Bond Street’s finest. Photo by Gary Knight
LUX selects the best fine – and high – jewellery pieces that are as big on style as they are on bling. Compiled by James Gurney
Eyes on you: An alfresco lunch meeting demands a soupçon of city cool, and bejewelled sunglasses edge up the glamour. From Cartier to Boucheron to Pomellato, luxury houses offer divine takes on summer shades. Designed around house motifs and with the artistry of the main collections, the crystal-embellished Divas’ Dream by Bulgari are a glittering example.
Good natured: It takes a jewellery maison with the cultural heft of Van Cleef & Arpels to credibly give way to whimsy, as the Lucky Spring collection demonstrates. Exquisitely crafted, designs include plum blossom, ladybird and lily of the valley rendered in precious metals and stones. This five-motif bracelet is in rose gold, white mother of pearl, carnelian and onyx.
Lines of beauty: What constitutes modern romance? Paris-based Italian jewellery house Repossi has a fair idea. This year marks the tenth anniversary of its signature Antifer collection, whose Antifer Heart ring creates a contemporary-classic form. The occasion sees the new Antifer Heart necklace and two hoop earrings, all featuring that iconic sharp tip.
Linked In: Japanese jewellery house Tasaki celebrates the never-ending possibilities of gold, pearls and diamonds with new additions to its Fine Links collection. Across seven pieces by Thakoon Panichgul, Akoya pearls rest on yellow- gold and diamond link shapes. Two rings, two pendants, two pairs of earrings and an ear cuff offer plenty of modern styling options.
Stem subject: Christian Dior’s passion for roses is reflected in additions to the Bois de Rose collection that includes bracelets, rings and this modern ear cuff, all by Victoire de Castellane. Symbolising attachment, the abstract stem design comes in white, pink and yellow gold, with or without diamonds, and wraps organically skin, solo or stacked.
Ear candy: Earphones become jewellery at Louis Vuitton. Part of the Horizon Light Up collection, the wireless earphones come in a charging case featuring a Connected monogram that animates via LED backlighting. The silhouette of earphones and case are inspired by the Tambour watch case, and the earphones have a polished sapphire top disc. In five colours.