25 June 2018
Floral themes are prevalent in the jewellery world, with blossoms and garlands proving a fathomless source of inspiration for designers and high jewellery houses.
In the Dior à Versailles, Côté Jardins high jewellery collection, Victoire de Castellane, creative director of Dior Joaillerie, steps out of the Palace of Versailles – the inspiration for an earlier collection – and into the palace’s beautiful gardens.
The collection draws design elements not only from the floral wonders but also the ornamental detailing and landscaping of the famed gardens. Flowerbeds, groves and parterres as well as ponds, statues and sandy walkways feature in this narrative and precious stroll through the most emblematic of French gardens, the brand notes.
Comprising 66 pieces, 29 of which are unique, the collection encompasses rings, earrings, bracelets, necklaces, brooches and high jewellery timepieces.
The Trianon Diamant necklace, for one, interprets the Palace of Versailles’ geometric flower beds with gems of different colours and shapes. The Diamant Jaune ring showcases a sunshine yellow diamond chosen for its purity of colour.
The Bosquet de L’Encelade Saphir brooch is a veritable treasure trove of gems. The piece features diamonds, sapphires, emeralds, tsavorite garnets, peridots, pink tourmalines, purple sapphires, demantoid and spessartite garnets, yellow diamonds, alexandrites, pink sapphires, chrysoprase and yellow sapphires.
Italian jeweller Annamaria Cammilli, for its part, is celebrating its 35th anniversary this year with its unique take on the flower. The brand is known for its unique Italian flair and nature-inspired, organic shapes in gold with textured finished.
Its stylised version of the flower comes in several eye-catching shades of gold and is encircled by diamonds. The collection comprises pendants, earrings and rings.
The jewellery is available in seven finishes, namely natural beige, ice white, black lava, lemon bamboo yellow, orange apricot, champagne pink and yellow sunshine. Multiple combinations are available, giving each jewel a unique personality.