Recently, I wrote an article about the 5 best investment handbags. I thought why not write an article about the 5 best investment jewelry pieces. I love jewelry and I’ve been a big proponent of investing in real, authentic, high quality, fine jewelry for years. What I love about jewelry is that if you take care of your jewelry, they can be treated as heirlooms that can literally be passed down for generations.
In addition to passing jewelry down for generations, I also like to look at jewelry pieces as an investment. Meaning, if for whatever reason I have to sell this piece of jewelry would I be able to get all my money back or at least a good portion of it on the resale market? AKA Jewelry investment pieces.
The Hermes Birkin bag is a perfect example of this. If you purchase a Hermes Birkin and you go to resell it, you can actually make a profit. With that being said, I have chosen 5 investment worthy jewelry pieces that you should add to your jewelry collection.
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The first piece on my list should come to no surprise to anyone, it is a Rolex watch. Rolex watches have been around for generations and continues to withstand the test of time (no pun intended 😉 ).
The first Rolex was introduced in 1905 by Hans Wildsdorf. Wildsoft dreamed of being able to wear a watch on his wrist. At the time, only females wore a watch like this, and the wristwatches weren’t as reliable as pocket watches. Wilsdorf partnered with a Swiss watchmaking company to make sure his wristwatches kept precise time.
One of my favorite stories about Wildsoft is when people ask how he came up with the Rolex name, he said a genie whispered it into his ear and he went out and trademarked the name immediately. Today, Rolex is one of the most recognizable names in watchmaking.
A Rolex watch is reliable, elegant, and continues to hold its value for years to come. No doubt in my mind, if you are looking to invest in a timeless watch, then I highly recommend Rolex. A Rolex is definitely worth investing in.
There are two major Cartier Bracelets that most people invest in if they are purchasing a designer piece from Cartier. The first is the Cartier Love bracelet. The second one is the Cartier Juste un Clou bracelets, also known as the nail bracelet. I adore both of these bracelets.
The Cartier Love bracelet has been around for years and continues to be a timeless piece that you can wear for years to come. The Juste un Clou Cartier bracelet in my opinion is a more modern piece but also a great addition to your jewelry collection.
Like many luxury brands, Cartier is notorious for raising their prices 1 -2 times a year. With that being said, many people who purchased the Cartier bracelet years ago can actually now sell the bracelet for more than they paid for it.
Look no further, one of the most iconic pieces of jewelry is the Van Cleef & Arpel Motif bracelet! This bracelet is instantly recognizable, inspired by a four leaf clover, and is known to bring good luck and good fortune!
I was first drawn to this bracelet years ago, when I saw an incredibly chic lady sitting in the cafe shop next to me in Paris.
The Van Cleef & Arpel (VCA) Alhambra collection has been around since 1968 and was first introduced in the form of a necklace with 20 motifs. The necklace became an instant hit for celebrities. As the popularity of the brand grew, VCA’s iconic Alhambra Motif design expanded to bracelets, necklaces, earrings, and even watches.
I adore the Van Cleef & Arpel brand. One of the things that really impressed me about the brand was the detailing that goes into each motif. Each motif is handcrafted and is absolutely breathtaking.
There are so many popular collections from Chaumet that are considered timeless pieces it’s hard to just choose one. However, if I had to choose one Chaumet collection above all others it is the Josephine collection.
The Chaumet Josephine collection has been for over 2 generations and offers 45 exceptional different pieces. The most iconic Josephine piece comes in the form of a ring. The timeless design has been popular for years and is a great piece to pass down from generation to generation. Oftentimes the Josephine ring is used as an engagement ring. I highly recommend adding a Chaumet piece of jewelry to your collection.
Chaumet is easily on the list for the best jewelry investment. In fact, you’ll see many a-listers rocking Chaumet jewelry on the red carpet.
When I think of a timeless piece that never goes out of style, my mind instantly goes to pearls. As far as I’m concerned, everyone can appreciate a good, highly quality pair of pearls: pearl necklaces and pearl earrings.
Even fashion icon Jackie Kennedy adored pearls. In fact, she is quoted saying, “Pearls are always appropriate.” Pearls are adored by not only famous people and social icons, but by women around the world.
I always recommend that if you’re going to invest in only one classic piece of jewelry you can wear with almost every outfit, then invest in a good set of pearls.
With that being said, Mikimoto is known for having the most magnificent pearls. Kokichi Mikimoto had an eye for perfection, and was unimpressed by the pearls that were available at the time. In 1905, Mikimoto produced the first fully spherical cultured pearl. Today, Mikimoto continues to produce high quality pearls that are perfect.
Mikimoto quality is unmatched and because of this Mikimoto pearls definitely earns it spot on the list today on top investment jewelry pieces worth investing in and can be passed down to generations. I love both the single strain of pearls, and the single pearl drop with a diamond at the top!
As I mentioned at the beginning of the article, I highly recommend investing in high quality jewelry accessories that you can wear for years. I remember when my Mom purchased my first set of pearls, I took such great care of them and I hope to one day, if I have a daughter, I’d like to pass those same pearls to her. These pearls were my first real investment jewelry piece that I added to my collection.
In short, the 5 Best pieces of Jewelry worth investing in are the following: A Rolex Watch, A Cartier Bracelet, Van Cleef, Chaumet and Mikimoto Pearls.
I love hearing from you, what are your favorite jewelry pieces worth investing in? Do you have any heirlooms that you inherited that you’d like to pass down to the next generation?
Sincerely Petite in Paris,
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