It is the brands that are responsible for the glittering treasures of the Hollywood celebrities and those names that will delight every lady: we present ten international and prominent jewelry brands and jewelers.
High Italian jeweler art: Bulgari. However, the roots of the jewelry brand are in Greece. In 1884 the Greek silversmith Sotirio Bulgari opened a shop in Rome. A few years later, at the beginning of the 20th century, Sotirio Bulgari opened his jewelry boutique in the famous Via Condotti. It is still the flagship store of the company. When great stylists such as Sophia Loren, Audrey Hepburn, and above all Elizabeth Taylor discovered their love for Bulgarian jewelry in the 1950s and 1960s, the company gained world fame. The brand became the favorite of the jet set. Meanwhile there are 236 boutiques worldwide.
Tiffany & Co.
The New York Sun reported in 1906: “There is a thing at Tiffany that you can not buy for all the money in the world, it is only a gift: its blue box.” The box with the white loop is an international symbol Tiffany & Co. is the world ‘s leading manufacturer of jewelry and jewelry, with a turnover of 3 years, $ 9 billion (according to Tiffany & Co.) is the top of all jewelry companies, back to 175 years of history.
The French traditional brand, Cartier, has had an inimitable history since its inception in 1847, is the inventor of the first watch with the Santos, and established itself as a supplier of various royal houses at the beginning of the 20th century. Specializing in the production of precious diadems, Cartier decorated the heads of European monarchs. In his exceptional position, House Cartier epochal accompanied great love stories up close. “We are ours now” had Edward VIII engraved in the engagement ring of Wallis Simpson in 1936, for which he renounced the English throne. The emerald of 19.77 carats processed therein should protect the marriage as a symbol of hope. In 1956 Grace Kelly presented her engagement ring with an emerald cut of 10.47 carats. She polished him in bed with a silk hat. In 2011, Kate Middleton wore a Cartier diadem from 1936, originally designed for the future Queen Elizabeth.
According to Tiffany & Co. and Cartier, it is the world’s third largest jewelry company : H. Stern. Once founded by the German-Jewish emigrant Hans Stern, the Brazilian brand now stands for craftsmanship and creativity alike. For $ 200, Stern sold his accordion in 1945. The starting capital for his company, that he simply “H. Star “. He strategically built up his brand. Catherine Deneuve became the mark of the brand, today it is among others Kate Moss. It was called the “King of the Colorful Jewels,” but Hans Stern himself was always humble. On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the company in 1995, the patriarch decided to give his eldest son, Roberto, the place at the top. He started with a reorientation of the company, put more emphasis on design and less on colorful stones. Hans Stern himself has since died. The family business will continue to grow successfully – and in 27 countries.
“Talk to me, Harry Winston. Tell me about it … ” Marylin Monroe once asked the great jeweler Harry Winston in her song” Diamonds Are a Girls Best Friend “. Its name stands for luxurious and sometimes the most expensive jewelry in the world and for the realization of the “American Dream”. The jeweler’s story began with a ring. As a boy Harry Winston found a ring in the shop window of a pawn shop. He got him for 25 cents and went to his father, who owned a small jewelry shop. He was astonished: his son had the right spear nose, it was a two-carat diamond. Two days later, the ring went over the ladder for $ 800. The house Winston still uses today only the most precious gemstones of this world. At the beginning of 2013, the brand was bought by the Swiss watchmaker Swatch for 750 million dollars.
He is considered to be one of Hollywood’s favorite jewelers: Robert Procop. In particular, the engagement ring with the large diamond in baguette cut that Brad Pitt handed over to Angelina pretty one made Procop world-famous. Robert Procop has had a special relationship with Angelina pretty one for years. Already in 2011, the American jewelry designer was involved in the collection of the actress “Style of pretty one”. Its collections are sumptuous. At the center of each piece of jewelry is the processed gemstone. The treasures of Robert Procop are all handmade, often single copies. In addition to his three boutiques, the jeweler is CEO of the British luxury goods group Asprey & Garrard.
Van Cleef & Arpels
The story of Van Cleef & Arpels begins with the marriage of two young people who are enthusiastic about the jeweler art: Estelle Arpels, the daughter of a jeweler salesman and Alfred Van Cleef, the son of a gemstone grinder. Since the founding of the company in 1906 on the Place Vendôme in Paris, the passion for precious stones and the sense of entrepreneurial, which is significant for Van Cleef & Arpels, have not lost in intensity. This is still true today: Van Cleef & Arpel’s designs set the benchmark for combining art and sophisticated jewelry trade. The brand is synonymous with French luxury. The Parisian manufactory has also made a name for itself in High Clocks with often very playful clocks and elaborate dials. Since 2012, there is even an institute, the “L’Ecole Van Cleef & Arpels”, which is dedicated to subjects related to the High jewelry.
JAR – Joel Arthur Rosenthal
In the world of contemporary jewelry and precious jewels these three letters – JAR – have a magical sound. Diane from Fursternberg named Joel Arthur Rosenthal the “Fabergé of our time”. Who is like Elizabeth Taylo r, Madonna or Princess Firyal from Jordan to the hand-picked circle of its exclusive customers, is extremely lucky. At jewelry auctions, for example, at Sotheby’s, his equally rare and much-sought-for jewelry jewelry has long since ruled with regularity price records. With up to three years a purchase interest must be expected, until the JAR design suitable for the personality is designed, the necessary gemstones are found and the extremely complex workmanship is finished at the highest level of craftsmanship. JAR is especially famous for its unique selection of exceptional stones in individual and fantastic color combinations. There are no photos of Joel Arthur Rosenthal, he shuns public appearances and makes no advertising.
Hardly a female regular guest on the red carpet in Cannes has yet to wear his jewels: De Grisogono’s jewelry, behind which the jeweler Fawaz Gruosi stands, sparkle annually at the necks and wrists of the prominent ladies. Born in Lebanon and growing up in Italy, Gruosi studied with the renowned diamond specialist Harry Winston. After all, the Bulgarian jewelry was sold to him for a few years. He is considered the provocateur of luxury jewelers. On straight lines or edges he usually renounces. Luxuriously curved shapes and curves as well as opulent gemstones as an ornament – this is the extravagant, but perfectly portable style of Fawaz Gruosi and his De Grisogno brand.
For more than twenty years, he has been a firm figure in the High Jewelry of Hollywood: Martin Katz. He is regarded as the trendsetter of jewelers. In the center of Beverly Hills, Martin Katz has his flagship store. Above all, the jeweler interprets his designs to the essence of nature. “The natural world has always been a source of inspiration for me,” Katz once said in an interview. He had an appreciation against the artistic work of nature. He adapts for his own precious objects. His treasures are often historical. Martin Katz also holds classic-reserved pieces away from the red carpet. Simple engagement rings are just as much a part of their specialty as ornate jewels.