Dior’s talismanic Rose des Vents jewellery collection has been updated for the summer, with some colourful, reversible new additions.
The compass-like design of the Dior Rose des Vents jewels takes it inspiration from two themes: luck and historic navigation. The pointed star that is the collection’s hallmark takes inspiration from the shape of a wind rose (a navigational device that pre-dates the better-known compass rose) as well as the star that Christian Dior believed to be his own personal good luck charm.
There is a strong focus on transformation within the new additions to Dior Rose des Vents. Necklaces, earrings and bracelets have been designed to be worn two ways – flip once for a colourful, simplistic look that showcases discs of gemstones, flip again to return to the instantly recognisable, star-emblazoned Dior look.
Gemstones celebrated in the new Dior Rose des Vents pieces include emeralds, malachite and lapis lazuli as well as mother-of-pearl and diamond accents.
Joining the wind roses are also other navigational tools of old – the moon, sun and stars. Drawing on elements of the Dior Rose Céleste line, these symbols are recreated in yellow gold and mother-of-pearl on reversible earrings, necklaces and bracelets.
Open rings with Rose Céleste and Rose des Vents designs are topped with discs of gemstone, edged with a what Dior refers to as a “twisted rice grain motif” of textured gold.