Stone Flooring

    The most challenging aspect to creating Blancpain’s latest horological achievement was not its highly complicated movement, but it was constructing the diamond baguette dial. The $1.5 million 40mm Leman Tourbillon required the construction of a special case set with 242 matching baguette diamonds cut to fit together perfectly, and the dial is composed of 115 invisibly-set baguette diamonds. The dial’s parquet pattern required an incredibly complex system of rails to hold the stones from below, and an exacting order for mounting each of them—a demanding puzzle you may not fully appreciate for the sparkle it generates. (877.520.1735, www.blancpain.com

    ?James D. Malcolmson

    From Around the Web...
    Photography by Lisa Charles Watson, styling by Charles W. Bumgardner
    Italian jewelry house Vhernier calls on seasoned artisans to craft gorgeous new titanium designs…
    Here’s your chance to bid on the most dazzling designs of the season…
    Dazzling diamond designs that will deliver superb sparkle this season…
    Pearl designs to give your holidays some more glow…
    These fine-jewelry websites have chic designs for every style, and gifts for everyone on your list…
    Exceptional gifts and experiences to amaze the geophile in your life…
    Elizabeth von der Goltz, fine jewelry expert from Bergdorf Goodman, spotlights her must-have pieces...
    Borgo and Tiffany team up to create fresh, unexpected jewelry designs…
    Photo by Anthony Falcone
    The 29-year-old founder of Sabba has seduced savvy buyers with his jaw-dropping jewelry designs…
    These seven animal-inspired designs bring their wearers protection, good luck, and creative energy…