;ewellery Pairs of richly hued pearls and sparkling diamonds are linked
together in a sophisticated, contemporary take on the choker trend.
Photography by James T Murray Styling by Yuco Lacovara
PEARLS MADE MODERN
;;;;;;; ;;;; ;;;; and gone through many iterations. Move beyond minimalist
’90s-inspired velvet or leather necklaces and opt for a style meant to dazzle. Take Yoko London’s
Violetta choker, above: With 78 rare pearls, graduated in both size and colour, the double strands
transition from 14 mm naturally coloured radiant orchid freshwater pearls to slightly smaller
pale pink ones and end in lustrous 9 mm white globes from the South Sea. They’re linked by 140
diamonds, a total of 9. 61 carats, set in 18-karat white gold. Part of the Masterpieces collection, the
choker is an example of Yoko London’s passion for pearls: Artisans spend up to a year searching for
the right specimen, selecting each orb by hand. The brand’s fashion-for ward ombré designs have
made it a favourite among celebrities—Lady Gaga and Beyoncé are fans.
is the queen
of gems and