Fred Leighton’s signature creations combine the design aesthetic of the past with the finest materials and craftsmanship of today. Each signed Fred Leighton jewel is at once collectible and wearable, curated to reflect the belief that great design is timeless and style is eternal.
Diamonds from Cartier and Tiffany sparkle alongside originals by Suzanne Belperron and David Webb. From intricate gold designs of the 1700s to bold, sculptural pieces of the 1970s, Fred Leighton’s collection inspires you to wear jewelry in a way that is surprisingly modern.
We look forward to helping you find the perfect diamond design. Please let us know if you prefer to visit the Kwiat boutique at 773 Madison Avenue in New York City or speak with a boutique associate over the phone.
In 1898 at the young age of 13, Raymond C. Yard began a career in the jewelry trade as a door boy at one of the premiere jewelry houses in the U.S., Marcus & Co. in New York. Having learned jewelry-making and salesmanship, he quickly rose through the ranks and by his 30s, he was the most sought-after salesmen at Marcus. There, he attracted the attention of John D. Rockefeller, Jr., a Marcus client, who in 1922 encouraged him open his own firm and recommended him to his friends: the Woolworth, Flagler, DuPont, Harriman and Vanderbilt families. With an extraordinary clientele, Raymond Yard soon became synonymous with high-quality gemstones and platinum mountings elevating the Art Deco movement in the 1920s and 1930s to another level through ornate and delicate designs.