There are some brands that are built to last – not just in terms of their design quality and craftsmanship but with regard to the timeless design and the simple style that overthrows the impact of trend, fashion, and season.
From the iconic Cartier love ring and complimenting collection to the Alhambra clover-shaped pendants from Van Cleef & Arpels, the beloved duck-egg-blue box of a Tiffany & Co gift, and the signature high-fashion feminine shapes of any Chanel product, luxury jewellery holds a significant place in the style and investment market. Why? Because each model, product, and collection released by each of these brands garners a huge following and is likely to become an almost instant sell-out.
In this article, we’re sharing a handful of the pieces which we believe will withstand the test of time and last a lifetime. But first, here are the most noteworthy jewellery brands to remember.
Popular jewellery brands that you should remember
Cartier is perhaps the most famous jewellery brand out there, renowned for its attention to detail and the quality which comes with every piece. Van Cleef & Arpels is another iconic brand, which occupies a different sector of the luxury jewellery market and presents a more playful essence in terms of design and aesthetics, while Tiffany & Co is considered the gold standard in engagement rings and statement pieces. Chanel is another brand that shouldn’t be overlooked when it comes to jewellery, thanks to its presence across the luxury market in both fashion and accessories.
Cartier jewellery that lasts a lifetime
The beauty of Cartier jewellery is that the designs are steeped in the kind of history that makes this more than just a jewellery brand – it’s a style phenomenon, and something which speaks of both heritage and refined quality. The bangles, rings, and bracelets are still reminiscent of the earliest designs that came from this brand, which was launched in 1847, and which has piqued the interest of celebrities and A-lister wearers for decades.
To wear a piece of Cartier jewellery is to demonstrate a degree of wealth which many aspire to, with Cartier Love Bracelets among the most searched for items on the luxury jewellery market.
Cartier Love Bangle
Launched in 1969, the Love Bangle is iconic for its simple and subtle design, and the small screwdriver which holds it in place and allows for it to be unscrewed or screwed shut. The longevity of this bracelet’s popularity on the market, paired with its simple and minimalist aesthetic and the endless releases which integrate diamonds and other precious stones into the structure as required, make this a piece which will likely remain in high demand for many years to come.
A fashion lover’s – and an investor’s – dream.
Cartier Trinity Ring
A blend of three rings which are all wound and fused together, this ring was first launched in 1924 as a symbol of life’s most important relationships. The variation in metal and in the use of precious stones and diamonds again means that this ring can be elevated in financial value or kept simple – with the concept and open interpretation making this a ring that has become a staple anniversary or engagement band.
Van Cleef & Arpels jewellery that lasts a lifetime
Another of the top brands in the luxury jewellery sector is Van Cleef & Arpels, known for their use of colour and nature-inspired motifs that deliver a playful yet high-value and infinitely stylish representation of personality and personal style. With pieces that are regarded as lifetime investments, bridging the gap between what is wearable on a daily basis and what helps you to stand out and depict your individuality, the Van Cleef & Arpels collection boasts both subtle and out-there designs which continue to garner attention with every new release.
Alhambra bracelet / pendant
If there’s one motif and design that Van Cleef & Arpels is most famous for, it’s the Alhambra clover. With an endless run of releases and models that use different colours, precious stones, and layouts – from the single pendant necklace to the evenly spaced clovers that surround the bracelet – this is a piece which will draw attention and retain its value for years to come.
Other brands that are worth investing in – and their spotlight pieces
Tiffany & Co is a brand we mentioned earlier on in our exploration of the top and most iconic luxury jewellery brands that hold their value and retain their popularity. The beauty of Tiffany & Co is that many of their products and releases are considered incredibly wearable and the height of luxury and romance, creating a market for jewellery that garners huge investment returns but that is easy to wear from day to night on a daily basis.
The Tiffany & Co heart-shaped lock pendant with the complimenting key is arguably the most famous and well known of all the releases that the brand has produced, with pendants and bracelets all showcasing the same motif. This, like so many of the aforementioned products, is available in a multitude of finishes and with the addition of precious stones and various metals.
Finally, we can’t talk about high fashion and timeless style and not mention Chanel – the brand that sparked a revolution in the womenswear market with innovative bags, the little black dress, and the famous Chanel No.5 perfume, which remains just as popular and in demand today as it has always been. Chanel is not known for jewellery in the same way as some of the other exclusively jewellery-inspired brands; however, the pieces that the brand does produce are the double-C earrings, the diamond-encrusted hoops, and the array of two-tone bracelets and rings that create a unique and stand-out aesthetic.
It goes without saying that all of these boast an incredibly high value, which only elevates once goods hit the resale market, provided you maintain and look after your jewellery and ensure that you store it with proof of authentication and receipts.
Where can I find designer jewellery from these brands?
All of these brands are major names in the luxury market, and so getting products brand new at a retail level is almost impossible. The preloved market is often the best place to find high-quality goods, with a reputable boutique like Love Luxury able to provide access to some of the most coveted, in-demand, and timelessly stylish pieces available.
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