That intention is personified by the Multi Galons suite, which is headlined by a standout necklace of 10 strands, every one established with unique cuts and motifs, as four metals – yellow, pink, white gold and platinum – convey included luxe and contrast. A strand of tender florets crafted from pear and outstanding-reduce diamonds juxtaposes a herringbone pattern of baguette-cut diamonds. Supplemental layers occur courtesy of angled, staggered strands fashioned from a smörgåsbord of extravagant cuts – round, sq. and princess among the them. A matching bracelet in a criss-cross pattern delivers a far more graphic interpretation, in this article with three distinct varieties of gold, in which the identical bejewelled threads envelop a common oval-reduce diamond. If de Castellane’s earlier collections observed couture specifics as a touchpoint, Galons mashes up a complete universe with sumptuous, decorative depth.
Paradoxically, it is de Castellane’s signature use of asymmetry that is the thread holding the numerous motifs with each other. “In this assortment, asymmetry flirts with repetitive patterns,” she says. “The huge selection of stones – in marquise, sq., round or oval cuts – permitted me to range styles and designs, creating a disordered array.” Cue the Multi Galons earrings, in which a charming trio of florets dangle from sharp geometric clusters of stones that centre on two oval-slice diamonds. Meanwhile an additional mismatched structure sets the florets in a person earring, the other showcasing art deco-like stage-sample baguettes, the pair conjoined by the typical hoop variety.