Fun fact: the Dior Rose des Vents fine jewellery collection is named not after a rose, but an old maritime navigational tool.
Fitting, because the house’s collection of intricate baubles for the season is like a voyage on the four winds through the House’s history. But as with every Dior Joaillerie collection, the eight-pronged star is a motif rife with meaning. Christian Dior’s childhood villa in Granville was named Les Rhumbs, an old maritime word for the points of the compass; his lucky number is eight, and he discovered a lucky star outside the British Embassy before opening his own couture house.
This season, Victoire de Castellane makes the Dior Rose des Vents collection even more covetable by incorporating rose gold, onyx and diamonds to the range of pendants and rings. Turquoise and Lapis Lazuli stones bring to mind the tranquility of the sea, and the little rope of gold that twists around the finger is a subtle nod to the nautical influences. The timeless medallions, also a symbol of travel, are now reversible so you can wear them either star or stone side out.