Fine Jewellery, captivating creations

Exceptional gems, colored stones, ultra-desirable necklaces, transformable jewelry... The new creations signed by the biggest names of the Place Vendôme illustrate once again the strength, creativity, inventiveness and unparalleled know-how of jewelers.

The rare mosaics of Buccellati

Always remove, never hand over. A philosophy that guides Buccellati creations since the foundation in 1919 of the house by Mario Buccellati. His reputation as an outstanding goldsmith crossed the walls of Milan to better spread throughout the world with the waltz of gold mesh adornments. Although enthusiastic about the style of the ancient periods, he never sought to imitate the jewels of the Renaissance, but rather to interpret them, combining them with an interest and attraction for Venetian art. An aesthetic and craftsmanship that continues today in the family business, making these featherweight treasures iconic. Each of the creations in the latest Mosaico high jewelry collection with geometric contours, reminiscent of mosaic art and Byzantine aesthetics, has a rich texture and resembles sumptuous fabrics, delicate damask and Venetian lace. The gold is worked like tulle or honeycomb, similar to the fabrics of the same name. This frame is enriched with engraved gold elements or precious stones such as white and yellow diamonds, faceted sapphires, opal cabochons or drops of aquamarines.

The colorama of David Morris

The London jeweler is known throughout the world for staging rare gems with shimmering colors and chosen for their original sizes. For his latest creations, Paraïba tourmalines of a turquoise pool enchant patterns of ears and bracelets. Rubies from Mozambique called pigeon blood dope the lines of a necklace and a ring. An exceptional emerald-cut Burmese sapphire of 10.97 carats in the center of a ring mesmerizes the eye just like a cushion-cut Colombian emerald of 11.87 carats in the heart of another ring model. Or a myriad of pink diamonds, the house’s favourite stones, which come on stage alongside white pearls, triangle-cut white diamonds, marquise or pear.

The precious fabric of Chanel Joaillerie

From tweed, highly prized by British gentlemen-farmers and aristocrats, Mademoiselle Chanel made a haute couture fabric. His favourite fabric is celebrated at the heart of the new Tweed collection. Patrice Leguéreau, director of Chanel’s jewelry design studio, transposes the warp and weft of this fabric into the noble metal of the sixty-three unique pieces. The jewels themselves, a feat of the brand’s high jewellery workshops, feature a glittering armrest with superimposed emblems of the Chanel legend-the lion, the camellia and the star. The gold and platinum threads fade before the interlacing of diamonds, pearls and colored stones that punctuate the evocations of ribbons, lace, camellias fringed with pink sapphires, stars in sapphires or yellow diamonds standing out on a bed of lapislazuli and onyx. An imperial topaz, placed on a bed of beryls, is inspired by the precious reflections of the Byzantine treasures dear to the seamstress. A concentrate of what the house can offer of rarer and more precious.

Harry Winston’s White Symphony

Harry Winston once again consolidates his legend of diamond king by unveiling a selection of pieces that summon the most exquisite specimens brilliant, pear or marquise. The choker shape seems to have the favor of the American jeweler. These creations are accompanied by bracelets, earrings and matching rings, some jewelry watches and a unique brooch stylizing a bird ready to fly, playing on the black and white duo of onyx and diamonds. Not to mention the timeless solitaire with platinum frame. But at Harry Winston, it is composed of a central diamond emerald cut 15.60 carats staged by two other baguette cut. The absolute chic!

The treasure chest of Chopard

On the occasion of the 76th edition of the Cannes Film Festival, Caroline Scheufele, co-president and artistic director of Chopard’s jewelry collections, imagined no less than seventy-six unique pieces. Inspiration? Art or rather the seven arts. Architecture, sculpture, painting, music, literature, dance and cinema give birth to jewels of a crazy creativity mixing precious metals, titanium and exceptional gems. This Red Carpet collection gives the turn as the selected stones are breathtaking. Here, a perfect suite of pear-cut emeralds weighing over 73 carats is paired with a pear-cut yellow diamond and diamonds for a necklace. There, another 36.94-carat emerald-cut yellow diamond radiates the center of a necklace. Not to mention the sparkling reflections of white diamonds of different sizes, the depth of an oval-cut Paraïba tourmaline on a ring and the profusion of rare heart-cut rubies that flirt with diamonds on a necklace worthy of a princess of the 7th Art.

The odyssey at the center of Louis Vuitton’s Earth

Like a journey back in time to the origins of the Earth and geology, the one hundred and seventy pieces of the Deep Time collection fascinate as much by their style as by the quality of the stones chosen by Francesca Amfitheatrof, the artistic director of Louis Vuitton jewelry. The bold design of the jewels marks the spirits as the pattern of the wave, the diamonds in the shape of Monogram flower and the plastrons enhanced with geometric bars forming V give life to the aesthetic codes jewelers of the house. The Wave necklace, a fascinating wave of diamonds, evokes the tsunamis created by volcanic eruptions and tectonic movements. At the end of this V-neck floats an oval sapphire size of 40.80 carats from Sri Lanka. The Plants adornment, with its meticulous hollow tubular construction, levitates round rubies and emeralds, a very rare cut for these gems. Without forgetting the Gondwana necklace, in reference to one of the two supercontinents stretching today on South America, Africa, India, Australia and Antarctica.This earthly heritage anchored in the dawn of time is expressed in the form of an association of seven rare emeralds, all from Colombia and a host of white diamonds.

The botanical lesson of Dior

With the unique creations Les Jardins de la Couture, Victoire de Castellane draws once again an ultra-precious garden. The creative director of Dior jewelry brings nature and flowers, two important themes of her jewelry while paying tribute to the passion that the founder couturier had for nature that inspired him many collections. The vast range of stones where rubellite and garnet tsavorite, tanzanite and tourmaline Paraïba, black opal and white pearl are superimposed on rubies, emeralds, sapphires and diamonds to give birth to one hundred seventy more abstract jewels, less figurative than in previous collections. The necklaces like floral bouquets, the anklets, the necklaces worn around the waist belt and the imposing two-finger rings evoke the gardens of Granville, Milly-la-Forêt or the castle of Colle Noire, places of predilection where Christian Dior lived.

The precious suns of Graff

For his new opus called Sunrise, the British jeweler brings together a breathtaking selection of yellow diamonds, gems that have been favored by Laurence Graff since the foundation of his house. This year, a series of stones whose intensity, which begins in the clearest tone to arrive at the most saturated shade, enchants the windows of the jeweler’s Parisian boutique. In the midst of these new jewels, a piece catches the eye. It is a necklace adorned with a Fancy Intense Yellow pear diamond of 30 carats and set with 138 carats of yellow and white diamonds. “Before we design a piece of jewellery, we carefully study each diamond to discover its secrets. Only then do we design the jewel, and when we do, we strive to accentuate the natural beauty of each stone. The Fancy Intense Yellow diamond set in this piece gives a golden glow,” says Anne-Eva Geffroy, Design Director at Graff.

The naturalistic influences of Chaumet

The flora never ceases to inspire jewelers. This is the case of Chaumet. His new symphony Le Jardin de Chaumet is divided into four chapters, inviting you to stroll in the undergrowth, to linger among the flowers or in the fields, while letting your imagination wander in front of the precious and fantasized bouquets. Two centerpieces catch the eye. First, the necklace from the Blé set. More than two centuries after the wheat diadem for Empress Josephine, the house offers a new reading of this fertility symbol motif on a sumptuous yellow gold and platinum necklace, revealing in its center an emerald cut diamond of 10,25 carats and accompanied by square and brilliant cut diamonds. Then, the diadem of the Fougère line surprises with its realism. Its structure gives the impression that the leaves gently brush the hair like a bird’s wing would. The craftsmen of the high jewelry workshop chiseled the white gold in very fine sections worked in superposition. To transcribe the dew drops hemming the leaves, two gem-setting techniques of extraordinary finesse are combined: the illusion setting hardly raising the stones and the closed setting bringing more strength to brilliant-cut diamonds.

The four seasons according to De Beers

The Metamorphosis collection shows that diamonds can be worn in any season. The British jeweler has designed a set for each of them that brings together white diamonds and other coloured diamonds of exceptional quality. In spring, the diamond grows on creations with petals inspired by the protea flower, the national emblem of South Africa, where the jeweler will draw his biggest carats. Summer is symbolized by the spirals of ammonite fossils punctuated by diamonds.

Here, on a transformable ring with voluptuous curves. There, in princess size on a bracelet with sensual contours. An ingenious structure allows the bracelet to stretch to slide on the wrist without the slightest opening system. Impressive know-how. Autumn is conducive to warm and shimmering colors. The lines of white diamonds punctuate the volutes of the torques, bracelets and rings with volutes made thanks to the technique of the enamel Grand Feu, a glass powder heated at very high temperature to obtain the desired red and brown shades. When winter comes, the diamond is «frosted» through different settings whether they are snow, aligned or rail on collars plastrons with crazy chic. For each of these four seasons, De Beers presents its iconic butterflies with different temporalities.

The dynamic creativity of Boucheron

The venerable jeweler of the Place Vendôme is used to unveiling in July a collection of high jewelry that explores unexpected stylistic paths. This year, Carte Blanche-More is More is a joyful and playful ode to pop culture and a nod to the design movement called Memphis. The unbridled creativity of Claire Choisne, Boucheron’s creative director, is sustained by the work of engineers, the patience of workshops and industry research. Results: a titanium ball bracelet flirts with a titanium and white gold garment jewel, set with onyx, paved with diamonds and decorated with lacquer. The aluminum Power Four cuff replicates the XXL knot-shaped Tie the Knot brooch that blends gemstones, bio acetate – it’s the go-to material for eyewear frame manufacturers that combines lightness and durability – and magnesium, 30% lighter than aluminium, with a density ten times lower than gold. Surprise also with the convertible jewel Pull Me in diamonds, black lacquer, onyx, white opal, citrine, gold, aluminum and titanium that looks like precious cords of hoodie whose patterns become imposing earrings.

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