The Bling Guide: Bring on the Sparkle

Switch up your accessories for the seasonal transition
Saturday 25 September 2021

Cosy season is finally upon us, and you know what it means when the seasons are changing—it’s time to hit refresh with some new timepieces and jewelleries that put the “fall” in “infallible”. 


1. Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control Calendar

Nothing translates the autumnal mood more than a rich chocolate shade. Here, Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Master Control Calendar takes center stage. Its subtle pink gold case contrasts the earthy-toned strap, all while keeping it in neutral territory. 

The watch not only tells the time; it also features a complete calendar, along with its inventive jumping date and a complication that allows the date indicator to, quite literally, jump between the 15th and 16th day of the month, ceding place for the moon phase. 

And though you will most probably never take this beauty near water, it has a water resistance up to 5 bar.  


2. Piaget Polo Date

Planning to dial up the glam factor? Perhaps it’s time to upgrade to the Piaget Polo Date Watch

While it may not offer the many functionalities like the Jaeger Le-Coultre, there’s no denying that it’s the most alluring and luxurious timepiece in this Bling Guide. Fashioned out of 18K rose gold and paved with 60 brilliant-cut diamonds (plus the 36 brilliant-cut diamonds embedded in the hour markers), this watch will definitely make heads turn. 

The bracelet here is interchangeable, so you can dress it up, or dress it down per your liking. 


3. Longines Master Collection

If your seasonal wardrobe is set to the classic shades of whites, greys, and browns, then this red-hot variation of the Longines Master Collection might just be the pop of colour you’re looking for to finish off the look. 

The moon phase display, coupled with the white mother-of-pearl dial and the diamond indexes lend a refined and feminine air to the otherwise classic style. 

However, if you’re not yet ready to incorporate red accessories into your outfit, this watch is offered in seven more styles to suit your needs. 


4. Bulgari Serpenti Magnifica Hypnotic Emerald necklace

Zendaya had the internet abuzzed with her outfit at the 78th Venice Film Festival, and her red carpet moment included this stunning Bulgari Magnifica Serpenti Hypnotic Emerald necklace. The Maison’s high-jewellery line debuted back in June in Milan. 

The iconic snake, Bulgari’s symbol of eternal life and feminine seduction, is reinterpreted in this sinuous creation which took 1,800 hours to be completed. This time, it’s cradling an exceptional 93.83 carat cabochon-cut Colombian emerald, a magnetising focal point for those in its presence. Surrounding the opulent gemstone are pavé-set diamonds, as well as diamond baguettes and emerald cabochons. 

While this ornate necklace appears to be a rigid design, the artisanal construction guarantees a comfortable and graceful fit. 


5. Le Vian 14K Honey Gold™ Cinnamon Citrine® Pendant with Nude Diamonds™

Who needs to walk on sunshine when you’re wearing it? 

Crafted by the house of Le Vian, we have our eyes on other jewel shades for the season, and they are embedded in this pendant that is practically bursting rays of warmth.

The stones include the resplendent Cinnamon Citrine®, the brand’s sunny and spicy gemstone which hails from the Rio Grande Del Sul region in Brazil, along with its aptly-named, lucent Nude Diamonds™ which are responsibly sourced from the Australian Argyle Mine, one of the world’s largest diamond producer.  


6. Bulgari Mangalsutra necklace

September marks Bulgari’s launch of its first-ever India inspired jewellery statement piece, the Bulgari Mangalsutra

Set in 18K yellow gold, and adorned with round black onyx inserts and pave diamonds, the necklace interprets a traditional and sacred ornament into a modern and elegant piece of jewellery that’s deep rooted in culture. 

The moniker stems from the Sanskrit mangala, which means “holy” or “auspicious” and sutra, “thread”. Its origin dates all the way back to the 6th Century AD, and was worn by brides for protection from other men and to ward off evil spirits.