© Written by Rachael Taylor for Jewelry Connoisseur
Fairytales were a popular source of inspiration during Paris Couture Week, with Messika delivering the second wave of its Once Upon a Time collection. Tales such as The Little Mermaid and The Snow Queen were interpreted in swishing tails of baguette-cut diamonds and icy pear and marquise combinations.
Meanwhile, Van Cleef & Arpels unveiled Quatre Contes de Grimm, a dramatic and colorful collection inspired by the dark works of those master storytellers, the Brothers Grimm.
De Beers also chose folklore as the core theme of its new Diamond Legends collection, the design of which embraces myths such as that of the sun god Ra, whose power of eternal life was represented on earth in the form of a diamond…
This story was originally published on Jewelry Connoisseur on July 16, 2018. Read the full story here. (main image: Van Cleef & Arpels)