Visitors are seen during the press day of Baselworld watch and jewellery show on March 22, 2017 in Basel. The world's biggest watch fair will open in Switzerland this week, even as slumping exports of luxury Swiss timepieces appear to dash hopes of a market rebound. / AFP PHOTO / Fabrice COFFRINI (Photo credit should read FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)

Al Coro
Luxury Italian jewellery brand Al Coro has many exciting new pieces tightly under wraps, waiting to be unveiled at Baselworld in Switzerland, alongside new additions to bestselling collections. New for 2019, bold rings have been introduced to the popular Serenata jewellery line. Nodding to the unity of two souls, bold rings feature interwined, high-grade gold bands, which are joint together in a playful form. The look is complete with white brilliant diamonds that have been lovingly  strung together. Al Coro leaves the choice up to the wearer whether to have a discreet line of sparkling diamonds or a glamourous pavé setting. These statement designs shine in both rose and white gold.

Chopard is keeping its novelties for Baselworld close to its chest until the launch date, but Professional Jeweller has seen a sneak peek and can tell you there is lots of newness to admire on the brand’s stand. Alongside fresh designs, retailers can also view Chopard’s ‘Magical Setting’ collection, which was introduced at Paris Fashion Week. Magical Setting features cluster rings, pendants, and earrings, crafted with an innovative secret setting that allows the stones to shine and play with light in a way that has never been done before. In this dynamic re-imagining of one of the most enduring jewellery classics – the floral cluster — Caroline Scheufele, co-president and artistic director of Chopard, explores light, in all its many facets, and unlocks new potentials for classic gemstones.


2019 is an exciting year for Italian fine jewellery brand, Fope, which will be celebrating 90 years in business. To mark the special milestone, the brand has lots to showcase visitors to its new stand at Baselworld. One new and striking piece is the Eka Anniversario bracelet, which is part of the increasingly popular Flex’it collection, and of course retailers who did not attend Vicenza can see the products launched at the Italian trade show, which include a brand new Eka Tiny design complete with flowery elements, which make it particularly fresh and contemporary.

While the luxury house never gives too much away before the show, it has announced it will be unveiling an important collection of jewelled watches, with a show-stopping piece adorned with yellow diamonds. Featuring the rarest and most valuable shade of yellow diamonds – fancy vivid – the timepiece has been crafted in yellow gold to complement the golden hues. Each diamond for the watch has been selected by a member of the Graff family, and in total, it comprises 60 diamonds – all of which were meticulously colour matched to create a seamless stream of vibrant yellow brilliance – totalling over 25 carats. With each diamond being entirely unique, Graff’s master craftsmen and designers created the watch setting so that all the stones would sit in perfect harmony, set almost invisibly, within a yellow gold bracelet. The piece screams sunshine and looks to warmer days that shouldn’t be too far away.

Gucci’s Le Marché des Merveilles fine jewellery collection is well known for offering subtle and interesting interpretations of the house’s defining motifs, and the latest pieces have a contemporary and romantic aesthetic. In a nod to former Merveilles designs, a dainty honeybee symbol has been incorporated into the line with a pair of earrings and a matching pendant. Crafted in 18ct yellow and white gold, the motif is encrusted with an elaborate pavé of white diamonds and completed with Gucci’s double G logo. Also new for SS19, the fashion house has updated its GG Running range with detailed stud work, and created a new silver jewellery collection called G Cube. This line consists of genderless designs that combine classic style with contemporary attitude.

For Parisian house Messika’s 2019 High Jewelley collection, ‘Born to be Wild’, the brand’s founder has chosen to reinterpret the desert, especially the American desert. Valerie Messika says she felt transported by this environment where you feel so small surrounded by all its big element. She shares: “In the American desert, I love the fact that there is a lot of thought and this American dream that transports everyone.” Each set from the Born to be Wild line embodies an American desert and the special light found in the desert at all times. The desert sunlight both intense and soft echoes the diamond brightness. Valeria Messika concludes: “Also, the American desert reminds the western and cowboys — a masculine side. I loved to reinterpret this man universe into a feminine vision.”

Luxury Italian jewellery house, Picchiotti, will once again impress Baselworld visitors with its striking selection of unique and innovative jewellery creations. At the show, the family-run brand will unveil an impressive new addition to the successful Essentially Colour collection, which is bound to be a talking point for visitors walking around the Baselworld floors. While this will absolutely need to be viewed in person, we can tell you the unique new ‘Zebra’ ring features a cushion rubellite, enhanced by diamonds and ionyx. Picchiotti will be showcasing its jewels from a new location in Hall 1.1 – Booth D59.

Roberto Coin
Italian jewellery firm Roberto Coin will be showcasing Princess Hearts, a romantic new collection launched just before Valentine’s Day. The latest line features a heart design formed of two parts that are distinct but inseparable. The soft feminine shape is Roberto Coin’s homage to the women of today — the heroines of this age. Alongside this capsule line for SS19, the fine jewellery house has added new additions to its bestsellers — including fresh animal designs that Roberto Coin has become famous for, and sparkling diamond pieces.

Schofer Germany
Chain manufacturer Schofer Germany will be introducing new shapes and colours at Baselworld this year. Building on the ‘Pantone Colour of the Year’ – coral – the firm has curated a line of chains that nod to this hue, while it has also played with new shapes to add a fresh look to classic gold styles. Schofer Germany marries traditional craftsmanship with modern technology to create innovative chain designs, made in Germany, available at competitive prices. Schofer Germany is certified by the Responsible Jewellery Council.

Tamara Comolli
Fine jewellery brand Tamara Comolli is returning to Baselworld with a completely transformed booth, and new products inspired by its iconic Bouton and Wave collections. For Tamara Comolli, 2019 is the year where earrings take centre stage in a fun and vibrant way. For SS19, the cabochon shaped style of the Bouton rings line gives life to a new colourful collection of studs. Each piece features a vibrant gemstone, alongside a diamond detail. In addition, the drop shape, around which the Wave collection is developed, animates a new earring line available in different sizes. From a petite style to bigger pendant earrings made of a cascade of four different sized drops, the Wave earrings offer various opportunities for women to wear the jewels from day to night.

Yoko London
Luxury pearl jeweller Yoko London will be unveiling a series of one-of-a-kind masterpieces at Baselworld, which will be part of the brand’s High Jewellery collection. The sets use a large quantity of smaller, high quality South Sea and Akoya pearls, to create dynamic, contemporary jewels. For this new collection, less is more. The pieces have been created with flexible settings, which mould to the contours of the body ensuring a seamless fit. Clean lines of pearls and diamonds weave seductively around the neck, resulting in a striking silhouette, which is perfect for the modern woman.