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On the rocks: Piaget Sunny Side of Life bracelet

Inspired by romantic Californian summers of radiant sunshine, glistening water and pink flamingos, Piaget has rolled out Sunny Side of Life, a new high jewellery and timepiece collection. The range comprises 150 dazzling creations such as bracelets, necklaces, earrings and cuff watches, many of which are beautifully adorned with pink, blue, yellow and green gemstones. The Swiss jeweller picked the vibrant resort city of Palm Springs as its muse, which explains the splashes of bright, vivid colours throughout its designs.

Sunny Side of Life was launched last year at Paris Couture Week, but was only recently unveiled in Singapore during a presentation at The Clifford Pier. In line with the collection’s theme, the setting for its showcase was bathed in hues of green, pink and blue with sprigs of greenery.

This Sunny Side of Life cuff bracelet features sapphires, diamonds and a lovely feather marquetry motif.

A standout design is a spectacular cuff bracelet covered in 22 marquise-cut blue sapphires (23.54 carats), 10 princess-cut diamonds (0.80 carats) and two triangle-cut diamonds (0.08 carats).

The stones are embellished with intricate feather marquetry in various shades of blue and green, creating a striking effect that calls to mind the mosaic tiles lining the base of a swimming pool.

Behind the scenes of the bracelet’s creation process.

Piaget roped in famed plumassier Nelly Saunier to produce the 18k white gold bracelet’s elaborate feathered design. This is not the first time it has collaborated with Saunier on its pieces: Its 2015 Secrets and Lights high jewellery collection also featured a feathered cuff crafted by her.

For the Sunny Side of Life bracelet, Saunier created a gouache painting as a reference, before selecting blue peacock feather barbs for the marquetry motif, and meticulously assembling them. The result is a glorious, ornate bracelet that makes a perfect statement piece and conversation-starter.


Sara Yap
Deputy Director, Digital Operations (Asia)
Sara Yap is the Deputy Director of Digital Operations at BurdaLuxury, and a contributing writer to Lifestyle Asia’s dining and jewellery beats. When she’s not on the lookout for exciting new restaurants or bejewelled trinkets, she’s probably buried in a riveting read, or reminiscing the good ol’ days with her favourite playlist of ’90s boyband hits.