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Continuing our look at the High Jewelry collections being presented in Paris, we’re sharing what we loved from de Grisogono., David Yurman., Messika., and Suzanne Syz.
Introducing the second installment in the “Born to Be Wild” High Jewelry collection, Messika presented a selection of twinkling diamond pieces designed with the pioneering woman in mind. With inspiration swept in from the desert winds of the west, the collection features pieces like a lasso-inspired necklace, which has two yellow cushion cut diamonds and 249 emerald cut white diamonds, configured into a shape reminiscent of the knotted rope used by a Cowboy. Other pieces designed for the wearer with a libertarian, can-do attitude include the unique Desert Bloom Mask, perfect for an elegant masquerade; the Saguaro pieces, designed for the emblematic cactus found in the American desert; and the boldly beautiful Wild Moon nose ring/earring combination, which revisits the bohemian squash blossom motif.
Returning with her funky, bejeweled Pop art style, Suzanne Syz debuted a series of earrings that we’ll not soon forget. Syz’s designs come in colors like burgundy, indigo, and aquamarine, and are each inlayed with tiny diamond chips—like a pair reminiscent of curled ribbons, or another that resembled wrinkled satin. The collection also includes variations of an Andy Warhol-esque pair of tiny soup cans that dangle from the ears—our favorite—and a selection of earrings that look as though they were pulled out of a comic book, reading words like “Damn,” “Glam,” “Sexy,” and “Drama,” in gold block letters.
For its new High Jewelry collection, de Grisogono began with classic jewelry elements like white gold and black, white, and brown diamonds, and twisted them into a series of modern-day beauties. Featuring a selection of necklaces and earrings, each piece bears a unique, curving shape and a striking aesthetic made to go with nearly anything, sure to turn heads wherever the wearer may be. Highlights included the Chiaroscuro Gold ribbons—a two-part earrings and cuff set that curls around the ear—and the Necklace set with 1,167 brilliant-cut white diamonds, featuring a 25-carat brown diamond in its center, and trails of brown diamonds leading away from each side.
David Yurman’s new designs presented us with a multitude of choices, including white and yellow gold, pearls, deeply colored stones, turquoise, and more. For the more practical wearer, we saw a reimagining of the house’s iconic chain link jewelry—seen in pieces like a gold quadruple-link bracelet and necklace, set with tiny diamonds. For rings, the collection featured a series of diamond-inlayed bubble shaped styles, each set with a colorful stone; and a textured gold and diamond band with a divine peach-colored pearl set in the middle. Other highlights included the turquoise and pink plated necklace with earrings to match, and the delicate-but-noticeable gold and diamond set with the geometric details.