These rare gemstones include a 6,225 ct emerald, a 10.88 ct fancy intense pink diamond and a 4.22 ct fancy intense blue diamond
February 7, 2022: Showcasing their unique eye and penchant for finding the extraordinary, jeweller Chopard is presenting a selection of exceptional stones for the Paris Haute Couture Week. These peerlessly pure gems caught the eye of CEO Caroline Scheufele and nurtured her fertile imagination to create some astounding pieces.
Among these treasures, the unbelievable 6,225 carat Chopard Insofu Emerald stands out as the most spectacular of them all! Mined in Zambia, the emerald’s exceptional purity and record size will help it yield a large number of high-quality cut stones, from which the Chopard workshops will create a collection of haute joaillerie pieces.
‘Insofu’ means ‘elephant’ in Bemba – the language of the people living in the Kafubu region of Zambia where the emerald was found in the Kagem mine.
Another remarkable stone – a 10.88 ct fancy intense pink diamond – reflects the passion for coloured diamonds harboured by the Maison. The radiant-cut diamond is set in a Fairmined-certified ethical gold ring. Featuring an exceptionally 70-facetted variant of the rectangular cut – the "Rose of Caroline" is like an incandescent offering to light.
Finally, the collection includes a magnificent Toi & Moi ring composed of an exceptional 4.22 ct fancy intense blue diamond and a white diamond.
Ms. Scheufele also presented a fancy dark grey-greenish yellow diamond that owes its “chameleon” nickname to its ability to change colour depending on its exposure to light or a source of heat. This breathtaking 31.31 ct stone is destined to be majestically set on a mischievous frog-shaped ring.
A rendering of the ring with the fancy dark grey-greenish yellow diamond by Chopard
Finally, a last ring is beautifully enhanced by a 21.04 ct cushion-cut Ceylon sapphire. This unheated stone radiates a unique talisman-like charm thanks to a timeless setting, simply adorned with diamonds that accentuate its natural colour.