The Piaget Limelight Mediterranean Garden Necklace awarded
with the Best International Jewel in the Vogue Awards
— November 25th, 2015 —
In the XII Edition of this prestigious awards, The Swiss Maison shines with its own light thanks to this unique piece awarded in the category of Best International Jewel.
This High Jewellery collection is inspired by the intense beauty and the glamour of the Riviera. During the 1960s and 1970s, carefree years with its bold creations, Piaget established itself as the brand of choice for celebrities and the international jet set who enjoyed the glamour of life on the Riviera, and regularly frequented its extraordinary parties, some organized by Mr Piaget himself. Finding inspiration in its rich heritage, the new Piaget Mediterranean Garden collection brings a contemporary twist to the captivating lifestyle of the Riviera with its elegant festivities and stylish fashion.
With the same boldness that captivated the most stylish personalities of the era, Piaget Mediterranean Garden brings to life the beauty of blooming roses, palm trees and shimmering waters in a style that is uniquely « Piaget », masterfully combining the fine art of goldsmithing and the expertise of gem-setting to create unique and seductive pieces.
Necklace in 18K white gold set with 224 baguette-cut diamonds (approx. 44.82 cts), 45 marquise-cut diamonds (approx. 14.78 cts), 3 cushion-cut emeralds (approx. 7.66 cts), 3 cushion-cut green tourmalines (approx. 6.85 cts) and 2 marquise-cut emeralds (approx. 1.86 cts).
Piaget’s pioneering spirit first made its appearance in 1874, in a little village in the heart of the Swiss Jura mountains, a region that since the mid-19th century had become a centre of micro-mechanical craftsmanship specialising in the assembly of watch movements. In a workshop set up inside his family home in La Côte-aux-Fées, 19-year-old Georges Édouard Piaget founded the company that still bears his name today. Dedicated to the production of high-precision watch movements, Piaget supplied its high-quality mechanisms to the most prestigious brands in watchmaking. A dedicated work ethic and a penchant for risk quickly enabled Piaget’s reputation to spread far beyond the company’s native Jura. As the firm grew from one generation to the next, the desire to produce watches under its own brand name intensified. Piaget finally registered its own trademark in 1943. Since then, the brand has produced and given its name to its own luxury watches, the start of a journey that was to transform the little family firm into one of the most famous watchmakers and jewellers in the world. At the apex of fashion and contemporary culture, Piaget’s Haute Joaillerie creations have taken their place on the international stage, much sought after by countless stars and famous personalities. As a renowned House of Haute Joaillerie, the Manufacture Piaget has the means to produce the most extravagant pieces of jewellery imaginable, authentic works of unbridled luxury for the pleasure of today’s jet set. Amid explosions of colour, audacious designs and contemporary creative marvels, in the universe of Piaget the impossible becomes possible.