It’s always a good time to show your leading lady how much she means to you, and what better way to do so than with colours of passion and love?
Tiffany & Co.
To express a unique love, few things are better than an exquisite gemstone with a very special meaning — one such as the morganite. The pretty pale pink gem is said to be a powerful universal stone of unconditional love and activates the heart chakra, which is as romantic as it gets. Trust purveyors of fine sentimental jewellery Tiffany & Co. to create an intricate and ultra-feminine pair of platinum set drop earrings, featuring spectacular pear-shaped morganites weighing 13.93 carats, and sparkling diamonds.
Caroline Scheufele, Chopard’s co-president and artistic director, had dreamt of highlighting rubies in the Haute Joaillerie collection. Her vision of this imposing necklace from her sketchbook has materialised. It showcases 26 Mozambican rubies totalling 55.8 carats, and 47.4 carats of diamonds set in ethical 18k “Fairmined” certified white gold – a rare form of artisanal gold of which the responsible mining is actively supported by the house.
The Rose Extraordinaire collection pays tribute to the Piaget Rose, a symbol of femininity that is deeply rooted in the maison’s patrimony. Here, the Limelight Rose Extraordinaire Brooch showcases the Piaget Rose in an 18k pink gold openworked version with goose feather marquetry by French master artisan, Nelly Saunier. Requiring 180 hours of craftsmanship and several months to find the perfect feather arrangement, the brooch is adorned with a 1.68 carat round-shaped Mozambique ruby, and 327 diamonds weighing 3.45 carats. The transformable creation can be worn as a necklace as well (a chain is delivered with the piece).
Brooches are one of the oldest forms of jewellery design dating back to the Early Bronze Age. Graff pushes the boundaries of exquisite craftsmanship and aesthetics with a collection of figurative bird brooches. This version features a pair of love birds, adorned in multi-shaped pink and white diamonds totalling 47.31 carats, set in a mix of white gold and platinum with marquise-shaped blue sapphire eyes and onyx beaks, perched on a diamond-encrusted branch.
The Roman jeweller Bvlgari pays homage to the diva’s magnetism and charm with a dedicated collection. Aptly named Divas’ Dream, it channels the glamour, exalts the grace and reflects the radiance of today’s diva with her irresistible charisma that naturally attracts the spotlight wherever she goes. The latest collection features openworked Divas’ Dream signature fan set in luminous pavé diamonds and embellished with a different precious stone – ruby, emerald or sapphire – in the centre. Featured here is the Divas’ Dream 18k rose gold openworked necklace set with a 1.52 carat pear-shaped ruby, round brilliant-cut rubies and diamonds, and pavé diamonds.
The Les Ciels de Chaumet High Jewellery collection tells a four-part story about the varied metamorphoses of the sky. From the twirling suns of Van Gogh, through the flocks of wading birds on Japanese prints, to the swirling skies of Turner, the sky has always inspired the most beautiful creations. The burst of a pear-shaped pink Madagascan sapphire weighing 6.23 carats, accompanied by pear-shaped and round pink sapphires and brilliant-cut diamonds – resembling a changing sky swept by stormy winds – form a harmonious dialogue in this Les Ciels de Chaumet Lueurs d’Orage ring set in white gold.
From the Winston Garden comes the sweetest bouquet of the Forget-Me-Not collection. The floral-inspired line follows Harry Winston’s long-standing tradition of marrying nature’s beauty with magnificent gemstones. The house’s designers, led by the late Maurice Galli, reimagine nature’s most captivating wildflower through a line of delicate pieces, featuring a romantic arrangement of round brilliant, pear-shaped and marquise-cut stones that reveal a flower in full bloom. Seen here are the elegant Forget-Me-Not pink sapphire and diamond drop earrings, set in platinum and adorned with 28 pear-shaped and round brilliant pink sapphires weighing 3.68 carats and 28 marquise and round brilliant diamonds totalling 1.98 carats.
In Cartier’s High Jewellery collection, Magnitude, materials collide in a marriage of precious stones and ornamental hard stones that is rarely seen. A first in High Jewellery, the stylistic feature is steeped in character with a fine balance of technique with creative flair. The maison brings together bold, creative materials that were never meant to meet. In this collection, sapphires glow alongside matrix opals, emeralds gleam next to rock crystal and pictured here, a spectacular High Jewellery necklace set in white gold featuring rubellites alongside metaquartzite with pyrite inclusions and diamonds.
Art direction: Aaron Lee
This story first appeared on Prestige Online Singapore.