The New Era of Couture & High Jewelry

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Diamonds really are a girl’s best friend and so are rubies, sapphires, crystals, you get the gist. This season’s Couture Jewelry came with a new inspiration: Art Deco. It is all about opulence and luxury and so are these new high jewelry collections! This truly is The new era of Couture Jewelry.

First, Art Deco – Get Into It!

Art Deco, also known as Deco, is a style that was inspired by visual arts, architecture, and design. Firstly noticed in France just before World War I, it influenced the design of buildings, furniture, jewelry, fashion, and almost everything around us. The perfect blend of modern styles with fine craftsmanship and luxurious materials. It is the representation of all things decadent, precious, and exotic. Its style was inspired by bold geometric forms of Cubism, the vivid colors of Fauvism; the modern craftsmanship of the furniture of the eras of Louis Philippe I and Louis XVI, and the exotic styles of China, Persia, Japan, and ancient Egyptian art. It featured rare and expensive materials, such as ebony and ivory, and, again, it was all about the impeccable craftsmanship.

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Now that we know all about Art Deco, let’s get to know the new Couture collections that came to conceive this new era for High Jewelry. 

Van Cleef & Arpels

The new Sous les Etoiles collection takes inspiration from the cosmos and combines 150 high jewelry pieces. “For this new collection, we wanted to prolong the adventure that began with Jules Verne, by exploring the literary and scientific tradition of which his work forms a part. It led us to the Greek philosopher Lucian of Samosata imagining a voyage in space.”


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Chanel also got on board with this revolution in Couture Jewelry and so, this season we got a seventy-piece collection very much inspired by Gabrielle Chanel’s passion for Venice. The collection emphasizes contemporary and sculptural pieces sparked by the city. Looking into its crystals feels like traveling through the rivers of Venice.


Cartier is another classic that keeps unfolding with the new trends while sustaining its traditional twist. This season Cartier showed up with Egyptian inspired pieces that dazzled everyone on their Instagram. The new collection combines nature with luxury and organic architecture, “Dive into the heart of the |SUR|NATUREL High Jewelry Collection”.


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Fawaz Gruosi

This new brand of High Jewelry came ready to slay its competition with its new Art Deco-inspired collection. It is all about the glamour of the 1940s cocktail style, from its craftsmanship and geometric style to its vivid colored stones.

Although we are still at the beginning of the year, the High Jewelry standards are already super high for the following seasons for sure!

Words by Mariana Silva

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