Dressed and bejewelled.
Essential accessories, pieces of jewellery can enhance any outfit to perfection. A necklace, whether it's long or short, or a pair of earrings can be just what an outfit needs. Whether it's made of precious materials or costume, jewellery confers a style all of its own and is an essential part of a woman's wardrobe.
Collections of women's jewellery include all the basic pieces that make up sets: necklaces, earrings, bracelets and rings. There’s a large choice of models, some are more discreet like chokers and single earrings, other pieces are more imposing. Here we're thinking bib necklaces, or drop earrings. To mix it up a bit, we can also opt for slightly more unusual pieces like brooches or extra-long necklaces. Alongside the more traditional gold and silver, new materials have made an appearance, making fashion jewellery even more fun and interesting. Wood, textiles, leather, glass or crystal beads now regularly feature in women's jewellery-making.
Some jewellers are prominent thanks to their iconic pieces. Models like Cartier Love bracelets and rings in yellow gold set with precious stones have endured over the years, whereas jewellery by Gas and Aurélie Bidermann that fuse luxury and fashion, have been breezing ahead since the 90's with very original models. For engagement and wedding rings, Mauboussin and Tiffany&Co propose an extensive range of solitaires and bands, some set with precious stones. Each of the major couture houses also has its iconic models. The Hermès bracelet with chunky links comes to mind, as does Yves Saint Laurent's brooch or the oversized earrings by Balenciaga or Dior.