For Chris­tian Dior, the rose des vents was more than a lucky charm

Singapore Tatler Jewels & Time - - Zoom - Text Ter­ence Lim Pho­tog­ra­phy Betina Du­toit

Mon­sieur Chris­tian Dior was a su­per­sti­tious man and the wind rose— an eight-pointed star used in sea travel— was one of his many lucky sym­bols. Dior Joail­lerie cre­ative di­rec­tor Vic­toire de Castel­lane took the wind rose and breathed new life into it, rolling it out as a range of mod­ern, highly wear­able fine jew­ellery two years ago. She de­signed the wind rose as a medal­lion with one side show­ing a hard stone and the other the star. Tiny rice-shaped gold grains en­cir­cle the medal­lion as it sits pretty on a neck­lace, bracelet or as a set of ear­rings. Mala­chite makes its de­but this year. A yel­low gold bib neck­lace vari­ant is also new. Wear it on its own or stacked with sev­eral other pieces to make an im­me­di­ate im­pres­sion.

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