High Con­trast

Black-and-white com­bi­na­tions cre­ate strik­ing ef­fects in the lat­est fine jew­ellery col­lec­tions

Hong Kong Tatler - - Style Watched & Jewellery -

ul­gari cel­e­brated the open­ing of its Hong Kong flag­ship store on Can­ton Road in Jan­uary by bring­ing some of its most mem­o­rable high jew­ellery pieces. The Ul­ti­mate Temp­ta­tion neck­lace, cre­ated for the brand’s 130th an­niver­sary, is an im­pres­sive Ser­penti with 60 carats of fan­tasy-cut di­a­monds, com­pleted with a 12.16-carat pear-shaped drop. The neck­lace gives a 3D feel with shad­ows cast by the raised ser­pent’s scales.

Wel­len­dorff ’s lat­est high jew­ellery col­lec­tion cen­tres on the amulet, a sym­bol de­signed to bring good for­tune to the wearer. With sev­eral vari­a­tions of the two-sided pen­dants able to store a per­sonal mes­sage or a to­ken within their struc­ture, Amulet Noble-aqua­ma­rine comes with a sun mo­tif en­graved in white gold and glis­ten­ing with di­a­monds and black enamel on one side, and with a large aqua­ma­rine cabo­chon on the other.

Chi­nese actress Zhang Jingchu is the muse for De Beers’ lat­est col­lec­tion, En­chanted Lo­tus. The bold open­work flo­ral pat­terns bring at­ten­tion to the bril­liance of the di­a­monds, cre­ated within a graphic in­ter­pre­ta­tion of the lo­tus. The bands come in two ver­sions: white ce­ramic with pink gold, and black ce­ramic with white gold.

An­other col­lec­tion high­light­ing the use of ce­ramic is Cos­mique de Chanel, where white and black vari­a­tions of the ma­te­rial are used as the bands and pen­dants, ac­cented with di­a­mond comets and stars. This is the first time that Chanel Fine Jew­ellery has used ce­ramic to bring a touch of moder­nity to the iconic mo­tif, cre­ated by Coco Chanel in 1932.

Dinh Van has up­dated its 1970s line Spi­rale. Two gold rings are used to wrap around each other, cre­at­ing a two-toned spring. There are white and black di­a­mond ver­sions of the col­lec­tion, in pen­dants, rings and bracelets. The large Spi­rale bracelet comes in white gold with bril­liant and black di­a­monds. Clock­wise from top left: Bul­gari Ul­ti­mate Temp­ta­tion Ser­penti neck­lace; Wel­len­dorff Amulet NobleAqua­ma­rine; Zhang Jingchu wear­ing De Beers Moon­light En­chanted Lo­tus band and De Beers neck­lace; a closer look at the De Beers Moon­light En­chanted Lo­tus band; Cos­mique de Chanel ring; Dinh Van Spi­rale bracelet

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