Coming up roses: Monsieur Dior's lucky charm
Rose des Vents
It is no secret that Monsieur Dior held on to a few of his favourite things. The number eight, the lily of the valley, and his lucky star (the rose of the winds) were some of them. So deeply iconic that the house's successors have woven the symbols into their fields of work, Victoire de Castellane of Dior Joaillerie is no exception. Inspired by Christian Dior's lucky charms and tinged with the maison's rich history, the Rose des Vents — translating to 'rose of the winds' — has yielded new blooms.
"I wanted to start from the idea of a little motif pendant. And what is more metaphorical than a medallion?", said creative director de Castellane. Introducing the rose of the winds on rings and pendants, the talismans now come in pavé diamonds as well as rose gold and onyx versions. Designed as an icon of new discoveries and timeless journeys, its only befitting that the latest additions herald its very core.
Asides from the palpable homage to the directional guide seafarers heed, the edges of the ring's medallion — a twisted rope — recalls the rigging of sailors out on the open sea. And as a lucky charm is best worn discrete, de Castellane has devised these rings and pendants as reversible — a gentle flick brings out the hardstone underside of the emblamatic medallion.
Browse the latest additions to the Rose des Vents collection here:
The Rose des Vents collection is available at Dior boutiques.