Christian Dior Paris 1960 Rare Bangle In Wood And 18Kt Yellow Gold With Diamonds
Wood bangle designed by Christian Dior and Georg Jensen & Wendell.
Beautiful vintage runaway bold piece, created by the fashion house of Christian Dior, back in the early 1960. Created with carved rose wood and accented with geometric elements crafted in solid yellow gold of 18 karats with high polished finish. This rare pieces was made under the maison directorship of Marc Bohan, he was the director who managed the house for the longest time (1960-1989), who among all had the merit of conceiving the structure of the brand as we know it now, of founding its male line and inventing its most famous pattern, the Dior Oblique.
Diamonds: The gold stepped round elements are bezel set with 8 round brilliant cut diamonds, 0.96 carats, white colorless F color, VS-1 clarity.
Weight: 56.85 Grams, (36.12 Dwt).
Measurements: The inside diameter is 8.65 Inches (22 Cm) and the width is 26 mm.
Hallmarks: Stamped with the maker's mark, the gold assay mark and signed, "CHRISTIAN DIOR .750 GJ&W", (for Georg Jensen & Wendel).
Marc Bohan, was a Christian Dior's protégés and he was appointed director of Dior between the 1960 to the 1989. His aesthetic line was much more conservative but his nose for incredible business: universally considered the saviour of the brand, he launched the first ready-to-wear line in '67 entrusting it to Philippe Guibourgé, created the Dior Oblique pattern for the SS69 collection and, in the 1970s, launched Dior Monsieur, who would later become Dior Homme. Meanwhile, the perfume business grew and, in 1968, the first connection was created with Moët-Hennessy who bought Dior Parfums and in the future became LVMH after the acquisition by Bernard Arnault in the 1980s. Bohan's style could be summed up in his motto: «Make sophisticated clothes simply, with a touch of insolence every now and then».
Note: This is a great collector's jewelry fashion item from the French post war period.
Collateral: It is accompanied by a presentation jewelry box.
Condition: The overall condition of this bangle is excellent. Beside the little normal wear, there is no damage to the gold. All diamonds are secured in the settings. This piece has been carefully inspected to guarantee the condition and authenticity.
INVENTORY REF: B0000MCEE/1.354