Given its powerful unrestrained ability, in fashion it respects no seasonality. In jewelry, rubies are worn in every season, while perhaps coral a little less. In reality, coral jewels are customarily worn in summer because of their good amount of exoticism and hedonism. Coral brings to mind evocative far-o places, white beaches and crystal-clear waters. However, there is a but. Today, coral is breaking down old conventions and carrying out a minor style revolution. And that is because it hides an ability to undermine and upturn classic style rituals imposed by traditional ornamental rules. It is managing to break down the borders of déjà vu, in a totally unconventional and even revolutionary way, thanks to contemporary jewelry designs. Moving full-speed ahead in a timeless dimension, free of seasonality. A star (also) in winter.
Cover Photo: Model LaFerre wearing coral beads gathered with gold and emerald cabochons, 1960- Courtesy of David Webb
Words Maristella Campi