LIKE A FLOWER

The clas­sic Pasquale Bruni Ton Jolì col­lec­tion gets in­fused with mod­ern touches

Singapore Tatler Jewels & Time - - News - Text Ter­ence Lim

Pasquale Bruni's Ton Jolì blooms again

The Ton Jolì col­lec­tion is an iconic main­stay in the Pasquale Bruni sta­ble. With the pre­cious gem­stone sport­ing a Bon Ton cut—the famed in-house cut that carves the stone out like a five-petal flower—sit­ting in a gold frame in­spired by the pis­til of a flower.

But with Eugenia Bruni (pic­tured) tak­ing over the cre­ative di­rec­tor­ship of the mai­son in 2001, moder­nity has been in­jected into the brand’s cre­ations while re­tain­ing the fi­nesse of age-old Ital­ian jew­ellery crafts­man­ship. The same goes for the Ton Jolì as Bruni re-in­vents the col­lec­tion to have a more dy­namic look and feel so as to ap­peal to the younger set.

This year, the star of the col­lec­tion is the new black onyx vari­ant, which comes framed in a rose gold flower. “Joy in rose gold of a flower, the char­ac­ter of the sub­lime fas­ci­na­tion of black onyx, the fem­i­nin­ity in the gen­tle light of a leaf,” said Bruni. “Ton Joli… C’est moi…c’est toi! (“It’s me… It’s you!” in French)

The com­bi­na­tion of the softer, al­most fem­i­nine hue of rose gold and black onyx’s dark, mys­te­ri­ous look makes for easy wear­ing—it can be worn to the of­fice as well as to an evening drinks ses­sion with friends. And its aes­thet­ics is neu­tral enough to fit the style and per­son­al­ity of most women. By wear­ing a chain of dif­fer­ent length, the Ton Jolì pen­dant can be worn as a sautoir or as a choker.

Like the pen­dant, the Ton Jolì brooch (also new from 2017) boasts the same ver­sa­til­ity. It can be worn as a dec­o­ra­tive or­na­ment on a clas­sic dress and as a hair­piece. When the brooch is paired with a sen­sual black vel­vet strap, it be­comes a hair­band or a bracelet too. Its ver­sa­til­ity al­lows women to wear the same piece of jew­ellery in dif­fer­ent ways—some­thing that mod­ern women will ap­pre­ci­ate.

The Ton Jolì col­lec­tion includes rings, ear­rings, neck­laces, brooches and chok­ers. The pen­dants on the neck­laces and brooches come in var­i­ous sizes to of­fer women the free­dom to play with the level of dra­matic ef­fect they wish to have. This year, be­sides the black onyx vari­ants, Bruni also used red agate for the cabo­chon in the pis­til-like gold frame. While the black onyx pieces veers to­wards hints of mas­culin­ity, the red agate ver­sions of the Ton Jolì are out­rightly fem­i­nine, pas­sion­ate and vi­va­cious.

With col­lec­tions like the Ton Jolì that em­pha­sise aes­thet­ics and wear­a­bil­ity, fe­male con­sumers are kept happy. Clearly, the brand’s for­mula of “de­signs by a woman for women” is strik­ing a chord with its clien­tele.

The Pasquale Bruni Ton Jolì col­lec­tion is clas­sic, fem­i­nine and sim­ple to wear, mak­ing it a hot favourite among women.

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