High jewelry, high creativity and even music in the new collection of Anna Hu ♦ ︎
Paris, haute couture, high jewelry. In short, between Place Vendôme and the Louvre you can walks up, among the clouds. The high jewelry collections presented at the beginning of July 2019 testify to an always very high level. One of the most surprising collections was that of Anna Hu dedicated to music. The Taiwanese-born designer, who now lives and works in New York, is considered a genius. And also, according to some, the most expensive designer of high jewelry. It could be true. His pieces are few, refined, elaborate, rich. And also smart.
The small Silk Road Music Collection was presented in the dance hall of the Hotel Ritz in Paris, on Place Vendôme: a perfect location to combine luxury and music. Hard to say which of the jewels is more beautiful. Certainly the Jadeite Cello brooch has attracted attention, inspired by a painting by Picasso and also the graphic sign that precedes the pentagram on musical scores. The treble clef is made with four pieces of expertly molded jadeite, from 1.43 carats to 34.93 carats. The designer instead uses gold for the body of the brooch together with a pavé with yellow and white diamonds.
The title of the collection indicates, however, also another element: the road that unites the East to the West. In this case a musical road, a connecting element that allows you to savor the best of both worlds. There is also a pinch of Italy: the Blue Magpie brooch, in fact, is inspired by Giuseppe Castiglione, a Jesuit missionary and painter who in the eighteenth century, at the imperial court of China, created an original style of painting. The brooch is made with colored precious stones that form two magpies, a nest and blue flowers.
And, again, Rachmaninov’s bracelet, a Russian composer and late romantic pianist, uses many colored stones, as the music composed by the artist was very colorful. However, the bracelet is inspired by St. Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow. Russia is, in fact, on the Silk Road.