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5 Sought-After Luxury Designers in Our Estate Collection

5 Sought-After Luxury Designers in Our Vintage Collection

Our collection of estate jewelry is very extensive, to say the least! What you probably didn't know is that our extensive estate jewelry collection also includes beautiful and extremely valuable designer vintage pieces by highly sought after designers like Tiffany & Co., Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels and many more. Now, we aren't able to share with you every single designer we have because there is just too many to mention - you will just have to come into one of our five stores to see for yourself!

What we are able to do, however, is share with you our top five designers and the equally gorgeous and highly valuable pieces gracing our estate collection at the moment. As with all the estate pieces in our collection, there are only one of each and they may only be available for a short amount of time...so don't hesitate! Check out some of our designer estate pieces featured here and run-don't walk-to the product links below.

Tiffany & Co.

Shop Now: Tiffany & Co. 18K Yellow Gold Estate Diamond Vannerie Necklace || Tiffany & Co. 18K Yellow Gold Jean Schlumberger Six Row X Band || Tiffany & Co. Paloma Picasso 18K Yellow Gold Estate Squiggle Pin || Tiffany & Co. 18K Rose Gold Estate Diamond T Wire Ring || Tiffany & Co. Estate Cultured Pearl Necklace

Tiffany & Co. is a designer brand that needs no introduction. Even a jewelry novice new to all things luxury or high-end vintage has heard of this famous and highly recognizable name and brand. A company so notorious they even coined their own famous Tiffany Blue color. Founded in 1837 by John B. Young and Charles Louis Tiffany, the Tiffany & Co. legacy has continued into the 21st century stronger than ever with many vintage Art Nouveau and Art Deco pieces from their original collections, making appearances in some of the most famous art museums such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Today you will see their beautiful designer pieces still highly coveted and adorned by many jewelry novices and enthusiasts alike.

Cartier

 

Shop Now: Cartier 18K Yellow Gold and Diamond Hindu Flower Earrings || Cartier 18K Pink and White Gold Estate Diamond Paved Love Bracelet || Cartier Amulette de Cartier 18K Rose Gold Onyx and Diamond Necklace || Cartier 18K Tricolor Gold Estate Trinity Rolling Ring

Cartier, a name synonymous with quality and style, was founded 1847 in Paris, France by Louis-Francois Cartier. Cartier's final move to 13 Rue de La Paix in Paris - one of Paris' most expensive streets - proved to be the right one as many other luxury jewelers followed suit quickly transforming the area into the center of international jewelry. Cartier only went on to expand and enhance their legacy by opening a London store in 1902 and a New York store in 1909. Among one of his many innovations, Louis Cartier's most important and lasting was introducing the combination of platinum and diamonds to create a garland style of jewelry by weaving the platinum into extremely fine threads to further enhance the sparkle of diamonds. After this, platinum was considered to be a legitimate and irreplaceable precious metal in jewelry making, a notion we still  herald today.

Van Cleef & Arpels

Shop Now: Van Cleef & Arpels 18K Yellow Gold Estate Vintage Alhambra Earrings || Van Cleef & Arpels 18K Yellow Gold Estate Vintage Alhambra Necklace

Without the joining of Alfred Van Cleef, who was the son of a stone cutter from Amsterdam and Estelle Arpels, who was the daughter of a precious stone dealer, this highly sought after luxury brand would never have come to be. Van Cleef & Arpels was founded in France in 1896 and is known for their unparalleled enhancement of exceptional and rare stones. After the addition of Claude Arpels in 1932, his opening of the first Van Cleef & Arpels across the Atlantic at the new Rockefeller Center marked the first European Luxury brand to ever establish a presence in the United States. Since their beginning, Van Cleef & Arpels have been associated with events marking the lives of many royal and imperial families around the world. Among the many socialites known to favor the luxury designs of Van Cleef & Arpels are Audrey Hepburn, Sophia Loren, Elizabeth Taylor, Jackie Kennedy, Julia Roberts, Uma Thurman, Diane Kruger, Scarlett Johansson and many more.

Buccellati

  1. Shop Now: Buccellati 18K Yellow Gold Estate Bracelet || Buccellati 18K Yellow Gold Estate Diamond Band Ring

With their easily recognizable style of distinctive textures and engravings, the name Buccellati has gained its own notoriety in the jewelry industry since 1919. This family owned designer jewelry is so special because of the hand made details, hand alloyed metals, hand engravings and stone settings and the fact that they use very little in the way of machinery. These types of handmade details are hard to come by and are extremely precious and valued especially in the jewelry industry. In the yellow gold ring shown you can even see just how intricate and detailed each component of this ring really is making it a true treasure.

Pomellato

Shop Now: Pomellato 18K Yellow Gold Estate Citrine Ring || Pomellato 18K Rose Gold Estate Diamond Iconica Earrings || Pomellato 18K Yellow Gold Estate Teddy Bear Charm || Pomellato 18K Yellow Gold Necklace

Founded by Pino Rabolini in 1967, this fine jewelry name has not been established quite as long as the others mentioned, but it is no less sought after or highly valued. Pomellato designs fuse Italian craftsmanship by using striking and unconventional designs and sustainably-sourced gemstones. The hundreds of artisans' hard at work use their expert technique to create truly unparalleled designs as you can see with the unique yellow gold necklace with its ever-moving circular links.

Loving these designer pieces? Browse our full vintage & estate online collection or visit us in stores to see more vintage and estate jewelry!

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