Jewelry has been around as long as man has walked the planet. Recently discovered in South Africa are necklaces made of molluscs and shells thought to be over 75 000 years old, the oldest jewelry artifacts found to date. Jewelery, thankfully, has evolved since the days of bone, tooth and shell necklaces of our forefathers.
Although costume fashion jewelry comes and goes, classic pieces always stand the test of time. Tacori, a family owned business in California has its origins in Europe and has created vintage jewelry blended perfectly with contemporary American style art and design. Specializing in bridal sets, they have spanned four decades in crafting unique and treasured rings, bracelets and necklaces.
Chopard has manufactured fine watches and jewelry for the past 150 years. Humble beginnings in 1860 have lead to an enduring lifetime legacy today. The new animal theme was brought out to celebrate the anniversary as well as to start an awareness of wild life issues. Proceeds of the animals themes will go to the World Wild Life Fund to help fund WWF initiatives.
Although Roberto Coin has only been around since 1977, he has made his mark in the land of top designers and his signature ruby creations are thought to bring prosperity and good fortune. This is in accordance with an ancient Egyptian legend which dictates that the wearer of a ruby shall receive health, wealth and happiness all throughout their lives.
One thing all these top designers have on common, is fine artistic craftsmanship combined with excellence and precision. This combination creates the classic time honored treasures that endure the test of time.