Reputed for its exquisite work with diamonds and gemstones, Piaget has recently unveiled its latest high jewellery collection — ‘Wings of Light’. Drawing inspiration from the beauty of the tropics and fantastical birds, there’s an apt sense of escapism that underlies the bejewelled collection that nods to our Covid-19 rocked times. A whimsical celebration of freedom and creativity, this is a line that sparkles with poetic stories, brought to life by the maison’s deeply nuanced know-how.
Split into three chapters, the tone of the collection is set in the first by the Majestic Plumage set — representing an “enchanted flight”. Featuring an array of feathered creations in a vibrant palette, the line includes a stunning, asymmetrical necklace inspired by a bird’s wing. Much of the plumage here is curated by feather artist Nelly Suanier, and as to be expected, the accessories offer the ideal blend of beauty and functionality — the necklace, for instance, can be taken apart and worn as ear cuffs.
In the second chapter — “magnificent haven” — we are introduced to the Secret Cenote. Here, an eye catching cuff-style watch nods to the high-jeweller’s long-standing heritage, featuring a hard stone dial that brings us back to Piaget’s creations from the early 70s. The highlight, however, is most definitely the necklace, which features an absolutely stunning 22.68 carat blue Ceylon sapphire — so clear and dreamy, it looks almost like the clear waters of a cenote itself.
For the third and final chapter, we are promptly whisked away from cool-hued jewels, to a tropical oasis through the Rainbow Light Set. Representing an “ecstatic dance”, here Piaget livens up the entire collection with shades of red, pink, and warm gold — in short, the colours of a breathtaking sunset. A cuff bracelet features exquisite techniques of wood marquetry, combined with pink rubellite to create stunning firework-like patterns, while one can also find earrings adorned with hand-engraved rose gold that reflect the warmth of the setting sun.
To find out more about Piaget’s Wings of Light collection, visit piaget.com.