Typically, couture houses are recognized for their clothing first with handbags, footwear, and accessories second. It’s the rare fashion house that is equally recognized for haute couture and haute joaillerie (or, fine jewelry in French). For Dior, jewelry can hardly be a brand’s afterthought with industry legend Victoire de Castellane at its helm—and here at Editorialist, we’ve noticed. Gem Dior is a crowning addition to the designer’s portfolio and jewelry fanatics like us know that these trophy pieces are worth more than their current price tags.
Victoire de Castellane has been Dior’s fine jewelry creator since its jewelry division debuted around 1998. Before this, she was famously Karl Lagerfeld’s jewelry designer of choice (and personal muse) since 1984, collaborating with the fashion icon at both Fendi and Chanel.
Gem Dior presents seven timepieces and eleven pieces of jewelry made of 18-karat white and yellow gold, sprinkled with diamond and various precious stones. As with its couture, Dior’s first venture into fine jewelry is elegant and alluring. Asymmetrical links and vibrant crystals might not sound neutral, but our minimalist stylists emphasize the collection’s perennial ease and flexibility.
Not convinced? We got our hands on our most beloved pieces from the collection—just to bring our stylists’ fantasies to life. Sleek and powerful, Gem Dior demands attention and consistently polishes any fashion that it’s styled with.