Engagement rings are playful in Delfina Delettrez jewelry
Dancing Diamonds Make Playful Engagement Rings by Delfina Delettrez
Delfina Delettrez brings fluidity to high jewelry with a new collection that celebrates movement
Diamonds quiver on their golden stems in the new ‘Dancing Diamonds’ collection by Delfina Delettrez. The jewelry designer has built on the playful foundations of her “Piercing” and “Dots” collections for these pieces that liberate solitaire, marquis and baguette-cut stones from their traditional settings.
‘I wanted to create delicate pieces that speak softly and reveal their playfulness through observation; the movement is very subtle and you have to be very close to appreciate their impact. That’s what makes them more personal, intimate and almost secret,” says Delettrez. “My starting point was the engagement ring. I often find myself drawn to the more classic pieces of jewelry, as I feel the need to reinvent them and breathe new life into them. The ‘Daisy’ ring creates brilliant halos of light given by six diamond charms that spin like petals in orbit around a central white diamond solitaire.
Delfina Delettrez and Dancing Diamonds
Other pieces in the collection emphasize rubies, emeralds and sapphires, which are juxtaposed with round, marquise or pear charms that form colorful petals around the gems. “In my creations, I am always looking for contrasts and confrontations”, adds Delettrez. “But there is always a light spirit, a light message, both in the design and the concept. In this case, it is the solid base of the jewel opposed to the delicate diamond charms. I love how each piece refracts light differently due to the movement of the diamond charms surrounding the stone.
The designs, while fluid and light to wear, are ultimately functional; charms that move in response to your body encompass a tenacity that ensures their wearability. “I always take into consideration the woman who wears them and her new way of being and buying,” says Delettrez. ‘Jewellery, more than ever, needs to be practical and move with you. Women are now buying jewelry for themselves, almost like an everyday accessory, and they want to wear it all day. This does not mean that the jewelry has lost its meaning, but it gives it renewed energy. I find this approach very liberating and contemporary. §