“I used the black to reveal the light, contrasting the shine of the diamonds, enhancing their purity and their shape.” This was the creative thought behind the Black to Light collection by Pierre Hardy, creative director of fine jewellery at Hermès.

With a background in fine arts and dance, the designer is one you can count on for creating objets d’art. His latest collection is enchanting on all levels, from its playful proportions right down to its technical details and materials. And is more than meets the eye — the collection sets the depth of black stones against luminous rose gold.

The attention to detail is remarkable, each piece requiring unimaginable time and care, such as the Fouet (Whip) necklace, for which the craftsman spent more than 300 hours embedding 3,522 spinels with a grain set, each cut with 57 facets. The result is intense and graphic and available in the Hermès boutique on rue Faubourg Saint-Honoré until July 13.

Tatjana Kostic
Editor-in-Chief, Paris
Tatjana is a natural born fashion killa. Mesmerised by the influential designers creative escapades, she's always waiting for the next big thing to hit the runway. When she's not lusting after an Oscar de la Renta dress, she's giving her undivided attention to Hermès bow ties and macarons from Ladurée.