Gucci unveils its second high jewelry collection
Gucci’s new fine jewelry collection is a dazzling ode to nature
Gucci has unveiled its second collection of fine jewelry. Creative Director Alessandro Michele brings his distinctive color prism and bold design cues to Hortus Deliciarum (Garden of Earthly Delights) for jewelry that is both cheerful and sophisticated.
The collection, which comprises over 130 pieces, is divided into four parts and is inspired by the changing nature of the sky, drawing its puffy clouds, vivid color gradients and graphic constellations in gemstones.
The first part focuses on natural landscapes, depicting waterfalls crashing into a torrent of diamonds and rethinking windswept forests in seductive, curving silhouettes. In this fantastic world, leaves tremble on diamond branches and comets shoot up in a sky speckled with diamonds. Michele nods to the flowing shapes of the 20s with fringed and pom-pom necklaces and chandelier earrings studded with voluptuous gemstone orbs.
The magical hour of twilight inspires the second part, with the richness of the sunset reflected in garnets, tounalines, opals and topazes for more traditionally classic gemstones. This romanticism is bordered by a delicate femininity for the third chapter illustrating the blossoming of a rose garden, the velvety folds of the flora of a rose becoming delicate Padparadscha sapphires.
The fourth part deals with the animal kingdom; in a remarkable necklace, a 16 karat opal is worshiped by 22 lions, who in other pieces squeeze tanzanites in their mouths. Vivacity is found in striking pieces that put emerald-colored gemstones at their heart, creating a vibrant foil for a plethora of tourmalines, pink rose rubellite, purple tanzanites, pale orange sapphires, pink topaz and garnet. mandarin.
Fine jewelry watches round out the dazzling range, Michele carrying the familiar lion’s head symbol right down to the timepieces. Lion’s heads, turned to the side, reveal deep blue opal dials, whether mounted on gem-studded bracelets or as brooches that conceal their bewitching dials. All is not as it appears at first glance: flowers set with diamonds form clasps and a watch doubles as a bracelet, cast with Art Deco-inspired baguette diamonds framing a secret turquoise dial. §