03/20/2012 07:03 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Dior Joaillerie or the Treasure Chest of Victoire de Castellane

"Victoire de Castellane brings her free-spirited nature to the secular savor faire of jewelry, which she expresses by experimenting with larger-than-life forms, wild burst of psychedelic odor, and excessive details. Her creations have the ability to cast magic spells, inspire wonder, and stimulate interaction."
~~ Michele Heuze, author of DIOR JOAILLERIE, jewelry historian and gemologist.

Since launching Dior Fine Jewelry in 1998, Victoire de Castellane has revolutionized the world of high jewelry design. Drawing inspiration from a global mix of pop culture, floral and natural motifs, and the visual excesses of Bollywood, de Castellane's designs evoke a playful spirit -- rings in the shape of buds that 'blossom'; lacquered earrings in the shape of ladybugs; snakes, lizards and frogs presented in colored gemstones, Gothic skulls with diamond crowns... and much more.

The exquisite craftsmanship of Dior Fine Jewelry is showcased in DIOR JOAILLERIE, a 300-page book published by Rizzoli New York.

by Michele Heuze, Rizzoli New York, 2012
 Roi Soleil necklace
Reina Magnifica Sangria necklace
Idylle a Valparaiso bracelet
Dior Joaillerie
Incroyables et Merveilleuses Cerise ring
Bal Bleu Nuit ring
Dior Joaillerie
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