After compiling extensive data detailing the preferences of the world's wealthiest women, the Luxury Institute concluded that premiere American design house Tiffany & Co. topped the list of favored jewelry brands. Since its 1837 founding, Tiffany has been a timeless classic, defining style and sophistication among the country's elite. From Etoile to Elsa Peretti, the brand has unveiled innovative new collections, while fostering its legacy through the continuance of cherished, traditional designs. Tiffany is the jewelry of choice for those celebrating major milestones, and Tiffany diamonds holds a special place in the hearts--and on the ring fingers--of many women. Immortalized in the Hollywood classic “Breakfast At Tiffany’s,” and personified by style icon Audrey Hepburn herself, Tiffany has been a favorite accessory of first ladies and fashionistas throughout American history. Gwyneth Paltrow, Sarah Jessica Parker and Anne Hathaway are just a few of Tiffany's toniest fans.
Next on the Luxury Institute list of beloved brands is American jewelry craftsman and designer David Yurman, who skyrocketed to fame in the early 1980s with the debut of his immensely popular signature sterling silver cable bracelet. This piece--and many others since, including rings, pendants and watches--went on to become a cult classic for the chic woman. Yurman continues to be a wardrobe staple for celebs from Renee Zellweger to Brad Pitt, who look forward to seeing what he'll do next.
Rounding out the top three is the classic kingdom of Cartier. A contemporary of Tiffany, the luxe line has been legend since 1847, when Louis Francois Cartier established his first jewelry shop in Paris. A favorite of royal families and Hollywood royalty alike, Cartier has enchanted admirers, including Elizabeth Taylor and Sophia Loren, with its creativity and workmanship, from the famed "Love" bracelet series, to elegant watches and dazzling diamond rings.
The survey wasn't just limited to the world of fine jewelry. The Luxury Institute, whose objective is to be "the independent global voice of the high net-worth consumer," declared Michael Kors the hands-down winner in the fashion and accessories market by a landslide victory of nearly 40 percent; trailing behind were Prada, Burberry, Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Gucci and Marc Jacobs. Multimillionaire men, meanwhile, reported Ralph Lauren and Brooks Brothers as their favorite fashionable choices.
If you're worried that your questionnaire from the Luxury Institute may have gotten lost in the mail, you can likely call off the post office search: only those with a net worth of $5 million were included in the survey. Regardless of whether you're a one percent-er, 66mint makes it possible for you to enjoy the same privileges as the fabulously flush, thanks to a carefully curated collection of estate pieces, including Tiffany & Co., David Yurman, Cartier and many other elegant options.