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Dior Charms with Rose des Vents Jewelry

The latest of its series is teh perfect embodiment of the carefree spirit of the sea.

May 18, 2016 | By Staff Writer

Despite popular belief, the Dior Rose des Vents jewelry collection is not named after a rose but an old maritime navigational tool. Inspired by bits of Christian Dior’s life: his childhood villa in Granville was named Les Rhumbs, an old maritime word for the points of the compass; his lucky number is eight (reflected in the eight-pronged star), and he saw a lucky star outside the British Embassy before opening his own couture house.


This season, the Joaillerie collection sees Victoire de Castellane incorporating rose gold, onyx and diamonds to the range of pendants and rings. The refined gold rope that snakes around the finger is a nod to nautical influences, while the stones – turquoise and Lapis Lazuli – reflect the sea both at day and night. In a shape of a medallion, which is a symbol of travel, the pieces are also reversible, a useful feature if you’re looking for extra mileage out of your fine jewelry.

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