By Ase Anderson in London
The launch collection of Fred Leighton's vintage and estate jewelry on 1stdibs includes a stunning selection of pieces from the Georgian, Victorian, Edwardian and Art Deco eras, as well as collectable jewels signed by big names such as Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels and Bulgari.
Greg Kwiat, CEO of Fred Leighton, says of the launch: "1stdibs has quickly become a coveted destination for estate and vintage jewelry. As Fred Leighton continues to expand its online presence, we are excited for the opportunity to connect with a global collector who can experience the Fred Leighton brand and our curated collection in a digital setting."
Founded in 2001, 1stdibs has established itself as the go-to destination for collectors looking for antique furniture, fine jewelry, vintage fashion and fine art. The New York-based company now has a network of 2,000 dealers as well as 1 million registered users. Offering an expertly curated shopping experience, 1stdibs confidently sums up its product offerings as "the most beautiful things on earth". Jewelry has consistently been one of the site's strongest categories, with sales rising by 128% this year alone.
"Our mission as a company is to be the world's leading luxury marketplace for rare and desirable objects," says 1stdibs CEO David Rosenblatt. "The addition of Fred Leighton represents the continuation of this vision. We are honoured that Fred Leighton has chosen 1stdibs to broaden its e-commerce initiatives and look forward to upholding the standard of luxury for which they are so well known."
1950s Cartier Paris Undulating Fringe diamond necklace in gold, available from Fred Leighton at 1stdibs.com ($145,000).
Art Deco Boivin Bande Bombe diamond ring, available from Fred Leighton at 1stdibs.com ($200,000).
Van Cleef & Arpels yellow gold and diamond Handkerchief Earrings, available from Fred Leighton at 1stdibs.com ($30,000).
4.61ct old mine diamond filigree engagement ring, available from Fred Leighton at 1stdibs.com ($100,000).
Cartier Triple Row pavé diamond ring, available from Fred Leighton at 1stdibs.com ($55,000).