FrontRunners: Gold Diggers

<< Back to Robb Report, November 2002

After more than two years in development, Chopard’s revolutionary new collection, christened Golden Diamonds, has made its debut. Caroline Gruosi-Scheufele, an owner of the family business and the creative force behind Chopard’s jewelry (800.CHOPARD, www.chopard.com), forged this new concept, which involves polishing and cutting gold nuggets in the same fashion as diamonds. The result is glamorous and bold jewelry featuring large faceted gold stones that are treated like precious gems.

“It’s fun and exciting jewelry because we are not restricted to the size of any gemstones,” says Gruosi-Scheufele. The Golden Diamonds come in white, yellow, pink, black, and blue gold with colorful genuine diamond and gemstone accents. The unveiling of the new collection coincides with the opening of two new Chopard stores at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas and on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills.

From Around the Web...
The inventive jewelry designer’s first store is located in a Los Angeles art gallery…
These five designers create earthy, edgy, and elegant jewelry for the modern man…
These rough-cut-diamond designs exude elegance, but with more edge than the traditional stones…
From cookie-filled gift baskets to stunning jewelry, here are 10 gifts for the lady in your life…
These exquisite jewels stole the show on last night’s red carpet…
The Parisian jeweler Valérie Messika takes a less-is-more approach when designing gemstone settings…
Every year, Paris comes alive for one week with incredible new jewelry designs…
The time-honored jewelry houses produce dazzling diamond designs sure to impress in any setting…
The 1,111-carat gem is about the size of a tennis ball and is second only to one of the Crown...
Photo by Lisa Charles Watson; Styling by Charles W. Bumgardner
Each of the six snowflakes in the series can be worn as a brooch, a necklace, or a bracelet…