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