The Cartier Libre.
The Cartier Libre.
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CHOPARD

The Chopard Ice Cube collection has a modern aesthetic inspired by the minimalist geometry of tight rows of ice blocks. These elegant yet ultra-modern pieces can be mixed, matched, and stacked, but are just as impactful worn on their own. On our radar are the Ice Cube Pure rings in rose gold and brown ceramic, from R18 000, and the Ice Cube bangle in rose gold and green ceramic, R64 500.

BHH Boutique 021 418 1889, 011 325 4119 or www.bhhboutique.co.za.

The Ice Cube Pure ring in rose gold and brown ceramic.
The Ice Cube Pure ring in rose gold and brown ceramic.
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CARTIER

It requires a close inspection to discover that this is not just the magnificent bracelet that first meets the eye. A better look reveals a small watch face discreetly set into one of the bracelet’s jewel-encrusted links. The Cartier Libre is fully reversible with an elasticated strap that allows it to be turned over and worn as either a watch or a bracelet. Inspired by Hollywood glamour and the jewellery of actress Gloria Swanson, it also features a colour palette reflecting Cartier’s heritage. It’s available in three versions, but we have our eye on the rose gold with black spinels, sapphires, emeralds, and diamonds.

POR, Cartier Boutique 011 666 2800 or www.cartier.com.

The Cartier Libre.
The Cartier Libre.
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BULGARI

It’s interesting to note that the trademark double logo with the original Roman “v” featured on this Bvlgari Bvlgari necklace was initially inspired by the curved inscriptions on ancient coins. Here the onyx medallion, adorned with pavé diamonds, hangs from an 18kt gold chain to form a contemporary and unconventional neckpiece, which gives the subtlest of nods to the pop art of the 1970s and 1980s. Wear with an unbuttoned crisp white shirt for maximum impact.

Retails at R79 000, Bulgari Boutique 011 883 1325 or www.picotandmoss.co.za

Bvlgari Bvlgari necklace.
Bvlgari Bvlgari necklace.
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CHARLES GREIG

Large green gemstones are not that easy to come by. So says jeweller Christopher Greig, who explains that it was for this reason that they chose to set this rare Namibian antique-cut tourmaline so boldly and simply in yellow gold. The rich bottle-green colour of the cushion-shaped stone against this bright 18kt yellow gold results in a striking dress ring that’s every bit a unisex jewellery piece that would do justice to a well-cut suit on any gender.

POR, Charles Greig Store 011 325 4477, 021 418 4515 or www.charlesgreig.co.za

Charles Greig.
Charles Greig.
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This article was originally published in the June 2022 print issue of Wanted

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