Elaborate ensembles, awe-inspiring jewels, love and laughter; a few things that evoke the memories of fun and festivities… is Suhani Pittie’s Dakshinam collection.
In Southern India, inspiration is at every step… from the breathtaking historic architecture,resplendent temple courtyards filled with exquisite art, mesmerizing tunes of themellifluous Carnatic music to countless classical dance forms. We are a proud part of this vibrant culture, says the designer.
With pieces like statement multi-strand necklaces, striking earrings in complementing patterns and more, this collection is rich in its tone and spectacular in style. Classic South Indian motifs like Mayura (peacock), Moorti (idol), Chandra (moon) flow through the collection and materials like coloured crystals and pearls lend to their elegance.
Gucci’s Le Marchédes Merveilles collection of jewelry, explores the animal world by placing the feline head motifat center stage, is infused with a sense of romance and wonder. To bring to life this design sensibility, Gucci commissioned Thai illustrator Phannapast Taychamaythakool to create a book of imaginative fairytales, inspired by the magical, wondrous and enchanted fairy stories of the past, brought up to date through the artist’s personal aesthetic.
Using Le Marchédes Merveilles collection as a starting point, Phannapast illustrated a series of three fairy tales written by Aracha Cholitgul. The tales form three chapters of a story about a “WonderFactory” where animals create the marvellous jewels of this line.
For a limited time, selected Gucci stores around the world will feature displays constructed to resemble mini theatres in which Phannapast’s illustrations will form scenes. The jewelry collection will also be showcased in these installations presenting the entire range, which includes necklaces, bracelets, earrings, rings and hand accessories in 18kt gold or sterling silver adorned with precious stones or colored enamels.
Gaurav gupta launches Art Nouveau period inspired jewellery collection, for confluence by crystals from Swarovski, a jewellery collective designed by leading fashion luminaries.
The designer’s collection for CONFLUENCE resonates excavated jewellery from a bygone era, inspired by forests and birds are encrusted with indigo light crystal from Swarovski that makes the jewellery surreal. These exquisite pieces are best defined as heritage jewellery with a stylish blend of futuristic design at an affordable price.
Taking inspiration from the grace, beauty and elegance of its iconic swan, Swarovski presents a collection which celebrates the motif through a modern and fashionable take.
The striking shots highlight delicate pieces that can be worn every day, such as the Swan mini pierced earrings which bring a discreet touch of sparkle to any outfit. For fashion-forward flair, the versatile Iconic Swan pierced earring jacket feature rose gold tones and shimmering Pointiage® crystal. Both strikingly modern and exquisitely feminine, they can be worn alone for timelessly elegant look or with Swarovski Crystal Pearl earring jackets for a more edgy look.
Putting a so-now spin on its signature sparkle, Swarovski presents a decidedly modern take on easy-chic pieces that make women feel brilliant, more confident and radiant, each moment of every day.
Global luxury jeweller and haut diamantaire, NIRAV MODI, announced brand’s 2017 global campaign, featuring international icon Priyanka Chopra, who was recently appointed global brand ambassador for the company, and actress and model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley shot by french photographer, Patrick Demarchelier, to express the extraordinary connection between a woman and her jewels.
Together, Mr. Modi and Demarchelier capture the fascinating transformation that happens to a woman when she falls in love with diamonds.
Chopra and Huntington-Whiteley represent a confluence of East and West for a brand that marries India’s deeply-rooted relationship with masterful high jewellery craftsmanship and a Western sensibility. Mr. Modi brings these two voices together to tell the unpreceded story of classic glamour and charm with contemporary beauty, elegance and femininity. Two modern day stars have been photographed in an iconic, monochromatic, cinematic style reminiscent of the golden age of both Bollywood and Hollywood.
The campaign features both high jewels and signature collections, including the Embrace Collection, the Jasmine Collection and Bridal Collection pieces. The Embrace bangles are versatile, innovative and playful diamond jewels with a patented stretch mechanism that allows the bangle to comfortably slip over the wrist for everyday spectacular. The Jasmine collection portrays the essence of the Jasmine flower as it unfurls, and a fleeting moment is captured in time.
Forevermark, the diamond brand from the De Beers has inscribed its two millionth diamond at the Forevermark Diamond Institute in Surat. The 3.48 carat round brilliant stone has been inscribed with a unique ‘2,000,000’ serial number.
The US$10 million Surat facility is one of the most technically advanced diamond inscription and grading centres in the world, employing around 100 highly skilled diamond workers. The Forevermark Diamond Institute provides an accurate and reliable grading service for each Forevermark diamond, selecting and inscribing Forevermark diamonds with a unique identification number. The two millionth diamond will be set in a piece of jewellery at the Forevermark Design and Innovation Centre in Milan, Italy, and will ultimately become part of the brand’s exclusive red carpet collection.
For the 70th anniversary of the Festival and Chopard’s 20th anniversary as official partner, Rihanna walked the legendary red-carpeted staircase for the very first time. On this occasion, she wore several stunning new creations from the RIHANNA♥ CHOPARD Haute Joaillerie collection: signature pieces in vivid colours reflecting joie de vivre and carnival festivities.
Throughout her stay in Cannes, Rihanna showcased new creations designed in collaboration with Caroline Scheufele.
Chopard haute joaillerie and haute horlogerie collections convey the unique Vision and spirit of rihanna, a style icon known for her bold and modern choices.
Rihanna and Chopard co-president and creative director, Caroline Scheufele, worked closely together and united their creatiVity as well as their passion in Developing a stunning haute joaillerie collection inspired by rihanna’s island roots – the lush Gardens of Barbados and the heady atmosphere of carnival.
Swiss luxury jewelry and watch Maison, Chopard announced a collaboration with global superstar, Rihanna. As a style icon known for her bold and modern choices, the RIHANNA ♥ CHOPARD collections capture her unique vision and spirit.
Rihanna and Chopard Co-President and Creative Director, Caroline Scheufele, worked closely together to combine their creativity and passion to develop Haute Joaillerie and Joaillerie collections that blend urban chic with classic glamour.
“I have always been in love with Chopard’s exquisite jewelry, so to actually design collections with them is something I still can’t believe,” says Rihanna. “It was a really incredible process and I learned so much! I can’t wait for everyone to see it.”
This vibrant collection will debut in May 2017 to help commemorate the 70 th anniversary of the most spectacular red carpet in the world, the Festival de Cannes, and celebrate Chopard’s 20th year as the official partner of the Cannes Film Festival.
KARL LAGERFELD announced its first women’s fashion jewellery collection through a licensing agreement with The Swarovski Group at the Baselworld tradeshow in Basel, Switzerland.
The KARL LAGERFELD fashion jewellery collection reflects the brand’s feminine, Parisian-chic aesthetic with a bold, edgy twist. Contemporary styles – including necklaces, bracelets, rings and earrings – are finished with gold plating, rose gold plating and rhodium plating, and feature iconic Swarovski crystals, pearls, studs and chains. Most designs have adjustable sizing and are finished with signature engravings and crystal accent charms.
The collection is divided into three groups – Ikonic, Klassic Karl and Essentials – with each reflect the iconic aesthetic of the brand’s ready-to-wear and accessories collections, which include key motifs such as Karl’s handwritten signature and rock-chic studs.
NIRAV MODI celebrated the launch of its first international flagship store in Hong Kong, at the city’s cultural and shopping landmark, 1881 Heritage.
The celebrations commenced with a spectacular ribbon cutting ceremony, officially inaugurating NIRAV MODI’s newest flagship store alongwith two honorary guests in attendance – world-renowned award-winning actress Zhang Ziyi, wearing Spring Delight Necklace and Earrings, and Korean superstar, Rain, along with Mrs. Angelina Ypma – Global President of NIRAV MODI, and Ms. Resina Wog – Director of Cheung Kong Property Holdings Ltd.
NIRAV MODI’s High Jewelry Collection was also showcased at this occasion, marking the first time these jewels were exhibitedin Hong Kong. The high jewels included the Water Lily Necklace and Earrings, the Cinderella Necklace, and the Spring Delight Necklace and Earrings. These jewels created an incredible glow that radiated in NIRAV MODI’s flagship store in 1881 Heritage.