Launching a celebrity fragrance is easy, designing a full collection is much more difficult, but many stars go for the middle ground, by creating a promoting a jewelry line, either on their own or with an exclusive distributor.
Check out a few of the best celebrity jewelry lines, and find out what inspired their A-listers designers. From Angelina Jolie’s charity endeavour to the opulent jewelry of the Kardashian Kollection, here are the jewelry collections you shouldn’t miss.
House of Harlow 1960 by Nicole Richie
Launched in 2007, Nicole Richie’s jewelry brand is definitely the most successful celebrity jewelry line, with yearly sales in the millions.
Mixing retro 1960s glamour with her boho-chic flair, Nicole managed to turn her sensibilities into a very profitable business and Glamour magazine even awarded her the title of “Entrepreneur of the Year” in 2010.
Wildlife by Heidi Klum
The “Project Runway” host has found success in many areas of fashion with her own brands. Wildlife, her foray into the world of jewelry, has launched multiple collections, with every item available exclusively through the television shopping network QVC. Her elegant designs at affordable prices have turned the line into a big success.
Kardashian Kollection by Khloe, Kourtney and Kim Kardashian
The Kardashian sisters never came across an endorsement deal they didn’t link, and they also included a jewelry collection in their fashion empire. Created for Virgins Saints & Angels, the jewelry line created by the Kardashians celebrates their Armenian roots while also mixing in modern sensibilities, and it’s available in both retail stores and online.
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Style of Jolie by Angelina Jolie
While most stars go into jewelry design to expand their brands, Angelina Jolie created one of the best celebrity jewelry lines with charity in mind. Co-created with Robert Procop, the Beverly Hills jeweler who also designer her engagement ring, the “Style of Jolie” collection has pledged to donate all the profits to the Education Partnership for Children in Conflict.
Ivanka Trump Jewelry
Melania Trump, Donald’s wife, has her own jewelry line, but it’s his daughter, Ivanka, that truly made a splash in the jewelry business. Mixing classic inspiration with modern lines, Ivanka Trump’s jewelry collections are high end, featuring diamonds and platinum pieces, from gorgeous necklaces to understated earrings.
One Kiss by Cindy Crawford
Sold exclusively at J.C. Penney, Cindy Crawford’s One Kiss jewelry collection was launched in 2010 and quickly became one of the best celebrity jewelry lines. Focusing on more affordable pieces, Crawford designed beautiful pieces in sterling silver and 14k gold, sold for under $300.
Ke$ha Rose by Kesha
“I wanted to create statement pieces that can make even the most casual of outfits instantly more glamorous,” Kesha explained to Tenn Vogue when she launched her bold jewelry collection, featuring big natural stones. Co-created with jeweler Charles Albert, the Ke$ha Rose collection includes everything from chunky necklaces to oversized rings.
CH + KH by Kate Hudson
Designed by Kate Hudson along with her friend Laurie Lynn Stark, co-owner of Chrome Hearts, CH + KH has bohemian roots, but a luxe style. It’s one of the best celebrity jewelry lines, featuring everything from diamond tiaras to jewelry with fresh-water peals, and the initial success of the collection convinced Hudson to expand her collaboration with Chrome Hearts by launching an eyewear line.
Grayce by Molly Sims
Model and actress Molly Sims created her first jewelry collection for the Home Shopping Network, but she quickly expanded the Grayce line for high-end retailers. Sims described her jewelry as “a blend of chic and bohemian. Audrey Hepburn, old Hollywood glamour, all-American, and urban fashion -- Sarah Jessica Parker-style -- like tight leather pants.”
Jewelmint by Kate Bosworth
One of the best celebrity jewelry lines, Kate Bosworth’s collection for Jewelmint.com mixes vintage inspiration with more edgy pieces, and is sold exclusively to website subscribers. Starting with jewelry, Bosworth also expanded the line with accessories and bags.