In Chopard’s High Jewellery workshops, the creativity of Co-President and Artistic Director Caroline Scheufele blends seamlessly with the artistic crafts of lost-wax carvers and casters, jewellers, lapidaries, gemsetters and polishers, to name but a few. It is a story of hands, those of the expert, patient and inventive Artisans within the Manufacture who successively apply their skills to these exceptional one-of-a-kind creations, integral to the Maison's proud High Jewellery tradition.
Delicate and precious, finely wrought and ablaze with light, evocative of the sophisticated techniques of Haute Couture, Chopard’s iconic Precious Lace High Jewelry collections are an exquisite embroidery mingling creativity and sensitivity in which the jewelry Artisans of the Geneva-based Maison become lacework experts.
The romance between Chopard and the Red Carpet began in 1998, when the Swiss-based Maison became Official Partner to the Cannes Film Festival.
The Red Carpet Collection thus unveiled each year at the Cannes Film Festival provides Chopard with a recurring opportunity to push the boundaries of its High Jewellery collection while expressing cherished values.
To celebrate Chopard’s 150-year anniversary, Caroline Scheufele, Co-President and Artistic Director, dreamed up 150 High Jewellery creations in celebration of animals, a world never before explored by the Maison.
This is the story of an incredible, ultra-rare 342-carat diamond of perfect colour and absolute purity which has provided 23 stones, five weighing over 20 carats, for the most precious diamond jewellery set ever produced by Chopard: The Garden of Kalahari.
In this dynamic re-imagining of one of the noblest and most enduring diamond jewellery classics – the floral cluster – Caroline Scheufele unlocks the intense light and lustre deep in the soul of a gemstone while unleashing the full emotional power at the heart of the jewel.