“A moment like this is a huge confluence of luck and opportunity”, gushed Emma Stone while collecting her Best Actress Oscar award for La La Land from Leonardo de Caprio. She was dressed in a golden Givenchy Haute Couture by Riccardo Tisci dress with a fringe skirt covered in Swarovski crystals and matched by Tiffany & Co’s platinum and 18k gold drop earrings, a yellow diamond stone ring and a diamond band.
‘My creative process is guided by my intuition, I listen to my inner voice, ignore current trends and remain loyal to secular trends’ says Fawaz Gruosi, the founder designer of Swiss luxury brand de Grisogono. His creations brilliantly capture the eponymous brand’s motto, ‘The beauty of audacity’. Its sensational Folies collection showcased at the 28th Biennale des Antiquairres last September in Paris, includes a 62 carat ring featuring 47 briolette-cut rubies and pave ruby prongs that hold the central stone – a 14 carat round diamond whose shank too is richly encrusted with pave rubies.
Mikimoto has perfected the art of pearl jewellery inspired by the pristine beauty of its renowned pearls. The Japanese pearling pioneer scores once again with its Honeycomb drop earrings crafted in 18k white gold dangling one awesome 8 mm Akoya cultured pearl and a tasteful sprinkling of diamonds. The geometry of the honeycomb pattern perfectly off sets the pearl’s orb.
The Insolence collection by Chaumet relates the tale of a diamond ribbon and a rope of rose gold meeting, entwining and on the verge of being untied in a whimsical game inspired by Marie Antoinette’s corsages. Utterly carefree and feminine it showcases the luxury house’s masterful craftsmanship in capturing the lightness of a bow in the most precious materials.
Faberge's rich heritage goes back to 1885 when Peter Carl Faberge delighted Russian royalty and aristocracy with his bewitching creations. The Imperatrice Sapphire Tassel Pendant re-imagines its famous Faberge egg as a delicate 26mm pendant fashioned in 18k white gold and set with round sapphires and brilliant diamonds from which a grand tassel of round sapphires falls away.
Inspired by the swinging ‘60’s and ‘70’s and their extravagant fashions and social movements, Italian jewellery brand Roberto Coin’s Carnaby Street collection in 18k rose gold is defined by luxe motifs and brilliant colour. We select its stud earrings flaunting stunning malachite in the centre and sparkling with diamonds around the bezel. The green stone is hailed as a metaphysical stone with protective powers.