Christian Dior

One of the most recognisable names in the fashion firmament, Christian Dior made waves when he debuted his eponymous fashion house in 1947, with its resolutely feminine New Look. This influential silhouette, with its narrow waist and voluminous skirts, was ground-breaking after years of wartime austerity. And to underline its luxurious mood, from the house’s beginnings statement costume jewellery was part of Dior’s collections.

Background story

About the Vintage House

In the 40’s and 50’s, before Christian Dior’s death in 1957, the designer commissioned several French artisans, or “paruriers” to create the house’s fashion jewellery, which was characterised by its delicate floral motifs. Among them were Maison Gripoix, whose finely crafted, poured glass creations played a major role in establishing costume jewellery’s reputation. The house also worked with Grossé, a French costume jewellery maker, from the mid 50’s, while together with Swarovski Dior created the Aurora Borealis crystal for its designs, which had a uniquely iridescent look that reflected the colours of the clothes it accessorised

How we curate

Vintage houses

While creating sustainable jewellery for a greener future is vital to our vision, we’re also passionate about repurposing the exquisite pieces already available to us. That’s where The Vintage Collection comes in, combining a contemporary desire for rarity with the classic luxury of an age gone by


Every piece of jewellery in the vintage collection has a story to tell, passed down through generations before arriving on your doorstep – ready for a brand new chapter


Through a rigorous process of authentication carried out by our knowledgeable team and advisors, each piece is fully certified and approved by Auverture’s Stamp of Truth


Our in-house experts are dedicated to sourcing only the most exclusive vintage fine jewellery from across the globe, working with specialist partners to discover only the best


By repurposing pieces from the past and curating them for the contemporary world, we can minimise production and honour the power of vintage versatility

The story behind the brand

Christian Dior’s jewellery continued to thrive under each of the creative directors who have taken the house’s helm since Dior’s death. From the restrained glamour of Marc Bohan in the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s, to the maximalist mood of Gianfranco Ferré in the late 80’s to mid-90’s, to John Galliano’s often fantastical creations for the house, Christian Dior’s vintage jewellery captures the spirit of its fashion collections. Alongside its fashion jewellery, Dior introduced fine jewellery in 1999 under creative director of high jewellery Victoire de Castellane, who continues to create exuberant and insouciant fine jewellery collections for Dior today, with expressive and colourful designs her hallmark

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