The top 10 most prestigious jewelry brands ranked by high net worth consumers.
The jewelry business continues to thrive despite the economy's wobbles. So which jewelry brands are sticking in the minds of luxury consumers? For its 2008 Jewelry Brand study, New York-based Luxury Institute provided more than 500 wealthy consumers (whose net worths averaged $15.1 million) with a predetermined list of 20 luxury jewelry brands and asked them to rank the names on four key aspects: superior quality; uniqueness and exclusivity; their social status, and which had excellent customer service. Scores from all four attributes were converted into the institute's Luxury Brand Status Index. "This ranking tells us what the wealthy deem to be prestigious, true luxury jewelry brands," said Milton Pedraza, the firm's chief executive officer.
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