Dior has applied the principles of haute couture to jewellery with its latest Dior Délicat by Victoire de Castellane collection.
The house describes the new collection as “a dreamlike odyssey in which the pieces emulate the delicacy of embroidery.”
Akin to the Petites Mains of the Ateliers crafting fabric, the Artistic Director of Dior Joaillerie unites the motifs of the Galons Dior line with the elegance of Dearest Dior, embellishing each element differently to bring new, exceptional creations to life.“With the finesse and lightness of lace, the settings seem to fade into the background, allowing rubies, emeralds, blue sapphires, rubellites and tanzanites to reveal their bold hues in complex compositions that reflect the savoir-faire cherished by Dior,” the house continued in the notes which accompany the new collection.
The new pieces also contain a subtle subtle tribute to the house’s founder, Christian Earnst Dior. He had a passion for nature and botany and in a nod to his love of the outdoors a white gold set – featuring a necklace, a cuff bracelet, a double ring and a pair of earrings – is punctuated with pique diamonds evoking vegetal details in the collection.
There are seventy-nine models in the new collection, featuring gems in vibrant tones, inviting numerous associations, which according to the house represent the “many expressions of multi-faceted femininity, at once fragile and powerful, graceful and assertive.”