As we welcome another year, we look back at some of the most notable fine jewellery collections unveiled in 2020. From completely new collections to fresh takes on beloved classics, here are some of our favourites, which most certainly will make worthy additions to your go-to everyday accessories.
Clash de Cartier XL
Cartier’s badass fine jewellery line Clash de Cartier has just gone even bolder with an XL-sized version, seeing its contemporary beads and studs forming generously proportioned rings, earrings, bracelets and necklaces. Look closely and you will see how skilfuly each bead/stud is mounted and polished, and try it on and you’ll love how the piece just moves with you, thanks to an articulated mechanism developed for this line. So chic!
Chopard Happy Hearts Wings
If you fancy something more feminine, Chopard has added a new and delightful variation to one of its most well-received and iconic fine jewellery lines with the Happy Hearts Wings. It comes in necklaces, bracelets, earrings and a ring, all made from ethically mined gold featuring dancing diamonds and red hearts arranged like butterfly wings.
Louis Vuitton Volt
One of the year’s most talked-about launches was Louis Vuitton’s new LV Volt fine jewellery collection. Created by its artistic director for watches and jewellery, Francesca Amfitheatrof, the collection puts the spotlight on the letters L and V, incorporating them in an architectural and graphic design that makes the pieces appealing to either gender. Made from in gold and set with diamonds, these pieces play with texture, volume and dimensions, and can be worn stacked, with your other favourite pieces or, by all means, on their own.
Chanel Coco Crush in sizes
Coco Crush is a collection that’s managed to appeal to a wide range of tastes – from minimalists to the overindulgent – and across age groups and genders. And because Chanel has grown the selection of its rings to include more sizes, you can now wear rings on your index finger and if you so desire, your thumb too, while making them look like they absolutely belong – adios ill-fitting rings. The Coco Crush fine jewellery pieces in a new Beige Gold alloy also stand out, but not necessarily clash with the rest of your jewellery, for its unique sheen and shade, as it’s neither pink nor yellow gold, but awesomely in between.
Bulgari B.zero1 Rock
The B.zero1 Rock is the latest B.zero iteration inspired by Bulgari’s Tubogas choker made famous for its ’80s studs. And who better than the fun and fierce American actress and singer Zendaya to promote this stylish line, lending her star power to Bulgari’s Mai Troppo campaign set against the scenic streets and villas of Rome, adorned with these versatile and sleek fine jewellery pieces.
Van Cleef & Arpels Perlee Tartelette ring
A bold Tartelette ring created by Van Cleef & Arpels in 1948 that remained popular through the 1950s makes a comeback of sorts as the latest addition to its Perlee collection. The ring has a robust body composed of gold gadroons that embrace the finger comfortably, while its crown features a gold dome paved with diamonds and executed with a relief effect, making it look more voluminous. Now that’s one statement ring!
Fred Chance Infinie by Annelise Michelson
Known for her contemporary and feminine jewellery designs that play with proportions, Paris-based South-African-born designer Annelise Michelson was tapped by Fred to re-interpret one of the brand’s classics motifs, the Chance Infinie — its signature small loop interlaced with a large one — through an XL Capsule Collection that comprises a ring, torque, cuff bracelet and earring in yellow gold.
Dior Rose des Vents Open Rings
Dior’s ever so dainty Rose des Vents now has open ring options, giving your digits some breathing room while looking so stylish. The fine jewellery rings are edged in a twisted rice grain motif, framing the Rose des Vents and Rose Céleste medallions with a vibrant hard stone and set with a diamond.
Louis Vuitton Vivienne
Louis Vuitton’s adorable mascot, Vivienne, which has appeared in many of the maison’s decorative objects, has made its way to its fine jewellery line. Available in two sizes and in various styles, Vivienne’s small pendants come in three gold variations, and in gold and diamond with red or black lacquer. A medium version, on the other hand, comes in three gold variations or half-paved, and can also be worn as a brooch.
Tiffany & Co. Victoria Vine
Tiffany & Co. this year unveiled the Tiffany Victoria Vine collection, inspired by patterns found in nature and taking cues from its everyday rhythms, symmetry and fluidity. The selection of necklaces, bracelets, earrings and pendants are intricately crafted using a variety of diamond cuts and settings.
Boucheron Quatre in Bleu de Paris
We’ve seen a few iterations of Boucheron’s Quatre fine jewellery, playing on its contemporary style and exploring textures, colours and gold variations. It’s been presented in black, white and red, and this autumn it comes in Bleu de Paris, which brings a fresh, new look to its graphic motif. We might have found that one accessory that you can wear with every outfit, and occasion, and throughout the year.
Van Cleef & Arpels Alhambra in new stones
Van Cleef & Arpels’ Alhambra collection welcomes four new long necklaces, with the famed motif presented in chalcedony, grey mother-of-pearl and blue agate. The fourth, the Magic Alhambra, comes with a yellow gold guilloche pendant.
(Main and featured image: Chanel)
This story first appeared in Prestige Hong Kong.