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Sharon Stone y Amanda Gorman con joyas de chopard en la Gala Met 2021

SHARON STONE Y AMANDA GORMAN

CON JOYAS DE CHOPARD

EN LA GALA MET 2021

Lunes, 13 de Septiembre, 2021

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 13: Sharon Stone attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on September 13, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 13: Amanda Gorman attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on September 13, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

Sharon Stone: Eligió unos pendientes de oro blanco ético de 18k certificado Fair Mined engastados con esmeraldas talla cojín por un total de 13.41 quilates y diamantes de la colección  “Precious Lace” .

 

 

Amanda Gorman: Pendientes de oro blanco ético de 18k engastados de zafiros talla cojín y diamantes y un anillo a juego  piezas únicas de la colección de Alta Joyería.

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CHAUMET – THE ART OF CREATING A TIARA

CHAUMET  – THE ART OF CREATING A TIARA

Chaumet, which has made over 2,000 tiaras since 1780 for monarchies and aristocratic families, is constantly reinventing this head jewellery. In the art of the tiara, it all begins with a drawing.

Romanticism, Naturalism, Belle Époque and Art Déco styles have influenced Chaumet’s creations, as demonstrated by the 400,000 archive drawings held by the Maison. Fashion and contemporary collections are sources of inspiration for creating a unique piece of jewellery.

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The Salon des Diadèmes

The “Salon des Diadèmes”, showcase of Chaumet’s historic collections Chaumet’s historic collections decorate the walls of the Salon des Diadèmes, where hundreds of “maillechorts” illustrate Chaumet’s prestigious past.

The heritage of Chaumet is exceptional within the history of jewellery: several hundred thousand gouaches and drawings made by winners of the “Grand Prix de Rome”, almost 300,000 photographic prints, 35,000 glass plates, account books and correspondence.

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A unique and traditional craftsmanship

Making a tiara requires a special technique: a volume model in nickel silver with which the jeweller adjusts the design to the shape of the head and to the way it will be worn. Chaumet conserves around 700 nickel silver tiara models in its museum, all of which bear witness to the history of the Maison’s creative expertise.

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Tiaras and special orders

Today, a special order or unique item requires 500 to 1,500 hours of work, representing a timeframe of 2 to 6 months. Each tiara undergoes many different steps: shaping, dismantling, preparation of the setting, polishing, re-cutting diamonds, setting, applying hallmarks, Chaumet engraving, final assembly and final finishing.

This exclusive expertise belongs to the Chaumet High Jewellery workshop, located 12 place Vendôme.

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Con motivo del 200 aniversario del nacimiento del Sr. Louis Vuitton en 1821, la colección Bravery de Alta Joyería

COLECCIÓN-DE-ALTA-JOYERÍA-BRAVERY

COLECCIÓN DE ALTA JOYERÍA BRAVERY

Con motivo del 200 aniversario del nacimiento del Sr. Louis Vuitton en 1821, la colección Bravery de Alta Joyería rinde homenaje a un destino excepcional reinterpretando las firmas de la Maison.

La actriz y embajadora de la Maison Louis Vuitton, Alicia Vikander, luce las piezas de la nueva colección de Alta Joyería Bravery.

Nacido en la región francesa del Jura, Louis Vuitton era aún un adolescente cuando decidió emprender un viaje a pie por Francia hasta llegar a París, donde se convertiría en un legendario maestro en al fabricación de baúles. En honor a su espíritu valiente, Bravery es una colección de 90 piezas emblemáticas que recorre esa notable saga de manera metafórica, desde el nacimiento de los viajes hasta los tiempos modernos.

LA CONSTELLATION D’HERCULE

LA CONSTELLATION D’HERCULE

LA CONSTELLATION D’HERCULE

Un tributo al nacimiento de Louis el 4 de agosto de 1821, estas coloridas piezas de magnificencia orgánica hacen referencia a una constelación sólo visible en esa época del año a través de la combinación única de tanzanitas, ópalos, tsavoritas y una niebla de diamantes en talla LV Monogram Star y Flower.

L’ELAN VITAL

L’ELAN VITAL

L’ELAN VITAL

Expresando la fuerza de carácter que llevó a Louis a dejar su Jura natal para ir a París, este collar fluido en forma de cuerda recuerda la forma en que se portaban los baúles en un viaje, reinterpretado con más de 2.500 diamantes de talla brillante.

L’AVENTURE

Para representar los 400 kilómetros de carreteras y bosques que separan la región del Jura de París, este collar intercala esmeraldas colombianas en tres hileras de platino, oro amarillo y oro blanco que están engastadas con diamantes en marquetería de piedras de damero. El collar se realza aún más con la presencia de una Flor Monogram LV de más de 3 quilates y un diamante DFL en forma de pera de 5,21 quilates de notable color y pureza.

THE-ARROW

THE-ARROW

THE ARROW

A la vez metáfora del viaje de Louis e interpretación literal de la V de su nombre, el collar Arrow con pavé en diagonal presenta una V central engastada con rubíes, zafiros y diamantes cortados a medida, en una oda al emblema personal del nieto del fundador, Gaston-Louis Vuitton.

COLECCIÓN DE ALTA JOYERÍA BRAVERY

COLECCIÓN DE ALTA JOYERÍA BRAVERY

Reflejando el uso temprano de Louis de su firma personal, Le Mythe es una pieza de joyería de múltiples capas que combina varios motivos emblemáticos de Louis Vuitton: el patrón Damier, los detalles inspirados en el cierre del baúl, las tachuelas, la cuerda y la ya icónica flor del Monograma.

LA-PASSION

LA-PASSION

LA PASSION

Inspirado en el mallettage que reviste el interior de los baúles tradicionales de la Maison, este collar enrejado de oro blanco engastado con diamantes y una preciosa colección de 75 rubíes redondos ha sido diseñado para sentirse como una segunda piel.

LE-TUMBLER

LE-TUMBLER

LE TUMBLER

Inventada por Louis en 1890, la cerradura patentada Tumbler no manipulable inspiró a Francesca Amfitheatrof para llevar por primera vez la forma angular del mecanismo a la Alta Joyería, reinterpretada en diamantes con aguamarinas cerúleas tipo Santa María.

LA STAR DU NORD

Como epílogo de esta colección y de la luz que guía al Sr. Louis Vuitton en su viaje, este conjunto representa la figura metafórica de la Estrella del Norte con dos hileras de refinados y gráficos diamantes puntuados por un nudo que recuerda a los utilizados en el interior de los baúles.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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HAPPY DIAMOND: CHOPARD’S ADN,  JULIA ROBERTS  INTERPRET THE JOIE DE VIVRE

HAPPY DIAMOND: CHOPARD’S ADN,  JULIA ROBERTS  INTERPRET THE JOIE DE VIVRE

They whirl, they waltz, they twirl, they appear to float as if weightless and almost make one forget the passing of time. There is nothing more mesmerising than the exquisite motion of the diamonds at the heart of Happy Diamonds watches and jewellery. Free to move at will, they seem to be vibrantly alive.

They perform free variations and dance as if they will do so forever. Diamonds make light of all prevailing rules and norms, including the law of gravity. Protected between two sapphire crystals, they spin according to the movements of the woman who wears the creations of the Maison on her arm, in the hollow of her neck or adorning her ears. A graceful double ballet generated by the wearer’s movements with which the diamonds keep step – or decide to follow their own path.

Invented by the Chopard workshops in the 1970s, the idea came out during a stroll in the Black Forest of Chopard decorator and designer Ronald Kurowski marvelled at the sight of a waterfall: the drops of water bursting from it reflecting the sunlight and shimmered like the colours of the rainbow. This vision sparked his brilliant idea of enabling diamonds to shine more brightly by freeing them from their retaining claw settings and enabling them to move about freely. But above all, so that they can whirl freely on the watch face, the dancing diamonds are set in a domed cylinder culet. When she caught sight of them, Karin Scheufele spontaneously exclaimed “these diamonds are happier because they are set free”, everybody was agreed that the sentence was very appropriated, and they called them “Happy Diamonds”.

Since the Happy Diamonds, the history of Chopard has been punctuated by iconic collections that have made their mark on the development of both watchmaking and jewellery, no doubt that the most important was the creation of the Happy Sport watch.

Happy Sport is the stroke of genius of a young woman driven by boundless daring and creativity. First introduced by Caroline Scheufele in 1993, it bears within it the countless transformations of an era and embodies Joie de Vivre and the free-spirited attitude to which contemporary women aspire.

Having become a quintessential fashion and watchmaking icon, the Happy Sport collection has continued to stage the enchanting choreography of its dancing diamonds through a multitude of variations that have appealed to every generation, embodying a new way of contemplating time. A look back at this true watchmaking legend. As a young woman, she sparked Chopard’s first profound transformation by launching the family Maison into jewellery-making with her clown pendant design. Having entered the field of design through this masterstroke, Caroline Scheufele – now serving as Co-President and Artistic Director – was driven from the early 1990s by the idea of a versatile watch whose precious, casual appearance would make it equally easy to wear on a tennis court, at a business lunch or for an evening out on the town.

She picked up the concept of dancing diamonds, she decided to place them between two sapphire crystals above the dial. One of her workshop foremen told her it was impossible, before nonetheless promising: “Caroline! If you manage to sell these watches, I’ll give you one rose for each of them.” That only further strengthened the determination of the woman who has always considered that “no” is not an answer. She busied herself with transforming this idea into a viable project. The result presented in 1993 was a real surprise.

For the first time in watchmaking history, here was a watch mingling steel and diamonds, fitted with a soft, comfortable pebble-link bracelet, set with cabochon-cut sapphires on the lugs and on the crown echoing the understated blued hands; and finally, featuring a white dial enhanced by seven diamonds caught up in an animated dance recalling the whirlwind of life itself. The aptly named Happy Sport became a new casual chic fashion icon, acclaimed by the press and in strong demand in the markets. Over the years, Happy Sport has generated a magnificent array of interpretations equalled by very few other watches. This abundance has enabled the collection to become the first collector’s item ladies’ watch. Today, for the first time, the Happy Sport watch is appearing in an optimally comfortable 33 mm-diameter case inspired by the ‘golden ratio’ principles of aesthetic harmony. Seven new references are joining the collection in a rich variety of models: four two-tone featuring a Lucent Steel A223 case embellished with ethical 18-carat rose gold, and three entirely crafted from ethical 18-carat rose gold, available on a leather strap or metal bracelet. An eighth version in ethical 18-carat white gold is entirely set with diamonds. All of them beat to the rhythm of the Chopard Manufacture 09.01-C movement with automatic winding and each dial is graced with the legendary dancing diamonds.

And to pay homage to the first Happy Sport Watch, Chopard, now presents Happy Sport the First, adding major innovations: a new case in Lucent Steel A223 redesigned in a 33 mm diameter inspired by the principles of the golden ratio, as well as the Manufacture Chopard 09.01-C movement with automatic winding.

For the launch of the new Happy Diamonds film starring Julia Roberts and directed by Xavier Dolan, we talked in an exclusive interview with Caroline Scheufele, Chopard Co-President and Artistic Director she gives an intimate perspective on the things that inspire her and her commitment to Chopard’s creative edge.

 

As a little girl, you made your first watch from aluminium foil as a present for your parents. How did they introduce you to the creative process?

The first thing my father taught me to do, before I learned the alphabet, was to read the time on a Mickey Mouse watch he brought me from America. This was my first contact with watches, so I looked for anything I could find – paper, aluminium and anything else – to make my own timepiece. The only mistake I made was that I got confused with my piano lessons and wrote Chopin on the dial instead of Chopard!

Chopard is one of the rare family Maisons in the watchmaking world and you are regularly seen with your family at major events. How does your family contribute to making you the woman you are?

One of the things I love most about Asia is that families are very close, with traditions such as having Sunday lunches together or the kids tending to spend time at home. Our family is very similar. In addition to living near each other we work very closely together and I have shared an office with my brother since forever. Chopard is a family-owned and independent Maison. This is one of our main strengths and a great blessing in many ways. We don’t always agree on things, but we like to make decisions together and work as a team with regard to business development, global strategy, production, distribution, new designs, and new products. We hope we will always be able to continue working this way.

How do you think one becomes a creator? Both you and your brother took drawing lessons during your childhood from a teacher who had a great influence on your training. How important was this to your creative process?

We are a very creative family. My brother draws and paints very well. I think our lessons were really the door that opened the way to what we are doing at Chopard today both in terms of what he does in the masculine environment and what I do with regard to jewellery and the ladies’ side of things. My brother is also very passionate about the mechanics of watches and complicated movements however and particularly excels when it comes to his other Maison, La Chronométrie Ferdinand Berthoud. It is there that he can truly express himself.

Even today, you never leave home without a sketchbook. As an artistic director, do you think that the need to express your ideas through design is inherent to the nature of creators or do you think that it is a talent that you have to work on?

I think it is a bit of both. On the one hand, being creative never stops and on the other, creators are always searching for something new. One cannot simply push a button and be creative. It is an ongoing process – often in the back of one’s mind. Due to that, I always have my sketchbook at hand, including next to my bed at night, because I might dream of something and not remember the next morning. I may just write down a word so that I remember what happened during the night in the morning. One might have an idea at any moment of the day, even during a dinner – I sometimes even sketch on napkins! To create is a wonderful thing but it’s also a responsibility as one always has to come up with something new.

In 1985, you created your first jewel for Chopard: the Happy Clown. Initially intended to be a one-of-a-kind creation, it soon became a success that marked the beginning of jewellery-making at Chopard. Did you have any idea of this little clown’s potential when you made this sketch?

Never! I was still at school when I designed that little clown. As a child, I loved to go to the circus. And apart from the acrobats and all the animation, my favourite act was the clowns, because although they’re sad, they make people laugh. As a result, I designed the little clown with diamonds in his tummy. And as a surprise, when my father saw the design, he produced it for me for Christmas. I thought it was a unique piece, but a bit later I went to the workshop and saw lots of them. That was the beginning of jewellery at Chopard.

The idea of dancing diamonds came from the vision of a waterfall and droplets gleaming under the sun’s rays. Can you tell us more about them?

Actually, the Happy Diamonds concept has existed for much longer than I have been involved in the Maison, but I’ve always been fascinated by seeing these little diamonds spin around and actually talk about dancing from their place within the pieces of jewellery or the watches.

My mum invented the name Happy Diamonds. When she saw the first prototype in our workshops, she said: “Diamonds are happier when they are free”. Just as a person who is free is happy. Everybody agreed that her comment was very accurate, and it became the name of the entire collection.

In the 1990s, you decided to create a new watch with dancing diamonds: the Happy Sport. When you presented the project, is it true that a workshop manager originally didn’t believe in it very much?

Actually, not just the workshop manager, but the whole watch development team, along with my parents…  They thought it was a crazy idea to put diamonds in a steel case when diamonds are normally hosted in white gold or in platinum. But there was nothing to prevent it. Steel isn’t a precious metal but it’s cool, young, and fun and you can wear it around the clock. It was a big battle, however. And when it came to producing it, it was another challenge because everybody thought I had definitely gone mad. But I’m a very persistent person who doesn’t take no for an answer. The more I hear no, the more determined I am.  Anyway, it did happen, and the results are clearly visible. I remember the workshop manager saying that for every watch sold, he would give me a rose. I ought to have a rose plantation by now!

Did he keep his promise?  

As we had this little bet, at the end of the day, he kept his promise. One Sunday morning, I received a beautiful rose tree for my garden!

What were the Happy Sport’s technical challenges?

Originally, in the classical Happy Diamonds watches, the dancing diamonds were just allowed to spin around the dial. In the Happy Sport, they’re totally free, because they’re floating over the watch. This was a technical challenge because we had to find the aesthetic balance between the case, the dial, the first sapphire crystal, the position of the dancing diamonds and the next sapphire crystal, which made it quite complicated. Then, of course, the watch had to be waterproof. That was another technical challenge.

For me, when you say Happy, it says it all. The diamonds inside are actually truly free. They’re not stuck in a setting where they can’t move. And when you see them dancing, you realize it was worth the challenges!

Like Yves Saint Laurent, whose invention of luxury ready-to-wear enabled women to dress in designer clothes on a daily basis, your introduction of the Happy Sport took the mystique out of jewellery watches, meaning women could wear them 24/7. You invented the watch of the free-spirited 1990s woman. What does being a free-spirited woman mean today?

When I invented the Happy Sport, it was most of all because I was doing a lot of sport myself. That’s why the word “sport” is in there. At Chopard, we had a few summer watches, which were cool sporty pieces. But I really wanted something with a bit of sparkle that you could wear around the clock, suitable for going swimming, water-skiing, playing tennis, shopping, taking the kids to school, going to the office or going to a cocktail party. So if there was no time to change, you would already be somewhat dressed up with little diamonds dancing on your wrist. For me, that was what being a free spirit was all about, because today’s women are all active, whether it’s taking care of several kids or doing charitable work or travelling or working… And this watch is just perfect for all of it.

Women no longer simply look at the time, they take the time to contemplate the choreography of the diamonds. Were you aware that you would revolutionized our relationship with time this much?

I wasn’t really thinking of shaking up the watchmaking industry, I was just doing my job, which is also my passion, namely creating and designing. Maybe I did come up with something very unusual and unexpected, which is often the case with the best creations. But I had no idea that we would come that far with this watch.

How do you explain that the Happy Sport is still as contemporary today as it was when it was created in 1993? When young women come to your boutiques asking for the same Happy Sport that their mothers and grandmothers wore, what do you feel?

It’s a watch that somehow really crosses generations. I think this is how icons are born, when something is passed on from grandmother to mother to daughter. I had no idea when I first designed it that this would be the case.

How do you wear your own Happy Sport or think it should be styled?

I would mix and mismatch it. You could wear it alone, or with beautiful Happy Hearts bangles, or with some beautiful diamond bracelets that would also go well with it to dress it up. I also wear the iconic clown pendant with it, so it definitely lends itself to being dressed up or down. That is the beauty of the Happy Sport. You can easily pair the steel version with a diamond ring. There is no “no go”.

Since 2015, Happy Hearts has also become a jewellery icon. How did this idea come up?

It was during a very boring meeting! When I get bored, I start designing, so I doodled around. We already had these long chains with simple empty hearts, which I also design. And I thought about giving them some colour and started colouring the hearts. One often doesn’t see things that are glaringly obvious as was the case in this instance. Subsequently, the trend was for young girls and women to wear lots of chains and good luck charms and bangles. As a result, we came up with the bangle, which is beautiful as well as being lovely to wear because it’s very soft and easy to put on and take off.

You chose Julia Roberts to embody the Happy collections. Was she an obvious choice? Why this particular actress?

When we first talked about launching a Happy Diamonds film, the team said it would be nice to have an ambassador with an incredible smile. So I immediately suggested Julia Roberts! I said that to my mind she has the most radiant smile on the planet! Who doesn’t like Pretty Woman? Who wouldn’t want to be Pretty Woman? She is one of my all-time favourite actresses. She has made great movies including Erin Brockovich. She’s the kind of actress that shines from the inside out. She’s a happy person. She has this sunny energy fostering hope that everything will be reborn even more beautiful than before, as well as amazing magnetism and inextinguishable Joie de Vivre. Julia Roberts was the only person I felt could convey the free-spirited charisma of Happy Diamonds and that is exactly how I wanted the Happy Sport watch portrayed.

How did you come up with the idea of entrusting the film to Xavier Dolan? How did you meet him?

He is one of the darlings of the Cannes Film Festival, where I met him. As one of my favourite directors, I immediately thought I should ask him to collaborate on our project so he could capture the emotions I wanted to convey thanks to his sharp attention to detail, which is what makes the intensity of his movies. He was instantly enchanted with the idea of working with Chopard and Julia Roberts and has turned out to be a very good choice.

 

This brings us to your historical partnership with the Cannes Film Festival that reflects your love for cinema. When did this passion strike you? Tell us the story of your collaboration.

I have loved going to the cinema ever since I as a little girl, and I still do. The beauty of movies, whether they’re romantic, scary or educational is that they take you into another world completely for two hours. I think that’s what initially led me to Cannes.  I had always followed the festival from afar, however, and one day I suggested opening a boutique during the festival because of all the celebrities in town. I went to Paris to investigate the possibilities and met Pierre Viot, then president of the Festival. He was charming and he invited me to redesign the Palme d’or, for the 50th anniversary. I left Paris that afternoon with the old version Palme under my arm and stormed into my brother’s office in Geneva and told him I was going to redesign the Palme d’or. He looked at me as if I were completely mad but that was how it all began. Twenty-four years after the new Palme d’Or was unveiled in its current form, the love story continues. Since 2014, as part of our Journey to Sustainable Luxury, the trophy is made of Fairmined gold. We also created the Chopard Trophy in 2001, in order to reward young acting talents. Chopard belongs to Cannes and a bit of Cannes belongs to Chopard.

As one of these free-spirited women, you were at the origin of the Journey To Sustainable Luxury initiated in 2013 by Chopard. Today, sustainability is at the heart of the concerns of all the major maisons. Tell us how you came up with this visionary idea?

In 2012 at the Oscars, Livia Firth asked where our gold comes from. My immediate reply was “from the bank” but that wasn’t really the expected answer. There are millions of men and women digging up gold, often working in unsafe conditions and unfairly compensated for their work, or not at all. From that moment onwards, I was determined to embark on a mission to change not only Chopard as a company but also the entire industry. Sustainability is a Journey which never ends. And today, more than ever, our priority has to be to protect the people on the ground who make our business possible. Once we became aware of the situation, there was no going back. All of us at Chopard are convinced of the importance of putting ethical issues at the heart of our concerns. The sourcing of responsibly mined gold for our watch and jewellery production was one of the biggest milestones on our Journey to Sustainable Luxury.

 

People who know you say that your optimism and positivity are contagious. What are your tips for happiness?

First of all, I think you have to be happy in yourself. Otherwise, you can’t make others happy. It doesn’t cost much to smile. I always see the glass half full, not half empty, and I think waking up in a good mood, going to work in a good mood, and sharing your good mood with your team is essential.

What is your favourite motto?

Be happy!

And dance with your Happy Diamonds, of course.

Happy Talk

with Julia Roberts

  1. Something that makes you happy instantly? 

The sunrise. Instantly is very specific…

  1. A movie that makes you happy?

The Philadelphia Story is a movie that makes me happy, to think about or to watch.

  1. Your happiness tips?

-1- be kind to others;

-2 -surround yourself with loving, kind, compassionate people;

-3- kissing, followed by dancing as a close second.

  1. Your favourite qualities in a woman?

Depth, soulfulness and just a real personal strength.

  1. Your greatest extravagance?

Travel.

  1. What makes you laugh?

Cleverness; not so much things that are funny, but things that are clever: a thoughtful thread to humour.

  1. What do dancing diamonds evoke to you?

Perhaps the idea that something is going to happen!

  1. How does your Happy Sport watch make you feel?

There is something about having a watch and every time you look at it seeing all these sparkling diamonds whirling around; it’s pretty awesome and truly good stuff.

  1. What does being a free-spirited woman mean today?

Being comfortable in your convictions and sharing your convictions with those around you. Not all women have those liberties and I am very grateful that I have them.

  1. How important to you is responsible luxury?

I would say that the idea of responsible luxury is something that not enough brands pay attention to. The thing with a Maison like Chopard is that it has really pioneered the idea of having a conscience, leading the charge and setting an example for other brands to follow.

  1. What is so special about Chopard?

Chopard just represents this timeless idea of elegance and sparkle and being ladylike. You kind of think: “When I grow up I want to be having a great time and wearing watches and earrings by Chopard”… and now look at me, I’m all grown up!

  1. Your favourite motto? 

The motto that I repeat the most is “no way out but through”.

  1. What’s your present state of mind?

I am really happy right now; it’s been such a beautiful day and I have felt such a really great sense of kinship that I had not expected today, so I’m superhappy.

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Piaget alta joyería inspiradas en atmósferas románticas, fantásticas

Piaget alta joyería inspiradas en atmósferas románticas, fantásticas

 La historia de 2021 contada por la Swiss Maison se titula Luces extraordinarias y continúa el camino trazado en años anteriores.

El nivel de excelencia se mantiene lo más alto posible y logra combinar la originalidad creativa con el lujo, con la capacidad de crear joyas junto con la elección de piedras especialmente preciosas. La colección está dividida en capítulos, que se asemejan a las distintas atmósferas que condicionan las emociones. El primero se llama Festive Lights y recuerda los brillos que acompañan a los días especiales. El segundo, Magical Lights, se refiere al amanecer, mientras que el tercer capítulo Infinite Lights es una combinación de brillo deslumbrante. La colección también incluye propuestas de alta relojería, que hicieron famoso a Piaget, capaz de combinar la eficiencia técnica con la habilidad del orfebre.

Blazing Night cuff watch. 18K white gold cuff watch set with 9 pear-shaped rubies from Mozambique (approx. 7.12 cts), baguette-cut diamonds and brilliant-cut diamonds. Diamond-paved dial. Piaget manufacture 56P quartz movement

Festive Lights

Después de un año vivido peligrosamente (y en forzado aislamiento), el deseo de celebración es más fuerte que nunca. El capítulo se divide, a su vez, en dos líneas creativas. El primero, Blissful Lights, incluye joyas con combinaciones de diamantes blancos y amarillos, entre los tonos de fantasía más raros, especialmente en el caso de cristales muy puros de grandes dimensiones y sin fluorescencia. Las posibilidades de ser clasificado como intenso, recuerda Piaget, son aún más remotas.

18K white gold necklace set with 1 radiant-cut yellow diamond (approx. 10.12 cts, FIY-VS1), square-cut yellow diamonds, square-cut diamonds, marquise-cut diamonds, baguette-cut diamonds and brilliant-cut diamonds Transformable creation: 3 different ways to wear. The radiant-cut diamond can be removed and worn as a ring. The neckline can also be worn without the radiant-cut diamond

El diamante amarillo intenso del collar de 10,12 quilates, cuyas cualidades se ven reforzadas por el corte radiante elegido específicamente para esta gema, es un excelente ejemplo. Combinando el brillo de un corte redondo con la pureza angular de un corte esmeralda, la forma radiante permite que el diamante absorba y refleje una gran cantidad de luz, ofreciendo el mejor brillo y creando el más brillante de los destellos. En un diseño único, concebido por primera vez por el Piaget Atelier y que requirió a los artesanos más de un año de trabajo para la concepción y desarrollo y otras 280 horas para la realización, este precioso diamante también es extraíble: de hecho puede ser transformado en anillo sujetándolo a un marco especial mediante un dispositivo invisible, en el que cada detalle ha sido concebido y creado con gran ingenio y que permite llevar el collar de diferentes formas. Un enfoque creativo que encaja perfectamente en el lema de Valentin Piaget y refleja el deseo de mantener la innovación en el corazón de la creación de cada joya.

Los aretes y el anillo Blissful Lights también cuentan con diamantes de talla radiante de color amarillo intenso, lo que hace que este conjunto excepcional de gemas sea casi imposible de replicar o combinar. El engaste central de diamantes en el anillo Blissful Lights tiene un diseño minimalista que permite que la luz penetre y muestre la calidad y belleza de la gema en una proyección hacia afuera que resulta en una explosión de brillo.

Blissful Lights earrings. 18K white gold earrings set with 2 radiant-cut yellow diamonds (approx. 3.11 cts, FIY-VS1 and 3.02 cts, FIY-VVS2), princess-cut diamonds, marquise-cut diamonds, baguette-cut diamonds and brilliant-cut diamonds

La segunda línea, Blazing Night, incluye un collar con 12 magníficos rubíes de Mozambique y Tailandia, que con su corte de lágrima recuerdan el movimiento de los faroles (siempre estamos en el capítulo de Luces Festivas) que vuelan hacia el cielo. El diseño del collar se retoma y desarrolla en el reloj manchette, un ejemplo de la primacía de Piaget en los campos de la funcionalidad técnica y la estética. Junto al anillo y un pendiente característico, las joyas del conjunto Blazing Night se presentan como creaciones magistrales exclusivas. Los rubíes utilizados tardaron varios años en encontrar y cumplir con los estándares cada vez más estrictos de Piaget y son la mejor mezcla posible de piedras preciosas de color rojo natural de pureza cristalina no sometidas a tratamiento térmico.

18K white gold necklace set with 1 pear-shaped ruby from Mozambique (approx. 4.03 cts), 11 pear-shaped rubies from Mozambique and Thailand (approx. 7.07 cts), baguette-cut diamonds and brilliant-cut diamonds

En la búsqueda de la perfección, algunas de las formas de lágrima, la estructura más rara de los rubíes, se han vuelto a cortar para garantizar líneas y proporciones impecables, mientras que todos los diamantes talla baguette que aparecen en el diseño se han hecho a medida para adaptarse perfectamente a su espacio . dedicado. Para crear estos ambiciosos diseños, el collar solo requirió de los maestros artesanos hasta 400 horas de trabajo de escritorio y el reloj otras 250 horas.

Magical Lights
Las auroras boreales son uno de los espectáculos más sorprendentes de la naturaleza. Poco después llega esta línea de joyería, dividida en dos líneas: Magical Aurora y Dancing Aurora, así como el set The Gloaming Illuminations. El primero presenta un collar con una gran esmeralda colombiana de 16,84 quilates, rara y ultrapura, con tonalidades que recuerdan a las de la aurora boreal. En el caso de las gemas de colores más finos, el lugar de origen suele ser la clave de la belleza y es un elemento fundamental en la calidad de las esmeraldas.

Magical Aurora ring. 18K white gold ring set with 1 emerald-cut emerald from Colombia (approx. 4.78 cts), baguette-cut diamonds, brilliant-cut diamonds

Desde su descubrimiento en el siglo XVI, los extraídos de la tierra de Colombia son celebrados por su color excepcional. El proceso de formación de dos pasos de la esmeralda casi siempre crea una tensión interna en el cristal con las consiguientes inclusiones y menos claridad. Por esta razón, la gema del collar, con su color intenso y excelente transparencia, es rara y preciosa. Con su talla cuadrada perfectamente proporcionada, esta esmeralda se presenta como la gema por excelencia desde todos los puntos de vista. Las esmeraldas centrales del anillo y los pendientes, igualmente dotadas de las excelentes cualidades ligadas a su origen y cuya mágica explosión de tonos verdes imita la aurora, requirieron varios años de investigación.

Voluptuous Boreals cuff watch. 18K white gold cuff watch set with baguette-cut emeralds, baguette-cut diamonds and brilliant-cut diamonds Diamond paved dial Piaget manufacture 56P quartz movement

Magical Aurora también incluye un reloj de pulsera asimétrico y articulado, que es una pieza típicamente Piaget, un tributo al apogeo del diseño de la Maison en las décadas de 1960 y 1970. El reloj presenta la construcción característica de un calibre ultrafino con movimiento y jaula de tourbillon, típico de las creaciones pioneras de Piaget desde que sus maestros relojeros desarrollaron por primera vez este elegante diseño en la década de 1960. En ese momento, el desafío pasó a crear una esfera digna de tal pináculo de lujo y, desde su debut en 1964, la piedra dura con incrustaciones, uno de los Métier d’Art más meticulosos, se ha utilizado para lograr resultados excepcionales. En este reloj, los diamantes blancos están engastados y parecen balancearse y moverse con el viento, girando sobre una esfera de malaquita virtuosamente compuesta por varios elementos incrustados. La pulsera del reloj está cubierta con diamantes talla baguette y esmeraldas de Zambia.

Gloamin Illuminations necklace. 18K white gold necklace set with 27 emerald-cut pink and purple sapphires (approx. 47.93 cts), princess-cut diamonds, pear-shaped diamonds and brilliant-cut diamonds

The Gloaming Illuminations pasa del verde al rosa y el conjunto presenta un collar compuesto por una cascada de 27 zafiros, con una colección de tonos naturales progresivos que tardó más de dos años en completarse para encontrar la combinación perfecta en tamaño, tonalidad y calidad. . La joya también incluye tres piedras de padparadscha con sus codiciados tonos rosa salmón o naranja brillante en una fusión perfecta de matices que rara vez se ven en la naturaleza. Las gemas son tan puras que, excepcionalmente en el caso de los zafiros, se eligió para ellas una talla esmeralda, capaz de revelar su belleza intrínseca. El diseño se repite con las 14 gemas del efecto cascada de los pendientes, realizados con una suavidad excepcional que es testimonio de la artesanía necesaria para lograr este efecto, mientras que el zafiro rosa de 6,53 quilates elegido como piedra central del anillo luce gracias a un tono, matices y saturación perfectos.

Infinite Lights
El cielo estrellado, un espectáculo que se repite cada noche y no se cansa nunca. Las infinitas estrellas que salpican el cielo son la fuente de inspiración de esta línea que constituye el tercer capítulo de Luces extraordinarias. El collier Extraordinary Lights destaca en esta línea de joyería. Los maestros artesanos de Piaget tardaron 450 horas en transformar esta colección de gemas en una pieza de joyería aún más extraordinaria.

18K white gold necklace set with 1 cushion-cut yellow diamond (approx. 8.88 cts, FVY-IF), 1 pear-shaped blue sapphire from Sri Lanka (approx. 5.34 cts), 1 pear-shaped spinel (approx. 3.61 cts), round-cut red spinels, round-cut spessartites, round-cut blue sapphires, brilliant-cut yellow diamonds, marquise-cut diamonds, baguette-cut diamonds, brilliant-cut diamonds, white pearls Low back necklace with 9 different ways to wear

El collar está completamente articulado y es tan cómodo de llevar como fascinante de admirar. Un espectacular diamante talla primo del más fino color amarillo Fancy Vivid, recortado por Piaget para que sea internamente perfecto y con un peso de 8,88 quilates, se combina con un zafiro azul de Sri Lanka de gota de 5,34 quilates y una espinela roja de Tanzania, siempre gota , de 3,61 quilates, y el conjunto está flanqueado por espesartitas y diamantes. En el collar, la belleza se combina con la funcionalidad, lo que hace que esta creación sea tan innovadora como alucinante. Garantizando la máxima versatilidad, el sensacional diseño de espalda baja se puede transformar y llevar de seis formas diferentes. Gracias a un nivel excepcional de creatividad, el collar tiene la capacidad de transformarse de una joya de día en una joya de noche perfecta.

Infinite Lights, 18K white gold ring set with 1 cushion-cut yellow diamond (approx. 5.54 cts, FVY-VS2), round-cut red spinels, round-cut spessartites, marquise-cut diamonds and brilliant-cut diamonds

El collar se puede usar con ambos elementos al mismo tiempo, o se puede transformar para resaltar una de las dos declinaciones. La espinela en forma de lágrima en el «lado del día» y los diamantes en el «lado de la noche» también se pueden quitar y la cadena de diamantes se puede usar como pulsera. La combinación de colores se repite en los pendientes del mismo conjunto, mientras que el anillo a juego luce un diamante central de talla coussin amarillo Fancy Vivid de 5,54 quilates. Solo un diamante de cada diez mil es amarillo y solo el 6% de estos se clasifican como Fancy Vivid, el grado más alto de intensidad de color. Como demostración de la rareza de estos diamantes, después de encontrar la piedra central del anillo, se necesitaron otros dos años para encontrar y combinar los diamantes del collar y los pendientes.

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The new Torsade de Chaumet High Jewellery collection -THE ART OF MOVEMENT

The new Torsade de Chaumet High Jewellery collection -THE ART OF MOVEMENT

The new Torsade de Chaumet High Jewellery collection –THE ART OF MOVEMENT

Like a series of snapshots, the new Torsade de Chaumet High Jewellery collection achieves the feat of suspending motion in gold and gemstones. Inspired by the Maison’s long heritage and its naturalistic creations, this collection plays with endless possibilities offered by a dynamic twist.

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The first jeweller to open on the legendary Place Vendôme in 1812, Chaumet pays tribute to the origins of the Maison with the Torsade de Chaumet collection. Inspired by the movement of the frieze wrapping the Vendôme column, these creations offer a modern and fresh revisiting of the twist – “torsade” in French – in an ode to movement and life.

INTERLACING DIAMONDS

Whether tightly coiled or loose, winding gracefully or flowing freely, these versatile twists achieve the prowess of freezing the vivacity of a movement in gold and diamond.

From the classic brilliant-cut to the rose-cut, or even the ascher-cut reimagined as a nod to Place Vendôme, these virtuoso creations are true sculptures of light enhanced by multiple sizes of diamonds in an interplay of radiance and relief.

Chaumet’s signature jewel, the Torsade de Chaumet tiara encapsulates the grace of interlacing twists dancing freely around a line of diamonds. A creation which appears to defy gravity and celebrates 200 years of mastery of Chaumet’s High Jewellery atelier.

LIGHT AND COLOURS

Ceylon sapphires, Mozambique rubies, Colombian emeralds… Like a painter, Chaumet punctuates torsades of light with precious touches of colour.

Sources of emotion, the stones have been individually selected for their extraordinary aura. Whether they honour the Chaumet blue or a passionate red, these creations convey the Maison’s emblematic art of colour with grandeur.

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Red Carpet Collection – A jewellery ‘Paradise’

CHOPARD

Red Carpet Collection

A jewellery ‘Paradise’

It is a uniquely magical moment, the most glamorous event of the year. For the Cannes Festival, which Chopard has been officially partnering since 1998, the Maison’s workshops annually rise to a new pinnacle of creativity by reinventing the miracle of the Red Carpet Collection.

A stunning demonstration of jewellery-making prowess lighting up a lifelong passion for the cinema and paying tribute to the actresses who embody its radiant energy during the legendary ascent of the staircase. With the opening of the Cannes Festival on 6 July 2021, Chopard’s Co-President and Artistic Director, Caroline Scheufele, is unveiling all 74 creations composing this collection, themed around a fabulous haven of fantasy. Paradise expresses all the dreamy richness of which Caroline Scheufele is capable, flinging wide open the doors to the palaces of the imagination.

Theatre of dreams

Each piece of jewellery stems from an emotion, each culminating from an idea in a creation. Then comes the sketch, the mosaic of precious stones, colours like destinations, and a wild desire to share. For the opening of the Cannes Festival  (6 to 17 July) , Caroline Scheufele is unveiling the traditional Red Carpet Collection.. A creative universe whose texture and density unfold in the dazzling landscape of her imagination. Like a director, this keen film-lover orchestrates each of her collections around a real narrative, a master canvas within which her creations come to life and give substance to her vision.

Paradise, a haven of marvels

The Paradise-themed Red Carpet Collection 2021 takes us into a universe dear to the Maison: that of unspoilt, generous and sublime nature. A dreamlike and fertile place, permanently accessible to everyone, free to imagine its contours and to go there to recharge their batteries as they please. A ‘Paradise’ to be found within oneself, according to one’s imagination and desires. A realm of all possibilities.

When instilling a baroque, fanciful spirit into the Collection, Caroline Scheufele drew inspiration from the lush nature of the mythological or real places populating her fantasy repertoire. A bountiful Garden of Eden, where precious stones are picked like berries, where plants and an

imals offer their songs and spectacular colours; a secret landmark, like the island of Pantelleria, where the telluric depth of the volcanic rocks is reflected in the crystalline transparency of the waters where Caroline Scheufele loves to immerse her gaze; or a supernatural, vision of nature resembling that of the fantasy film Avatar, a metaphorical space in which to find refuge, to escape the hostility of reality and to find a new lease on life.

Among the countless references enlivening Caroline Scheufele’s majestic world, the Artistic Director has brilliantly enlisted a whole range of creative resources. She explained: “The Red Carpet Collection always gives me the opportunity to give free rein to my creativity and this year I was inspired by the idea of Paradise: I wanted our creations to invite women on a journey towards a comforting haven, an imaginary world brimming with dreams and optimism.” She continued: “There are various ways of envisaging one’s personal Paradise and I have tried to give life to these multiple worlds within the Red Carpet Collection through creations honouring fauna, flora and the finest gemstones, as well as by designing jewellery that is part of the fantasy of movies.”

“The Red Carpet Collection is a jewellery masterpiece made possible by the skill of all the artisans who pool their talents in our Haute Joaillerie ateliers. Each of these creations is a work of art in itself.

Chopard, sculptor of wonders

Among the Chopard Haute Joaillerie collections, Red Carpet is the one that embodies the ultimate dazzlement, nourished by Caroline Scheufele’s curious and lively view of the world. This collection also highlights the extraordinary work of the Artisans who exercise their skills in Chopard’s Haute Joaillerie’s Geneva workshops, the largest in Switzerland. From design to volume, from goldsmithing to gemsetting craftsmanship, these Artisans combine their talents in giving life to this collection of 74 creations corresponding to the number of years since the Cannes Festival first began.

Each year, the challenge of creating a collection of this magnitude in the same workshop is taken up by the Artisans, who apply their own genius and expertise to each creation. In this respect, the Red Carpet Collection symbolises the quintessence of classic jewellery-making expertise and carefully preserved tradition, nurtured by a fresh eye and a genuine avant-garde spirit. It is in this commitment of heart and mind, expressed through the nobility of hand craftsmanship, that the emotion of this new collection unfolds, impelled by the fertile spirit of fabulous odysseys.

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The Palme d’or Chopard, the Artisan of international film-making’s most prestigious award

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The Palme d’or

Chopard, the Artisan of international film-making’s

most prestigious award

Every year, the Palme d’or, the Holy Grail of the Seventh Art, is awarded to the best film in the competition at the Cannes International Film Festival. The latest feature film to win it, Parasite by Bong Joon Ho, quite simply rewrote the history of cinema, confirming the absolute prestige and power of this trophy. As a longstanding partner to the Festival, Chopard is proud to accompany this annual launch into orbit of an exceptional talent. Since 1998, the Maison has been the Artisan of the Palme d’or and indeed of all the trophies awarded at the Festival’s closing ceremony.

On May 25th 2019, Bong Joon Ho was awarded the Palme d’or by Catherine Deneuve – having been unanimously chosen by a jury chaired by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu – for his film Parasite. Stroking the blue morocco leather case containing the trophy, the overawed and deeply moved South Korean filmmaker admitted: “I was just a timid film buff who decided to become a film director at the age of 12. I never even imagined that I would touch this trophy. And winning the award is more priceless than ever.”

From that magical moment suspended in time, Parasite, a huge hit that reconciled audiences and critics in the same collective euphoria, swept up everything in its path, even conquering Hollywood.

The Palme d’or, a fantastic platform

The phenomenal triumph of Parasite reminded us that being awarded the supreme prize at the Cannes Film Festival offers the most spectacular launch pad for the career of both films and filmmakers in the firmament of the Seventh Art, confirming that the Palme d’or remains the most precious ‘open sesame’ for winning the hearts of the whole world.

After scooping every major award in the world one by one, the film honoured by the Palme d’or ended its wild ride in style by taking home the four most prestigious statuettes at the 2020 Oscars (Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best International Film) and by accomplishing two feats at the same time: not only was Parasite the first non-English speaking film to win the Best Picture Oscar, but also the first film to win the Best Picture and Best International Film Oscars together. This is unprecedented in the 92-year history of the American Film Academy! “Since its huge win at Cannes, Parasite has continued to rack up the most prestigious awards and to break records, making it undoubtedly one of the most repeatedly distinguished films in the history of cinema. A historic prize!” enthused Thierry Frémaux, General Delegate of the Cannes Film Festival.

Chopard, partner of the greatest cinematographic adventures

The story began in 1997. During a meeting with Pierre Viot (then President of the Cannes Festival), Caroline Scheufele (Co-President and Artistic Director of Chopard) suggested redesigning the Palme d’or. Symbolically, this keen film lover imagined a heart at the base of the Palme d’or branch presented the following year, giving a new lease on life to the trophy.

Through this thrilling palm, which has symbolised hearts beating in unison for more than 20’ years, a veritable hand-sculpted jewel composed of 19 yellow gold leaves resting on a unique cushion of rock crystal, the Maison Chopard, jeweller of the red carpet and official partner of the Cannes Film Festival since 1998, continues to share its passion for the cinema and its emotions with the entire world.

A shining example of the Maison’s commitment to sustainable luxury, the Palme d’or has been crafted in ethical Fairmined-certified yellow gold since 2014, making it the only ethical trophy in the world of cinema crafted with respect for people and for the environment.

In addition to the Palme d’or for the best film, the Maison’s Haute Joaillerie workshops craft all the trophies – in rock crystal engraved with a palm – awarded to the other winners at the closing ceremony, a traditionally unforgettable evening that opens up the realm of every possibility, as we now know more than ever.

In addition to the Palme d’or, Caroline Scheufele is also behind the Trophée Chopard, awarded each year since 2001 during the Cannes fortnight to an up-and-coming actress and actor, thus helping to shape the future of cinema.

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The tribal Collection – Graff Gateway

The tribal Collection - Graff Gateway

The tribal Collection – Graff Gateway

Sublimely sculptural, abstract ovals defined by expressive curves resonate with emotive symbolism in the Graff Gateway, the hero motif in the Tribal collection.

ARTISTIC ABSTRACTION

A striking, sculptural portal, the abstract elegance of the Graff Gateway is repeated in hypnotic rows, magnifying its beauty.

BOLDLY FEMININE

The Graff Gateway motif is transformed into a dramatic diamond fringe on a sensational necklace and earrings. Designed to display exquisite movement, the motifs move with the wearer’s every gesture.

Elemental Power

The sublime symmetry of this emblematic motif is magnified in a mesmerising diamond choker and cuff bracelets that captivate with alternating rows of round diamonds and signature Tribal motifs.

Graff Gateway Five Row Diamond Choker

Strikingly contemporary, sleek streams of round diamonds catch and reflect the light as they embrace the wrist, illuminating the hypnotic rows of Graff Gateway motifs. Totalling 23.03 carats, the diamonds are individually set by our master artisans in minimal white gold settings to highlight the elemental power of this ageless form.

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Ideas De Regalo Especiales Para El Día De La Madre – Swarovski

Ideas De Regalo Especiales Para El Día De La Madre

Ideas De Regalo Especiales Para El Día De La Madre

Hoy es el Día de la Madre, y hay quien quizá no ha tenido tiempo para comprarle un regalo a su madre

Buscas ideas de regalo especiales para el Día de la Madre? Descubre la Colección 2020 de Swarovski y elige ahora tu regalo precioso!

mejores joyas para regalar el Día de la Madre

Ella es la mujer más especial en nuestra vida. Nos regala desinteresadamente su tiempo, su esfuerzo, su sacrificio y lo hace con la más grande de las sonrisas. Por eso se merece recibir un regalo muy especial.

 Joyas para regalar el Día de la Madre. ¡Elige cual se adapta mejor a ella y sorpréndela!