How can you perpetuate the notion of luxury when your labeled products may include anything, from those with extremely reasonable prices such as lipsticks and perfumes to the ridiculously exorbitant monogrammed gold baby bottles and cashmere dog mattress? And how can you avoid your models from being immediately copied and sold as fakes? This is why high fashion jewelry appeared, in order to keep some products at the exclusive reach of buyers with high budgets who want to purchase items that can not be produced in large series.
Jewelry haute couture includes latest collections of necklaces, earrings, watches, rings and bracelets from impressive jewelers who embed the ornaments with the most expensive precious stones such as diamonds, sapphires, rubies or emeralds, which represent the perfect details that would embrace a Lacroix, Chanel or Dior evening dress. The Haute Couture fashion week was the perfect place to reveal these outrageous accessories and all the designers have outdone themselves.
The famous jewelry house celebrated 150 years of existence by opening a true Aladdin’s cave for a select audience, lit by the glow of the high fashion jewelry displayed. The stars of the event were a number of five extraordinary necklaces called Voluptuous, Curiosity, Magic, Danger and Gourmandise, all five handmade and inlaid with colored gemstones. There were also presented smaller pieces like watches and rings, on whose surface have been applied chameleons, frogs and lizards of the same gems. “Peacock”, one of the anniversary rings represents such a bird whose tail is made of sapphires and emeralds, and “Escargot” has a shell covered with yellow and gold sapphires and the winding body is made of white diamonds.
The Place Vendome fair was the opportunity for Chanel to present some of the wonderful high fashion jewelry that will be exhibited at the Salon des Antiquaires in the fall. Among them stood out “Camelia Poudre”, a necklace of three strands of white gold, adorned with 695 diamonds.
The flora and fauna theme came out best through the pieces of the designer Victoire de Castellane that applied enamel in shades of deep pink and fluorescent green onto the jewelries made of gold. “Milly Carnivora”, the latest Dior collection brings to the fore as always, De Castellane’s obsession on the size of the jewelry. This obsession has to do with both the status of the person who wears them, and their personality. Continuing the collection Milly-la-Foret, Carnivora is feminine, theatrical, humorous, just like its creator. Dramatic and devoid of artificiality and pump, jewelry designer Victoire de Castellane has found the perfect place at Dior, where John Galliano appears to be her soul mate in terms of creativity.
High fashion jewelry always gets noticed. However, it does not always get noticed in a positive way, no matter how expensive it is. Here, you can find some tips about how to choose the right earrings for your face shape or how to care for your precious jewelry. Moreover, this type of jewelry requires a certain attitude.