High jewelery: Cindy Chao debuts at Tefaf with the new masterpieces Blacklabel ♦ ︎
A titanium brooch, with 1,369 diamonds, 705 tsavorites, 450 yellow diamonds, 28 cabochon emeralds and two larger emeralds for a total of 52.44 carats. These stones are mounted so that the jewel can also move. The Flower Bud brooch is the masterwork, among other masterwork, of the Black Label Masterpiece, which at the haute couture week in Paris celebrated the birthday number 15 of Cindy Chao The Art Jewel.
The designer born in Taiwan, in fact, has climbed the top positions in the world of high jewelery in a relatively short time. Her jewels are already legend. Like the red peony shape brooch with 2485 rubies and 668 diamonds on purple titanium and yellow and white gold. It took more than 10,000 hours of work to produce it. Perhaps it’s more serene thanks to the yoga lessons that the designer organized twice a week with her team, to ease the pressure of work. The next appointment, in fact, is challenging: the debut at the Tefaf in Maastricht, a particularly selective fair.
But pieces like the Greenovia brooch, designed around a 105-carat cat’s eye chrysoberyl, titanium, 18-carat white and gold, silver, diamonds, emeralds, demantoid garnet, tsavorite, alexandrite and green sapphire, can satisfy even the most demanding fond of high jewelry. And of art, of course. Giulia Netrese