Dreams set in stones

PUBLISHED : Friday, 06 January, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 06 January, 2012, 12:00am


We all went green with envy when Christie's brought the Elizabeth Taylor collection to town last month. The violet-eyed star's stupendous hoard of fine jewellery, featuring many spectacularly coloured stones, gave us a rare glimpse into the world of an avid collector, and of the men who indulged her passions. Most of us will never have such exquisite objects showered upon us, nor will we be able to pay for them ourselves. But as they say, a girl can dream.

We love the look of uneven, naturally shaped stones lately, and this ethnic-inspired necklace from Platinum Heart (HK$350,000) boasts rough-cut polki diamonds and emerald beads set in 22 carat gold. Available at Platinum Heart, 10/F, One Lang Kwai Fong, Central, tel: 2801 6161

Not one to shy away from creative and intricate designs, the French house Boucheron gives us this 'Hathi' elephant ring in 18 carat white gold with diamonds, blue sapphires and purple sapphires (HK$288,500). Boucheron is at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, 5 Connaught Road, Central, tel: 2147 9908

For something edgy and definitely not traditional, head to German jeweller Atelier Munsteiner. These long earrings (price on request) from the Erotica Series have 10 tourmaline gems set in yellow gold. Available at the Hammer Gallery, 8 Tai On Terrace, Sheung Wan, tel: 9166 3757

This Bulgari Mediterranean Eden pendant necklace (HK$228,000) features a stunning array of well-shaped amethysts, turquoises, diamonds and pave diamonds that make for a dramatic mood and colour combination. Bulgari is at Lee Gardens, Causeway Bay, tel: 2907 4322

The retro glamour of this Jean Schlumberger Conique bracelet (price on request) with red spinels and diamonds makes it a new classic. Tiffany & Co, Heritage 1881, Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, tel: 2301 2702

The revived French house of Faberge has reinvented its famous precious bejewelled eggs, with glamorous yet contemporary pieces such as this Zenaide emerald-encrusted egg pendant locket (HK$742,000) which features in the Les Favorites collection. Available at Lane Crawford, 3 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, tel: 2118 3428

The striking Coffret de Victoire ring by Dior Joaillerie is made from 18 carat yellow and white gold, diamonds, peridots, pink sapphires, black spinels, orange sapphires, red spinels, yellow sapphires, rubies and lacquer (HK$3 million). Dior is at Lee Gardens, Causeway Bay, tel 2907 4055