When the earth blesses us with rare stones like these, the only thing to do is let them dazzle
1_ DE BEERS Awakening Lotus Necklace
Inspired by the serene beauty of the lotus flower, the Lotus high jewellery collection by De Beers brings the flower to life by artfully and skilfully balancing polished diamonds with rough stones. The use of rough diamonds is a De Beers signature; the Awakening Lotus draws the eye along the rippling lines of round- and marquise-cut diamonds to the magnificent 18.79-carat rough blue-green macle drop pendant.
2_ CHOPARD Garden of Kalahari Necklace
The Queen of Kalahari diamond is a 342-carat, D-colour rough, of flawless clarity grade, that was discovered in the Karowe mine in Botswana. From this massive stone, 23 diamonds were cut, of which five – a cushion, a brilliant, a heart, an emerald and a pear – are more than 20 carats each and form the pièce de résistance. The necklace can also be worn as a choker, with the heart-shaped and pear-shaped diamonds detachable to form earrings.
3_ GRAFF Pink Diamond Ring
Graff has dedicated more than half a century to crafting the most exquisite of diamonds; founder Laurence Graff is known the world over for his expertise and his love of coloured diamonds. The Graff Pink, a rare 24.78-carat fancy intense pink diamond, was purchased by the jeweller in 2010; the ring pictured above features a 16.88-carat emerald-cut pink diamond, flanked by two smaller white diamonds.
4_ DE GRISOGONO The Art of de Grisogono Necklace
Discovered from a 404-carat rough, the 163.41-carat, D-colour flawless diamond at the heart of the Art of de Grisogono is a one-of-a-kind high jewellery necklace that also holds the title of being the largest diamond of its kind to ever come to auction; de Grisogono partnered with Christie’s to highlight the most exquisite of its jewellery creations. The necklace also features a rich assortment of diamonds and emeralds.