It’s always important to possess a well-rounded awareness of a variety of topics, jewels notwithstanding. Whether you are searching for an addition to your collection or merely visualizing your wish list, these five must-know diamond brands should be at the top of your list.


Founder Laurence Graff is world-renowned for obtaining some of the planet’s most exceptional gemstones. In recent years, the London-based brand has found design inspiration in the sumptuous creations from Europe’s baroque period in more organic forms, such as the blossoms of South African wildflowers. Big, bold diamonds are truly Graff’s forte.

Harry Winston

Widely known as the “King of Diamonds,” Harry Winston began acquiring gemstones and designing show-stopping jewlery the moment he opened his New York boutique in 1932. His signature designs are as exsquisite as the brand’s contemporary designs.


Expect clean lines and also a sense of art deco styling with Kwiat, a New York brand that launched in 1907. Now run by the great-grand children of its founder, Sam Kwiat, the brand features traditional designs along with the more contemporary.


Located in Southern California’s sun-soaked Newport Beach, Lugano’s vibrant, imaginative diamond arrangements often mix colorful yellow, brown and pink diamonds with other luminous materials, like fossilized ivory, baroque pearls and sapphires. Custom designs are also available.

Nirav Modi

Though Nirav Modi’s aesthetics are firmly rooted in India, where his family has a well-known jewely brand, this third-generation jeweler has branched out with a new collection of diamond designs. The pieces became available in the U.S. for the first time in September 2015 when Modi opened his first boutique in Manhattan.

Curated from the Robb Report