Coco Chanel famously said, “The best things in life are free, the second-best expensive.”
There is no doubt that jewelry helps in enhancing one’s beauty. For some, it can be a form of art for self and creative expression, while for some people, it symbolizes wealth, power, and status.
One thing a woman can’t deny is that jewelry will forever remain a crucial part of our style. As Marilyn Monroe once declared, “Diamonds are a girl’s best friend.”
Turn heads wherever you go as we’ve rounded up the most popular designer jewelry brands of 2023.
Tiffany & Co.
Tiffany True Engagement Ring in Platinum: An Icon of Modern Love
$115,000 (Php 6,363,007.50)
Starting our list is of course: Tiffany & Co. Well, isn’t this the first thing that comes to our mind when we talk about designer jewelry?
First called Tiffany & Young, Tiffany & Co. began as a stationery and fancy goods store in New York.
Today, however, it is a household name that creates fine jewelry of timeless beauty and superlative craftsmanship. It is the house of the most extravagant and rarest of pieces, who will ever forget their famed little blue box?
Panthére De Cartier Watch
$68,000 (Php 3,762,746)
Known for its reputation as “The Jeweler of Kings, the King among Jewelers,” Cartier pioneered the combination of platinum and diamond.
Cartier’s distinctive collections are widely popular with celebrities. Variations include different colors of gold and with or without diamond embellishment.
There is no doubt that Cartier has been at the forefront of the jewelry and watch industry, all thanks to their timeless, elegant, and refined pieces.
Happy sport, 30 mm, automatic, ethical rose gold, diamonds
$49,000 (Php 2,711,390.50)
Chopard is a Swiss company famous for making watches for women. After it was sold to a German company, the company retained its name and continued to make what it was best known for–wrist and pocket watches for women.
Chopard prides itself on the use of ethically sourced gold and aims to eventually use sustainable gold across all pieces that they produce.
It later expanded its horizons and went on to make jewelry for women, all of which are highly sought after even to this day.
Van Cleef & Arpels
€30,000 (Php 1,832,501.86)
Van Cleef & Arpels’s signature style developed through the 20th century, shaped by diverse influences – nature, orientalism, couture, ballet, and an imaginary world of fairytale and fantasy.
It was inspired by Jacques Arpels who would collect four-leaf clovers in his garden for luck. The concept of a four-leaf clover is usually associated with luck, but this most likely has to do with their rarity as the four leaves are a genetic mutation.
“To be lucky, you have to believe in luck,” said Jacques Arpels, and luck has been a recurring theme in Van Cleef &Arpels’ collections.
Bulgari B.zero1 Bracelet
$20,000 (Php 1,107,030.00)
Bvlgari, also spelled Bulgari, is famed for its colored gemstones and diamonds. It has been a crowd favorite among clients seeking brightly colored pieces of jewelry.
Their famous collection of jewelry like watches, necklaces, and bangles is known to be truly exquisite and unique.
From diamonds, emeralds, pearls, tiger’s eyes, and ceramic, Bvlgari is known for its bold jewelry and daring color combinations redefining the limits of luxury jewelry.
So whether you’re buying a Tiffany rock for your wedding, or you just want a set of signature earrings from Cartier, make sure you wear them confidently with elegance because a woman that is confident radiates strength, power, and beauty just like these luxury jewelry brands. Confidence is beautiful!
Banner photo via Instagram @tiffanyandco.