I am excited to introduce you to the launch of the M2woman High Jewellery Collection, an annual celebration of the world’s most exquisite jewellery, presenting an unparalleled showcase of craftsmanship, the rich legacy of esteemed jewellery houses, and groundbreaking innovation. This exceptional guide pays homage to the harmonious fusion of timeless artistry and the use of the world’s rarest materials, resulting in pieces that leave a lasting impression. By highlighting the intricate processes and the heritage behind each creation, the M2woman High Jewellery Collection 2023 accentuates the enduring value and significance of these masterpieces. This carefully curated collection not only honours the traditions of the world’s best jewellery houses but also embraces the cutting-edge advancements that shape the future of luxury jewellery.
Heloise Garrity, Editor of M2woman
The Camail Necklace
The Camail Necklace by Cartier is a masterpiece inspired by the beauty and movement found in nature. Drawing from the intricate patterns and elegance of a bird’s plumage, the choker showcases a stunning 42.44-carat ensemble of five Zambian emeralds. Each emerald is skillfully accentuated by a curve of square diamonds, which is further adorned by custom-cut onyx and a pear-shaped diamond at the end.
This exceptional necklace is a testament to Cartier’s expertise in jewellery-making, as it features two remarkable technical accomplishments. Firstly, the fluidity of the necklace is achieved through the use of invisible articulations, which allow for seamless movement and adaptability. Secondly, the emeralds are set in such a way that they appear to float above the diamond plumage, thanks to the innovative prong-less settings.
This unique piece not only showcases the brand’s mastery in gemstone setting and design but also serves as a beautiful tribute to the inspiration derived from the natural world.
Beautés du Monde
Cartier’s Tribute to Nature’s Wonders
To celebrate the diverse allure of Cartier’s precious stones, the Maison presents the Beautés du Monde High Jewellery Collection, starring a series of spectacular rings. This collection highlights the harmonious relationship, unique expression, and subtle colour palettes of these exquisite gemstones.
The distinctive rings draw their inspiration from a diverse range of sources, beautifully combining the realms of art, mythology, history, and nature. Each piece represents a treasure from our world, showcasing the fascinating curiosities that make our planet so captivating. The rings pay homage to the natural world and its incredible variety, including ancient biology book illustrations, mythical creatures, sea dragons, ammonite fossils, and celestial bodies.
The Beautés du Monde collection offers a stunning array of colours, further amplified by the interplay of stones in each ring.
Bold and striking, these pieces make a statement with their diverse range of hues and shapes, featuring brown and yellow diamonds, tourmalines, emeralds, and coloured sapphires. Crafted in white gold or platinum, these luxurious rings are the epitome of elegance and refinement.
A Vision of Baroque Opulence in High Jewellery
The Bulgari Magnificent Creations Green Dream High Jewellery platinum necklace is a contemporary interpretation of the grandeur and elegance of the Baroque era. More specifically it is inspired by chiaroscuro, a famed Baroque painting technique that plays on the dramatic contrast between light and shadow. This technique, which means “light-dark” in Italian, lends a sense of depth and three-dimensionality to the necklace, as the deep hues of the extraordinary Colombian emeralds are juxtaposed against the brilliant sparkle of the diamonds.
At the heart of this is an incredible set of Colombian emeralds, totalling an astonishing 128.00 carats. These emeralds are prized for their deep green colour and exceptional clarity, qualities that are extremely rare in nature. Each emerald is handpicked and meticulously arranged alongside dazzling diamonds on a platinum setting to create a breathtaking and harmonious composition. Each gemstone is carefully chosen to complement the others in terms of colour, cut, and clarity, ensuring that the finished piece is a perfect symphony of design and quality.
The Bulgari Magnificent Creations Green Dream High Jewellery platinum necklace is not just a stunning piece of jewellery but also a timeless work of art. Its contemporary design effortlessly incorporates the opulence and sophistication of the Baroque era, making it a captivating addition to any collection.
A Twist of Luxury
The Allure of The Serpenti Viper Bracelet
The Serpenti collection is one of the most recognisable and celebrated lines in Bulgari’s repertoire. Since its inception in the 1940s, the Serpenti has been a symbol of the brand’s innovation, creativity, and bold spirit. The snake has long been associated with seduction, power, and transformation, making it a fitting emblem for the Italian luxury house. The Serpenti Viper Bracelet is an exquisite embodiment of these qualities, combining the sinuous beauty of the snake with the brilliance of pavé diamonds.
The Serpenti Viper Bracelet features a one-coil design, meticulously crafted in 18 karat white gold. The bracelet wraps gracefully around the wrist, mimicking the fluid movement of a snake. Each scale is encrusted with full pavé diamonds, totaling 3.28 carats, which sparkle and shimmer with every movement. The result is a hypnotic and mesmerising piece that catches the eye and exudes an air of mystery and allure.
The Serpenti Viper Bracelet’s appeal goes beyond its striking design and exceptional craftsmanship. As a symbol of seduction and power, the bracelet has been embraced by fashion icons and celebrities who appreciate its unique blend of elegance and edginess. From red carpet events to intimate gatherings, the Serpenti Viper Bracelet has become a go-to piece for those looking to make a statement. With its hypnotic beauty and distinctive sinuosity, this remarkable piece is sure to remain a coveted and admired treasure for generations to come.
Van Cleef & Arpels
Floraison de Diamants
A Timeless Nod to Art Deco Grace
The Floraison de Diamants bracelet is a stunner, merging modern elegance with the classic charm of the Art Deco period. Crafted in white gold and decked with a range of sparkling diamonds, this eye-catching bracelet pays tribute to the bandeaux bracelets designed by the legendary Van Cleef & Arpels in the 1920s. Its detailed design and setting techniques make it a masterpiece, showcasing the exceptional skill and craftsmanship of its creators.
The Art Deco movement thrived in the 1920s and 1930s, marked by bold geometric shapes, lavish ornamentation, and modernist style. During this time, White Jewellery underwent a transformation, adopting new abstract and geometric designs. The Floraison de Diamants bracelet takes inspiration from this influential era, incorporating signature design elements to create a truly captivating piece. The delicate ribbons of diamond-paved gold, positioned in parallel and slightly overlapping, evoke a sense of movement and depth, while the round diamonds enhance the graphic, embossed effect. At the heart sits a flower composed of brilliant-cut diamonds. This centrepiece serves as a focal point with its radiance reminiscent of the bright and bold motifs prevalent in the Art Deco era.
The Floraison de Diamants bracelet is a testament to the skill and expertise of its creators, showcasing a variety of intricate details and setting techniques. These include snow, rail, prongs, festooned, and closed settings, which come together to form a harmonious and shimmering ensemble. Each diamond is meticulously placed and set, resulting in a piece that exudes elegance and sophistication.
The Roaring Twenties Transformable Long Necklace
The Roaring Twenties Transformable Long Necklace is a luxurious piece that pays tribute to the 1920s fashion and the iconic flapper style. Van Cleef & Arpels has drawn inspiration from the era, renowned for its flowing outfits and long necklaces adorned with diamonds and precious stones with an exquisite necklace that captures the essence of the period while offering a contemporary touch.
Crafted in white gold and rose gold, the necklace features a stunning DIF Type 2A rose-cut pear diamond weighing 10.32 carats. This rare gem is of exceptional chemical purity, resulting in a particularly clear and breathtaking appearance. The diamond is showcased with lozenge-shaped facets that create mesmerising reflections.
Complementing the pear-shaped diamond is a 4.46-carat DIF rose-cut oval diamond, creating an eye-catching contrast between the two stones. The necklace is further enhanced with a diamond chain featuring paved rose gold jewellery motifs. The design is completed with a sparkling fringe reminiscent of the Charleston dresses that were popular during the Roaring Twenties. As a testament to its versatility, the necklace can be transformed into eight different styles, including three short necklaces, three long necklaces, and two bracelets.
This exceptional piece by Van Cleef & Arpels brings the glamour and creativity of the Roaring Twenties into the modern age and offers a dazzling addition to any jewellery collection.
The Radiance of Responsibility
Chopard’s Ethical Diamond Necklace
Crafted from Fairmined-certified ethical 18-carat white and yellow gold, this necklace (Ref.810172-9006) is a shining example of the potential of combining luxury with social responsibility. Fairmined certification ensures that the gold used in this piece has been sourced from responsible artisanal and small-scale mining organisations, meeting strict social, environmental, and labour standards.
The focal point of this stunning piece is an exceptional 100-carat fancy vivid yellow cushion-cut diamond. Surrounding this are pear-shape (27.04 carats) and cushion-cut (27.63 carats) white diamonds, adding to the necklace’s overall radiance and opulence.
Worn by Julia Roberts at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival, this dazzling creation received well-deserved admiration and praise. The necklace perfectly complements the actress’s natural beauty and elegance while making a powerful statement about the importance of sustainability and ethical practices in the luxury industry.
A Band of Brilliance
Chopard’s Yellow Diamond Triumph
The star of the show for this stunning Chopard ring (Ref.828768-9001) is a 30.63-carat oval-cut fancy intense yellow diamond, a rare and highly sought-after gem in its own right but it has backup. To further enhance the beauty of the central diamond, Chopard has placed two 2-carat oval-cut diamonds on either side of the centrepiece. The ring’s band is entirely set with brilliant-cut diamonds, adding an additional layer of sparkle and luxury. The shimmering band not only highlights the central stone but also creates a seamless and harmonious design, making the ring a truly extraordinary piece of jewellery.
The 18-carat white and yellow gold used in this ring is also Fairmined-certified making this luxurious piece an exquisite representation of exceptional craftsmanship and ethical sourcing.
A Celestial Masterpiece
Piaget’s Voluptuous Borealis Necklace
Piaget, a Maison with a good dose of both audacity and sophistication, has long offered the world of high jewellery a distinct edge. In keeping with this is the The Voluptuous Borealis Necklace (Ref. G37R6201) which embodies the spirit of ‘Magical Lights,’ one of the three thematic chapters of the Extraordinary Lights Collection. This unique piece draws its inspiration from the captivating phenomenon of the Aurora Borealis, where vibrant hues dance across the sky, painting a moving tableau of light and colour.
At the heart of the Voluptuous Borealis Necklace is a pear-shaped emerald from Zambia, weighing approximately 10.29 carats. This rare gemstone, with its deep, mesmerising green colour, is a spectacle in itself. The emerald’s bluish-green hue is characteristic of the finest Zambian emeralds.This stunning emerald centrepiece is set in 18K white gold and surrounded by baguette-cut and brilliant-cut diamonds.
Each diamond has been custom-cut and set to create an elegant and radiant swirl of light around the central emerald. This setting technique, paired with the necklace’s distinctive off-centre design, brings a dynamic touch adding to its luminous tribute to the natural wonder and celestial light show of the Aurora Borealis.
The Celestial Ballet Ring
A Starry Masterpiece
The Celestial Ballet Ring by Piaget (Ref. G34N4200) is a compelling tribute to the mesmerising dance of the Lyrid meteor showers. This celestial spectacle, with its streaking trails of light across the night sky, is beautifully echoed in the design and arrangement of the ring’s exquisite gemstones.
At the heart of this unique creation is a cushion-cut blue sapphire from Sri Lanka, weighing approximately 3.71 carats. The sapphire exudes a deep, rich blue hue, reminiscent of the expansive night sky. The cushion-cut, with its softened square shape and rounded corners, adds an element of vintage charm while accentuating the stone’s inherent colour and brilliance.
Surrounding the central sapphire are marquise-cut blue sapphires and brilliant-cut diamonds. The elongated and pointed shape of the marquise-cut sapphires perfectly mimics the streaking trail of a shooting star, while the brilliant-cut diamonds lend a dazzling sparkle, akin to the twinkling stars in the night sky.
The Celestial Ballet Ring is not just about exceptional gemstones but also about innovative design. The ring showcases a unique lateral design that artfully spans across two fingers, creating a bold and modern statement and adding to the celestial charm that captures the magic and mystery of the night sky.
Liens Évidence Pendant:
A Timeless Symbol of Connection
The Liens Évidence collection by Chaumet offers a range of exquisite jewellery pieces that celebrate the emotional bonds between two individuals. The pendant in rose gold and diamonds is a standout item in this collection.Designed for both women and men, this pendant features a bridge-like link, representing the bond that unites two fates. Combining polished rose gold with a white gold link motif, the pendant is entirely paved with brilliant-cut diamonds, adding a touch of luxury and elegance.
In addition to the rose gold and diamond version, the Liens Évidence pendant is also available in white gold and diamonds. The white gold version offers the same refined graphic design and symbolism as the rose gold pendant, with the added appeal of a cooler, more contemporary color palette. Like the rose gold pendant, the white gold pendant can be worn alone or paired with a ring from the collection.
For those who prefer a more subtle look, the Liens Évidence pendant is also available in versions without diamonds. These pendants still feature the same symbolic bridge-like link and elegant design, but without the added sparkle of the diamond paving.
The pendant’s timeless and universal design, reminiscent of a streamlined, suspended bridge, underscores the purity and simplicity of the emotional connections it represents. This versatile piece can be worn on its own or paired with a ring from the same collection, making it a perfect choice for commemorating life’s most special moments.
Celebrating Eternal Bonds:
Chaumet’s Jeux de Liens Harmony
Chaumet’s Jeux de Liens Harmony collection is all about the celebration of love and connection. The Medium Model Pendant (Ref. 084646), is a particular standout in this respect. Crafted from 18-carat rose gold, giving it a soft, warm hue that beautifully complements 63 brilliant-cut G VS+ diamonds. The pendant features an asymmetrical design, a contemporary twist on the classic medallion style while the sunburst gold pattern on the medallion represents a delicate beam of light and is a testament to the goldsmith craft. This sunburst is designed to depict a delicate beam of light, symbolising the radiant connection between two souls.
The Jeux de Liens Harmony Medium Model Pendant is designed to be worn in combination with other pieces from the same collection or mixed and matched with other Chaumet creations. Its adjustable design, featuring three adjustment rings at 45, 50, and 55 cm, allows for versatile styling and layering options. The pendant’s diameter measures 18mm, making it an ideal size to wear daily.
One of the most notable features of the Jeux de Liens Harmony collection is the opportunity for some personalisation. The Medium Model Pendant can be engraved with a message of your choice, either online or at a boutique. You can choose to have numbers, letters, or symbols like a heart or infinity sign engraved on the back of the pendant, close to the heart making it a timeless treasure to be cherished for generations to come.