The leading Italian luxury jewellery brand, DAMIANI , is celebrating its 95th anniversary in 2019. As its approaches its centenary, the brand has decided to mark the occasion with a threefold celebration: a limited edition of the iconic Belle Époque collection with a tour of high-end jewelry events in the world’s leading capitals of luxury, and a special logo dedicated to DAMIANI’s traditional passion for beauty.
Canadian supermodel, Winnie Harlow, wore The Secret Garden High Jewellery Collection on the Cannes red carpet at the amfAR Gala which took place at Hotel du Cap.
Harlow wore The Secret Garden High Jewellery Suite – each piece a triumph of art – twinned with Richard Quinn’s bespoke Art Nouveau hand embroidered and nature inspired dress.
The Fabergé Secret Garden collection is inspired by founder Peter Carl Fabergé’s love of flowers and Russian artist Marc Chagall’s vivacious flower bouquets. It captures the colourful explosion of blossoming flowers. A captivating jewelled composition, comprising an unusual mix of materials including carved hardstone, enamel and gold, where the focus is the extraordinary harmony of shades created by exceptional gemstones with character. These include precious gems such as vivid emeralds, padparadscha sapphires, and raspberry rubies, surrounded by vibrant pink spinels, mint tourmalines, tanzanites, moonstones and opals.
OMEGA hosts a star-filled tribute to the 50th anniversary of the first lunar landing with George Clooney and an impressive line-up of NASA veterans; including Charlie Duke and Thomas Stafford.
It was a gathering of greats at Florida’s Kennedy Space Center when OMEGA paid tribute to the mission that made history. “Golden Moments” dinner served beneath the impressive Saturn 5 rocket, which was attended by George Clooney, Amal Clooney, Charlie Duke and Thomas Stafford.
Clearly proud of the Swiss brand’s claim-to-fame as the first watch worn on the Moon, President and CEO of OMEGA Mr. Raynald Aeschlimann summed up the spirit of the occasion. “It’s a huge achievement to land on another world. I can’t think of a better reason to raise a glass in tribute.”
Though OMEGA Ambassador George Clooney drew a great deal of media attention, the self-effacing actor was determined to ensure the spotlight stayed focused on his fellow guests. “It’s a great pleasure to be here – and an honor. I have enormous respect for the people who made the Apollo missions such a success.”
To mark the 50th anniversary OMEGA has released a 42 mm Speedmaster in 18K Moonshine™ gold – an exclusive new alloy which offers a paler hue than traditional yellow gold and higher resistance to fading over time. The design is replete with lunar history as well as modern materials and a superb new movement: OMEGA’s Master Chronometer Calibre 3861- a manual-winding OMEGA Co-Axial escapement movement with Moonshine™ gold plated main plate and bridges, as well as burgundy markings.
New Josephine high jewellery collection
Perpetuating a tradition founded on ceremonial jewels and the art of majestic femininity, Chaumet revisits the splendour of Josephine’s court finery in contemporary jewellery.
Airy parures, sparkling stones, tiaras enhancing the beauty of those wearing them… For over two centuries, Chaumet has been dedicating its High Jewellery creations to those who cultivate the art of appearance at the height of their femininity. An expert in the art of selecting and associating her jewels, today Joséphine remains the inspiration for these creations. Combining her sense of spectacle, the impact of her tiaras and her taste for exceptional stones, Joséphine, Joséphine – Chaumet au Firmament is the purest and most precious expression of the empress’s spirit.
Joséphine Aigrette Impériale
The tiara, the statement piece of Joséphine’s appearances at court, is revisited in parures set with exceptional central stones: intense blue or bold pink sapphires, pigeon’s blood rubies, bright green emeralds, white and yellow diamonds, and pearls.
Joséphine Éclat Floral
Bringing out the majesty of cushion-cut central stones, these creations are a precious tribute to one of the most exceptional jewels in Chaumet’s history: the Regent, a legendary diamond set by the founder of the Maison into Napoleon’s coronation sword. Available in rubies, blue and pink sapphires, and white and yellow diamonds, the Joséphine Éclat Floral parure distinguishes and elevates the wearer.
Soir de fete pour Joséphine
In parures glittering with rubies, and white or yellow diamonds, Joséphine’s allure meets that of another inspiration. The fuchsia tiara, made in 1919 for Hedwige de la Rochefoucauld to wear for her wedding to Prince Sixtus of Bourbon-Parma, is revisited in necklaces, earrings, aigrette rings and cocktail rings. The naturalistic motif, reinterpreted in colour, revives an historical piece that has become emblematic.
Born of the virtuosity possessed by the High Jewellery atelier at 12 Place Vendome, these creations highlight the different facets of the Maison’s expertise. The stones are individually chosen not only to meet the criteria of excellence, but also for the emotion expressed by their purity, their harmony or their luminosity.
A contemporary vision of the sentimental jewel, since 1970 the Chaumet Liens has been a symbolic attachment that unites people, lovers, friends and family. A pure expression of this emblem, the iconic Liens Évidence collection now features new pieces in gold, diamonds and colour, as a way of celebrating the strength of relationships enriched over time.
Snapshots of happiness
Bonds of love strengthened over the years and wedding anniversaries; passionate connections as a statement between two young lovers; links of life, uniting around a birth; eternal links woven from father to son or grandmother to granddaughter… Within the intimacy of Parisian interiors, photographer Boo George immortalises all those special moments celebrated by Liens Évidence.
As evident as passion, Liens Évidence describes the magic that unites two people.
As evident as love, it weaves the eternal tale of a life lived in happiness.
As evident as tenderness, it reinforces the desire and pleasure of sharing a lifetime of togetherness.
The affirmation of a choice, Liens Évidence highlights the bright moments of existence. Elegant and discreet, it captures these unique instants in which the heart reveals itself, expressing all the nuances of emotion.
From occasion to occasion, from year to year, at any age, Liens Évidence is a gift of happiness to offer others or oneself.
Its refined design evokes the power of encounters and the strength of attachment. Depending on the celebration, Liens Évidence is available as rings, bracelets or earrings, mixing materials and colours to make them easier to combine as messages intended for loved ones. For a day like no other, it is perfect for a stylish wedding ceremony marking the first steps to forever. As a subtle variation on its classic range, a precious surprise is found in the fusion of grey gold and rose gold. In an interplay of colour, Liens Évidence possesses the originality of a composition freely adaptable to celebration and circumstance. It looks just as good in passionate red as deep blue or bright green, and is adorned with a redesigned and pared down clasp.
Links for him
Timeless and graphic, the Liens Évidence bracelet is now available in a larger, more masculine version. In white gold or rose gold, it combines and mixes easily with other pieces in the collection, appealing to men as much as women.
The Slim d’Hermès Titane asserts its singular character through colourful touches. Its ultra-light titanium case, its anthracite dial lit up with Hermès orange and its ultra-thin Manufacture Hermès movement H1950 form a lively yet understated composition.
Created in 2015 by Philippe Delhotal, Creative Director of the Hermès watchmaking division, the Slim d’Hermès is the epitome of simplicity, rigorous discipline and balance.
Tiffany & Co. today unveiled the Return to Tiffany® Love Bugs collection—an icon reinvented.
Return to Tiffany® Love Bugs has reinterpreted the elements of the original Return to Tiffany® collection in a bright world filled with life, color and motifs that lie at the heart of Tiffany’s passion for nature. Inspired by an urban garden, every piece features whimsical butterflies, blossoms, birds or ladybugs, paying homage to the jewelry house’s legacy of celebrating flora and fauna. Simple shapes have been transformed into something unexpected and modern. These new designs speak to the inventiveness, imagination and experimentation that Tiffany artisans have always been known for.
The jewelry pieces feature diamonds in addition to colored stones including amethyst, blue topaz, yellow and green quartz. The mix of metals range from gold (yellow, rose and white) to sterling silver in different silhouettes such as stickpins, brooches, pendants and rings to bring a fine jewelry sensibility.
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Happy Sport Oval
Chopard revives the first bracelet of its iconic watch
For the timeless, playful Happy Sport watch, perpetual self-reinvention is an expression of supreme elegance. With inimitable panache, it provides a fascinating material embodiment of successive eras, treating them as playgrounds for its ever-creative spirit. The feather-light, perfectly adjusted proportions of its impeccable and distinctive oval shape are now rendered even more feminine by pairing them with the original “galet” bracelet adorning the very first watch in this iconic collection, back in 1993. It once again testifies to the in-house skills cultivated by Chopard and expressed in this talisman watch in stainless steel, 18-carat rose gold or as a two-tone version, the slender elegance of which echoes the gentle easy-going charm embedded at the heart of Happy Sport. Beating steadily inside, like a secret form of luxury, is a self-winding movement developed and crafted by the Maison, the calibre 01.09-C.
Happy Hearts Wings
The butterfly effect
The delicacy of fluttering butterfly wings, the strength of a breath of life. In the beginning were dancing diamonds, spinning inside a heart caught up in an endlessly graceful waltz. Through the motion inspired by the women who wear them, they transform the world. More than a motto, “Little Diamonds Do Great Things” is a way of life for the Happy Hearts collection – the beating heart of Chopard – which now welcomes a new collection featuring the butterfly: Happy Hearts Wings. A free and daintily airy spirit appearing in a complete set comprising exquisite necklaces, bracelets, earrings and an 18-carat rose gold and mother-of-pearl ring.
L.U.C Chrono One Flyback
The mark of a man
On the one hand, the chic of a perfectly sober shade of grey. On the other hand, high-impact shades of green, offering an amusing twist on military camo codes. With 100 featuring a Titalyt® case and 250 clad in stainless steel, the two limited series of the L.U.C Chrono One Flyback are dissimilar and yet immediately recognisable. Equipped with a calibre developed, crafted and assembled within Chopard Manufacture, L.U.C 03.03-L, this flyback chronograph plays with male fashion conventions. Adopting a virile yet not swaggering attitude, it is imbued with the contemporary, relaxed yet controlled elegance that is the unique signature of the L.U.C collection.
After several editions of L.U.C Chrono One chronographs with a 44-mm diameter, all made of precious metals such as rose or white gold, L.U.C. is taking its chronograph expertise to a new level and style. Featuring a more modern design and crafted from modern materials, the two versions of the L.U.C Chrono One Flyback measure 42 mm in diameter and 13.42 mm thick. Guaranteeing versatility and ensuring quality of construction, both feature a case that is water-resistant to 100 metres. In addition, the L.U.C Chrono One Flyback welcomes the aesthetic details shared by the entire L.U.C. collection: the Dauphine fusée-type hands enhanced with luminescent material; the faceted arrow-shaped applied hour-markers; the slender understated fonts; along with the L.U.Chopard signature appearing just below 12 o’clock above the Chronometer inscription testifying to the high-precision standards cultivated by the entire L.U.C. collection.
STRONG MODERN LINES
CHANEL’s QUILTING EXPRESSED IN JEWELLERY OBSESSION
In the inventive universe of Gabrielle Chanel an array of distinctive shapes and motifs stand out, from her favourite flower, the camellia, to the powerful comet and the playful ribbon. Ever the innovator, Chanel seized upon familiar items in her remarkable life, transforming them into graphic statements to adorn clothes and accessories that caught the imagination of women throughout the decades, creating design icons that have stood the test of time.
One of the patterns and textures she loved and elevated to the realm of couture was quilting. She first become enamoured with the tactile design in the early 1900s when she visited the stables of her friend Etienne Balsan, a horse owner and breeder. Mademoiselle would ride – chicly attired, of course, in jodphurs, a white shirt, jaunty tie and wide-brimmed hat – making note of the comfortable, padded quilting commonly used in the equestrian world for saddle cloths, horse blankets and grooms’ jackets.
Quilting debuted on the CHANEL runway in the 1920s. The famed couturier employed it initially as a textural contrast for linings, collars and cuffs, and then designed matelassé dresses and robes. In November 1924 Vogue magazine highlighted “one of Chanel’s flights of fancy: dress fronts in shiny quilted silk.” The diamond checquerboard print also popped up in collections in the 1930s.
There are even Chanel quilted cushions, though they are not for sale. These were custom-stitched to complement the large beige suede sofa Mademoiselle ordered in the 1930s for her Paris apartment; they remain there to this day.
Once Gabrielle Chanel had given specific instructions to the craftsman she entrusted with the task, Mr Monnot, “Stitch it all over so that it stays.” She did not refer to her fabric as ‘quilted’. Fitted with a chain strap, the material was turned into the forerunner of the famed 2.55, coveted by fashionable ladies since its launch in February 1955.
Quilting has become an integral part of the CHANEL style, the tweed jacket, shoes, the frames of sunglasses, even in eyeshadow palettes and is the inspiration for the Matelassé watch launched in 1993. Later, it also entered the world of CHANEL Fine Jewellery featuring lines of twinkling pavé stones in the place of the stitches on a golden framework, or set with another house icon, pearls.
In 2015, another quilt-inspired Fine Jewellery collection is launched, COCO CRUSH. Simplicity itself, the collection is born from the spirit of modernity and refinement that Gabrielle Chanel, as she went horseback riding in the bloom of her youth, would instil in high fashion, changing the way women have adorned and carried themselves for more than a century.
In 2019, the quilted motif is expressed into a series of two finger ring, open bangle and huggie earrings with generous and feminine lines that are made to be worn every day.