The col­lec­tion of­fers a med­ley of chok­ers, bracelets, rings, ear­rings, and a jew­ellery watch

Solitaire (Singapore) - - Design -

on ev­ery item, speaks of the vir­tu­os­ity of the Louis Vuit­ton ar­ti­sans.

The sec­ond neck­lace fea­tures a tour­ma­line pen­dant on a string of pearls and di­a­monds. The tour­ma­line at the cen­tre of this tal­is­man-like de­sign is a 54.30ct Paraiba from Mozam­bique, rare be­cause of its size and its mes­mer­iz­ing blue-green colour, which beams out even when the stone is not in di­rect light. Paraiba-type tour­ma­lines de­rive their colour from the con­tent of cop­per and man­ganese, giv­ing them a pal­ette rang­ing from swim­ming pool blue to bright green.

What makes tour­ma­line so pre­cious is the dif­fi­culty of find­ing more than one of each kind. Un­like emer­alds, sap­phires, or di­a­monds, they’re in­cred­i­bly dif­fi­cult to match. Hav­ing found the match, Louis Vuit­ton re-cuts all their gems to en­sure that light passes through at the right an­gle and speed, so that the most beau­ti­ful and daz­zling re­sults pos­si­ble are achieved.

A cushion-cut Man­darin gar­net weigh­ing 16.82 carats is the cen­tre­piece of the third neck­lace, which celebrates the theme of vic­to­ries in love. This gem is sur­rounded by the mo­tif of an ab­stract heart and held in place by a round, struc­tured band con­sist­ing of the fa­mil­iar motifs of the let­ter V and the flower mono­gram in re­peated links that are em­bed­ded with di­a­monds.

Ac­com­pa­ny­ing these three neck­laces in the Con­quêtes col­lec­tion are a med­ley of chok­ers, bracelets, rings, ear­rings, and a jew­ellery watch — all ex­press­ing in jewels, de­sign, and crafts­man­ship the in­ef­fa­ble qual­ity of con­tem­po­rary fem­i­nine al­lure, the LV way.

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