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Baselworld jewellery: Time out

If you can tear yourself away from the watches at BaselWorld 2012, you will find the jewellery equally captivating. We predict what’s likely to catch your eye

Gucci
Gucci’s horsebit motif is making a memorable appearance in the form of the Horsebit bracelet in 18ct pink gold, decorated with the Gucci motif and accented with black diamonds set on black synthetic corundum. The matching ring is a bold Gucci horsebit motif outlined in black pavé diamonds. The horsebit also features on a separate bracelet and ring in sterling silver and black or white horn.

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Pesavento
Pesavento continues to deliver dynamic designs featuring textured finishes and bold colours in sterling silver. BaselWorld will be the launch pad for further collections, including DNA. The pieces promise statement impact combined with the brand’s trademark Italian flair.

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De Grisogono
This stunning ring, made of white gold, pink tourmaline, diamonds, emeralds and navette-cut rubies is just a teaser to the 40-piece collection De Grisogono is bringing to BaselWorld. Expect stunning rings and earrings that channel the baroque contemporary style synonymous with the brand, and pieces with plenty of briolette-cut stones and cabochons.

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Baccarat
Cool and classy, L’illustre is Baccarat’s BaselWorld 2012 launch. From the brand’s next autumn/winter collection, the pieces are inspired by the cabochons on chandeliers. This necklace is a veritable web of beautiful, faceted stones, with gentle hues of pink set off against some richer colours.

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Domino
Celebrating Britain’s design and manufacturing heritage, Domino is placing its Diamond Ring Mounts collection centre stage at the show. The range includes 80 ring designs in platinum and a range of 18ct alloys including white, yellow or rose gold. In line with current fashion demands, the Domino designs are underpinned by four macro trends: champagne accents, classic vintage, diamond bubbles and diamonds in bloom.

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Chamilia
Chamilia is bringing a slice of New York to Switzerland with its SoHo collection of personalised jewellery, which is named after the US neighbourhood. The beads in SoHo reflect the vibrant colours of the area, think burnt orange, yellow, fuchsia, blue and red. Materials used include sterling silver, Swarovski Elements, Italian Murano glass and - a Chamilia first - sterling silver mesh.

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Marco Bicego
The BaselWorld launches from Marco Bicego are an extension of the best-selling Jaipur collection, and come complete with diamond pavé crowns. Inspired by Jaipur, the ancient city of gem-cutters, this modern jewellery (pictured below) features a selection of coloured gemstones in an exclusive Marco Bicego cut. Also new for the show is the latest version of the Goa collection (pictured left), available with accents of warm pink gold for the first time, as well as additions to the Africa collection.

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Stephen Webster
Undeniably Stephen Webster, the designer’s Razor Ribbon collection is likely to receive plenty of attention at BaselWorld 2012. The classic fine jewellery collection comprises pieces set in 18ct white and yellow gold with white and black diamonds, rubies, emeralds, sapphires and pearls.

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Links of London
Links of London’s Effervescence Star range embraces the celebratory spirit we can all look forward to this year thanks to the London Olympics and the upcoming Diamond Jubilee. The mostly silver range’s interlocking shapes and twists are both eye-catching and tactile.

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Ti Sento
Earthy African terrain is the inspiration behind Ti Sento’s BaselWorld launch, Terra. The spring/summer 2012 collection references natural elements, inspired by the landscape, colours and textures of the earth. Pieces are crafted in silver and surrounded by pavé-set stones, combining modernity with the
simplicity of the African landscape.

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Fast Facts on
Wedding rings

  • 860 AD:The year Christians started using rings in marriage ceremonies.
  • 4th:The finger the ring is placed on.
  • 2,200BC:The year of the oldest recorded exchange of wedding rings in ancient Egypt.
  • 1854:The year in which the manufacture of 15ct, 12ct and 9ct became legal.

Photo from William Cheshire