DAUPHIN CUFF REVIEW
Dauphin’s cage-like cuff in black gold set with a myriad of sparkling diamonds is a show stopping, futuristic jewel: it fuses architecture, geometry and jewellery design, all at once. I was not unnoticed wearing it at the Connaught Bar in Mayfair! Looking at this diamond- encrusted bracelet makes me want to re-read The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand, a philosophical novel about an individualistic young architect.Design Value for money Showstopper Durability Craftsmanship Investment Packaging GEMOLOGUE SCORE
Dauphin is the up-and-coming contemporary jewellery label under the leadership of Charlotte Dauphin de la Rochefoucauld, a promising young jewellery designer with distinctively striking approach to design: I certainly will not forget this unusual bracelet!
This bracelet is a feminine piece, yet because of its strong geometrical shape, it has an added touch of power and independence. When I put it on, I was surprised by its light weight, and I love its ethereal structure. I feel like this bracelet should be worn on its own, no other jewels (excluding perhaps a discreet pair of diamond earrings) adorning your body. Looking back at the Oscars, this bracelet would have been the perfect complement to one of the gorgeous evening gowns!
Dauphin cuff is the epitome of the minimalist trend in jewellery: it is a statement piece, and yet its statement is both powerful and subtle. The structure of the bracelet is clean, yet dramatic: I love the way the bracelet’s spherical shape comes as a surprise when seen from the side, as it looks two-dimensional from the top. When I first took the bracelet out of the box, it looked like a small, exquisite sculpture, rather than a bracelet: this would certainly be a unique addition to any jewellery box!
The bracelet is crafted from blackened gold, beautifully set with countless diamonds: the craftsmanship of the bracelet is first-rate. Blackened gold the latest trend in fine jewellery rights now; even Buccellati – one of the most traditional and revered Italian jewellery houses – has picked up on the trend and just launched a collection crafted from blackened gold.
Because of the blackened gold, this bracelet could be either a day or an evening piece – dress is up with a stunning evening gown, or perhaps dress it down with a simple white t-shirts and a pair of skinny jeans.
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