Glittering with teardrop-shaped cabochon Paraïba tourmalines, 91 carats worth of emerald-cut aquamarines and a generous showering of brilliant-cut diamonds.
This bib necklace by Chaumet is a wonder to behold, not least because it took the brand’s master craftsmen over 600 hours to produce. Aptly named “An Island in the Trade Winds,” it pays homage to water in all its wondrous forms. The necklace is part of Chaumet’s Lumières d’Eau collection, which encompasses an impressive range of 53 exceptional pieces in 12 suites. Be it an awe-inspiring sunset along the ocean horizon, or a sunlit droplet of water hanging off an icicle, Chaumet has captured the beauty of it all in the collection with a trove of precious stones: Rock crystals and opals play merry bedfellows to coloured diamonds, emeralds, lapis lazuli and sapphires, on creations that drape to the body’s coutours and illuminate it with a shower of twinkling lights. It’s a fitting homage that impresses as much with its breadth of creativity as it does its masterful technicalities.
May have taken a while to dedicate a high jewellery collection to its emblematic quilting, but the house sure made up for lost time with the aptly named Signature de Chanel collection. Featuring 11 suites of 48 shapely creations, the quilt-inspired designs remind us of the Coco Crush collection—all grown up, and even more glamorous.