Maybe we’ve been mired in the frigid New York City winter for too long, but lately, our daydreams have been filled with sandy beaches, 80-degree weather, and pitchers of mojitos. So when we discovered that Piaget had designed a bejeweled homage to our favorite summer drink (price on request) we dusted off our Collins glasses and got into the collection’s spirit. “Piaget loves a party, and so do its clients,” says a company rep. “The Limelight Cocktail Party rings have been incredibly popular, so each year we serve up something new.” A few more scrumptious jewels the Swiss mixologists have dreamed up: a morganite Mai Tai, a rubellite Raspberry Daiquiri, a pink tourmaline Paradise Sex on the Beach, and—perhaps our other favorite—a Whisky on the Rocks. (If you’re wondering, the “rocks” are represented by ice cube–shaped quartz, resting atop a 27 ct. citrine.) Now, does anyone have any limes?
The lime garnish may look like multiple stones, but it’s actually a single 3 ct. citrine intricately carved into a citrus slice. The rind is studded with 16 round-cut tsavorites.
In the Drink
Piaget made its Mojito with a 24.56 ct. cushion-cut green tourmaline. To mix your own, you’ll need light rum, sparkling water, mint leaves, fresh limes, and simple syrup. Florida’s famous Cuban restaurant Columbia shares its recipe at columbiarestaurant.com
The Mojito is poured into an 18k white gold glass covered with 182—count ’em—182 brilliant-cut diamonds. To fashion the mint leaves, designers used eight marquise-cut and 120 round-cut emeralds. The concoction took about three months to complete.