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How to Sparkle at the Emmys: 10 High-Jewelry Pieces Perfect for the Carpet

11:33 AM 7/14/2017

by Laurie Brookins

More bling, more fun.

Clockwise from top left: Courtesy of Cindy Chao, Chopard, Van Cleef & Arpels, Chaumet and Buccellati

Last week’s high-jewelry presentations in Paris offered up plenty of dazzling, one-of-a-kind choices for the red carpet on Sept. 17.

  • De Beers' Soothing Lotus Necklace

    Courtesy of De Beers

    De Beers themed its 2017 high-jewelry collection on the phases of a blooming lotus: Here, the Soothing Lotus necklace evokes the idea of dusk and dappling light, and is crafted of 227 rough and polished diamonds — including a 6.06-carat pear-shaped drop — for a total of 159.46 carats, all set in 18-karat white, yellow and rose gold (because no two rough diamonds are exactly alike, individual settings had to be custom-crafted to suit the shape and color of each stone); price upon request, debeers.com.

  • Buccellati Cocktail Earrings

    Courtesy of Buccellati

    Buccellati’s Cocktail earrings highlight two baroque pearls totaling 56.24 carats, surrounded by engraved “feathers” in 18-karat yellow gold embellished with 70 round-cut diamonds totaling 1.16 carats; price upon request, buccellati.com.

  • Piaget Azzurro Bisazza Necklace

    Courtesy of Piaget

    Piaget’s “Sunlight Journey” high-jewelry collection for 2017 is inspired by how light changes throughout the day on villages along the Amalfi coast. The Azzurro Bisazza necklace is meant to evoke thoughts of both the blues of the Mediterranean and the mosaics found in that part of Italy — set in 18-karat white gold, the piece features an emerald-cut blue Ceylon sapphire totaling 20.14 carats, surrounded by blue sapphires, black opals and white diamonds; price upon request, piaget.com.

  • Dior Trianon Emeraude Asymmetrical Earrings

    Courtesy of Dior

    Dior Joaillerie creative director Victoire de Castellane was inspired by the gardens of Versailles for the label’s high-jewelry collection, seen in these Trianon Emeraude asymmetrical earrings of emeralds, yellow and white diamonds, onyx and pink sapphires set in 18-karat white and pink gold; price upon request, dior.com.

  • Cindy Chao White Label Collection Emerald Dragonfly Brooch

    Courtesy of Cindy Chao

    Known for her nature-driven pieces, Cindy Chao spent six years pondering how to craft the perfect dragonfly; her White Label Collection Emerald Dragonfly brooch features a 2.71-carat, fan-shaped emerald, 14.60 carats of baroque emeralds, a .85-carat cushion-cut emerald, and white diamonds totaling 31.17 carats, all set in 18-karat white gold; price upon request, cindychao.com.

  • Chanel's Endless Knot Necklace

    Courtesy of Chanel

    Chanel’s 2017 “Flying Cloud” high-jewelry collection takes its name from the Duke of Westminster’s yacht (he and Coco Chanel were famously rumored to be lovers). The nautical-themed jewels include this Endless Knot necklace in 18-karat white gold, set with a round-cut diamond totaling 3.51 carats, two pear-cut diamonds totaling 6.19 carats, 2,637 round-cut diamonds, and 106 rose-cut diamonds; price upon request, chanel.com.

  • Chopard Earrings

    Courtesy of Chopard

    For Chopard’s “Silk Road” 2017 high-jewelry collection, co-president and artistic director Caroline Scheufele partnered with Chinese designer Guo Pei to create jewels that would work seamlessly on a haute-couture runway — and, by extension, the red carpet. These earrings are crafted in 18-karat white gold and platinum to highlight emeralds totaling 5.46 carats, tanzanites totaling 16.26 carats, and white diamonds totaling 4.38 carats; price upon request, chopard.com.

  • Van Cleef & Arpels Papillon Secret Watch

    Courtesy of Van Cleef & Arpels

    As its name implies, surprises are hidden in the “Le Secret” high-jewelry collection for 2017 by Van Cleef & Arpels. On this Papillon Secret watch, a timepiece with mother-of-pearl dial and manual-winding movement can be found beneath the wings of a butterfly on this cuff crafted in 18-karat white gold and embellished with diamonds, black spinels, onyx, white mother of pearl, and emeralds, including an emerald-cut Colombian emerald totaling 14.57 carats; price upon request, vancleefarpels.com.

  • Chaumet Aria Passionata Ring

    Courtesy of Chaumet

    Chaumet was inspired by music and music festivals for its 2017 high-jewelry collection, with the “Aria Passionata” grouping taking its cue from La Scala in Milan. This ring is crafted in 18-karat pink gold and lacquer and is set with a cushion-cut vivid red Mozambique pigeon’s blood ruby totaling 6.02 carats, two cabochon-cut rubies totaling 2.20 carats and 1.50 carats, rhodolite garnets in oval, baguette and round cuts, baguette-cut rubies, and round-cut diamonds; price upon request, chaumet.com.

  • Cartier Necklace

    Courtesy of Cartier

    Three briolette-cut fancy yellow diamonds, eight button-shaped and round white cream natural pearls and white diamonds highlight this necklace set in platinum, from the 2017 Resonances de Cartier high-jewelry collection; price upon request, cartier.com.

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