December is the month of the tanzanite, turquoise and zircon gemstones, and, if you’re still confused about the perfect gifts to give this season, perhaps you might want to consider high jewellery pieces featuring these stones.
Below are some of the most stunning pieces in this category that launched this year. These would make perfect gifts for those born in the month of December, but for just about anyone this period. They not only inspire joy but are an ode to the beauty that exists even in the midst of chaos or uncertainty.
For its second high jewellery collection which translates to ‘Garden of Delights’ from Latin, Gucci turned to nature for inspiration. Divided into four distinct chapters, each piece is either reminiscent of waterfalls, the sky, lush green forests, roses or the tiger and lion from the animal kingdom.
Every piece is decked in diamonds and adorned with precious stones, including tanzanite as seen in this white gold necklace with an opal, tanzanites and diamonds and this white gold ring with diamonds and tanzanite (pictured below)
Pomellato La Gioia
Kering’s Pomellato took a popular Nigerian saying, “He who does not know where he is coming from cannot know where he is going to” and literally brought it to life in its second high jewellery collection. Of course, it is highly unlikely that the jewellery house knows this particular adage, but by reintroducing old pieces from its past while giving them a modern twist in the first chapter of La Gioia, it sure feels that way!
While there are so many beautiful and elegant pieces in the collection, the two that contain December’s birthstones are the T-Chain Haiku Turquoise from the first chapter, and the white gold Tanzanite chain from the second chapter, whose links are set with a dazzling pavé of 2,300 white diamonds and a spectacular 48-carat tanzanite pendant in a rare cabochon cut.
Just from the name of this collection alone, it is certain that you’re about to be wowed with truly magnificent pieces of indescribable splendour. And this is truly what this collection is all about.
There are so many beautiful, show-stopping pieces to gush about, but since the focus is on jewellery featuring tanzanite, turquoise or Zircon, then you should look out for the Fluid Tanzanite choker, complete with an impressive 77.88-carat tanzanite that pays homage to the late architect Zaha Hadid.
Louis Vuitton Bravery
200 years after the birth of its founder, Louis Vuitton released a high jewellery collection that traces the former’s journey to greatness.
Although the luxury maison leans heavily on sapphires, diamonds, emeralds and rubies, tanzanite features in La Constellation d’Hercule chapter, where it makes a grand appearance in the necklace, pairing nicely with 50 carats of Australian opals, 34 carats of tsavorites, along with LV Monogram Star- and Flower-cut diamonds.
This sub-collection also contains three rings, two pairs of earrings and a brooch bearing the stone.