Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Chopard Red Carpet Collection

Chopard latest Haute Joaillerie collection is a line-up of 71 creations. The Red Carpet collection stems from the creativity of Caroline Scheufele.

Chopard makes a point of honour of using only with the most exceptional precious stones.

Monday, 20 May 2019

5-20 “I Love You” Day in China

In Chinese culture, many believe the apple symbolizes a wish for peace.
May the 20th may seem like a normal day for you, but for those in China, today is a day of love. When you pronounce the numbers 5,2,0 in Chinese, 五二零 wǔ èr líng, they sound very close to the words 我爱你 wǒ ài nǐ. Close is good enough for the Chinese. 520 originated as slang to say I love you.

It is an auspicious day to purchase high jewels.

Sunday, 19 May 2019

The 54.21 carat Mouawad Dragon

Mouawad completed the crafting of a yellow rough yielding 54.21 carats. The round brilliant, fancy vivid yellow is the largest ever graded to date by the GIA. The rough stone was discovered in alluvial deposits in South Africa.
The planning and cutting of the Mouawad Dragon took over six months to complete

Emerald - May's Gemstone

In his book Naturalis Historia from 77-79 CE, Pliny the Elder wrote, “although we enjoy looking at plants and leaves, we regard Emeralds with all the more pleasure because compared with them there is nothing that is more intensely green.”

Colombia has been the source of the finest emeralds for more than 500 years, and they are the standard by which all others are measured.

The Crown of the Andes boasts a 24 ct emerald center stone and 442 additional emeralds.

Emerald cross and gold rosary recovered from the Nuestra Señora de Atocha

Friday, 17 May 2019

Titanium in high jewellery

Wallace ChanThe use of metals beyond gold and platinum is changing the notion of what constitutes high jewellery. Alloys such as titanium and oxidized silver are being used to create precious wearable art.

Although titanium is a chemical element, the metal form used for jewels is an alloy of aluminium and vanadium. Titanium is 4.5 times lighter than gold and is readily coloured.

Titanium dominates Chopard’s latest Red Carpet Collection.
Fashion forward contemporary designers like Anna Hu, Cindy Chao, Edmond Chin and Wallace Chan have all turned their attention to the metal. Anodized titanium can match the colours of many gemstones.
Anna Hu Myth of Orchid

Thursday, 16 May 2019

Spectacular Chopard - the art of gem setting

Popular settings for gems include prongs, bezel settings, and full pavé, in which the stones are set close together. In recent years, the cut-down setting has become increasingly fashionable. Usually used on the shoulders of a ring, it involves securing the stones in a way that leaves them visible from the side and the top.The recently unveiled Magical Setting by Chopard is patented.
De Beers’ Vulcan earrings, featuring colored and colorless diamonds. The prong-setting technique is one of the most traditional in jewelry. High-end jewelry houses often mix setting techniques to enhance their creations.

Clip by René Boivin is an incredible vintage brooch.

Saturday, 11 May 2019

Chaumet est une fête Collection

The venerable jewelry maison, caterer to kings and emperors, debuted its Chaumet est une fête collection in 2017.