For her inspiration for Louis Vuitton’s most recent high jewelry collection, which was unveiled in Marrakech on June 27, 2022, Francesca Amfitheatrof turned to mythology. The fourth high jewelry design Amfitheatrof has created since she was hired as the artistic director for Watches and Jewelry in 2018 is titled “Spirit”.
It was inspired by mythical creatures like dragons and phoenixes and features original, high-end jewelry pieces that are infused with her contemporary vision. She believes that the Louis Vuitton woman is a mysterious being with a strong character who has something mystical about her.
“Radiance”, “Liberty”, “Destiny”, “Fantasy”, and “Grace” are the five major themes of the jewelries, which are represented by more than 100 magnificent pieces.
The importance of the category to the company is demonstrated by the use of high-end jewelry materials, which is the designer’s largest ever. Spirit took the brand’s French artists several hours of labor to complete. The ideal stones, including sapphires from Sri Lanka, emeralds from Colombia, and dark red rubies from Mozambique, took Louis Vuitton three years to find.
Among the several dignitaries present at the unveiling of the Spirit Collection at the Dar El Bacha were models Anna Ewers and Sasha Pivovarova, as well as digital influencers and editors. The attendees, who were dressed in edgy pieces from the French fashion house, were also given a close-up look at the collection. Cate Blanchett, an Academy Award-winning actress, was recently named the brand’s ambassador.
Permit us to take you on a journey into the Louis Vuitton Spirit Collection.
The Spirit themes
Liberty Necklace in 18k White Gold, Platinum, Sapphire, Emeralds, and Diamonds
The idea of flying and the sense of infinity, as well as constant motion and reaching new altitudes, gave birth to the Liberty Necklace, Bracelet, and Rings. The Damier design is intrinsically crafted in these Liberty pieces. It resembles a piece of white gold and diamond armor that has been adorned with an excellent collection of Colombian emeralds and a very rare sapphire.
Liberty is incredibly geometrical and gracefully follows the contours of the body when it is completely articulated.
A pristine 18.09-carat emerald-cut sapphire that radiates with intensity is the centerpiece and at the heart of this white gold necklace. Liberty Necklace also includes a variety of emeralds, starting at 8.9 carats in size.
Louis Vuitton Spirit High Jewelry Radiance Necklace in 18k Yellow Gold, Platinum, Garnet, and Diamonds
Amfitheatrof’s creations nonetheless smuggle a seductive plot through the use of expensive metals and stones, despite the Spirit Collection’s inspiration being more metaphysical than literal. The 2019 Riders of the Knights collection by Louis Vuitton Spirit was inspired by female knights of the Middle Ages. The concept of protection was mentioned in that collection, so repeating it here was reiterating the concept.
These jewels are made to serve as gorgeous armament that safeguard women as they navigate life. The gold and diamond Radiance Necklace is shaped like dragon scales to fend off harm, just like a dragon’s hide.
This piece of yellow gold is encircled by flawlessly cut diamonds, and the V-shaped baguette-cut diamonds in the center represents the Louis Vuitton logo. An orange spessartite garnet weighing 10.99 carats sits in the center of the letter V.
Louis Vuitton Spirit High Jewelry Grace Necklace in 18k White Gold and Diamonds
This white gold necklace is adorned with baguette-cut diamonds and is fashioned to resemble the outstretched wings of a phoenix. The first twist of white gold is encircled by a second one that is decorated with brilliant-cut diamonds and has the appearance of a bird about to take flight.
The goal of this pattern is to produce a double “V,” which can be seen in every item in this collection, including the Grace Necklace, Bracelet, Ring, and Earrings. This stunning 65.26-carat tsavorite (dark green garnet) is undoubtedly the highlight of the collection.
Louis Vuitton Spirit High Jewelry Destiny Necklace in 18k Yellow Gold, Platinum, Rubies, and Diamonds
The Louis Vuitton Destiny Necklace is inspired by African traditional necklaces, set with an exquisite mix of 11-carat spessartite garnet in one layer of the necklace, an 18-carat Sri Lankan sapphire in another, and embellished with 10.28-carat emerald-cut Mozambique rubies.
The design follows a triangular pattern which resembles the letter V. This is a recurring symbol Amfitheatrof set into her designs in increasingly suggestive ways. By doing so, Amfitheatrof has quickly established a jewelry glossary for Louis Vuitton.
Louis Vuitton Spirit High Jewelry Fantasy Necklace in 18k White Gold, 18k Yellow Gold, and Diamonds
The Fantasy Necklace has a V-shaped or inverted V-shaped design in white and yellow gold coupled with triangular motifs made of diamond pave that resemble an arrowhead. This two-toned diamond necklace has a mesmerizing pattern that cascades on the skin in a brilliant, unstoppable torrent.
You need to get into the Spirit!
The Louis Vuitton Spirit High Jewelry Collection displays strength, energy and confidence, with pieces that are a reflection of the values of not only the house, but also the dreams and aspirations of every woman.
Be that Louis Vuitton woman by embracing the V Spirit.
Order and Purchases of the Spirit Collection can be made online on Louis Vuitton official website.