Chopard presented a resplendent rough emerald weighing 6,225 carats at one of the biggest fashion events of the season. Discovered in the Kagem mine in Zambia, the stone was named Chopard Insofu—which translates to 'elephant' in Bemba, the language of the people in the region—for its remarkable size and quality.
Co-president and artistic director of the Swiss brand, Caroline Scheufele spoke of the endless potential of crafting an exquisite high jewellery collection with this exceptional emerald, which specialists expect to yield a large number of high-quality cut stones. This is an exciting announcement for the global jewellery community of enthusiasts and collectors who are familiar with Chopard's Garden of Kalahari collection, which was designed from a 342-carat rough diamond, as well as its past majestic emerald creations from the Red Carpet and Green Carpet collections.
Along with this resplendent emerald, Chopard also unveiled a spectacular selection of coloured diamonds.
The Rose of Caroline pink diamond is a radiant-cut beauty weighing 10.88 carats, set along with two heart-shaped rubies and white diamonds on ethical gold ring in a romantic and demure creation. Along with this pink beauty is a breathtaking 31.31-carat yellow diamond nicknamed 'chameleon' for its ability to change colours, from dark grey to greenish yellow, depending on its exposure to light or heat. According to Chopard, this rare stone will be set on a mischievous frog-shaped ring.