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Chanel to Hermès: 9 enchanting jewels for any special occasion

Behind every divine gem is a story worth knowing.


Be it ethereal jewels or contemporary statement pieces unbound by time, jewellery is so much more than a beautiful way to adorn an outfit.

Behind each creation is a story – a priceless heirloom passed through ageing hands for generations; an expression of love; a window into the bygone art of goldsmiths; the wonders of a precious stone formed aeons ago.

Bask in the magic of these magnificent pieces – maybe you’ll find something worth adding to your treasure chest.

Chaumet Jeux de Liens

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Brilliant-cut diamonds and coloured decorative stones are a heavenly match made even more dreamy by Chaumet. A token of an eternal bond, the sentimental pieces ooze pure joy. Designed to be worn every day, the Jeux de Liens collection features bracelets, pendants and earrings in pink gold, carnelian, onyx and malachite. Perfect for capturing a special moment, the medallions will be highly treasured with the option of personal engraving. Price on request.

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Chanel Extrait de Camélia Charms ring

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Adored for its symmetrical beauty, symbol of everlasting love and floral femininity, Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel’s treasured camellia has flourished through the French Maison for decades. In true French style, the chic bloom was the inspiration behind an elegant 18-karat yellow gold ring featuring three diamonds, along with two new yellow gold and titanium watch designs, with a classic black or diamond dial and matching camellia charm. US$7,050

Winston Kaleidoscope Sapphire pendant

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For those who relish in Hollywood glamour, The House of Harry Winston’s Kaleidoscope Sapphire Pendant is pure utopia. An extraordinary sapphire and diamond design is bound to captivate with its 1.36-carat round Madagascar sapphire centre stone, 14 emerald-cut yellow beryl weighing 2.01 carats, 24 round oval-shaped and square-cut rubellites weighing 3.40 carats, 24 round marquise and square emerald-cut sapphires weighing 6.21 carats, six marquise spessartite garnets weighing 4.23 carats, six round tsavorite garnets weighing 0.25 carats and 71 round brilliant pear-shaped square emerald-cut and tapered baguette diamonds weighing about 12.17 carats. All the precious stones have been set in platinum and 18-karat yellow gold to create a timeless necklace that embraces abundance and vibrancy. Price on request

Chopard Precious Lace Mini-Frou-Frou bracelet

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Delicate lace nurtured by les petites mains of haute couture maisons is the inspiration behind Chopard’s intricate Precious Lace collection. One of the prettiest pieces is the 18-karat rose gold bracelet glittering with diamonds. It is, quite simply, beautiful. Price on request

Louis Vuitton Chain Links Patches necklace

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The Louis Vuitton Chain Links Patches necklace captured global attention at its Fall-Winter 2020 fashion show. A kaleidoscope of mesmerising hues, the piece of jewellery was crafted from links in different finishes including polished ceramic and rhinestones. For those unafraid of standing out, the coordinating ring and bracelet align effortlessly. US$4,000

Hermès Collier de Chien bracelet

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A decadent rose-gold bangle encrusted with 48 diamonds is a beautiful symbol of understated elegance. Although, the charming Hermès bracelets weren’t initially made for human wrists, but for dogs. Only the most refined clientele were offered various versions of collars made of leather or streamlined studs to protect their dogs in an elegant manner. The glamorous hunting trend from the start of the 20th century inspired some of the French brand’s most popular jewellery pieces, including its iconic bracelet. US$10,880

Van Cleef & Arpels Entrelacs solitaire ring

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Gracing the likes of Elizabeth Taylor, Grace Kelly and Queen Nazil of Egypt, Van Cleef & Arpels’ have crafted mystical jewellery creations for 125 years. Brought to life by Estelle Arpels and Alfred Van Cleef, the couple’s love and passion continues to flow through the maison. Celebrating the bond of amour, the Entrelacs solitaire ring references laced ballet shoes, where its ribbons of diamonds intricately frame the 4.11-carat cushion-cut ruby – a motif of eternal delight. Price on request

Tiffany & Co. Elsa Peretti Bone cuff

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Sometimes the simplest pieces are the most alluring, just like the 18-karat yellow gold cuff from Tiffany’s. Designed by internationally renowned Elsa Peretti 50 years ago, the captivating cuff perfectly contours the wrist, representing strength and grace. Eternally modern, the glamourous cuff was worn by Gal Gadot in Wonder Woman 1984. US$16,000

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Tie & Dior collection

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Drawing on the luminous palette of tie-dye, Dior has released a delightful collection of intricate jewels – each paying tribute to the artisanal craft. Precious stones shine in the pieces, from the regal white gold diamond necklace sprinkled with rubies and a white cultured pearl (featured on p144) to the white gold earrings boasting off-centered white cultured pearls, tanzanites and sapphires. Price on request

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