Dior’s New High Jewellery Collection Takes Roses To Another Dimension
The total renovation of Dior’s headquarters at 30 Avenue Montaigne in Paris inspired artistic director Victoire de Castellane to imagine the brand’s newest high jewellery collection, Dior Rose. This building has seen the addition of a gallery to exhibit their stunning jewels, creating a new space called Planet Dior, as well as a rooftop garden.
The brand has long used the rose motif, inspired by Christian Dior’s love of the flower, and the new collection contains a total of 116 pieces which “bloom” through four floral-inspired designs: romantic rose, stained-glass rose, futuristic rose and abstract couture rose.
Dior Rose necklace with 18-karat white and yellow-gold, diamonds, blue and purple sapphires, tsavorite garnets, emeralds, purple and demantoid garnets, amethysts and paraiba type tourmalines (Photo: Dior)
Dior Rose earrings with 18-karat white and yellow-gold, platinum, diamonds, emeralds and tsavorite garnets (Photo: Dior)
Dior Rose ring with 18-karat pink-gold, diamonds, pink sapphires and rubies (Photo: Dior)
Dior Rose earrings with 18-karat white gold, diamonds and yellow diamonds (Photo: Dior)
The romantic rose parure, composed of a necklace, bracelet, earrings and ring, features blue sapphires from Myanmar set at an angle, surrounded by budding pink sapphires and emerald-cut diamonds.
Much like stained glass windows, the stained glass rose items celebrate the transparency of gems including Mozambique rubies and Colombian emeralds, framing them with delicately curved or pointed petals, and rubellite leaves.
Dior Rose ring with 18-karat white and pink gold, diamonds, black opal, tsavorite garnets, sapphires, emeralds, purple, red, green and blue lacquers (Photo: Dior)
Dior Rose high jewellery timepiece 18-karat white and pink gold, diamonds, purple garnets and pink sapphires (Photo: Dior)
Dior Rose ring with 18-karat yellow-gold, diamonds, emerald and green lacquer (Photo: Dior)
Dior Rose earrings with 18-karat white-gold, diamonds and white cultured pearls (Photo: Dior)
The futuristic rose pieces see a pixelated explosion of contemporary stones such as fiery opals, pink spinel, and tsavorite garnets with off-centre settings and graphic petals.
While the abstract rose collection steps away from traditional design, couture is still at the forefront. It explores asymmetry with different setting heights, kite-cut diamonds and irregular clusters of stones like emeralds, rubies, pink sapphires and diamonds.