What is the hierarchy of high-end jewelry brands in New York?
September 2, 2009 1:22 PM Subscribe
What are the most impressive/exclusive quality diamond jewelry brands with a retail presence in Manhattan?
posted by L'homme armé to Shopping (9 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I am looking for those that are known to the reasonably knowledgeable New Yorker but not necessarily as well-known outside. I worry that Tiffany is too over-exposed and perhaps not the best value for the money.
More specifically, I am looking to buy for someone in the upper half of her 30's who has lived in New York for about 15 years and has a classy, timeless sense of style but is brand-conscious. Thus the name on the box must be recognizable.
A few alternatives come to mind: H. Stern, Cartier, De Beers, Harry Winston, Piaget, Van Cleef but I don't have any idea how they rank on quality, value, or brand recognition. Can you provide some insights?