More rock than ro­mance, this new jew­ellery line is the epit­ome of mod­ern glam­our.

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With a con­tem­po­rary and pol­ished de­sign in­spired by a cube, Chopard’s Ice Cube col­lec­tion ac­tu­ally dates back to 1999. The 2017 ver­sion how­ever is a lit­tle dif­fer­ent, as it fea­tures a more ev­ery­day ca­sual el­e­gance en­com­pass­ing smaller gold cubes (pol­ished or di­a­mond-set), which are lined up in tightly packed rows of geo­met­ric clar­ity.


This new col­lec­tion of solid torque bracelets, and slen­der bar pen­dants sus­pended from chains, eter­nity rings of lit­tle cubes with di­a­mond cen­tres, and fine chain-an­chored bars to wrap around wrists – or an­kles – can be worn solo or stacked up with oth­ers in a glam­orous com­bi­na­tion of white, rose and yel­low gold.


Chopard’s choice of only eth­i­cal ‘Fairmined’ gold (a cer­ti­fi­ca­tion that guar­an­tees the metal was mined in a re­spon­si­ble man­ner and that its min­ers re­ceived fair pay­ment) for this col­lec­tion is not just com­mend­able, it shows they’re at­tempt­ing to make a real im­pact on the sup­ply chain.


It’s sur­pris­ingly af­ford­able. For ex­am­ple, our favourite piece, the neck­lace, has a start­ing price of 1,680 USD with­out di­a­monds, and reaches 2,380 USD for the 18-karat white or yel­low gold ver­sions with di­a­monds.


The min­i­mal­ism of Ice Cube’s de­sign means it works as well at night as it does in the day. Ei­ther keep the same jew­ellery on through­out – or sim­ply ad­just it by adding a piece or two for the evening.


The na­ture of the col­lec­tion is per­fectly cap­tured by Chopard’s choice of cam­paign model – French ac­tress Aymeline Valade (who you’ll see star­ring in Luc Bes­son’s hugely an­tic­i­pated sum­mer block­buster, Va­le­rian). She’s a ver­i­ta­ble style chameleon and what she loves most is the col­lec­tion’s sim­plic­ity. “It goes with any look, while be­ing cool and chic at the same time.”


Rather like Cartier’s Love bracelet and Bul­gari’s B.zero1 ring, we see Chopard’s Ice Cube ac­ces­sories be­com­ing a global must-have jew­ellery line. Cru­cially how­ever, and like those ex­am­ples, it has the ap­peal to out­live any short-lived trend. Rea­son enough then to splurge a lit­tle on your loved one.

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