Cover Boochier bracelets, rings and earrings, all in white or yellow gold set with enamel or enamel and diamonds (Photo: Boochier)

Few presents score as many points as the gift of jewellery on Chinese New Year

1. Dare to Bloom

It has been over 20 years since Victoire de Castellane arrived at Dior to create fine jewellery for the luxury fashion house and, this year, the artistic director has drawn inspiration from Christian Dior’s favourite flower, the rose. The resulting 116-piece high jewellery collection, titled Dior Rose, was unveiled in Chengdu during a gala dinner earlier this year, and consists of four chapters that embody different interpretations of the iconic flower: the romantic rose, the stained-glass rose, the futuristic rose and the abstract couture rose.

2. Snake Eyes

Frédéric Boucheron, founder of French jewellery maison Boucheron, first thought up the Serpent Bohème collection in 1888 for his beloved wife Gabrielle as a symbol of protection. The romantic line endures to this day and, whether you prefer pendant earrings set with slivers of carnelian or standout rings carved out of solid gold, Serpent Bohème continues to be the perfect token of love for that special someone.

Keep reading: 5 of the Most Breathtaking High Jewellery Collections of 2021

3. Chain Reaction

Hong Kong-based Melinda Zeman’s new jewellery brand Boochier is defined by its fun and colourful pieces, which range from chunky chain necklaces and diamond-mounted signet rings to maximalist ear cuffs. “I wanted to launch a brand that bridged East and West to reflect who I am as a person. The brand needed to have an element of surprise, too, as this is often the first reaction people have when they meet me. I don’t look Asian on the outside, but I speak fluent Chinese and was raised in a Chinese home,” the mother of four, who is half-Chinese, half-Ghanaian, tells Tatler.

4. Light Therapy

Since 1874, Piaget has been crafting luxury jewellery and, for 2021, the maison continues to explore the play of light across different landscapes. For the brand’s newest high jewellery collection, which is aptly called Extraordinary Lights, 42 breathtaking pieces recall Piaget’s flamboyant style of the 1960s. Cascades of pink and purple sapphires sit within sculpted rock crystal and alongside forest-green tourmalines.

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5. Red Hot

Goldsmith Mario Buccellati founded his eponymous brand in 1919 and it is now one of Italy’s most exclusive luxury jewellers. The Dans du Feur cuff bracelet is the latest creation to come out of Buccellati’s workshop, and it dramatically depicts as flower in full bloom. Paraiba tourmalines and white diamonds are carefully arranged into pretty petals, which surround a spectacular rubellite that weights almost 19 carats.

6. Good Vibes

Lebanese fine jewellery designer Noor Fares, who pays tribute to Eastern symbols of good luck, has unveiled her new collection, Prisma. The line combines gold and precious gemstones including rose quartz and the resulting pieces are both unique and authentic. What are you waiting for?

7. Swirl and Twirl

Lily Gabriella offers playful yet edgy pieces that stand out and draw the eye, and these oversized Pink Swirl earrings are no exception. Slices of titanium and rose gold churn together like a whirlpool, then are mounted with spirited pink sapphires that take on a life of their own.

See also: Roses Among Thorns: A Showcase of Dior's Latest High Jewellery Collection

8. Natural Beauty

Pearls are anything but boring when Mikimoto’s involved, and for its latest high jewellery collection, titled The Japanese Sense of Beauty, the maison has designed an outstanding necklace worn here by Japanese fashion model Ai Tominaga. Natural conch pearls take centre stage, and are elevated by zoisites and dazzling white diamonds.

9. 9/ Black is Black

Hermès jewellery is always thoughtfully designed with modern women in mind but the maison’s Kelly Baguettes GM bracelet takes things one step further. This king-size creation in rose gold boasts a contemporary elegance that’s sure to turn heads and add the perfect touch to any outfit.

10. Natural Wonder

The carefully considered design of Gübelin’s newly unveiled Cascading Springs cocktail ring is inspired by the powerful waterfalls that crash into the lush tropical forests and rolling green valleys of Colombia. For added drama, the central stone—a cushion-cut emerald weighing 8.68 carats—is elevated by a pair of pear-cut emeralds, which sit within a river of baguette- and brilliant-cut white diamonds.

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