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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.
Measurement of the length of the drop portion of a design. For earrings, measure downward from the post or the top of the wire. For a necklace or pendant, measure the drop from the chain or necklace center.
Measurement of the length of the primary element of a design at the longest point.
Measurement of the width of the primary element of a design at the widest point.
The Edwardian period officially began in 1901 when Edward, son of Victoria, ascended to the British throne. In France, this era was known as La Belle Epoque. Elegance and fashion were the predominant values of the day, and the jewelry reflected this beautifully. Edwardian jewelry is feminine and lacy with delicate filigree patterns in monochromatic color schemes. Diamonds and pearls were the favored gemstones of the day, and advances in metal-working gave way to widespread use of platinum in jewelry. With new capabilities at their disposal, the jewelers of the period gave new creative expression to the bows, ribbons and garlands of Victorian jewelry. New jewelry forms such as the dog collar and the sautoir became popular.
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.