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Fleurs d’Opales: the fascination continues

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:

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Chopard Fleurs d’Opales ring, in rhodium-plated 18k white gold and titanium, set with diamonds, demantoid garnets, yellow sapphires, tsavorites and a 14-carat white opal.
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Chopard Fleurs d’Opales ring, in rhodium-plated 18k white gold and titanium, with diamonds, pink sapphires, pink and red spinels, demantoid garnets and a 9-carat black opal.

 

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.

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Chopard Haute Joaillerie Cuff Bracelet, in multicoloured titanium, set with spinels, Paraiba tourmalines, tsavorites, amethysts, rubies, emeralds and topazes.

 

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:

 

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Chopard Haute Joaillierie Necklace, in 18k white gold and titanium, with sapphires, amethysts, rubellites, rubies, tanzanites, Paraiba tourmalines and a 14-carat pear-cut tanzanite

 

Two other surprising creations are this pair of earrings with delicately sculpted jade, alongside emeralds and diamonds:

Haute Joaillerie Jade Earrings
Chopard Haute Joaillerie Earrings set with jadeites, emeralds and diamonds

 

and this fabulous ring set with a 55-carat tanzanite embraced by golden spessartites:

Haute Joaillerie Ring
Chopard Haute Joaillerie Ring

 

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.

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