Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Historical Jewels Reinvented by Louis Vuitton


Recently I came across an article in Marie Claire’s February 2014 issue called “Royal Crush”. The article brought new jewelry news about Louis Vuitton's new inspiration from centuries old royal jewelry. I was elated when I saw that they are modeling their new line titled “Chain attraction” after famous jewels worn by royal heavy hitters like Mary Tudor and Catherine the Great. 

Jewelry News Royal Crush
Throughout history, chains and medallions have been symbols of power reserved aristocratic men. Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha had his Golden Fleece, and France’s King Louis XVIII wore an ornamental garter belt, or jarretière. Over time, regal women like Catherine the Great and Mary Tudor and, later, society blue bloods, rock stars, and downtown It girls took on the decadent style. It’s this interpretation that inspired Louis Vuitton’s Chain Attraction, a collection accented with precious gems like neon-blue tourmalines from Brazil, Welo opals from Ethiopia, and Mandarin garnets from Burma. “Through Drawing from the past, the pieces represent a modern and effortless way to wear fine jewelry”, says Lorenz Bäumer, the label’s artistic director of high jewelry. That’s one way to rock and rule.-Jessica Minkoff

Check out the beautiful collection from Luis Vuitton they truly are beautiful. Fit for a modern day Queen!
A sketch of another high jewellery necklace in Louis Vuitton's Chain Attraction collection, with the greenish-blue tourmaline, morganites, emeralds and diamonds that will be used in the design.

Louis Vuitton white gold necklace, set with a 20.42ct greenish-blue tourmaline and a star-cut diamond alongside morganites, emeralds and diamonds, from the Chain Attraction collection.

A 20.01ct mandarin garnet and garnet beads sit alongside the sketch for a high jewellery necklace in Louis Vuitton's Chain Attraction collection. 

Louis Vuitton white gold necklace with a 20.01ct Mandarin garnet and star-cut diamond, alongside opals, mandarin garnet beads and diamonds, from the new Chain Attraction collection.

Louis Vuitton white gold necklace set with a 21.07ct imperial topaz, moonstones and diamonds from the Chain Attraction collection.

Louis Vuitton white gold necklace from the Chain Attraction collection, set with a star-cut diamond, emeralds, onyx, diamonds and Tahiti pearls, which have been arranged to recreate the classic Louis Vuitton flower motif.

Louis Vuitton white gold ring, set with a mandarin garnet, opals and diamonds, from the new Chain Attraction collection.

For more on the Louis Vuitton collection,
~Lizzie~

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