Glam it up with luxurious arrangements of tassels set with precious stones
assels made quite a fashion comeback last year, showing up on jeans and jackets, designer bags, preppy loafers and flirty heels. The fringe obsession has worked its way into the jewellery world as well and with just the same fervour, showing up frequently on the red carpet.
Offering vibrant interpretations of the tassel are Chopard with its Imperiale necklace, in which amethyst beads hang loosely from a diamondencrusted pendant, and Chanel with the Cruise white-gold necklace set and laced with aquamarine beads, diamonds and black spinels. Tiffany & Co offers a more accessible and subdued tassel piece with its Fringe earrings in 18K yellow gold.
Inspired by Middle Eastern talismans, David Morris creates earrings with a combination of emeralds and diamonds, while we see an opulent take on the tassel in Cartier’s dramatic Violine back necklace from the Étourdissant high jewellery collection, stringed with chalcedony and amethyst beads, and complemented by amethysts and brilliantcut diamonds. Van Cleef & Arpels meanwhile continues its tradition of transformable jewellery and secret watches with new Pompon long necklaces that come with detachable watches equipped with a quartz movement. These necklaces are inspired by a vintage 1970 Pompon sautoir (pictured top, centre), which is set with coral, amethysts and diamonds. Clockwise from left: Étourdissant Violine back necklace by Cartier; emerald and diamond piece by David Morris; 1970 Pompon necklace from Van Cleef & Arpels; Imperiale tassel necklace by Chopard; yellow-gold fringe earrings by Tiffany & Co; Cruise aquamarine tassel necklace by Chanel Jennifer Lopez in a Cascade necklace by Harry Winston Zendaya in Tahitian pearl earrings by Yoko London Cate Blanchett in vintage Tiffany & Co drop earrings Kate Winslet in chandelier earrings by Neil Lane