I’m bringing you flowers: the Dior collection in honor of the Versailles garden

Trianon Diamant

Trianon Diamant

Thought Victoire de Castellan is still in Versailles. From her previous collection Dior à Versailles, we learned a lot about the interiors of the palace: there were earrings resembling a curtain from the king’s apartments, and a necklace in the form of a crystal chandelier.

 

In the collection of Côté Jardins, Victoire de Castellan uses an ancient cut “rose” and a rare complex technique of glyptics – carvings on colored stones.

This time the jeweler of aristocratic origin decided to go out into the garden and take an inspirational stroll in the atmosphere of flower beds, fountains and statues. Another regular French park would suggest symmetry, but de Castellan does not mean it. Her new ornaments from the collection of Dior à Versailles, Côté Jardins – from the “Nymph Basin” to “The Bosnetic Colonnade” – wriggle as they want. This is the largest collection of designers: sixty-six ornaments, of which twenty-nine are not repetitive. The most expensive necklace – Trianon Diamant with a diamond weighing 5.11 carats, surrounded by a hedge of emeralds and pink sapphires – is dedicated to the secluded modest house of Marie Antoinette. The necklace was bought for € 2.4 million on the first day. Because women love when they are given flowers.

“They are not married, just walk in pairs” – so the jeweler Victoire de Castellan explains the behavior of sixteen pairs of asymmetric earrings. Even the baroque work of Versailles gardener André Lenotra did not make her fall in love with mirror reflections.

Bracelet Bassin des Nymphes Tourmaline Paraïba in white and yellow gold with paraib tourmaline, sapphires, rock crystal, emeralds, pomegranates and diamonds
Bracelet Bassin des Nymphes Tourmaline Paraïba in white and yellow gold with paraib tourmaline, sapphires, rock crystal, emeralds, pomegranates and diamonds
Necklace Trianon Diamant of pink, yellow and white gold with pink sapphires, emeralds, tourmaline paraib, rubies, spessartins, tsavorite and diamonds
Necklace Trianon Diamant of pink, yellow and white gold with pink sapphires, emeralds, tourmaline paraib, rubies, spessartins, tsavorite and diamonds
Clairière Diamant High Jewelery Timepiece in white gold with emeralds, tsavorits, spessartins, sapphires, rubellites and diamonds
Clairière Diamant High Jewelery Timepiece in white gold with emeralds, tsavorits, spessartins, sapphires, rubellites and diamonds
Earrings Bosquet des Dômes Diamant in white and yellow gold with tsavoritami, emeralds, sapphires, turquoise, white and yellow diamonds
Earrings Bosquet des Dômes Diamant in white and yellow gold with tsavoritami, emeralds, sapphires, turquoise, white and yellow diamonds
Earrings Bosquet du Théâtre d'eau Tourmaline Paraïba in white gold with sapphires, paramib tourmaline, blue tourmaline and diamonds
Earrings Bosquet du Théâtre d’eau Tourmaline Paraïba in white gold with sapphires, paramib tourmaline, blue tourmaline and diamonds
Sketch of the ring Guirlande de Fleurs Saphir Rose Double Ring
Sketch of the ring Guirlande de Fleurs Saphir Rose Double Ring
Ring Guirlande de Fleurs in pink gold with white and pink sapphires, tsavoritami, emeralds and pink opals
Ring Guirlande de Fleurs in pink gold with white and pink sapphires, tsavoritami, emeralds and pink opals

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