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About Fred Leighton

For every connoisseur of beauty, there is a jewel. But for those seeking something unique, a pedigree piece, a design of audacious style, there is only one source: Fred Leighton, curator of the most coveted vintage jewelry. Whether you want to buy or sell a rare piece from the Georgian, Victorian, Edwardian, Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Retro or contemporary eras, Fred Leighton has been a trusted authority for more than 40 years.

Behind The Brand

Where are your gemstones and diamonds sourced from?

All contemporary Fred Leighton rings feature diamonds and gemstones that are conflict-free and ethically sourced.


Do you offer a custom design service? If so, how long does it take to make a custom piece?

We are able to customize the ring of your dreams from stone to the setting and mounting! This process can take from 6-8 weeks depending on the nature of the work that needs to be done.


What is your most popular piece?

Anything that features our Fred Leighton Round®! Long before today’s modern round brilliant diamond, there was the old European cut. First popular in the 1890s – an era when cutting was done by hand and diamonds were designed to sparkle by candlelight – the Old European remained in vogue until the 1930s when technology advanced further and resulted in the uniform faceting in what we now call the modern round brilliant. Today, many brides-to-be desire the understated elegance and vintage charm of our Fred Leighton Round styles!


What advice would you give to a couple looking for their wedding jewelry?

Try all your options and be certain that you select a design that you will treasure for over a lifetime! Last but certainly not least, find a jeweler with expertise you trust.


What tips do you have for couples to care for their jewelry?

Our jewelry is meant to be loved and adored every day! With that said, one should be mindful in subjecting their ring to any extreme or harsh conditions. Use common sense but feel confident in knowing our rings are crafted to endure your everyday lifestyle!

Editor’s Notes

Why we love it…

Their rare, exquisite curation of antique jewels is unparalleled, each piece is enveloped with personality and a stylish soulfulness.


For the bride…

Drawn to old-world romance and high-quality vintage pieces. For brides looking to purchase a piece from another era, or look to the past to inspire something bespoke.


Styling tips…

Each Fred Leighton piece is boldly beautiful with a unique story to tell. Style with a sleek silk dress and minimal makeup and let the jewelry’s character shine through.