Green Envy

WHETHER THEY’RE BRIL­LIANT, BEAD OR CUSH­ION-CUT, EMER­ALDS COME ALIVE THIS AU­TUMN IN NA­TURE-IN­SPIRED JEW­ELLERY

Hong Kong Tatler - - Jewellery -

As­tone be­lieved to bal­ance en­ergy and at­tract pros­per­ity, the emer­ald has been used since an­cient Egyp­tian times to pro­mote growth and well-be­ing. This sea­son, with per­haps a sim­i­lar goal, maisons are pair­ing the gem with flora and fauna mo­tifs, us­ing the vi­brant green stone as a fo­cal point.

The lat­est high jew­ellery col­lec­tion from Van Cleef & Ar­pels, Peau d’âne, ded­i­cates an en­tire chap­ter to an en­chanted for­est, where emer­alds fea­ture promi­nently. The Forêt Merveilleuse clip comes in a colour­ful med­ley of emer­alds and pink sap­phires, while the Gâteau d’amour ring fea­tures a 4.48-carat Zam­bian emer­ald sur­rounded by white, yel­low and brown di­a­monds.

Chopard cre­ated an ex­ten­sive col­lec­tion of jewelled an­i­mals to cel­e­brate its 150th an­niver­sary in 2010, and cre­ative di­rec­tor Caro­line Scheufele fol­lows up this year with a high jew­ellery time­piece, A Merry Mon­key watch in the Red Car­pet Col­lec­tion. The model has a mis­chievous brown-di­a­mond mon­key perched on an emer­ald-set vine bracelet with sap­phire berries, a mother-of-pearl dial and a tsa­vorite bezel.

At Bul­gari, a fan-like mo­tif unites the Diva col­lec­tion, which takes its name from the glam­ourous movie stars who wore the brand’s jew­els in the 1950s and ’60s, in­clud­ing Ava Gard­ner, El­iz­a­beth Tay­lor and Sophia Loren. A riv­et­ing piece from the se­ries is the Diva drop ear­rings in yel­low gold set with six emer­alds weigh­ing 20.32 carats, com­ple­mented by rubel­lites, amethysts and di­a­monds.

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