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Vintage Dior Jewellery

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The world of fashion is graced with giants, but few names hold as much weight as Christian Dior. Known for sartorial sophistication and French chic, Dior's legacy resonates beyond the realm of clothing. 

In the quaint town of Granville, France, 1905 saw the birth of a design prodigy. Christian Dior began his path in the 1930s, not as a powerhouse but as a humble design assistant for Robert Piguet and Lucien Lelong. His perseverance and talent soon led him to establish his own fashion house in the heart of Paris in 1946.

Dior's debut collection in 1947, hailed as the "New Look", ushered in an era of elegance. Rebelling against the austerity of World War II styles, it emphasised the female form with soft shoulders, cinched waists, and full skirts. Dior's audacity to challenge convention resonates even today.

Despite his untimely demise in 1957, Christian Dior's legacy lived on through the eponymous brand. Under the creative leadership of fashion virtuosos like Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferré, John Galliano, Raf Simons, and Maria Grazia Chiuri, the house of Dior continually redefined the boundaries of style.

Beyond clothing, Dior's influence has reached the realm of jewellery, leaving an indelible mark. For Dior, jewellery was never just an adornment; it was a tool for self-expression, a tangible echo of personal history whispered through metals and gemstones.

The Dior jewellery narrative weaves through the decades, reflecting the zeitgeist of each era. The 1960s were awash with intricate enamel work in gold-tone and silver-tone metals. Dior's creations whispered of nature, showcasing motifs of delicate flowers, leaves, and animals. The "Mimioui" collection, in particular, offered dainty pieces, each crafted with the same intricacy and attention to detail.

With the 70s and 80s came a bolder Dior. The "Miss Dior" collection introduced chunky, oversized pieces, often adorned with coloured enamel. This dramatic shift embraced the idea of individuality and expressed it through daring rings, statement necklaces, and dramatic earrings.

The 1990s and early 2000s saw Dior push boundaries, demonstrating adaptability and forward-thinking. The "Gourmette" collection was marked by chunky chain-link necklaces and bracelets, often embellished with crystals and pearls.

The Y2K era saw Dior dive into a period of daring experimentation. John Galliano's collection was a standout, inspired by punk and goth subcultures. With bold, edgy designs featuring chunky metal cuffs, studded chokers, and heavy necklaces adorned with skulls and other macabre symbols, Galliano pushed the boundaries of traditional design.

Yet, Dior's classic elegance was not forgotten. Intricate details and delicate craftsmanship marked collections such as "Gourmette", known for its fine chains and small, round pendants.

Today, Dior continues to inspire and innovate. Under the creative direction of Maria Grazia Chiuri, the house infuses fresh and modern perspectives into its jewellery designs. Each piece echoes Dior's commitment to quality, luxury,

OUR VINTAGE DIOR JEWELLERY COLLECTION

Jagged Metal is proud to present its exquisite collection of vintage Dior jewellery, showcasing the brand's iconic designs from the 1960s until Y2K. From bold statement pieces to delicate accessories, this collection is a testament to the fashion house's legacy of elegance and sophistication. Featuring a range of materials including gold, silver, enamel, and rhinestones, each piece has been expertly crafted to showcase the intricate details and expert workmanship that Dior is known for. Whether you are a collector, a fashion enthusiast, or simply looking for a unique addition to your jewellery collection, these vintage Dior pieces are sure to make a lasting impression.

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