Jewelry & Watches

Neckworthy – Statement Necklaces

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Each year, the jewelry houses the world over unveil collections inspired by signature motifs, newer interpretations, finest gemstones, colorless diamonds of the highest quality all set together with meticulous craftsmanship, extraordinary artistry and ingenuity.

With the beginning of the New Year, let’s take a quick look at all the gorgeous statement necklaces and vivid inspirations that have made them our favorites in 2016. These are unarguably ‘neckworthy.’

Cartier’s love for floral motifs prompted it to translate the imagination into a stunning necklace in its aptly Cartier Magicien collection. A mythical Aztec creature becomes the Maison’s muse for its Quetzal set featuring a showstopper white gold and diamond necklace with a chunky rubellite as its centerpiece. The sacred feathered serpent that is said to bridge the earth and sky inspired the novel high jewelry design.

Scripting yet another love story with gemstones and color, Bulgari brings to life the lushness in nature and the effervescent joy of basking in the fragrance and beauty of blossoms. Capturing the emotions and transforming it into wearable art, Fiore Allegro creations take you on a visual tour of a verdant garden, spring buds and wildflower fields. The necklace set in white gold features blossoms in aquamarines and rubellites with spinel beads to berries. Round brilliant-cut diamonds and pavé-set diamonds hem the neckline of the Fiore Allegro necklace; a fine tribute to nature in all its splendor.

Chanel, Chaumet, Chopard, De Grisogono, Boucheron, Graff, Piaget, as well as Tiffany & Co have delightful interpretations that resonate with their design legacy. Adorn yourself in these standout high jewelry beauties.

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Smitha Sadanandan

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Black & Gold, a Combination of Time-lessness

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Black is a timeless color in its own right, so what if it was paired with a gold case that reveals time in absolute elegance? It’s a dreamy marriage that lasts a lifetime and we couldn’t be more grateful!

Regardless of the color of gold, it will certainly add to the charm of the piece when set against the strong black of the watch’s dial, straps or both. So, take your pick of white, yellow or pink gold cases that embrace your wrist with a sophisticated black strap. And for an additional touch of sparkle, diamonds come to make this blend more complete in the eyes of the elegant woman and redefine casual exquisiteness in their own way.

And just in case you were wondering whether the size of the watch would make it look sportier, we assure you that it won’t. In fact, the watches that we carefully chose for you will actually prove the opposite. So, the verdict? Black and gold always scream luxury. Join us below to take a look at our marvelous picks!

Article Written by Mirella Haddad

Cartier, Baignoire Allongée watch
 
Hermès, Galop d’Hermès watch
 
de Grisogono, Lovivi watch
 
Jaeger-LeCoultre, Rendez-Vous Moon watch
 
Boucheron, Serpent Bohème watch
Dior, Dior VIII Montaigne Clair de Lune watch – Limited edition
 
Montblanc, Bohème Manufacture Perpetual Calendar watch – limited to 100 pieces
 
Parmigiani Fleurier, Tonda 1950 Stone-Set watch
 
Tiffany & Co., Tiffany Cocktail watch
CHANEL, Première Boy Tweedy Strap watch
 
Van Cleef & Arpels, Sweet Alhambra watch
 
Chopard, Happy Sport Oval watch

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Get Luxurious with Van Cleef & Arpels at Flânerie Colbert

This year’s Flânerie Colbert is taking place at the Galleria Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi. This exhibition celebrates “10,000 Years of Luxury” as Comité Colbert is gathering the most prestigious houses from around the world. Luxury is found in many aspects and Van Cleef & Arpels’ partnership titled “A Dialogue on Colors”, with both Manufacture de Sèvres and Maison Chloé sets the best example as they combine high jewelry, fashion and porcelain. Amazing pieces are displayed from which the creative Panka set, the colorful designs inspired by the Indian traditions, the multi-style Jeanne-Antoinette long necklace from Les Audacieuses collection, the Zip Antique Rayon de Saphir necklace and the Flying Butterfly ring. And from November 12 all these jewelry marvels and many more are at the reach of your hand.   

Aiming to dazzle all high jewelry lovers, collectors and connoisseurs, Van Cleef & Arpels wants to inspire “intellectual and emotional understanding of jewelry and share our knowledge of this secret world with the public” expressed Alessandro Maffi, Managing Director of Van Cleef & Arpels Middle East & India comments.

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Rounded Creativity

Cover Photo Courtesy of Louis Vuitton

We don’t know if you agree with us, but there is something about round shapes that makes every piece extremely feminine. The reason might be the curves that render this shape softer or the fact that it draws our attention to it from nothing but a single glimpse. Whatever it may be, embracing this softness and femininity can only be achieved by choosing the right pieces. Not any pieces, bejeweled ones!

Jewelry is already the emblem of elegance, so imagine if it were accompanied by a load of circles used in the most creative of ways to make the pieces a language only a stylish woman can speak. In fact, the jewelry industry never misses the chance to explore geometric shapes, and round ones have certainly reached the highest levels of excellence.

Lately, the world of jewelry is going round and round and amazing us with its wonderful creations. Be it a pair of earrings, a bracelet, a pendant or a ring, everything will make you dizzy – in a good way of course! From Louis Vuitton to Van Cleef & Arpels, Dior, de Grisogono, Tiffany & Co., Bvlgari and many others, every jewelry house has its own way in expressing its well-rounded creativity. Check our picks below, and dare to explore them all!

Article Written by Mirella Haddad

Louis Vuitton, B Blossom pendant
de Grisogono, Toi & Moi bracelet
Van Cleef & Arpels, Perlée ring
Dior, Rose des Vents bracelet
Piaget, Possession pendant
Tiffany & Co., HardWear earrings
Vhernier, Pirouette ring
Bvlgari, B.zero1 pendant
Georg Jensen, Magic earrings
 
Jacquie Aiche, Shaker necklace
 
Chaumet, Liens Séduction earrings
 
Pomellato, Sabbia earrings
 
Louis Vuitton, B Blossom ring
 
de Grisogono, Gypsy ring
 
Van Cleef & Arpels, Perlée pendant
 
Dior, Mimi Rose necklace
 
Piaget, Possession ring

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Chopard’s Happy Must-Haves

Diamonds are there to always make women happy and what actually make them happier are dancing diamonds! Exuding joy and elegance, Chopard’s Happy Diamonds collection - which is available at Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons - makes the heart of every woman who wears these playful creations skip a beat. With every new selection of pieces that Chopard unveils under the name of Happy Diamonds, elegance gets redefined and jewelry proves once again to be a reason behind the smile of a sophisticated woman who never misses the chance to update her jewelry box with novelties.

In addition to carrying a message of love and joy, Chopard’s new Happy Hearts and Happy Hearts Wings jewelry pieces earn their place as the house’s new talismans of happiness, accompanying the modern woman through her daily adventures and drawing a smile on her face with nothing but a simple look at them every now and then.

One heart became a bouquet of hearts – spreading even more love through a necklace that embraces your neck with elegance. The same goes for the earrings, in which the heart has doubled to leave one resting against the earlobe and another positioned beneath the ear. More freedom and lightness is expressed through the new Happy Hearts Wings pieces – which bring together three hearts to create a butterfly effect.

With these novelties, Chopard proves once again that “Little Diamonds Do Great Things”. Join us and check out the new “happy” must-haves.

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Embrace Modernity with These 10 Timepieces

Cover Photo Courtesy of Audemars Piguet

Ladies, we would like to welcome you to the modern world, where creativity knows no limits and audacity constitutes the cornerstone of every contemporary woman’s style. Like everything in this universe, watchmaking also takes quite a stunning modern direction, fit for the most sophisticated of women.

This certainly doesn’t steal the charm of classic timepieces – which will always be cherished and honored as legends that stood the test of time, but offers options that speak more to the younger generations and to those who would like to flaunt their contemporary spirit through a watch that sits on their wrist like a second skin.

From casual creations to slightly more sophisticated marvels, the world of watchmaking is making us fall under the charm of its offerings. Whether the watch expresses a one-of-a-kind contemporary feel through its dial, strap, case or its entire design, it will never fail to add the necessary touch of modernity to your look. Ready to embrace this style? Join us below and check our picks!

Article Written by Mirella Haddad

Dior, Grand Bal Plume Noire watch
Bvlgari, Serpenti Spiga watch
Hermès, Arceau H Déco watch
CHANEL, J12 Édition Noire watch
 
Audemars Piguet, Millenary Frosted Gold Philosophique watch
 
Piaget, Possession watch
Jaeger-LeCoultre, Dazzling Rendez-Vous watch
Cartier, Baignoire Allongée watch
Fabergé, Dalliance watch
 
Chopard, Happy Sport watch

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A New Window to Piaget’s World

In the pursuit of transforming gold, stones and precious gems into distinguished creations, Piaget came to life back in 1874. Since then, the French house never seizes to amaze us. This November, Piaget managed to astound us once again with the new store at The Galleria, Al Maryah Island in Abu Dhabi. The balance between audacity and elegance embodies the store’s warm environment that will steal your heart; it will make you feel like you are exactly where you belong.

With the Maison’s new amazing collection colors surrounding you from gold to white, coral red, pink, yellow, and the Piaget Blue, the charm level is just overwhelming. This new Piaget haven shines through the new gold and diamond pieces from the latest “Piaget Sunlight” collection. And if you think that’s all, you would be absolutely wrong, as Piaget also gives you the opportunity to get immersed in its “Piaget Possession” universe and indulge in its stunning timepieces.

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