Sculpted beauty: The Petra collection from Monica Vinader

Sculpted beauty: The Petra collection from Monica Vinader

Chiseled contrast

Text: Angelyn Kwek

Summer sees Monica Vinader debuting its semi-precious gemstones in fresh cuts with the Petra collection

With a name inspired by the ancient Greek word for stone, the Petra collection is everything you'd imagine sculptured architectural beauty to be. Displaying a contrasting yet complementary splendour with natural hexagonal shapes rising up from contemporary flat surfaces, these sophisticated pieces strike an eye-catching silhouette at first glance.

Using moonstone, labradorite and vivid pink quartz gemstones for a fresh burst of summery colours, these stones affect a naturally multi-faceted cut, laid into place by skilled craftsmen onto sterling silver and yellow gold vermeil settings. Bold and modern with clean lines, the collection spans rings, earrings, cuffs and pendants and in true Monica Vinader style, gives one the freedom to match and stack as you like.

From statement pieces like a pair of signature gemstone earrings to slim, beautifully crafted rings for everyday, there's a piece or ten you'd want to curate from the Petra collection for the perfect summer jewellery ensemble.

The Petra collection will be available from August at Monica Vinader boutiques.