Diamonds make for distinctive designs in this year’s new high jewellery

Discover diamond jewellery from Van Cleef & Arpels, Chanel, De Beers, Cartier and more

Left, ‘Escales’ necklace in white and rose gold, with diamonds, sapphires, Paraiba tourmalines and red spinels, price on request, by Chaumet. Right, necklace in pink gold with pigeon blood ruby, rubies and diamonds, price on request, by Bulgari. 
Left, ‘Escales’ necklace in white and rose gold, with diamonds, sapphires, Paraiba tourmalines and red spinels, price on request, by Chaumet. Right, necklace in pink gold with pigeon blood ruby, rubies and diamonds, price on request, by Bulgari. 
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Diamonds become imbued with unexpected design cues in this year’s high jewellery launches, which tease the stones into striking silhouettes or pair them with rainbows of coloured gems for high jewellery both pretty and powerful.

For Gucci High Jewellery, diamonds are brought to brilliant life when edging ribbons of heart-shaped tanzanite, rubellites and garnets, bringing a sharp contrast to the more typical gradients of colour. Colour also rules in Bulgari’s pink gold necklace, with patterns of rubies and diamonds making a hypnotising frame for a focal pigeon blood ruby.

A brooch in white gold with diamonds

‘1932’ brooch in white gold with diamonds, price on request, by Chanel High Jewellery.

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For Chanel, diamonds are imbued with romantic references, their architectural form paying tribute to the historical codes of the maison, with the clean swoop of a diamond-studded shooting star nodding to Chanel’s first high jewellery collection of 1932.

Diamonds form an intricate lattice in De Beers’ delicate ‘Midnight Aura’ necklace, which laces a white gold bib with diamonds and chrysoprase; in Chopard’s ‘Red Carpet’ they cradle a fancy light brownish yellow diamond.

A diamond necklace against a blue and white spiderweb like backdrop.

‘Dior Print’ necklace in white and yellow gold with diamonds, yellow diamonds, rubies and emeralds, price on request, by Dior Joaillerie. 

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A curving fluidity defines the ‘Envol de Diamants’ necklace from Van Cleef & Arpels, while in the ‘Dior Print’ necklace by Dior Joaillerie they form a playful arc when threaded with yellow diamonds, rubies and emeralds.

In Tasaki’s earring, pearls bring a welcome warmth. For Chaumet, diamonds make an elegant frame for a wave of sapphires, Paraiba tourmalines and red spinels, while Cartier’s watch in rubies, rock crystal, onyx and brilliant-cut diamonds cuts a formidable form.

A six sided small face watch with diamonds and red jewels surrounding it in the strap location.

Watch in white gold with rubies, rock crystal, onyx and brilliant-cut diamonds, price on request, by Cartier. 

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Pearl and diamond waterfall necklace.

Atelier 5 Waterfall earrings in 18K sakura gold, 18K white gold, Akoya pearls and diamonds, price on request, by Tasaki. 

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Necklace in white gold with diamonds.

‘Envol de Diamants’ necklace in white gold with diamonds, price on request, by Van Cleef & Arpels. 

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Multi level diamond necklace with green opals.

‘Midnight Aura’ necklace in rhodium-plated white gold with diamonds and chrysoprase, price on request, by De Beers. 

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Necklace in white gold with a heart-shaped tanzanite, rubellites, garnets and diamonds,

Hortus Deliciarum’ necklace in white gold with a heart-shaped tanzanite, rubellites, garnets and diamonds, price on request, by Gucci High Jewellery.

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INFORMATION

A version of this article appears in the October 2022 issue of Wallpaper*, available in print, on the Wallpaper* app on Apple iOS, and to subscribers of Apple News +. Subscribe to Wallpaper* today!

Hannah Silver joined Wallpaper* in 2019 to work on watches and jewellery. Now, as well as her role as watches and jewellery editor, she writes widely across all areas including on art, architecture, fashion and design. As well as offbeat design trends and in-depth profiles, Hannah is interested in the quirks of what makes for a digital success story.