Swiss luxury watchmaker and jeweler Piaget unveiled the Wings of Light collection which is divided into three thematic chapters, each with its own unique style.
Chapter 1 – Enchanted flight
The name of the collection, the Wings of Light, suggests that the design of the jewelry pieces is inspired by the wing of birds, that has long been cherished as a design motif in jewelry through the ages. Recreating rich tropical colors, the feather marquetry – by Maître d’Art Nelly Saunier – and the gemsetting work follow the feathers of an exotic bird by utilizing, in addition to feathers, a rainbow of differently colored sapphires and spinel. The Majestic Plumage necklace is embellished with a rare and special 7.49 carats tourmaline known as Paraiba. The earrings are garnished with red spinel. These 2.70 carats gems from Tanzania are unusual to see as matching pear-shapes and with a pink blush adding to their rarity and value.
Chapter 2 – Magnificent Haven
The second chapter of the Wings of Light collection glorifies the natural pool, an oasis in the desert. Poetically called ‘cenote’ (translated from the Spanish as ‘holy well’), this natural pool is a place of rest, where the color of the water reflects and soothes us into a gentle state of calm. The centerpiece of the collection is the necklace from the Secret Cenote Set, a ‘Ceylon’ sapphire that mimics the crystal clear water of the cenote itself. The 22.68 carat sapphire comes from the acclaimed Ratnapura region of Sri Lanka. The fairy-tale beauty of the cenote repeats in the ring, perfectly designed with a 11.34 carat sapphire from Madagascar.
Chapter 3 – Ecstatic Dance
The final third chapter of the collection is dedicated to the pink and gold sunset. “The sunset lights are created in the jewels with unique combinations of materials. Rubellites and pink tourmalines glow like hot coals, while rose gold, chosen to reflect the warmth of the tones of the sunset, is treated with the delicacy of ‘Palace Décor’, a hand-made golden engraving finish using age-old techniques and special instruments to produce a soft effect etched on the surface of the gleaming metal. But it is the ground-breaking partnership of leather, wood, and mother-of-pearl marquetry that paints a different picture to any that have gone before it.” This chapter includes earrings, a cuff bracelet with a 22-centimeter central rubellite resembling the setting sun, and a tourbillon watch.
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