Fact: Every Fashion Editor Aspires to Own Jewellery by These Luxe Designer Brands

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On the whole, jewellery 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 jewellery 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. So more often than not, to acquire a piece that will outlast trends and generations, you have to invest in designer jewellery brands.

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Whether it's a renowned Cartier Love bracelet or a classic Mikimoto pearl necklace, there are so many designers elevating jewellery and creating pieces that are worth every penny. To streamline the best designer jewellery brands in the market for you, we decided to put the 15 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 (looking at you, Swarovski), make sure you commit them to memory.

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1. Cartier

Style Notes: A classic brand we always come back to is Cartier. Get yourself one of its iconic Love bracelets or something classic such as a necklace.

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2. Messika

Style Notes: Messika's contemporary pieces have quickly become classics in their own right. With timeless style combined with innovative design, the Messika signature is instantly recognisable in each creation. 

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3. Tiffany & Co.

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

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4. David Yurman

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

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5. 886: The Royal Mint

Style Notes: Created by The Royal Mint, the official maker of British coins, 886's jewellery collection benefits from centuries of heritage and knowledge. Alongside the trend-proof designs, sustainability is a key factor for the brand, with gold obtained from electronic waste and silver reclaimed from X-ray film. Lookout for intricate details and thoughtful touches in each design. 

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6. Boucheron

Style Notes: Heralded from Place Vendôme in the jewellery heart of Paris, Boucheron's legacy was born from a focus on geometric intricacy and sculptural creations. One of the most iconic pieces is the Question Mark necklace, which required no closure. Alongside, the creator was an avid Gemologist, so vibrant stones in exquisite cuts are a given. 

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7. CompletedWorks

Style Notes: If you aren't familiar with Completedworks, it's about to become one of your favourite designers. The contemporary British jewellery brand's founder Anna Jewsbury focuses on contrast and texture for her jewellery and homeware collections, citing the raw forms of the natural world. as the influences behind her unique and modern approach to jewellery design.

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8. Bulgari

Style Notes: 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.

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9. Harry Winston

Style Notes: 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.

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10. Hermès

Style Notes: 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 jewellery worthy of a spot in your collection too.

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11. Chopard

Style Notes: Perhaps you've become familiar with Chopard from its luxury watches, which feature the brand's signature Happy Diamonds. Well, its jewellery is equally cool. Whether you opt for a piece that features the Happy Diamonds or not, it's sure to stand out.

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12. Chanel 

Style Notes: 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.

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13. Van Cleef & Arpels

Style Notes: French luxury jewellery 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.

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14. Alex Monroe

Style Notes: Alex Monroe is known for its nature-inspired jewellery, which continues to stand the test of time. Most fashion editors have the designer's bee pendant in their jewellery collections, which, although delicate, has become one of the most iconic pieces in British jewellery. 

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15. Annoushka

Style Notes: Proof that fine jewellery can have a playful side, Annoushka's pieces are colourful and glamorous but not unwearably so. Glittering plentifully with diamonds and precious gemstones, each of the brand's pieces is handmade from the highest-quality materials.

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16. Suzanne Kalan

Style Notes: Though Suzanne Kalan launched her jewellery line back in 1988, the pieces she creates along with her daughter feel distinctly "now." The pair explore colour and form with their jewellery, finding beauty in uneven clusters and vivid colours.

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17. By Pariah

Style Notes: Established as a celebration of natural materials, recycled metals and hand-carved stones, By Pariah's elegant, seasonless designs are intended to be cherished for a lifetime, making them a certified celebrity and editor favourite.

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