Christie's Auctions Fine Wines from Cellar of Christen Sveaas on Mar. 24
Over 350 lots of fine and rare wines from the collection of Christen Sveaas will be auctioned live at Christie’s Alexandra House venue in Central, Hong Kong.
November 16, 2022
November babies, rejoice! This month we celebrate you and everything that has led you to be the person that you are today. Like your birthstones, topaz and citrine, you radiate a certain warmth that draws people to you like moth to a flame – whether you know it or not.
Some believe the word ‘topaz’ originated from the Sankskrit word for fire, ‘tapas’, others trace its name back to the ancient Greeks. Throughout history, the topaz has taken up many roles for the diverse groups of people that have existed until today. For the Greeks, the topaz was a source of strength, for 12th Century Europeans, it was a way to thwart curses and dispel anger, and for people in India, it used to symbolize beauty and intelligence.
Citrine is a tawny orange variety of quartz, with an extensive record in jewellery for thousands of years. In Ancient Greece, citrine was found carved into crystal ornaments – shimmering like a sleet of ice; and in Rome, pontiffs loaded their hands heavy with large chunky amethysts and citrine gemstones. Often mistaken with the other November birthstone, topaz, citrine was also believed to possess powers to soothe tempers and calm the wearer.
In celebration of your day, we’ve chosen our top picks of long-lasting birthstone jewellery for any and all occasions from the casual, to the classy, and the everyday. May your 2022 be as glamourous, warm, and elegant, as you are.
The Pomellato Milano Nudo Gele Classic amplifies the warmth of the citrine quartz with an 8-carat carnelian, affixing the two stones on a simple 18-karat white and rose gold band. This classic piece brings added dimension and draws interest with the refined technique of the Nudo to the Nudo gele, giving it a crisp frosty satin finish.
This gorgeous honeycomb-esque embossing on the gele quartz draws out the gem’s rich hues, and is an outstanding casual accent for everyday wear. Simple, but with a chic inflection.
Where to buy: Pomellato
While not a gemstone, this personalised turquoise mineral and 18-karat rose gold necklace reimagines Van Cleef & Arpels iconic designs for the modern collector. In staying with the Poetic Astronomy theme dear to Van Cleef & Arpels, the Zodiaque collection combines the elaborate jewellery expertise and handling of precious materials to offer a poetic reinterpretation of the zodiac signs.
The pieces belong to a long-standing tradition of medals and charms designed by Van Cleef & Arpels since the 1950s, a understated and classy accessory made special with a unique pop of colour.
Where to buy: Van Cleef & Arpels
The Gucci Icon ring delves into the Gucci House’s eclectic narrative through distinctive motifs that have been immortalized as part of the internationally renowned brand. Crafted with 18-karat yellow gold, zirconia, red, honey, pink, and green topaz; this adorable piece features the planet, the bee, the star, and the interlocking G set against a black or white band.
A versatile and complementary piece with the House of Gucci’s entire history symbolised around the finger, this ring is a delightful addition to complement both maximalist or minimalist dressers.
Where to buy: GUCCI
Suzanne Kalan presents a small yet stunning pair of contemporary citrine and diamond baguette stud earrings, crafted with 14-karat rose gold and butterfly fastening. Each stud features a slanted stack of Liberty’s signature baguette cut citrine gemstones, accented with white diamonds, and a round cut citrine crystal for anchoring. Refined and understated, Kalan’s pieces carry a dramatic presence which encompasses both modern and classical stylings.
A dainty piece with a contrasting powerful air – this all-purpose pair of earrings can be worn for a touch of day-to-day sparkle, or mixed and matched for cocktail hour.
Where to buy: Liberty London
London-based designer Akansha Sethi introduces the Citrine Roshi Choker Necklace, a modern-day heirloom for jewellery expression. This statement piece is designed with 18-karat yellow gold and hand-carved citrines with moonstones on either side of the band, flaring outwards from the collarbones. The two semi-precious gemstones are joined together by delicate citrine detailing.
Marrying the beauty found in antique art with modern-day styling, this statement choker piece makes a head-turning addition to your collection.
Where to buy: AS by Akansha Sethi
The experimental Nudo Riverie is a bold statement piece adorned with over 200 individual glittery precious stones. Crafted with 18-karat rose fold, three 36.6 carat white topaz and three mother-of-pearl, and finished off with 219 1.9 carat diamonds – this rounded treasure trove combines modern chic and the classic volume of the Clessidra cut.
Intensely coloured, this semi-rigid, short necklace catches the light with unmatched power – possessing the same allure and elegance as a long-lived allegory.
Where to buy: Pomellato
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