Flaunt value: Jewels worth cherishing

Baubles to complement your love for luxe

Published: Oct 3, 2017

Over a decade in financial journalism, I have specialized in covering news that matters to India Inc. and its stakeholders, including developments at India's largest corporations and and MNCs. The subject of my writing has been analysis of strategy, financial performance, M&A and fundraising activity, consumption behaviour and emerging trends in management and leadership. Industry verticals that I have written on include oil & gas, power, infra, metals & mining, auto, telecom, FMCG & retail, and start-ups. I also play the role of an editorial lead for proprietary events like the Forbes India Leadership Award and the Forbes India CEO Dialogues. An alumnus of Asian College of Journalism, Chennai and Jadavpur University, Kolkata, I have worked for publications such as Mint, The Financial Express and The Indian Express before this.

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Sakura Necklace & Earrings by Nirav Modi
The essence of Sakura flowers in bloom, their voluminous beauty and rich symbolism in Japanese culture is echoed in this exquisite two-toned jewel, where a plethora of solitaires are elevated in frames of contrasting colour. Over a hundred solitaire diamonds form a vibrant ensemble of eternal blossoms in this necklace and earring suite.

Emerald-cut solitaires shimmer and sparkle, reflecting their vivid light on to glittering frames. Micro-set diamonds add exceptional light reflections and finesse to the rose gold petal outline.
niravmodi.com
Price: On request

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Audemars Piguet Diamond Outrage
After the Diamond Punk and the Diamond Fury comes the third and final design in the trilogy of one-of-a-kind high jewellery timepieces by Audemars Piguet—the Diamond Outrage. A rare piece, it has been created in two versions: All diamond and all sapphire. The gold spikes in various heights emulate the icicles that form on buildings in winter time in the brand’s home town in the Vallée de Joux. And nestled somewhere in the spikes is a watch.
audemarspiguet.com
Price: $1.25 million

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Ermenegildo Zegna Libro Business Bag
Few accessories complement the cut of a sharp suit more than a bespoke leather bag. This tan-coloured leather business bag from Ermenegildo Zegna does just that—whether you carry it on your hand or sling it over your shoulder. Its end-to-end zipper means that the bag can open up as a folio. It also ensures adequate storage. The buckle on the body of the bag accentuates the overall style.   
zegna.com
Price: On request


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Hermès Maîtres de la Forêt
With the lightest of touches, designer Annie Faivre’s carré expresses the full force of nature: The vital energy and burgeoning growth of the plant kingdom. Plants and trees—the monarchs of the forest—form a dense, awe-inspiring ensemble, reaching ever-upwards to the light. Stems, leaves and flowers recall the finesse of traditional Kashmiri motifs, created by Indian weavers for the infinitely soft woollen shawls adopted by fashionable European women from the mid-18th century onwards.
hermes.com
Price: ₹70,000

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Hermès Cinetic
The box-shaped leather bag is inspired by the travel essentials of days gone by. The clean contours of its silhouette and nearly-square shape are enhanced by an ingenious clasp, which forms an H when locked and transforms into a discrete silvered line when open. The bag can be carried in your hand or over the shoulder with a palladium-finish metal chain.
hermes.com
Price: On request

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Cartier Juste un Clou Bracelet
The Juste un Clou bracelet—resembling a nail twisted circularly—is crafted in 18-carat white gold and diamonds. The first bracelet of the Juste un Clou collection was designed in the 1970s in New York, reflecting a wild, freewheeling era. Cartier describes the bracelet as a “creative twist on a familiar object”.
cartier.com
Price: On request

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Montblanc Masters for Meisterstück Firenze Alligator Fountain Pen
The new Masters for Meisterstück Firenze collection combines Montblanc’s expertise and Florence’s rich traditions. The pen’s body is encased in alligator leather and a stylised silhouette of the Santa Maria del Fiore cathedral is embossed on to the leather of the cap. The nib is crafted from 18-carat gold.
montblanc.com
Price: On request

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Jubilee
If you have a few hundred million dollars lying around, it’s worth spending them on the Jubilee, the largest yacht ever built in the Netherlands. Its architecturally challenging design (styling by Lobanov Design and interiors by Sorgiovanni Designs) creates a visual effect of multi-level decks. At 110 m, it has 15 cabins, a large pool deck with a built-in aquarium and substantial beach club below, and a fully certified helicopter deck forward for an Agusta GrandNew.
burgessyachts.com
Price: On request


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Rolex Cellini Moonphase
Part of the well-established Cellini line, this watch was first introduced at Baselworld 2017. The most interesting features of this watch are a display of the lunar cycle, a full moon disc depicted by fragments from a real meteorite rock and the new moon, which is depicted by a silver ring. One can read the moonphase through the indicator set at 12 o’clock on the sub-dial, (as each night goes by, the moonphase disc follows the lunar cycle). The watch is driven by a self-winding mechanical movement, with the moonphase module astronomically accurate for 122 years. The limited edition Cellini Moonphase will be available in India in the coming months.

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Hublot’s Big Bang Unico Sapphire  Usain Bolt for Only Watch
Ace Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt and Hublot have teamed up to create a one-of-a-kind green and gold timepiece, which will be auctioned through charity for research on the genetic disorder, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD), which is characterised by progressive muscle degeneration and weakness. Only Watch
has been working with several renowned watchmakers since 2005 to raise funds to support children who suffer from DMD. This watch, made out of sapphire—in yellow-gold calfskin—has a silhouette of the Jamaican flag and the 9 o’clock counter has the silhouette of Bolt’s signature “To di world” victory sign. The auction will take place in Geneva on November 11.

(With inputs from Salil Panchal)

(This story appears in the 13 October, 2017 issue of Forbes India. You can buy our tablet version from Magzter.com. To visit our Archives, click here.)

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