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Trend to watch out: pierced naked stones

Forget about the traditional claws set, this season is all about naked stones. We spotted 4 jewelry designers that chose to free the gem for an extra-dose of sparkling in piercing them!

Author By Marie-Caroline Selmer

What ties Veronique Tournet, Marie-Helène de Taillac, Raphaele Canot and Nawal Laoui altogether? Piercing stones is the answer! Their technique of placing the gem deprived of any metallic setting at the center of their creations to reveal all its radiance.

La Brune et La Blonde - Pampilles Bracelet with 3 diamonds mounted on yellow gold
La Brune et La Blonde – Pampilles Bracelet with 3 diamonds mounted on yellow gold

According to Véronique Tournet, the founder and designer of the French jewelry brand La Brune et la Blonde, everything comes from the idea of recreating this special feeling one does have when opening a paper sheet and discover a diamond in a fold. You are nothing but hypnotized by the beauty of the unmounted gem. Visible from all angle, each facet of the diamond is reflecting the light for a unique and playfulness result.

Marie-Hélène de Taillac "Thousand and One Nights" earrings mounted on yellow gold with a multitude of briolette cut stones
Marie-Hélène de Taillac – “Thousand and One Nights” earrings mounted on yellow gold with a multitude of briolette cut stones

French designer Marie-Hélène de Taillac has been one of the first designers to treat this way the fine gems. Her brand has set a new direction for fine jewelry whilst reinterpreting classical design with a contemporary attitude. Thanks to the process of piercing the stones, the designer has offered a new way of wearing diamonds and colored stones, directly on the skin. Pierced stone has become part of MHT’s signature, an innovative technique she has used to revamp the iconic hoops. These keeper earrings are made with a multitude of cut stones, each suspended in their own individual gold droplet. Nothing better for dreaming of a thousand and one nights illuminated with vibrant set free stones.

Raphaele Canot - Set free tsavorite and diamond drops on yellow gold
Raphaele Canot – Set free tsavorite and diamond drops on yellow gold

If diamonds are the epitome of style, pierced ones add a modern twist to their iconic allure. It is the vision of French designer Raphaele Canot who has worked at the most iconic brands in the industry, including Cartier and De Beers, before working under her name. The jeweler describes her creative process as “under the influence of diamonds” aims to create eye-catching yet elegant set free pieces. From shimmering earrings to sumptuous necklaces, you will find everything to shine with an attitude!

Persée Paris - Sapphire bracelet
Persée Paris – Sapphire bracelet

Pure and genuine, the naked diamonds integrate seamlessly our jewelry wardrobe and brings just the perfect touch of daily luxury we were looking for. French brand Persée embodies this new vision with its delicate pierced diamonds framed in yellow gold. A new way to wear diamond like a precious tattoo!.