New year, new jewellery. Here are our favourites to kick off 2023
The start of a new year is always a great opportunity to refresh and renew everything around you to herald new beginnings and good luck. New outfits are a must for the first days of the Lunar New Year but there’s no need to stop at just clothing. Dial up the style factor this year with a pair of fabulous earrings or add another statement bracelet to your wrist stack. And no one’s going to argue with a pretty necklace whether you’re planning on keeping it low-key or going full-on glamazon. As we count down to the Year of the Water Rabbit, Robb Report Singapore susses out the latest jewellery launches by all our favourite brands.
Tiffany & Co. Lock
Completely new and utterly modern, Tiffany & Co.’s latest fine jewellery collection embodies all the important values. Heritage comes from the homage to functional padlocks the American jeweller made prior to the 1950s, as well as padlock motifs as seen in signature collections as Return to Tiffany and HardWear. Tiffany Lock is also unwaveringly modern in its outlook, with a gender-neutral design that symbolises togetherness and inclusivity.
Available only as bracelets at the moment, the pieces are skilfully designed and produced, featuring a concealed clasp and opens and closes easily thanks to an innovative swivelling mechanism. Tiffany & Co. will be introducing new styles and jewellery categories progressively from January 2023.
Chanel Coco Crush
Adored by fashion lovers and modelled by today’s hottest It Girls like Jennie from Blackpink, as well as actresses Margaret Qualley and Amandla Stenberg, Chanel’s singular Coco Crush collection returns with new iterations of a familiar favourite. Those beautiful crisscrossing incisions that evoke the Maison’s quilted matelassé technique remain intact of course but now the beloved motif adorns a necklace with an adjustable chain.
There are also elegant new bracelets embellished with either a full or half ring, which cheekily spell out the name COCO when arranged in rows of four. As always, the pieces are available in 18K beige, yellow, and white gold, with or without diamonds.
Comprising two intersecting lines, the Chaumet Liens motif traces back to the Maison’s earliest years, and symbolises companionship, romance, friendship, and faith. Timeless and universal in its appeal, it further evolves this year with new renditions in the Liens Évidence, Jeux de Liens, and Jeux de Liens Harmony lines.
Liens Évidence introduces bolder, more imposing rings which can also be worn as pendants. Chaumet offers a selection of different treatments, including brushed or polished gold, with or without pavé diamonds, all perfectly modern and unisex in style.
Next, the Maison unveils new interpretations of Jeux de Liens and Jeux de Liens Harmony. Akin to two interlocking bandeau rings, the new Jeux de Liens pendant embraces a more voluminous form, along with baguette-cut coloured gemstones and pavé diamonds. Meanwhile, Jeux de Liens Harmony plays with textures, combining sunburst gold with brilliant diamonds. The addition of a mid-sized version also arrives to expand the range of options.
Chopard Happy Hearts
With equal parts luxury and whimsy, Chopard’s iconic Happy Diamonds makes its way into a new collection themed on love in all its variegated forms. The heart is of course one of Chopard’s dearest design motifs and in the Happy Hearts collection it dances in fiery red carnelian, shimmering mother-of-pearl, as well as see-through sapphire crystal with a single round diamond moving freely within the space.
Set in ethical 18K rose or white gold, the adorable motif can be worn as earrings, pendants, bracelets, as well as rings—solo or stacked, in pairs or asymmetric.
Van Cleef & Arpels Vintage Alhambra
Everybody loves the Van Cleef & Arpels Alhambra which comes in a plethora of vibrant hued ornamental stones. But with the introduction of its guilloché white gold Vintage Alhambra collection, the Maison once again shines new light on the familiar jewellery classic by exchanging colour for texture.
In lieu of colourful gemstones, the florets in this collection are covered with sunburst guilloché—a technique favoured by luxury watchmakers for dial decoration and found in some vintage Van Cleef & Arpels creations, from timepieces to precious minaudières.
The collection’s five monochromatic pieces include a 20-motif sautoir necklace, a single-motif pendant necklace, a five-motif bracelet, a pair of earrings, and a ring, all in white gold.
When it comes to jewellery staples, we want them versatile, comfortable, and yet also distinctive. Pomellato’s Iconica collection checks all these boxes and more. Steeped in Milanese refinement and always embodying minimalist sophistication, the Iconica pieces combine bold volumes with delightful asymmetry in creating chain jewellery that is instantly recognisable.
Thanks to hidden clasps, the collection’s bracelets and necklaces can be easily connected to create a longer necklace, worn as an elegant lariat or a long sautoir paired with matching earrings.
Panthère de Cartier
A definitive hallmark of the Cartier identity, the panther is more than a creative motif for the Maison, but a pillar of inspiration and a point of perpetual discovery. Since its introduction in the 1940s, the Cartier Panther has never stopped evolving—graphic, abstract, or naturalistic—and this latest iteration of the Maison’s spirit animal reveals a form and physique that’s more feline than ever.
Fully articulated sculptural bracelets, necklaces and rings offer immaculate volumes without a hinge in sight. And they hug the body as closely as possible thanks to their sinuous designs whether in lacquer-spotted yellow gold or white gold with onyx and pavé diamonds.
Bulgari Serpenti Viper
From the original streamlined Tubogas designs to the highly embellished Serpenti watches complete with colourful enamel scales, there is little that Bulgari hasn’t already done with its iconic Serpenti motif. So for this latest rendition of its 1940s classic, the manufacture goes back to basics, stripping the serpent of all that is superfluous.
The Serpenti Viper collection leaves more to the imagination and celebrates the motif’s authentic, original allure with its simple yet radical shape. Made of 100 per cent ethical gold, this collection drives Bulgari’s commitment towards a future of sustainable luxury.