© Written by Rachael Taylor for Rapaport

As divisive politics and humanitarian crises trample global morale, luxury jewellery designers are escaping to the regenerative positivity of nature. There has been a veritable bouquet of jubilant, colourful collections inspired by flora and fauna.

A particular highlight is Dior’s verdant Dior à Versailles côté Jardins collection, laden with clusters of coloured-gemstone flowers, which made its debut in Paris this summer.

Marquise- and pear-shaped gems lend themselves well to floral jewels, as they are perfect doppelgängers of the petals and leaves found in nature. Long and winding drops or chains suggest new growth, while metal settings should appear organic to capture the beauty of a garden in bloom…

This story was originally published in the October 2017 issue of Rapaport magazine. Continue reading to see layouts and download a full-sized PDF of the feature and front cover. (Main image: Dior)

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RapMag Oct 2017 – Jewelry Connoisseur

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RapMag Oct 2017 – front cover

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