July 13, 2008

Exclusive Collections

COLLECTIONS that are breathtakingly exclusive... these are the sets to be seen in if you want heads to turn. The designs are for the woman with a twinkle in her eyes and who plays by her own rules. She's the modern woman who brims with mischievous charm but at the same time, is regally elegant.

Boucheron Audacious. To mark its 150th Anniversary this year, the House of Boucheron has created a commemorative High jewellery Collection which comes in seven themes - Audacious, Voluptuous, Magic, Curious, Gourmand, Dangerous and Mysterious. Featured here is the dazzling set from the Audacious line, especially for the woman who plays by her own rules.

Boucheron has translated this muse into a curlicue of a creation inspired by the emblematic `Quatre' line with several fringes made of four different types of gold set with precious stones coiling around each other. The large centre 13 carat pink sapphire stone and all the centre stones are removable and can be worn separately, depending on your mood.

Piaget's Possession. Made for modern women and brimming with mischievous charm, Piaget's star line adapts to your various moods. The necklace is in 18 carat white or yellow gold and set with a brilliant cut diamond. It can be worn in a casual manner like a sautoir or matinee-length necklace over an open-necked blouse or a roll-neck sweater or as a choker, thanks to a clever link along the gold chain. This circle of gold, engraved with the word POSSESSION and nestling in another gold circle that's five times larger, naturally draws the eye. The 18 carat gold earrings with two brilliant cut diamonds offer an interesting new take on the hoop earring theme.

Elsa Peretti Round Jade for Tiffany & Co. The designer celebrated for creating jewellery inspired by natural forms has come up trumps again with her latest collection, the Elsa Peretti Round collection. With colour in play from primary to sheer pastels, fashion focuses on directional looks as this season's must-haves. In jewellery, the current key essential is found in the collection's generous-size, hand carved pendant in cool, luxuriant jade suspended from 18k gold links. The lines and feel are softened, giving it a sculptural, three-dimensional quality akin to the carved talisman that inspired the collection. The set stands out with its clear, intense colour and easy elegance befitting any occasion.

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