Nicole Kidman and Kim Kardashian may have made headlines while walking the runway for Balenciaga’s latest haute couture collection, but they’re not the only stars to pop up at high-jewel and fashion events. level in Paris last week.
While haute couture presentations tend to attract large numbers of headlines, in part because their front rows are filled with Hollywood stars, high jewelery presentations also attract A-list customers in the industry, many boasting new or long-lasting relationships with their respective brands. The presence of house ambassador Marion Cotillard at the Chanel dinner, held at the Grand Palais Éphémère to celebrate the launch of the house’s 1932 high jewelery collection, is an ideal example, while Henry Golding, Laura Harrier and Kate Beckinsale were among those attending the grand opening of the David Yurman flagship on Rue Saint-Honoré (Golding recently debuted as the face of the menswear campaign of jewelers).
Parties and dinners dotted with bold names have imbued with the star power of the week, helping to shine on the one-of-a-kind designs, collectively known as haute joaillerie, known for their craft. The meticulous work that goes into them and the exquisite use of stones. Here are notable pieces from 16 brands that launched their high jewelery collections in Paris last week.
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The dinner attended by Cotillard comes amid the launch of the iconic French fashion house’s 1932 haute couture collection, celebrating the ’90sorder celebrates the day Coco Chanel launched her high-jewelry collection “Bijoux de Diamants” in November of that year. More than 70 new haute couture designs focus on the sun, moon and comet, elements Chanel often uses in her work. This Comète Volute brooch crafted in 18 karat white gold and diamonds can be worn in many ways: as the oversized brooch seen here or the star as its own brooch, while the tail is removable. removable and worn as a bracelet. chanel.com
Using beetles in jewelry making is nothing new, but design director Evan Yurman is taking the idea to the next level with these earrings in David Yurman’s latest haute couture collection. These Dianthus earrings are crafted in aluminum with 18 karat white gold and embellished with a pair Belionota sumptuosa beetles – also known as jewel beetles because of their vibrant colors – and are surrounded by cognac diamonds. davidyurman.com
Claire Choisne, creative director of Boucheron, also looks to nature to influence her newly launched high jewelery collection. This “Papillon Diamant” aka Butterfly Diamond single earring was crafted using genuine wings, a process that Choisne says took about eight years to perfect. The butterfly wings are long-treated before being scanned to create the golden structure that holds them; A fancy pear-shaped diamond surrounded by white diamonds balances the structure and allows it to rest easily on the ear. bouchron.com
Cartier’s Beautés du Monde high jewelery collection showcases brilliant stones amid an overall theme that, as the name suggests, highlights “the beauty of the world”. This Panthère Heroique necklace features one of Cartier’s signature design elements – crafted in white gold, diamonds and onyx – encased around a fancy shaped emerald 28.34 carats; Meanwhile, the tassel of the emerald beads can be removed to wear the necklace alone, or it can be attached to the clasp so that it covers the back. cartier.com
75-piece red carpet collection “Chopard Loves Cinema” by jeweler to launch in May of 75order Cannes Film Festival celebrations include these vibrant earrings, crafted in titanium and decorated with 11.01 carats of round-cut sapphires, 11.31-carats of round-cut amethysts, 4.82 carats of diamonds brilliant square and 6.23 carat yellow diamond-cut white diamond. chopard.com
Van Cleef & Arpels
Brooches have become more prevalent than previous high-jewelry showcases, and there’s an easy explanation: With men’s red carpet preference for jewelry, jewelers seemed eager to offer the ideal options for adorning the lapel of an ensemble. This ribbon-inspired Double Ruban Mysterieux clip is part of a 25-piece collection by Van Cleef & Arpel that celebrates the brand’s signature mysterious setting technique: Around an emerald-cut diamond weighing 3.08 carats, cushioned rubies, pink sapphires and diamonds set in white and rose gold. vancleefarpels.com
Prabal Gurung brought Michelle Yeoh as his guest to May’s Met Gala, and Anything Anywhere Anytime the actress really looks stunning in the designer dress as well as the necklace he designed for Tasaki Atelier. That is the name of the high jewelery collection of Japanese pearl manufacturer Tasaki, which signed Gurung as global creative director in 2017. Among the pieces of the collection “Sky” radiant” that Gurung debuted at the Ritz Paris, this necklace blends substantial turquoise stones with aquamarine. , paraiba Tourmalines, blue zircon, diamonds, and Akoya and South Sea pearls, all in 18-karat white gold, to create a lush, tonal effect. tasaki-global.com
The Milan-based jeweler has taken a unique approach with its latest high-jewelry presentation, enjoying diving into its vaults and offering signature samples from the archives. as a statement about sustainability. Dubbed the Classic Haute Couture Collection, pieces include this Laguna cocktail ring, handcrafted in the 1960s and featuring a 22-carat, cushion-cut peridot, surrounded by Buccellati’s iconic engraving in 18-karat white and yellow gold, and finished with 36 brilliant-cut diamonds totaling .70 carats. buccellati.com
If you need a seal of approval for a high-end jewelry design, consider that Pomellato CEO Sabina Belli wore this at the Italian brand’s high-jewellery presentation at the Rue boutique Saint-Honore. Creative director Vincenzo Castaldo says his “A Walk in Nature” collection is inspired by the play of light and shadow in everything from the early morning hours to stormy skies. This chain-style Velvet Tie necklace is crafted in 18 karat yellow gold inspired by 1940s designs and features a pair of jet pendants accented with a white gold diamond-set necklace and encrusted with diamonds. finished with garnet cabochons. pomellato.com
Representing a designer from Taiwan known for high-end jewelry worn by Sarah Jessica Parker and Julia Roberts (later at the 2019 Oscars) presented Chao’s latest designs in an apartment in the Ritz Paris. This Gentlewoman Ribbon Cuff features a pair of cushion-cut high-intensity yellow diamonds totaling 6.85 and 6.03 carats, surrounded by a variety of diamonds and precious stones, including yellow diamonds. brown, pink and white, pink sapphires and purple garnets, all set in 18-karat white, yellow and rose gold. cindychao.com
At the Hotel de Crillon, De Beers presented the latest chapter in the Alchemist of Light high jewelery collection, this time focusing on the combination of exceptional stones and innovative materials to create modernist vibe. From the “Ascending Darkness” group, this necklace is crafted of dark blue aluminum combined with light blue titanium and set with round brilliant white diamonds to create steps that create a wing-like effect; Marquise-shaped white diamonds and green rough diamonds sit on the inner edge, while a 3.41-carat pear-shaped light gray diamond is on display as the center stone. debeers.com
The London-based diamond house, worn by Angelina Jolie and Anna Kendrick on the red carpet, loves to impress with distinctive stones, and that is the case with this ring in 18-karat platinum and rose gold , has a fancy vivid pink pear shape. diamonds totaling 8.97 carats and flanked by white diamonds. graff.com
Presented in a salon at the Hôtel de Crillon, Valerie Messika’s latest high jewelery collection is inspired by Egypt. These include an 18 yellow gold “Golden Shield” wide necklace that feels both modern and red carpet-friendly. Handcrafted from yellow gold plate to feel like a second skin, the bracelet has a 17.04 carat pear-shaped diamond in the center and is set with brilliant round diamonds . messika.com
Victoire de Castellane says she’s always wanted to “draw prints on jewelry,” and Dior creative director Joaillerie made that idea a reality with Dior Print, a 137-piece high-jewellery collection. really like colorful cloths and ribbons made of jewelry. . This ring features a fancy-cut pink sapphire in the center, surrounded by brilliant round sapphires and diamonds, all in 18-karat rose gold. dior.com
Ondes et Merveilles which translates as “Waves and Wonders”, the name of Chaumet’s 2022 water-themed haute couture collection. Creative director Ehssan Moazen says he was inspired by the idea of how the stars meet in the sky in this Comète des Mers necklace, featuring brilliantly sliced diamonds and pearls set different colors to highlight a star adorned with multicolored gemstones, including the 5.91 – oval-cut oval-cut Padparadscha sapphire from Madagascar, all in 18 karat white and rose gold . chaumet.com
Set in 18-karat white gold, pear-shaped and round brilliant diamonds are used to craft this pair of cuffs and earrings from Piaget’s Solstice collection, inspired by the longest night of the year. winter. piaget.com