The most unique high jewellery treasures in pictures

The most unusual and exceptional high jewellery pieces photographed exclusively for Something About Rocks. Featured are rare jewels from Cartier, Boghossian, Dior and Chaumet

Photography by Lucy Sparks, Styling by Felix Bischof, Words by Joshua Hendren

One-of-a-kind masterpieces, created by prestigious jewellery Maisons and contemporary designers, delight in our study of otherworldly beauty. Showcasing the greatest expertise in terms of savoir-faire, artistry and gem sourcing, discover these treasured gems in all their glory, from Louis Vuitton, Chaumet and Dior to Lily Gabriella, Boghossian and Cartier.

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Dior Watches yellow gold La D de Dior Précieuse watch with opal and set with emeralds, tsavorite garnets and diamonds

Emeralds glisten in Dior’s La D de Dior Précieuse timepiece. Complemented by the soft glow of garnet and diamond, the green gemstone encircles an Australian white opal dial in a sparkling yellow gold setting.

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David Morris white gold Vision necklace set with oval Ceylon sapphires, pear and round Brazilian Paraiba tourmalines plus oval and pear shape white diamonds

A vision in rare stones, David Morris showcases unparalleled gem sourcing with a pairing of sapphires, tourmalines and white diamonds. Cascading in droplets, the one-of-a-kind design is the very essence of time-intensive craft and creativity.

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Louis Vuitton white gold ring set with diamonds and with one pear-cut emerald and one Monogram flower-cut diamond

Louis Vuitton honours their iconic Monogram Flower motif in a delicate white gold band of diamonds. Set with a pear-cut emerald and flower-cut diamond, the piece is exemplary of the Maison’s reinventing of high jewellery codes with flair and an elevated colour palette.

G by Glenn Spiro white gold bracelet set with diamonds and emeralds

The splendour and sparkle of the diamond is captured in this dreamy white gold bracelet from G by Glenn Spiro. Complemented by the addition of emeralds, the piece is perfectly set, refracting and reflecting light from all angles.

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Chaumet white and yellow gold Soleil Glorieux ring set with brilliant-cut and yellow diamonds and with one cushion-cut fancy intense yellow IF diamond

Chaumet’s Soleil Glorieux ring is a diamond-lover’s fantasy come true. At its core is a mesmerising cushion-cut fancy intense yellow IF diamond, whose colour is offset by the frosting of brilliant-cut and yellow diamonds that surrounds it.

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Boghossian white gold Kissing ring with diamonds and amethysts

The violet hue of amethyst is showcased in this sculptural white gold ring by Boghossian. Crafted using the house’s signature Kissing technique, where two precious gems complement each other’s colour, the central stone is offset by a delicate trim of diamonds that flicker against the light.

Cartier white gold and rock crystal high jewellery bracelet set with tanzanite, onyx and diamonds

A marvel from Cartier’s Royal high jewellery collection, this breathtaking white gold cuff is set with a host of rare gemstones, from rock crystal and onyx to baguette-cut, triangular-shaped and brilliant-cut diamonds. But, it’s the single cabochon-cut cushion-shaped tanzanite from Tanzania, weighing a staggering 79.52-carats, that makes this piece truly one-of-a-kind.

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Chanel High Jewellery white and yellow gold Les Talismans de Chanel earrings with lacquer and set with tanzanites and diamonds

Trust Chanel to provide a technicolour take on high jewellery. Case in point: these kaleidoscopic earrings from the glittering Les Talismans de Chanel collection. Crafted in rainbow-tinged lacquer and set with tanzanites and diamonds, these shiny creations are sure to catch attention at every moment.

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Lily Gabriella rose gold cocktail ring set with cabochon rubellite and Italian green marble

The textural beauty of this high-impact cocktail ring by Lily Gabriella is truly something to behold. Carved in Italian green marble, the rose gold finger candy is punctuated by a pink-hued cabochon rubellite – a fiery finale to this elevated jewel.

Cartier white gold [Sur]naturel ring set with diamonds, emeralds and onyx

And last, but by certainly no means least, is this spectacular [Sur]naturel ring by Cartier that twinkles in 126 diamonds. The beauty of this piece also extends to emeralds and onyx, which ice the creation in a playfully abstract setting.

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