August 2020: What's New In Jewellery
We list the best new jewellery pieces, events, and impressive auction sales. From Fred's new summertime pieces, to Bulgari's B.zero1 Rock collection, we're keeping you up to date with the world of high jewellery.
A Christie’s online auction of three stunning jewellery pieces specially created by Anna Hu has helped raise funds to support healthcare workers fighting Covid-19. Last month, the pieces were sold by Diamonds that Care, the newly launched social responsibility initiative of Alrosa, the world’s largest diamond mining company.
The new B.zero1 Rock collection is a stylish extension of Bulgari's signature B.zero1 line. This collection’s cutting-edge jewellery is made using blocks of black ceramic and wedges of yellow and rose gold. Designed to be unisex, B.zero1 Rock comes with or without diamonds. Take your pick!
Several pieces by Harry Winston, whose nickname was the ‘King of Diamonds’, were sold last month at Phillips’ Hong Kong Jewels and Jadeite sale. A stunning pair of platinum and yellow gold ear clips set with emeralds and diamonds went under the hammer for a breathtaking US$370,000.
Beatrice Borromeo is an Italian aristocrat-turned-Monegasque royal with a penchant for haute couture, but she’s also well known for her elegant jewellery. The mother of two is the wife of Pierre Casiraghi, the grandson of Grace Kelly and Rainier III, Prince of Monaco, and she stars in a new campaign for Buccellati. Shot by British photographer Josh Olins in Rome, where Borromeo lived and worked as a political journalist and documentary maker a decade ago, Borromeo wows in several black-and-white photographs that capture her gracefulness.
Boghossian once again shines a spotlight on rare and exceptional gemstones. The brand’s new Remarkable collection features twists of turquoise beads, milky mother-of-pearl and Australian opal.
Exhibition: Discover the Gemstones, Ruby & Sapphire
Discover the Gemstones, Ruby & Sapphire is the latest educational exhibition staged at L’École Asia Pacific, School of Jewelry Arts. For the display, gemmologist Billie Hughes used photomicrography to capture the snowflakelike cracks and pencilthin fractures found in gemstones. Rubies and sapphires accompany the photo exhibition, both in their natural form and set in jewellery, while visitors are encouraged to use microscopes to examine the sparklers for themselves. “Gemstones are often celebrated for their aesthetic beauty and vibrant colours,” says Olivier Segura, gemmologist and scientific director of L’École. “However, we want people to think beyond this."
Discover the Gemstones, Ruby & Sapphire exhibition at L’École Asia Pacific, School of Jewelry Arts, runs until September 30
The perfect summertime shade, turquoise is making a triumphant return thanks to Fred. The French jewellery brand has released sparkling pink gold interpretations of its iconic Chance Infinie line, which are set with a calming blue-green turquoise lacquer.