One collection after another, the Swiss watch and jewellery house Piaget continues to explore our relationship with light and colour. This year’s Sunlight Escape collection was perfectly in tune with a Paris overwhelmed by light and sun with the particularly hot start to the summer we are experiencing.
Colorful Symphony watch in white gold with a black Australian opal dial, diamonds, emeralds (2.8 ct) and Sri Lankan sapphires for 5.56 ct. Photo: Piaget
Sun Vibrations ring in white gold, colourless and yellow diamonds including a fancy vivid centre for 4.27 ct. Photo: Piaget
After the opus Secret & Light and Sunlight Journeythe creative team looked at the way the sun slips in everywhere, here by illuminating a stained glass window and bringing out its bold colours, and there by melting and cracking ice. The result is a colourful collection, extremely brilliant thanks to the house’s signature stone, the marquise diamond, but also thanks to the play of contrasts between polished gold and engraved gold, which are perfectly matched on many pieces, including the Midnight Sun set. Here again, the workshops have done a fantastic job that should be highlighted as the hands that are capable of creating such beautiful pieces are becoming increasingly rare.
Golden Sunlight cuff in gold, diamonds, gold leaf and feather marquetry by Nelly Saunier. Photo: Piaget
Colorful Symphony necklace in white gold, diamonds, sapphires, Paraiba tourmalines and a 6.60 ct Colombian emerald centre. Photo: Piaget
This new series of pieces also celebrates the company’s collaborations with masters of art. We were also pleased to see the remarkable work of feather worker Nelly Saunier and marker maker Rose Saneuil, who for the first time offered her art on jewellery pieces. But you already knew her work for the sublime watch dials that she occasionally creates for the company. They had illustrated this article on the previous collection. For the new pieces, she proposed to Piaget to marry rye straw with the essences of sycamores and European hornbeams. This astonishing combination is a great success and shows how boldness pays off in the field of high jewellery.
White gold and diamond ring. Photo: Piaget
Finally, a very special mention must be made of the gems selected by the company’s stone department. While the finest quality ornamental stones are always present with incredible lapis lazuli or intense malachite, the gemstones are absolutely magnificent. Luminous spinels, emeralds with just the right amount of saturation and little inclusion, modern or fancy cuts, but also Paraiba-type tourmalines, garnets and opals celebrate the House of Piaget’s love for the surrounding light that is inseparable from life. Joyful, sparkling and almost musical, three words that set the tone for this new collection!
Colorful Symphony ring in white gold, diamonds, sapphires, Paraiba tourmalines and Colombian emerald centre (no-oil, 1.88 ct). Photo: Piaget
Infinite Blue necklace in white gold, a 14.52 ct pear-shaped aquamarine, 67.34 carats of Paraiba tourmalines, lapis lazuli and more than 1260 diamonds. Photo: Piaget
Dazzling Glow ring in white gold, a Madagascar pink sapphire for 5.58 ct, pink sapphires and diamonds. Photo : Piaget
Green Borealis necklace in white gold, one 7.50 ct Colombian pear emerald, 33 kite-shape emeralds from Colombia for 37.39 carats and diamonds. Photo: Piaget
Green Aurora earrings in pink gold, blue-green tourmalines for 3.81 ct and 3.61 ct respectively, two green tourmalines for 2.90 ct and diamonds. Wood and straw inlay by Rose Saneuil. Photo: Piaget
Midnight Sun earrings in pink gold, two Colombian emeralds for 1.86 and 1.77 ct, emeralds and diamonds. Photo: Piaget
Blazing Sky necklace in pink gold, one 9.38ct East African spinel, one 4.97ct Mozambique Paraiba tourmaline, pink spinels, spessartite garnets, Paraiba tourmalines, diamonds and opal balls. Photo : Piaget
Blue Emotion cuff in white gold, 24.36 ct tanzanite and diamonds. Feather inlay by Nelly Saunier. Photo: Piaget
Midnight Sun necklace in pink gold, 6.02 ct Colombian emerald, emeralds and diamonds. Photo: Piaget
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