Chronos & Cosmos BY KIM necklaceChronos necklace: 570 natural-colored diamonds 128.19 ct. in marquise, briolette, and rose cuts, set in one of three different shades of gold and attached to platinum pins
Cosmos diamond pendant: 461 brilliant-cut diamonds 23.48 ct. in a rocky setting
The necklace can be viewed in the Wempe Museum in Hamburg.
The call for submissions specified a jewelry design that would celebrate natural diamonds — their mythical age, their history, which begins deep underground, and their distinctive shape, in which we see the signature of Mother Nature. The Wempe design was called “Chronos and Cosmos” — time and space — because the flow of time literally seems to be rippling through the diamonds of the necklace, which repeatedly branch out, gather together and scatter once again. And just as the journey of a diamond begins in the center of the earth and leads to the sun, the necklace ends in a large Cosmos BY KIM pendant consisting of more than 450 flawless brilliant-cut diamonds that proclaim “Let there be light!”