December 2020: What's New In Jewellery
Earrings made to frame AirPods, cool chokers, and iconic sparklers that are perfect for gift giving
Vara of London
Dark and dramatic, a mix of smoky quartz, amethyst and diamonds dominates the fine jewellery pieces produced by Vara of London. Launched by Mayuri Vara, who splits her time between London and Hong Kong, the jeweller’s Serpentina Linea line makes use of thin slivers of gold, which coil around the wearer in the form of a snake that’s paved with rows of diamonds.
Say goodbye to losing your AirPods: Misho has unveiled a series of earrings that will hold them in place. Available at Lane Crawford, they come in three styles: two sports-inspired sets called the Minimal/Active Tall and Minimal/ Active Tiny Pods, and one everyday staple called the Pebble Pod, which wraps around the headphone to secure it.
Sotheby's Auction House
The top lot of Sotheby’s Hong Kong’s recent jewellery auction was an imperial green jadeite bead necklace, which was offered without a public estimate and fetched an eye-watering US$8.1 million. All of its 43 jadeite beads, weighing a total of 630 carats, are examples of the finest specimen Type A jadeite, each boasting a vibrant emerald green colour that’s almost translucent. The necklace is elevated with a clasp set with brilliant- and baguette-cut diamonds.
Hong Kong-based jewellery house Avia Diamonds, which takes its name from the Hebrew word for father, specialises in coloured gemstones and transformable jewellery. We particularly love this ring from the brand’s Ariel collection, which features a plump 2.80-carat baroque pearl that’s secured by two bands of diamond-set rose gold.
Ark Fine Jewelry
An avid yoga practitioner and health coach, designer Ann Korman has launched the Dreamscapes collection under her fine jewellery brand, Ark. Sacred symbols are sculpted using twists of yellow gold that are set with dazzling diamonds.
The colour green dominates Ilia’s latest high jewellery collection, which brings jade to the forefront. A decadent necklace is undoubtedly a standout piece, featuring dragon and phoenix ornaments carved from slabs of jade. Delicate rice pearls are strung together, as are ruby and emerald beads, which add even more colour to an already luxurious creation.
Athena ring in yellow gold set with tourmaline (Photo: Courtesy of Minka Jewels)
Mermaid earrings in white gold set with Keshi pearls and diamonds (Photo: Courtesy of Minka Jewels)
London-based Minka Jewels is known for designs featuring slices of yellow gold and bold-coloured gemstones. Inspired by the spectacular antiquities and architecture found in Athens, the Athena collection comes in 18-karat gold and is set with vibrant jewels including tourmaline and watery aquamarine.
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