Flashback to February, when Rihanna rocked the 2017 Grammys in tangerine-colored Armani Privé and an entire treasure box of jewels, including a pair of earrings and a ring by Chopard. Turns out the superstar was secretly telegraphing exciting news.
The luxury Swiss jewelry house and none other than @badgalriri have embarked on a codesigned jewelry collaboration. The official announcement came last week.
“I have always been in love with Chopard’s exquisite jewelry, so to actually design collections with them is something I still can’t believe,” said Rihanna, who collaborated with Chopard copresident and creative director, Caroline Scheufele on a line of Haute Joaillerie as well as a limited-edition capsule collection. “It was a really incredible process and I learned so much! I can’t wait for everyone to see it.”
Both collections bear the epithet “Rihanna ♥ Chopard” but diverge in terms of inspiration, aesthetic, and materials (and price point, naturally).
The Haute Joaillerie pieces, which will officially debut at the Cannes Film Festival in May, are a reflection of Rihanna’s island roots—specifically, the lush gardens of Barbados and the electricity of Carnival expressed in a profusion of tutti frutti sapphires and other colored gems. And like the Chopard bling Rihanna wore at the 2017 Grammys, exquisite diamonds will also take center stage.
The capsule collection is defined by minimalist geometry and sharp, clean lines, fusing rectangle motifs with polished rose gold, diamonds, and gleaming ceramic in jungle green, a shade hand-picked by Rihanna. The designs release starting in June but are available for pre-order online.
Catch a sneak peek at Rihanna ♥ Chopard below. Shine bright like a diamond, indeed.
Rihanna ♥ Chopard Haute Joallerie Earrings with blue, pink, and yellow sapphires, tsavorites, rubellites, green beryls, aquamarines, Paraiba tourmalines, rubies, amethysts, topazes, lazulites, and diamonds in 18k white gold and titanium, price upon request
Rihanna ♥ Chopard Haute Joallerie Earrings featuring 9.7 cts. tw. pear-shape diamonds, accented with brilliant-cut diamonds, pear-shape, oval, and marquise diamonds in 18k white gold, price upon request
Rihanna ♥ Chopard Joallerie Necklace in 18k rose gold and green ceramic, $3,970
(Photo of Rihanna courtesy of Chopard)