Gor­geous Greens

Emeralds are right at home set in mas­ter­pieces. These sen­sa­tional pieces have Char­lene Co green with envy

Hong Kong Tatler - - Style Jewellery -

Cindy Chao Ni­rav Modi Bul­gari Graff Tif­fany & Co amous for its vivid green hue, the emer­ald is revered by jew­ellers and connoisseurs, and is among the most valu­able of gem­stones. Un­ri­valled when it comes to the in­ten­sity of its colour, the crème de la crème of beryls is per­haps the only gem­stone where in­clu­sions are tol­er­ated. And those in im­mac­u­late con­di­tion, well, they’re des­tined for mu­se­ums or mas­ter­pieces.

Bul­gari’s Ital­ian Ex­trav­a­ganza neck­lace, one of the key pieces of the Mag­nif­i­cent In­spi­ra­tions high jew­ellery col­lec­tion, is a prime ex­am­ple of a flaw­less emer­ald put to good use. The neck­lace fea­tures an as­tound­ing 17-carat round emer­ald com­ple­mented by flaw­less di­a­monds and emeralds.

De­signer Cindy Chao en­riches her Four Sea­sons col­lec­tion with a beau­ti­fully crafted flo­ral ban­gle that high­lights a cabo­chon emer­ald amid di­a­monds and tsa­vorites. Chao crafted this piece us­ing a 360-de­gree gem­set­ting tech­nique, which guar­an­tees per­fect pavé set­ting from all an­gles.

Graff, a brand known for its fond­ness for huge, flaw­less gem­stones, im­presses with its di­a­mond-stud­ded Se­cret Carved Emer­ald Watch, which fea­tures a 33.7-carat emer­ald carved with flow­ers. It took Graff ’s crafts­men more than 200 hours of work to mount, set and pol­ish the di­a­monds in this re­mark­able se­cret watch.

New­comer Ni­rav Modi from In­dia, mean­while, has cho­sen two per­fectly cut Colom­bian emeralds from its trove of gem­stones and trans­formed them into flo­ral dan­gling ear­rings sur­rounded by di­a­monds.

Not to be out­done, Tif­fany & Co has cre­ated a strik­ing set com­pris­ing emer­ald and di­a­mond drop ear­rings and an emer­ald-set ring in plat­inum.

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