We’re counting down the world’s very best jewelers. Number one might surprise you.
From extravagant to avant garde, the world’s best jewelers are a wide variety of talented artists and gemology experts. They create exquisite pieces of jewelry that are not only coveted and admired, they are worn by the most famous people all over the world.
Of course, it’s a matter of taste, narrowing down the world’s best jewelers to a top 10 list. Ours includes big-name jewelers who make some of the most luxurious pieces, plus a few cutting-edge jewelry artists who always seem to make a big splash in jewelry design.
Who is your favorite? (We’re betting on number one).
Best known for making high-end Swiss watches, jewelry company Chopard crafts some of the world’s most expensive luxury pieces. They’re known for designing intricate details and using the finest gems and metals. When you see a celebrity wearing an ornate necklace or pair of earrings on the red carpet, there’s a good chance it’s a Chopard.
Also spelled Bulgari, this Rome-based fashion and jewelry house is known for high-style Italian jewelry with large, bold 18-karat gold designs. Lady Kitty Spencer, Princess Diana’s niece, is the official ambassador of the Bulgari brand.
Piaget is another Swiss watchmaker that makes delicate jewelry pieces using fine materials. They’re well known for glittering rose designs crafted carefully from silver or gold, diamonds and rosy gemstones – and they’re also known to be relatively affordable.
7- Kokichi Mikimoto
Kokichi Mikimoto may not be a household name. Yet. His Japanese company’s jewelry is some of the most finely crafted on Earth. Mikimoto invented the modern process of using cultured pearls in jewelry. When you see a celeb wearing a thick, elegant collar necklace encrusted with pearls, it might just be a Mikimoto.
6- Jacob the Jeweler
Any list of high-end jewelers has to include Jacob the Jeweler, the rap world’s most sought-after jeweler since the 1980s. Known as “the Harry Winston of hip hop,” Jacob Arabo has been the go-to luxury jeweler for Biz Markee, Jay Z, Nas, Biggie Smalls, Ghostface Killa, Missy Eilliott, Usher and Puff Daddy.
5- Van Cleef & Arpels
Fans of elegant, old-world jewelry admire the creations of Alfred Van Cleef and Estelle Arpels. Some of the world’s most famous women have worn their jewelry to exclusive events, including the Duchess of Windsor, Grace Kelly, Elizabeth Taylor and Eva Perón.
4- Tiffany & Co.
One of the most recognizable jewelry names in the world, Tiffany & Co. is known for making everything from lamps to engagement rings – plus iconic turquoise jewelry boxes. Their jewelry uses a number of classic designs they’ve produced since they were founded in 1837.
A favorite of both royals and everyday people, Cartier is perhaps the world’s best example of the natural fusion between wearability and luxury. Cartier jewelry is true a status symbol. The company popularized the idea of ordering personalized jewelry.
2- Harry Winston
In every business, there’s someone who’s considered the all-time best, and in jewelry that’s Harry Winston – King of Diamonds and Jeweler to the Stars. His jewelry studio employs only the finest masters. Winston himself was once entrusted with a world treasure: The Hope Diamond.
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