Jewelry: The World’s Jewelry Groups
DSO Archive publishes a research on the largest jewelry groups in the world. The retail scene is populated by global jewelry brands that are often part of larger groups of brands. They are ethically and socially conscious and they contribute to generate awareness amongst consumers on ethical sourcing.
LVMH Moët Hennessy-Louis Vuitton’s jewelry brands portfolio includes Bulgari, Tiffany & Co., Chaumet and FRED. Founded in 1884, Bulgari is an Italian jewelry house with head office in Rome. Founded in 1837 is the American jewelry brand Tiffany, headquartered in New York City. Parisian Chaumet is a French jewelry maison founded in 1780. Also Paris based is the Argentinian FRED, jewellers and pearls traders since 1936.
The group owns 75 houses in the Luxury Goods sector across product categories including Dom Pérignon, Veuve Clicquot, Belvedere, Ardbeg, Krug and Ruinart in Wines and Spirits; Berluti, Christian Dior, Fendi, Marc Jacobs, Loro Piana and Givenchy in Fashion and Leather goods; TAG Heuer, Hublot and Zenith in Watches.
LVMH supports countless initiatives that generate social awareness and support the environment including the LIFE program that spotlights pioneering initiatives in biodiversity, the Animal-based Raw Materials Sourcing Charter that looks at regulating sourcing and the Living Soils, a global social responsibility program.
The Compagnie Financière Richemont’s jewelry brands portfolio includes Cartier, Buccellati, Van Cleef & Arpels. Cartier is a Paris based French jewelry maison since 1847. Buccellati was founded in 1919 in Milan where it is still headquartered. Also Parisian is Van Cleef & Arpels founded in 1906.
The group owns several of the world’s leading companies in Luxury Goods including A. Lange & Söhne, IWC Schaffhausen, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Panerai, Piaget and Vacheron Constantin in Watches; Alaïa, Chloé, Dunhill, Montblanc, Peter Millar and Purdey in Fashion and Leather goods.
Richemont is dedicated to sustainability and it publishes its own protocols including Corporate Responsibility Policies, Environmental Code of Conduct, Supplier Code of Conduct and Standards of Business Conduct. Furthermore, it shares the results in the yearly Corporate Social Responsibility Report. Richemont social sensitivity is further represented by initiatives such as Laureus and Fondation Cartier.
Kering’s jewelry brands portfolio includes Boucheron, Pomellato, Dodo and Qeelin. Boucheron is a French jewelry house started in Paris in 1858. Pomellato is an Italian jewelry company that was founded in Milan in 1967 with the brand extension Dodo. Qeelin is a Chinese jewelry company founded in 2004 and based in Hong Kong.
The group owns and manages the development of many large brands in the Luxury Goods sector including Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, Bottega Veneta, Balenciaga and Brioni in Fashion and Leather Goods market; Girard-Perregaux and Ulysse Nardin in Watches.
Kering is focused on sustainability, it publishes a code of ethics and it has its own Sustainability Department with a digital environmental reporting platform. Testimony of its dedication to social awareness the Kering Foundation works with long-term partners in China, France, Italy, Mexico, the United Kingdom and the United States.
The Swatch Group’s jewelry brands portfolio includes Harry Winston, Calvin Klein and Léon Hatot. American Henry Winston was funded in New York City in 1932. In 2004 it was founded the brand extension of Calvin Klein CK Jewelry. Custodian of several thousand drawings by French designer Léon Hatot (1883 – 1953) from the Art Deco is the eponymous brand.
The group owns several brands across the Luxury Goods market including Omega, Longines, Breguet, Rado, Blancpain and Jaquet Droz in Watches; ETA, Nivarox and Meco in Watches Manufacturing and Components.
The involvement of the Swatch Group in sustainability is ample and it includes a Sustainability Report with an Environmental Protection Policy And Safety and a Social Policy. On the social front various are the initiatives including The Harry Winston Brilliant Futures Charitable Program.
Swarovski Group’s jewelry brands portfolio includes Swarovski, Swarovski Atelier and Chamilia. Swarovski was founded in 1895 in Wattens, Austria.
The group owns several brands across the Luxury Goods market including Swarovski Crystals and Swarovski Gemstones in Jewelry Manufacturing and Components; Crystal Living and Swarovski Lighting in Lifestyle; Swarovski Optik and Swareflex in Optical.
Swarovski Group runs a sustainability program with a focus on ethical sourcing and the impact on the environment and society. From a social perspective amongst the numerous initiatives is the Swarovski Foundation set up in the footpath of philanthropic founder Daniel Swarovski.