Veteran actress Julianne Moore turns heads by pairing her luscious Dior gown with pieces from Chopard’s Haute Joaillerie and Red Carpet collections, including these stunning earrings with 48.84 carats of pear-shaped emeralds.
WHAT A CROC
Monica Bellucci is well versed in the art of making a statement. Her gown’s sweetheart neckline perfectly frames a High Jewellery necklace— crafted in white gold with 21 carats of cabochon Colombian emeralds, diamonds and emerald beads—from Cartier’s Magnitude collection.
Our favourite celebrity and bijoux pairings on the red carpet—with lots of coloured gems thrown in.
France’s former First Lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy turned to Bvlgari to complement her CELINE by Hedi Slimane gown with chandelier earrings graced with 22 pear-cut tanzanites and a diamondcloaked High Jewellery Serpenti bracelet with sapphire and emeralds. France’s former First Lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy turned to Bvlgari to complete her CELINE by Hedi Slimane gown with chandelier earrings graced with 22 pear-cut tanzanites and a diamond cloaked High Jewellery Serpenti bracelet with sapphire and emeralds.
From top: Coco Crush bangle in Beige Gold, $6,450; bangle in white gold and diamond, $7,950; two-ﬁnger ring in white and yellow gold and diamond, $9,350, Chanel
Chanel has refreshed its Coco Crush collection with three new quilted designs that are set to be ﬁrm favourites with the style crowd. Making a debut in Chanel's jewellery universe are a two-ﬁnger ring, in white and yellow gold, and earrings that are designed to sit above the earlobe, making pierced ears irrelevant. Then, there are the thin bangles in white, yellow and Beige Gold (with or without diamonds) that beg to be stacked to high heavens for maximum effect.
"Rose gold, amethyst and diamond Serpenti Scaglie watch, Bvlgari"
Bvlgari has released a trio of jewellery watches from its iconic Serpenti family. The Amethyst Capsule collection of rose gold watches offer the latest renditions of the Serpenti Scaglie, Serpenti Incantati and Serpenti Misteriosi Bangle secret watch, and feature a myriad of buff -, baguette- and pear-cut amethysts paired with brilliant diamonds. These stunning timepieces are truly ﬁt for royalty.
"TAG Heuer brand ambassador, Cara Delevingne"
THE NEW CLASSIC
TAG Heuer has just updated its Carrera Lady collection with new sleek lines and a palette of punchy colours—making it even more of a contender for women looking for a trusty everyday companion. Available in quartz and automatic models, the new 36mm watches boast improved readability, dials in a variety of colours (including white mother-of-pearl, purple, blue, grey or black), and straps in purple, taupe or grey alligator leather and black or blue quilted calfskin. Another distinguishing feature to look out for is the trapezoidal shaped date window at three o’clock that sets it apart from the rest of the pack.
From top: Steel Carrera Lady watches, $2,600; $2,800; $2,800, TAG Heuer
Red gold, mother-ofpearl, onyx, ruby, sapphire and diamond Magic Lotus Automaton watch, $334,000, Jaquet Droz
... Jaquet Droz’s Magic Lotus Automaton. Employing grand feu enamelling and gold micro-sculpting in its representation of nature, the timepiece features a koi that flaps its tail and bobs up and down in its journey around the dial, and a mother-of-pearl lotus flower with a central stone that changes at random from a ruby to a blue sapphire to a yellow sapphire each time it disappears under the lotus leaves or dial. It’s time telling at its best.
THE AVANT GARDIST
Some might say that 14 years is a long time to wait, but female fans of Swiss watch brand MB&F’s futuristic timetelling machines (or what founder Maximilian Büsser prefers to call “three-dimensional sculptural kinetic art pieces that give the time”) are sure to let the slight pass; especially in light of the elegant yet avant garde styling of its new Legacy Machine FlyingT. The brand’s ﬁrst-ever timepiece designed for women since its founding in 2005, the white gold watch features a ﬂying tourbillon and tilted hours-and-minute dial, housed in a convex sapphire crystal dome. Available in three versions, it’s a watch that lets you stand out in all the right ways and for all the right reasons.
From top: A side proﬁ le of the Legacy Machine FlyingT. White gold and diamond Legacy Machine FlyingT watches, MB&F
AN ARTISTIC TAKE
Van Cleef & Arpels has expanded its Perlée collection with new designs that inject a blast of colours into its ranks. Earrings, rings and pendant necklaces are now graced with hard stone cabochons: Malachite encircled with beads of yellow gold, turquoise with white gold and carnelian with rose gold. Also introduced for the ﬁrst time are a long necklace (whose central ring can be replaced by a beaded circle of turquoise, coral or onyx) and three secret open bangle watches adorned with diamonds, malachite and lapis lazuli. Rounding off the new editions is a darling pendant watch in rose gold and diamonds that’s perfect for adding a touch of Old World charm to your outﬁt.
For the campaign, Van Cleef & Arpels worked with several artists including Oscar Pettersson (top) and Anaëlle Moreau (here)
White gold, Baroque pearl, opal and diamond High Jewellery necklace, $482,000, Mikimoto
Baroque pearls exude a charm that’s quite unlike that of their spherical cousins, offering an exotic, untamed allure that’s used to full effect in Mikimoto’s Lariat necklace. Pairing the irregular gleam of the pearls with 37.11 carats of oversized opals, the necklace also features ribbons of pavé diamonds that seem to hold the orbs in place. For a closer look at this and other High Jewellery designs, visit Mikimoto’s new flagship boutique at Marina Bay Sands, which has relocated to a more prominent location on Level 1.
From top: Premier Precious Micromosaic Automatic in rose gold and diamond; white gold and diamond, Harry Winston 36mm watches 36mm watches in rose gold and diamond; white gold and diamond, Harry Winston
Micromosaics is not a new art form in the world of watches. But that doesn’t make Harry Winston’s Premier Precious Micromosaic Automatic 36mm timepieces any less beautiful. Juxtaposing the rustic charm of the age-old craft with the polished ﬁnesse of the brand’s gold and gem-setting expertise, the watches can be found in two designs with two colourways each, limited to just 30 pieces.
Clockwise from left: Gold banana pendant necklace, $4,460; white and yellow gold and diamond Guitar pendant earrings, $4,000; gold and diamond Rose pendant earstuds, $2,550, Prada
Where else but Prada’s newly launched ﬁne jewellery collection can one ﬁnd guitars, roses, rabbits, robots and bananas sitting comfortably with one other? Available at select Prada boutiques and Prada.com, the designs bear all the whimsical trademarks that have made the Italian brand a ﬁrm favourite among fashion lovers. Even better is the fact that the collection only uses gold and diamonds from suppliers with the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC), a non-proﬁt organisation dedicated to promoting ethical and environmentally responsible practices in the jewellery supply chain.