For every connoisseur of beauty, there is a jewel. But for those seeking something unique, a pedigree piece, a design of audacious style, there is only one choice: Fred Leighton, curator of the most coveted vintage jewellery – be it a rare piece from the Georgian, Victorian, Edwardian, Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Retro or contemporary eras, Fred Leighton has been a trusted authority for more than 40 years.
Today, rare vintage jewels grace Hollywood stars and live next to masterpieces of art in the world’s private collections – but it wasn’t always so until the 1970s, period pieces were unappreciated, taken apart for their stones and reset. Mr. Fred Leighton put an end to this, elevating the appeal of vintage jewellery and making it desirable.
Although important period jewellery is the heart and soul of Fred Leighton, the house also creates new pieces that draw inspiration from historical periods – but are never reproductions. Designed by an in-house team, everything in the collection is signed Fred Leighton and is limited edition or one-of-a-kind. In the pages of Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and W, Fred Leighton jewels are paired with the season’s best fashion. At the Oscars and Golden Globes, red carpet regulars like Nicole Kidman, Lupita Nyong’o, Charlize Theron and Meryl Streep capture the spotlight in magnificent showstoppers.