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At Fred Leighton, our promise is to continually re-imagine all that can be done with diamonds. In keeping with this rich tradition of innovation, we introduce our first jewelry designs made by combining two of the most enduring materials: diamonds and fine ceramic. Much like diamonds, fine ceramic made from zirconia is exceptionally durable. Fred Leighton fine ceramic is the highest quality available and achieves a superior luster that never fades. Smooth, sensual and exquisite – this material is as pleasing to the hand as it is to the eye.
THE PROPERTIES OF KWIAT FINE CERAMIC
Superior luster that never fades Durable and scratch-resistant, ensuring it stands the test of time A lasting trend that is both of the moment and timeless Easy to clean with an ultrasonic cleaner, steam or soap and water
THE KWIAT FINE CERAMIC GUARANTEE
Our fine ceramic guarantee covers all ceramic components for the life of the piece.
Cartier, the world-famous Parisian jeweler and watchmaker, is one of the oldest and most storied brands in the world. A jeweler to Kings, Socialites and Hollywood elite, some of the world’s most famous and extraordinary gems have passed through its doors. Cartier is celebrated for its exquisite Art Deco style, creating some of the most glamourous and original jewelry of the period in abstract, geometric forms. Throughout the 20th century, many of Cartier’s designs have become timeless classics, from their signature Panther and the Trinity ring to the iconic Love Bracelet. Cartier is known for the quintessential pieces that define everyday luxury and good taste.
The 1970s reflected a continuation of the trends that began in the 1960s – long necklaces, medallion pendants, bangle bracelets and oversized earrings were all in fashion. Gold still ruled, and the favored gemstones of the day were darker and more natural in color in shades of burgundy, deep blue and purple. Indian influences become more prevalent, perhaps inspired by the Beatles journeys. By the end of the decade, the influence of the punk scene started to influence jewelers, who introduced motifs such as safety pins, spikes and studs.
As curators of 3 centuries of design, we look at jewelry with a discerning eye to find the most inspired, exquisitely crafted pieces. We are proud to share the world’s most renowned vintage jewelry from the greatest design periods the world has ever known.