Jewels from day one at Baselworld

Our first day in Basel was stuffed with sensational jewellery. Here are our favourites.

15
  • Messika founder and designer Valerie’s fresh and fun take on diamonds has brought this classic gem to the attention of a new generation. This one-of-a-kind high jewellery collar is incredibly light and packed with diamonds.
  • Good things come in threes, and at Graff we were greeted with this trio of rings. Called the Helter Skelter, each gem has been cut specifically to fit the complex swirling design. 
  • At Bayco they saved the best till last: a 15.09-carat unheated Burmese ruby with an eight-figure price tag, re-cut from an estate jewel. You won’t see many like this in your lifetime.
  • Beirut-based designer Christina Debs debuted a new collection called Lace, with a fun mix-and-match element. Incredibly flexible and very easy to wear, our favourites were the rings, which you can wear whichever way you like.
  • Jacob & Co’s zesty Fancy Vivid 2.40-carat green diamond, with lime undertones, is so rare, this colourful creation retails for over $2 million.
  • Hanocks London vintage 1930 Art Deco Elizabeth Taylor jade and coral ring, at TEFAF 2017
     
  • -
  • Garaude Wave ring and earrings
     

Support our Work with a Contribution of any Amount

We need your help to keep The Jewellery Editor’s independence so that we can continue to offer quality writing that’s open to everyone around the world.

It means we can give a full and varied picture of the big, wide world of jewellery and watches whether it is on our website or social media channels.

Every contribution is hugely appreciated and key to ensuring our future.

Terms and conditions

We use our own and third party cookies to improve your experience and our services. If you continue, we consider that you accept their use. You can get more information on your website at cookies policy.