AFRICAN AESTHETICS HAVE ALWAYS BEEN INSPIRING FASHION AND JEWELLERY. IT’S ATMOSPHERE MEETS PERFECTLY WITH THE SUMMER BOLD, BRIGHT AND KALEIDOSCOPIC COLOURS AND ARE REBORN IN THE FORM OF MAJESTIC DIAMONDS.
The turquoise shade of the ocean, the colours of African flowers and oriental tiles seem to be the epitome for this season’s outstandingly exquisite fire opals, amethysts and rubies, just to name a few. Bulgari has been one of the leaders in fine jewellery and it is not only the quality that lies behind its fame. Expediting the world’s elegance, their Serpenti collection perfectly unites tradition and contemporary design. Mexican jeweller Daniela Villegas creates artfully handcrafted pieces inspired by the beauty of nature, an element that is hard to not notice. Her extraordinary pieces are made to look like insects. Blue and green sapphires framed by rose gold create elaborately beautiful gems. It’s outstanding over-the-top design marks the signature of this jewellery label to watch. Hervé van der Straeten is known for his architectural approach to jewellery but these rather Massai inspired pieces are everything but minimalist. And what would Africa be without elephants? The Safari Jewel designed by Aurelie Bidermann leaves the wild African veld and lands in some pretty glamorous territory. But enough with our compliments let the jewels make the statement, talk is silver, silence is golden.
Founded in 1906, the iconic Maison Van Cleef & Arpels designs unique pieces with a signature spirit of creation and an extra ordinary story to tell. And so does this bracelet. Referencing the nickname to Louis Arpels “Ludo”, the Hexagone Bracelet first entered Van Cleef & Arpels in 1935 and was mainly designed for watches & bracelets in yellow gold and platinum.
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