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Piaget draws inspiration from the Silk Road for its new collection

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AFP-Relaxnews
Published
Jul 19, 2015

The Swiss jewelry brand has presented a new collection of jewels and watches called Secrets & Lights - A Mythical Journey by Piaget. The house's artisans found inspiration for the ornamental pieces from sites along the Silk Road, deeply influenced by the rich colors and history of Venice and Samarkand.


The jewelry collection “Secrets & Lights - A Mythical Journey by Piaget” created by Piaget - Piaget


Both of these emblematic cities were chosen by Piaget for their "cultural wealth" as well as their "fascinating way of life". The Silk Road allowed Piaget's craftsmen and artists to draw from "a remarkable territory of expression".

The collection is comprised of 93 elaborate jewelry pieces and 38 watchmaking creations.  

An ode to Venice and Samarkand

The bright and dazzling collection of "The Secrets of Venice" was brought to life by feather masters, enamellers and engravers. Patterns and shades inspired by the Orient define "The Lights of Samarkand" collection that accentuates the rarest of gems.

"The Secrets of Venice" line pays tribute to the Clock Tower, the Bridge of Sighs and the lion -- symbol of the city -- in an assortment of cuffs, rings, earrings and necklaces. White gold, feathers, emeralds, enamel, red spinel gemstones, diamonds, pink gold and rubies adorn the pieces of the series.

Cascading or asymmetrical neck pieces take center stage in "The Lights of Samarkand" collection. Rings, bracelets and drop earrings are decorated with turquoise pearls, Colombian emeralds, sapphires from Sri Lanka, Mozambique rubies and diamonds.  

Discover all 131 striking pieces of the new collection in Piaget boutiques. Prices upon request.
 

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