If any jewelry house is evenly popular among celebrities and high- class divas, it has to be Chopard. After gracing the likes of Julianne Moore, Jennifer Lawrence, Julia Roberts and many more, the Luxury jeweler has recently curated a set of high end pieces that are bound to be iconic in the times to come. Quite recently, the marquee was lucky enough to get its hands on a legendary 34.2 carat rough diamond, which was later christened as the Queen of Kalahari. The rock has now been converted into a full blown set of jewelry pieces that the brand has lovingly termed as – The Garden of Kalahari.
The parent stone (a D color, Type IIA) was discovered in Botswana’s Karowe Mine two years ago. After undergoing a nerve wrecking process of few months, it has now been broken down into 23 stones for the final collection. Out of all the cut out pieces from the Queen of Kalahari, five are above 20 carats: a 50-carat round brilliant, a 26-carat heart shape, a 25-carat pear, a 21-carat emerald cut and a 20-carat cushion. Each of these represent a different flower, from the sunflower (round brilliant) to the poppy (cushion cut). The dedicated floral designs reflect on Chopard’s co-president Caroline Scheufele love for gardening, while also being a tribute to nature.
The journey of the raw diamond to the completed jewelry model is made possible by virtuoso technical skills that are dedicated to the cause of unfettered creativity. The collection boasts of a necklace that forms the center piece of the set, two pendants (in a heart and pear shape), earrings as well as a cuff bracelet. While the prices of these opulent beauties remain undisclosed, they deserve nothing short of a fortune for ownership.