A former style editor of Vogue China, Yi was keen to create something of her own after extensive travels around Sri Lanka and Myanmar. Her eponymous jewellery brand recalls the vivid colours of the region with bright gemstones, as in this colourful ring which frames an aquamarine against a thin band of emeralds in a chic example of colour blocking.
In 2020, French Maison Chaumet achieved a score of 94/100 on the Professional Equality Index for Men and Women. This index, rated as a percentage, was conceived to advance equal pay for women and men. The French jeweller and watchmaker is very proud and happy to share this score, which perfectly defines their values and their commitment to promote professional equality between women and men.
French Maison Chaumet has released updates to its Joséphine High Jewellery collection, and the new designs are a celebration of one of the favourite gemstone cuts of the French Maison’s most famous patron – the pear.
Elegant and eternally modern, this 15th century gemstone cut is the star of a new jewellery collection from the French Maison
Empress Joséphine Bonepart, wife of Emperor Napoléon Bonepart, was one of Chaumet’s earliest clients, and more than a century later the house continues to pay its respects. Many of Chaumet’s jewels take inspiration from the Empress, who was famed for her flamboyance.
Inspired by Empress Joséphine’s sovereign allure, the French Maison unveils new timelessly elegant Joséphine High jewellery creations. True masterpieces of refinement and delicacy that pay a dazzling tribute to the Maison’s bicentenary jewellery virtuosity and exceptional heritage.
The pear cut, with a shapely curve at one end that leads up to a sharp point, has long been a favourite amongst gem cutters. The first pear-cut diamond is said to have originated in Flanders in the mid 15th century. A diamond pioneer named Lodewyk van Bercken is credited with its invention; he is also the man who invented the diamond polishing wheel, which transformed the look of diamonds forever.
The asymmetrical pear-shaped diamond is loved for its elegance. When worn in a ring with the narrow tip of the diamond pointing to the end of the finger, a well-proportioned pear can create the illusion of elongating the finger.
In its latest homage to Joséphine, Chaumet has updated its diamond jewellery collection of the same name with designs that celebrate the pear shape, which was said to be one of the Empress’s favourite cuts.
This year’s additions to Chaumet Joséphine celebrate the pear in all forms. Across the collection, you will find pear-shaped diamond nestled into gold and diamond pavé V formations, dripping from ear climbers, and adding sparkle to hairlines in delicate tiaras. Pear-cut aquamarine and blue sapphire add colour to the collection, which is otherwise dominated by white diamonds and white gold.
Chaumet has also played with the shape of the pear cut as a motif, using it as a frame for small round brilliant diamonds to create jewels with more accessible price tags than would be possible for the same styles using large pear cuts of diamond.
The collection also includes watches. These, too, play on the pear shape, with elegant dials that follow the formation of the cut. Available in 18k white ans yellow gold, some have fully diamond pavé-set dials, others have faceted sapphire glass to give the impression of a pear-cut diamond with a small pear-shaped diamond set at 12 o’clock.
The Maison’s new watchmaking icon. Discover Chaumet’s Josephine Aigrette, an inimitable jewellery watch for women who choose distinction.
In a slick digital presentation of Chaumet Joséphine, which allows you to virtually stroll around the lavish rooms of the brand’s Place Vendome store, the jeweller describes the Empress’s personality as “graceful” and “eternally modern”, and half a millennia on from its invention, much the same can be said for the pear cut.
Crown your style, with Chaumet’s Joséphine jewellery and watchmaking creations. A both audacious and refined collection, for inimitable women who choose distinction. The Chaumet Josephine Collection is available at Chaumet Boutiques and selected stores worldwide. Come into the beautiful world of Chaumet.
Jeweller Annette Welander unites sharp Scandinavian design with warm sustainably sourced gold for her Stockholm-based brand. The Arc ring appears to be an understated choice at first glance – but look again, and its slick craftsmanship and edgy silhouette makes for an enduringly elegant design. As a wedding ring, or just like that, because it is simply beautiful and special.
They say you should always embrace your inner child. So we figure, why not make your childhood dreams come true? Especially when it involves diamonds, sapphires, and gold.
Since they arrived on the scene in the early 90’s, jelly rings have been synonymous with childhood crushes and playtime proposals. At some point we all had someone down on one knee in the school yard asking for our hand with one of these sugary sweets.
British jeweler Taylor & Hart has just created a stunning ring based on Haribo’s Friendship Ring candy. Recalling childhood memories when kids would ‘propose’ to their crush on the playground during recess, this ring is all grown up with a 2.70ct cabochon yellow sapphire set in a 18ct yellow gold basket of 40 fancy-intense yellow diamonds, and 224 custom cut rubies totalling a weight of 3.60ct are invisible set into the 18ct rose gold band.
To make this beauty the ultimate throwback, we’re paying homage to the most luxurious of all gummies: the red and yellow jelly ring. We hope this duo-colour palette brings you back to simpler times. When fun brought love to life and the only thing that could keep you away from your love was having to run home for tea before the street lights came on.
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Taylor & Hart always go all the way for love. With this design, they are capturing the pure magic of falling head over heels for the first time. Because no matter how old you are, your special day should be filled with the same thrill you felt with your first crush.
A funny fact: priced at £25,000, we even estimate that you could purchase over 1,250,000 of the 2p jelly sweets for the same value of this ring!
Since its creation in 1780 in Paris, Chaumet’s history merges with the history of France, quickly becoming the official jeweler of Empress Josephine. The House’s Fine Jewelry know-how has been passed down for nearly 240 years from one generation to the next. Created in the heart of Place Vendôme, the jewellery and watchmaking creations, for women and men, reflect these exceptional know-how and bear witness to Parisian taste.
To celebrate Lunar New Year on February 12th, the French Maison has created colourful and elegant boutique windows. The refined decor pays tribute to this year’s Chinese zodiac sign by reinterpreting the Ox ideogram in the way of calligraphy. The windows can be admired in their Chaumet boutiques across Asia until the end of February.
Discover Chaumet’s iconic Joséphine, Liens, Jardins and Dandy collections – and much more – in their boutiques or order from their Distance Sales Service to receive your Chaumet piece at home.
American luxury jewelry giant Tiffany & Co has just launched its new T1 collection, which features some of the label’s most iconic designs that have been key to the house since the early 1980s. Fronted by none other than Adut Akech, the campaign highlights the signature pieces that are both luxury and timeless, arriving in 18k yellow gold as well as 18k white and rose gold styles.
Tiffany & Co launched its #TiffanyT1 collection earlier this year to much success, but fans were left wondering if there were ever going to be pieces that came in classic metals like white or yellow gold. Well, the good news is that the American luxury jeweller has finally unveiled all-new pieces, specifically bracelets and rings.
Now, before diving into what’s currently available in your favorite Tiffany & Co boutique, here’s a little background history of how the Tiffany T1 came to be. Designed by Reed Krakoff, the brand’s Chief Artistic Officer, the jewellery is known for its simple and minimalistic style, expounding on the iconic ‘T’ motif that forms a perfectly round circle to represent individual strength and self-empowerment.
The bevelled bar design also gives the ‘T’ added oomph, providing an extra level of visual interest as it encircles the fingers (ring) and wrists (bracelet). The collection comprises pieces that come in full 18K gold, but Tiffany & Co. has also included versions decked out in precious diamonds, perfect for ladies (and men!) who love T…..
The rings will come in two models, the Tiffany T1 Narrow Ring and Tiffany T1 Wide Ring. As for the bracelets, they will come in 3 sizes, small, medium and large for the Tiffany T1 Narrow Hinged Bangle and Tiffany T1 Wide Hinged Bangle. All are available in yellow, white or rose 18K gold, set with or without diamonds.
The Tiffany & Co Tiffany T1 collection is available at Tiffany & Co boutiques worldwide. Come into the beautiful world of Tiffany & Co.
From the Place Vendôme, Paris to Shanghai, the Chaumet boutiques around the world have put on their most beautiful golden apparel. Come and visit them to find the perfect gift and dive into the holiday spirit.
A big thank you to their Visual Merchandising team who designed these dazzling holiday decorations, making all Maison’s clients throughout the world dream and feel the festive season’s magic.
The most special time of the year. Make someone’s holiday dreams come true with a carefully chosen gift of French Maison Chaumet. Rings, necklaces, earrings, bracelets and watches, for women and men.
A celebration of the magical and joyful spirit of the end-of-year festivities. Discover Maison Chaumet’s holiday selection. Find the perfect meaningful gift for your loved ones or yourself.
Take a closer look at this 1953 clip with golden pastilles and sequins punctuated with diamonds gracefully animating a ballerina’s tutu.
Travel through the decades at the Van Cleef & Arpels ‘The Transformations of Gold’ exhibition at their 20 Place Vendôme boutique in Paris until March 31, 2021. Discover various thematic interpretations of gold, each illustrating the refinement and variety of the French Maison’s style. For more informattion, come into the beautiful world of Van Cleef & Arpels.