By Melissa Koh
Chopard has announced a nine-piece limited edition collection with singer Rihanna, inspired her native country of Barbados and its famous Carnival festival, otherwise know as the 'Crop Over' celebrating successful harvest dating back to the days when sugar was the primary drop in the country located in the Caribbean.
Co-designed by the pop diva and Chopard's co-president and creative director Caroline Scheufele, the collection is defined by minimalist geometry and sharp, clean lines.
A synergy of urban modernism and pure design gives Chopard's classic Ice Cube shape a powerful sense of self and introduces new designs and colored ceramic into the line.
Linear rectangular motifs link frosty rose gold cubes with solid ceramic blocks in a color personally selected by Rihanna – Jungle Green.
Crafted from 18ct rose ethical gold certified Fairmined, the 9-piece capsule collection will be available with icy polished or diamond set gold cubes.
At the recent Grammy Awards, she dazzled in a one-of-a-kind pair of floral inspired multi-colored chandelier earrings from Chopard.
"Rihanna and I collaborated closely on the collections, so you can feel her unstoppable energy, strong creativity, and inherent sense of design in every piece," said Scheufele.
"With her unique style, she redefines the way people see and wear jewelry."
At the upcoming Cannes Film Festival, which kicks off May 17, two movies that Rihanna star in — Luc Besson’s Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets — are slated in the schedule.
The launch also commemorates the 70th anniversary of the most spectacular red carpet event in the world, the Festival de Cannes, as well as Chopard's 20th year as the official partner of the film festival.
Only 2,000 editions of each design will be available.
Pieces will be available in June with pre-orders online and Chopard boutiques on 7 April.