June 4, 2012

Golden
weave

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Victoire de Castellane, Artistic Director Director of Dior Joaillerie, has created an airy collection, “My Dior”, whose English name is reminiscent of Miss Dior. The designer has once again drawn inspiration from one of the House’s emblematic codes: cannage. Napoleon III chairs at Dior fashion shows feature this straw weaving pattern, while a wickerwork motif appeared on Eau Fraîche bottles back in 1955.

The My Dior rings, bracelets and cuffs feature variations on the sophisticated cannage look. Interwoven twisted wires and cords form a delicate mesh of yellow, white and pink gold, sometimes punctuated with small diamonds or a rainbow of garnet, spinel, paraiba tourmaline, sapphire, emerald, amethyst, beryl, tanzanite, and aquamarine.

The pieces of the collection are cast using the lost-wax casting technique before being sanded, polished, and set with the mountings for their gems or, in the case of the pave white gold ring, with dazzling stones. The result is a timeless golden mesh for all women, natural or sophisticated.

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