Springtime delights

By admin Wednesday, 14 March 2012 7:10 PM

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Emma Stone

All of nature comes together in celebration of springtime. It is also a season which calls for special adornment of exclusive variety such as the pieces we have selected for you from the world’s leading jewellery brands. Blending rich, precious materials they are fabulous expressions of the most visionary designers of our times  


Legendary Italian house Bulgari continues to wow women world over. Its creations were seen on several leading ladies at recent awards ceremonies. One of them was the gorgeous Spanish actress Paz Vega, star of the box office hit ‘Spanglish’ whose lissom beauty was enhanced in no small measure by Bulgari’s bewitching Serpenti bracelet in pink gold, mother-of-pearl and diamonds at the recent 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. We also feature its strikingly attractive Vintage clip brooches in yellow gold dating to 1945, each of palmette design set with six cabochon sapphires and a line of pave set diamonds. Bulgari is available in the UAE at The Dubai Mall, Emirates Towers Boulevard, Mall of the Emirates and Marina Mall Abu Dhabi, and in Bahrain at Al A’ali Mall.


Diamonds as special as your dreams says leading diamond jeweler De Beers presenting you true ring temptations in its glamorous Reverie collection. Designed with white gold, yellow and pink gold they are set with its much-coveted diamonds. With names such as Butterfly Band, Petal Band, Dew Drop and Love Band it would be hard for any woman worth her name to choose just one (or even two for that matter). So we present you all of them on a dandelion stalk to select as you like and maybe finally collect all of them!


It has been a decade since Italian jewellery label Pomellato first released its iconic ring, Nudo. In celebration of it’s 10th year, Pomellatointroduced the New Nudo ring – an extra-large, stronger version in seven intense tones such as blue  London topaz, Madera quartz, amethyst, lemon quartz, peridot and tangerine garnet. It is showcased to stunning beauty by brand ambassador and talented, award-winning actress Tilda Swinton. Priced at Dhs 13,100/ each, the rings are available at the Pomellato boutique in the UAE, located in Emirates Towers Boulevard, Dubai.


LIALI Jewellery, the leading jewellery retailer in UAE, unveils its amazing new diamond jewellery collection titled Mirage including rings, earrings and pendants in round and princess shapes. Showcasing powerful brilliance and designed to present from one up to 5 carat solitaire looks, each of these gorgeous jewels are offered at unbelievably affordable prices that will simply astound and baffle you! The secret to their stunning ‘wattage’ lies in LIALI’s acclaimed craftsmanship and ability to feature several diamonds of lesser caratage in close composition resulting in a powerful fusion of dazzling radiance that is testimony to the Dubai based jewellery retailer’s dedication to offer its fans dream jewels at tempting prices.


Fope, the renowned Italian jewellery house, unfurls a sophisticated range of necklaces, pendant chains, bangles, short drop earrings and rings in its enticing Mondrian collection for women on the move. Crafted in yellow, rose and white gold, set with diamonds and South Sea pearls it is inspired by the works of acclaimed Dutch abstract painter Piet Mondrian. The jewels perfectly epitomise the eight decade old brand’s ability to present exciting expressions in adornment. Fope’s Mondrian collection is now available at select Damas Les Exclusives Boutiques in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.


Since 1935, Australia’s pearling pioneer Paspaley has unfurled its breathtakingly beautiful and inherently rare South Sea pearls and jewellery collections featuring its precious cache. Its latest collection Muse is inspired by the essence of the contemporary woman and offers stylish necklaces, pendant chains, bangles, earrings   and rings styled to drape easily. Their central motif is a cabochon sphere encircled by shimmering  diamonds; featuring dramatic black onyx; soft pink rose quartz, morganite and hypnotic moonstone. Exquisitely crafted like a Fabergé egg, each is a perfect complement to its timeless South Sea pearls.


Guaranteed to make you smile any season is Disney’s most loved character, Mickey Mouse. So famed Swiss luxury watches and jewellery house Chopard selects him for its charming new collection titled Happy Mickey offering delicate rose gold or white gold double-strand necklaces, pendant chains and drop earrings with mobile diamonds. Whether through explicit references or discreet nods to the vivacious character, the extremely varied jewellery models humorously and subtly emphasize Mickey’s most singular characteristics: his broad smile, twinkling eyes, or simply his unique and instantly recognisable round ears.


Acclaimed Spanish jewellery house Carrera y Carrera’s passion for its art is very much evident in its beautiful Bambu rings crafted in white or yellow gold with diamonds and onyx, which ‘frame’ delicate bamboo shoots. It instantly reminds us of our inherent link to nature and her precious value in our lives. Matching them perfectly are its Afrodita earrings in yellow gold and diamonds which feature a shell spiral. They are part of its fresh, innovative Mediterraneo collection inspired by the legends of sea goddesses and nymphs through exquisite craftsmanship in yellow gold, white gold and diamonds.


Inspired by the earth’s unstoppable power and energy, 121-year old jewellery house Mouawad presents its Lava   collection – an explosion of brilliance capturing the alluring moment when molten lava ruptures from deep within the earth’s core. The result – a collection of exquisitely hand-crafted pieces in 18k rose gold set with citrines and black and white diamonds, meticulously forged and randomly layered together to form a powerfully frenetic lava motif. We feature its show-stopping ring and necklace, two red carpet-worthy pieces for the modern fashionista.


From leading jewellery and watch retailer Levant we have selected three attractive rings; the sumptuous Nastro ring from Palmiero featuring diamonds and pink gemstones on pink gold settings and the pristinely elegant Scavia Chimera ring in white gold, set with diamonds where a rare rainbow hued gemstone plays protagonist. We also feature the timeless grace and beauty of Annamaria Cammilli’s Black Rose ring featuring a rose in full bloom designed in pink gold with diamonds. All three are a fabulous tribute to the art of jewellery.


Italian maestro Roberto Coin has thrilled the world with his creations, hailed as sculptural works of art. Of particular interest are those featuring insects such as scorpions and animals such as horses. In tribute of the Chinese Year New Year he presents the eye-catching Dragon collection. We feature its stunning bangle designed in rose and white gold  highlighted by diamonds, rubies and enamel work showcasing the mythical beast with flared nostrils and ears flying   backwards, willing to encircle your wrist in meek submission...


We can’t agree more, when hailed Parisian jewellery house Van Cleef & Arpels says that the reason for its Alhambra collection is because “Happiness reinvents itself everyday.” Its famous Alhambra motif of a 4-petal clover leaf is steeped in the symbolism of good luck. We feature its yellow gold sautoir dating to 1973 which is highlighted by its Alhambra motifs studded with green malachite. Light and colourful, it’s a perfect piece for springtime. And so is its delightful Lucky Alhambra charm bracelet which has butterfly, floral, heart as well as its Alhambra motifs.


Juxtaposing bright green and pink to exciting effect in its attractive BO Mosaique earrings is well known French brand Chanel. They are part of its stunning Secrets de Orient collection and are composed of 18k yellow gold settings, with emeralds, sapphires, rubies and Indonesian cultured pearls in geometric designs. Inspired by Coco Chanel’s love for Byzantine art, this collection is a veritable treasure trove offering an inexhaustible supply of delights. We also feature its ethereal Soleil Pastel necklace in 18k yellow gold featuring tourmalines, coloured stones such as sapphires and garnets, Akoya cultured pearls and brilliant diamonds.


For an extraordinary treat in springtime we feature legendary Parisian house Cartier’s famous and grand Daisy Fellowes Tutti Frutti necklace. Precious colored stones sourced from India led the brand to invent a luscious multigem style that was to become its hallmark in the 1920’s. These pieces, later known as Tutti Frutti jewels, carved with leafy shapes, combined with cabochons and smooth or ribbed beads. The most magnificent piece is surely the “Hindu necklace’ made  for Daisy Fellowes in 1936, who commissioned Cartier to create a flexible collar of rubies, emeralds, sapphires and diamonds set in platinum, with a removable clip brooch in the center, composed of two huge sapphires.


Tiffany & Co., the world-renowned jeweler and diamond authority, celebrates the Year of the Dragon with jewelry of   legendary style, handcrafted with gems of superb quality. Each gift is wrapped in the Tiffany Blue Box®, an international symbol of excellence. Its graceful Victoria collection features marquise-cut diamonds that form four- petalled floral motifs repeated in a feminine necklace, bracelet and earrings. Sure to usher in divine good luck is its charming new cameo ring ‘Simply Angelic’ featuring a cherub at play in a mythical garden. It is carved from a sardonyx shell and is mounted on platinum highlighted by diamonds.


Sure to tempt you further is a marvelous and exclusive ring from one of the world's most well known jewelry house’s Emerald Worldspecializing in exclusive handcrafted jewelry collections of stunning beauty featuring luscious green Colombian emeralds. Fashioned in yellow gold settings, the jewel features a floral motif with a   peerless pearl in its heart surrounded by eight round emeralds each of which is in turn ringed by diamond brilliants. Discover more such bewitching jewels at the jewelry boutique of Emerald World located in Dubai at  Almas Tower in Jumeirah Lakes Towers.