Philippe is not the only one transforming architecture into breathtaking gems. On recent market appointments, we've been seeing some really amazing variations on this theme. Lydia Courteille's love for Paris, for instance, inspired this diamond, ruby and gold tiara (below), featuring Montmartre, Moulin Rouge and of course the Eiffel Tower.
"For me, making jewellery is about creating miniature sculptures," says London-based designer Jessica McCormack. Her latest collection, "Urban Nights," takes inspiration from city skylines and iconic London buildings. One of my favorites is the "BT tower" earrings inspired by the British Telecom Tower (below).
Each piece Turkish designer Sevan Bicakci makes is a love poem to his homeland's cultural history. Bicakci is a master of the reverse stone carved intaglio, and this ring (below) is an interpretation of Istanbul's domed Hagia Sophia.
Last but not least: Check out this fantastic mismatching pair of earrings—a ship and anchor—by Arman.