Want to buy a ring that is custom-made, an art jewelry necklace or the finest one-of-a-kind handmade piece on the planet? When you are investing in fine jewelry, it’s important to know what kind of piece you are about to purchase. At Gallery Atlantic we promote and sell high-quality designer jewelry.
While fine jewelers may display beautiful treasures online and in their showrooms, it doesn’t necessarily mean that they are selling you a designer item. Designer jewelry is something that is part of a suite of designs, usually envisioned by one designer, and in larger design houses by a team of designers working together to emulate a designer’s signature style. When you think "fashion" - the House of Dior, Chanel or Gucci easily come to mind. These brands conjure up expectations, quality and style. The same is true with designer jewelry.
Jewelry designers and design houses like Bochic (designers Miriam Salat and David Aaron Joseph) work in sets and seasons. So if you fall in love with a ring, you’ll probably be able to find a matching pendant and bracelet. Better still, if you fall in love with a particular style of designer jewelry you can come back to them time and time again, season after season. Designer jewelry is always recognizable by its theme, colors, style or flavor.
A look at 3 popular jewelry designers and their trademark designs
David Yurman wasn’t happy creating designer jewelry just for department stores. Owning the industry’s leading design brand, Yurman also launched a fragrance, and he designs eyeglasses and watches. Celebrities love his classic look, like Brad Pitt who wore one of Yurman’s rings to the Golden Globes this year.
John Hardy the designer, has left the business but his brand continues on. Exotic, spiritual and intricate, the company designs out of Bali, one of the most beautiful destinations on earth. Green consumers don’t only buy John Hardy for the designer jewelry they love, the brand is also eco-conscious and the company plants bamboo to offset their corporate travelers' carbon footprint. John Hardy’s gold line and the very upscale limited edition "Cinta" collection has made a very big mark on designer jewelry market.
Sevan jewelry, created by designer Sevan Bicakci from Turkey, is artsy and fun and a little bit shocking, but it still might be the apple of your eye. With jewels and small “creatures” encrusted in rings and necklaces, the designer creates fashionable pieces that are as dramatic on your finger as they are on a pedestal in an art gallery. With high levels of craftsmanship Sevan’s work is designer jewelry that features micro-mosaics and intricate and unusual carvings.
(credit: Jewelry Du Jour)