A round up of our favourite red carpet looks for the month.
VISION IN WHITE
Penelope Cruz was immaculate in a dreamy Ralph & Russo fall 2019 Couture gown that she topped with drop earrings (featuring 3-carat Swarovski Created Diamonds in Fairtrade Gold) from the Atelier Swarovski by Penélope Cruz Fine Jewelry collection.
White Fairtrade Gold and Swarovski Created Diamond earrings, Atelier Swarovski
PRETTY IN PINK
British actress Annabelle Wallis trusted Cartier’s High Jewellery earrings and Panthère de Cartier ring to put the perfect finishing touch to her Armani Prive gown on the red carpet.
White gold, emerald, onyx and diamond Panthère de Cartier ring, $34,500, Cartier
GLITTER AND SHINE
Looking every inch a magical mermaid with legs, Brazilian model and actress Adriana Lima paired her glimmering Rami Kadi fall 2019 Couture gown with Chopard drop earrings bearing over 24.4 carats of topazes and 29.93 carats of aquamarines.
Always one to make a statement, Kate Upton turned heads when she graced the red carpet in a simple black slip dress with thigh-high slit, dressed up with Bvlgari’s iconic High Jewelry Serpenti necklace and earrings.
White and yellow gold, emerald and diamond High Jewelry Serpenti necklace, Bvlgari
A NEW HOME
Seiko fans will be pleased to know that the brand has opened its flagship store at Ngee Ann City and it’s stocked to the brim with the brand’s wares; not to mention a dedicated section for its ever-popular Grand Seiko too. To celebrate its arrival at the mall, and to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Grand Seiko’s in-house Spring Drive movement, the brand has launched three exclusive timepieces from its Grand Seiko Sport collection and the Grand Seiko Elegance timepiece (limited to 700 pieces) shown here.
Steel SBGY003, S$11,449, Grand Seiko
LACE IT UP
“Lace is timeless, delicate, romantic and sensuous; and [it] fills me with a sense of nostalgia. The complexity of the lace and the delicate craftsmanship have always fascinated me,” says Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen’s Creative Director, Charlotte Lynggaard. Inspired by her personal collection of vintage lace acquired through the years, the brand’s Lace collection throws the spotlight on filigree metalwork that pays homage to the revered embroidery needlework— for a range of designs that will win you over with its feminine charms.
White gold, lapis lazuli and diamond earring, $13,900, Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen
Comprising 27 designs inspired by the ocean, Larry Jewelry’s Lustre collection sees a wealth of cool-toned gems utilised to their full beauty. Emeralds, sapphires, tsavorites and garnets all come together, along with diamonds and a sprinkling of rubies, to show the breadth of the jeweller’s vision and expertise. Baroque South Sea pearls also make a star appearance on creations that showcase their irregular gleaming beauty in the midst of sparkling gems.
From top: White gold, South Sea Pearl and diamond Elkhorn Drop necklace, from $15,800; white gold, sapphire and diamond Coraline pendant necklace, from $19,800; white gold, sapphire and diamond Crest necklace, from $8,000; ring, from $10,000, Larry Jewelry
SPARKS AND GLITTER
Jeweluxe, Southeast Asia’s premier jewellery festival, is back this October at its usual spot at the Tent@Ngee Ann City, Civic Plaza; and it promises to be an unforgettable 10-day extravaganza. Presenting over US$150 million worth of creations from more than 75 brands, this year’s installation will see esteemed jewellers such as France’s Lorenz Bäumer, Italy’s Alessio Boschi and American jeweller to the stars, Fred Leighton, make their Jeweluxe debuts, alongside a stellar line-up of local jewellers.
Gold, turquoise and garnet pendant earrings (circa 1960s), Fred Leighton
ENTER THE DRAGON
Richard Mille’s RM 57-03 Tourbillon Sapphire Dragon timepiece definitely warrants a second look. Showcasing a dragon carved from a block of sapphire and encircling the watch’s manual-wound tourbillon calibre, this 55-piece Asia-exclusive sees the ancient art of engraving presented through hi-tech materials and techniques developed specifically for this project. The result: A sculptural work of art that defines the wrist taker.
From top: A master craftsman putting the finishing touch on the timepiece. Carbon TPT RM 57-03 Tourbillon Sapphire Dragon watch, about $1.3 million, Richard Mille
SET IN STONE
Mido’s latest editions to its 43-year-old Baroncelli collection were designed as everyday timepieces with that extra touch. The new Baroncelli Wild Stone collection features hard stones such as aventurine, tiger’s eye, malachite or tree jasper in the centre of the watch’s dial for a burst of colour. An automatic movement with 80-hour power reserve seals the deal on a trusty style companion.
From top: Baroncelli Wild Stone watches in gold PVD treated steel and malachite; rose gold PVD treated steel and aventurine, Mido
From the striped bee brooches of its beloved Attrape-Moi collection, to the vibrant, coloured stones of its L’Épi de Blé de Chaumet cocktail rings, Chaumet has enriched its collections with a trove of designs that tip the hat to the Maison’s love of nature through its newest Le Jardins des Délices collection. Our personal favourites are the designs found in the playful Les Espiègleries de Chaumet range, which sees humble everyday garden items like wellington boots, scarecrows and watering cans transformed into objects of desire decked with precious stones.
Clockwise from top: Pink gold and rhodolite garnet butterfly brooch; white and pink gold, tourmaline and diamond Pierres d'Eau brooch, $41,700; white and rose gold, and multi-stone Cueillette brooch, $65,200, Chaumet
GO WITH THE FLOW
Sinuous lines that drip with organic beauty is what you can always expect from a Georg Jensen design. And jewellery bearing the Danish design house’s name is no different. Take its Mercy collection by American jewellery designer (and longstanding collaborator) Jacqueline Rabun, for example— depicting the twists of fate and turns of emotions through fluid strands of silver, it wraps around your ears, neck, wrists and fingers with sensuous ease and to stunning effect.
From top: Silver Mercy open ear hoop, $425; long earring, $425; earring, $280, Georg Jensen
WHAT DREAMS MAY COME
Haute joaillerie designs that take no prisoners with their high-glamour looks. Resistance is futile
1 MAGNITUDE BY CARTIER
Cartier is as much beloved for its elegance as it is for audaciousness—two qualities that are very much present in the Maison’s latest high jewellery collection, Magnitude. Thanks to an unexpected pairing of gems and materials—with ornamental stones like rutilated quartz, lapis lazuli and matrix opal sharing the stage with more traditional high jewellery gems—the collection exemplifies Cartier’s masterful ease and talent for discordia concors.
Cartier’s Équinoxe necklace sees lapis lazuli beads set against a constellation of coloured diamonds and sapphires
2 RIDERS OF THE KNIGHTS BY LOUIS VUITTON
Inspired by fearless medieval heroines who left an indelible a mark on history, Design Director Francesca Amfitheatrof’s debut collection for Louis Vuitton is a 50-piece adventure filled with motifs that recalls the architecture, armour and weapons of that era. The collection’s pièce de résistance: The Le Royaume necklace that cradles the neck with its chain mail form.
Louis Vuitton’s Le Royaume necklace bears a 19.31-carat sapphire amidst some 1,600 diamonds
3 ROMEO & JULIET BY VAN CLEEF & ARPELS
Sixteen years after the launch of its A Midsummer’s Night Dream high jewellery collection, Van Cleef & Arpels returns with yet another dazzling tribute to the Bard. This time, it’s his star-cross’d lovers that take centre stage on pieces that were fittingly created in the style of the Italian Renaissance. Comprising over 100 unique pieces (many of which are transformable), this collection enthrals with a rich, resplendent visual poetry masterfully told.
Dressed in a tunic of sapphires and lapis lazuli, Romeo comes complete with a diamond-encrusted sword.
Juliet charms with sapphires, garnets, rubies and diamonds.
4 GOLDEN OASIS BY PIAGET
Vast desert expanses are hardly the stuff of dreams (and, consequently, high jewellery fodder) but that’s exactly what Piaget has turned to for the inspiration of its latest high jewellery collection. Three main themes—Play of Lights, Desert Minerals and Native Bloom— bring the spectacular beauty of the arid landscape to live through vivacious designs that drip with colour and form.
Piaget’s Golden Oasis Desert Sunbow earrings with rubies, sapphires, spinels and diamonds
5 JARDIN MYSTÉRIEUX BY MIKIMOTO
Mikimoto is famed for its decadent pearl creations, explaining why its latest collection might strike some as thoroughly surprising. While the Japanese Maison’s pearls still make their presence seen and felt, the collection (which takes inspiration from the gardens in the royal grounds of European aristocracy) showcases a trove of coloured gemstones that accentuate the beauty of its glimmering orbs.
A Mikimoto brooch featuring a garden scene crowned with a natural conch pearl
BY CHARMAINE HO