Diamonds aren’t just for special occasions. The right pieces — minimalistic, yet glamorous — add a touch of glitz to daytime looks and can be worn with everything.
And unlike statement pieces and jewellery for cocktail and black tie events, these creations don’t necessarily have to break the bank. From an all-time classic like the Cartier ‘Love’ bracelet to contemporary pieces designed for casual wear in mind, take your pick of the best everyday diamond pieces available now from these luxury jewellers below.
(Header image credit: Chaumet)
Created with first-time buyers in mind by diamond jewellery behemoth De Beers, the My First De Beers collection boasts more than 20 elegant pieces. Some pieces from the collection are petite versions of some of the jeweller’s most iconic designs, and also marks the first time the jeweller is using 0.2-carat diamonds. We like the ‘Clea’ multi-diamond sautoir in rose gold and diamonds — wear it with a shirt and blazer on work days, or floral A-line dresses on the weekends.
HK$30,000 from De Beers
Hong Kong-based Emphasis is known for fashionable pieces that also make for good wardrobe staples – think modern, versatile designs with a high level of craftsmanship. The Form Collection consists of 18K rose gold pieces, each with carefully crafted geometric shapes, like this diamond bangle, which features 54 diamonds totalling 0.590 carats. Pieces in the collection are made-to-order, with a turnaround time of 10 weeks.
HK$32,000, exclusively from Emphasis Jewellery Pacific Place, Shop 139, 1/F, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong, +852 2154 0061
This necklace is all style and all substance. Created by American jeweller Tiffany & Co., it comes complete with a platinum pendant with marquise diamonds totalling 0.81 carats. It forms part of the Tiffany Victoria collection, which the jeweller says is “inspired by the fire and radiance” of its diamonds while also showcasing intricate cuts and technical skills behind these pieces.
Described as a reinterpretation of the geometric honeycomb motif, French jeweller Chaumet’s ‘Bee My Love’ collection features this dainty 4mm ring in rose gold set with diamonds. The collection is all about celebrating modernity and boldness. With its slightly unexpected design, it makes for a glamorous yet subtle addition to off-duty looks.
HK$23,500 from Chaumet
The ‘Love’ bracelet by French luxury goods powerhouse Cartier is one of the most iconic pieces of jewellery around. It comes in different iterations, with varying numbers of diamonds and different metals to choose from. This 18K pink gold version with 10 diamonds, in particular, is an enduring favourite. The ‘Love’ bracelet is, of course, recognised for its locking mechanism: it’s designed to be opened by a Cartier screwdriver, originally intended as a symbolism of relationship commitment.
HK$113,000 from Cartier
London jeweller Graff frequently employs the butterfly motif in its designs, and the new Butterfly collection once again puts the creature at the forefront. Depicting the silhouette of butterflies, this ring is made with two layers of pavé diamonds forming two layers of ‘wings.’ To celebrate the collection, Graff has a snazzy campaign featuring famed female personalities in Hong Kong modelling the designs (like socialite Caroline Fok, pictured).
HK$35,500 from Graff