Blue Lace

Haute Couture, meet Haute Joaillerie. Using an openwork lace-like design, this majestic necklace by Chopard combines Paraiba tourmalines and diamonds, and is now available through a private sale at Sotheby’s.

The Chopard necklace with Paraiba tourmalines and diamonds on private sale at Sotheby's

This regal Paraiba tourmaline necklace, the new star of Chopard Haute Joaillerie’s signature collection, is now up for private sale at Sotheby’s. Chopard Co-President and Artistic Director, Caroline Scheufele, presents the latest addition to her Precious Lace collection in an exclusive collaboration with the auction house. A veritable masterpiece of jewellery-lacework, this majestic necklace, designed as a dialogue between Haute Couture and Haute Joaillerie, has been crafted from Fairmined-certified ethical white gold and titanium, and enhanced by the ocean blue shimmer of Paraiba tourmalines. Through this timeless design, the Artisans of the Maison have crafted a creation emblematic of their expertise and their mastery of the art of Haute Joaillerie

. A sketch of the Chopard Precious Lace Necklace, with the 34.6 carat Paraiba tourmaline that sits at its centre, and pear-shaped tourmalines

The ocean-blue shimmer of Paraiba tourmaline

Caroline Scheufele’s new diamond and Paraiba tourmaline necklace is woven with a lace-like effect, offering sensual glimpses of the underlying skin. It evokes luminous filigree work and an escape to remote inlets bathed in crystal-clear waters, while embodying the union of a rare mineral and a unique design.

The necklace is in Fairmined-certified ethical 18 k white gold and titanium, set with a 34.63-carat triangular Paraiba tourmaline as well as pear-shaped Paraiba tourmalines (totalling 35.77cts) and pear-shaped (31.56cts) and brilliant-cut (11.82cts) diamonds.

Chopard’s Co-President and Artistic Director has had her workshops set a stunning 34.63-carat Paraiba tourmaline from Mozambique – renowned for its unique turquoise-blue colour and one of the most sought-after tourmalines – at the centre of this exceptional piece. Combined with diamonds in a play of pear shapes and brilliant cuts, it brings a sunny glow to this new necklace sculpted from gold and titanium.

It is currently on offer via private sale at Sotheby’s which is renowned for its expertise and its offering of the world’s most extraordinary jewels.

The Chopard Precious Lace Necklace sketch, with the Paraiba tourmaline

A renewed signature

Since its creation, the Precious Lace collection has featured exquisite interlacing in which the brilliance and energy of gemstones combine to stunning effect. In a veritable goldsmith's magnum opus, the daintiness of openwork is echoed in the feather-light gemsetting and architectural lines of this collection weaving ties between the worlds of Haute Couture and Haute Joaillerie. These lines have become the signature of the Maison, embodying its jewellery expertise and creative genius.

With the help of her Haute Joaillerie workshops encompassing more than 30 artistic crafts, Caroline Scheufele has been working tirelessly to endow jewellery with its power of fascination and anticipates what women want to wear, since joining the Family Maison in the 1980s. Among her pioneering initiatives, Caroline Scheufele is one of the most influential voices promoting sustainable luxury. In 2018, Chopard became the first major watch and jewellery Maison to commit to using 100 percent ethical gold.


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