Jewelled tributes of timeless magic

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Jewelled tributes of timeless magic

If you want to offer a dream, present a jewel suggests jewellery maestro Roberto Coin. So in this edition of Aviamost we bring you an exclusive selection of some of the most intriguing pieces with a classic touch from vintage to exotic that are tributes to extraordinary vision as well as the revered legacies of their acclaimed brands


To accompany its Imperiale watch, redesigned in 2010, famed Swiss luxury watches and jewellery brand Chopard has created a new line of jewellery rejuvenating the imperial myth by adding a decidedly modern touch. Its central motif is inspired by the traditional embroideries that used to decorate imperial gowns and cushions, blossoms on pendants, sleeper earrings, rings, and slender bracelets. The white or rose gold curves of the jewellery, can be polished or set with diamonds, or amethyst, pink quartz or chalcedony.


If you are a die-hard fan of Italian luxury brand Bulgari (and who isn’t) like Elizabeth Taylor was, then you’ll surely adore its new High Jewellery necklace featuring select diamonds and an exotic range of gemstones such as sapphires, topaz, emeralds, amethyst, and much more.  Fashioned in yellow gold the bold and dramatic piece is matched by a pair of equally stunning earrings in a crescent motif.

It’s the Chinese year of the Dragon so if you’re seeking to subdue the mythical beast and keep it in your power, one tempting option would be to select Carrera y Carrera’s Circulous de Fuego Maxi ring in yellow gold with black onyx added for that touch of   drama! Fashioned in the revered Spanish brand’s visionary artistry, it depicts the dragon claws bared and tailed swirling around to make sure you’re extra lucky this year!

When a jeweller decides to compose a symphony to the beauty of the world, evoking the vibrant colours of nature’s gemstones, we follow him, eagerly into the secret recesses of his mind. The creations of de Grisogono evoke an Eden that springs from Fawaz Gruosi’s imagination. His shimmering Ivy necklace which was the sensation at Baselworld 2012 is lavished over with 1252 white diamonds totaling 62,092 carats and 1367 emeralds.


Damas, the Middle East’s leading international jewellery and watch retailer and the exclusive retailer of the high-end diamond jewellery brand Graff, has recently unveiled Graff’s Butterfly Collection. The collection is one of Graff’s signature collections and is now available at the Graff Dubai Mall store as stunning bracelets, rings, pendants and earrings, featuring Graff’s finest gemstones, from classic yellow and white diamonds to rich blue and pink sapphires, stunning emeralds and elegant rubies featuring a cute butterfly motif of four pear-shaped stones.

Upcoming Hollywood star Jessica Chastain who won acclaim with her performance in the Oscar nominated film ‘The Help’ dazzled in hailed American luxury brand Harry Winston’s exclusive Ruby & Diamond cushion cut earrings, totaling 3 carats each, priced at $275,000 and its Ruby & Diamond cocktail ring, totaling 9.6 carats priced at $240,000. Blending exclusive cut and perfect workmanship, the jewels are testimony to the brand’s status in the field.

Leading Dubai based jeweller Emerald World, presents a stunning and beautiful ring featuring a radiant oval-shaped emerald matched to flattering effect against yellow gold settings. The detailed filigree work features three concentric bands with diamond brilliants accenting the luscious green presence of its protagonist gem, the emerald, in turn speaking effortlessly of the master craftsmanship of the well known and much sought after brand.

After Pomellato’s New York debut at Bergdorf Goodman, its new POM POM collection of one-of-a-kind pieces, is ready to seduce Europe with a shimmering rainbow of 11 bracelets, featuring the rare blue-green Paraiba Tourmalines, aquamarines, blue sapphires, violet sapphires, tanzanites, emeralds, tsavorites, pink sapphires, red spinels, tangerine  garnets, and canary tourmaline unique for many reasons. Each is dusted with a particularly rare pave, consisting of hundreds of irregularly sized stones calling for custom workmanship. The sale of POM POM jewels will be by appointment only, and exclusively in Pomellato boutiques. The Pomellato boutique in the UAE is located in

Emirates Towers Boulevard, Dubai

This Eid, LIALI Jewellery, the leading jewellery retailer in UAE presents two exclusive handcrafted ring designs in its highly acclaimed Affair collection: a contemporary one which ‘swirls’ several rose and yellow gold bands across its wearer’s finger and dazzles with diamond brilliants and pave diamond settings while the other ring which replicates the similar design proposes black and white magic, being crafted entirely in white gold and featuring black and white diamonds. Showcasing LIALI’s hailed artistry and craftsmanship to flattering effect, they are each competitively priced at AED 8,000/.

Paspaley, the acclaimed Australian pearling pioneer and distinguished jewellery house, charms us with its Muse collection. Inspired by the essence of the modern woman, it includes powerful onyx, romantic rose quartz and hypnotic moonstones harmonising with its peerless SouthSea pearls. The shapes and styles are distinctly modern: from long necklaces that drape with casual elegance to playful rings, bracelets and earrings that can be worn solo or layered nonchalantly. We feature Paspaley’s truly covetable necklace comprising rare AustralianSouthSea keshi pearls interspersed with morganites, pink tourmalines, topaz and peridot cabochons set in 750 yellow gold.

Damas, the Middle East’s leading international jewellery and watch retailer, recently launched its new diamond brand, OneSixEight by Damas, referring to the number of hours in one week, capturing the brilliance of diamonds in an extraordinary collection that includes earrings, pendants, necklaces, bracelets, bangles and seventeen different ring designs, designed to be worn every day of the week, for all occasions. Each piece highlights the bold beauty of a single solitaire diamond, accented by individually matched stones giving the illusion of a far larger carat. Now available at 108 Damas stores throughout the UAE, it is crafted using advanced technology exclusive to Damas with prices starting at only AED 2,656/.

A new flower has bloomed in the splendid Bon Ton (French for high fashion) collection by the renowned Italian jeweler Pasquale Bruni. Paying homage to the 50’s, a period renowned for beautiful fashion and memorable style, the latest range is now available at selected Damas outlets across Dubai. The pendants, rings and earrings are rendered in flowers whose corollas (petals of the flower) are topazes of a beguiling blue hue accomplished by painstaking selection of stones, in addition to a white and brown pave diamond centre pistil upheld by a rose gold stem. This blossom is surrounded by precious, little, glistening diamond leaves.

Backed by more than a century of excellence in its field, revered brand Mouawad’s Rosette Collection is a gorgeous line of contemporary and opulent jewellery that takes its inspiration from the fabulous rosette jewellery highly popular in Europe in the 14th to the 18th centuries. Its name is inspired by the rose diamond shape that dominated gem cutting styles until the 18th century. Hand-crafted in 18k white gold in pave sets, it presents signature interchangeable heart lockets, earrings, necklaces, pendants, rings and bracelets set with a variety of finest white and black diamonds, rubies and sapphires.

According to renowned Italian jewellery designer Roberto Coin, dreams are a priceless patrimony dedicated to nourish our most romantic soul. And if you want to offer a dream, then a jewel is the perfect choice. It encloses the delicacy of a thousand flowers, the preciousness of nature and the complexity of art and feelings. And the maestro has a special touch with rings of extraordinary beauty such as his limited edition Eagle ring crafted in yellow and white gold and brought to life by impeccable setting with  colourless, black, brown diamonds and yellow sapphires.

Designer for American style icon Tiffany & Co and artist for the world Jean Schlumberger has captured the attention of beautiful women and museum curators worldwide. His imagination is his genius. An aspect very much in evidence in his exquisite Conique bracelet where tiny red rubies sparkle to distraction amidst intertwining stems of yellow gold interspersed with pave diamond dazzle to present a  timeless classic.   

Inspired by tribal jewellery and the soft dunes of the Sahara desert, acclaimed Italian brand Marco Bicego’s Africa collection pays grand tribute to the Dark Continent. As an extravagant expression of golden boules of different sizes and finishes, it presents amazingly lightweight necklaces, bracelets, earrings and rings all individually hand engraved and textured.


When it’s a jewel by Chanel you can be sure that it’s a work of art, inspired by its famous founder’s vision and her favourite choices such as the camellia bloom. The floral motif is featured in a lovely statement bracelet sparkling with select white diamonds that effortlessly speaks of the French brand’s craftsmanship and artistry. We also feature its pair of rare magnificent Trefle earrings from the Chanel Fine Jewelry Baroque Collection in 2004 where yellow and orange citrines and pink garnets grace the 18k yellow gold frame of the four leaf clover motif that Coco Chanel so loved.  

Inspired by traditional Japanese handmade dolls, the Hina clip is another of Van Cleef & Arpels’ recently launched majestic collection, Palais de la Chance’s female figures. Known as hina-ningyo, the dolls are given to young girls to bring them health, happiness and protection in the future. Each year before the doll festival (Hina Matsuri) on March 3 the figurines are displayed on a red stand evoking the imperial court of the Heian period. It showcases the Maison’s techniques of extreme intricacy combining coral from the Sea of Japan, carved to reproduce the hang of the kimono, mystery set rubies, emeralds and black jade nephrite – re-cut to represent the Japanese headdress – add to the undeniable charm of this piece by the legendary jewellery house.


Acclaimed Japanese pearling pioneer Mikimoto’s new Twist collection is an exciting and contemporary line of jewels women would be delighted to adorn for any occasion. It literally ‘twists’ a thread of gold, set closely with diamonds, around a peerless Akoya cultured pearl, which in turn is designed to drop delicately down from the wearer’s ear lobes. Match it with an equally intriguing ring featuring a Tahitian black pearl and you’re all set to step out in true elegance! This is one more must-have Mikimoto collection for jewellery lovers.


Ever looked at something that just enchanted you with its beauty? This new line from Versace Jewellery is called “Enchant” for a reason. The flawless diamonds in a pave setting together with the iconic Versace Baroque leaves mounted delicately by hand make this piece simply irresistible for women seeking the exceptional and memorable. While encrusted with fabulous baguette diamonds the “Medusa baguette” collection is a showstopper set with the finest quality baguette diamonds hand picked to suit each piece.


Aaron Shum Jewellery, leading jewellery manufacturer known for its authentic and exquisite designs with a core value of fashionable, affordable luxury unfurls two magical choices from GEMTIQUE - Fauna and Flora which flutter with life in a kaleidoscope of SWAROVSKI Genuine Gemstones and a sprinkling of diamonds. It uses 925 sterling ilver for the very first time in addition to small amounts of 18k gold. In the Fauna     collection’s elaborate statement pendants and rings, little birds flutter amongst branches or perch on gnarled branches. While the Flora line boasts striking combinations of passion topaz in various colours, amethysts, peridots, citrines and garnets.

The worldwide leader in unconventional luxury jewellery design and the famous Baby  Shoes Collection, New York-based brand Aaron Basha’s collections instantly impart joie de vivre to the wearer and the viewer alike, a characteristic of its founder Aaron Basha himself. We feature its bright and colourful Zodiac charm bracelet where all the 12 signs are cutely depicted amidst diamond set heart motifs and intricate enamel work. Reason why Hollywood celebrities and stars such Madonna, Catherine Zeta Jones, Heidi Klum, Demi Moore, Britney Spears, Melanie Griffith, Celine Dion and Faith Hill, are all  devoted fans of the brand.