Dior high jewellery presents new additions to its Tête De Mort collection, each symbolising a different state of mind.
Dior presents the Tête de mort jewellery collection. Inspired by Christian Dior’s love for live and motto to “do it with passion! Live with passion,” Tête de mort reiterates the idea of living life to the fullest. In 2013, the Tête de mort high jewellery collection adopted this motto, and presented a collection that offered pieces with sparkling, delicately carved gems.
These unique pieces pushed the limits of what the Dior ateliers could do with a fine attention to detail and intricate designs.
This year, Dior introduces six new Tête de mort pieces – three rings, and three necklaces. The details and layers of these pieces need to be closely examined to understand their true beauty. Upon close observation, one discovers their uniqueness.
The piece in yellow gold and amethyst for example, is decorated with tiny cloves in tsavorite garnets, a nod to one of Christian Dior’s favourite lucky charms. While the piece in white gold and blue chalcedony, is adorned with a crown in lily of the valley; one of the Haute Couture designer’s favourite flowers. So much so that he had a habit of wearing it as a boutonniere or adding it into the hems of his Haute Couture dresses.
The choices of colour of these jewels are no coincidence, each shade symbolises a state of mind. Strength is characterized by the deep blue of chalcedony; the powdery rose of quartz signifies peach, and the delicate violet of amethysts represents balance. These particular stones were selected for this naturally pastel hues, they were then hand-carved to reveal their minute details and undeniable elegance. The interplay of colours creates a colourful yet soft and feminine high jewellery collection.