Vibrant splashes of colour from luscious sapphires, stunning rubies, and distinct emeralds are featured in each collection, emphasizing the importance of quality, as well as the dedication that these jewellers have towards presenting the highest calibre of craftsmanship. In addition, themes such as heritage, endurance, and gracefulness are explored across the collections, equating to a celebration of the feminine spirit and the beauty it entails.
To commemorate the one-hundredth anniversary of its N°5 perfume and its impact on the worlds of fashion and beauty, CHANEL unveiled the Collection N°5 High Jewellery collection, featuring 122 stunning handcrafted pieces. A beautiful selection of diamonds, precious metals, and of course the iconic CHANEL pearls, are intertwined throughout the collection to create architectural masterpieces. Each creation reflects a specific aspect of the N°5 perfume, emulating the iconic scent, aura, and bottle design. The apotheosis of this exceptional range is the 55.55 necklace, which features a one-of-a-kind, 55.55 carat custom-cut diamond in the centre. Flanked by 104 round and 42 baguette diamonds, as well as an exquisite white gold bezel, this tribute to the N°5 perfume recreates the bottle’s iconic silhouette with unparalleled artisanal flourishes that celebrate CHANEL’s enduring legacy.
Van Cleef & Arpels
Van Cleef & Arpels Ballet Precieux collection was first introduced in 2006, showcasing the Maison’s fondness for the gracefulness of ballet. The brand’s fascination with with this style of dance began with co-founder Louis Arpels, who was a longtime patron of Opera Garnier. As a result, Van Cleef & Arpels crafted the first ballerina clips in the 1940s, which later became a signature style. This year, three new designs of these clips were crafted, incorporating statement rubies, emeralds, and diamonds into the delicate mystique of the Camille, Albertina, and Dulcinea styles. In addition to these iconic brooches, the Lady Danse Duo timepieces were also unveiled, featuring dancers on watch faces in a jazzy cartoon colour blocking style, complimenting the Ballet Precieux range in a more exuberant style.
Louis Vuitton’s Bravery High Jewellery collection honours the bicentenary of its namesake creator with 90 skillfully-crafted pieces that retrace his evolution from humble beginnings to international icon. The fiery passion of the young Louis Vuitton is celebrated through the exceptional interpretation of house emblems in various necklaces, using 1700 gemstones throughout the collection to pay homage to the courage of the man who started it all. Bravery is emblematic of this bold spirit, expressing the elegant power of reinvention that the Maison has demonstrated over the years. Each stone took a total of three years to excavate, highlighting the quest for quality which is tied into the brand’s DNA. Grand pieces such as large sapphire bracelets, silver bands, LV-shaped diamonds, and elegant stacked chokers are featured in the collection, reflecting the grandeur of Vuitton’s heritage, while also celebrating the enduring elegance he was able to share with the world.
BVLGARI’s High Jewellery collection Magnifica pays homage to the expertise of Roman jeweller’s through the three house design pillars: gems, creativity, and craftsmanship, using them to explore themes of hope, optimism, and timeless beauty across the world. The collection augments the power of female individuality and an unapologetic spirit through an explosive use of colour in both its gemstones and patterns. Creative director Lucia Silverstri used precious gems exclusively sourced from across the globe in order to showcase the importance of quality, which is emphasized in the revival of heritage pieces such as the Mediterranean Queen and Baroque Spiral.
Cartier’s Sixieme Sens High Jewellery collection illustrates the soulfulness and unique emotional power that thousand-year-old precious gems hold. Sensory stimulation is the goal of the collection, featuring brightly coloured gemstones that inspired by fruit, effectively allowing the wearer to experience a form of euphoria. A key facet of this collection is the partnership with the Responsible Jewelry Council (RJC), which has extended its code of ethics to coloured stones. Cartier has chosen to honour these best practices in order to initiate a global transition towards a sustainable business model.