Commit These Top Designer Jewelry Brands to Memory

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On the whole, jewelry never goes out of style. No matter the decade or the trend, the unique designs of earrings, necklaces, bracelets, and rings have served as both statement pieces and daily accessories. Whether pearl, gold, silver, rose gold, diamond, or something else entirely, a good jewelry piece can stand alone, completing your outfit and adding the right amount of elegance and sparkle. As much as we love our day-to-day pieces, though, we're always on the hunt for new ones to add to our collection, ones we will hopefully be able to pass on as family heirlooms. And so, more often than not, to acquire a piece that will outlast trends and generations, you have to invest in designer jewelry brands.

Whether it's a renowned Cartier Love Bracelet or a classic Mikimoto pearl necklace, there are so many designers elevating jewelry and creating pieces that are worth every penny. To streamline the best designer jewelry brands in the market for you, we decided to put the 10 best in this article. From brands whose clothing you already love (hi, Hermès and Chanel) to labels who've been perfecting their craft for so many years, make sure you commit them to your memory.

1. Tiffany & Co.

Blame it on the classic Audrey Hepburn film Breakfast at Tiffany's, but there's something undeniably timeless about anything from this age-old jewelry designer.

Tiffany & Co. HardWear 18K Yellow Gold Bracelet ($841)

If you didn't know, chain jewelry is a big trend for 2021.

Tiffany & Co. T Wire 18K Rose Gold Narrow Bracelet ($1230)

A classic Tiffany piece.

Tiffany & Co Atlas Pierced Diamond 18K Yellow Gold Band ($706)

Truly timeless.

2. Cartier

Another classic jewelry brand is Cartier. Get yourself one of its iconic Love bracelets or something classic such as a necklace.

Cartier Love Bracelet ($6070)

Not a TSA-friendly bracelet, but still very pretty.

Cartier Diamants Légers Diamond 18k Rose Gold Necklace ($1015)

A necklace that will last forever.

Cartier Trinity de Cartier 18K Three Tone Gold Stud Earrings ($1990)

So pretty.

3. David Yurman

David Yurman emerged onto the jewelry scene in 1980, but that hasn't stopped it from creating pieces destined to be in your jewelry box forever. If you're buying your first piece, go for something that feature's the brand's signature rope-style twist.

David Yurman Crossover Bar Necklace With Diamonds ($1250)

Silver + diamonds = a combination made in jewelry heaven.

David Yurman Initial Pinky Ring in 18k Yellow Gold With Diamonds ($1250)

A future family heirloom.

David Yurman Cable Spira Bracelet in 18k Gold, 4mm ($1500)

This bracelet is worth the investment.

4. Mikimoto

If you aren't familiar with Mikimoto, it's about to become one of your favorite designers yet. The Japanese jewelry brand's founder is known as the first to create cultured pearls, which means you know that this brand will have some of the best out there.

Mikimoto Akoya Cultured Pearl & Diamond Pendant Necklace ($690)

A true classic.

Mikimoto Classic Cultured Pearl Hoop Earrings ($1300)

We're always down for an interesting pearl earring.

Mikimoto Every Essentials Cultured Pearl Bracelet ($1430)

You can never have enough pearls.

5. Gucci

If there's one thing Gucci knows how to do, it's to design really great accessories. They may be known more for bags and shoes, but the selection of understated fine jewelry is not to be missed.

Gucci Icon 18-Karat Gold Diamond Bangle ($6600)

It's the tiny star motif for me.

Gucci GG Running 18-Karat White Gold Diamond Earrings ($2100)

These are much more delicate than they seem.

Gucci Running 18-Karat Gold Ring ($710)

A cool addition to your everyday ring stack.

6. Bulgari

If you're looking for something that feels more exotic than your classic gems, Bulgari's pieces feel like those Cleopatra might wear if she were alive today.

Bulgari Tubogas Bypass Heart 18K Yellow Gold Ring ($2370)

This is easily one of the coolest rings you'll have.

Bulgari Divas' Dream 18K Rose Gold Onyx Black Diamond Necklace ($1805)

We're loving the fan-like pendant on this necklace.

Bulgari Seven Station Mixed Cabochon Gemstone 18K Yellow Gold Necklace ($36510)

So colorful and pretty.

7. Harry Winston

Could there be anything more lust-worthy than something from Harry Winston? As the brand responsible for some of the most famous diamonds to date, there's no doubt any piece from the designer is worth the investment.

Harry Winston Diamond Link ($0)

The shinier, the better.

Price available upon request from the brand.

Harry Winston Pear-Shaped Diamond Solitaire Pendant ($0)

Opt for a classic diamond in a pear shape.

Price available upon request from the brand.

Harry Winston Diamond and Ruby Drop Earrings ($0)

We're in love with these drop earrings.

Price available upon request from the brand.

8. Foundrae

Foundrae's cigar band rings, necklaces, and earrings feature iconic spiritual and mystical symbols that "allow the wearer to express something of herself to the world."

Foundrae Balance 18-Karat Gold Diamond Ring ($3995)

A beautiful reinvention of a classic signet ring.

Foundrae 18-Karat Gold Malachite Bracelet ($6330)

Malachite is very in right now.

Foundrae Mini Heart Love Token 18-Karat Gold and Enamel Necklace ($1595)

Like nothing else in your collection.

9. Hermès

When it comes to luxury, no one does it quite like Hermès. Sure, you know the brand for its signature Birkin Bag, but it also has some amazing jewelry worthy of a spot in your collection, too.

Hermès Kelly Bracelet, Small Model ($8350)

When an iconic bag becomes a bracelet.

Hermès Chaine D'Ancre Enchainee Ring, Small Model ($1950)

How good is this ring?

Hermès Finesse Earrings ($7250)

You'll never want to take them off.

10. Chopard

Perhaps you've become familiar with Chopard with its luxury watches, which feature the brand's signature Happy Diamonds. Well, its jewelry is equally as cool. Whether you opt for a piece that features the Happy Diamonds or not, these pieces are sure to stand out.

Chopard Happy Hearts 18-Karat Rose Gold, Diamond and Onyx Ring ($1720)

So cute.

Chopard Happy Diamonds 18-Karat White Gold Diamond Bracelet ($4200)

Add this bracelet to your collection.

Chopard Happy Dreams 18-Karat Rose Gold Diamond Earrings ($3800)

If you're looking for a pair of jaw-dropping earrings, these are for you.

11. Chanel

No matter what you get from Chanel—whether it's a classic handbag, a ready-to-wear piece, or something else, you know it'll be the epitome of chic. If you're looking for something to wear every day, embrace the famous fashion house with a shiny bauble.

Chanel Comète Perlée Long Necklace ($45400)

Dainty and pretty.

Chanel Impression Camélia Bracelet ($24500)

Such a nice statement bracelet.

Chanel Coco Crush Ring ($1250)

This ring is a forever piece.

12. Van Cleef & Arpels

French luxury jewelry and watch designer Van Cleef & Arpels carries a unique, old-school touch to all of its pieces. If you aren't sure where to start, get yourself something that showcases the brand's classic Clover motif, or a simple bracelet to wear with all of your ensembles. There's no going wrong here.

Van Cleef & Arpels Perlée Clovers Ring ($14300)

So is this one.

Van Cleef & Arpels Frivole Clip Pendant ($36500)

This necklace will make you feel like royalty.

Van Cleef & Arpels Perlée Diamonds Pave Ring ($27400)

And so will this diamond bracelet.

This story was originally published at an earlier date and has been recently updated.

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