Inspired by the power of mythological creatures, Louis Vuitton has launched the largest and most impressive High Jewelery line, Spirit. This is the fourth collection created by Francesca Amfitheatrof, Creative Director of the Maison's Jewelry Department. The creation of the collection took 40 hours of work in the workshops of the brand, and several years of searching for the perfect stones.
The Louis Vuitton Spirit Collection brings together 125 spectacular pieces and is a jewelery journey filled with the power of mythological creatures. Every modern woman recognizes herself in fantastic creatures. This amazing collection is set in five "universes": Liberty, Grace, Fantasy, Destiny and Radiance.
“Like a phoenix rising from the ashes or a dragon spewing fire, the Louis Vuitton woman radiates amazing strength, energy and optimism,” says Francesca. “This is exactly the same femininity that I embodied in Spirit.”
The 22-piece Liberty "universe" opens up new worlds by breaking out of familiar design codes. The star jewel of this chapter is the Louis Vuitton Spirit High Jewelry Liberty necklace in 18K white gold, platinum, sapphires, emeralds and diamonds. The center stone of the necklace is an extremely rare 18,08 carat sapphire from Sri Lanka in an unparalleled royal blue color.
In the "universe" of Grace, the design language is expressed by triangles and a double "V". These forms are repeated in all items of the chapter, whether it be a necklace, bracelet, earrings or ring. The curved Grace choker wraps around the neck like two wings of a phoenix. In this incredible piece of jewellery, the brand's jewelers struck the perfect balance between strength and grace. The necklace is made of white gold with diamonds, and completes the masterpiece - an incredible tsavorite weighing 65,26 carats from East Africa.
Brilliant yellow gold chevron motifs intertwined with white gold diamond bands are the main theme of the Fantasy universe. A Louis Vuitton Monogram Flower-cut diamond necklace and bracelet sparkle the geometric design, while a breathtaking 8,73-carat D/FL round diamond ring catches the eye.
Destiny, an architectural design jewelry set, highlights the strength of Louis Vuitton's heritage inspired by African tribal necklaces. Destiny's centerpiece from the Realm of Destiny is a Louis Vuitton Monogram Flower cut 18k yellow gold, platinum, ruby and diamond necklace. The decoration is animated fiery rubies from Mozambique, outstanding among which is a ruby weighing 10,28 carats emerald cut. The ruby is detachable, allowing the stone to be worn on a specially designed ring with a detachable diamond that also dangles from the necklace.
The dragon is a symbol of the "universe" of Radiance, in the products of which fiery-colored gems are combined. Reminiscent of armor, this luxurious Radiance Collar is crafted from flakes of mirror-polished yellow gold. Each scale is individually secured in such a way that the artfully concave checkerboard pattern of this creation sits perfectly on the skin. In the center of the necklace is a fiery orange pomegranate- 10,99 carat mandarin, set on a diamond "V". Matching cuffs, pendant, earrings and Radiance rings enhance the necklace's dazzling power.
“The Louis Vuitton Spirit collection brings together the concepts that the Maison holds dear. Not only freedom, strength and the concept of infinity, but also the ideas of destiny and striving for new heights,” says Francesca Amfitheatrof.