Put A Smile On Her Face This Valentine’s Day With Piaget Haute Joaillerie
by Ian Skellern
While Piaget may be better known for ultra-thin haute horlogerie (at least in my circles), the brand also has a fairly impressive haute joaillerie collection.
On a recent visit to the Piaget boutique in Geneva, two of the jewelry pieces caught my eye, and I thought I’d share them here in case anyone is still looking for that special something for Valentine’s Day.
Yes, it may well be too late to pick up one of these scintillating baubles in time, but between you and me, I really don’t think that she will mind waiting.
Each of the white flowers is hand-carved from a solid block of chalcedony, which is a form of silica, then carefully heated to obtain the pure white color. The stamens inside the flowers that hold the diamonds are white gold.
What’s that I hear you say? While the Piaget Cherry Flowers are nice, the special lady in your life thinks that the bright red rubies are a bit over the top and wonders if there might be something a little more subdued?
In that case, the Yves Piaget Roses necklace may be just the thing. What it lacks in color it more than makes up for in pure white (diamonds).
For more information, please visit www.hautejoaillerie-piaget.com/rose-passion.
Quick Facts Limelight Garden Party Cherry Flowers
5 cherry flowers hand-sculpted from solid blocks of chalcedony
1 fantasy pink cushion-cut tourmaline 22.77 ct
5 fantasy pink round-cut tourmalines 0.65 ct
2 fantasy pink pear-cut tourmalines 12.37 ct
15 fantasy pink round-cut tourmalines 0.33 ct
429 brilliant-cut white diamonds 16.08 ct
Price: 477,000 Swiss francs
Quick Facts Limelight Garden Party Yves Piaget Roses
1 F grade white round-cut diamond 0.64 ct
1 F grade white round-cut diamond 0.44 ct
12 pear-cut diamonds 8.16 ct
1 D grade white pear-cut diamond 1.09 ct
1 E grade white pear-cut diamond 0.44 ct
625 round-cut diamonds 33.33 ct
Price: 307,000 Swiss francs