Following the figurative rose unveiled in early 2021, this new Dior Rose high jewellery collection celebrates the full renovation of the hôtel particulier at 30 Avenue Montaigne. The House’s historic home, which will be reborn with an added rooftop garden and an exhibition gallery, inspired Victoire de Castellane, the Artistic Director of Dior Joaillerie for over 20 years, to create a “Planet Dior”. In this as-yet unexplored galaxy, one hundred and sixteen jewels flourish; among them converse the romantic rose, the stained-glass rose, the futuristic rose and the abstract couture rose.
In its romantic version, the rose convenes blue Myanmar sapphires on a parure composed of a necklace, earrings, a bracelet and a double ring. Set at an angle, an emerald-cut diamond illuminates the hand, while barely budding pink sapphire flowers with pistils sit on diamond sepals.
As if worked in stained glass, the queen of flowers is clad in harmonious gradient hues, centered by a velvety Colombian emerald or crowned with a Mozambique ruby on a necklace with rubellite leaves. The purity of baguette-cut diamonds and the reliefs of rose-cut diamonds amplify transparencies, as do curved or pointed petals.
Rich in surprises, this new planet is also home to a futuristic rose. It conjures the vivacity of a Zambian emeralds in a green shot through with yellow, which blossom on a necklace, ring and bracelet. Underscored by lacquered claws and a rose gold setting, opals unleash their fire on a rose, creating a pixilated effect.
Positioned slightly off-center, golden South Sea pearls form the radiant pistils of a stylized flower. Graphic petals cluster around a heart of pink spinel or tsavorite garnet, stones chosen for their complementary hues.
The abstract narrative that entered the House’s lexicon for its 20th anniversary continues in the form of a more symbolic evocation. Enhanced by oval or cushion cuts, Sri Lankan sapphires reveal a sea of blues with subtle violet undertones, on pendants or medallion chokers. Playing with different setting heights, pear-cut rubies and yellow diamonds dazzle on necklaces and earrings. Featured on the backs of certain stones, a gold mesh punctuated with diamonds might reveal a secret mechanism, like a hidden treasure.
At the heart of the Dior story, a couture theme also emerges in this precious galaxy. Deceptively classic parures draw on traditional jewellery-making savoir-faire to answer contemporary desires, such as on this necklace, its asymmetry highlighted by a kite-cut diamond, or rings and earrings also punctuated with “kite” diamonds.
With irregular volumes that telescope into abstract geometry, emeralds, rubies, pink sapphires and diamonds form little wild shrubs scattered here and there to complete this new galaxy sprung from a Gem Dior flowerbed.