Piaget Rose Collection: A Valentine’s Day Gift Of Eternal Love
February 7, 2018 | BY Kate Springer
The Swiss jewellery maison unveils new additions to the classic Piaget Rose Collection, including diamond-studded necklaces, earrings, and romantic rings
There are countless way to celebrate Valentine's Day, from a big night out to quiet night in, decadent chocolates, bouquets of roses, a bottle of bubbly…. But the best gift? Jewellery that lasts forever.
Just in time for the most romantic day of the year, Piaget has introduced additions to its classic Piaget Rose Collection. Beloved by actresses and celebrities, including Piaget International Brand ambassador Jessica Chastain, the Piaget Rose Collection features timeless 18K rose gold bracelets, earrings, necklaces and matching rings. An homage to the brand’s signature flower, these luscious rose-gold beauties are the epitome of romance and refinement.
Among the ethereal pieces, the Piaget Rose 18K pink gold diamond pendant falls delicately against the décolletage on an ultra-thin chain. The feminine necklace is only enhanced by matching Piaget Rose earrings, where interlocking petals hug a brilliant-cut diamond. To complete the set, choose between three styles of diamond-studded Piaget Rose rings—each featuring a spiraling 18K rose-gold band.
The Piaget Rose ring feels graceful and understated, showcasing a brilliant-cut diamond, encircled by dainty petals. Offering an elegant twist on the classic piece, the ring features a diamond alongside a gleaming white Akoya pearl, which seems to float atop the twisted rose-gold band. Brighter still, the radiant ring unveils a brilliant-cut diamond set beside a heart-stopping pink sapphire.
Given the ubiquitous nature of the peony-like bloom, one might assume that Piaget’s love affair with roses began with the brand itself. However, the signature bud didn't appear in the Swiss maison’s designs for nearly a century after founder Georges-Edouard Piaget set up his first workshop in a humble family farmhouse in 1874.
As for the voluptuous garden muse? You can thank the founder’s great-grandson Yves Piaget for introducing this pretty motif. Having taken the company’s reins in the 1960s, Yves was enchanted by the “Queen of Flowers”—both as a work of art and a symbol of romance—and began incorporating the now trademark roses into Piaget’s pieces.
His passion for roses landed on the world stage at the 1982 International Competition for New Roses in Geneva where Yves Piaget presented Meilland, the winning rose breeder, with a life-size, 18-carat gold Piaget rose trophy. In turn, Meilland dubbed its winning variety (an 80-petal pink rose) the “Yves Piaget.”
To mark the 30th anniversary of the competition, the brand took its dedication to the next level in 2014. Piaget began restoring the legendary rose garden at the National Museum of Château de Malmaison in Paris (formerly the home of Napoleon Josephine Bonaparte) to its original grandeur. With Piaget as a patron, botanists have planted 750 species of antique roses as a tribute to Yves Piaget—one of the garden’s most frequent visitors.
Of course, you don’t have to cultivate a royal rose garden to show your commitment this Valentine’s Day... a single enduring rose will do. Whether surprising your loved one with a delicate necklace, studded earrings, a symbolic ring, or a complete set—every Piaget rose is an eternal token of affection.
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