Continuation and end of our section devoted to high jewellery presentations with a focus on 4 houses that have, each in their own way, made the choice of limitless creativity.
All-over print at DIOR
If fashion, or rather couture, is one of the inexhaustible sources of Dior’s Haute Joaillerie collections, this season Victoire de Castellane unveils a creative score based on the theme of prints. Liberty, checks, tie and dye, or even stripes, motifs set the tone for these 137 pieces that spin like a haute couture dress. A creative challenge that was accompanied by a technical challenge for the workshops, since they had to create a motif on three-dimensional jewellery that had only two, by modulating the settings, size and density of the gems. While the Dior Print collection is breathtakingly realistic, our favourite is the Dior Print necklace, in white and pink gold, set with diamonds, blue and pink sapphires, amethysts and pink lacquer, with the pink sapphire sublimating the lines of the set with its cushion cut (8.02 carats).
Queen nature at BOUCHERON
Since the arrival of Claire Choisne at the head of the House’s creative department, Boucheron presentations have been among the most popular highlights of the capital, so much so that each time they are a surprise. Elsewhere is about exploring the boundaries of nature, about the meeting of materials that at first glance seem to be at odds with each other, but which transcend each other in an unprecedented blend. Thus, diamonds are placed next to rattan pith, a material that is supple by nature, which has been dried and sheathed with a gold rod to ensure its stability. From this encounter is born this spectacular necklace that invites us to change our view of the meaning of the precious. While each chapter is unique, the section devoted to the “pebble woman” is captivating in its poetic, round and organic lines. Adorned with gold and diamond motifs, these white marble pebbles, hollowed out one by one to be lightened, instantly project us into a lunar ocean, where silence is golden. The promise of a physical and spiritual journey to the encounter with oneself.
Sunset rendez-vous chez PIAGET
Entitled “Solstice”, the Haute Joaillerie collection from the House of Piaget offers a jewellery snapshot bathed in the soft light of the end of the day, before the sky dons its night coat. Movement and suppleness are the key words of this collection, where exceptional stones enhance pieces with delicate curves, such as the Voluptuous Ribbons and Generous Laces necklace. The highlight of the collection, the Dazzling Swirl masterpiece of watchmaking craftsmanship, is a true lesson in savoir-faire. How can one fail to be dazzled by this timepiece entirely set with diamonds, blue sapphires and emeralds, whose case is dressed with feathers in the same chromatic gradation? One thing is certain: at Piaget, night keeps all its promises.
Journey to the heart of Ancient Egypt with MESSIKA
It was during a personal trip to Egypt that Valérie Messika, the director of the House, fell in love with this country and its history. This richness is reflected in the sumptuous jewellery of this collection, where gold and diamonds meet in a bewitching echo. True to the house’s signature, the neo-wears, both rings and necklaces, give this initiatory journey highly desirable rock accents. If we had to choose just one? Without hesitation, the masterpiece of the collection, an all-diamond and white gold set, made from a 110-carat rough diamond sourced by her diamond dealer brother. A family story sewn with diamond splinters.