Cover Graff launches a new summer collection of everyday trinkets that can be layered to suit varied styles (Photo: Courtesy of Graff)

Louis Vuitton celebrates its 200th birthday in style and Qeelin basks in a Wulu-inspired summer

1. Louis Vuitton

To celebrate the 200th birthday of the founder of the iconic eponymous fashion house, Louis Vuitton’s Bravery high jewellery collection reinterprets the brand’s signature motifs while paying tribute to the courage and adventurous spirit of the French fashion designer. For the collection’s second chapter, the Parisian house presents four cocktail rings, each with a central brilliant-cut coloured stone on a geometric setting encrusted with diamond pavé, a multi-coloured ode to the classic luggage invented by Vuitton in 1854. Each ring features intricate detailing, such as studs and angle mounts, evoking the silhouette of the trunk. To be worn separately or stacked, these pieces catch the eye and practically scream “party”.

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2. Cartier

Cartier’s Clash collection, so named after a clash or juxtaposition of cultures and attitudes, brings a rebellious spirit to luxury jewellery with a focus on punk rock—think spiky studs made from unexpected precious materials. The newest Clash de Cartier necklace combines and contrasts the soft with the sharp, as a string of round black onyx beads sits inside a strand of 18-karat pink gold and diamond shiny studs.

3. Chaumet

Ever since founder Joseph Chaumet designed a waterfall bodice ornament in 1900 for the Exposition Universelle, water has been a major influence for the Parisian house. Its new capsule collection Déferlante showcases aquatic movement by depicting waves, waterfalls and dew drops in white gold and diamonds. The stunning eight-piece high jewellery range includes this white gold tiara set with a mix of brilliant-, princess-, square- and baguette-cut diamonds. The stones appear as though they are floating thanks to the house’s signature fil-couteau or “knife-edge thread” technique.

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4. Boucheron

The graphic Quatre collection, in which each piece features a quartet of bands in four of Boucheron’s signature finishes, has been reimagined once again for spring/summer with the addition of colour accents. New pieces include this contemporary tie necklace with a sliding Quatre motif ring formed of pink, yellow and white gold bands set around a line of diamonds and with a flash of either blue or white HyCeram, a ceramic-polymer compound.

5. Qeelin

Capitalising on ancient Chinese culture, Hong Kong-headquartered brand Qeelin puts the wulu, a symbol of blessing worn by children or placed around the home for protection, front and centre in many of its pieces. New collection Wulu 18 revisits the signature design, popularised after Maggie Cheung wore wulu jewellery on the Cannes red carpet in 2004: 18-karat gold with geometric studs and diamonds to commemorate the brand’s 18th birthday.

6. Graff

This summer, Graff is offering chic and contemporary jewellery collections featuring dazzling diamonds. The “everyday jewels include the delicate Butterfly Silhouette and Wild Flower Collections, both comprising necklaces, bracelets, earrings and rings outlining butterfly wings or flower petals in white gold and pavé diamonds. These pretty pieces come in various designs of single, pairs or clusters of butterflies or flowers, and can be stacked or mixed and matched for even more impact.

7. Van Cleef & Arpels

Coloured stones have always been prized at Van Cleef & Arpels and this year they take centre stage in its latest Frivole collection. Standout pieces include this eight-flower ring comprising rubies and emeralds set on yellow- and rose-gold petals. The maison’s gemologists have selected rubies ranging from orange-red to pink-red as well as intense green emeralds, while the gold petals are mirror-polished to enhance the shine.

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