Art of stones
with Divia Harilela
Florals are all the rage this spring (just look at Gucci's collection), and Carat, known for its high-end simulated gemstones, has caught onto the trend. The Flower Power line consists of fancy coloured stones, in pink sapphire, blue topaz, chocolate and aquamarine colours, set in gold in a range of designs that includes earrings, necklaces and rings. Any piece can be custom made, from the colour of the gold (white, yellow, bronze or chocolate) to the stone combinations. The service takes three to four weeks and prices range from $1,250 to $4,330. Available at the brand's shop at 23 D'Aguilar Street, Central (tel: 2526 9688), and Carat counters in Lane Crawford, IFC Mall, Central, tel: 2118 3388.