Desert Minerals, the high jewelry line that is part of Piaget’s Golden Oasis collection ♦
Nature is often contradictory. The night alternates the day, the sun disappears with clouds and in the desert water can be found. Piaget’s Golden Oasis fine jewelry collection transposes this concept through its three lines Play of Lights, Desert Minerals and Native Bloom.
On this page we talk about Desert Minerals, which “celebrates the purity of wild life represented through a palette of intense colors, spectacular designs and complex shapes”. Pure, colorful, dazzling minerals. But a desert in which, surprisingly, there is a source. No coincidence that the collection is called Golden Oasis, the places where water is in the desert. In this case, precious water, in the form of a waterfall in the jewels that are called Blue Waterfall. The prince of this oasis in the oasis is the blue sapphire, as opposed to the purity of diamonds, which recalls the reflection of water drops.
The highlight of Blue Waterfall is the 18 carat white gold necklace with a blue coussin cut sapphire of 14.61 carats. This sapphire was described by Piaget’s gemologist as “the most beautiful Madagascar sapphire I’ve ever seen”. The traditional coussin cut is able to enhance the extraordinary intensity level of the blue in a gem with an absolutely uniform color. The necklace has been designed to slide along the neck imitating the flow of water. The Blue Waterfall necklace has a removable section that makes it a transformable creation that plays with the dynamic nature of water.
In this line there is also the Blue Waterfall watch, where the idea of the waterfall is represented by an intricate set of marquise-cut sapphires on the bezel surrounding a white mother-of-pearl dial. Piaget selects only the best mother-of-pearl characterized by a distinctive pure white color (this is a sign of very high quality), which is due to the environment in which the oysters are grown. The 18K white gold case of the Blue Waterfall watch is completed by a bracelet with Decoro Palace, one of the Maison’s characteristic workings. This exclusive technique involves the manual engraving of the gold and the links that make up the bracelet to create a unique effect. The Decoro Palace in the Blue Waterfall watch recalls the jagged rocks of a lagoon and magnificently emphasizes the sharp contrast with sapphires
Another watch that is part of Desert Minerals has been called Secret Water, and is inspired by the seemingly endless reflection of the sky in a body of water. For this timepiece opal was chosen, a stone that Piaget has used since the 1960s.
The opal is a stone capable of illustrating the richness of the Earth because it is composed of a whole range of different crystals. The world according to Piaget looks just like an opal because it is made of different tastes and preferences.
Yves G. Piaget
The bracelet of the watch is made with Decoro Palace, which recalls the sandstone walls sculpted by the hot desert winds, emphasizes the magnificent black opal dial wrapped in an 18-carat pink gold case with diamonds. Chosen among the best quality gems in Australia, this black opal reflects a mix of yellow, green and blue tones. The reflection depends on the structure of the gem with the smaller silica spheres that emit blue tones while the larger ones accentuate the red tones. Each movement alters the luminous effects of the opal, making each stone exceptionally unique.