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JewelleryDior Joaillerie Celebrates 20th Anniversary With A Special Gem Dior Collection

Dior Joaillerie Celebrates 20th Anniversary With A Special Gem Dior Collection

Creations from the 'Gem Dior' collection, celebrating 20 years of Dior Joaillerie. Photo: Courtesy of AFP
By AFP
June 17, 2019
Gem Dior is the French fashion house's largest high jewellery collection

Victoire de Castellane, creative director of high jewellery at Dior, has designed a collection of 99 high jewellery pieces playing on colour and light, marking the 20th anniversary of Dior Joaillerie.

Creations from the 'Gem Dior' collection, celebrating 20 years of Dior Joaillerie. Photo: Courtesy of AFP
Creations from the 'Gem Dior' collection, celebrating 20 years of Dior Joaillerie. Photo: Courtesy of AFP

With polychrome creations, shading effects and designs ranging from architectural to abstract, the new high jewellery collection is more than ever testimony to the skill and expertise of the French label's ateliers. No less than 99 creations feature in this Gem Dior collection, including 38 jewellery sets that were shown at Venice's Palazzo Labia last week, worn with exclusive designs by Maria Grazia Chiuri.

Creations from the 'Gem Dior' collection, celebrating 20 years of Dior Joaillerie. Photo: Courtesy of AFP
Creations from the 'Gem Dior' collection, celebrating 20 years of Dior Joaillerie. Photo: Courtesy of AFP

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In this collection, colours—as well as precious stones—seem to clash together, ultimately creating an almost natural harmony and evoking "entwined sugar crystals," the French fashion house explains in a news release.

Necklaces, pendant earrings, rings and bracelets come finished with some of the most famous precious stones—such as diamonds, rubies, sapphires and emeralds—as well as more singular gems like spinels, tanzanites, rubellites, garnet and Paraiba tourmalines.

The collection's "Gem Dior" name is a play on words with "J'aime," the French for "I love," which sounds phonetically similar to "Gem." This high jewelry collection officially celebrates the 20th anniversary of Dior Joaillerie.

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