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ANCXperts: Here's where to go when looking for high jewelry in Manila

Not sure where to go for your purchase? Here are five of the Philippines’ top high jewelry spots
Vault Staff | Nov 27 2018

Bvlgari

The Shoppes at Solaire GF Solaire Resort and Casino, Paranaque City

Greenbelt 4 GF Ayala Center, Makati Avenue, Makati City

2F Rustans Department Store EDSA Shangri-La Mall, Shaw Boulevard, Manadaluyong City

Rustans Makati City Courtyard Drive corner Ayala Avenue, Makati City

City of Dreams, Aseana corner Macapagal Avenue, Paranaque City

The Italian jeweler and luxury goods retailer Bulgari was founded in 1884 and was a trailblazer in Italian-style jewelry. Bulgari found inspiration in Greek and Roman art to make pieces with a distinctive, modern touch. The brand is also known for its daring combinations of materials and bold, almost brutal designs, mixing large and weighty gold links with black-surfaced steel.

 

Harry Winston

Greenbelt 5, Ayala Center Makati City, Metro Manila

Harry Winston earned the moniker “Jeweler to the Stars” in 1943 when the actress Jennifer Jones accepted her Oscar as Best Actress decked out in the American jeweler’s baubles. Other Hollywood stars like Gwyneth Paltrow and Halle Berry would also go on to win their own trophies dripping in Harry Winston diamonds. Winston opened his store in New York in 1932. He transformed diamonds into art and revolutionized modern jewelry design by utilizing a signature diamond-driven style that endures.

 

Chopard

Greenbelt 5, Ayala Center Makati City, Metro Manila

Unlike most luxury jewelry and watch brands, Chopard has remained a fully independent family firm since its inception in 1860. Banking on in-house expertise and experience, Chopard has given top priority to training its artisans in order to guarantee high quality. In 1985, with the appointment of Karl-Friedrich and Caroline Scheufele as vice-presidents, the brand introduced Happy Diamonds, its first high-end jewelry line. Though known for their timepieces, Chopard will arrange to have special high jewelry pieces imported for their clients.

 

Cartier

Rustan’s Department Store Shangri-La Plaza Mal, EDSA corner Shaw Boulevard Mandaluyong City

Greenbelt 4, Makati Ave, Makati, Metro Manila‚Äč

GF, Resorts World Manila, Newport Blvd, Pasay

Cartier is the top seller of luxury jewelry in the world. With a long and distinguished history of serving royalty with specialty jewelry, the brand celebrates its 150th year by continuing to produce classic Cartier favorites like the “Marrakeh” and “Fleurette” necklace, “Tetes Croisee” ring, “Panthere” diamond necklace, and “Lakada” bracelet watch. Cartier classics are now a favorite in Asia.

 

Tiffany & Co.

Rustan’s Department Store Glorietta 4, Ayala Center Makati City

Rustan’s Department Store Shangri-La Plaza Mall EDSA corner Shaw Boulevard Mandaluyong City

The sight of Tiffany’s blue box is enough to make many a heart flutter. Throughout history, Tiffany’s played a large part in setting industry standards. In 1851, it became the first American company to use the 925/1000 standard for all of its silver and in 1907 Tiffany’s chief gemologist was instrumental in setting the measurement of “carat” as the weight standard for gems. In 1926, the United States also adopted Tiffany’s standard of purity for the official standard of platinum. Today, both its classic pieces and innovative designs continue to make Tiffany’s a coveted iconic brand.

 

This story first appeared in Vault Magazine Issue 8 2012.