RoseDior necklace in pink gold with diamonds, sapphires, Paraíba tourmalines, tsavorite garnets and emeralds © Dior
Ten years after the luxurious Bal des Roses, and following the Bois de Rose, Rose Dior Bagatelle and Rose Dior Pré Catelan collections, the RoseDior fine jewelry collection has paid a poetic and colorful tribute to Christian Dior’s favorite flower.
RoseDior ring in yellow gold with diamonds and yellow diamonds © Dior
Scents reminiscent of childhood
“Besides women, flowers are the most divine creations. They are so delicate and charming (…)” wrote Christian Dior. The rose in particular had that childhood scent found in the garden of the family home in Granville, where the fashion designer loved to tend his mother’s rose garden. Victoire de Castellane, artistic director of Dior Joaillerie, has great memories this wonderful paradise. The RoseDior collection, featuring 54 pieces of fine jewelry, reflects the entire world of gemstones, in terms of luxury, variety and color, and the resplendent radiance of a diamond.
RoseDior earrings in pink and white gold with diamonds, pink sapphires and tsavorite garnets © Dior
RoseDior bracelets in white, pink, and yellow gold with diamonds © Dior
The combination of three golds – white, pink and yellow, along with the textures of polished and brushed gold highlights the contrast of textures, sculpting the material to create a natural shape. Each piece boasts majestic diamonds both bright and discreet, gently sprinkled on the branches, leaves and the edge of the petals, like a layer of frost. They highlight a graceful gold filigree, and bring a hint of radiance to a powder pink spinel, a deep sapphire, forest colored garnets and azure tourmalines. An abundance of illuminating brilliant-cut diamonds of various sizes, such as princess, emerald and navette, combined in a random mosaic, typical of the Dior style of Jewelry.
RoseDior ring in white gold with diamond, sapphires and Paraiba tourmalines © Dior
These festive colored roses enraptured by the diamond represent an admirable collection. Placed in the very heart of these necklaces made of ornate branches of brushed gold, they are embellished by a mat golden finish. On a necklace, diamond beads like dewdrops, embrace the neck and hold a flower with a luminous pear-shaped pink spinel.
RoseDior necklace in white and pink gold with diamonds, pink spinels, pink sapphires and tsavorite garnets © Dior
On this necklace, made entirely of diamonds, the openwork provides this sublime, refined rose with a frosted effect. In the center, a pure emerald-cut 4.14 carat diamond is placed at an angle, as a tribute to the imagination of Victoire de Castellane, whose only passions are quirkiness and asymmetry.
RoseDior necklace in pink, white and yellow gold with diamonds © Dior
A signature found on the secret watch is another iconic piece of the collection, which boasts pink sapphire petals bordered with diamonds and a sumptuous emerald cut diamond set at an angle as its centerpiece. The diamond resembles a “water mirror”, so cherished by the designer.
RoseDior secret watch in pink and white gold with pink sapphires and tsavorite garnets © Dior
With her usual audacity and impertinence, Victoire de Castellane highlights this sparkling, incredibly elegant diamond in all its incarnations from majestic to flamboyant, discreet and scattered, enhancing all colored gemstones.
Isabelle Hossenlopp – published May 14 2021 on the site naturaldiamonds.com/fr
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Museum of Decorative Arts, Paris – “Christian Dior, Dream Designer” 2017-2018 Exhibition