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Best Designer Jewelry Brands of 2018

December 19, 2017 - Jewelry Articles
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According to the recent Jewelers of America’s Fine Jewelry Industry Consumer and Retail Market Study, 50% of consumers believe that fine jewelry has sentimental value, making it the ideal gift for our nearest and dearest to cherish.

From emerging new designers breaking the market to the more established luxury designer brands, this is our guide to the best designer jewelry brands of 2018. Ranging from more minimalist designs to the more loud and complex jewelry. This article will address the following questions:

 

Best jewelry designers of 2018

  1. Cartier

Thanks to an array of famous ambassadors of the brand and timeless elegant designs, Cartier has succeeded in remaining relevant and desirable since its inception in 1847. A classic and iconic brand, Cartier never goes out of style and continues to design timeless pieces.

Famous wearers: Angelina Jolie and Tom Cruise

Price range: $1,000-$2.76 million

Our favorite piece: Amulette de Cartier Necklace $1,890

 

  1. Nadine Ghosn Fine Jewelry

Nadine Ghosn’s jewelry brand was established in 2015 and has since caused a sensation, especially the infamous Burger Rings – a compilation of stackable rings that create a diamond encrusted burger that you can change around as you wish. Ghosn’s ambition with her jewelry line is to “make ordinary products extraordinary”.

Famous wearers: Beyoncé and Karl Lagerfeld

Price range: $155-$19,800

Our favorite piece: Shut Up Earring $1500

 

  1. Jennifer Meyer

Jennifer Meyer’s jewelry brand is born out of Los Angeles and comes from the designer’s lifelong passion for creating jewelry, as taught by her grandmother. Meyer’s pieces are dainty pieces, perfect for everyday wear.

Famous wearers: Mandy Moore and Emma Roberts

Price range: $225-$10,500

Our favorite piece: Wishbone Studs $300

 

  1. Messika

Founded in Paris in 2005, Messika is a popular brand among celebrities and one of their latest collections was created in collaboration with model and “it girl” Gigi Hadid.

Famous wearers: Beyoncé and Kendall Jenner

Price range: $840-$150,000+

Our favorite piece: Move High Jewelry Addiction 3 Rows $135,000

 

  1. David Yurman

A jewelry designer that has consistently created luxury, high quality designs over the years, David Yurman pieces are luxurious works of art.

Famous wearers: Cindy Crawford and Angelina Jolie

Price range: $125-$47,000

Our favorite piece: Chatelaine Ring $950

 

  1. Monica Vinader

Monica Vinader is a more affordable British jewelry brand that creates wearable and contemporary pieces and is committed to creating ethical jewelry.

Famous wearers: Emma Watson and Olivia Palermo

Price range: $85-$1950

Our favorite piece: Riva Diamond Hero Wave Cuff $1450

 

  1. Nataf Joaillerie

Nataf Joaillerie is an American jewelry brand that creates simple but interesting modern, wearable designs. Vogue hailed Shannon Nataf as “the girl to watch in 2017”.

Famous wearers: Bella Hadid

Price range: $600-$3800

Our favorite piece: Constellation I Earring $3380

 

What should I buy my partner or loved one for Christmas?

Although your budget will impact which designers you are best purchasing from, it is important to bear in mind that designers often have a wide price range. The best advice in choosing a style of jewelry for a loved one is to go simple, classic and timeless. However, if you are confident that you have a profound understanding of their taste and what they look for in jewelry, it is a nice idea to go for something more suited to their individual taste.

If you are looking to buy a loved one jewelry, the different categories below will enable you to see which picks best suit your style and budget.

  • For the fashion conscious: Petit Infinité Hoop by Nataf Joaillerie $835
  • For the eco conscious: Signature Wide Earrings by Monica Vinader $195
  • For something classic: Love Bracelet by Cartier $4,000+
  • For something fun: Comment Earring by Nadine Ghosn Fine Jewelry $1,050
  • For a special man in your life: Onyx & Mother-Of-Pearl Formal Set by Barneys New York $800
  • Best budget buy: Baja Ring by Monica Vinader $160

 

See our comprehensive luxury gift guide for further gift ideas.

 

Why is designer jewelry valuable?

There are several aspects that make up the price of jewelry.

  1. The first is the materials from which the jewelry is made, for example a piece made from platinum or white gold will increase the price over an item made from sterling silver.
  2. The second aspect is the intricacy of the design and the craftsmanship that has gone into the making of the piece.
  3. The third factor is the designer house name and how established or well reputed the brand is.
  4. The fourth factor is the rarity of the piece and any historical significance of the jewelry piece.

 

How can I sell my designer jewelry?

Whether you want to sell your old jewelry in order to make some extra cash or to put towards some new jewelry, you will want to get the best price possible for your piece. At WP Diamonds, we offer competitive prices for your jewelry and a simple and secure selling process. Fill in our online form today to receive your price quote, then make an appointment to visit us in person or send your item in (free and fully insured) to get a final price. The entire process can take as little as 24 hours to be completed.

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Bio: Written by one of our diamond, designer jewelry or luxury watch experts. With over 150 years of combined experience, our experts are able to comment on trends, share industry knowledge and provide diamond, designer jewelry and luxury watch education.

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