July 11, 2013

A Symphony Of Precious Stones: The Haute Joaillerie Collections

Each season of haute couture shows invariably ends on a sparkling note – the most prestigious fashion and jewelry houses showcase their craftsmanship and savoir faire, translating them into a set of exceptional jewelry collections.

And, if you think about it, it’s only natural, as any piece of clothing needs to be highlighted by a special accessory, The accessories featured in the Haute Joaillerie collections, aren’t however mere jewelry pieces. They are true collection pieces, as seductive, precious and elegant now, as they’ll be in a hundred years.

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For Dior, Victoire de Castellane has created a special collection imagined as a letter addressed to Monsieur Dior himself. The ‘‘Cher Dior” collection mirrors the craftsmanship of the house’s couture ateliers, transposed this time not onto clothes, but onto stunning jewelry. An explosion of colour in surprising combinations, such as purple sapphires resting alongside rubies or pink sapphires embracing yellow ones, give birth to a set of pieces dripping with opulence, yet screaming femininity.


The ”Diva” collection created by Luca Silvestri for Bvlgari, was inspired by iconic feminine figures of the Sixties and Seventies, such as Elizabeth Taylor or Anna Magnani. Emeralds, rubies, diamonds and spinels, encased in platinum or gold, echo the alluring extravagance of retro movie stars.


To celebrate Boucheron‘s 120th anniversary, Claire Choisne has imagined a story that she’s told in eight chapters – one for each facet of the Place Vendôme, the jewelry house’s birthplace. The ”Hôtel de la Lumière’‘ collection features extraordinary pieces with diamonds and sapphires – 3D symphonies refracting light into millions of shimmering particles.

louis vuitton

Louis Vuitton proposes a ”Voyage Dans Le Temps”, bringing the mystery and beauty of far-away galaxies into a sparkling jewelry collection. The refinement of lace is mirrored in the ”Dentelle de Monogram” pieces, while the chromatic palette of the majestic cosmic space is echoed with the help of spinels, tourmalines, opals and diamonds


As an echo of the punk theme embraced by the Versace label for the last few seasons, the Haute Bijoux Fall 2013 collection includes a set of key-pieces featuring a rebellious allure, in the form of chain necklaces pavéed with 685 carats worth of diamonds.


The latest Van Cleef & Arpels collection focuses on rare precious stones, transposed into the most spectacular shapes and compositions. A symphony of rubies, diamonds, emeralds and onyx explodes like a show of fireworks around the neckline, around the wrists and around the fingers.


Born under the astrological sign of the Leo, Coco Chanel has always harboured a special affinity towards this particular feline. For this season, the house of Chanel has drawn inspiration from its delicateness and majestic figure to create a stunning 58-piece collection that is pretty sure to convert all other zodiacal signs towards the Leo.


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