Baccarat's New Crystal Jewelry Collection
Baccarat, which is renowned for its unique expertise and bold creativity in the making of fine crystal, has launched the Bouchons de Carafe collection, a new jewelry line designed by Elie Top, a world-renowned jewelry and accessories designer.
Baccarat, which has long created beautiful jewelry collections and fashion accessories, asked Top to create a jewelry line that interprets the Baccarat spirit in his own way. In response, the designer came up with the Bouchons de Carafe Collection, which is the French name that refers to the stoppers made for the fine crystal bottles that graced luxurious dining tables and elegant dressing tables in bygone days.
The collection is outstanding, with its purity of design, luxurious materials and daring creativity. It offers a number of variations on the stopper theme, mounted in simple settings of yellow or white 18kt gold. The rings are adorned by round, oval or square "stoppers" while the pendants feature tapered ones. A striking contrast is set up between the volume of the crystal and the lightness of the ribbon, made of precious gold linen.
Transparent and multi-faceted, these pieces of crystal jewelry capture the light and reflect it on to the skin of the wearer. A square-shaped crystal stopper-inspired design with delicate engraving in the center of the cuff graces the wrist, like a majestic gemstone carved out of light. Each piece of crystal was hand-cut at Baccarat's factory. Rings are priced at $5,250 for yellow gold and $5,800 for white gold while the pendants retail for $8,100 for yellow gold and $8,900 for white gold. The cuff bracelets are $15,000 for the yellow gold and $17,500 for the white gold (available by special order only).
The Bouchons de Carafe collection is available for purchase in the U.S. exclusively at Jeffrey New York, the upscale boutique with locations in Atlanta and New York. In Paris, the collection is available at Colette on the Rue Saint-Honore as well as at the Maison Baccarat Paris at 11 place des Etats Unis. Starting on April 1st, the collection will be available at Baccarat's boutiques around the world and available for purchase online at Baccarat.com. For more information call (800) 777-0100.