Corum - Golden Bridges
Just in time for the festive season, Corum is showcasing two versions of its Golden Bridge with a new “snow” setting. Made exclusively of diamonds, the snow setting involves arranging a random number of diamonds of all sizes in such a way that together, they cover up the entirety of the metal. It is a high-level jewelry practice for two reasons.
Firstly, the meticulous choice of the placement of each diamond. Though each one is different, they must still be as close to one another as possible, interlocking to the micron so the edges are almost touching. There is thus no consistency in this task, one which breaks away from the mechanics of brilliant and baguette cuts where all the diamonds are interchangeable. In a snow setting, it is the setter’s own experience and daring which are at play. Each diamond is individually chosen and placed. The final composition is similar to a fresco or an expressionist painting, featuring many diamonds set individually and creating, together, the coherent image of a whole.
Next, there is the setting itself. As each diamond has a unique size, so too must each claw used in the setting. It is a task requiring extreme precision which prevents the setting from being standardized, as each claw is individually worked to set its diamond and it alone, making each piece unique.
Two models will be available in the snow setting: the Golden Bridge and the Miss Golden Bridge. Each case is fully set, including the crown, giving a unique glimmer to the baguette movement which stretches up and down the case and is entirely visible through the anti-reflective double sapphire crystal.
Each piece will be released in white gold and pink gold. The Golden Bridge will have a total of 314 diamonds with 245 diamonds for the Miss Golden Bridge, representing 2.68 ct and 1.28 ct respectively.