Chopard’s latest additions to its Precious Lace collection let you add a touch of couture to everyday life with the lightness and details of its namesake fabric. Comprising a full range of designs to dress you from the earlobes to the fingers, the diamond creations meld casual glamour with statement versatility for a day about town or a posh cocktail do. Handcrafted in Chopard’s haute joaillerie ateliers, they are created with ethical white gold and rose gold, and multi-cut diamonds from Responsible Jewellery Council-certified members.
She gave her first concert as a soloist with the Tbilisi Chamber Orchestra when she was six. Ten years later, she placed first in Tbilisi Conservatory’s admission exams, and repeated the feat at The University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna when she was 19. Since then, French-Georgian concert pianist Khatia Buniatishvili has performed on the world’s most prestigious stages and is as passionate about humanitarian causes as she is about music—and now, hopefully, beautiful design, since she is Cartier’s newest ambassador. “[Cartier is] the golden proportion of glamour… never less, never too much,” she says.
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GRAFF’s Butterfly Silhouette collection, with petite diamonds that catch the light with the slightest movement, bears a lightness of being that pays true tribute to the creatures that inspired it. With butterflies having long been regarded as a metaphor for rebirth, change and hope, these designs let you start the new year with good vibes, positivity and whimsical elegance.
Chaumet’s sixth and final installation of its Perspectives de Chaumet high jewellery collection, Ondulation, is unapologetic for its three-dimensional volume and avant-garde looks, married with lightness and movement. Crafted to mould to the body like second skin, the mesh-like creations, inspired by deconstructivist architecture, are further accentuated with enamel and coloured gems.
The 101 Bangle, Jaeger-LeCoultre’s new high jewellery timepiece featuring the Maison’s remarkable Calibre 101 is a stunning beauty. Weighing barely a gram, the minuscule hand-wound movement measures 14mm long and less than 5mm wide (it’s the world’s smallest mechanical movement). Here, it takes centre stage on an elegant bangle of graduating diamonds and gold.
Van Cleef & Arpels is synonymous with elegance and sophistication. So when it rolls out reiterations of its brand signatures, transformed through a trove of diamonds, you know the results are going to be nothing but captivating. From the Perlée collection that offers a play of light through gleaming gold beads and twinkling diamonds, to the Snowflake collection crowned with a pendant brooch that drips Old World charm, the magical romance of its creations are captured through the talented eye of photographer Olivia Bee in a series of images that brings the diamond fairy tale to life.