De Beers Introduces Chapter Two of The Alchemist of Light

An astounding collection that continues to reveal the elemental magic of light in various expressions.

After unveiling the first chapter of The Alchemist of Light high jewellery collection in January, De Beers continues to showcase its natural and elemental magic of light through the second chapter.

“The Alchemist of Light High Jewellery collection represents the most creatively and technically ambitious collection we have ever conceived and crafted. It incorporates exceptional diamonds in white and fancy colours, including some specially selected from our Natural Works of Art collection. Our design studio, collaborating with our specialist craftspeople, has created individual pieces that are truly wearable works of art," says Céline Assimon, CEO of De Beers Jewellers.

The new chapter revealed sets of stunning and diverse Dusk Reflection, Ascending Shadows, Midnight Aura, Optical Wonder, and Frozen Capture that interpret light in mesmerizing ways. Comprising a total of 45 one-of-a-kind pieces, the new set is juxtaposed with Atomique, a creative interpretation of diamonds at the molecular level, and Light Rays, which capture the moment sunlight radiates in the morning sky.

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Optical Wonder

Monochrome and vibrant colours.

Taking inspiration from geometric patterns that create illusionary as seen in the work of Victor Vasarely, the set contains seven striking pieces contrasting bold lines, created from pavé-set diamonds and coloured aluminium, cast beams of reflected and refracted light, drawing the eye to the stunning hero diamonds. Dramatic black aluminium brings schematic resonance to the glorious yellow rough and polished diamonds in the necklace and earrings.

With its multiple striped motifs, the necklace features an astonishing 3.02 carat fancy intense yellow radiant-cut diamond at its centre – a design echoed in the longline earrings that transformed into geometric studs. Concentric shapes, a key pattern of Op Art, inspire the striking drop earrings. A myriad of yellow round brilliant diamonds swirl towards sublime fancy colour pear-shaped diamonds that become the central focus. In the two rings of dramatic pink and vibrant blue, white pavé-set diamond lines whirl on undulating, sculptural shapes, converging on the hero diamonds.

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