Three jewelry brands at once turned to the topic of ears of corn. Long-livers of Place Vendome found them in their archives: Boucheron had a 1940 spikelet brooch, and Chaumet proudly displayed a magnificent nine -spike tiara made for Empress Marie-Louise in 1811.
The largest wheat harvest was collected by the house of Chanel, which not only presented the full thematic collection Les Bles de Chanel, but also, together with the artist Gath Weil, turned the Place Vendome into a huge wheat field.
1. Ring, bracelet, necklace Blé d'été, Boucheron
2. Brooch, ring, tiara Offrandes d'été, brooch Moissons sous le Vent, Chaumet
3. Legende de Blé bracelet and necklace, Moisson d'or bracelet and necklace, L'Epi brooch, Chanel Fine Jewelery
The current jewelry season is especially rich in emeralds. There are still many emerald deposits in the world: in Colombia and Zambia, in the Afghan province of Panjshir. However, large quality stones are rare and very expensive. For the Émeraude en majesté collection, Van Cleef & Arpels gemologists have been collecting green stones for over 10 years: the total weight of emeralds is over 1.4 thousand carats.
1. Ruban Graphique ring, Boucheron
2. Gemme Principesche necklace, seven Colombian emeralds weighing 56.7 carats, Bulgari
3. Epi Vendome ring, 18.2 carat emerald, Chanel Fine Jewelery
4. Appartements de Mesdames Arabesque ring, 9.28 carat emerald, Dior Joaillerie
5. Necklace Sunny Side of Life, 8 emeralds weighing 32.84 carats, Piaget
6. Grand Opus necklace, 127.88 carat carved emeralds, Van Cleef & Arpels
7. Sunny Side of Life ring, 12.06 carat emerald, Piaget
Often, jewelers mix several colors in one piece. Minerals with a carefully selected palette form a smooth transition to degradation or a complex multicolored pattern. Modern craftsmen make "chromatic scales" not only from precious stones, but also from pearls (at Hermès) and feathers (at Piaget).
1. Necklace and bracelet Feux du ciel, iolites, garnets, topaz, tourmalines, rose gold, Hermès
2. The Magnificent Inspirations bracelet, white gold, multicolored sapphires, emeralds, diamonds, Bulgari
3. Tiara Passion incarnat, spinels, rhodolite garnets, tourmalines, Chaumet
4. Ombres et Lumière necklace, Tahitian pearls, Akoya pearls, South Sea pearls, Hermès.
5. Sunny Side of Life bracelet, blue and light blue sapphires, diamonds, white gold, Piaget
6. Metamorphoses de Daphne ring, pink spinels of different shades, Chaumet
7. Tiffany Masterpieces pendants, colored sapphires, tsavorites, diamonds, Tiffany & Co.
8. Tiffany Masterpieces ring, multicolored sapphires, diamonds, pearls, Tiffany & Co.
The metamorphosis of jewelry, that is, the ability to put on the same piece of jewelry in several different ways, is one of the important topics in the high jewelry art of recent times. Van Cleef & Arpels earrings change lengths, the Chaumet ceremonial necklace splits into two separate necklaces, and flower brooches are detached from the tiara. Even the classic diamond is subject to transformations: a solitaire pendant is detached from the De Beers necklace, another ring can be removed from the lush rim of the Piaget ring studded with diamonds - a thin one with a pear-shaped solitaire weighing 3.05 carats - and under the diamond in the Dior ring there is a tiny secret box.
1. Lys Radiant necklace and Plume de Paon brooch, Boucheron
2. Necklace Firmanent apollinien and Tiara Passion incarnat, Chaumet
3. Necklace Albert Bridge, De Beers
4. Ring Appartements de Mesdames Cassette, Dior Joaillerie
5. Necklace Hermes Attelage, Hermès
6. Ring Sunny Side of Life, Piaget
7. Necklace Talisman Papillon, Van Cleef & Arpels
The chameleon stone from a distant continent continues to attract the attention of jewelers and their clients. Rainbow cabochons adorn large rings, flower brooches and even jewelry watch lids. The most impressive set with Australian opals was shown by the jewelry house Louis Vuitton: a 53-carat stone shimmered in the center of the necklace, and a 6.59-carat cabochon in the ring.
1,4,6. Set Etoiles Boréales, Chaumet
2. Ring Joy, Boucheron
3. Ring Blossom, Louis Vuitton
5. Jewelry watch Sunny Side of Life, Piaget
Although the gifts of oysters did not become the main characters in the collections of high jewelry art, they somehow penetrated into each of them. This means that pearls, universal in their essence, help to reveal any topic: from Hermès rock experiments to natural allegories of Chaumet.
1. Extravaganza necklace, 7 pearls of the South Seas, Bulgari
2. Necklace Moisson de Perles, Chanel Fine Jewelery
3. Necklace-transformer Racines Céléstes, Chaumet
4. Necklace and ring Ombres et Lumières, Hermès
5. Brooch The Sleeping Beauty, Suzanne Syz
6. Tiffany Masterpieces Ring and Earrings, Tiffany & Co.
7. Necklace-transformer Serrania, Van Cleef & Arpels
High Jewelery vs. Fashion Jewelery
In noble jewelry collections, fashionable gizmos are increasingly appearing: original collar necklaces, rings for several fingers, asymmetric ear cuffs. However, these pieces of jewelry are made "for every day" according to all the canons of high jewelery. In the Porté Couture series, Boucheron jewelers, for example, have created the Cape de Lumière jewelery cape with a huge yellow citrine. Working on its flexible design, the craftsmen of the house connected the yellow gold pieces with gold threads - right on the mannequin.
1. Cape de Lumière, Boucheron
2. Ruban Graphique ring, Boucheron
3. Ring Moissons sous le Vent, Chaumet
4. Ring Salon de l'Abondance, Dior Joaillerie
5. Double ring Ombres et Lumières, Hermès
6. Earring-cuff and necklace Sunny Side of Life, Piaget
7. Two-finger ring Lune d'eau, Van Cleef & Arpels