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Louis Vuitton Jewellery: a voyage through the maison’s history

Join The Jewellery Editor on a visit to the Place Vendôme in Paris to discover how the spirit of travel shines through in every piece of Louis Vuitton jewellery.

珠宝编辑 (The Jewellery Editor) 考察伦敦旺多姆广场,探索航行精神如何在路易威登的珠宝收藏中闪亮体现。此视频提供中文字幕 – 如希望查看中文字幕、可使用下方的设置图标更改语言。

Founded in 1854, Louis Vuitton’s history lies in luggage, not jewellery, and the iconic Vuitton monogram pattern first appeared in 1896 on one of the original waterproof, flat-topped steamer trunks coveted by intrepid Victorian travellers.

Today, this pattern is reflected in every Louis Vuitton jewellery collection. The famous clusters of flowers and stars are evident in two diamond cuts in the shape of a star and a flower, in the beautiful Dentelle de Monogram necklace and in the Flash Forward cuff from the Voyage Dans le Temps collection.

Take a closer look at the elegant emerald that is the centrepiece of Louis Vuitton’s Escale á Paris ring, and the colourful Emprise ring, which features a bright mandarin garnet and a Wello opal. The Jewellery Editor also discovers how the skilled craftsmen at Louis Vuitton’s high jewellery workshop in Paris use traditional, age-old skills to transform a sketch into a finished jewel.

For more on the design heritage of Louis Vuitton, read our article at http://www.thejewelleryeditor.com/2015/02/louis-vuitton-jewellery-design-heritage/