New jewelry launches in May include a delicate collection inspired by butterflies and a motif with the Place de l’Etoile as its face.
Van Cleef & Arpels Two Butterflies Collection
Van Cleef & Arpels welcomes spring with a new Two Butterfly collection of three pieces. For the first time, the delicate creatures are adorned in vibrant turquoise, paired with yellow gold and sparkling diamonds for bold contrasts. The finger ring and stud earrings feature an asymmetrical design, a signature Van Cleef & Arpels style that imbues the pieces with energy and liveliness. With its iconic open ring, the ring unites two butterflies in a sweet head-to-head. As for the asymmetrical stud earrings, one side sparkles with shimmering diamonds, while the other is adorned with shimmering turquoise. Tilted to give the impression of movement, the butterfly on the necklace’s pendant seems to soar in pursuit of a sparkling diamond. The open back of the pieces has been meticulously crafted to allow light to pass through the diamonds.
Trinity for Chitose Abe of Sacai
Trinity for Chitose Abe de Sacai is a collaboration between the Japanese fashion designer and Cartier’s creative studios around the Trinity collection. Artisans have deconstructed the simplicity and mobility of the Trinity ring and created a collection comprising six modular pieces of two rings, a bracelet, a choker, an earring, as well as a versatile piece that doubles as a an earring and a ring. While the signature trilogy of white, yellow and rose gold is retained, the shape of the rings and the way they rest on the body are different. The line debuted at the Sacai Fall/Winter 2022/2023 show inspired by Cartier rouge in Paris. The exclusive limited-edition collection will first release in Japan this summer, followed by Paris, London, New York and Seoul later this year.
Boucheron Star of Paris
Faceted like a precious stone with a main diamond in its center, the new Boucheron Etoile de Paris motif is a subtle mise en abyme, a stone within a stone. Inspired by the famous Place de l’Etoile and its 12 avenues, a delicate mesh runs from the central diamond of 0.3 carats or more to the outer edges of the ring. Each facet surrounding the brilliant cut diamond is paved with diamonds up to the platinum body of the ring. In 2020, Boucheron achieved its goal of using 100% responsible and traceable gold in its collections. And thanks to an advanced algorithm, it is now possible to identify and track the master diamond at every stage of its life cycle. This allows the house to provide detailed information on its provenance, size, polishing and setting. Customers can also retrace the journey of their stone via an interactive digital platform.
Van Cleef & Arpels is one of my biggest jewelry design inspirations, but I also love learning from different brands to inspire me to incorporate a mix of techniques, or create and invent my own. – Vihari Poddar, gemologist and founder of Vihari Fine Jewels
Chopard’s precious lace collection
Chopard’s Precious Lace collection is now enriched with four new creations that incorporate rubies, diamonds and ethical rose gold. Echoing the scrolls of fine antique lace, the gold scroll set, rhythmic and undulating, is expressed in the form of a stylized flower called Mini-Froufrou. The bloom features a scalloped fringe set with diamonds and pear-shaped ruby petals on an airy openwork background. Carrying a light and relaxed spirit, the ultra-feminine range composed of a pendant, earrings, a ring and a bangle bracelet is aimed at all women and all occasions.
Chaumet Harmony Link Sets
Chaumet’s range of Jeux de Liens Harmony pendant necklaces welcomes three new pink gold talismans in malachite, lapis lazuli and turquoise. Revisiting the auspicious symbol of the circle, signature lockets make great Mother’s Day gifts as they can be engraved for a personal inscription. Each is distinguished by an “X” set with diamonds that holds the two halves of the ornamental stones. The malachite medallion is available in large model, while lapis lazuli and turquoise are presented in medium and small models respectively.
This story first appeared in the May 2022 issue of Prestige Singapore.