than anything else. Here, a list of jewels we know are always primed for a celebration, and always welcome at one too.
1. Harry Winston, Inc.
3. Van Cleef & Arpels
Van Cleef & Arpels is a French luxury jewelry, watches and perfume company. It was founded in 1896 by Alfred Van Cleef and his stepfather Salomon Arpels in Paris. Their pieces often feature flowers, animals and fairies. Van Cleef & Arpels has opened boutiques in seaside resorts such as Deauville, Vichy, Le Touquet, Nice and Monte-Carlo. In 1925, a Van Cleef & Arpels bracelet with red and white roses fashioned from rubies and diamonds won the grand prize at the International Exhibition of Modern Industrial and Decorative Arts. In 2010/2011, the company’s estimated sales were €450 million in total sales and €45 million in watches.
- Parent Organization: Cie Financiere Richemont SA
- Head Office: Geneva
- Founder: Georges Edouard Piaget
CEO: Chabi Nouri
Piaget is specialized in luxury watchmaking and jewelry. It is one of the few luxury watch brands that designs, develops and manufactures its own movements. In 1874, Georges Edouard Piaget set up his first workshop in the family farm, located in the small village of La Côte-aux-Fées in the Swiss Jura mountains. Located in the Neuchâtel region, the company is dedicated to the manufacture of pocket watches and high-precision watch movements. In 2001, a Piaget Haute Horlogerie manufacture was opened in Plan-les-Ouates, at the gates of Geneva. The movements continue to be produced in La Côte-aux-Fées, the cradle of the family. The new building brought together more than 40 professions in the fields of watchmaking and jewelry. The Manufacture developed mechanical movements and in 2002 released the first Manufacture Piaget tourbillon movement, the Caliber 600P, the thinnest tourbillon in the world with 3.5 mm thickness. In 2004 Piaget celebrated its 130th anniversary.