The Bling Guide: The Best Case of the Blues

“Midnight blue is the only colour that can ever compete with black,” - Christian Dior
Saturday 21 August 2021

Whether it be a splurge for a much-deserved self-reward, or you’re looking to drop some serious dough just because, these are some bijouterie and timepieces that will do the trick to banish any gloomy thoughts the moment you slip them on. 

1. Cartier Clash [Un]limited Necklace

Maximalism is in, and what better way for you to amp up your look than donning a piece from Clash de Cartier’s latest limited edition collection? 

Over 8,000 pieces of sustainable diamonds, white gold and more than 200 onyx clous carrés are fashioned into this necklace. It’s reversible, so you can magically switch looks with just a quick flick of the wrist. That way, you are free to customise the level of drama you want to achieve with your overall outfit. 


2. Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Tokyo 2020

If the 2020 Summer Olympics has your spirits lifted, carry that exuberance into your everyday life by copping the limited edition Seamaster Aqua Terra Tokyo 2020. Plus, it doesn’t hurt to match the most decorated Olympian, Michael Phelps. 

In tribute to sporting honour, the timepiece is radiantly clad in full 18K yellow gold. Emphasising the gold accent are the blue straps and the polished ceramic dial that has been laser-engraved with a pattern inspired by the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games emblem. 

This beauty has not only the looks; it also has the merit. Omega is, after all, the official timekeeper for the prestigious Games since 1932—so you can count on this watch to be parallel with some of the best.


3. Van Cleef & Arpels Flammes de Neptune

The Sous les Étoile collection by Van Cleef & Arpels boasts a total of 150 high jewellery creations; but of course, the eyes go straight for the captivating blue of the Flammes de Neptune, a study in sapphire. 

For this release, Van Cleef & Arpels made a muse out of the extraterrestrial. Just as the name suggests, this particular ring is inspired by Neptune. The giant planet is translated into a majestic cushion-cut Madagascan sapphire of remarkable 40.52 carats, making this a highly coveted accessory. 


4. Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 41

The perfect wrist candy exists, and it comes in the form of the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 41. One of the most recognizable timepieces, a Rolex, is the obvious choice for anyone looking to kick-start their horlogerie collection, or enthusiast growing their trove. 

Here, this watch is cast in Oystersteel—an alloy specific to the brand belonging to a steel family that’s commonly used in industries like aerospace—and white gold for a timeless look and steadfast performance.  


5. Tiffany T1 Narrow Diamond Hinged Bangle

Another true classic is Tiffany’s T1 jewellery.

Subtle yet effective, the 18K white gold bangle features scintillating diamonds and the Maison’s “T” motif at the centre. Wear it on its own for a delicate effect, or double down on the extravagance by stacking it with other Tiffany T1 regalia. 

If you’re looking for some style inspiration for this particular item, look no further than the brand’s global house ambassadors, actor and fashion’s darling Anya Taylor-Joy; the bold freestyle skier Eileen Gu, and the multi-hyphenate Tracee Ellis Ross.  


6. Cartier Tank Must

Here you see two of the House’s classic styles come together, after more than a century, to create a new archetype: the Tank Must. 

The Must watches are part of the brand’s legendary heritage, and the Tank is an irreplaceable essential. Now, the two join forces to bring out the best out of one another. This blue one in particular is one out of the three fully monochromatic iterations of the collection. 

Bonus: the watch has a green edge to it too! The bracelet is free of any forms of animal matter, and is created out of an innovative material that is composed of around 40% plant matter, produced using waste from apples grown for the food industry in Switzerland, Germany and Italy. 


7. Dior Rose Rose Mantique Sapphire Necklace

Victoire de Castellane, Creative Director of Dior Joaillerie, has breathed new life into the Monsieur Dior’s beloved flower back into the forefront with the release of Dior Rose—its biggest collection yet. 

In our stop to smell these bejewelled roses, the Dior Rose Rose Mantique Sapphire Necklace had our attention. With its complex selection and detailed placements of stones, and its unconventional chain, this necklace will make for a great statement piece. 

Encrusted in gemstones such as diamonds, blue and purple Myanmar sapphires, tsavorites garnets, Colombian emeralds, purple and demantoid garnets, amethysts and Paraiba-type tourmalines, this is a piece that you’d want to plan your evening wear around. 


8. Roger Dubuis Excalibur Spider Pirelli


Living life in the fast lane means you have to get a watch to match it. 

To match the rigour of such pace, Roger Dubuis has collaborated with Pirelli to create a one-of-a-kind and unrivalled timepiece that’s crafted with motorsport tyre rubber. As a nod to motorsport’s Pit Stop, the straps are interchangeable in a flash. One swift click, and the watch is suited up in another hue. 

The straps aren’t the only element that can be switched out for another option; the same can be done for the crown and bezel, resulting in a customisable timepiece.