Christian Dior has released a new jewelry line inspired by childhood memories of the house’s founder.

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The “Rose des Vents” collection is a nautical-themed bracelet and necklace range based on Dior’s childhood seaside villa at Granville. The house was called Les Rhumbs, the name given to the 32 divisions of the wind rose.

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Designed by Dior Joaillerie Creative Director Victoire de Castellane, the collection ties together Dior’s passion for roses, lucky pendants and travel.

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It comprises a series of bracelets and necklaces of varying lengths with medallions crafted from yellow gold, mother-of-pearl, lapis lazuli and rose gold. Each pendant is double-sided and features a “hardstone” or “wind rose” face, according to the wearer’s movements. The medallions also include a twisted outline of gold rice grains in an ode to the ocean.

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“I wanted to start from the idea of a little motif pendant. And what is more metaphorical than a medallion?” says de Castellane.

“A symbol of travel, in it you find echoes of Christian Dior’s star and the idea of the good-luck charm, but also the rose, his favorite flower. The whole history of the house is there, implicitly.”

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“Rose des vents is also a metaphor for creation. Creating is about searching, turning things over, and then finding ones cardinal point and setting off on a journey. Creation is the product of a stationary voyage.”

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It was in the gardens of the legendary villa that a young Christian Dior first discovered and cultivated his love of flowers.

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Later, in Paris, it was as the result of finding a somewhat mysterious star sign on the ground that the highly superstitious designer decided to open his own couture house, interpreting this chance find as a portent of his destiny. The collection is therefore a tribute to his vision and beliefs.

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Do you like it? The perfect jewelry for Summer, don’t you think?