Paris, France —For the Ninth Day of Christmas we return to one of the exceptional high jewelry moments in Paris in 2022 when the house of Chopard revealed a collection of exceptional stones garnered from the four corners of the world by the house’s co-director and creative director, Caroline Scheufele. These exceptional pure gemstones sparkle to dazzle the eye. One of the standouts was the Chopard Insofu Emerald perhaps the most spectacular of all. This 6,225 karat emerald was mined in Zambia. Insofu means elephant in Bemba, the language of the people living in the region where the stone originated in the ground.
Another remarkable stone proved to be the 10.88 karat fancy intense pink diamond which reflects the Maison’s passion for colored diamonds. The pink diamond was christened Rose of Caroline in honor of the women who gave rise to the jewelry and the Haute Joaillerie (high jewelry) at Chopard, Caroline Scheufele. This incredible Rose of Caroline pink diamond features a radiant cut which is an exceptional 70-facetted variant of the rectangular cut. It is a tribute to and a marvel of light. Exceptional stones are the hallmark of the house of Chopard, a pioneer in using stones and metals mined sustainably and responsibly. They are used in the house’s high jewelry collections which are often inspired by the stones themselves. ©Trish Valicenti for The Gourmet Gazette