Baselworld, the acclaimed world watch and jewellery fair, which takes place in Basel, Switzerland closed its door on 27th of March. The largest annual fair was focused on rare coloured gemstones, bold designs, unique craftsmanship and one-off high-end jewellery and timepieces that were showcased by the most eminent jewellery houses. I wonder to pay your attention to the top 10 jewellery brands selected by Realm of Jewellery as the most notable that displayed and celebrated their heritage and new lines.
The Swiss luxury brand De Grisogono is known for its boldness aesthetic, unconventional design, experimenting with cuts, colors and craftsmanship. Fawaz Gruosi has managed to create the only “new” brand without the history, or “noble” origin, which possess powerful energy instead. Fawaz Gruosi’s jewellery features the most striking combinations of multicoloured gemstones. Without a moment’s hesitation Gruosi combines light blue turquoise with green tsavorites, pink opals and brown diamonds, onyx, sapphires, amethysts, icy diamonds, creating a textured juxtaposition, that we see in his India collection. He is perfectly well aware that what seems preposterous, incredible nowadays will become fashionable tomorrow and classical the day after tomorrow.
New York -based high jewellery brand Bayco displayed precious allure of gemstones: Imperiale rings with luscious rubies, deep blue sapphires, verdant emeralds in classic designs, wherein important stones were placed in the center with diamonds on the sides or surrounding, creating fascinating appeal and inimitable beauty. Bayco is all about pure luxury.
One of the most classical of Italian jewelers Picchiotti showcased high end necklace and ring adorned with an impressive cushion cut tanzanite surrounded by scintillating diamonds-real statement pieces that reflect Picchiotti’s signature style. An emblematic Rose brooch representing a flower, quintessential symbol of feminine beauty and love, entirely covered with diamond pave’ also took part of Picchiotti magnificent jewels at Baselworld.
Sutra jewels stand apart with their distinctive style. Presented at the fair the one-off necklace, featuring two impressive pear-shaped emeralds and pear-shaped diamonds and emeralds, diamonds pave’ , exudes elegance. This classical interpretation is a enchanting example of high jewellery which deserves to be worn by the most refined clientele.
This high jewellery brand was founded in luxurious island Capri that is the main source of inspiration. Every piece created by Chantecler embodies the unique beauty of the island using in particular way celestial turquoises and scarlet corals, purple amethysts, luscious pink opals which are mounted in white, yellow and rose gold. One-of-a-kind necklace featuring fancy shapes kogolongs with sparkling diamonds presented at Baselworld, enhance women’s personality, style and mood.
The eminent jewellery house Jacob&Co is known for it’s celebrity clientele and needs no introduction. The company highlighted at the fair Titanium Glam collection that offers large statement pieces designed to reflect the lights and encapsulate the splendor of the red carpet. Every piece is entirely studded with precious stones meticulously handcrafted by the most skilled craftsmen. The earrings are flexible, very comfortable to wear with a matching ring. Other important fancy -shaped pink and blue diamond earrings totalling of 15ct each earring were a real show-stopper item during the show. Jacob&Co jewels are perfect items to be handed down from generation to generation.
Lydia Courteille’s newest collection-Queen of Sheba illustrated definitely utmost combination of colours mixed with exceptional craftsmanship. Thus green tourmalines were surrounded by yellow sapphires, brown and white diamonds, tsavorites, peridots and opals mounted in black gold that characterize all jewels signed Lydia Courteille. The collection is dedicated to the Queen of Sheba who once reigned Ethiopia, where different religious influences nourished Ethiopian popular art. Lydia Courteille pays tribute to Ethiopia unveiling its cultural and geographical diversity.
Japanese pearl expert Mikimoto created unique pieces inspiring by nature, geometry, floral motifs using South Sea and Akoya pearls with precious stones surrounded by sparkling diamonds. This year show-stopper piece was definitely Greek goddess-inspired body jewellery that attracted attention of princesses of the Middle East that wondered to order them for their weddings. Mikimoto pearls allocate the fascinating appeal, sophisticated allure, luxurious beauty.
The historic jewellery house Faberge’ unveiled its latest fine jewellery egg pendants, which illustrate both exquisite craftsmanship and the finest coloured gemstones. The Imperatrice Emerald tassel embodies the splendour of the Imperial Romanov court. The Mosaic ruby pendant featuring 43,82 cts of invisible set princess cut Mozambican rubies is included in the new collection displayed at the fair.
Distinguished by utmost design and exceptional craftsmanship made in Italy, Stefan Hafner displayed his new lines at the fair. Angelica collection is inspired by the magical world of flowers which is incorporated by diamonds and rubies that complement each other harmoniously, creating high end jewellery item. Entirely studded with diamonds Venus choker-necklace by Stefan Hafner, resembling lace collars on portraits of Dutch artists, definitely embodies women’s grace and femininity.