Last week, Fashion Week was in full swing in Paris. After discovering the Chanel collection, I went to the Piaget presentation. I had already spoken to you several times about the remarkable jewellery work done by the workshops of the Swiss manufacturer. The previous collection had enchanted me and I had been able to discover it with great pleasure during the last Biennale des Antiquaires in Paris(1 and 2). A very nice memory, while waiting for the next one!
For this new opus, the house takes us to Venice for a trip to one of the most beautiful cities in Italy. It should be remembered that the House of Piaget was the patron of the restoration of the Clock Tower from 1997. Then we set off on the Silk Road to the mysterious city of Samarkand, at the crossroads of cultures and histories. A beautiful journey punctuated by hard stones, coloured gems, diamonds, gold and feathers. A collection of beautiful aesthetics, but also of great technicality, as I appreciate them.
The collection, of remarkable elegance, has mobilised craftsmen with rare skills: feather-maker, enameller, engraver, in order to offer jewellery of great complexity. Let us add, because it is important, that the jewellers, setters and polishers who have worked on the manufacture of these objects have done a formidable job in order to present a perfectly accomplished set.
Before presenting the pieces that have made the most impression on me, I would like to say a few words about Nelly Saunier, a very talented feather worker, who worked on some of the pieces in the collection. She is a Master of Art and winner of the Liliane Bétancourt Prize for the Intelligence of the Hand. She lives and works in Paris. Her collaborations with the major fashion houses, for many years now, allow her to continue to bring to life and enhance the art of the pen.
Pink gold 750 ‰ ring set with 1 round-cut red spinel (approx. 6.31 cts), 12 round-cut red spinels (approx. 0.44 ct), 8 pear-cut red spinels (approx. 0.80 ct), 16 pear-cut diamonds (approx. 3.20 cts), 14 princess-cut diamonds (approx. 0.88 ct), 6 marquise-cut diamonds (approx. 0.60 ct), and 150 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 0.80 ct). Photo : Piaget
Pink gold 750 ‰ necklace set with 1 cushion-cut emerald (approx. 4.18 cts), 84 marquise-cut diamonds (approx. 9.30 cts), 208 turquoise pearls (approx. 16.22 cts) and 430 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 7.44 cts). Photo : Piaget
White gold 750 ‰ ring set with 1 cushion-cut blue sapphire (approx. 1.43 cts), 71 marquise-cut diamonds (approx. 4.83 cts), 78 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 2.67 cts) and enamel. Photo : Piaget
Pink gold 750 ‰ cuff set with 1 cushion-cut ruby (approx. 5.01 cts), 8 marquise-cut rubies (approx. 3.38 cts), 6 marquise-cut pink spinels (approx. 7.20 cts), 8 marquise-cut mandarin garnets (approx. 4.08 cts), 10 marquise-cut yellow beryls (approx. 4.66 cts spprox.), and 20 brilliant-cut diamonds (2.37 cts). Photo : Piaget
White gold 750 ‰ ring set with 1 cushion-cut emerald (approx. 7.29 cts), 12 marquise-cut diamonds (approx. 1.20 cts), 4 turquoise pearls (approx. 0.50 cts) and 130 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 3.12 cts). Photo : Piaget
White gold 750 ‰ necklace set with 1 pear-cut ruby (approx. 4.41 cts), 45 pear-cut rubies (approx. 48.90 cts), 1 princess cut diamond (approx. 1.77 cts) and 158 brilliant cut diamonds (approx. 23.89 cts). Photo : Piaget
White gold 750 ‰ cuff bracelet set with 1 cushion-cut emerald (approx. 3.46 cts), 8 marquise-cut emeralds (approx. 4.80 cts), 8 marquise-cut blue sapphires (approx. 7.66 cts), 10 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 1.08 cts) and feathers. Photo : Piaget
See you soon!