BACK TO NATURE

High jewellery collections, showcased during Paris Couture Week, had one thing in common: nature

Chanel’s entire 62-piece collection focused on sheaves of wheat – a symbol of prosperity, regeneration, and abundance, as well as favourite good luck symbol for Madame Chanel herself. The standout piece in the diverse collection was the Fête des Moissons necklace, which took more than 15,000 hours to make. It features a 25-carat, brilliant-cut, intense yellow diamond, surrounded by sheaves of wheat, crafted from multicoloured and yellow diamonds. Chaumet’s collection, La Nature de Chaumet, also featured wheat amongst three other key motifs – laurel, oak and lily. The Passion Incarnat tiara was adorned with red spinels, crimson rhodolite garnets, and brilliant-cut white diamonds, as well as a two green pear-shaped tourmalines to attune the pink/red tones.