Italian fine-jewellery designer Roberto Coin’s ode to August is a new capsule collection inspired in parts by nature and China. Featuring the birthstone of August – the glamorously green Peridot – Roberto translates his fascination for China and its luxuriant, peaceful gardens into his new Shanghai collection. “I’ve always been fascinated by this Asiatic city and wanted to create a collection, characterized by a timeless elegance with Asian influences,” says Roberto. The precious and beautiful color of peridot becomes a perfect fit for this new line, as oval, pear-shaped and round gemstone clusters form a veritable garden of greenery. “While walking through my private gardens, I find the same peace and inspiration as in an Asian garden. There are more shades of green than one can imagine and these are the shades that I’ve reinterpreted through the precious stones in this collection,” the designer adds.The Shanghai rings, earrings and bracelets feature dual shades of green combined with sparkling diamonds – light-hued peridots nestle with contrasting darker-hued tourmalines. The result is an enchanting play of green that evokes the dance of sunlight, as it filters through the branches and leaves, creating patterns of light and shade on the foliage. Go green this August!