A pop icon’s take on ur­ban chic jewellery

Solitaire (Singapore) - - Content - By David Yip

Ri­hanna wear­ing ear­rings, rings, and watch from the RI­HANNA CHOPARD Haute Joail­lerie Col­lec­tion

Stars and pre­cious jew­els have al­ways had an ex­cit­ing and en­dur­ing re­la­tion­ship. From the movies to the red car­pet, celebri­ties are al­ways seen wear­ing fine jewellery usu­ally de­signed by some­body else. This, how­ever, is a dif­fer­ent col­lab­o­ra­tion. Chopard, the Swiss lux­ury jewellery and watch mai­son, re­cently un­veiled a jewellery line de­signed jointly with the in­ter­na­tional pop su­per­star Ri­hanna.

Called RI­HANNA CHOPARD, the nine-piece cap­sule col­lec­tion cap­tures the unique vi­sion and spirit of the Amer­i­can style icon, who is known for her bold and mod­ern fash­ion choices. “I have al­ways been in love with Chopard’s ex­quis­ite jewellery, so to ac­tu­ally de­sign col­lec­tions with them is some­thing I still can’t be­lieve,” says Ri­hanna. “It was a re­ally in­cred­i­ble process and I learned so much! I can’t wait for ev­ery­one to see it.”

Work­ing closely with Chopard Co-pres­i­dent and Cre­ative Di­rec­tor, Caro­line Scheufele, the duo crafted an en­sem­ble of neck­laces, ear­rings, rings, and bracelet that blended ur­ban chic with clas­sic glam­our. “Ri­hanna and I col­lab­o­rated closely on this col­lec­tion so you can feel her un­stop­pable en­ergy, strong creativ­ity, and in­her­ent sense of de­sign in ev­ery piece,” says Scheufele. “With her unique style, she re­de­fines the way peo­ple see and wear jewellery.”


TThe lim­ited-edi­tion pieces are de­fined by minimalist ge­om­e­try and sharp, clean lines. The pop star’s in­sou­ciant, ef­fort­less grace shines through, in­fused with a quiet strength. Chopard’s clas­sic Ice Cube is the leit­mo­tif in the col­lec­tion, given new life by the in­tro­duc­tion of ce­ramic blocks in a colour per­son­ally se­lected by Ri­hanna — Jun­gle Green. The ear­rings ex­em­plify this aes­thetic with two hol­low rec­tan­gles, one in rose gold, and the other in green ce­ramic. All the gold el­e­ments in the col­lec­tion are crafted from 18K cer­ti­fied Fairmined rose gold, whose frosty al­lure ac­cen­tu­ates the pu­rity of line of the pieces. Like­wise, the rings in 18K rose gold del­i­cately bal­ance a thin cross­bar on the finger and come in two vari­ants, one of which is set with di­a­monds. Also in the col­lec­tion are sau­toir neck­laces in which linked rec­tan­gles of 18K rose gold and green ce­ramic are sus­pended sym­met­ri­cally on the wearer’s up­per chest, the thin chain loop­ing like a shim­mer­ing thread on the skin.

Rais­ing the al­ready ex­tra­or­di­nary cre­ative part­ner­ship be­tween Ri­hanna and Chopard up a notch is a sec­ond cap­sule col­lec­tion. The RI­HANNA CHOPARD Haute Joail­lerie Col­lec­tion de­buted in May to help com­mem­o­rate the 70th an­niver­sary of the Fes­ti­val de Cannes and cel­e­brate Chopard’s 20th year as the of­fi­cial part­ner of the fes­ti­val. The col­lec­tion fea­tures vi­brant, mod­ern pieces in­spired by Ri­hanna’s is­land roots — the lush gar­dens of Bar­ba­dos and the elec­tric­ity of Car­ni­val.

Prior to the un­veil­ing, Ri­hanna had al­ready af­forded fans sneak peeks of the col­lec­tion when she wore a pair of flo­ral-in­spired mul­ti­coloured chan­de­lier ear­rings and a mar­quise­cut di­a­mond soli­taire ring to the re­cent Grammy Awards. The pop icon also wore flower drop ear­rings to com­ple­ment her look at the MET Gala in New York.

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