These high jewellery releases were intent on blinding us all, with breath-taking diamonds and stunning sapphires taking centre stage.
2020’s extravagant high-jewellery collections may have been unveiled digitally, but that doesn’t diminish the glory of the finest gemstones and exceptional craftsmanship involved. Inspired by everything from the natural world to NASA, here are the sparkling sapphire and dazzling diamond highlights worth dreaming about right now.
2020 Black Label Masterpiece VI Reflection bangle, CINDY CHAO
Inspired by Chinese landscape paintings while looking to the gracefulness of water, this piece is set with seven Ceylon sapphires alongside a cluster of rose-cut sapphires for a mirror effect.
Kissing Ring, BOGHOSSIAN
The iconic Kissing collection is instantly recognisable by its unique approach to gem setting. Here, a marquise-cut diamond is set within an oval-cut sapphire, a truly remarkable feat.
Sinopé Necklace, CARTIER
Cartier found five rare matching oval-shaped sapphires from Madagascar totalling 39 carats to adorn this diamond necklace, which mimics the flow of water through waves of movement.
Mirage transformable tiara, CHAUMET
With layers of diamonds and sapphires, Mirage is an ode to constantly moving structures. This tiara is composed of sections which can be worn individually or combined, three different ways.
Tendresse Étincelante earrings, VAN CLEEF & ARPELS
Made up of two pear-shaped diamonds for a total of 20.21 carats, these earrings have been inspired by the pair that Aristotle Onassis offered to Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis in 1968 as a wedding gift.
Impératrice Sapphire earrings, FABERGÉ
Inspired by the jewelled splendour of the Imperial Romanov court, these earrings featuring a round sapphire centre stone and tassels of sapphire, evoke the rhythms of the Russian seasons.
The Secret Cenote cuff watch, PIAGET
This bejewelled watch features a shimmering pool of Australian black opal set among columns of sapphires and diamonds, like the frothing cascades of a jungle waterfall.