Outside of high jewellery, which I previously wrote about, the pieces from the designer jewellery brands at Baselworld were equally impressive. Coloured gems were certainly prevalent throughout the show as well as refined designs and individual creativity. Yellow, rose and white gold were abundant among the collections I viewed.
Colourful gems in pastel colours cover this ring from Brumani’s Baobab collection
The Brazilian brand, Brumani, known for colourful pieces, impressed this year with tranquil, pastels hues, primarily pink and blues, in a variety of styles. Its Baobab collection is inspired by the African tree was brought to Brazilian shores by African slaves during the eighteenth century. The source of inspiration for this collection, this tree, gained worldwide notoriety for having inspired the plot and watercolours by the French writer Saint-Exupery, author of the novel "The Little Prince". The newest lines in the Baobab collection is composed of cabochons of aquamarine and ruby, Brazilian pink tourmaline, "brown" diamonds and yellow gold. The Baobab Rosé Collection, with diamonds, pink quartz and Brazilian pink tourmaline, all embedded in pink gold.
Pink pearls with pink gold and diamonds for this bracelet by Yoko London
Yoko London, which specializes in pearl jewellery, showed off its colour with a variety of designs, styles and price points—from high jewellery to fashion—using various shades of pink, yellow, white and of course, black Tahitian pearls mixed with a breadth of precious metals and gemstones.
Earrings made of 37 carts of rubies and 5 carats of diamond set in 18k rose gold by Sutra
Sutra, with its rich sources of coloured gems throughout the world, created a number of strong, colourful pieces. Typical of the strengths of the many designs were jagged styled earrings with 37 carts of rubies and 5 carats of diamond set in 18k rose gold.
A beautiful setting for the hand-made gold designs of Carrera y Carrera
Carrera y Carrera—which specializes in delicate, hand-made high-karat yellow gold items—outdid itself with its 130th anniversary collection with a delicate collection of gold pieces with touches of diamonds, rubies and emeralds.
A Dew Drop pendant necklace paved in Gemfiels rubies by Gerog Jensen
Georg Jensen and its managing director of jewellery, Meeling Wong, created several collections of refined jewellery that provide a contemporary reinterpretation of the traditional designs of the famed silversmith brand. Among the items that stood out was a collection of pieces in collaboration with coloured gemstone mining company, Gemfields.
Three bracelets using simulated coloured diamonds by the brand Dani by Daniel K
Dani by Daniel K, is a simulated diamond jewellery brand by Daniel Koren, who for two decades specialized in precious diamond jewellery. This collection is set in sterling silver, using simulated diamonds. Koren said the brand was established to fill an untapped space within the industry focused on the design and creation of luxury jewellery appropriate to be worn both day and night. This spring, the brand will be making its retail debut in the U.A.E with the launch of its first stand-alone boutique in Dubai, while expanding distribution throughout Europe, Russia, and the United States.