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‘THIS STONE IS LIKE NO OTHER’, YOU THINK AS YOU MARVEL AT AN OPAL, AND YOU ARE RIGHT…
3D Illustration by INCYCUBANS
For a long time, I have been hesitant about opals. One of the reasons for my reluctance was the fact that most jewelry featuring opals is boring, old-fashioned and so tediously classical that it would instantly turn a young, extravagant model into an old diva.

Victoire de Castellane, Dior’s Creative Director of Fine Jewelry, was the first person to change my mind, throw away stereotypes and take a fresh look at this quirky, charismatic stone. A precious stone that invites you to dream, invokes colors you have long forgotten, along with all the fairy tales that seemed to have long gone.

‘A combination of the incompatible’, was a phrase I overheard at the presentation of the Dior et Moi high jewelry collection this winter in Paris. It cut to the core of the bold and glorious, exuberant and sublime style of Victoire de Castellane, looking into the heart of beauty without bias or prejudice. A beauty that couldn’t care less: is this (st)one precious enough?

‘When I look at it, I see the earth from afar, the oceans, the archipelagos, and the reflections of stars on the waves,’ says Victoire in an interview with DIORMAG. www.dior.com/diormag/en

When a talented artist Hakan created this captivating 3D video, my first impression was fire from the opal.

A beautiful stone with a strong character.

But not all things fragile are inherently subpar and unlucky. Sometimes fragility makes beautiful phenomena and feelings even more precious.

So let’s keep on dreaming colorful, opalescent dreams of magic, purity, sensuality, femininity and beauty!

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