JEWELLERY UNLIKE ANYTHING ELSE – VHERNIER COUCHER “DE SOLEIL”

JEWELLERY UNLIKE ANYTHING ELSE – VHERNIER “COUCHER DE SOLEIL”

A fascinating innovation which fully respects the hallmarks of Vhernier: the new *Coucher de Soleil* collection is the fruit of a desire to create innovative jewellery unlike anything else, featuring a strong sense of movement and a combination of classic jewellery materials with less traditional ones, all while adhering to the principles of simplicity and precision that distinguish the brand.

The result is jewellery that has the classic Vhernier forms — cuff bracelets and band rings, sculptural earrings that mirror the curve of the lobes — but also features an extraordinary lightness, thanks to the individual vertical components from which it is made. The metal bands create a more decorative design than is typical of Vhernier’s customary approach, yet the result still features the clean, understated aesthetics for which the brand is famous.

The other major innovation in this collection is the choice of materials.
For a brand that sees innovation as its imperative, the time had come to try something new: after ebony paired with gold, after such highly unusual stones as kogolong, after an extremely elegant and contemporary interpretation of titanium, which was extraordinarily crafted in the Velvet collection, the spotlight has turned to *bronze*, chosen for its lightness and the captivating orange glimmers in its colour, which go so well with Vhernier’s rose gold.

In fact, when paired with gold, bronze reveals a dynamic luminosity that brings to mind a sunset: the light reflects on the texture of the jewellery to create gorgeous and unexpected interplays.

As is customary with Vhernier, the collection is a testament to the highest level of expert craftsmanship. For instance, it took two years of research to go from the concept to the desired result; time spent studying how to achieve utterly flawless shapes from bronze casting, and how to forge the perfect metal band. This was a time-consuming process, as no corrections can be made to bronze while it is being worked.

The collection features *four different variants*: rose gold and bronze; white gold and gunmetal bronze; white gold, gunmetal bronze, and white diamonds; rose gold, bronze and brown diamonds.

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