I n a vignette from Akira Kurosawa’s 1990 film ‘Dreams’, an art student is so transfixed by the works of Vincent van Gogh that he steps out of three-dimensional reality and literally walks into the Dutch master’s post-Impressionist canvases. Certain artists can have that effect on us; we lose ourselves in these landscapes of the mind. White clouds set against an open expanse of blue, Rene Magritte’s famous skies present an uncanny perfection that could only exist in dreams. This summer, we are excited to present Important Jewels curated for the holidays, featuring celebrated houses such as Cartier, Buccellati, Chopard and many more. Discover our fine selection for the perfect summer escape.
Summer Escape | A Rare Selection of Important Jewels
Green as a color often symbolizes clarity, renewal, and celebration of new growth. Celebrated for its vibrant and hue, emerald is the green to bluish green variety of beryl, a mineral species that also includes aquamarine. As Cleopatra’s favorite gemstone, the emerald has captivated mankind since antiquity. Its color reflects new spring growth, which makes it the perfect choice for a birthstone for the month of May. It’s also the gemstone for the twentieth and thirty-fifth wedding anniversaries.
Passed on from one generation to the next since the Maison was founded, Chopard’s identity has been forged over time, and the spirit of family legacy differentiates Chopard in the world of high jewelry and watchmaking. With its refined craftsmanship and innovative design, Chopard brings its foundation, history, and contemporary elements together, creating a unique collection within world-class jewelry houses. This fabulous Emerald and Diamond Parure from Chopard consists of a necklace, bracelet and a pair of earrings. They are all uniquely made by the Maison as a one-of-a-kind jewel, which is accompanied with the Certificates of Origin.
Founded in 1986, New York City, Jacob & Co. is a contemporary jewelry and watch brand by designer Jacob Arabo. His stylish pieces quickly gained popularity in New York, with their mission to create beautiful, dynamic, and unprecedented pieces of jewelry and watchmaking art. With radical ideas and presenting designs, the brand holds a unique position among the celebrated contemporary houses.
Lot 322 is an impressive jadeite bead and diamond necklace by Jacob & Co., composed with thirty-five slightly graduated jadeite beads of highly translucent green color. The craze for jadeite bead necklaces dates to the past, when jadeite pieces were mainly collected by imperial families and dignitaries in court to represent their wealth and social identities. Asian culture associates jade with clarity of mind and purity of spirit, especially with the Chinese description of junzi (gentle as jade). Top-quality jadeites possess a dense structure, fine crystals, even color, high translucency, and a depth that evokes a sense of tranquility. The properties of jadeite are known to have the most significant effect on smooth and rounded shapes.