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HB-IV Continuum Attelage Céleste pink opal pendant

Named after the golden chariot that in Greek myths draws the sun across the sky, Hermès expresses the passage of time in gems with this impressive pendant from the HB-IV Continuum Haute Bijouterie collection, made up of 400 different parts with a rosy pink 32 carat opal at its centre. The celestial glow is further enhanced with an imperial topaz and 2,074 diamonds all set in sunshine-bright yellow gold. 

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HB-IV Continuum Feux du Ciel coloured gemstone choker.

The soft colours of dawn have inspired this choker from the HB-IV Continuum Haute Bijouterie collection, designed by Pierre Hardy, who has been creating Hermès fine jewellery over the past 15 years. 1,460 iolites, garnets, tourmalines and topazes have been meticulously set into seven flexible lines of white gold, creating the rippling effect of colour.

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HB-IV Continuum Feux du Ciel coloured gemstone bracelet

From Hermès' dramatic HB-IV Continuum Haute Bijouterie collection, the colours of a perfect dawn are captured for eternity in this Feux de Ciel bracelet – French for light of the sky – thanks to hundreds of iolites, garnets, tourmalines and topazes. Set into white gold, the stones are meticulously cut and positioned in seven rows to create the illusion of light and colour flowing over the skin.

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HB-IV Continuum Ombres et Lumière pearl bracelet

Hermès' fourth Haute Bijouterie collection, HB-IV Continuum, explores the dynamics of time and the different shades of reflected light through gems. One of the most-impressive pieces in the collection is this one-of-a-kind Ombres et Lumière bracelet, which reflects designer Pierre Hardy’s philosophical stance as white Akoya and grey South Sea pearls echo the fading of day into night.

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HB-IV Continuum Ombres et Lumière pearl necklace.

This dramatic necklace from the HB-IV Continuum Haute Bijouterie collection captures the flow of time, from light to dark and light again, through a subtle graduation of white Akoya and South Sea pearls. Made of rose gold, it was designed by Pierre Hardy who has created all of Hermès' fine jewels for the past 15 years. 

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HB-IV Continuum Ombres et Lumière double pearl ring.

The passing of time is the central theme in Hermès new HB-IV Continuum Haute Bijouterie collection so it is no coincidence that the figure-of-eight shape of this ring mimics the symbol of eternity. Made of rose gold, it it is designed to be worn across two fingers and is set with white Akoya and South Sea pearls. 

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Portrait of Pierre Hardy, who has been designing jewellery for Hermès for 15 years.