Louis Vuitton's Newest Fine Jewelry Stops Hearts
May 02, 2014 | by lauren finney | Style & Beauty
Louis Vuitton looks to its iconic travel trunks for a line of fine jewelry and watches out this summer and perfect for Miami.
Pink-gold and amethyst Emprise ring, Louis Vuitton (price on request).
With six stores stretching from Aventura down to Coral Gables, Louis Vuitton has established a dominating presence in South Florida. The brand garnered additional exposure during December’s Design Miami, when it transported legendary French architect and designer Charlotte Perriand’s house, La Maison au Bord de l’Eau, directly onto the beach for a show-stopping exhibit.
Now Louis Vuitton has turned even more heads in Miami with the new Emprise collection—a glittering array of lemon, amethyst, and smoky quartz gemstones, artfully crafted into pendants, rings, metal bangles, and watches. The line pays tribute to the French fashion house’s signature monogrammed trunks, incorporating distinctive elements such as corner caps, nail heads, and metal framing into the pieces, a modern Miami twist to a classic design.
Minimal cocktail rings feature octagonal stones encased in yellow or white gold and outlined in studs, while chain-link tassels hang from the collection’s more intricate drop earrings and necklaces. Most spectacular is a diamond-encrusted gemstone tassel pendant with floating white diamonds that will be hard not to wear out of the boutique. 170 NE 40th St., Miami, 305-573-1366; Aventura Mall, 19501 Biscayne Blvd., 305-866-4470
PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF LOUIS VUITTON
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