From rose tinted rubies to honey hue diamonds, high jewellery’s latest opulent offerings come in a range of chromatic colours.
Every summer, the fine jewellery houses showcase new collections of jaw-dropping jewels intricately combined with precious metals. Decorated in kaleidoscopic colours, 2019’s high jewellery presentations saw a rainbow palette of tourmalines, tanzanites, amethysts and sapphires. Here are some of the finest pieces to catch our eye…
CINEMAGIA BY BVLGARI
The “jeweller of the stars” dedicates its spectacular new high jewellery collection, Cinemagia, to iconic moments and characters in film. The result is a colourful, dramatic celebration of coloured stones and exceptional savoir faire, come together in jaw-dropping jewels.
LES CIELS DE CHAUMET
Celestial constellations full of energy, fiery bursts of gemstones that resemble the sun, and exotic birds encrusted with colourful stones, Les Ciels de Chaumet high jewellery collection is inspired not just by nature, but by an artist’s interpretation of it.
MAGNITUDE BY CARTIER
This latest reveal from the French jewellery maison takes high jewellery in an experimental direction by marrying precious stones with ornamental hard stones like quartz and rock crystal. The result is a diverse collection of unusual, impactful pieces that are hard to forget.
CHOPARD RED CARPET COLLECTION 2019
For 2019, Caroline Scheufele chose Love as her theme for the annual Red Carpet Collection. In all the colours of the rainbow, the suites celebrate life in winning pairings of coloured gemstones, from rubies and diamonds, to exotic tourmalines and tanzanites, amethysts and pink to blue sapphires.
HORTUS DELICIARUM BY GUCCI
Gucci’s first high jewellery collection explodes onto the scene in full, kaleidoscopic force. Comprising 200 pieces symbolic of Alessandro Michele’s eclectic vision, the three pillars of the collection: Eden, Arcadia and Xanadu, layer Rococo, Baroque and Georgian influence through one-of-a-kind pieces.
GOLDEN OASIS BY PIAGET
A collection that will resonate with us here in the sandy vistas of the Middle East, Piaget’s Golden Oasis high jewellery collection chooses the desert landscape as its starting point. Three core narratives encompass the sun, water and a green oasis, with coloured stones at the heart of each suite.
MEDITERRANEO BY DE GRISOGONO
The vibrant jewels tones of de Grisogono’s new high jewellery line is inspired by La Dolce Vita and the sparkling blue of the Mediterranean sea. At the heart of the pieces are intense turquoise stones, further highlighted by amethysts, pink sapphires and irridescent diamonds emulating the richness of the flora and fauna that surrounds the water.
ENCHANTED ISLE BY DAVID MORRIS
Managing and creative director Jeremy Morris looked to the magnetic island of Mykonos, where he has a holiday home, for inspiration for his latest high jewellery collection for David Morris. Spending many summers on the island, he selected stones that perfectly reflect the natural beauty found by the Aegean Sea.
ROMEO & JULIET BY VAN CLEEF & ARPELS
Love has been at the heart of the maison since the start, and is now played out in narratives from Shakespeare’s world-famous story in brooches depicting the famous balcony scene, rubies as roses, a symbolic pomegranate and more romantic symbolism, all encrusted in precious stones.
- Words by Natascha Hawke