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!