Gems jewels & Watches
Summer in a
Jewels, Gems and Stones for the season
- team luxe List
Rubies are red, summer is soon – here’s a list of jewels that are sure to make you swoon
The onset of summer brings with it the promise of long and lazy days by the beach, outdoor dinners and ombré sunsets. Like fashion trends, jewellery trends are seasonal too. Of course, there are timeless pieces that are mostly cultural or contemporary in design and evergreen in nature.
The falling temperatures in winter have us grabbing those layers. While most of our bodies are covered, a stunning diamond earring or a bold statement ring can add the frost to compliment the weather. Summer is reserved for colourful creative expression and bold styles. Birds and butterfly motifs, bright hues and floral designs that mimic the spirit of the season.
Here are 5 must have designs for the summer of 2022:
Harry Winston – Promise Earrings from the Winston with Love Collection
Chronicling the often confusing and intense phases of love, this collection uses high quality diamonds and gemstones to spell out an acrostic poem.
This gemstone jewellery collection offers a modern interpretation of the signature Harry Winston aesthetic and consists of 39 pieces separated into 4 unique chapters:
L ─ Winston Light,
O ─ Winston Obsession,
V ─ Winston Vow, and
E ─ Winston Eternal.
The promise earrings take the shape of two hearts melting into one. Rubies, Pink Sapphires and yellow diamonds are placed carefully to appear like they are floating on your skin.
De Beers – Monarch Butterfly Ring from the Portrait of Nature Collection
This stunning design was crafted with pink, purple and orange diamonds and creates the illusion of a beautiful 3.5 carat butterfly sitting on your finger. The ring itself is protected from tarnishing with a thin layer of rhodium, this also increases the durability. In many Asian cultures, butterflies are a symbol of harmony and marital bliss, a diamond encrusted butterfly couldn’t be any different right?
Van Cleef & Arpels - Frivole® collection
Like a bouquet of flowers dancing in the breeze, the Frivole® collection by Van Cleef & Arpels stands out with its graphic yet airy aesthetic. Their heart-shaped petals, made of mirror-polished or pavé-set gold, play on light and reflections.The Frivole collection is enriched with seven new creations in yellow gold and rose gold set with rubies and emeralds. Each jewel offers a consummate combination of savoir-faire, from gem selection to mirror polishing. With their infinite reflections, the new designs pay tribute to the positive vision of life that is so dear to the Maison.
This year, the Maison is collaborating with Artist Alexandre Benjamin Navet. Recreating a sketchbook feel, he combines the Frivole creations to a bloom of colorful flowers.
Graff Wildflower Collection Diamond Sautoir Necklace
As the name suggests, this entire collection was inspired the daisy fields in Europe and defined by a naturalistic aesthetic. Colorless diamonds never go out of style, so this versatile piece can be styled all year round. Whether worn luxuriously long or doubled up, the necklace captures the joyful irreverence of the Wild Flower collection. Three different styles of diamonds (with a total of 4.85 carats) flower blossom with a unique beauty along the delicate white gold chain.
Boochier Slinkee Diamond Ring
Hong Kong based jewellery line Boochier, released their new line influenced by the nostalgia of care-free childhood days. One of their first items on display is a whimsical ring, encrusted with pink diamonds to represent a ‘slinkee.’ Designed to bring joy, the dazzling coiled rings not only invoke a sense of innocence and nostalgia but also preserve that memory in the form of blue, pink and white diamonds, 18K yellow gold with 1.90 carats. All pieces are handmade with love and as a result might differ slightly in colour, shape and size.