Twelve unique pieces capturing the spirit of childish and creative games, which memories transform their playfulness into coloured stones for Dior‘s new high jewellery and timepieces collection: Granville.
«As if the stickers were put together spontaneously, without any preconceived constraints,» the Creative Director of Dior Joaillerie explains, who choses a very specific place, Granville (on the Normandy coast, the family home of Christian Dior), and a very specific time in life, childhood, where children would spend endless hours playing and running in a colourful garden, to give life to her creative inspiration.
A collection where green beryl, peridot, aquamarine, tanzanite, chrysoberyl, pink tourmaline, rubellite come to life in all their mesmerising nuances and sparkling hues. Colours so vivid, joyful and intense that, knowing where the inspiration is coming from, you can almost hear the children laughing while running in the summer light.
«Color plays a starring role. The way in which they’re assembled creates a sense of equilibrium that means that no one color dominates another. So that each one has an equal chance to shine.»
A color cadence in which the deep shades harmonize with watery tones in different cuts, sizes and mounts. Construction that appear to render the jewels mobile, with their movements perfectly reproduced and rendered by the ingenious savoir-faire of the best haute joaillerie ateliers in Paris.
As a continuous homage to Christian Dior’s childhood spent in Normandy, Victoire de Castellane has also designed D de Dior “Granville”, nine timepieces in white, yellow or rose gold. Among them, this rose-gold watch, its bezel set with brilliant-cut yellow sapphires and diamond crown. The dial is in turquoise and the pale pink patent-leather strap is attached by a rose-gold ardillon buckle decorated with diamonds.
Twelve new creations, full of joy, that evoke Granville carnival’s merry atmosphere – the coloured canvas on which Christian Dior’s childhood unfolded and developed to nourish his creative spirit. CC
Post edited by Claudia Carletti, Jewellery Through Time. Material courtesy of Dior Press Office.