Jewellery Designers and brands knowledge is important for every budding jewellery aspirant. Learning about the game changers will help enhance knowledge and enable them to acquaint with their work and help in carving a path to success. Here is a list of 7 jewellery brands and jewellery designers.
Tiffany & Co.
Tiffany & Co. was founded by Mr. Charles Lewis Tiffany and John B. Young. Though in its earlier days it was known as “Tiffany, Young and Ellis”, which sold only stationery items. However, in 1853, Mr. Tiffany took over complete control and named it Tiffany & Co. The Tiffany Blue Colour was trademarked in 1998 and the brand partnered with Pantone to standardize the colour – 1837 Blue. The company is known for its diamonds, rare and unusual gemstones and silver sterling jewellery.
Audrey Hepburn in the opening scene of Breakfast at Tiffany’s will always remain ingrained in our minds. The iconic jewellery brand has been associated with the big moments of life like engagement rings, wedding rings etc. Elsa Peretti, the well-known jewellery designer who was associated with Tiffany’s until her death. She was known to design pieces for Tiffany’s like the Bean Pendant, Bone cuff, T bangle, Tiffany silver heart charm.
The manufacturers of jewellery and watches, Cartier was founded by Louis-François Cartier in 1847 in Paris by taking over his master’s workshop. Mr. Cartier was hailed as the “Jeweller of the Kings” by Edward VII. He was the one to have introduced the concept of wrist watch in an era of pocket watches.
The French brand’s iconic screwdriver patterned “Love bracelet“ has been a sought-after gift item since its introduction in the 1970s. The other collection in demand is the for gifting includes Juste Un Clou and Cartier Panthère. The Panthère design has been included in its jewellery and watch line. It is also considered as a vital part of the brand’s identity since the 1940s. It has become a symbol of luxury and sophistication and points towards the craftsmanship and spirit of the brand.
Chopard is a celebrity favourite for red carpet events. It’s Founder, Louis-Ulysse Chopard, was a Swiss watchmaker. Post his death the company was taken over by his son Paul-Louis and grandson Paul-André. However, in 1963, the company was taken over by a German goldsmith and watchmaker by the name of Karl Scheufele III.
To celebrate 60 years anniversary of the Cannes Film Festival, Chopard unveiled its Red Carpet Collection in 2007, since then the luxury brand reveals a new collection to mark as a symbolism for each edition of the festival. Happy Diamonds is Chopard’s signature iconic dancing diamonds.
Apart from creating jewellery, the brand is attributed in re-designing the Palme d’Or and is also known to present the Trophée Chopard to two young actors during the Cannes Film Festival.
Trophée Chopard (L) and Palme d’Or (R)
Farah Khan Ali
Born to a film family, Farah Khan Ali is established and popular jewellery designers and gemologist in India. Recipient of numerous awards and accolades, her designs have been sought after by Indian as well as International celebrities.
She is known for her well-crafted, opulent and daring jewellery designs. Farah works with diamonds, kundan, polki, gold, platinum, rubies and emeralds. Apart from jewellery the designer has diversified into corporate gifting, cufflinks, décor etc.
Suhani Pittie is recognised as “One of the 10 most inventive and ingenious jewellery designers in the world”, by the World Gold Council. She graduated from the Gemological Institute of America and is a recipient of numerous prestigious awards.
Known for her path-breaking interpretation of contemporary jewellery, Suhani Pittie has designed for Bollywood stars and is the first Indian jewellery designer to present her work at the Miami Fashion Week. The designer is recognised for transforming the Indian jewellery industry with her modern take on traditional handcraft techniques.
Jewellery Designer Poonam Soni is known for her daring, unusual and colourful jewellery collections. She is credited with having popularised the concept of bespoke jewellery in India in 1989. Her popular collections include the Greek with handcrafted motifs of the Sistine Chapel, Rome into pure gold offset with unconventional stones of Rhodolites, Malakites, Black Onyx and even leather and shells, Egyptian, Glass on gold, The Mughal Collection, Monochromes and Gaudi Revived.
Pallavi Foley is renowned for creating precious and semi-precious jewellery and handcrafted sculptural jewels. She is known to seek inspiration from nature, cultures and histories. Pallavi Foley is hailed as a pioneer of Avant Garde Jewellery in India. She also works as a Design Consultant to quite a few Indian and International jewellery brands.
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