By Åse Anderson
The House of Dior ushers in a new capsule collection of Dior jewellery this month comprising six fine jewellery pieces bursting with coloured gemstones.
Inspired by the Diorama dress designed by Christian Dior for his Spring/Summer 1951 Haute Couture collection, Victoire de Castellane has recreated the twisted ribbons of the gown in precious metals on Dior rings and asymmetric Dior earrings. The two jewellery designs are available in three different combinations: pink morganite and diamonds on rose gold; amethyst and emeralds on yellow gold; and white gold teamed with crystalline aquamarine and diamonds.
Proving that Dior's fashion credentials are second to none, the open-ended design of the ring is one of the hottest jewellery trends this season, while the asymmetric Dior earrings tap into the fashion for mismatched jewels.
The Diorama Precieuse capsule collection of Dior jewellery follows the launch at last year's Biennale des Antiquaires of the Archi Dior high jewellery collection, inspired by the Maison's couture gowns. Each jewel was named after an iconic dress, with design details such as pleats, drapes and belts reinterpreted through precious stones and metals.
Jewellery has been an integral part of the House of Dior's aesthetic ever since Christian Dior added jewels to his second couture collection, the Corolle line, in 1947. Back then they were costume jewels that enhanced the look and silhouette of his creations. Christian Dior's jewellery aesthetic lives on today, now crafted from altogether more precious stones such as diamonds, rubies, emeralds, sapphires, morganites, or aquamarines. The artistic dialogue between Christian Dior and Victoire de Castellane is brought to life in the Parisian ateliers, where each couture jewel is handmade by skilled artisans.