The phrase ‘fine jewellery’ is a slightly fusty one. It carries with it a whiff of face powder, lavender and mildly mothballed clothes. It brings to mind elderly dowagers dripping in diamonds, old hands adorned with substantial sapphires; it certainly doesn’t make you think of singer Rihanna in all her youthful Bajan glory.
However, Chopard is hoping that its fine jewellery in particular will be able to ditch the ‘for old people only’ reputation by collaborating with the global pop phenomenon. The fine jewellery collection features geometric mini knuckledusters and long rectangular mismatched earrings, while the high jewellery has spiky cuffs that fit around the back of the ear in a cascade of diamonds and chandelier earrings that are a riot of colour.