Essen­tials

This month’s pick of ac­ces­sories to stay chic on your trav­els and be­yond

Destination of the World News - - CONTENTS - Words by: Michelle Wranik-Hicks

A DI­A­MOND’S DES­TINY

The des­tiny of an ul­tra-rare 342-carat di­a­mond dubbed “Queen of the Kala­hari” has been un­veiled by Chopard, which used the gem­stone dis­cov­ered in Botswana to cre­ate six ex­clu­sive pieces for The Gar­den of Kala­hari col­lec­tion. Among the 23 di­a­monds cul­ti­vated from the “Queen”, five weigh more than 20 carats. The show­piece of the col­lec­tion is un­doubt­edly this 18-carat white “fairmined” gold neck­lace, a show­stop­per laden with, among oth­ers, three ex­cep­tional gems: a 50-carat bril­liant-cut, a 26-carat heart-shaped and a 25-carat pear­shaped di­a­mond. POA; www.chopard.com

THE IVY LEAGUE

Ever since Frédéric Boucheron saw wild ivy grow­ing be­neath the ar­cades of the Palais Royal where he opened his first bou­tique in 1858, ivy has been fea­tured in the Mai­son’s col­lec­tions. One of the mas­ter­ful high­lights in the lat­est Lierre de Paris (Paris Ivy) col­lec­tion is “Point d’in­ter­ro­ga­tion” (ques­tion mark), a high-jew­ellery neck­lace in­spired by a cre­ation dat­ing from 1881, with nine leaves in white gold set with pavé di­a­monds. POA; ww.boucheron.com

GET THE GLOW

Ex­press your non­cha­lant el­e­gance on ev­ery oc­ca­sion. Ac­ces­sorise your look with Bul­gari’s iconic Ser­penti ear­rings and bracelet in white gold and di­a­monds. Bracelet Ser­penti USD 56,164 Ear­rings Ser­penti, USD 23,288 www.bul­gari.com

BLACK AND WHITE HOT

If monochrome is your weak­ness, you may strug­gle to choose be­tween these beau­ties from Chanel’s J12·XS col­lec­tion. Sleek, func­tional and un­de­ni­ably sexy, with a flange stud­ded with 32 bril­liant-cut di­a­monds, and ei­ther a black or white high-tech ce­ramic and steel bracelet set with 116 bril­liant-cut di­a­monds. POA; www.chanel.com

TOWEL OFF WITH LAGER­FELD

What­ever Karl Lager­feld touches seems to turn to gold but in this case, it’s blue and white. Part­ner­ing with French swimwear­brand Vile­bre­quin to launch a sum­mer 2017 cap­sule col­lec­tion, the lim­ited-edi­tion buys in­cludes men’s and women’s swimwear, beach­wear and beach ac­ces­sories, like this fab­u­lous towel – ripe for the Riviera. US$165; www.vile­bre­quin.com

TOYZ FOR GROWN-UP BOYS

The sar­to­rial gent knows it’s all about the de­tails, and the de­tails are there in Ermenegildo Zegna’s new ex­clu­sive line of men’s ac­ces­sories, travel, en­ter­tain­ment and home prod­ucts, which are a feat of tex­tile ex­cel­lence, lux­u­ri­ously crafted from the brand’s sig­na­ture Pelle Tes­suta – an in­no­va­tive wo­ven leather fab­ric made from ex­tremely thin strips of mi­cro nappa leather in place of fab­ric yarns. Among the Zegna’s Toyz col­lec­tion, avail­able mid-Au­tumn, are domi­nos and mu­sic ac­ces­sories such as head­phones, ear­phones and speak­ers, cre­ated in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Mas­ter & Dy­namic. www.zegna.com

BENEV­O­LENT IN BLUE

It’s easy to be al­tru­is­tic with Mont­blanc cre­at­ing such ex­quis­ite pieces. In­spired by the Rosetta stone, the hand­writ­ten char­ac­ters on this Soli­taire Blue Lac­quer writ­ing in­stru­ment are the first let­ters chil­dren learn to write at school in Latin, Ara­bic, Chi­nese, Ja­panese, Korean and Hindi scripts. Adorned with a price­less sap­phire, three per cent of all pro­ceeds from the Mont­blanc for UNICEF Col­lec­tion will sup­port UNICEF and its lit­er­acy projects. POA; www.mont­blanc.com

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