The use of lucky charms to ward off evil and harness good luck has been practised for thousands of years, and even scientific evidence has shown that a person’s confidence and happiness increases when carrying a lucky charm, talismanic jewellery or amulet.
Therefore, gems set in jewellery are often worn not just for aesthetic reasons but also as a symbol of wealth, commitment and culture as well as to improve one’s aura and inner being.
For most women, it is the inherent nature of jewellery that they find irresistible – like how it makes them feel beautiful and confident. Some also believe that everything may come and go, but jewellery is forever. If you’re looking for something that will never go out of style or favour, here are this season’s most coveted high jewellery drops that easily pull double duty as lucky charms, and will steal your breath away.
Van Cleef & Arpels
Gems have long been associated with good luck and when it comes to our favourite lucky charm, Van Cleef & Arpels’s Alhambra collection is right on the money. So is its Lucky Animals Collection, which sees five signs of the Chinese zodiac joining the sought-after set. The exclusive, made-to-order animal clips – the Snake, Monkey, Ox, Rooster and Mouse – are carefully crafted by the finest ornamental stones, outlined by beads of gold to enhance its beauty. Get your lucky charm here.
Louis Vuitton’s emblematic Monogram flower gets a makeover by Francesca Amfitheatrof, the House’s artistic director for watches and jewellery and it is fun-tastic! B Blossom, Amfitheatrof’s debut collection, comprises bangles, light pendants and earrings that flaunt a beautiful melange of colours that we think are perfect for the current situation. Need a pick-me-up? Look no further than these cheerful, precious trinkets. Shop here.
To mark the 100th anniversary of the iconic N°5 fragrance, Chanel’s fine jewellery studio drops 123 extraordinary pieces that express the different facets of the perfume. Boasting the daring creativity, timeless sophistication and breathtaking construction of its High Jewellery; the stopper, bottle, number, flowers and sillage are interpreted carefully to reflect the allure and revolutionary perfume and jewellery. Every signature piece tells the story of the iconic scent and exudes the true splendour of Chanel. A highlight is its 55.55-carat diamond necklace, a showstopper dripping in more than 700 sparklers. Find out more here.
In an exclusive collaboration with Sotheby’s auction house, Caroline Scheufele, Chopard’s Co-President and artistic director, recently presented the latest masterpiece from the House’s Haute Joaillerie Precious Lace collection. Crafted from Fairmined-certified ethical white gold and titanium, the breathtaking beauty dazzles with calming blue Paraiba tourmaline to befit the treasures of an aristocrat. This rare gemstone is said to have the power to clear confusion and give clarity to the future. Discover this imperial grandeur at this Sotheby’s private sale page.
Tiffany & Co.
Anya Taylor-Joy, Eileen Gu and Tracee Ellis Ross are the newest global House ambassador for Tiffany & Co, debuting in the 2021 Tiffany T1 campaign, ‘Give Me the T’. The collection expanded in the last year and now includes new bracelets, earrings and pendants, together with new 18k white gold selections. When it comes to encapsulating the fine art of self-expression, the collection nails it to a tee; evident from how the three new faces layer the new designs with other T1 pieces – like the T1 choker with nearly 250 round brilliant and baguette diamonds totalling over 13 carats! Feast on the Ts here.
If you’re looking for everyday diamond jewellery then Zoya’s new collection, Samāvé is for you. Indian architectural motifs like a baoli are enhanced by geometric patterns to create a wide range of items. Inspired by the lives of women and waterbody in bucolic set-ups, the collection boasts lightweight bracelets, rings and necklaces.
One of the most iconic symbols of good luck, the horseshoe is interpreted via the Faith Horseshoe Necklace. Clean lines and the shape is a talisman and is interpreted through the Hong Kong jewellery designer Kajal Naina.
The Sunlight Collection from high jewellery brand, HARAKH captures the talismanic powers of the sun to empower the wearer with strength and will power. “Sunlight reminds us of the incredible ability that our own will power has to solve mighty problems and emerge shining and victorious, filling our life with warmth,” shares Harakh Mehta the brand’s founder and designer.
This story first appeared on Prestige Malaysia
Hero image: Courtesy Chanel; Featured image: Courtesy Tiffany & Co.