The jewellery world is dazzling this holidays with new collections (some are verified sustainable, traceable or lab-created) with ultra-sparkly diamonds set in precious metals making each piece that perfect dazzling gift to have under the xmas tree.
Birks Snowflake is the first high jewellery collection of the Maison, well know by taking inspiration in Mother Nature, Birks new collection pays an homage to the magic of the first snowfall and the beauty of Canadian winters featuring five 18 karat white gold and diamond designs including a ring, two necklaces and two pairs of earrings.
The Maison describes these new pieces as “wearable art” because the engineering is as impressive and precise as its craftsmanship. Every piece shines with hypnotic magnificence through its excellent pairing of round, princess and pear cut diamonds materializing the eternal beauty of Canadian winter.
Birks Snowflake is available at selected Birks stores locations across Canada.
Birks just announced that they have officially become a member of the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC). RJC is the world’s leading sustainability standard setting organization for the jewellery and watch industry. The RJC’s Code of Practices is the only independently verified sustainability standard for the global jewellery and watch industry covering the entire supply chain, from mine to retail.
Tiffany & Co. just dropped a new collection, Tiffany Edge, reimagining diamond jewelry from a contemporary point of view. This collection is defined by a signature 18k gold accent that joins together multiple rows of round brilliant diamonds on each design. This detail is sophisticated, functional and uniquely Tiffany & Co.
The clean lines with maximum sparkle allow Tiffany Edge to be the focal point of one’s style. It can also be incorporated into a stack as an everyday diamond essential, creating multiple opportunities for self-expression.
The suite of platinum and 18k yellow gold Tiffany Edge pendants, earrings, necklaces, rings and bracelets will be available both on-line and at the jeweller’s stores around the globe.
SWAROVSKI CREATED DIAMONDS
Swarovski debuts into the High Jewellery universe with a brand new range of earrings, rings, necklaces and bracelets featuring Swarovski Created Diamonds. The Austrian crystal house assures that each created diamond is 100% real – identical to mined diamonds in every way except their origin. Grown in the laboratory, the created diamonds after forming layer -by-layer from a tiny carbon seed, they are precision cut and polished to perfection. Swarovski’s new high-jewellery collection will be available early next year in stores across the US and Canada as well as on-line.
DE BEERS FOREVERMARK ICON
De Beers Forevermark Icon collection comprises stylish earrings, asymmetric bangles, distinctive rings and contemporary pendants, crafted from 18K yellow, white and rose gold. With designs featuring ornate openwork, colourful enamel applications, pavé set diamonds and various diamond shapes, the Forevermark Icon collection is contemporary and effortless fine jewelry that can be worn on its own or layered with other favorite pieces to create a unique statement. The collection’s mission is to remind us to embrace who we are is created for those seeking to celebrate their unique style or to capture a significant moment, this symbolic jewellery collection is intended to be worn every day.
Balmain has launched a fine jewellery collection designed by Creative Director Olivier Rousteing. Balmain’s distinctively modern-yet-historic personality is echoed in the house’s premiere collection, Emblem and Labyrinth.
“My vision is to create a daring and cohesive universe of which fine jewelry offers a perfect new creative expression,” says Olivier Rousteing, Creative Director, Balmain. “With the creative studio, we have designed the new collections based on the common values uniting the world of Couture and Fine Jewelry: savoir-faire, design, and personal expression. Emblem and Labyrinth, our two gender-neutral collections, refer to Balmain’s signatures—both classic motifs from the house’s rich archives and bold 21st-Century icons from runways. We are here adding with these new designs, a sense of timelessness that continues building Balmain’s legacy.”
The pieces are made with recycled and ethical 18-karat gold, conflict-free minerals, and traceable gemstones. The collection is now available in Canada online at MaisonBirks.com. Maison Birks will also be the first retailer in Canada to house the collections in-store and it has now arrived on time for the holiday season.
“I wanted to be an architect; being a couturier I am obliged to follow the laws and principles of architecture,” wrote Christian Dior. Inspired by this fascination, Victoire de Castellane reinvents the Archi Dior collection, a line first created in 2014, enriching it with four new pieces. Dotted with diamonds, these creations in white gold blend the spirit of couture and the art of detail. A bracelet, a ring, a pair of earrings and a choker – also adorned with velvet – evoke the ultimate delicacy of lace. Reflecting infinite finesse and exceptional savoir-faire, these pieces reveal a new facet of the Dior Joaillerie universe.
The Archi Dior jewellery collection welcomes eight pieces inspired by the Cocotte houndstooth dress from the spring-summer 1948 collection with its volume swept to the back, as well as the Milieu du Siècle line from the autumn-winter 1949-1950 presentation based on the internal geometry of the fabrics. The silhouette of the Cocotte design thus gave rise to an asymmetric ring and necklace on white gold and diamonds. And the flow of the Milieu du Siècle line’s curves appear in a gold and diamond necklace, in two pairs of white gold and diamond earrings, as well as three rings in white gold and diamonds, and rose gold, with or without diamonds. “I selected the strongest and most interesting movements in order to adapt them in metal. It’s no longer a pleated dress, but the idea of a pleat,” explains the Creative Director of Dior Joaillerie.