Lot 98
  • 98

Aquamarine, chrysoprase, pink and purple sapphire and diamond ring, ' Incroyable et Merveilleuse', Dior

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12,000 - 18,000 CHF
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Description

  • Dior
The oval aquamarine weighing 53.67 carats to a bucolic decor, the branches set with brilliant-cut diamonds, the leaves set with chrysoprase, the flower heads with pink and purple sapphires, to the similarly set butterfly, mounted in white gold, size 54, signed Dior and numbered, French assay and maker's marks, one diamond and one purple sapphire deficient deficient, case.

Catalogue Note

 

 

Christian Dior was the brilliant creator of the 'New Look' in 1947.  His revolutionary creations at that time provoked great controversy but fashionable ladies adored this style. They took to his designs of hourglass lines and long rustling skirts as Dior reinvented post-war fashions throughout the 1950's.  The house of Dior has always attracted some of the greatest talents in the history of fashion; Yves St Laurent, Marc Bohan and John Galliano, to name but a few. 
In May 1999, Christian Dior Haute Joaillerie first opened its doors in Paris on the avenue Montaigne, to be followed shortly by another on the Place Vendôme and boutiques in New York and Los Angeles.  The creative force behind this new direction is Victoire de Castellane.  Taking her cue from Christian Dior himself, Madame de Castellane is determined to infuse the same revolutionary spirit into the world of haute joaillerie.  Victoire de Castellane is a spontaneous woman who revels in beauty and life and adores extravagance in jewels.  All her jewellery is designed with that personality and philosophy in mind.  Much enthralled by romanticism and poetry, Victoire de Castellane creates striking and original jewels, drawing on her love of colour and exoticism, mixing precious and fine stones in a kaleidoscope of bejewelled fantasy.

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