During fashion week, I had the pleasure and privilege of discovering about ten jewellery collections. It was a short week compared to the long-awaited one in July, but this lighter programme allowed me to concentrate better and take a little more time to explore the new opuses of the houses. Among the absolute favourites, the house of Piaget dazzled us with the latest pieces from the Sunlight Escape collection.
The Night Illusion necklace. Necklace in 750 white gold set with a cushion-cut Colombian emerald (approx. 10.76 cts), 18 marquise-cut emeralds (approx. 5.23 cts), 230 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 6.44 cts), 33 blue tourmalines (approx. 6.22 cts) and 42 baguette emeralds (approx. 15.21 cts). Unique creation. Photo : Piaget
The White Sun watch. Case in 750 white gold set with 12 diamonds (approx. 3.24 cts) and 81 diamonds (approx. 1.25 cts). White mother-of-pearl dial. Photo: Piaget
Going out in pursuit of light is no easy task, and sublimating its rarity in winter landscapes was therefore a nice challenge to take up. The Swiss manufacturer has succeeded brilliantly, offering warm, elegant and often unexpected pieces such as the Night Illusion set, which sublimates the northern lights of the Great North.
Green Aurora earrings in pink gold 750 set with 2 cushion-cut blue tourmalines (approx. 6.21 cts), 2 cushion-cut green tourmalines (approx. 2.90 cts), 104 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 2.61 cts) in wood marquetry. Unique creation. Photo : Piaget
White Sun earrings in white gold 750 set with 2 cushion-cut Paraíba tourmalines (approx. 4.07 cts) and 42 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 0.91 ct), 2 carved blue chalcedonies (approx. 33.36 cts). Photo : Piaget
The full palette of winter colours is on display here: rhodium-plated white gold, opals, diamonds, blue chalcedony, emeralds, sapphires and, of course, the remarkable Palace decoration – the house’s signature – on the incredible Frosted Star cuff. The production of this piece, which took more than 200 hours, demonstrates all the perfection of the gestures of which the craftsmen of the House are capable. A rare piece where the metal is almost more important than the magnificent stones that make it up.
Frosted star cuff in white gold 750 set with a blue sapphire from Madagascar (approx. 5.12 cts), 8 black opals (approx. 0.30 ct), 24 marquise-cut diamonds (approx. 3.36 cts), 56 baguette-cut diamonds (approx. 1.70 ct) and 8 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 0.80 ct). Unique creation. Photo : Piaget
The company has also surrounded itself with exceptional external craftsmen, such as Rose Saneuil, whose magnificent work we have already highlighted. Her marquetry of straw, hornbeam and plane tree, created for the Green Aurora pieces, is as unexpected as it is beautiful. They are also refreshingly modern. If the pieces are going to travel, they can also be seen in Paris, so go see them, they deserve it. And if you can, buying one will be your best idea!
Green Aurora cuff in 750 rose gold, set with a blue-green tourmaline (approx. 14.53 cts) and 152 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 3.49 cts). Wood inlay. Unique creation. Photo : Piaget
Night Illusion earrings in white gold 750 set with 11 marquise-cut emeralds (approx. 3.28 cts), 30 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 0.24 cts), 23 marquise-cut blue tourmalines (approx. 4.05 cts) and 10 emerald crystals (approx. 3.06 cts). Unique creation. Photo : Piaget
See you soon!