A woman needs ropes and ropes of pearls. - Coco Chanel
There are two types of women in this world…bag ladies and jewelry addicts! I’m a total bag lady, yet I still rock my costume jewelry, like the imitation Kate Middleton-esque sapphire and crystal studs I got from the Buckingham Palace gift shop. Meanwhile, one of my besties is a jewelry fanatic who proudly carries her reusable shopping bag to complement the glimmering Cartier diamonds around her neck, wrist and fingers.
If we were royal, we could justify purchasing a new Chanel Boy Alligator Flap Bag AND a Cartier Diamond Trinity Ring, but commoners spending a chunk of their yearly salary on such items is frivolous—and ridiculous!
Certain types of jewelry are considered an investment—just like Hermès Birkin Bags and Chanel Flap Bags—but which jewelry designers give you the best ROI? Look no further than Van Cleef & Arpels and Cartier!
And on that note, look no further than LePrix…we’ve got hundreds of their decadent designs in brand new, pre-loved and vintage condition. Let’s explore each designer and check out some of our favorite pieces, brought to you by our partnerships with over 600 of the world’s most luxurious designer consignment boutiques!
Obviously Cartier needs no introduction. It's one of the most prestigious jewelers in the world! Whether your heart skips a beat for the Love Collection, the Trinity Ring or the Roadster Watch, it's no wonder this much-adored brand has been the jewelry line of choice for celebrities, royalty and socialites since 1847.
Diamonds are a girl's best friend...especially if they're from Cartier, swimming in swirled 18k yellow gold and dangle elegantly from the earlobes.
Get all wrapped up in this glimmering Panthere Griffe ring, meticulously crafted in 18k white gold and bedazzled with rows of diamonds.
The Cartier LOVE collection is an iconic symbol of love and expert jewelry craftsmanship. Rendered in 18k rose gold, this timeless design features signature screw motifs and undeniable elegance.
Another member of the Cartier LOVE collection, this trendy update is crafted in 18k white gold and features two interlocking LOVE charms attached by a dainty chain bracelet.
A miniaturized LOVE collection staple, this LOVE ring is designed in flashy 18k white gold and also features the signature screw motif.
The Tank Américaine watch features an elongated case with a more pronounced curve than the original model. This particular is crafted in eye-catching 18k rose gold with an octagonal crown and enough elegance for a queen.
The instantly recognizable “Alhambra” or four-leaf clover is Van Cleef & Arpels’ version of a monogram. Symbolizing luck, it has become one of the most iconic creations of the Maison since 1968. Meanwhile, equally graceful and elegant, Van Cleef & Arpels’ butterflies embody a nature in constant bloom and renewal. They flutter from flower to flower, gracing them with their lively colors created from exceptional stones and precious materials.
Van Cleef's signature Alhambra motif in mother of pearl defines this eye-popping, 18k yellow gold necklace that'll not only bring you luck, but also envious stares.
This jaw-droppingly stunning vintage 18k yellow gold Van Cleef & Arpels choker is rendered in a snakeskin like texture and encrusted with diamonds at the front.
Your ears will twinkle like the Eiffel Tower with these luxurious 18k yellow gold earrings that are elegantly defined by rows of diamonds and eye-catching rubies.
These Van Cleef & Arpels La Pluie dangle earrings ensure you'll literally be dripping with diamonds and 18k gold.
This artistic masterpiece by Van Cleef & Arpels pays tribute to one of their greatest aesthetic traditions...white gold jewelry. These winter-inspired motifs resemble a delicate snowflake decked out in diamonds.
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