The East has long excited the imagination of Europeans: exotic landscapes, spicy aromas, untold treasures … But India seemed more dazzling than all countries. While travelers were telling legends about the magnificent Taj Mahal and the fabulous wealth of Indian maharajas, rubies, sapphires, emeralds and other precious stones were brought from there.
In the jewelry world of the 1910s -20s, Orientalism reigned: lotus flowers, peacock feathers, stylized arabesques and carved arches adorned brooches and pendants, craftsmen actively made luxurious necklaces from beads, as well as large rings with a central cabochon of impressive size, which were surrounded by precious scattering …
Red Carpet ring, Chopard. Gold, titanium, rubellites, yellow sapphires, amethysts
Chopard Blue Ring - Gold, Titanium, Sapphires, Tanzanites, Paraiba Tourmalines
It is not the first time when Caroline Scheufele, co-president and creative director of Chopard, has created high jewelery for the red carpet, turning to the oriental theme - such items look spectacular at any official ceremony.
Ring Lady Taj, Pasquale Bruni. Gold, aquamarines, amethysts
The very name of the Lady Taj collection testifies to its Indian background. As the central element of the ring, Eugenia Bruni chose a large cut semi-precious stone - it dictates the color scheme of each ring.
Ring Secrets & Lights - A Mythical Journey by Piaget, Piaget. Gold, spinels, diamonds
Piaget's latest high jewelery collection is a mental journey between East and West. The ring, for example, resembles a magnificent carved box with a faceted red spinel on the lid.
Paris Nouvelle Vague ring , Cartier. Gold, morganite, spinels, river pearls,
High Jewelery ring, de Grisogono. Gold, rubies, emeralds, diamonds,