Haute gems

Invoke Envy With Dior’s 88.88-Carat Le Montaigne Diamond

From glittering diamonds to a sterling silver trophy, check out the latest from Dior, Fred and Tiffany & Co.

Invoke Envy With Dior’s 88.88-Carat Le Montaigne Diamond
Dior's Le Montaigne diamond

Dior’s crowning jewel

Dior’s latest acquisition is an exceptional diamond that it christened after its historical Parisian address at 30 Avenue Montaigne. Recut from a 150-carat rough diamond found in 2020 at Kimberley mine in South Africa, Le Montaigne’s (above) precise 88.88-carat weight pays tribute to the number “8” that has long been a cherished symbol at Dior.

Displayed in the new boutique for its inauguration, the intense yellow diamond shines with an incomparable clarity and brilliance. It will eventually be mounted on a custom-made piece designed by artistic director of Dior Joaillerie, Victoire de Castellane.

Fred’s force to be reckoned

French jeweller Fred, known for its nautical-inspired creations and modular designs, returns to Singapore after a two-year hiatus. Displayed at its new Marina Bay Sands boutique, also its largest Southeast Asia flagship, are new bejewelled creations that have never before been presented in Singapore.

  • The high jewellery variant of Fred's Force 10 bracelet, made in white gold with baguette- and brilliant-cut diamonds
    The high jewellery variant of Fred’s Force 10 bracelet, made in white gold with baguette- and brilliant-cut diamonds
  • The high jewellery variant of Fred's Force 10 bracelet, made with baguette- and brilliant-cut diamonds
    The high jewellery variant of Fred’s Force 10 bracelet, made in pink gold with baguette- and brilliant-cut diamonds

One stunning example is the high jewellery variant of its popular Force 10 bracelet, made in pink or white gold with baguette- and brilliant-cut diamonds. The bracelet demanded 120 hours of craftsmanship and boasts a highly flexible structure, thanks to a specially made articulated link.

Bowled over by Tiffany & Co.

This year marks the 55th consecutive year Tiffany & Co. has designed the iconic Vince Lombardi Trophy that is presented to the champion of the Super Bowl LVI, which went to the Los Angeles Rams this year.

The Vince Lombardi trophy, designed by Tiffany & Co. for the Super Bowl
The Vince Lombardi trophy, designed by Tiffany & Co. for the Super Bowl

Artisans handcrafted the 22-inch (55.88cm) sterling silver trophy, which weighs over 3kg, using a combination of techniques that include spinning, silversmithing, chasing, engraving and polishing.

Ring My Bell

Our obsession this month: rings. Pick the one that strikes your fancy.

  • Kelly Gavroche double ring in white gold with diamonds, from Hermès
    Kelly Gavroche double ring in white gold with diamonds, from Hermès
  • Etoile de Paris in white gold with diamonds, from Boucheron
    Etoile de Paris in white gold with diamonds, from Boucheron
  • B.zero1 in white gold with diamonds, from Bvlgari
    B.zero1 in white gold with diamonds, from Bvlgari

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