A rare shimmering blue mineral and a unique filigree design come together to become the new star of Chopard Haute Joaillerie’s signature Precious Lace collection. The co-president and artistic director of the family house of Chopard, Caroline Scheufele, has brought out a majestic masterpiece, the Paraiba tourmaline necklace which has been designed as a dialogue between Haute Couture and Haute Joaillerie is currently available through a private sale at the house of Sotheby’s.
The piece is crafted in Fairmined-certified ethical white gold and titanium and set off by a Paraiba diamond. The lacework is studded with pear-shaped and brilliant-cut diamonds and pear-shaped Paraiba tourmalines. The house’s workshops, which encompass more than 30 artistic crafts, set the 34.63 carat Paraiba diamond from Mozambique — renowned for its unique turquoise-blue color and one of the most sought after tourmalines in the world — at the center of this exceptional piece.
Caroline Scheufele is one of the most influential voices promoting sustainable luxury and the house of Chopard became in 2018, the first major watch and jewelry Maison or House to commit to using 100% ethical gold. The house was founded in 1860. Sotheby’s which is renowned for its expertise and its offering of some of the world’s most extraordinary jewels was established in 1744 and is one of the world’s leading destinations for art and luxury.
©Trish Valicenti for The Gourmet Gazette