De Beers Diamond Jewellers, De Beers' 50:50 retail joint venture with LVMH-Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, has unveiled its latest high jewelry collection titled Imaginary Nature. Intended to reflect the rhythms and constant change of nature, the collection's eight jewels focus on pear-shaped stones and baguettes which, according to designer Hollie Bonneville-Barden, "create a language of movement and fluidity," reports WWD.com.
Designed by Bonneville-Barden together with the brand's Creative Director, Raphaele Canot, who the news source says has recently left the jewelry retailer, the collection comprises a brooch with a 16.38-carat pear-shaped diamond that is reminiscent of a leaf twisting in the wind, gently curving feather-like or wave shaped diamond earrings, and a winged ring set with a 4.11-carat diamond. With the diamond as its inspiration, the collection is "centered on diamonds of character," explains Bonneville-Barden, adding that each piece "reveals a unique gesture inspired by the essence of nature," cites the news source.
The prices of the high jewelry pieces range from US$331,485 (269,500 euros) for a pair of 5-carat diamond earrings, to US$5,516,550 (4,485,000 euros) for the 16.38-carat diamond brooch, according to WWD.com. These unique creations showcase De Beers' "diamond mastery and jewelry know-how," says François Delage, Chief Executive Officer of De Beers.