The Rose Passion Collection by Piaget

By Paul Joseph

Swiss luxury jewellery house Piaget has launched a striking new rose-themed collection of trinkets.

Featuring a total of 100 pieces, the Rose Passion collection said to have been inspired by Joséphine de Beauharnais, the first wife of Napoleon I, who was renowned for her love of nature and in particular roses.

The collection includes a wide selection of timepieces, necklaces, rings, brooches and earrings as well as combs, tiaras and bangle watches, each containing precious gemstones including yellow diamonds, emeralds, pink sapphires, plus hard minerals such as chrysocolla and chalcedony.

Among the stand-out pieces in the collection are six unique Métiers d’Art timepieces that feature the aYves Piaget rose in six different colour combinations, each created using the Grand Feu enameling technique.

In the early 19th century, Joséphine de Beauharnais’s famous country home, Château de Malmaison, was renowned for its magnificent rose garden, which she supervised closely, owing to her passionate interest in roses collected from all over the world.

Founded by Georges Piaget in the village of La Côte-aux-Fées, Switzerland in 1874, Piaget has grown to become one of the world’s most famous jewellery brands.

By Paul Joseph