The jewels in the American Swiss Masterpieces collection are exactly that: exquisite works of art, expertly crafted in white, yellow and rose gold and handset with glittering white diamonds, bold black diamonds and other colourful gems.
First launched in 2018, this annual themed collection represents the crème de la crème of the jeweller's treasures — it's for those looking to invest in statement pieces and future heirlooms.
This year, the brand has outdone itself with a series of rings, bracelets, necklaces and earrings that tell “Stories of Africa” by paying tribute to the glamour of the continent's bustling cities and the spectacular natural beauty of its sunrises and seas.
SA's national flower, the protea, national bird, the blue crane, and iconic big five all served as the muse for the jewels in the collection. There are diamond sparklers inspired by the splendour of the Karoo night sky and the wonder of Cape Point, where the Atlantic and Indian oceans meet.
The pieces in 2022 Masterpieces collection not only reflect the artistry of American Swiss designers and the exceptional skill of its craftspeople, but the way in which it has embraced innovation to offer jewellery featuring the greatest selection of sustainable stones in SA, including conflict-free natural and lab-grown gems.
The brand offers stones you won't find elsewhere, such as Ocean Flower diamonds, locally sourced from the seas of the Northern Cape. Hand-crafted by Kwame Diamonds — the world’s first all women-owned diamond-cutting company — these diamonds are prized for their cut: they have 67 facets in honour of Nelson Mandela's legacy.
This article was paid for by American Swiss.