The award-winning Chronos & Cosmos necklace makes its mark worldwide as a unique piece of jewellery that holds within itself the past, present and future.
It all started with a competition: in 2004, the Diamond Trading Company of De Beers organized a special event titled “Diamonds: Nature’s Miracle” and invited participants to showcase the natural diamond, its legendary age and its archaic beauty. Creative Director Catherine Plouchard designed a one-of-a-kind necklace for the jewellery brand BY KIM: Chronos & Cosmos. It tells the story of the king of precious stones on its journey through time and space. And it narrates this story in a universal language – through organic shapes, irresistible aesthetics and a harmony of contrasts that is understood everywhere. For the name of this award-winning necklace that was subsequently recognized as a jewel among jewels, two terms from ancient Greek were chosen: “chronos” means time; “cosmos” designates the universe. Chronos & Cosmos fascinates the beholder as a precious treasure and a masterpiece of design and the goldsmith’s art. At the same time, it is soft and supple to wear. This luxurious talisman combines creativity, materials of the highest quality, sensuous aesthetics and incomparable craftsmanship. The necklace was fashioned from 18 k white/yellow and rose gold with natural-coloured diamonds. Together, the master goldsmiths and setters invested more than 800 hours in the production of this piece. The Chronos necklace is a sumptuous combination of delicate, playfully combined chain elements and 570 coloured diamonds in various sizes, rare colours (canary yellow, cognac, madeira) and special cuts (navette, briolette, rose cut). No two diamonds are alike. As lively as a mountain stream, the articulated diamonds flow downward, some of them set in ball bearing style, until at last they converge magnificently on the Cosmos pendant. The visual impact of the piece is fuelled by a flamboyant pavé, the “rocky“ setting: 461 glittering white, flawless brilliant-cut diamonds (23.48 ct.) of various sizes snuggle close together to form a surface of incomparable brilliance. Chronos & Cosmos is an exceptional piece of jewellery with a lively personality, a luxurious aura and a breathtaking presence that raise it above all rivals.