Diamonds are Jewellery is a girl’s best friend, period. Regardless whether it’s in the form of diamonds, gemstones, or metals, you can always count on the simplest of pieces to elevate your outfit, and it’s something you can wear for every and any occasion. On top of that, a special ring or necklace, for example, evokes emotion like no other. In conjunction with International Women’s Day, we’re highlighting seven female-founded fine jewellery brands to support these power women in business. If you’re looking for baubles that will last through the trends and years, look no further. These brands have got the celebrities’ stamp of approval, which means they have ours too.
Founder: Noura Sakkijha
Did you know: Noura raised USD $23 million from investors while seven months pregnant—with twins.
Celebrity clientele: Oprah, Lizzo, Jamie Chung and more.
Shop if you’re into: Chic jewellery for day-to-night wear.
Founder: Lorraine Schwartz
Did you know: Beyonce’s 24-carat emerald-cut engagement ring, and Kim Kardashian’s 20-carat cushion-cut engagement ring are both purchased from the jeweller. The latter was stolen during a Paris robbery.
Celebrity clientele: Blake Lively, Priyanka Chopra, Taylor Swift and more.
Shop if you’re into: Statement-making jewels that are perfect for the red carpet.
Founder: Valérie Messika
Did you know: Valérie’s is the daughter of famous diamond dealer, André Messika.
Celebrity clientele: Hailey Bieber, Selena Gomez, Charlize Theron and more.
Shop if you’re into: Bold jewellery that are given a modern twist.
Founder: Jennifer Meyer
Did you know: The designer used to work for Ralph Lauren and Giorgio Armani before launching a jewellery brand.
Celebrity clientele: Jennifer Aniston, Olivia Wilde, Emma Roberts and more.
Shop if you’re into: Colourful baubles that are perfect for stacking.
Founder: Monica Vinader
Did you know: The British jeweller launched her brand in the midst of the 2008 global recession, and had to remortgage her family home after failing to secure investors.
Celebrity clientele: Nathalie Emmanuel, Rachel Brosnahan, Ellie Goulding and more.
Shop if you’re into: Trendy pieces that range from understated gold hoops to eye-catching gemstone drop earrings.
Founders: Chelsea Nicholson and Vanessa Stofenmacher
Did you know: With USD $8,000 in seed money from Vanessa’s husband, the duo turned the brand into a multi-million dollar business just two years later.
Celebrity clientele: Jessica Biel, Rachel McAdams, Eiza Gonzalez and more.
Shop if you’re into: Elegant engagement rings or everyday pieces made with sustainable lab-grown diamonds.
Founder: Anita Ko
Did you know: The Los Angeles-based designer has been creating jewellery since she was seven years old.
Celebrity clientele: Zoe Kravitz, Kaia Gerber, Scarlett Johansson and more.
Shop if you’re into: Stunning diamond jewellery with an edge.
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