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Saturday, May 11, 2013

Montblanc Princess Grace of Monaco Collection

Petales Entrelaces Tourbillon Ring

Montblanc has released new pieces to its Princess Grace of Monaco Collection by Susie Otero, managing director of jewelry for the luxury brand. First introduced in 2011 as an homage to the actress and princess of Monaco, Grace Kelly, the collection is based on two motifs with the same inspiration: A pink rose that was created and named Grace de Monaco to commemorate her 1956 wedding to Prince Rainier III of Monaco.

Petales Entrelaces Ring

The new designs serve as a complement to ones already created. The collection continues to be based on delicate curved petal shapes intertwined by using various jewelry-making techniques with subtle touches of diamond pavé. The polished gold surfaces, curved lines and diamond sparkle create movement when the jewelry meets with light. 
 
Petales de Rose Earrings

The bolder more contemporary of the two motifs is the Pétales Entrelacés (petals intertwined). As the name suggests the line features interlocking petal-shaped 18k pink gold pieces often sprinkled with diamond pavé. The new pieces—which include three rings, a bracelet and a necklace—are based on two themes: 

Petales de Rose Ring

* Petits Pétales (small petals), which as the name suggests are miniature petals in pink gold that interlock to form a floral chain; and

Petales Entrelaces Tourbillon Necklace

* Tourbillon (whirlpool), in which these same interlocking pieces are joined together in a way that forms whirlwind of rose petals in plain or diamond pavé pink gold, often mixed together.

Petales Entrelaces Petits Pétales Bracelet

Meanwhile, the Pétales de Rose motif takes a more subtle approach with the use of white gold and openwork diamond-pavé rose petals to form sinuous, graceful shapes. New pieces in this group include necklace, earrings, bracelet and two rings. 

Petales de Rose Bracelet
 
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