Take the summer with you, wherever you are, with these shimmering pieces of high jewellery
1_ CHANEL Flying Cloud Golden Braid bracelet
The Chanel Flying Cloud jewellery collection is inspired by the elegant summer dresses with nautical motifs created by Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel. The name also harks back to cruises aboard the yacht of the same name that belonged to Chanel’s lover, the Duke of Westminster. The bracelet is in 18k yellow gold, set with a cushion-cut diamond of 4.22 carats and 273 brilliantcut diamonds.
2_ DIOR Dior à Versailles, Côté Jardins earrings
Dior’s latest collection of high jewellery is the second edition of the house’s expedition to discover the beauty of Versailles. Last year’s inspiration was the chateau and this year it is the gardens that curtsey and bow before the royal palace. The collection’s asymmetrical hoop earrings are set with an array of gems, including fire opals, emeralds, garnets and coloured diamonds.
3_ CARTIER Cactus de Cartier ring
Cartier takes us on a journey to the desert with the prickly charms of its Cactus de Cartier collection. There are new additions to the collection in 18k gold, studded with diamonds and spinels, that depict the hardy desert plant captured in the twilight of evening. The Cactus de Cartier ring in pink gold has two delightful cactus bulbs revealing five brilliantcut diamonds and nine spinel blooms.
4_ PIAGET Sunny Side of Life manchette
The Sunny Side of Life collection consists exclusively of manchettes – cuff bracelets of the type Piaget has made its signature since the 1960s. This example is an 18k white gold manchette, displaying delicate blue-green feathers of 22 marquise-cut blue sapphires, 10 princess-cut diamonds and two triangle-cut diamonds that radiate an alluring hue of swimming pool blue.