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Chopard Celebrates with the A-List


Jewelry events thrown by luxury design houses are often the best parties for bauble gawking, and no one does it better than Chopard.

Celebrating 150 years of sparkling style and the launch of their couture collection, Animal World (see an earlier post for details), the Swiss watch and jewelry maker threw a soiree last night at Manhattan’s Frick Museum where A-list beauties mingled with high society – all dripping in Chopard diamonds.


Gwyenth Paltrow looked lovely in a long lace Antonio Berrardi gown with Chopard’s fancy shape diamond chandeliers set in platinum (24.2 carats) and a rose cut diamond ring set in platinum (13.3 carats).

Kate Hudson sparkled in a grey Lanvin number with Chopard’s chalcedony, sapphire, diamond and iolite chandeliers, a multicolor pearl (558 carats) and diamond (54 carats) sautoir and south sea pearl, pink and black diamond ring. Stunning.

Christina Ricci worked a vintage Kermit green Galanos gown with Chopard’s fancy shape diamond earrings set in 18kt white gold (33 carats).

And Claire Danes looked lovely in Lanvin with air-shaped diamond chandelier earrings set in platinum (20 carats) and a paraiba tourmaline and diamond bracelet set in 18kt white gold (131 carats).

Finally model, Eugenia Silva, rocked Chopard’s black and white diamond swallow necklace set in 18kt rose gold ( 25 carats) and black and white swallow diamond earrings (13.6 carats) from the 150th Anniversary Collection, Animal World.

Blinded by all the ice? It gets better. The New York Times reported that one lucky socialite had to double up on the diamonds when her husband surprised her by purchasing a ‘ram’-inspired Chopard necklace from the Animal World collection for, oh, a mere $250,000 – so she had to throw it over the $700,000 diamond bib number she was (sigh) already wearing.

I’m going to lose a lot of sleep thinking about her predicament. No, really.

The Jewelry Insider

April 1, 2010


Easter jewelry isn’t generally thought of as a bona fide category like Mother’s Day or Valentine’s Day. But that didn’t stop me from searching…

In my dream world, I’d be wearing this stunning couture bunny bracelet featured in Chopard’s 150th anniversary line (I still can’t stop thinking about all those bejeweled creatures just screaming for a new home).

But instead I came upon this friggin adorable diamond accent chick pendant from Gordon’s Jewelers that reminded me of another favorite Easter-time obsession.

Peeps!

Those sugary birds and bunnies in a box are ready for their close-up again this year. But I am not alone in my obsession – folks in the Peep subculture have been creating Peep dioramas for years now. The Washington Post even holds an annual competition with over 800 participants.

This Sex and The City entry gave me a chuckle:


And how about this take on Up! – Eep!

Love the ‘Thrilla in Manilla’ (“All I wanna say is that they don’t really peep about us”):

But Project Peepway has to be my favorite. Yes, that is a Tim Gunn (!) peep on the left there. (“Make it happen, peeple!”)

One day you’re in? The next? You’re peeped.

Are you guys as peep obsessed as I am? What about your Easter/Passover jewelry thoughts? How do you bejewel this holiday? Peep in!

Chopard Celebrates 150 Years




Noah’s Ark never looked this good, jewelry hounds. The luxury watch stalwart and red carpet staple, Chopard, is celebrating their 150th Anniversary with a dazzling array of 150 unique animal-inspired pieces – their largest and most diverse collection devoted to a single theme.

And what a theme it is.

In true Chopard style, the pieces required 20,000 hours of work and involved setting 250,000 stones.

“I really wanted to make them like sculptures,” Chopard co-president and artistic director Caroline Gruosi-Scheufele told WWD of the pieces. “If people want to buy one, they will have to reserve it and get it at the end of November.”

Thankfully, they’ve created a microsite devoted to the effort, where you can gawk at over a dozen of the drool-worthy gems up for grabs.

Here are some of my favs (Check out the whopper of a yellow diamond in the turtle ring. Slow and steady wins this race!):

Monkey pendant in white gold set with brown diamonds (5cts) and tsavorites (5cts), on a white gold chain set with briolette-cut rubellites (16cts).

Turtle ring in rose gold, composed of a magnificent pear-cut yellow diamond (11cts) surrounded by brown diamonds (3cts), cognac-coloured diamonds and yellow diamonds (2cts).

Bear Cub Ring composed of two sapphires (0,1ct), one onyx and diamonds (23,8ct) set in white gold.

Rabbit Bracelet in white gold set with diamonds (7cts), brown diamonds, pear-shaped rose-cut orange sapphires (15cts), oval shaped green tourmalines (4cts) and marquise-cut green tourmalines (2cts).

Sardine Bracelet in white gold set with diamonds (4cts), sapphires (11cts) and sapphire cabochons.

Which one do you want to bring home? Weigh in!