Celebrating 100 years of precision and passion, Baselworld hosted its milestone edition this year from March 23rd to 30th at Basel, Switzerland. Marketing Director of Aviamost Fady Boustany was there to witness it all and brings readers a firsthand account.
Diamond jeweler Messika Paris celebrates a decade of its popular Move collection offered now in the XL and the XS versions. Its inspiration for the Swinging Paris necklace is the 1920’s fashion designer Madeleine Vionnet who invented the famous Bias Cut, and features 35.4 cts of diamonds reminding one of champagne bubbles.
Roberto Coin has a unique style of his own and it’s displayed in the new sculpturally facetted Cocktail Maxi ring collection where malachite figures. As each malachite piece has a distinctive band of its own, no two rings will be alike. Adding a tasteful sparkle are two rows of diamonds and a secret ruby, Coin’s signature touch.
China’s fable of the fire dragon named Orochie revives Spanish jeweler Carrera y Carrera's popular Círculos de Fuego collection to present a mesmerizing range of pendants, bracelets, earrings, wedding bands and rings in white gold with green, yellow, and white diamonds, as well as pieces crafted in yellow gold with yellow sapphires and white diamonds. The Nankin ring and Shanghai necklace stand out as iconic pieces and best-sellers for the brand.
Deceptively simple designs make Marco Bicego jewels a delight in themselves. The designer takes up the ‘green cause’ so to speak in his Lunaria Unico Jade earrings which flaunt a nonchalant charm of their own.
Bold and assertive designs are the hallmark of Jacob & Co. jewels and we see this with force in its new Art Deco inspired Colombian Muzo emeralds cuffs. It took almost two years to source the exceptionally rare, natural pear-cut 74.33 carat and 70.57 carat vivid green Colombian Muzo emeralds. The intricately detailed hand-cut black spinel is set into 18k white gold, while three rows of brilliant diamonds at the top of the cuff and one row below total 118.13 carats, make it dazzle further.
Japanese pearling pioneer Mikimoto presents its amazing Sunburst necklace and matching earrings featuring finest South Sea cultured pearls ringed by a dazzling halo of diamonds. This is one set for the red carpet or even a bridal beauty where the beauty of each sumptuous pearl is showcased to regal grandeur.
For those seeking an ethical way of life and sustainability, Atelier Swarovski has the perfect solution in the form of its Atelier Swarovski Fine Jewellery collection featuring handcrafted necklaces, bracelets, earrings and rings. They are presented in the themes: Art Deco, Mosaic and Concentric and feature crystals as well as Swarovski Created Diamonds which possess the same hardness and brilliance of naturally sourced diamonds, but minus the conflict.
Korloff comes up with a new diamond cut, the 88-facet cut, the centrepoint of an exceptional collection. It’s a dazzling tribute to the 88-carat Korloff Noir, one of the biggest black diamond in the world and the emblem of the Maison Korloff. Cut to a rounded shape, this new cut shows 40 facets on the crown and 48 on the pavilion that light up everything around it and reveals a brilliant star at the core of the stone.
Pasquale Bruni pays ode to all things green with its Bon Ton Chrysoprase jewels fashioned in rose gold while its Sissi Ice Blue plays with wintery hues and charming heart motifs adding a playful touch in white gold settings sparkling with diamonds.