The new Dior à Versailles jewellery collection is regal and elegant. Dior’s artistic director, Victoire de Castellane, took her inspiration for this dazzling collection from the beauty of the Château de Versailles.
Castellane found inspiration in the refined decorative details within the palace itself, a symbol of luxury in France, and created jewellery that looks as if it’s illuminated by candlelight. The refined details of the palace are no better seen than in the collection’s most important piece, the diamond drop necklace. Made from 18k white and pink gold, platinum, darkened silver and diamonds, the Galerie des Glaces necklace looks as though it’s been plucked from a chandelier.
Every piece of jewellery takes after delicate items and patterns around the palace. The Salon D’Apollon Bracelet, for example, replicates the gold ceilings of the Salon D’Apollon room, whereas the the elegant Ruban Diamant Earrings follow a ribbon design in typical Rococo style, as seen in decoration throughout the palace.
Displaying true royalty, the pink and yellow diamond Salon De L’abundance ring is inspired by the room in which King Louis XIV kept his artwork. It’ll give your wardrobe the type of flair usually reserved for kings and queens. Other noteworthy pieces include the Double Panache Saphire Ring with an intricate spiral design that brings together several cuts and setting techniques, turning your next statement piece into one of the finest craftsmanship we’ve seen.
If you’re looking for something more modern, The baguette diamond earrings may be the perfect pair for you with its contemporary design and cutting-edge features. In contrast to the earrings’ youthful twist, the Cassette Ring made of 18K gold is inspired by mirrors that decorate the palace. This unique ring is fit with a clasp allowing it to open and reveal a mirror — so you can fix your lipstick wherever you are.
The Dior à Versailles collection is a testament to French luxury, accomplishing beautiful designs with artisanal quality. The unique details in every design takes us back to Château de Versailles itself, where history and beauty co-exist.
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