What sets a beautiful piece of jewelry apart from an exquisite one is its combination of stones, cuts and settings. These colorful high-jewelry masterpieces feature incredible stones, including the Big Three (sapphire, emerald and ruby), paired with mixed cuts, like hand-carved gems, cabochons and pavé stones.
Above: Bulgari Cinemagia high-jewelry necklace in 18K pink gold with 82.21 carats tanzanite, 65.21 carats chalcedony, 54.48 carats tourmaline, 29.92 carats diamond and 19 carats emerald, price on request, +1 800 285 4274, bulgari.com
Above: Chopard high-jewelry earrings in 18K white Fairmined gold and titanium with 20.4 carats blue sapphire, 13.18 carats garnet, 8.18 carats tsavorite, 1.25 carats amethyst, price on request, Chopard in New York, +1 212 223 2304, chopard.com
Above: Harry Winston Winston Candy ring in platinum with a 17.48-carat pink spinel, 3.78 carats blue sapphire, 3 carats tsavorite garnet, 1.86 carats diamond and 1.4 carats pink sapphire, price on request, Harry Winston in New York, +1 212 399 1000, harrywinston.com
Above: de Grisogono high-jewelry earrings in 18K pink gold with 64 carats emerald and 20.5 carats ruby, price on request, by special order, de Grisogono in New York, +1 212 439 4220, degrisogono.com
Above: Cartier Magnitude Tutti Frutti high-jewelry secret watch in 18K white gold with 81.76 carats emerald, 35.34 carats sapphire, 17.23 carats ruby, 4.49 carats diamond, price on request, by appointment, Cartier in New York, +1 800 227 8437, cartier.com