Diamonds in The Ruff

The idea behind Victoire De Castellane's brilliant new high-jewelry collection for Dior Joaillerie—called Kings and Queens—is that jewelry outlasts its wearer. Taking inspiration from the opulent Baroque era, de Castellane sculpted one-of-a-kind rings and brooches in the form of skulls and lavished them with crowns and collars of elaborately cut and set diamonds. Each colorful skull is crafted from a single stone, from purple sugilite and charoite to pink opal and blue chalcedony. The 10 queen rings and 10 king brooches have diamonds in a variety of cuts set in platinum with an ancient technique rediscovered by Dior Joaillerie's ateliers. While...

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