The Ultimate Jewellery Guide For This Holiday Season
As anyone who loves beautiful things will tell you; there is nothing quite like jewellery. The sparkle, the history, the deep – almost spiritual – resonance of the Earth’s most precious minerals cut and shaped into exquisite artefacts that one can wear…it is truly a thing of immense beauty.
Throughout human history we have adorned ourselves with jewellery and it has served to communicate our status amongst our peers, show our devotion to our gods and even become the very symbols of ruling power.
Special moments and occasions have been tied to jewellery from the very beginning. From Britain’s ceremonial Crown Jewels and the Vatican treasures to the Mahajara’s bejewelled cloaks, jewellery has been an integral part of our human celebrations since we migrated out of neolithic caves.
With the holiday season in full swing, we can not think of a better time to celebrate the end of the year with a unique piece to gift to ourselves or those we love. It will, without a doubt, become something to cherish for a lifetime but even more excitingly – perhaps it will become an heirloom for future generations to enjoy.
DDW selects some of the most spectacular jewellery pieces to invest in today:
Bond Street London jeweller David Morris is one of the most respected creatives in the high jewellery arena, and it is easy to see why with this jaw-dropping collection.
With different skews each focusing on a different corner stone gem, this example exhibits the incredible sophistication with with blue stone ranges are implemented in their pieces. The Blue Sapphire Paradiso medallion necklace holds an impressive 46.10 carat no heat cushion sapphire in the centre, with sapphire, paraiba tourmaline and white diamonds surrounding and on the neck, all set in 18ct white gold. P.O.A.
Tie & DIOR
Tie & DIOR is brought to us by the magnificent mind of Dior Jewellery’s Artistic Director Victoire de Castellane. With this creative collection she presents a spectacular blend of styles that take inspiration from 1970’s tie-dye prints to Dior’s famous haute couture gowns.
The collection features a number of incredible necklaces, earrings and bracelets made up of colour-rich gemstones such as emeralds, sapphires, red rubies, pink sapphires, tsavorite garnets and paraiba tourmalines , punctuated by pearls and diamonds. P.O.A.
De Beers is known for single-handedly creating the global market for diamonds by crafting elegant diamond engagement rings, wedding rings and other show-stopping jewellery.
Among their most celebrated pieces are the Diamond Legends collection, and within that the Cupid necklace – inspired by the Roman god of love. Featuring a rare 3.04 carat fancy orange brown VS1 diamond, 54.10 carats of overall diamonds and a 18K white and rose gold mount. P.O.A.
Having left the De Grisogono house after many years, Grousi reconnects with his diamond roots by presenting a creative collection of pieces combining contrasting colour stones under a new own namesake label.
The Monochrome Collection blends abstraction and Art Deco with sculptural forms. Here, asymmetrical surfaces are pavé-set with shinning white diamonds and punctuated with black onyx. Truly exceptionally beautiful creations, P.O.A.
Tiffany & Co.
The Return to Tiffany Love Bugs collection draws inspiration from an urban garden, transforming iconic shapes into something unexpected and modern.
The Green Quartz Ladybug Ring in Sterling Silver and 18k Rose Gold contrasts the precious metal with a striking glowing stone that makes this piece into a perfect evening or daytime ring. From: $1,898 / £1425.
House of Garrad
The House of Garrard is the longest serving jeweller in the world and served as the official jeweller to the British Crown since 1843. Among the many iconic pieces, crowns, tiaras and brooches they have created over the years is Princess Diana’s sapphire cluster engagement ring, currently held by the Duchess of Cambridge.
This pair of platinum drop earrings from the Garrard 1735 collection are inspired by that ring and are set within central oval sapphires and round white diamonds. From: $31,981 / £24,000. Ring and pendant, POA.