Piaget Solstice, Louis Vuitton Spirit and more—dazzling new high jewellery collections to covet

Sparkle & shine


By Sarah Hani Jamil

Piaget Solstice, Louis Vuitton Spirit and more—dazzling new high jewellery collections to covet

Piaget Solstice

Vivid colours and dazzling stones take centre stage in the Piaget Solstice high jewellery collection that’s inspired by the longest night of the year. Representing the Maison’s founding principles—excellence and creativity—the collection puts quality at the forefront with exceptional stones in delicate settings. A standout piece, the Extravagant Touch cuff watch, highlights blue sapphires and emeralds set on its asymmetrical lugs. Its dazzling feathers can be removed and worn as earrings.

The removable feathers of Extravagant Touch

Meanwhile, the Voluptuous Ribbon and Generous Lace sets draw inspiration from Haute Couture, featuring fluid designs that reflect the elegance of fabric ribbons. Like the crowd of the Piaget Society, Solstice is sophisticated, chic and spectacular.

Louis Vuitton Spirit

For the Maison’s 2022 high jewellery collection, Artistic Director for Watches and Jewellery, Francesca Amfitheatrof, designed 125 spectacular pieces with the power of mythological creatures in mind. Bringing them into the 21st century, mystical beings such as the phoenix or dragon are designed to symbolise the strength, femininity, energy, and optimism of women today.

Louis Vuitton Liberty Necklace

To express this fantasy, triangle shapes and Vuitton Vs are present throughout the collection. “I used this shape in many pieces, playing with triangles of different sizes. It reads as the Vuitton V and resembles an arrow, which was the earliest graphic symbol ever created by humans—pointing the direction, it constantly urges us forward,” says Amfitheatrof.

Louis Vuitton Grace Necklace

‘Liberty’, a constellation of 22 pieces tell a story of exploration and the discovery of new worlds. The collection’s star jewel is an armour-like necklace with a fresh interpretation of the label’s Damier pattern of square and triangle compositions. Another highlight is the ‘Grace’ necklace—which took 2,000 hours to craft—where two stunning phoenix wings unfold around the neck, striking the perfect balance between strength and grace.

Discover the collection here.

Bulgari Eden The Garden of Wonders

Making nature’s beauty and its majestic splendour the inspiration, Bulgari highlights over 140 masterpieces in its latest high jewellery collection, 30 of which are dedicated to the sparkling emerald—a tribute to the Maison’s longstanding love for the gemstone.

One premier highlight is the regal Emerald Glory necklace, embellished with 11 pear-shaped Colombian emeralds, surrounded by a waterfall of sparkling diamonds totalling over 220 carats. Adding to the uniqueness of this piece is its versatility and transformability—the necklace can also be worn as a tiara or detached as a choker.

Another piece worthy of a special mention is the lively Eden Enchantment necklace as seen on Anne Hathaway here, inspired by a Bulgari piece from the 1930s with its double festoon composition and a thick, diamond-set chain at its top. Featuring a rich and vibrant gemstone palette reminiscent of the Mediterranean sea and its reflective waters, the spectacular piece took 1,300 hours to complete.

Discover the collection here.

Tiffany & Co Botanica: Blue Book 2022

Serving three main summer themes for our viewing pleasure—Painted Blossom, Queen Anne’s Lace and Jean Schlumberger’s iconic creations—the Blue Book 2022 collection draws inspiration from the charm and vivid colours of flora and fauna while reimagining key motifs from the Tiffany & Co archives.

Painted Blossom consists of three flower brooches, featuring handcrafted petals and master enamelling techniques with a decadent display of gemstones and diamonds. The Queen Anne’s Lace offers designs that are defined by aquamarines and elaborate diamonds, drawing from archival Louis Comfort Tiffany hair ornaments. Meanwhile, for the Jean Schlumberger collection, the label revisits the legendary designer’s most iconic creations, such as the Hedges and Row necklace and detailed animal designs, crafted in unique coloured gemstone combinations that echo the vibrant shades of summer.

Cartier Beautes Du Monde

Translating to ‘Beauties of the World’, the French Maison seeks inspiration from the in-depth exploration of nature and all of the allure it holds for this collection. Combined with its jeweller’s mastered know-how, Beautes Du Monde is a testament to Cartier’s philosophy of enriching and preserving the world’s beauty.

The triangular Iwana Necklace, with its meticulous central motif—made up of three Colombian emeralds in cabochon-cut hexagons, linked together with tiny metal rings—and weighing 43.45 carats, evokes the skin of a reptile. The interplay of stones heightens elements of nature—the emeralds flow into a weave of meshed triangular motifs set with diamonds.

Moreover, the Nouchali Necklace, crafted in three dimensions, mirrors the design of a water lily and is composed of lacquered elements set with stone. Overall, this collection affirms the extent to which Cartier is able to translate its vision into magnificent designs.

Dior Print

French jeweller and Creative Director of Dior Jewellery, Victoire de Castellane’s vision to “draw prints on jewellery” comes to life in this collection, which borrows its designs from haute couture. Comprising 137 joyful pieces consisting of Liberty prints, checks, stripes, tie-dye colour gradations, and geometric patterns, the whimsical collection is truly mesmerising to the eye.

Each motif is assembled like fabric, along with borrowed specialised savoir-faire from watchmaking to create articulated links in necklaces. “As with couture, it’s a process that requires a series of adjustments. The work is all the more precise due to the settings’ curved surfaces, which distort prints and lines,” says Castellane.

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