Dressed to impress: stand-out high jewels of the year

Highly precious and one-of-a-kind, the jewels that impressed me in 2018 from Cartier to Bulgari and one very interesting independent designer from Asia. 

  • The unusual combination of a 17.12-carat morganite combined with two fiery opals and  pink sapphires create an exciting kaleidoscope of colour in Cartier’s Yoshino ring.
  • Each Cindy Chao Black Label Masterpiece is the result of over 10,000 hours of craftsmanship. This ruby Peony brooch won Cindy Chao an 'Outstanding Object' award at London's prestigious Masterpiece Fair 2018. 
  • ‘Precious Ruffles’ necklace from Bulgari Wild Pop high jewellery collection in pink gold with 11 Zambian drop-cut emeralds totalling 65.74 carats, amethysts turquoises and diamonds.
  • Bursting with brightness the Piaget Sunlight Blazing Sky brooch features a 15-carat rubellite surrounded by a halo of rubies, pink sapphires and the sparkle of diamonds.
  • Africa in jewels like you have never seen before in the Les Mondes de Chaumet Talismania ring with sugarloaf-cut rubellites, malachite and tsavorite garnet for an exciting new Africa-inspired style. 
  • Chaumet Memoire Assouline book cover
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  • Chaumet African ant earrings Evans Mbugua

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