Jewelry & Watches

Venice Welcomes Dior’s Latest High Jewelry Collection, “Gem Dior”

Every year, Dior captivates us with a new high jewelry collection that captures the house’s most cherished values. However this year, the jewelry world is celebrating a special occasion: 20 years of Dior Joaillerie. Fit for the legendary French house and its extensive history, “Gem Dior” high jewelry collection is the latest marvel by Victoire de Castellane, writing history by being the largest high jewelry collection the house has ever witnessed.

This chromatic fairytale started last month in the heart of Venice through the Tiepolo Ball, in which Dior celebrated the cultures and savoir-faire of France and Italy. This actually takes us back in time to Charles de Beistegui’s legendary “Ball of the Century” at Palazzo Labia, for which Monsieur Dior designed the costumes alongside Salvador Dalí in 1951. Once again, this place opens a new chapter in the history of the house and welcomes the 38 exquisite parures of the new Gem Dior collection.

Presented in a fashion show that exuded elegance and sophistication, the high jewelry pieces were accompanied by 19 exclusive ball gowns created by Maria Grazia Chiuri – making the 20th anniversary of Dior Joaillerie as unique as it could ever be. With no less than 99 pieces that form 38 swooning sets, Gem Dior is the most extensive high jewelry collection presented by Dior to date. Exploring unprecedented harmonies and subtle color gradations, the pieces stand out by the gemstones that look like they randomly settle on the skin – presenting a raw yet studied irregularity that highlights the expertise of Dior in high jewelry-making.

Every year, Dior captivates us with a new high jewelry collection that captures the house’s most cherished values. However this year, the jewelry world is celebrating a special occasion: 20 years of Dior Joaillerie. Fit for the legendary French house and its extensive history, “Gem Dior” high jewelry collection is the latest marvel by Victoire de Castellane, writing history by being the largest high jewelry collection the house has ever witnessed.

This chromatic fairytale started last month in the heart of Venice through the Tiepolo Ball, in which Dior celebrated the cultures and savoir-faire of France and Italy. This actually takes us back in time to Charles de Beistegui’s legendary “Ball of the Century” at Palazzo Labia, for which Monsieur Dior designed the costumes alongside Salvador Dalí in 1951. Once again, this place opens a new chapter in the history of the house and welcomes the 38 exquisite parures of the new Gem Dior collection.

Presented in a fashion show that exuded elegance and sophistication, the high jewelry pieces were accompanied by 19 exclusive ball gowns created by Maria Grazia Chiuri – making the 20th anniversary of Dior Joaillerie as unique as it could ever be. With no less than 99 pieces that form 38 swooning sets, Gem Dior is the most extensive high jewelry collection presented by Dior to date. Exploring unprecedented harmonies and subtle color gradations, the pieces stand out by the gemstones that look like they randomly settle on the skin – presenting a raw yet studied irregularity that highlights the expertise of Dior in high jewelry-making.

Blanc Glacon diamond earrings
 
Rouge Vermillon ruby ring
 
Vert Gazon emerald double ring
 
Rose Magenta pink sapphire earrings
 
Bleu Outremer sapphire earrings
 
Bleu Cyan Paraiba tourmaline ring
 
Vert Sinople emerald earrings
 
Vert Pomme tsavorite garnet ring
 
Bleu Denim sapphire ring
 
Jaune Jonquille yellow sapphire earrings
 
Vert Menthe emerald ring
 
Rose Dragée pink sapphire double ring
 
Vert Impérial emerald ring
 
Multicolore Printemps pink spinel earrings
 
Vert Menthe emerald earrings
 
Multicolore Marine sapphire double ring
 
Multicolore Anglais ruby ring

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Ella Balinska, the New Ambassador of Cartier’s Panthere

We always need an extra dose of positive energy in our lives and Ella Balinska is here to give us just that. As the new ambassador of the “Panthère de Cartier” collection, this young British actress has joined the team of gorgeous and fierce women like Jeanne Toussaint, the Duchess of Windsor, María Félix and Daisy Fellowes. All of these stunning ladies form a community of strong personalities that were charmed by the same House, the amazing Cartier.

When we take a look at Ella Balinska’s biography we revel in her different talents as she’s not only a distinguished actress but a martial arts expert as well which made her perfect for her latest role among the angels in the 2019 sequel of the movie “Charlie’s Angels” that was released this November. Intense yet feminine, bold yet elegant, both in her acting and real life, Ella Balinska is definitely the perfect ambassador for this breathtaking collection the French luxury house pampered us with.

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Ear Cuffs, the New Style Stars

Cover Photo Courtesy of Piaget

If there is one thing we women are sure of, it would definitely be our love for jewelry. And what’s better than exquisite pieces, is the creations that have a trendy twist and allow us to take a walk on the wild side. The pieces we’re talking about are undoubtedly ear cuffs, those creations that got us hooked from the very first sight.

Among all the creations that saw the light this year, ear cuffs stand out and take the lead in proving the jewelry houses’ creativity. From medium to high jewelry, these pieces will certainly never fail in taking your style to new heights and adding the right amount of pizzazz to your look.

Although these ear sparklers hide behind your ear on their way up, their charm lies in the way they reveal their beauty on the upper side or in some cases on the side. And for the jewelers’ way in feeding our need for statement pieces, we’re forever grateful!

Care to join us and check out the pieces we chose for you? Here you go, and you’re welcome!

Article Written by Mirella Haddad

Versace, Gorgon Claw ear cuff
Piaget, Vegetal Laces high jewelry ear cuff
Akillis, Python ear cuff
 
CHANEL, Comète Perles ear cuff
 
Boucheron, Nuri high jewelry ear cuff
 
Messika Paris, Desert Bloom high jewelry ear cuff
 
Dior, Gem Dior high jewelry ear cuff

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Spice It Up with These Statement Watches

Cover Photo Courtesy of Audemars Piguet

Packing a statement is a thing now. Not only are women looking for pieces that allow them to stand out from the pack, but men are also after the same thing. As a stylish man yourself, we’re sure you know that watches are one of the ways you can spice up your look. In fact, nothing beats a watch when it comes to adding style to your wrist and embodying your sophisticated taste.

That said, you should be aware that a statement timepiece is not only limited to the complications that it features, as its design is the first thing you see and if you’re using it to add a stylish flair to your look, it becomes a quintessential part of the equation.

Luckily for you, most watchmaking houses understand your need to stand out by releasing timepieces that pack a statement. While H. Moser & Cie chose to fully adorn a white gold case with sparkling white diamonds and set it against a black dial and straps to create a great contrast fit for a man’s wrist, Audemars Piguet boldly embedded an octagonal middle case within a round case. These 2 are nothing but an example of the creativity that watchmakers uncovered this year and the watches we picked for you will tell you more about statement watches. 

Article Written by Mirella Haddad

Audemars Piguet, Code 11.59 Selfwinding Chronograph watch
 
Bovet, Récital 26 Brainstorm Chapter One watch
 
Girard-Perregaux, Laureato Absolute Carbon Glass
 
de Grisogono, New Retro Steel watch
 
Cartier, Santos de Cartier Skeleton Noctambule watch
 
Hublot, Classic Fusion Aerofusion Chronograph Orlinski Red Magic watch
 
Ulysse Nardin, Skeleton X watch
 
Armin Strom, Dual Time Resonance Sapphire watch
 
Hautlence, Vagabonde Tourbillon watch

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Dazzle Them with CHANEL’s new Coco Crush Fine Jewelry Collection

The “Matelasse” is known as the quilted pattern that distinguishes CHANEL’s collection Coco Crush. It provides us with amazing pieces that shook the fine jewelry world through each of its rings, bracelets, earrings and other breathtaking marvels. The designs have the famous pattern engraved into the gold – of which they are made – making them shine through its feminine lines. Gold is used in its different colors – white, yellow and rose gold – along with the shiny diamonds that add to the charm of some of these designs, which will make you definitely fall in love with the simplicity and modern spirit the House is expressing once again through its unique creations.  

Radical, feminine and timeless is what describes this collection best. We gathered some of our favorite Coco Crush designs to help you better understand the beauty we are talking about. So, what do you think? Do you feel like adding some charm to your jewelry box?

Coco Crush double ring

Coco Crush bracelet

Coco Crush earrings

Coco Crush bracelet

Coco Crush earrings

Coco Crush bracelet

Coco Crush earrings

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Shine Bright with Rose Dior Pop Collection

For the 20th anniversary of Dior’s jewelry world, Victoire de Castellane designed the amazing Rose Dior Pop collection. The latter reinterprets the rose flower – which holds a special place in Monsieur Dior’s heart – in boldly hued lacquer versions of different colors like violet, blue, green, pink and red. These gold rings are adorned with five petals which are centered with a matching colored stone that illuminates each of the pieces in a special way, creating a beautiful contrast with the white diamonds. And the result? A beautiful rose wrapped around your fingers but with thorns that will make you smile!     

There’s no better way to embody the remarkable savoir-faire of Dior’s jewelry workshops other than with these shining colorful rings that reflect the passion for color shared by Victoire de Castellane and Christian Dior. Elegant, sensual and unique, these breathtaking pieces will adorn your fingers perfectly. Luckily for us, these vivid creations are now available in the Middle East. I know I’m getting mine now, but what are YOU waiting for?

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Black & Gold, a Combination of Time-lessness

Cover Photo Courtesy of Instagram.com/vancleefarpels

Black is a timeless color in its own right, so what if it was paired with a gold case that reveals time in absolute elegance? It’s a dreamy marriage that lasts a lifetime and we couldn’t be more grateful!

Regardless of the color of gold, it will certainly add to the charm of the piece when set against the strong black of the watch’s dial, straps or both. So, take your pick of white, yellow or pink gold cases that embrace your wrist with a sophisticated black strap. And for an additional touch of sparkle, diamonds come to make this blend more complete in the eyes of the elegant woman and redefine casual exquisiteness in their own way.

And just in case you were wondering whether the size of the watch would make it look sportier, we assure you that it won’t. In fact, the watches that we carefully chose for you will actually prove the opposite. So, the verdict? Black and gold always scream luxury. Join us below to take a look at our marvelous picks!

Article Written by Mirella Haddad

Cartier, Baignoire Allongée watch
 
Hermès, Galop d’Hermès watch
 
de Grisogono, Lovivi watch
 
Jaeger-LeCoultre, Rendez-Vous Moon watch
 
Boucheron, Serpent Bohème watch
Dior, Dior VIII Montaigne Clair de Lune watch – Limited edition
 
Montblanc, Bohème Manufacture Perpetual Calendar watch – limited to 100 pieces
 
Parmigiani Fleurier, Tonda 1950 Stone-Set watch
 
Tiffany & Co., Tiffany Cocktail watch
CHANEL, Première Boy Tweedy Strap watch
 
Van Cleef & Arpels, Sweet Alhambra watch
 
Chopard, Happy Sport Oval watch

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