17 Jewellery Pieces Inspired by "Bridgerton"
Shonda Rhimes' record-breaking Netflix series Bridgerton is on everyone’s minds. The show tells a story of wealth, lust and betrayal during England’s Regency era, and was watched by more than 60 million households over the holiday season, all of which tuned in to obsess over the fabulous jewellery that was worn throughout this period drama.
From the determined Featherington family to the intimidating Queen and Lady Danbury, each character’s wardrobe was awash with dazzling diamonds, elegant emeralds and ravishing rubies. So start your new year off right and choose from Tatler's selection of Bridgerton-inspired sparklers below.
Graff's ethereal emeralds take on a vivid glamour when set into this dramatic high jewellery necklace, while an interesting mix of contrasting cuts elevates its elegance further.
Piaget is known for its alluring high jewellery masterpieces and the Wings of Light necklace doesn't disappoint. Colourful and creative, this spectacular necklace is a transformable creation that can be worn in four ways and at its centre is an extremely rare 7.49-carat Paraiba tourmaline from Mozambique.
Tiffany & Co
Known for his nature-inspired designs, Jean Schlumberger inspired this elegant wreath-like choker by Tiffany & Co, which features delicate strands of yellow gold and platinum that are mounted with life-like leaves set with dazzling diamonds.
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Chaumet, founded by Marie-Étienne Nitot in 1780, was appointed Napoleon Bonaparte’s official jeweller in the early 1800s and designed his coronation crown, sword hilt and countless gifts for his first wife, Josephine. So it comes as no surprise that this glamorous Soleil Glorieux tiara is fit for royalty, thanks to its intricate diamond-dusted silhouette and breathtaking yellow centre stone.
Fun and frivolous, this pair of Cinemagia earrings by Bulgari are proof of the jeweller's extraordinary craftsmanship. Plump pink rubellites pop against glistening emeralds that would be envied by the Queen of Hearts, herself.
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This nature-inspired necklace is from Gucci's first high jewellery collection, which was dreamed up by creative director Alessandro Michele. A grandiose Rococo- and Baroque-style piece, it is embellished with a smattering of emeralds that have been polished to shine as bright as possible.
A pared-back palette of white, greys and blues defines Boucheron's new Contemplation collection of 67 pieces, as does its weightlessness. Spray-painted mother-of-pearl, sparkling moonstones and elongated aquamarines add to the line's unearthly feel.
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Revered by the jewellery industry for its modern twists on classic structures, Forms has unveiled its latest jaw-dropping ring, which boasts a mouthwateringly sumptuous emerald that's encased by chrysocolla.
Flawless diamonds, slabs of rock crystal and mottled opals define Cartier's exquisite high jewellery, as does the brand's bold choice of materials, design and texture. This gorgeous pendant necklace is fierce and feminine.
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There’s nothing like the colours of spring to lift you out of the January blues. This vibrant feather-inspired brooch brings together the soothing shades of jadeite, sapphire and tourmaline, as well as others.
These dramatic chandelier earrings feature numerous suspended rubies, which look dark and dramatic alongside twists of white gold that writhe with diamonds.
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Van Cleef & Arpels
Inspired by one of Marlene Dietrich’s most beloved jewels, the Rubis en Scène bracelet pays tribute to Van Cleef & Arpel’s Jarretière bracelet, which was purchased by the actress and singer in 1937. She famously wore the piece in Alfred Hitchcock’s film Stage Fright (1950).
An extravagant mix of diamond cuts is what usually sets De Beers' beautiful high jewellery creations apart, so this spectacular bracelet is comparably modest. Decadent and timeless, Sirocco is perfect for women who prefer to champion a more classic style.
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Diamonds are stacked like stones, studded rings are doubled up and and fragile tiers of diamond-set fine chains are layered. Messika's Wild Moon earrings are delicate and dainty––get yours now.
Boghossian is always striving for ‘firsts’ in innovation, as demonstrated in its decision to create the iconic 'Kissing' setting technique, where two contrasting stones are assembled together using very little metal, giving the illusion of one floating over another. This chunky white gold bangle is set with a stunning sugarloaf moonstone, which reflects the light of surrounding emeralds and diamonds.
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Here at Tatler, we’re particularly fond of Chanel's vibrant Soleil brooch, which boasts polished slabs of yellow gold that are arranged in the shape of diamond-set sun beams. What more could a girl want?
Artistic director Francesca Amfitheatrof looks to the skies to find inspiration for Louis Vuitton’s latest high jewellery collection, Stellar Times. A rainbow-wide spectrum of coloured gemstones defines the collection; particularly striking is the use of opal, which is set into the Céleste earrings pictured.
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