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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.
Thierry Hermès, born in 1801, was the son of an innkeeper and the godson of a master suede worker. He came to Paris in 1928 to marry and there he worked for coach makers and wholesalers, supplying them with bridles and harnesses made in his workshop. Since then, horses and anything to do with them have remained in the heritage of the company. Hermes began making jewelry in the 1950s and its fine jewelry collections from the 1970s included many distinctive styles that remain fashionable today. As one of the most luxurious brands in the world, Hermès has managed to retain its standards for quality - the house routinely racks up names on waiting lists for Birkin and Kelly handbags as well as jewelry and watches.
The 1950s represent a decade of post-war prosperity. Fashion, femininity and classic glamour returned to style. Bold, oversized jewelry designs were more open and textural than the chunkier styles that preceded them in the 1940s. Diamonds set in platinum were back en vogue as the inspirational geometry of Art Deco gave way to a curves and swirls. Brooches and earrings featuring spray designs, mixing round and baguette diamonds, became a distinctive hallmark of the period.
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.