The appeal for life's finest luxuries is stronger than ever with an increase of up to four per cent anticipated each year for fine jewellery alone. Luxury jewellers know how to bend with the times while honouring the commitment to exceptional craftsmanship and tradition. Discover how the founders of Bulgari, Cartier and other global jewellery houses rose to fame and evolved over the years without losing their relevance.
Bulgari was founded in 1884 by Greek silversmith Sotirio Bulgari. The sparkling vivid gems, sensual shapes and sharp lines propel the maison's creativity to new heights. Splendid flowers in full bloom, coin jewels and the serpent are among Bulgari's most celebrated icons
Frederic Boucheron was the first jeweller to open a boutique on the Place Vendôme in Paris. The maison's high-end jewellery and timepieces take their inspiration from nature and incorporate new ideas and elements from other cultures. Napoleon III's Italian mistress, members of the Russian royal family and Edith Piaf are among its most prestigious clients.
Every year, Chopard invents a new collection for the Cannes Film Festival. The maison's experienced artisans devote around 40 hours to handcrafting the festival's most prestigious prize, the Palme d'Or trophy. The Lacy Heart pendant within the 2021 Red Carpet Collection Paradise radiates positive energy.
The French luxury maison was established in the midst of the French revolution by Louis-François Cartier. Popular creations include the Tank watch, Juste un Clou and Love bracelets, which were inspired by medieval chastity belts. The brand has made several bold moves throughout its life span.
TIFFANY & CO
Tiffany's Blue Box is the symbol that best captures the global jewellery brand. Charles Lewis Tiffany opened a small stationary and luxury goods store in New York City in 1837. Since then, the brand has drawn on legendary designers Jean Schlumberger, Elsa Peretti and Paloma Picasso.
And although the list goes on, it’s important to realize that every woman and man deserve their elegant luxury pieces. They sell such a statement and is everyone’s favourite plus one that lasts.