DAZZLING NEW RELEASES
Piaget enriches two of its emblematic collections with a pair of stunning red carpet-worthy creations.
LIMELIGHT GALA AVENTURINE
Housed in a 32mm white gold case adorned with a swirl of 62 diamonds set on two asymmetrical lugs, this watch features a twinkling aventurine dial that’s reminiscent of a midnight sky. Lending refinement and extravagance like an haute couture gown is a supple white gold Milanese mesh bracelet. Taking eight Piaget artisans over 100 hours to create, the intricate bracelet comprises 366 spiral gold threads that are meticulously woven together. Limited to 300 pieces, the lavish timepiece is equipped by the self-winding calibre 501P1.
This new 42mm model combines the maison’s mastery of high watchmaking and high jewellery. Driven by one of the world’s thinnest mechanical self-winding movements at 2.4mm, the 1200S1 is testament to the art of skeletonisation at Piaget. Based on the maison’s famous ultra-thin automatic calibre 1200P, the transformation into an openworked movement was achieved by removing a large portion of metal. Highlighting the beauty of the movement are 1,746 brilliant-cut diamonds that took over 61 hours to set.
Van Cleef & Arpels welcomes spring with a new Two Butterfly collection of three pieces. For the first time, the delicate creatures are adorned with vibrant turquoise, combined with
yellow gold and sparkling diamonds for bold contrasts. The between-the-finger ring and stud earrings feature an asymmetrical design, a signature Van Cleef & Arpels style that imbues pieces with energy and vivacity. With its iconic open band, the ring brings together two butterflies in a gentle tête-à-tête. As for the asymmetrical stud earrings, one side
glistens with shimmering diamonds, while the other features brilliant turquoise. Tilted to give a sense of movement, the butterfly on the necklace’s pendant appears to be taking flight in pursuit of a sparkling diamond. The openwork back of the pieces have been
meticulously wrought to allow light to pass through the diamonds.
DECLARE YOUR LOVE
Faceted like a gemstone with a main diamond at its centre, the new Boucheron Etoile de Paris motif is a subtle mise en abyme, a stone within a stone. Inspired by the famous Place de l’etoile and its 12 avenues, a delicate mesh runs from the centre diamond of 0.3 carats or more to the outer edges of the ring. Each facet surrounding the brilliant-cut diamond is paved with diamonds up to the ring’s platinum body. In 2020, Boucheron achieved its target of using 100 per cent responsible and traceable gold in its collections. And thanks to an advanced algorithm, it’s now possible to identify and track the main diamond through each stage of its life cycle. This allows the maison to provide detailed information about its provenance, size, polishing and setting. Customers can also trace the journey of their stone via an interactive digital platform.
POWER OF TWO
Trinity for Chitose Abe of Sacai is a collaboration between the Japanese fashion
designer and Cartier’s creative studios that centres around the Trinity collection. Artisans deconstructed the simplicity and mobility of the Trinity ring, and created a collection comprising six modular pieces of two rings, a bracelet, choker, earring, as well as a versatile piece that doubles up as both an earring and a ring. While the signature trilogy of white, yellow and rose gold is retained, the shape of the rings and how they sit on the body are
different. The line debuted at the Cartier red-inspired Sacai Autumn-winter 2022/2023
fashion show in Paris. The exclusive, limitededition collection will be released first in Japan this summer, followed by Paris, London, New
York and Seoul later in the year.
Chopard’s Precious Lace Collection is now enriched with four new creations that incorporate rubies, diamonds and ethical rose gold. Echoing the swirls of fine antique lace, the rhythmic, undulating gem-set gold volute is expressed as a stylised flower named Mini-froufrou. The bloom features a diamond-set scalloped fringe and pearshaped ruby petals on an airy openwork background. Conveying a light-hearted, relaxed spirit, the ultrafeminine range comprising a pendant, earrings, ring and bangle is meant for every woman and all occasions.
Good Vibes For Mum
Chaumet’s Jeux de Liens Harmony range of pendant necklaces welcomes the addition of three new rose gold talismans in malachite,
lapis lazuli and turquoise. Revisiting the auspicious symbol of the circle, the signature
medallions make great Mother’s Day gifts as they can be engraved to carry a personal
inscription. Each is distinguished by a diamond-set “X” that holds both halves of the ornamental stones. The malachite medallion is available in a large model, while the lapis lazuli and turquoise are presented in medium
and small models respectively.
“Van Cleef & Arpels is one of my biggest inspirations for jewellery designs, but I also like learning from different brands to inspire myself to incorporate a mix of techniques, or creating and inventing my own.”
– Vihari Poddar, gemologist and founder of Vihari Fine Jewels