"Diamonds have something magical about them - it's hard to define, but you recognize it when you see it," Vogue jewelry editor Carol Woolton recently explained in an interview about "Brilliant" - an exhibition of diamonds she curated to honor the Queen's Diamond Jubilee year as part of London's annual Masterpiece fair. "When this magic and ephemeral sparkle is combined with a strong design then I believe something of great power is created."
Especially if it involves shoe bling (diamond & feather festooned footwear by Bruno Frisoni for Roger Vivier), house bling (a diamond chandelier by Solange Azagury Partridge) and bling-bling: this black diamond & emerald collar by Karl Lagerfeld in partnership with Net-a-Porter.com.
A one-only piece, it is studded with more than 40 carats of black diamonds and features a monster 22 carat emerald - as well as a sketch signed by Kaiser K. "I'm renowned for my love of a high collar and I wanted to create a true collector’s item with this one-off piece," adds Lagerfeld. "Merging the masculine with the feminine and uniting the world of fine jewelry and high fashion, to me this collar is a work of art and a real show-stopper."
- Lesley Scott
(Karl Lagerfeld image: source)