Magic and mystery, romance and rarity – these are the fantastical elements evoked by Piaget’s new high jewelry collection, which offers a journey around a wondrous jungle. Named ‘Wings of Light’, the line reflects on how the freedom to create and imagine lies at the heart of the Maison.
For the collection, Parisian feather artist Nelly Saunier has sourced gems from Australia, Madagascar and the Ratnspura region of Sri Lanka, all in rich tropical colors. Among the highlights are the Enchanted Flight pieces, featuring a necklace, ring, earrings and ear cuffs.
At the core of the piece is the bird wing motif, bedecked with differently colored sapphires and spinel, with the gemsetting perfectly emulating the plumage of an exotic bird. Interestingly, the recreation of the bird has been completed using a 7.49 carats tourmaline called Paraiba. The Ecstatic Dance set features an enchanting combination of jewels, with pieces such as the manchette (cuff-bracelet) that required 250 hours of work to perfect.
Then, there’s the Magnificent Haven’s Secret Cenote cuff-style jewelry watch (see main image), featuring an Australian black opal, which demonstrates Piaget’s rich horological heritage. The pool of colors that reflects off of this watch is poetically called a ‘cenote’, a Spanish word translating to ‘holy well’.
The asymmetric design features a 22.68 carat Ceylon sapphire, which is known for being the best blue-toned sapphire in the world. The central dial of the watch seems to reflect ripples of water from within. The piece is the result of 230 hours of expert craftsmanship.
This scintillating jewelry collection takes us on a flight of fancy that transcends time. In Piaget’s world of heritage and innovation, we experience the perfection of nature. Come, join us.
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