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Wallis Hong’s fascinating sculpture jewels

The story of Wallis Hong, the new name of high jewelery and the surprise of the latest GemGèneve, is a special story. He himself tells the most important stages in his life which has the contours of a fairy tale. Raised in a remote location in China (Wan Song), by an artist mother and a largely absent father, Wallis Hong spent a childhood amidst the beauties and dangers of nature, including reminiscent of close encounters with spiders, snakes and poisonous mushrooms. But also with the fascination for colorful butterflies (this has to do with his current activity), flowers and colorful fish.

Spilla Eternal Butterfly (lato), ispirata ai ricordi infantili del designer. Le pietre preziose sulle ali sono ispirate alle goccioline d'acqua viste sulla farfalla. È realizzata con Acquamarina, centrale di 7,31 carati zaffiri colorati, diamanti bianchi, tsavoriti, titanio, platino, perle
Spilla Eternal Butterfly (lato), ispirata ai ricordi infantili del designer. Le pietre preziose sulle ali sono ispirate alle goccioline d’acqua viste sulla farfalla. È realizzata con Acquamarina, centrale di 7,31 carati zaffiri colorati, diamanti bianchi, tsavoriti, titanio, platino, perle

Not only. In the heart of Wallis Hong there is also the time spent with his devoted Buddhist grandfather, who built a temple, this time in Cai Shan. Or the time spent with his mother wearing the jewels and clothes she used in his life as a musician and collector. After an experience as assistant director in Beijing, where he aspired to an acting career, the future designer moved to Madrid, Spain, for love and to experience new air. It was 2016 and in the Spanish city Wallis Hong studied sculpture and painting at the Madrid Academy of Art, alternating time with work in the Hermès boutique, where once he also had Queen Letizia Ortiz as a client.

La spilla Eternal Butterfly
La spilla Eternal Butterfly by Wallis Hong

But it was an encounter with René Lalique’s masterpiece, The Lady of the Dragonfly, at the Calouste Gulbenkian museum in Lisbon, that brought out the passion for jewelry. Or, more precisely, for high sculptural and technically avant-garde jewelry, with large volume earrings, but light because they are made of titanium, or a butterfly-shaped brooch which is the most striking piece of his production.

Spilla Ethereal Butterfly. Zaffiri colorati, tormalina rosa di 24 carati al centri, diamanti bianchi, titanio, platino
Spilla Ethereal Butterfly. Zaffiri colorati, tormalina rosa di 24 carati al centri, diamanti bianchi, titanio, platino

To learn the techniques of jewelry in February 2019 Wallis left his job at Hermès and returned to China. He was lucky: he accidentally met a goldsmith master with 30 years of experience in jewelry making. Or perhaps it would be more precise to define them as sculptures, unique pieces to wear. And which, according to Wallis Hong, are destined to last over time, a century or more, like works of art.

Orecchini in titanio, con rubini sangue di piccione, zaffiri. Copyright:
Titanium earrings, with pigeon blood rubies, sapphires. Copyright:
Spilla in titanio, smeraldo colombiano di 23 carati, tsavoriti, diamanti. Copyright:
Titanium brooch, 23-carat Colombian emerald, tsavorites, diamonds. Copyright:
Spilla coccodrillo in titanio, zaffiri padparadscha, zaffiri multicolo, diamanti fancy. Copyright:
Titanium crocodile brooch, padparadscha sapphires, multicolour sapphires, fancy diamonds. Copyright:
Paradise Earrings, ispirati alle conchiglie di Ibiza e Formentera. Diamanti bianchi, zaffiri colorati, titanio, platino
Paradise Earrings, inspired by the shells of Ibiza and Formentera. White diamonds, colored sapphires, titanium, platinum
Siren Earrings, in titanio, diamanti, zaffiri colorati
Siren Earrings, in titanium, platinum, diamonds, colored sapphires
Wallis Hong ha creato anche elaborati quadranti per orologi
Wallis Hong also created elaborate watch dials. Copyright:
Quadrante di orologio con soggetto marino
Clock dial with marine subject
Quadrante di orologio con pietre preziose, smalto
Watch dial with precious stones, enamel
Wallis Hong, orecchino indossato
Wallis Hong, earring worn. Copyright:
Thorn Shells Earrings indossato. Zaffiri colorati, diamanti bianchi, tsavorite, titanio, platino
Worn Thorn Shells Earrings. Colored sapphires, white diamonds, tsavorite, titanium, platinum. Copyright:
Wallis Hong. Copyright:
Wallis Hong. Copyright:

Soft Picchiotti rings, but is high jewelry

Soft, flexible, comfortable: but above all high jewellery. Picchiotti presents new pieces from its Xpandable collection, a patented system that allows rings and bracelets to adapt to the shape of the body. An appreciated quality, but hardly available to those who purchase high jewellery. For example, a ring with a pear-cut emerald surrounded by baguette diamonds, while other emeralds embrace the stem of the jewel. Or another ring, also with an emerald, but in this case with the classic emerald cut, framed by other diamonds.

Anello con smeraldo taglio pera e diamanti baguette. Copyright:
Ring with pear-cut emerald and baguette diamonds. Copyright:

Again with Xpandable technology, but classified as cocktail rings, there are three rings, each of which, alongside the diamonds, features three side-by-side precious stones: sapphire, ruby and emerald. They are top jewels. The sapphire ring, for example, has a 6.67-carat Sri Lankan stone in the center, flanked by two other sapphires of 2.65 and 2.54 carats. Another version of this model features three diamonds for a total of 6 carats plus a frame made up of almost 3 carats of blue sapphires.

Anello e bracciale con diamanti e zaffiri della collezione Xpandable
Ring and bracelet with diamonds and sapphires from the Xpandable collection
Anello con diamante fancy yellow e due rubini
Ring with fancy yellow diamond and two rubies

Anelli cocktail con rubini, zaffiri blu, smeraldi e diamanti
Cocktail rings with rubies, blue sapphires, emeralds and diamonds

Bracciale in oro e diamanti by Picchiotti
Gold and diamond bracelet by Picchiotti. Copyright:

The Vita of Gismondi series 1754

A unique piece, high jewelery with an exceptional design: the Vita (means Life) necklace, presented by Gismondi 1754 is a jewel that differs from all the others. Designed by the creative director and owner of the Genoese company Massimo Gismondi, the necklace is a jewel that literally floats in the air. A design that also inspired the name given to the necklace: Vita, inspired by Gismondi’s son, ready to take flight on his journey into adulthood. The center of gravity of the jewel is a pear-cut tanzanite of 56.37 carats, wrapped and supported by 63.21 carats of diamonds, including a pear-cut that closes one of the two ends of the necklace.

Vita, Gismondi 1754
Vita, Gismondi 1754

The creation of the jewel, which has a strong symbolic value, also represented a difficult goldsmith undertaking by the Maison’s artisans, given that the construction of the jewel is suspended and there is no setting to block the tanzanite. Light and brilliant, the necklace becomes part of the Gismondi 1754 high jewelery line.
Massimo Gismondi
Massimo Gismondi. Copyright:

Collana con una tanzanite tagliata a goccia di 56,37 carati, avvolta e sorretta da 63,21 carati di diamanti
Necklace with a pear-cut tanzanite of 56.37 carats, wrapped and supported by 63.21 carats of diamonds

Giorgio B, a new Bulgari in the jewellery

His name is Bulgari, he designs and creates fine jewelry. But not for the Italian brand that has become part of the Lvmh group. However, Giorgio Bulgari is part of the family of Roman jewelers, great-grandson of the founder Sotirio Bulgari and son of Gianni Bulgari. He has recently decided to put his ability and creativity to good use, which is part of his DNA. He works in Geneva and has launched his own jewelery brand, Giorgio B, because with the sale of the family business to the Parisian giant he cannot use the Bulgari surname. But it is not a sudden decision. Before presenting his Maison, Giorgio Bulgari has a profitable career as a jewelry designer behind him: since 2017 he has been creating unique pieces dedicated to a limited clientele.

Anello con topazio di 29 carati su oro bianco, diamanti e smalto azzurro
Ring with 29-carat topaz on white gold, diamonds and light blue enamel

However, high jewelery was not his first love. The jeweler born in New York and raised in Rome, studied art and advertising at Boston University, then worked in the world of finance before joining his father, who had founded a watch company in Switzerland. Giorgio Bulgari’s curriculum also includes an experience in Ferragamo in 2011, and the role of creative director of Marina B, a brand founded by his aunt Marina Bulgari and now owned by Guy Bedarida. The jewels, unique pieces, under the Giorgio B brand aim at an audience that loves innovation and colours, as is the family tradition. Rose gold and even large stones are the designer’s favorite materials.

Anello asimmetrico in oro rosa e malachite
Asymmetric ring in rose gold and malachite
Giorgio Bulgari
Giorgio Bulgari
Anello con zaffiri naturali arcobaleno
Natural rainbow sapphire ring
Anello in oro rosa con rubino e diamanti taglio vecchia miniera
Rose gold ring with ruby and old mine cut diamonds

Kamyen, luxury reserved for the few

In about ten years, Kamyen has earned a place among the high-end jewelery houses. It was founded by Pooja Gandhi, the latest generation of an Indian family that has been operating for almost a century in the sector of precious stones and the production of diamonds. It only takes a few steps to go from precious stones to jewels, but the leap may not necessarily be successful. In Kamyen’s case, however, it was a success. And, even if the Maison was born in Mumbai, the style of the jewels is very far from the indian traditional one. This is thanks to the exclusive collaboration with the main Pakistani designer, Faraz Manan, who has given the jewelry and high-end jewelry collections a modern character.

Anello Gemini in oro bianco 18 carati, diamanti brown e bianco da 2,44 carati, smalto nero
Anello Gemini in oro bianco 18 carati, diamanti brown e bianco da 2,44 carati, smalto nero

Furthermore, Pooja’s family has been able to manage the production of jewelry according to the best commercial principles. The jewelry factory and workshop in Mumbai employs around 120 people and is under the direct control of the Gandhi family. The diamonds are all of high quality and are not from conflict zones, with a certificate accompanying each gem. And more, Kamyen’s strategy does not (for now) provide for the opening of boutiques. The collections can be viewed by appointment only, based in Dubai, or can be purchased online on some e-commerce platforms, such as Moda Operandi.
Anello in oro bianco 18 carati, rubino, smalto e smeraldo
Anello in oro bianco 18 carati, rubino, smalto e smeraldo

Anello in oro bianco 18 carati, rubino e diamanti
Anello in oro bianco 18 carati, rubino, smalto e diamanti
Orecchini chandelier in oro bianco 18 carati e smalto
Orecchini chandelier in oro bianco 18 carati e smalto
Orecchini Ali d'angelo in oro bianco, diamanti e smalto nero
Orecchini Ali d’angelo in oro bianco, diamanti e smalto nero
Girocollo The Rising Sun in oro bianco 18 carati, diamanti e smalto rosso
Girocollo The Rising Sun in oro bianco 18 carati, diamanti e smalto rosso
Orecchini Galaxy in oro bianco, diamanti e smalto
Orecchini Galaxy in oro bianco, diamanti e smalto

Mikimoto’s Marine High Jewelry

Mikimoto = pearls. This simple equation remains valid at 130 years in the anniversary year of the founder of the Japanese Maison Kokichi Mikimoto. Who is also the one who understood that pearls can be cultivated, precious spheres that were once very rare because they were the result of the whim of the sea. Mikimoto is also a jewelery brand that offers surprising high-end collections. Like Praise to the Sea, which is inspired by the natural environment in which pearls are formed. The jewels recall the foam, the waves, the billows, the marine flora and fauna, but do not use only the precious pearls of the South Seas or the Akoya selected by Mikimoto.

Anello Shool of Fish con diamanti taglio rosa, perle, zaffiri
School of Fish ring with rose cut diamonds, pearls, sapphires

Praise to the Sea fine jewelry also includes rose-cut diamonds, beryl, tanzanite, tourmaline, amethyst, garnet, sapphire, spinel, alexandrite and aquamarine. One of the most interesting jewels, for example, is a necklace of white gold and Akoya pearls that evokes a mother and child blue whale swimming together. In the center is a 41.54-carat tourmaline that symbolizes the aura of the creature, around which schools of fish are depicted, composed of sapphire, aquamarine, garnet and diamond gems. Or the ring with a South Sea pearl in the center, with a corolla depicting the waves with sapphires and diamonds, in a shade that refers to the depths of the sea.

Orecchini School of Fish con perle SOuth Sea, alessandrite, zaffiri
School of Fish earrings with South Sea pearls, alexandrite, sapphires
Orecchini Sea Graduation con perle, diamanti, acquamarina, tanzanite
Sea Graduation earrings with pearls, diamonds, aquamarine, tanzanite
Orecchini Water Surface, con perle, diamanti, acquamarina
Water Surface earrings, with pearls, diamonds, aquamarine
Collana School of Fish con spinello, alessandrite, zaffiri, ametista, granati, tanzanite, diamanti, perle
School of Fish necklace with spinel, alexandrite, sapphires, amethyst, garnets, tanzanite, diamonds, pearls
Collana Water Surface com perle, acquamarina, diamanti
Water Surface necklace with pearls, aquamarine, diamonds

Why Boucheron offers revolutionary high jewellery?

Between classic and avant-garde, between tradition and innovation, between past and future: Boucheron is one of the great jewelery Maisons which, alongside the rings, necklaces and earrings that are part of its historic heritage, manages to offer surprising collections. Like the new high jewelery collection, Carte Blanche, More is More. The creative director, Claire Choisne, has chosen a communication format and a stylistic interpretation that recalls sixties pop graphics, with models portrayed with photographs cut out against a background of bright colors. But also the geometries of the Memphis movement founded by the Italian architect Ettore Sottsass in the late seventies. But the iconographic presentation must not deceive: at the heart of Carte Blanche, More is More there are jewels.

Il gioiello-tasca applicabile In The Pocket
In The Pocket

Above all, the surprises are here, starting with the huge (29 centimeters) Tie the Knot bow hair ribbon. It is red on one side, with black and white stripes. The jewel-ornament is described as flexible like a cloth and fairly light: it weighs 94 grams. It is made with diamonds and white gold: it is considered a technical feat. The collection also includes rings reminiscent of the Rubik’s cube. Like This is Not a Ring, made with Murano glass, diamonds and lacquer on a resin band. Or supermaxi necklaces and In the Pocket, a pocket made up of diamonds and onyx on a lycra and titanium fabric, which can hold a smartphone and attaches to any item of clothing with magnets.
This is Not a Ring, in vetro di Murano, diamanti e lacca su banda di resina
This is Not a Ring, in Murano glass, diamonds and lacquer on a resin band

Many inventions seasoned in a menu of high jewelery that amaze those who consider the couture of jewelery in the classic interpretation of a variety of necklaces or rings in gold and diamonds, more or less precious unique pieces, but faithful to a tradition that comes from centuries-old habits. Instead, Boucheron’s high jewelery wants to attract the attention of digital natives and entire categories that have never approached traditional stylistic models. But who obviously have enough money to buy high-end jewels.

Collana Question  Mark, nata nel 1879, rivoluzionaria per essere  priva di fermagli e simbolo di una liberazioneella collezione Carte Blanche, More is More
Question Mark necklace, born in 1879, revolutionary for being without clasps and a symbol of liberation
Anelli indossati della collezione Carte Blanche, More is More
Worn rings from the Carte Blanche, More is More collection
Collana oversize Just An Illusion, con elementi piatti pensati per sembrare tridimensionali, con lacche dipinte
Just An Illusion oversized necklace, with flat elements designed to look three-dimensional, with painted lacquers
Collana composta  da 21 cubi preziosi, con spinelli grigi e rosa, zaffiri rosa e diamanti
Necklace composed of 21 precious cubes, with gray and pink spinels, pink sapphires and diamonds

Pomellato high jewelry inspired by Milan

Born in 1967, at the same time as the success of the great Italian fashion houses, the Milanese Pomellato has climbed the steps of success by bringing the concept of prêt-à-porter into jewelry. Luxurious, yet understated. Design, but without exaggerating. Simple shapes but not simplistic. Jewels that immediately appealed to the Milanese ladies and, later, to those of other cities. over the years the ability to interpret a fashion without excesses has crossed the Italian borders in parallel with the identification of Milan as one of the world capitals of design. Pomellato was bought by the French group Kering about ten years ago for this reason.

Anello Castello in oro rosa, diamanti, rubellite
Castello ring in pink gold, diamonds, rubellite

Something has changed since then. Pomellato, thanks to the thrust of the Parisian luxury giant, has been brought to international markets and, in part, has added to its sobriety an increasingly marked flavor of high-end jewels. Now the creative director, Vincenzo Cataldo, has decided to combine the high jewelery line, introduced three years ago, with the echo of the brand’s roots. For this reason, the new collection is inspired by Milan.
Orecchini Terrazza Duomo in oro giallo e diamanti
Terrace Duomo earrings in yellow gold and diamonds

The pieces in the range, which combine precious stones with design tradition, are named after places known to tourists too, such as the Duomo (the neo-Gothic cathedral) or the city’s Castle, but also to the most modern skyscrapers. The collection consists of four lines: Vertical Landscapes, Contemporary Heritage, Creativity on Stage and Terrazza Duomo. One of the most striking pieces is probably the Castello necklace, made up of pink gold plates connected by links studded with diamonds of different shapes: over 28 carats of brilliant, baguette, princess and round cut gems, plus five rubellites for 29 carats. A chain, attached to the choker is removable.

Catena body in oro rosa e diamanti
Body chain in rose gold and diamonds
Collana con catena Lariat in oro e diamanti
Lariat chain necklace in gold and diamonds
Collana Lirica, oro diamanti
Lirica necklace, gold diamonds
Girocollo Terrazza Duomo in oro rosa e diamanti
Terrace Duomo necklace in rose gold and diamonds
Orecchini Castello con diamanti e tanzanite
Castello earrings with diamonds and tanzanite
Orecchini Terrazza Duomo in oro bianco e diamanti
Terrace Duomo earrings in white gold and diamonds
Orecchini Terrazza Duomo in oro rosa e diamanti
errace Duomo earrings in rose gold and diamonds

A Genesis for David Yurman

David Yurman is one of the leading jewelry brands in the United States. The Maison, also famous for its jewels that use the motif of intertwined cables, also presents collections of fine jewelry. The latest is called DY Genesis, even if more than the beginning it indicates the latest proposal, in a chronological sense. The collection, presented in Paris, where David Yourman has a flagship store, is very elaborate. And to make it even more refined, it was photographed with a still life service together with plant stems and flower petals. In fact, jewelry design goes well with natural elements.

Orecchini pendenti Dianthus con due gusci di scarabeo Belionota Sumptuosa conservati in resina, incastonati in oro bianco 18 carati con diamanti cognac, stratificati su alluminio anodizzato verde giallo
Dianthus drop earrings with two resin-preserved Belionota Sumptuosa beetle shells, set in 18K white gold with cognac diamonds, layered over yellow-green anodized aluminum

The inspiration of the jewels is nothing new, it is the world of nature. But the interpretation of the concept is original. The jewels take the botanical name of flowers, while the gems punctuate the composition. To create the elaborate shapes of the jewels, in addition to stones and gold, the Maison has also decided to use aluminum, a ductile metal that can be easily colored. Instead of the usual yellow or white gold, the jewelery therefore appears with a green, pink or yellow metal. But not only. A pair of earrings also sports an iridescent beetle, two specimens of Belionota Sumptuosa, an insect found in Indonesia.

Orecchini Dianthus in oro rosa, rame, alluminio rosa e diamanti
Dianthus earrings in pink gold, copper, pink aluminum and diamonds
Orecchini Fleur de mer con rubini, zaffiri rosa
Fleur de mer earrings with rubies, pink sapphires
Orecchini pendenti con pavé di diamanti
Pendant earrings with pavé diamonds
Orecchini in alluminio anodizzato, diamanti, tormalina
Anodized aluminum earrings, diamonds, tourmaline
Orecchini alluminio anodizzato e diamanti
Anodized aluminum and diamond earrings
Orecchini pendenti Fleurs De Mer, con pavé in oro bianco 18 carati e alluminio anodizzato verde, incastonati a mano con smeraldi Panjshir
Fleurs De Mer pendant earrings, pavéd in 18k white gold and green anodized aluminum, hand-set with Panjshir emeralds

The Buccellati Mosaic

Italy preserves the ancient tradition of the art of mosaic. Examples are the great Byzantine mosaics found in Ravenna, but there are also many examples of compositions from the Roman era. All works that inspired the new Buccellati high jewelery collection. Predictably, the collection is called Mosaico. It is made up of over 50 pieces which, however, reflect the classic style of the Maison founded by Mario Buccellati at the beginning of the twentieth century. Now Buccellati, which is part of the Richemont group, sees creative director Andrea Buccellati at work.

Anello in oro bianco e giallo com diamanti
White and yellow gold ring with brilliant cut diamonds and 2 carat emerald cut diamond

In short, the Mosaico collection does not abandon the embroideries and textures made up of gold threads typical of Buccellati and which have their origins in the tradition of Florentine goldsmithing. At the same time the jewels, especially the larger ones, are made up of elements, such as gems, which refer to the world of colored tesserae with which the mosaics are made. The jewelry suite includes jointed bracelets, gag necklaces, drop earrings and cocktail rings.
Collana in oro giallo e bianco con zaffiri
Necklace in yellow and white gold with sapphires

An example is the necklace composed of five cushion-cut scale settings in yellow gold and sapphires, alternating with drop-shaped settings in yellow gold with fancy diamonds, with elements in white gold and diamonds and modeled yellow gold wire, border in gold pavé white and yellow gold patterned wire. On the occasion of the new collection, the Maison presented Princess Talita von Fürstenberg as testimonial, who wore a parure from the Mosaico collection.

Orecchini in oro bianco e giallo con diamanti taglio brillante, diamanti fancy e zaffiri
Earrings in white and yellow gold with brilliant cut diamonds, fancy diamonds and sapphires
Anello in oro giallo e bianco con diamanti e citrino
Yellow and white gold ring with diamonds and citrine
Bracciale in oro giallo e bianco con diamanti e zaffiri
Yellow and white gold bracelet with diamonds and sapphires

Louis Vuitton high jewelry in the Deep Time

Lines that evoke art deco atmospheres are a feature of Louis Vuitton jewelry. And even the new high jewelery collection of the Maison, called Deep Time, remains faithful to its aesthetic key. This is the fifth creative season for the Louis Vuitton brand by Francesca Amfitheatrof, artistic director of watches and jewelery for the French brand. And it was probably very demanding, given that Deep Time also involved an equally long and profound work: it is Louis Vuitton’s largest high jewelery collection to date, with over 170 unique pieces, divided into 16 themes, with 95 of these gathered in the first chapter. A great commitment also with regard to the gems used which, given the breadth of the collection, are represented in all shades and origins around the world.

Anelli in oro, diamanti, acquamarina
Rings in gold, diamonds, aquamarine

The evolution of the Earth, understood as the history of the planet, divided into geological eras lasting millions of years, is also the theme of the different lines of the collection, including geographical, philosophical and mythological references. Gondwana, for example, is dedicated to an exceptional seven-strand platinum necklace, with as many Colombian emeralds: in the center there is a 4.51-carat stone with a particularly saturated color. The strands of the emeralds are enriched with 259 diamonds. The necklace also comes with earrings and a ring.

Gondwana necklace with seven strands of white gold with 259 diamonds and seven Colombian emeralds: in the center there is a 4.51-carat stone
Gondwana necklace with seven strands of white gold with 259 diamonds and seven Colombian emeralds: in the center there is a 4.51-carat stone

The name of the necklace, Gondwana, refers to the super continent that millions of years ago gave birth to the current conformation of Asia, Europe, the Americas, Africa and Australia. And the threads of the necklace allude to the circular movement of the Earth, which has the V at its center that marks the Vuitton jewelry collections. Rings, necklaces, earrings and bracelets which, after all, were made with gems created in the depths of the Earth many geological eras ago, in deep time.

Collana in oro bianco, diamanti, rubino della linea Flight
Necklace in white gold, diamonds, ruby from the Flight line
Collana del tema Seeds in oro e diamanti con 13 cabochon di rubellite e spessartite
Necklace of the Seeds theme in gold and diamonds with 13 rubellite and spessartite cabochons
Anello a tema Volcano con diamanti e zaffiro rosa
Volcano themed ring with diamonds and pink sapphire
Anello con diamanti e opale
Diamond and opal ring
Anelli con smeraldi
Emerald rings
Anelli in oro bianco, diamanti, zaffiri blu e opale
Rings in white gold, diamonds, blue sapphires and opal

Piaget high jewelery with Metaphoria

Piaget’s new high jewelery collection tells something in different words. The collection is called Metaphoria. And if a metaphor is a word or definition used to express something other than the literal sense, likewise Metaphoria dips its pen in this ancient art of expression. A metaphor used by Metaphoria? Here it is: the collection is made up of rivers of precious stones. A pure metaphor (precious stones are not liquid, but the comparison works). Alongside this dialectical game there is, of course, fine jewelry, which is the result of the industrious Genevan craftsmanship.

Piaget - Villa Salviatino
Piaget – Villa Salviatino

The collection consists of 52 pieces, entirely made in the Maison’s ateliers and presented in Florence, in the Renaissance villa with Italian garden (today a hotel) Il Salviatino, on the hills of Fiesole, just outside Florence. Also a metaphor of architectural meanings. Now the collection.

Piaget, presentazione di Metaphoria
Piaget, presentation of Metaphoria

In 1969, Yves Piaget presented its 21st Century Collection, with jewel-watches of very unusual shapes and with ornamental stones set in their dials, as well as engraved gold sautoirs and bracelet watches. Collection which, according to the Maison, laid the foundations for Piaget’s unmistakable style. Metaphoria is 2023 a reworking of that 21st Century Collection. It is divided into 41 jewels and 11 watches, in two chapters, Azureia and Beautanica. Names that evoke an equally metaphorical nature.

Experimentation, innovation and cheerfulness are part of the Maison’s DNA. Since the 1960s, Piaget has dared to introduce coral, turquoise and lapis lazuli into watchmaking and unique jewellery. This desire to use unexpected materials in pieces created to high jewelery standards is still at the core of our identity.
Benjamin Comar, CEO of Piaget

Collana Aqua Summa indossata
Aqua Summa necklace worn

The highlight of the collection is the Mineralis set. It is made up of jewels which, again using a metaphor, seem to have come out of the waters of a mountain river. An asymmetrical necklace is made with diamonds, sapphires, aquamarine and rock crystal. Piaget jewelers combine the transparency of rock crystal (representing the brilliance that lines the edges of rivers), with intensely blue sapphires, whose inverted settings give the piece an ultra-modern look. A 13.25-carat lagoon-blue cushion-cut aquamarine sparkles at the center. The piece is paired with earrings and rings, one of which is set with a 4.1 carat Sri Lankan sapphire.

Mineralis, collana asimmetrica realizzata con diamanti, zaffiri, acquamarina e cristallo di rocca
Mineralis, asymmetric necklace made with diamonds, sapphires, aquamarine and rock crystal

Our goal was to emphasize details that bring to mind natural phenomena, such as the flow of a waterfall or the sun’s rays, while at the same time arousing a particular emotion. The materials we use, from the insect elytra to the precious wood, have been selected to give an unpredictable and alive element to a 21st century piece of fine jewelry.
Stéphanie Sivrière, creative director of Piaget

Aqua Summa
With the Aqua Summa set, the Maison intends to convey a vision of frost and ice with the unusual combination of aquamarine with Akoya pearls and diamonds. The collar necklace, fully articulated with an invisible closure, features pear-shaped cerulean aquamarines, the largest of which weighs over 4 carats. The piece can be paired with earrings and an exquisite cocktail ring, the white gold body of which is paved with a frost of shimmering diamonds and set with a 12.48-carat cushion-cut aquamarine.

Aqua Summa necklace
Aqua Summa necklace

With the Alata set, Piaget transforms leaves into gold, mother-of-pearl and diamonds on rich and unstructured pieces, in the shape of a necklace, earrings and a watch. A gold and titanium earcuff has gold leaves engraved with the Decor Palace pattern, golden mother of pearl, white gold flecks and diamonds come together to dress the outer edge of the ear in a spectacular piece. Piaget jewelers have also created an engagement ring. On this piece, the center of the leaf is accented with a 2.23 carat pear shaped diamond. The set is completed by a cuff watch, the body of which is embellished with an inlay of mother-of-pearl and engraved gold, mixed with marquise-cut diamonds. A piece that demonstrates Piaget’s perfect mastery even in the smallest details.

Orologio con oro e madreperla del set Alata
Watch with gold and mother of pearl from the Alata set

The Terrae parure has a bold design, inspired by the colors of the forest. The brown of tiger’s eye and rutilated quartz is used together with the green of tourmaline. The pair is accented with vertical rows of square tourmaline beads and features a cushion-cut tourmaline weighing approximately 16 carats at its center. A ring, bracelet and earrings complete the set.

Collana Terrae, quarzo occhio di tigre e rutilato con tormalina verde, file verticali di perline quadrate di tormalina, al centro una tormalina taglio cuscino di circa 16 carati
Terrae necklace, whit tiger-eye and rutilated quartz with green tourmaline, vertical rows of square tourmaline beads, at its centre a cushion-cut tourmaline weighing close to 16 carats

Goldsmith skill is at the heart of Essentia, which includes jewels in rose gold and diamonds, defined by natural lines. An iconic piece of this set, the flat-knit necklace is made up of oversized links, whose irregular shapes recall those of driftwood found on the beach. Earrings and wristwatch complete the set.

Rose gold and diamond Essentia necklace
Rose gold and diamond Essentia necklace

Following the tradition of secret high jewelery watches, the Maison now unveils one of its greatest signature pieces, Adrivea, a ring that tells the time. Beneath a 10.88-carat aquamarine cabochon, its dial sparkles with diamonds, joined by waves of lustrous stones and blue sapphires that adorn the setting of this oversized piece.
Adrivea, un anello che indica l'ora. Sotto un cabochon di acquamarina da 10,88 carati, c'è un quadrante con diamanti, uniti da pietre e zaffiri blu che adornano la montatura di questo pezzo oversize
Adrivea, a ring that tells the time. Under a 10.88-carat aquamarine cabochon, there is a dial with diamonds, joined by of stones and blue sapphires that adorn the setting of this oversized piece

Another unique piece is Foliatura, a jewel-watch set with a magnificent cushion-cut Colombian emerald weighing 6.59 carats. Its white gold body reveals incredible craftsmanship, fusing stylized chrysoprase leaves and intertwined diamonds on a background of engraved gold Decor Palace. Ingeniously positioned at the bottom of the strap, the face of the watch allows the wearer to discreetly read the time.
Foliatura, a jewellery watch set with a cushion-cut Colombian emerald weighing 6.59 carats. Its white gold body reveals incredible craftsmanship, blending stylised chrysoprase leaves and intertwining diamonds against a backdrop of Decor Palace engraved gold. Ingeniously placed on the lower part of the band, the watch dial allows the wearer to read the time discreetly
Foliatura, a jewellery watch set with a cushion-cut Colombian emerald weighing 6.59 carats. Its white gold body reveals incredible craftsmanship, blending stylised chrysoprase leaves and intertwining diamonds against a backdrop of Decor Palace engraved gold. Ingeniously placed on the lower part of the band, the watch dial allows the wearer to read the time discreetly

Alitura features a mosaic dial composed of ornamental stones, reminiscent of the precious damask fabric. The dial of the Undulata watch, on the other hand, was created by the Parisian inlay specialist Rose Saneuil. The dial is iridescent green, with an inlay of straw, wood, leather, parchment and elytra, and houses an ultra-thin tourbillon, caliber 670P, all made entirely by Piaget. It is surrounded by two circles of baguette and brilliant cut diamonds. Last, but not least, Piaget watchmakers present an ultra-jewellery version of the famous cushion-shaped Black Tie watch, made famous by one of the Piaget Society’s most loyal customers, Andy Warhol. The piece combines a petrified wood dial with a baguette-cut emerald bezel and hour markers. It is a one-of-a-kind piece powered by the Manufacture’s ultra-thin mechanical caliber 534P.
Alitura è creato da Rose Saneuil, il quadrante verde iridescente porta un intarsio di paglia, legno, pelle, pergamena ed elitre, e ospita un capitolo delle ore e un tourbillon extra-piatto, calibro 670P, tutti interamente realizzati da Piaget. Con i suoi due cerchi di diamanti taglio baguette e taglio brillante, questo capolavoro irradia precisione
Alitura is created by Rose Saneuil, the iridescent green dial bears a marquetry of straw, wood, leather, parchment and elytra, and houses an hour chapter and an extra-thin tourbillon, calibre 670P, all entirely made by Piaget. With its two circles of baguette-cut and brilliant-cut diamonds, this masterpiece radiates precision

The high jewelery tweed by Chanel

Tweed is a type of sturdy woolen fabric originating in Scotland. But it’s also a fabric that Chanel has often used in the past and uses in the present. Even for fine jewelry. In 2020, the French Maison had already chosen the texture of this fabric as a source of inspiration for its top jewelry. Now he repeats, with variations, the experiment. The Tweed de Chanel collection includes 63 new pieces of fine jewelry. The jewels, even if not all, are made with the idea of replicating the interweaving of wool threads, but obviously with the use of gold and gems. The choices are those of Patrice Legéreau, creative director of the Chanel jewelry lines.

Bracciale Tweed Byzance di Chanel
Tweed Byzance bracelet by Chanel

Creating high-end jewels with complicated interweaving was not a walk in the park: gems were inserted into the weave with a refined interlocking game. But in Paris there is no shortage of skilled craftsmen, such as those who have created the collection’s bracelets and necklaces as if they were tweed, a voluminous but light fabric. The jewels are divided into five chapters, which are inspired by as many motifs of the Maison: lion (zodiac sign of the founder Coco Chanel), star, camellia (favorite flower), sun and bow. All symbols that have been transformed into jewels through a careful choice of gems: diamonds, rubies, emeralds, sapphires, but also semi-precious stones such as beryllium or lapis lazuli.

Detail of the tweed texture, Chanel high jewelry
Detail of the tweed texture, Chanel high jewelry

Among the many jewels in the collection, a prominent place is perhaps occupied by the Tweed Royal necklace, made up of pink gold, diamonds, one of which is pear-cut weighing over 10 carats in the centre, and 37 large rubies surrounded by other smaller ones. An exceptional piece: a lion’s head in the center can be worn as a brooch or used to enrich the necklace. The central diamond can be detached and worn as a ring.

Collana Tweed Royal, composta da oro rosa, diamanti, di cui uno a taglio pera da oltre 10 carati al centro, e 37 grandi rubini circondati da altri più piccoli
Tweed Royal necklace, composed of pink gold, diamonds, one of which is pear cut of over 10 carats in the center, and 37 large rubies surrounded by other smaller ones
Bracciale Tweed Etoile in oro giallo e bianco, zaffiri gialli, di cui uno di 9,16 carati e lapislazzuli
Tweed Etoile bracelet in yellow and white gold, yellow sapphires, one of which 9.16 carats and lapis lazuli
Collana Tweed Pétale in oro rosa, diamanti, zaffiri rosa
Tweed Pétale necklace in pink gold, diamonds, pink sapphires
Collana Tweed Poudré in oro rosa, diamanti, zaffiri rosa
Tweed Poudré necklace in pink gold, diamonds, pink sapphires
Spilla in oro rosa, diamanti, zaffiri rosa
Brooch in pink gold, diamonds, pink sapphires
L'attrice britannica Keira Knightley con gioielli della collezione durante l'evento di lancio, a Londra
British actress Keira Knightley with jewelery from the collection during the launch event, in London

Busatti 1947, from tradition to innovation

Busatti in Milan is a historic name in jewelry. It has now doubled. A branch of the family has decided to focus decisively on research and innovation and has created its own brand: Busatti 1947. After a few months of life it already boasts a prestigious recognition: second place in the Best in Diamonds Above $40,000 Retail category at Couture Design Awards. Merit, precisely, of a decisive push towards a strong design and a choice of materials that is unusual in many respects. Behind all this are the brothers Lalla and Davide Busatti. The family history goes back to when the grandfather, Antonio Busatti, began traveling to Japan after the Second World War to buy pearls.

Bracciale in alluminio nero, fibra di carbonio, diamanti. Copyright:
Black aluminum bracelet, carbon fiber, diamonds. Copyright:

His son, Luigi, continued the business with gems. Lalla (designer) and Davide Busatti (who selects the gems) represent the third generation, who have decided to introduce jewels with their own brand to the precious stones trading business. But, as mentioned, putting a lot of innovation into it. For example, in introducing unusual materials, such as carbon fiber to make a super resistant resin, which is combined with gold and diamonds or cacholong. The high-end jewels have already been presented at the main international jewelery fairs, from Las Vegas to Dubai, Geneva and Hong Kong.

Bracciale realizzato con una speciale resina con fibra di carbonio, oro e diamanti gialli. Copyright:
Bracelet made with a special resin with carbon fiber, gold and yellow diamonds. Copyright:
Collana Tokyo in resina tonalità Royal Zest, diamanti e oro rosa
Tokyo necklace in Royal Zest-tone resin, diamonds and rose gold
Orecchini Tokyo in resina tonalità Royal Zest, diamanti
Tokyo earrings in Royal Zest tone resin, diamonds
Orecchini Cairo con diamanti taglio trilliant e madreperla
Cairo earrings with trilliant-cut diamonds and mother-of-pearl
Lalla e Davide Busatti
Lalla and Davide Busatti

Allegoria is the new Gucci high jewelry

According to the dictionary, an allegory is a rhetorical figure through which the author expresses and the reader recognizes a hidden meaning, different from the literal one. Gucci has used this idea for the new high jewelery collection, which follows by only six months the one presented in January with the second part of the Hortus Deliciarum line. The new collection made up of 135 unique pieces is called, instead, Allegoria. What is it alluding to? At the four seasons. Also in this case it is the seasonal mutations of nature that inspire the jewels. But sometimes they use the classic Gucci clamp at the center of the jewel.

Orecchini con diamanti, smeraldi, tormalina Paraiba
Earrings with diamonds, emeralds, Paraiba tourmaline

For example, spring, which inspires jewelery with the iconic Flora motif. The collection makes extensive use of tourmalines, a stone that can take on different colors. There are, for example, a 226-carat cushion-cut green tourmaline with an openwork setting and adorned with star motifs and baguette-cut diamonds and a necklace with a 161-carat pink tourmaline, surrounded by diamonds and multi-layered colored enamel, all set in a chain with 72 88-carat multicolored tourmalines that create a degradé effect.

Ring in white gold, diamonds, paraiba tourmaline
Ring in white gold, diamonds, paraiba tourmaline

The other seasons are just as colorful. With the red of spinels, the intense green of emeralds, the blue-green of Paraiba tourmaline, as well as yellow sapphires, mandarin garnet. Naturally, the collection also includes the classic diamonds, including some with an old cut, less faceted than those normally used today.

Anello con smeraldo e tormalina paraiba
Emerald, diamond and paraiba tourmaline ring
Collana con ciondolo a morsetto Gucci
Gucci horsebit pendant necklace
Collana con tormalina verde taglio cuscino di 226 carati
Necklace with a 226-carat cushion-cut green tourmaline
Collana con tormalina rosa taglio cuscino
Cushion cut pink tourmaline necklace
Orecchini con diamanti taglio antico e opale taglio floreale
Earrings with old cut diamonds and floral cut opal
Orecchini in oro, diamanti, gemme
Earrings in gold, diamonds, gems

Sea-themed Tiffany high jewelry with the Blue Book

Tiffany’s Blue Book is the most eagerly awaited appointment for those who love fine jewelry. The 2023 Out of the Blue edition is also the first Blue Book collection designed by Nathalie Verdeille, Chief Artistic Officer of Jewelry and High Jewelry at Tiffany & Co. The manager and creative, who was in charge of her rival Cartier until 2021, chose to be inspired by the design of a jeweler linked to Tiffany, Jean Schlumberger. The artist-designer who signed some of the most famous pieces of the American house loved sea creatures. Schlumberger’s work has been revised in a modern key.

Collana con diamanti bianchi e giallo
Necklace with white and yellow diamonds

With the Blue Book 2023 collection we wanted to celebrate the legacy of Jean Schlumberger, giving new life to some of his most famous designs. These creations have the typical quality and personality of Schlumberger, but the designs are completely new. We are certain that he would have been happy with each of these masterpieces, as we are.
Anthony Ledru, Chief Executive Officer of Tiffany & Co

Anthony e Victoria Ledru.
Anthony e Victoria Ledru. Photo: Courtesy of BFA

The collection will debut in two phases during 2023 with various themes representing the aquatic universe. The summer collection launched with seven themes: Shell, Coral, Jellyfish, Pisces, Starfish, Sea Star and Star Urchin. The Shell theme explores the three-dimensionality of objects sculpted by the ocean. One of the more versatile designs is a transformable pendant with a detachable diamond brooch that reveals a black opal weighing over 21 carats. The Coral theme features vibrant colors and features an array of yellow tanzanite, sapphire and diamond jewels. A brooch on the Jellyfish theme recalls the graceful movement of the marine animal’s tentacles.

Anello con diamante giallo e diamanti bianchi
Ring with yellow diamond and white diamonds

The Pisces theme is a study of the sea, a representation of an unknown and infinite world that has always fascinated Jean Schlumberger. With sets including exceptional padparadscha sapphires, Umba sapphires and diamonds, this theme features warm hues paired with ocean blues. The Star Urchin (sea urchin) theme is a study in shapes and symmetries, with jewels featuring hand-carved tanzanites and chalcedony that reproduce the pointed exterior of molluscs.

Anello in oro rosa con diamanti e zaffiro rosa
Anello in oro rosa con diamanti e zaffiro rosa

The Starfish theme reinterprets the shape of the starfish as if it were tangled in rocks, thanks to opals, aquamarines, tourmalines and beryls, with accents of diamonds. A set rich in diamonds gives a unique interpretation of this marine creature. Finally, the Sea Star theme features an expanse of custom-cut mother-of-pearl starfish woven into coral-inspired patterns, providing a snapshot of the marine’s fascinating ecosystem. Extremely rare padparadscha sapphires, Umba sapphires, mother of pearl and carnelian bring the Sea Star theme to life.
Orecchini con zaffiri blu e diamanti
Orecchini con zaffiri blu e diamanti

In Jean Schlumberger’s imagination and philosophy, the sea represented an unknown and infinite world; has been able to give life to unprecedented interpretations of its majesty and its mysteries. My first Blue Book collection for the Maison is a deep dive into the aquatic universe, honoring and reinterpreting Schlumberger’s vision.
Nathalie Verdeille, Chief Artistic Officer, Jewelry and High Jewelry, Tiffany & Co

Nathalie Verdeille
Nathalie Verdeille

Flowers and creative sparks by Vincent Michel

Do sparks from a volcano shine brighter or diamonds from a ring? Vincent Michel is convinced that the right answer is the latter. Precious stones were also the first passion of the Swiss jeweler, based in Lausanne, who was attracted to the craft when he was only 12 years old. A visit by him, with his mother, to a jewelery workshop introduced him to the magic of the chisel, but also of the blowtorch and gems. Although at a certain point in his life Vincent Michel was also tempted to become a volcanologist.

Collana Vol d'Abeille (volo d’ape) in oro bianco, diamanti e 45 tormaline paraiba
Vol d’Abeille (bee flight) necklace in white gold, diamonds and 45 paraiba tourmalines. Copyright:

After the first experiments, as a hobby, high-end jewelery has become his profession. His journey began at the Vallée de Joux Technical School, in the jewelery section. And his talent is demonstrated by his victory in the Swiss jewelery championship. A success that prompted him to found his own brand, after the classic internship with the same jeweler he had admired as a teenager. In 2016 the big step, with the opening of his boutique in the Swiss city, where he creates and works, with a laboratory visible to customers: it also serves to show the technical ability, which allows the jeweler to create small masterpieces that can take up to at 300 working hours.

Anello toi et moi con tormalina e diamanti. Copyright:
Toi et moi ring with tourmaline and diamonds. Copyright:

The jewels are handmade, even custom made. But the designer uses both traditional methods and new technologies such as CAD design and 3D printing. The result is jewels such as the Vol d’Abeille (bee flight) necklace in white gold, diamonds and 45 paraiba tourmalines. Or the Hibiscus ring, in 750 yellow gold (with a central part in 750 rose gold) which has an oval spinel of 4.65 carats set in the center, green sapphires, demantoid garnets, pink sapphires and natural diamonds.

Anello Hibiscus indossato
Hibiscus ring worn
Anello Hibiscus, in oro giallo 750, spinello ovale di 4,65 carati, zaffiri verdi, granati demantoidi, zaffiri rosa e diamanti naturali
Hibiscus ring, in 750 yellow gold, 4.65 carat oval spinel, green sapphires, demantoid garnets, pink sapphires and natural diamonds
Anelli di Vincent Michel
Vincent Michel rings
Anello Twist con diamanti e smeraldo
Twist ring with diamonds and emerald
Collana Vol dAbeilles e orecchini Twist. Copyright: Johann Sauty
Vol d’Abeilles necklace and Twist earrings. Copyright: Johann Sauty

The East-West in Michelle Ong’s Carnet

Michelle Ong was named one of the 15 most influential women in Hong Kong. Promotes the art of Italian Renaissance. And she is also the designer of the refined Maison Carnet ♦

You don’t need to fly to Hong Kong to learn who is Michelle Ong. The designer founded Carnet together to Israeli Avi Nagar in 1985. Since then he has become a kind of Jar of East. So much so that the legendary Joel Arthur Rosenthal gave her compliments and has written for her the preface of a book by Vivienne Becker that collected the images of the work of the designer. His curiosity has produced a strange cross between Art Nouveau and  Ming tradition. Actually the two terms simplify a lot of the complexity of the creativity of Michelle Ong. In reality, what matters of most it’s see the virtuosity to jewelry with great and precious stones. His pieces, not surprisingly, are appreciated by those who can and want to show off their fine jewelry, like the soprano Renee Fleming and Kate Winslet.

Orecchini con tanzanite, rubellite, tormalina, zaffiri e diamanti
Earrings with tanzanite, rubellite, tourmaline, sapphires and diamonds

On his style they were wasted many adjectives: stately, exuberant, expressive … But the truth is that with a few words don’t sum up a production so dense it is very difficult. And to say that Michelle Ong is self-taught. She started designing jewelry as a hobby. He loves perfectionism: even after reaching the success continues to follow closely the artisans who make her designs. “The materials we use are a means to an end,” she explained. The absence of a school behind her also has advantages: for example, the Hong Kong designer began using the titanium 17 years ago, in advance of the others. Here are some pieces of her production.

Spilla a forma di conchiglia in oro bianco 18 carati e diamanti
Shell-shaped brooch in 18K white gold and diamonds

Michelle Ong is also a refined art lover. She has been appointed president of the Marco Polo Society, a non-profit organization that promotes cultural exchanges between Italy, Hong Kong, Macao and mainland China. And in the city, her former British colony, she promoted Shaping the Human Body: Florentine Sculpture of the Italian Renaissance, an exhibition of ten key masterpieces of the period, at the University of Hong Kong.

Spilla a forma di farfalla con diamanti, rodolite
Butterfly-shaped brooch with diamonds, rhodolite
Orecchini a forma di foglie con diamanti colorati
Leaf-shaped earrings with colored diamonds
Spilla con diamante nero briolette, tormalina violacea briolette, 260 rubini e zaffiri rosa
Brooch with black briolette diamond, purplish briolette tourmaline, 260 rubies and pink sapphires
Collana con pendente di diamanti e smeraldi
Diamond and emerald pendant necklace
Il libro Carnet scritto da Vivienne Becker e edito da Thames&Hudson
The book Carnet written by Vivienne Becker and published by Thames&Hudson

The animals by Angry

Luxury jewels, small works of art that only a few Maisons are able to produce, but also design and construction at all stages. Angry Gioielli, one of the realities of the goldsmith world of Valenza, proposes itself as a partner for those who want to create high jewelery collections. for example, it has also organized a center dedicated to prototypes, conceived as a laboratory for product development. But the company also produces jewellery, unique pieces, with its brand. The creative imagination of Fabio Angri assisted by his wife Alessia, takes the form of bold and high-impact jewels.

Anello con perle, zaffiri orange, diamanti neri
Ring with pearls, orange sapphires, black diamonds. Copyright:

One of the brightest lines of the Maison is, for example, the animalier one. As in the tiger-shaped ring with pavé diamonds and a tanzanite of 25.73 carats. Or in another toucan-shaped ring made with black diamonds, colored sapphires and enamel, as well as the one in the shape of an octopus composed of gold, Tahitian pearl and diamonds. On the other hand, a necklace in the shape of flowering jasmine with white and green diamonds and enamel draws inspiration from flora: these are some examples of the production of the Piedmontese Maison.

Anello giraffa in oro satinato e diamanti. Copyright:
Giraffe ring in satin gold and diamonds. Copyright:
Anello octopus in oro, perla di Tahiti e diamanti. Copyright:
Octopus ring in gold, Tahitian pearl and diamonds. Copyright:
Anello tucano con diamanti neri e zaffiri colorati, smalto. Copyright:
Toucan ring with black diamonds and colored sapphires, enamel. Copyright:
Collana gelsomino in oro, diamanti bianchi e verdi, smalto. Copyright:
Jasmine necklace in gold, white and green diamonds, enamel. Copyright:
Fabio e Alessia Angri. Copyright:
Fabio and Alessia Angri. Copyright:

Serendipity high jewelery between waves and Monet

Serendipity is an unplanned lucky discovery, and for this reason the sea can be one of the places to find it. Serendipity Jewelry is the brand founded in Paris in 2017 by Christine Chen, who discovered her passion for stones over ten years ago, on the occasion of a trip to Australia, and thanks to a chance encounter, which suggested the name of the Maison . Now the designer combines the concept of surprise with that of waves, but not only, just in time for the move to 16 Place Vendôme.

Christine Chen. Copyright:
Christine Chen. Copyright:

A line of new jewels is dedicated to the ocean and is called Riding the wave. Part of this series is a necklace inlaid with diamonds to resemble rolling waves, with a drop-shaped crystal aqua hanging below and a white Australian pearl dotting between. In addition, the lapis lazuli bead tassel also adds a unique sparkle to the luster of the shimmering necklace. A ring reproduces the soft waves of the sea with small pavé diamonds and a pearl in the centre.

Anello in oro con diamanti, perla e smalto, ispirato al volume di un'onda
Gold ring with diamonds, pearl and enamel, inspired by the volume of a wave. Copyright:

The Secret d’Iris collection is instead inspired by the flower which has been the national symbol of France since the Middle Ages. This collection includes a necklace worked as if it were lace, with pink tourmaline and a pair of earrings. Platinum and diamonds seem to become hand-embroidered lace. It’s always France that inspired Monet’s The Gardens of Secret d’Iris earrings. The impressionist painter painted flowers in paintings from his last period. Serendipity transforms the garden into earrings with tanzanites, tourmalines, aquamarines, sapphires, amethysts, tsavorites, purple sapphires.

Orecchini con tanzanite, tormalina, acquamarina, zaffiri viola, ametista, tsavorite
Earrings with tanzanite, tourmaline, aquamarine, purple sapphires, amethyst, tsavorite

High jewelery also with a Paraíba tourmaline ring dedicated to Monet’s Garden, which depicts the flowers that bloom in spring. The main stone is an oval shaped Paraiba, embellished with tourmalines, pink sapphires, tsavorites and sapphires.

Anello Giardini di Monet, con tormalina paraiba ovale, tormaline, zaffiri, tsavoriti
Giardini di Monet ring, with oval paraiba tourmaline, tourmalines, sapphires, tsavorites
Orecchini con lapislazzuli, diamanti, perla. Copyright:
Earrings with lapis lazuli, diamonds, pearl. Copyright:
Collana con lapislazzuli, diamanti, perla, cristallo di rocca pendente. Copyright:
Necklace with lapis lazuli, diamonds, pearl, pendant rock crystal. Copyright:
Orecchini Secret d'Iris con diamanti e tormaline rosa
Secret d’Iris earrings with diamonds and pink tourmalines
Serendipity Jewelry dettaglio collana
Detail of the Secret d’Iris necklace with diamonds and pink tourmalines
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