All that glitters on the red carpet
Best Actress nominee Cynthia Erivo let her hands do the talking at the Oscars by topping off Van Gogh’s Starry Night-inspired nail art with no fewer than seven diamond rings from Piaget’s Possession, Rose and Golden Oasis High Jewellery collections.
"From left: White gold and diamond Rose ring, $43,300; white gold and diamond Golden Oasis earrings, price upon request, Piaget "
STACK IT UP
The Joker actress Zazie Beetz showed up on the Academy Awards red carpet in a sequinned, shoulder-baring Thom Browne corset top that showcased her two Bvlgari high jewellery necklaces to perfection. A pair of earrings and two rings, set with more than 120 carats of diamonds and emeralds combined, completed the ensemble.
White gold, emerald and diamond earrings, Bvlgari
GOLD IS BOLD
At the Baftas after-party, Florence Pugh opted for not one but two pairs of solid gold Tiffany HardWear drop earrings from Tiffany & Co. that contrast with her dramatic ruffled dress.
From top: Rose gold Tiffany HardWear Double Long Link Earrings, $3,200; gold Link Earrings, $6,850
ARMED AND GORGEOUS
Academy Awards presenter Regina King accentuated her toned arms with Harry Winston’s platinum Draperie bracelet set with 46.93 carats of diamonds, and a Red Carpet diamond ring, Sparkling Cluster diamond ring and Crossover diamond ring, which are set with diamonds totalling 12.68 carats.
From top: Platinum and diamond Draperie five-row bracelet; platinum and diamond Red Carpet ring, prices upon request, Harry Winston
The focus on Classic Blue, Pantone’s Color of the Year, has led to a resurgence of interest in all shades of this calming hue, even in jewellery. Take your pick
Clockwise from top right: Platinum, sapphire and diamond Solitaire 1895 ring, price upon request, Cartier. White gold, aquamarine and diamond Simone Jewels x Katarina Perez Constellation earrings, $10,500, Simone Jewels. Further Pendant, $229, Swarovski. White gold, sapphire and diamond Treasures ring, price upon request, Piaget
"White gold and diamond wedding rings, prices upon request, Chaumet. Below, from left: White gold and diamond Couture Solitaire ring, $42,500, Van Cleef & Arpels. Rose gold and diamond Flame ring, price upon request, GRAFF"
IN THE NAME OF LOVE
April’s birthstone, the diamond, is also a symbol of everlasting love, which makes it the top choice for bridal jewellery.
FIT FOR A QUEEN
Inspired by the love story of Napoleon and Empress Joséphine, Chaumet’s Aigrette ring has captured many hearts with its tiarainspired design centred around a pear-shaped diamond. But for brides who prefer something a little more understated, the Bee My Love solitaire ring collection features a geometric honeycomb band design, available in both plain and diamond-set versions.
EVER MINE, EVER THINE
Many of Van Cleef & Arpels’ engagement and wedding rings are available in the Maison’s iconic designs, such as the Perlée and Fleurette. Or personalise yours with diamonds mounted on one of the Maison’s signature solitaire designs—the Icône, Romance or Bonheur.
IT TAKES TWO
From now till 30 June, purchase a pair of GRAFF wedding bands and a classic solitaire ring from the same salon, and the jeweller will sweeten the deal with a complimentary dining voucher at one of its world-acclaimed dining partners. Fine diamonds, fine dining and fine company— what could be better?
Whether you’re looking for form or function, these ultra-feminine timepieces are sure to please
DRESSED TO IMPRESS
Marrying the elements of haute couture with the mechanical precision of haute horlogerie, Vacheron Constantin’s new Égérie moon phase white gold and diamond-pavé watch ($93,000) features a guilloched dial reminiscent of the delicate pleats found in a couture gown. The off-centre subsidiary dial is a nod to one of the design codes that has been close to the heart of the watchmaker since the 19 th century, and highlights the date or moon phase display.
Created in the 1970s, Piaget’s iconic Limelight Gala Precious watch (price upon request) gets a 2020 update that retains the original curvilinear case, encircling it with diamonds and sapphires arranged in a gradation of blues, set with an openworked technique that showcases the brilliance of the stones. Like its predecessors, the bracelet of the Limelight Gala Precious is hand-engraved using the Maison’s Décor Palace technique, which gives it a silk-like texture. Its dial is also engraved in the same manner and then covered in transparent blue Grand Feu enamel.
Van Cleef & Arpels’ signature Frivole motif blossoms on a new timepiece. Set entirely with diamonds, the case of the Frivole Secrète ($181,000) consists of a cover of pivoting corollas that slides open to reveal a gem-set dial. Detach this diamondencrusted “bouquet” from the watch strap to wear it on a chain as a pendant or mount it on a clip as a brooch.
TIME TO SHINE
Feast your eyes on some of the brightest highlights of the recent highjewellery launches
"From Cartier’s Magnitude high jewellery collection, the Dioscures is a necklace (left) and earrings (below) set, which can be worn with or without the pear-shaped centre stones"
A new addition to Cartier’s Magnitude high jewellery collection is the Dioscures, a transformable jewellery set whose main attraction is a pair of large pear-shaped diamonds, each weighing just over 26 carats. What makes these so extremely rare are their colour and clarity on the GIA scale— these dazzlers are graded D in colour, Internally Flawless and Type IIa (less than 2 percent of diamonds fall into this category). The earrings and necklace can be worn with and without the two detachable pear-shaped centre stones.
"From top: Tweed de Chanel white gold and diamond Tweed Brodé necklace; platinum, pink gold, pink sapphire, spinel and diamond Tweed Couture bracelet; platinum, pink gold, pink sapphire, spinel and diamond Tweed Couture ring, prices upon request, Chanel"
Chanel’s latest high jewellery collection is dedicated to tweed, a fabric that has become synonymous with the House. The Tweed de Chanel collection mimics the textile’s nubby texture and irregular weave by intertwining articulated gold or platinum studded with gemstones in various cuts and colours. Comprising 45 creations ranging from earrings to rings, necklaces and brooches, the handcrafted pieces sit comfortably on the body, much like the Maison’s structured yet supple jackets.
A five-petal flower motif that adorns the marble ceiling of the ornate Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi was the starting point for Bvlgari’s Jannah collection, the result of a meeting of minds between the Italian jeweller’s creative director, Lucia Silvestri, and Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan of the ruling royal family of the United Arab Emirates. The pieces in the collection draw inspiration from traditional Middle Eastern jewellery designs such as ring-bracelets and headpieces, which have been given a modern interpretation in form and the choice of gems.
From far left: Jannah white gold and multi-stone ring-bracelet; pink gold, mother-of pearl, mandarin garnet and diamond bangle, prices upon request, Bvlgari
BY ZHUAN LEE