Remember when you used to fossick through your mother's jewellery box, unearthing the kinds of treasures that offered hours of unbridled delight - strings of pearls, sparkling brooches, diamond earrings you dreamt of wearing. Dior's jeweller, Victoire de Castellane, is tapping into those memories of childhood dress-ups with her latest collection of fine jewellery and watches for Dior - named Granville after Christian Dior's childhood home.
The flower-filled garden at Granville, on the coast of Normandy, France, has already inspired a spring make-up collection, and now its vibrant colour palette has informed 12 pieces of jewellery and nine watches, all gloriously saturated with vivid hues. The playful spirit of the Granville collection was directly inspired by tales of Christian Dior's childhood games and the youthful exuberance of the costumes he designed for his friends to wear to the local carnival.
Aquamarine, pink tourmaline, green beryl, peridot, tanzanite and rubellite are clustered together for eye-catching cocktail rings, bracelets and drop earrings, while the pop-tastic timepieces feature bright patent-leather straps with rose, white or yellow gold accents and yellow, purple and pink sapphires, emeralds, lapis-lazuli, diamonds, rubies and turquoise. In other words: every precious stone you've ever dreamt of wearing, all at once.