Marking the 200th anniversary of Mr. Louis Vuitton’s birth in 1821, the Bravery High Jewelry collection pays tribute to an exceptional destiny by reinterpreting the Louis Vuitton’s signature.
Born in the Jura region of France, Louis Vuitton was a teenager when he decided to embark on a journey on foot across France to Paris where he would become a legendary master trunk-maker. In honor of his courageous spirit, over 90 emblematic pieces are inspired by a powerful heritage, honoring Louis Vuitton’s bicentenary. Bravery – Chapter I retraces his remarkable saga in a dreamlike, metaphorical manner, from the birth of travel to modern times, while Bravery – Chapter II pays homage to the founder’s greatest creation: the trunk and its iconic features. Adorned with a wealth of unique stones, the locks, studs, and clasps lend their timeless appeal to the collection’s newest additions.
LE MULTI PIN
In a feast of vibrant hues with 180 precious stones displayed in alternating colors, Le Multipin necklace features three perfectly aligned rows centered around an exceptionally translucent 42.42 carat blue African Tourmaline. Equal measure green and blue, the exquisite stone’s saturated color is in perfect harmony with the entire color palette.
Celebrating Louis Vuitton’s creative genius for innovative ideas, the necklace reinterprets the hardware of his signature patented lock on the diamond clasp. In order to perfect the shape, volume and positioning, a wax version is made as the first step in creating a High Jewelry piece such as Le Multipin.
Boasting two rows of pink, orange and yellow tourmalines that come together to form a diamond-set signature V, the rectangular silhouette of the iconic luggage is reflected in the framing of a suspended 20.29 carats Sapphire from Sri Lanka. The luminosity of this extremely rare yellow-orange stone is magnified by its cut, which has the ability to refract color with increased intensity.
Requiring over 1,200 hours to hand-craft the necklace in Louis Vuitton’s High Jewelry atelier in Paris, the Maison’s exceptional savoir-faire is showcased in each step of production, from making the wax version to setting each stone in its own bezel. Echoing the metal studs, the trunk’s subtle inspiration is visible in the diamond details that adorn the corners of the pendant and the diamonds nestled between each Tourmaline.
LA MINI MALLE
The trunk, Louis Vuitton’s greatest invention, is honored in an exquisite interpretation of his signature design. The only monochrome set in the collection, the choker features three Mini Malles which showcase three star-cut Monogram diamonds, one of which weighs 3.34 carats.
With fine craftsmanship, each star-cut diamond is delicately set in custom-made square baskets that take on the form of the trunk. Paying tribute to the founder’s innovation, La Mini Malle theme translates the geometric shape of the Petite Malle, revealing the iconic codes of the Maison with unparalleled elegance.
Completing Bravery – Chapter II, four exquisite cocktail rings exude the strength and finesse of this collection. Featuring a pink Sapphire, blue Sapphire, Garnet, or Ruby, each solitaire is encased in its own miniature version of a trunk with intricate detailing, such as studs and angle mounts, evoking the trunk’s silhouette.