New Luxury Jewelry Brands You Should Know
When you think luxury, high-fashion jewelry, certain brands immediately come to mind. We all know Tiffany & Co. for its diamonds, Cartier for its watches, and Harry Winston for its colored gemstones. However, there are lesser-known fine jewelry designers that have a stellar record of making quality luxury pieces.
You should definitely know some of these brands before they become household names. This way you are sure to get some one-of-a-kind pieces that will catch eyes and spark conversations.
Let’s take a look at 5 luxury jewelry brands established in the past decade, including their most famous pieces and the high-profile men and women who have had the pleasure of wearing them.
1. Bea Bongiasca
Bea Bongiasca is an Italian designer with a Bachelor of Arts in Jewelry Design degree from the Central Saint Martins University in London. She founded the Bea Bongiasca brand in 2013, hand-making precious stone jewelry that merge the timelessness of East Asia with contemporary western influences.
Each of her pieces is unapologetically colorful, calling to the young person in all of us. Despite their whimsical appearance, Bea Bongiasca’s jewelry pieces are infused with a commentary of our times and are sure to spark insightful conversation.
Here is Kim Kardashian rocking Bea Bongiasca’s lime green Lucky Flower earrings made from 9k gold with a green enamel coating and an octagon-cut topaz in the middle. A blue variation with amethyst is also available.
L’Enchanteur is a brand that is unique in every way. It was founded in 2012 by identical twins Dynasty Ogun and Soull Ogun. These two women encapsulate everything that is cool, modern, educated, feminine, powerful, and high-end. Each piece reflects these elements, so it is no wonder that celebrities like Beyoncé, Jay-Z, and Ciara frequently don their pieces. Beyoncé even rocked L’Enchanteur’s Mouth Garb and Solar Beam Ring in the video for her song, “Already.”
You can create an effortlessly elegant look with L’Enchanteur’s Maharaja Serene Tennis Bracelet crafted from 14k gold and gemstones of your choice like Tanzanite, Tsavorite, and Garnet.
This brand was started in 2016 by UPenn-educated Jameel Mohammed. His pieces have a marked Afrofuturistic leaning that invites you to explore the history of the diaspora and build with it a better tomorrow. He has been named as one of Forbes 30 Under 30 to keep an eye out for. Celebrities like Kendall Jenner cannot resist the solid, imaginative appeal of Khiry’s pieces.
Tennis champion Naomi Osaka displayed Khiry’s Khartoum Torc necklace front and center for her Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition cover.
You can recreate this edgy look with the Khartoum I Torc 18k gold necklace embellished with golden spheres that celebrities like Kehlani have worn.
4. Sophie Buhai
There is something powerful about simplicity, and Sophie Buhai has got this down to a science. The woman behind the brand is Los Angeles-based Sophie Buhai, who launched the company in 2015. She makes pieces for the woman who embodies silent elegance, regardless of her age. The brand is famed for its minimalist but striking pieces, ranging from metals to pearls and other precious stones.
Nicole Kidman wore Sophie Buhai’s pearl necklace for her 2019 InStyle Magazine interview.
Also, the Double Baroque Pearl Collar is a must-have for any woman who sees her jewelry as an investment.
5. Marlo Laz
Marlo Laz is the epitome of understated elegance, combining strong metals with fine gems. Jesse Marlo Lazowski founded this brand in 2014 for the woman who loves beautiful, luxurious pieces of art. It is no wonder that celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow swear by the brand.
The Alexandra Ring, made from 14k yellow gold, a centered Paraiba stone, and white diamonds is a must-have accessory for any jewelry collection.
Sometimes, going with jewelry brands that have existed for decades is the safe choice. But exploring new brands is the way to go for anyone who wants to add variety and uniqueness to their jewelry collection.
About The Author
Debbie Azar is the Co-Founder and President of Gemological Science International (GSI), one of the largest gemological organizations in the world, and a distinguished leader in the global diamond and jewelry industry. As an executive with extensive knowledge of the jewelry and gem lab industries, her entrepreneurial skills and vision have helped GSI achieve rapid and continuous growth worldwide, establishing 13 leading-edge gemological facilities on four continents. She currently serves on the boards of the Jewelers Vigilance Committee, Responsible Jewellery Council, and Jewelers for Children, and is a member of the 24 Karat Club of New York. She has been featured in Forbes, Daily Mail, Good Morning America, Bloomberg, Bloomberg Businessweek, Fox Business, Fox5, CBS2, BOLDTV, Varney&Co, The Street, and NASDAQ, among others.