New and refreshed designs from Hermes, Graff, Tiffany & Co. and more
This month of November, Hermes plays on shadow and light with its seventh high jewelry collection, Tiffany & Co. is launching three new Hardware store designs, graffiti updates its Promise Setting, Boucheron bucks tradition with recycled materials and Chopard collaborates with Mariah Carey.
Hermès’ seventh fine jewelry collection, Les Jeux de L’Ombre, explores the movement of shadow and its relationship to light. To “poetize the form taken by the shadows”, the artistic director of the house, Pierre Hardy, captures the immaterial to express all 53 pieces in surprising designs. For example, some creations seem to free themselves from their shadows, radiating an intense radiance enhanced by precious stones in degraded or monochrome shades, such as this Collier Fouet Ombré necklace. The horse whip-inspired rose gold piece features pavé set brown diamonds, baguette-cut diamonds and midnight blue sapphires.
Tiffany & Co clothing.
Inspired by a 1971 bracelet from the Tiffany archives, HardWear, with its distinctive urban-chic industrial-grade link pattern, launched in 2017 and has become one of the house’s signature collections. This month, Tiffany & Co. presents three shimmering pieces embellished with dazzling pavé diamond links. Set in rose gold, the new HardWear additions include a pair of fully pavé diamond earrings, a bracelet with alternating pavé diamond links, and this statement necklace adorned with pavé diamonds on each link along the front of the piece .
Graff Promise Tuning
British jeweler Graff is not only known for the superior quality of their gemstone engagement rings, but is also renowned for their settings that bring out the true beauty of the stones. The house revisits its popular Promise setting to further enhance the play of light through the diamonds. Using computer-aided design, the setting minimizes the amount of metal surrounding the stones, creating a seamless flow between the shank, shoulders and center diamond. The refreshed and elegant silhouette reveals a soft tulip shape and a drooping top bezel. This adds a nice delicacy to the front view, while the side stones are held by a wide bezel that turns into delicate claws.
Ultimate Jack of Boucheron
Boucheron once again redefines the meaning of “precious” by employing an unexpected material to create jewelry. The Boucheron Ultime Jack capsule collection combines the iconic Jack design with a material made from a recycled industrial by-product, Cofalit. Used as a filler material for highway embankments, Cofalit has the appearance of a mineral, allowing it to be cut and polished like a stone in the signature faceted Jack design. The line consists of a unique trio in white gold composed of a double tour bracelet, a brooch and a single ear stud combining Cofalit with a pavé of diamonds.
Happy Butterfly x Mariah Carey
The Happy Butterfly x Mariah Carey collection is the latest collaboration between Chopard Co-President and Creative Director Caroline Scheufele and the award-winning singer. Emblem of the house, Butterfly is also the album that marked Carey’s career. The range retains the design codes of Happy Diamonds, while resuming the shape of the winged insect. An openwork heart with a dancing diamond nestles in the center of four asymmetrical wings. Set in ethical pink or white gold, the delicate jewels of a pair of earrings, pendant, bangle and ring are adorned with pavé diamonds or carnelian.
This story first appeared in the November 2022 issue of Prestige Singapore