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What jewelry designers are considered premier and do they have catalogs?

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Harry Winston, an American jewelry designer, is identified as one of the world's premier designers and renowned for using diamonds as the centerpiece of its designs. Harry Winston has four downloadable catalogs available on its website. Another premier American jewelry designer is Tiffany & Co., which also provides downloadable catalogs on its website. Todd Reed, a young, highly regarded American jewelry designer displays his work on his website and at Todd Reed stores in Boulder, Colorado, and Venice, California.

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Cartier, Paris-based designer of high-end jewelry since 1847, is recognized by many as the world's top jewelry designer for its unique pieces and timeless designs, which it showcases on its website. Van Cleef & Arpels, another French-based jewelry designers, is also near the top of many lists of premier jewelry designers. Van Cleef & Arpels is recognized for its innovative designs and superior craftsmanship, which it displays on its website. Other European-based premier jewelry designers include Chopard, a Swiss design company, Efra Attling Stockholm, and Bvlgari, an Italian design house established in 1884 and recognized for its use of rare gemstones. While catalogs are not always available, these and other premier jewelry designers have their collections easily accessible on their websites.

Mikimoto, a Japanese jewelry design house, founded in 1893 by Kokichi Mikimoto, is recognized for its use of the world's rarest pearls and displays its pieces in catalogs available on its website. Autore is another highly regarded designer that uses rare pearls and is also one of the largest South Sea pearl companies in the world. Its collections are also displayed online.

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