Best Of The Best 2006: Star Power

  • Jill Newman

A highlight of the latest high jewelry collection from Chopard is a flowing necklace made of 15 rare, cushion-cut emeralds totaling more than 100 carats. Chopard spent more than a year collecting the matching stones and then another six months cutting and setting them into the piece. “It’s as soft as a carpet, and that makes it especially beautiful,” says Caroline Gruosi-Scheufele, Chopard’s copresident and creative director.

A pink sapphire bracelet required equal persistence and patience: It features 128 matching pink sapphires, weighing a total of 282 carats and set in pink gold in the shape of connected flowers. The piece also includes 25 round diamonds that enhance the color intensity of the sapphires.

Chopard
800.246.7273
www.chopard.com

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