The collection offers a medley of chokers, bracelets, rings, earrings, and a jewellery watch
on every item, speaks of the virtuosity of the Louis Vuitton artisans.
The second necklace features a tourmaline pendant on a string of pearls and diamonds. The tourmaline at the centre of this talisman-like design is a 54.30ct Paraiba from Mozambique, rare because of its size and its mesmerizing blue-green colour, which beams out even when the stone is not in direct light. Paraiba-type tourmalines derive their colour from the content of copper and manganese, giving them a palette ranging from swimming pool blue to bright green.
What makes tourmaline so precious is the difficulty of finding more than one of each kind. Unlike emeralds, sapphires, or diamonds, they’re incredibly difficult to match. Having found the match, Louis Vuitton re-cuts all their gems to ensure that light passes through at the right angle and speed, so that the most beautiful and dazzling results possible are achieved.
A cushion-cut Mandarin garnet weighing 16.82 carats is the centrepiece of the third necklace, which celebrates the theme of victories in love. This gem is surrounded by the motif of an abstract heart and held in place by a round, structured band consisting of the familiar motifs of the letter V and the flower monogram in repeated links that are embedded with diamonds.
Accompanying these three necklaces in the Conquêtes collection are a medley of chokers, bracelets, rings, earrings, and a jewellery watch — all expressing in jewels, design, and craftsmanship the ineffable quality of contemporary feminine allure, the LV way.