Our luxury lifestyle magaizine presents an overview of the high jewellery collections from the Haute Couture Week in Paris.
Each new high jewelry collection should outperform the previous one by showcasing the largest and most beautiful stones, demonstrating innovative and transforming looks that can be worn in a variety of ways, and adhering to recognizable design codes – all without being repetitive. From the gemologists to the creative director, an entire team is challenged to check all of these boxes in order to create the perfect piece. Another unspoken rule is that the necklace is the most spectacular piece in a “high” collection. They are usually the most sought-after and demonstrate the most pure expression of creative thought. As a result, many collections begin with a necklace.
Galons Dior, Dior, Dior
This new chapter in the history of Dior high jewelry is dedicated to galons, decorative ribbons used to adorn evening gowns. Victoire de Castellane used this type of couture decoration expertly in her jewelry: diamond-studded ribbons entwine large colored stones in rings, necklaces, and bracelets, while precious sapphires, rubies, and spinels resemble fragments of expensive fabric trimmed with exquisite lace or braid. The 81 Dior Galons pieces embody Monsieur Dior’s couture spirit.
Chaumet’s Déferlante collection is only available in white. The “breaking wave” – the literal translation of the collection’s French name – derives its strength, power, and movement from its swift twists and interweaving of thin gold rods. As large colorless diamonds “splatter” in the waves themselves, slashes of diamond baguettes sparkle at their ends. In addition to rings, necklaces, and bracelets, Chaumet’s main jewelry specialty is tiaras.
De Beers, the Alchemist of Light
These seven sets of 45 unique jewels delve into the alchemy of light. The geometric patterns of the Atomique choker and earrings are inspired by a diamond crystal lattice and are made of white gold and colorless diamonds. The collar necklace features 1907 diamonds in the knots, while the Light Rays pieces are an attempt to capture sunlight through clouds, with fancy cut and uncut diamonds set on a gold and titanium base.
The Swiss firm displays its most recent acquisitions, which primarily consist of rare size and color stones. A massive uncut emerald weighing 6225 carats that was mined in Zambia at the Kagem Mine in accordance with strict ethical and environmental standards has become a true sensation. Chopard intends to launch an emerald collection based on this magnificent stone in the coming years. A 70-carat pink Caroline Star diamond and a pair of blue 4.22 carat and flawless transparent pear-shaped diamonds in a ‘toi et moi’ style ring round out the collection.
Louis Vuitton Bravery II
The first part of Bravery was dedicated to the 200th anniversary of Louis Vuitton by Francesca Amfitheatrof, the creative director of the Louis Vuitton jewelry branch. This second section focuses on its main invention, the travel chest, by reimagining classic elements like locks and metal corners. It also features a diamond-encrusted letter V, which serves as the setting for a massive 20.29 carat warm cognac yellow sapphire from Sri Lanka in the Le Magnetisme necklace.