Geneva watch fair dispatch: The gems don't stop
Who knew there were so many ways to say it with diamonds? Here in Geneva, the gems just don’t stop.
We went gaga for the latest collection from Gilian, the Turkish jewelry house that’s become a favorite in Hollywood. Here, three of their extra large cocktail rings incorporating both ancient and modern techniques of jewelry making.
Cartier’s snake cuff—284 brilliant cut diamonds weighing a total of 33.98 carats, plus a 26.82 carat cabochon opal—was a total show stopper (above). And it even tells time. The cuff has a hidden watch face beneath the snake’s sparkling crown.
Limelight Jazz Party is the name of Piaget’s new jewelry and watch collection, a mostly black and white assortment based on the theme of jazz instruments. Here, a keyboard watch made of brilliant baguette-cut diamonds and black spinel. Very Deco in feeling.
And from the Swiss watch company Jean Dunand, which produces extremely limited pieces each year and is best known for their untraditional watch dial materials, we were riveted by the new Tourbillion Orbital featuring a glowing, fiery opal face.
Previously: Perhaps the most ingenious timepiece from this year’s SIHH watch show, from Van Cleef.