It’s not jus a bracelet but a cult, the cult of the New Panthèr de Cartier watch line – three turns and you have your watch on, becoming a gorgeous luxurious bracelet, or dare more and wear it as a necklace. You can choose from Cartier’s two classic sizes, in versions of yellow, pink or white gold, with or without diamonds around the dial. Here it is, the new Panthèr we all love!
Chanel’s New High Jewelry Collection emphasises the LION, this gorgeous big cat and the choice is not accidental. Born on 19th of August under the sign of Leo herself, Gabrielle Chanel, made a slight obsession about the beautiful creatures, attracted by their strength, power, authority and fascinating personality. Mademoiselle Chanel’s “L’Esprit du Lion” jewelry line includes 53 gorgeous pieces from necklaces, chokers to earrings and rings adorned with precious stones like sapphires and diamonds, all as an ode to the Lion King accompanied by his Lion Queen, the way Chanel sees it, at least!
At Chanel the Lion is an Icon!
For the last hundred years the traditional engagement ring is considered to come with a large central diamond. No matter how beautiful sapphires, rubies and emeralds are, no matter the price, diamonds remain the favourite rock of brides. And more and more interesting are the colored stones. In nature, diamonds are a variety of colors, and they may cost less than the colourless ones. Yellow canary stones cost $ 20,000 per carat, pink and blue diamonds start at 30,000, red – from 300 thousand, green – from 250. A serious investment dedicated to the most exciting experience in the life of a girl.
Graff confirms his presence at Biennale des Antiquaries, and, if after the 55 million ‘Hallucination‘ watch presented at Baselworld you would think that the brand can’t surprise us again with another loud premiere this year, well, you are wrong. Therefore, an exquisite new brooch will be on display – the most expensive in the world at this moment – entitled The Royal Star of Paris, and indeed, it is a truly unique one. The first violin is played by a colossal bright yellow diamond having a weight of – attention! – 107.46 carats. This very rare extraordinary gem is surrounded by other brilliant-cut diamonds, but this is not all – from the brooch hangs another impressive pear-shaped stone, a flawless 100 carats Graff diamond.
With a total of 271.33 carats, the Graff brooch will probably not be surpassed by anyone at the Biennale or on the global jewellery market for a very long time.
For this Fall, Fendi surprises us with a different kind of luxury accessory – the engagement classical diamond ring got a new interpretation at Fendi, and attached to it we see an incredible iridescent quartz crystal, shining in three shades. The effect is simply stunning, and for the girls who want to have a particular engagement ring, or simply want to make a scene, the rainbow quartz comes in handy, as for those supporters of fashion minimalism, the white and blue versions are more suitable.
Laurenz Bäumer, the Louis Vuitton‘s artistic director for fine jewellery, joined the French fashion house in 2009, and before that, besides designing for his eponymous collection, he has been the creator of many fine jewellery pieces for other glorious names such as Chanel, Guerlain and Baccarat.
Working for other houses is “ a marriage where you take what you have in common and you make the best of it ” says Bäumer.
Before you – the fifth collection of high jewellery from Louis Vuitton – entitled Acte V – an homage to the famous initials of the brand. Opals are the stars of the collection, for the second year in a row – a gem so dear to Laurenz, and in particular a unique triangular-shaped stone, from the Australian mines that weights slightly less than 88 carats.
“ I would love to be seen as an artist who creates sculptures to be worn. I have always loved jewelry, it is the heart of life, at the crossroads of art and technique, of desire and pleasure. All the elements, even those that are hardly visible or deliberately hidden, are worked to the point of obsession ” – stated the designer.
Taiwan-born Cindy Chao – famous and luxurious jewellery artist – closed a precious collaboration with our loved Sarah Jessica Parker, that will serve to the New York City Ballet. She is very popular for her butterfly brooches – masterpieces created from rare gems of the highest quality, that find their owners through leading auction houses. This year, Chao overcame herself, in creating another butterfly with the participation of SJP – Ballerina Butterfly. The gain from the sale of the brooch at Hong Kong Sotheby’s Auction, will go to support the New York City Ballet. It took two years for the designer to create this piece of jewellery ( we see white gold, titanium, brown and white diamonds, pink pearls ) – she was more than pleased with the result and told the press that with the help of Sarah Jessica Parker she found the right “ballet” mood.
Here are two other butterfly brooches from Cindy Chao’s collection that can’t pass unnoticed either.
Nature is an endless source of inspiration, and the magnificent sea world – crabs, shrimps and lobsters – is translated into fascinating jewellery in white and yellow gold, adorned with rubies, emeralds and diamonds. See the selection below and chose your favourite piece.
Ralph Lauren‘s most elegant line of watches – Slim Classique – sees now some updated models. The body decreased in diameter and has become even more thin, decorated in the style of an antique clock dial, in white and rose gold, adorned with diamonds on the bezel – tiny stones arranged in one or two rows that sparkle subtly at every ray of light that reaches them.