Brainchild of former digital consultant, Nima Abbasi, by invitation only shopping site Crest & Co. is all about reverting to the classic standards of luxury. In layman’s terms, that means the jewelry, accessory and decor lines featured on the site are focused on traditional artistry and superb quality rather than splashy ad campaigns. And as the name suggests, many of the featured brands have catered to international royal families at some point in time.
Here, a sampling of the craftsmanship-centric goods on offer (request a sign-in at crestandco.com to see the rest).
We'll Never Be Royals, But Now We Can Shop Like Them!
Rutherfords Of England
Rutherfords Of England sources its ultra-durable leathers from a sustainable tannery that uses strictly clean methods and vegetable dyes. Each piece is designed with longevity in mind, so get ready to carry yours well into the future.
Availability: Rutherfords of England Traditional Music Case in Purple ($760)
A favorite of Queen Elizabeth II, Nymphenburg porcelain is considered some of the finest in the world. The pieces are individually hand-painted by seasoned artists, so each one is an heirloom in the making.
Availability: Nymphenburg Skull Edition with Cumberland Pattern ($7,620).
Created by Kilian Hennessy (yes, that Hennessy), these perfumes are luxurious, sexy and come in a beautiful, refillable flacon.
Availability: Kilian Good Girl Gone Bad Perfume ($245).
Dealing primarily with pearls, diamonds and precious metals, Melanie Georgacopoulos is known for applying a modern approach to classic materials.
Availability: Melanie Georgacopoulos Large Hoop Earrings ($3,220).