New marvels, unveiled by Chopard during the January Haute Couture week, in Paris, associate vividly coloured gemstones and avant-garde materials like titanium. Fleurs d’Opales fascination is bound to keep capturing our soul and imagination.
The mystic Fleurs d’Opales bouquet flourishes again with the addition of three new rings, full of grace. Their center being still magnificent opals, framed by delicate bejewelled petals and sustained in a titanium setting:
Besides being extremely light, titanium offers the advantage of being coloured in a variety of shades, thus matching the colours of the gemstones adorning the jewel and accentuating their brilliance, radiance and strength.
To enrich Chopard’s High Jewellery masterpieces, three cuff bracelets were born in the Maison’s Geneva-based workshops, each of them boasting all sorts of inspiring themes and designs.
This spectacular bracelet, for instance, is like a flight towards spring: two butterflies made of topazes, Paraiba tourmalines and amethysts are perched gracefully on gem-set titanium foliage. As light as lace work.
In step with changing seasons and occasions, these two butterflies may flutter away: detached from their leafy bracelet, the wings of the first are transformed into an exquisite pair of earrings, while the second can become a brooch:
This cuff-bracelet thereby delivers a complete jewellery set in one.
This new High Jewellery collection also includes a spectacular necklace, always designed in titanium, featuring a 14-carat pear-shaped tanzanite as its centerpiece:
Two other surprising creations are this pair of earrings with delicately sculpted jade, alongside emeralds and diamonds:
and this fabulous ring set with a 55-carat tanzanite embraced by golden spessartites:
All-new creations that speak of craftsmanship, of creative virtuosity, of lines and volumes brought together by patient and inventive artisans to give life to ethereal jewellery.
A human heritage that, for Chopard, is the most cherished treasure of all. CC
Post by Claudia Carletti, Jewellery Through Time. Material courtesy of Chopard Press Office.