Pierre Hardy, the director of jewelry design at Hermès jewelry has unveiled a new collection.
The collection sets the depth of black stones against luminous rose gold, the pieces studded here and there with jades and diamonds. This will be available in the Hermès boutique on rue Faubourg Saint-Honoré until July 13.
"Black and light are treated as materials," the black polished jade crafted as though it were leather, while the spinels are reminiscent of the reigns of a thoroughbred under the sun, the emblem of the house.
The collection feels firmly tethered to the houses heritage, revisiting pieces that capture the light with incredible intensity. "The classic Hermès emblems - Chaîne d’ancre, Kelly, Galop Hermès, Alchimie - appear again, their symbolism crystallized."
The attention to detail is remarkable, each piece requiring unimaginable time and care, such as the Fouet (Whip) necklace, for which the craftsman spent more than 300 hours embedding 3,522 spinels with a grain set, each cut with 57 facets. Simply breathtaking.