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Paris High Jewelry Maisons Present These New Dazzling Collections


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“I think more is more when it comes to jewelry,” is one of the opening lines from the new Netflix series Bling Empire. It offers a rare, inside look inside the lives of extremely affluent Asians living in Los Angeles and importantly, their relationship with high jewelry. For, even if Vogue Arabia has the opportunity to see millions of Euros worth of high jewelry behind the gilded doors of the maisons in Place Vendôme, Paris clients are kept apart and offered one on one appointments with maisons keeping their identity a secret. “In the world of high jewelry not everyone is invited,” states one of the show’s reality stars as she models one of her Louis Vuitton high jewelry pieces. “You have to really earn your way there.” Peruse the latest reveals from three high jewelry houses below.

Van Cleef & Arpels
Sous les étoiles, une rêverie céleste

This is an extravagant collection of 150 high jewelry creations interpreting the universe through exuberant reverie bursting with color. “The maison has always been interested in the instant where observing nature encounters poetry and the imagination,” states Nicolas Bos, President and CEO of Van Cleef & Arpels. “For this new collection, we wanted to prolong the adventure that began with Jules Verne, by exploring the literary and scientific tradition of which his work forms a part. It led us to the Greek philosopher Lucian of Samosata imagining a voyage in space, to Johannes Kepler and his inspirational text The Dream, or Lunar Astronomy – written in the early 17th century – and to Camille Flammarion, who published his wonderfully illustrated Astronomie opulaire in 1880.” Leave the earth behind and aim for the heavens taking emeralds from Afghanistan, sapphires from Burma, blue tourmalines, and lapis-lazuli with the highlights of the dazzling collection featured here.

Escale à Venise

Seventy high jewelry pieces merge to interpret Gabrielle Chanel’s passion for Venice. One of her favorite destinations, Venice and all its beauty helped Chanel deal with her grief following the untimely death of her love Boy Capel. Led by Patrice Leguéreau, director of the jewelry creation studio, the collection features contemporary, sculptural pieces that draw from the city’s emblematic lions and Byzantine architecture. Travel to Venice through the collection featuring tsavorite garnets, yellow sapphires, cornalines, and fire opals below.

A History of Style, Art Deco

Inside the private apartments of the maison Boucheron, its creative director Claire Choisne unveiled a new collection dedicated to Art Deco, with several transformable pieces offering both men and women high jewelry solutions. Emeralds, onyx, and diamonds are cut into a multitude of varied geometric forms offering a seductive and even sweet–keep your eye out for the bow-tie diamond ring that also can be worn as a hair clip–in the gallery below.

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