EX­TREMELY SPARKLING

Hong Kong Tatler - - Tatler Focus Piaget -

CAP­TUR­ING THE LIGHT AND REDI­RECT­ING IT OUT­WARD IN OR­DER TO IN­FUSE JEW­ELLERY WITH EX­CEP­TIONAL BRIGHT­NESS AND SPARKLE IS THE OTHER KEY STYLE CHAR­AC­TER­IS­TIC OF THE EX­TREMELY PI­AGET COL­LEC­TION. AND WITH THIS IN MIND, DI­A­MONDS HAVE BEEN USED EX­TEN­SIVELY AS CEN­TRAL STONES IN BRACELETS, NECK­LACES, RINGS, AND EAR­RING MO­TIFS, AS

THE COL­LEC­TION OF­FERS SEV­ERAL WATCH MOD­ELS THAT FEA­TURE A HARD STONE ON THE DIAL, AND SEV­ERAL SE­CRET CUFF WATCHES COM­POSED OF IN­TER­LAC­ING DI­A­MOND MO­TIFS COILED AROUND AN OVAL- SHAPED SAP­PHIRE OR EMER­ALD. THE CEN­TRAL STONE IS USU­ALLY EN­GRAVED. FROM LEFT: SET­TING THE 14.73-CARAT CUSH­ION-CUT SAP­PHIRE; EX­TREMELY PI­AGET SAP­PHIRE AND DI­A­MOND HIGH JEW­ELLERY NECK­LACE; SAP­PHIRE BEAD AND PEAR-CUT EMER­ALD (8.54CTS) EAR­RINGS CHAINMAKING, FOR EX­AM­PLE, HAS BEEN PRE­SERVED AT PI­AGET FOR THREE GEN­ER­A­TIONS. EV­ERY STEP IN THE PRO­DUC­TION OF THE COM­PANY’S FA­MOUS GOLD BRACELETS IS DONE BY HAND BY TH­ESE EX­CEP­TIONAL AR­TI­SANS. WELL AS WATCHES. THE MAR­QUISE CUT, WHICH HAS BEEN PRESENT FOR MORE THAN HALF A CEN­TURY IN PI­AGET’S CRE­ATIONS, FINDS ITS MOST BEAU­TI­FUL EX­PRES­SION IN THE EX­TREMELY PI­AGET COL­LEC­TION. SEV­ERAL DOZEN HIGH JEW­ELLERY CRE­ATIONS HAVE BEEN CRE­ATED FROM MAR­QUISE- CUT DI­A­MONDS WHOSE TA­PERED SHAPE GIVES THE STONES EX­CEP­TIONAL MOVE­MENT AND SPARKLE, SUCH AS A SAP­PHIRE- SET NECK­LACE OF MAR­QUISE- CUT DI­A­MONDS ( ABOVE). AN­OTHER STAR OF THE COL­LEC­TION IS A NECK­LACE ON WHICH MAR­QUISE- CUT DI­A­MONDS FRAME TWO MAG­NIF­I­CENT EMER­ALDS ( ON LEFT PAGE), WHICH IS CON­STRUCTED WITH A DE­TACH­ABLE DI­A­MOND AND EMER­ALD “TAIL” TO HIGH­LIGHT THE WEARER’S BACK.

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