DOORWAY TO A FAIRY TALE
Step into the romance and elegance of old Europe
The Cinderella Door pendant by Singapore fine jeweller Caratell is one of the highlight pieces in the second series of ‘In Europe with Love’, a collection inspired by the architecture of Europe. “Two of the techniques used in this piece — filigree and milgrain setting — are considered highly traditional as younger artisans may no longer be trained in these skills,” shares Michael Koh, designer and founder of Caratell. Set in 18K white and yellow gold, the pendant is embellished with 53ct white Quartz, four Marquise diamonds, 718 diamonds, and 212 pearls. It took Koh a month to finish the design and conceptualisation, and another three months or so for the painstaking production, which included wax carving for the cherub, pearl stringing, and use of intricate micromechanics for the door hinges. “People loved the idea that they could inscribe secret messages on the white quartz,” says Koh.