As the world’s most important watch and jewellery fair, Baselworld brings together some of the most fabulous jewellery designs anywhere under one roof. We take a look at fascinating pieces that commanded the lion’s share of attention from notoriously hard-to-please jewellery connoisseurs this year.
A highlight of Chopard’s new 71-piece Red Carpet collection is this choker, which features six rows of tanzanite balls strung together. In the centre is a cluster of colourful gemstones set fanned across a half-circle made of red titanium. Dangling from it is a red ceramic circular pendant nestling a 12.4ct pear-shaped aquamarine in its centre.
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Jacob & Co.
Jacob & Co. is looking to bank on love. Morganites, which some believe can help increase their chance of love, are featured in this pair of stunning earrings dubbed “Divine Love”. Each of the larger morganites weigh 93.88ct, while the smaller stones are 6.35ct. Surrounding the morganites are 98 pear-shaped diamonds, which in turn are pavé-set with 360 white diamonds. Talk about bling.
Hong Kong-based jewellery brand Butani revealed show stopping pieces, but none quite so gorgeous as this necklace. Made of white and yellow diamonds in various cuts, the total measure for this comes to a staggering 156.45ct.
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The brand sets itself apart as a key player with its new collection, titled Lakshmi. The collection is inspired by nature and features delicate leaves as its primary motif. This pink gold leaf ring is studded with pink chalcedony and is finished off with a line of white diamonds.
De Grisogono plays with colour in its latest Melody of Colours collection. Dangling from two cushion-cut amethysts are a predator fish and a school of fish swimming away. This whimsical earring set, made up of blue sapphires, white diamonds, amethysts and one black diamond, is a limited edition.