Louis Vuitton Blossom High Jewelry 2016: Full Bloom
The new High Jewellery Collection by Louis Vuitton interprets famous emblem of the brand with ethically mined gems.
Louis Vuitton launched its high jewelry collection less than 10 years ago, making it relatively new to the scene but the brand works hard to prove itself in the world of fine jewelry. For 2016, the French fashion house brings us the Louis Vuitton Blossom High Jewelry collection that charts the evolution of the iconic monogram flower. While the brand has included the emblem in previous collections, the flower now has a starring role in its newest high jewelry additions.
First created by Georges Vuitton himself to honor his father, the floral monogram is now a signature of the brand and the designers have found a way to incorporate the iconic flower into 60 new rings, bracelets and earrings. Each design shares another similarity, in the form of gems that are the centerpieces of the designs. From the bright orange of the mandarin garnet, to the black opal paradoxically filled with color thanks to the numerous hues visible in the light and even the luminous green tsavorite, each gem stands out in the design.
Accompanying these precious gems are chalcedony, black onyx and diamonds that provide contrast. That one flower is reimagined in numerous forms with the help of deft gem-cutting and Grand Feu enamelling for a trompe l’oeil effect. For those who have a keen eye for subtle details, it will be relatively easy to see Gaston-Louis Vuitton’s signature V in several designs.
Another highlight of the collection comes not from the designs, but Louis Vuitton’s use of ethically mined gems. Having obtained its certification from the Responsible Jewelry Council in 2012, the 7.13-carat mandarin garnet, 53.01 Australian black opal and 29.75-carat tsavorite and other precious materials are obtained with social, environmental and societal principles in mind. The end result is a captivating high jewelry collection that has already proven to be a hit.
To learn more about the Blossom High Jewelry Collection for 2016, visit Louis Vuitton.