Smell the roses: Piaget’s new high jewellery collection

Smell the roses: Piaget’s new high jewellery collection

Queen of flowers

Text: Ho Yun Kuan

It’s a Mediterranean garden party surrounded by the maison’s favourite flower

The free-spirited mood of the Riviera during the 1960s and 1970s makes a comeback with the new Piaget Mediterranean Garden collection. Bold statement pieces reflect the rebellious spirit of those decades, while blue and green gems reference the colours of the seaside location.

As always, the rose, Piaget's signature motif, feature heavily in the collection. The jeweller has been a patron of the rose garden in the historic Château de Malmaison, previously the residence of French empress Joséphine de Beauharnais. It was here that the empress, an admirer of the rose, collected 250 varieties of the flower in her lifetime. Wearers of the pieces from this collection are invited to take a virutal walk in this Mediterranean garden and get a taste of the beauty that captivated the royal lady.

One of the most spectacular pieces from the collection is the secret watch in 18 carat rose gold. Giving the roses a lively sparkle are 1156 brilliant-cut diamonds adding up to 15.6 carats. On the bracelet are 12 pear-shaped green tourmalines totaling 9.43 carats. The best thing about it? This rose would never wither.