In July, during Haute Couture fashion week in Paris, jewelry designer Ana Khouri presented her latest haute joaillerie collection, Harmony, at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, just as she did last year.
She opted once again to showcase the jewels on models clad in white, an effective platform for demonstrating the grandeur of the pieces and how they elegantly, and fluidly, highlight the contours of the body.
How else to fully appreciate the Delphine ear piece (pictured at top), which encases the entire curve of the model’s earlobe in a cocoon of loops dangling diamond briolettes?
Another standout includes the Phillipa necklace (pictured below) marked by two extra-large pear-shape Paraiba tourmaline (13 cts. and 10.32 cts., respectively, one green, one blue), which could be a nod to Khouri’s native Brazil.
And an abundance of emeralds further distinguishes Harmony, from a dramatic headpiece to a serpentine collar featuring a single 7.65 ct. oval Gemfields emerald set off-center with square and round diamonds around it like stepping stones along the path to a magical reflecting pool.
“From the beginning, my work has been a way to communicate a sense of harmony,” said the designer in the presentation’s notes. “Though we have a sense of what the natural world looks and feels like, we have little understanding of where its magic comes from. Creating art was once our way of participating in and understanding that magic. It was a way to bring us closer to nature.… If the mind and hands are our tools, then perhaps the act of making is a process by which the same mystical energy flows.”
See more from the Harmony collection below.
Top: Single Delphine ear cuff and single Delphine ear piece, both with diamond briolettes in 18k Fairmined gold, prices on request
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