June 17, 2010

Louis V Takes A Trip

I can't decide whether I love this Louis Vuitton necklace, or hate it. It's doing something to me though...

Designed by Lorenz Bäumer (who's also designed for Chanel and Baccarat) it's one of six one-off necklaces which form the centrepieces of a collection of parures called L’Âme du Voyage aka The Soul of the Journey (or somesuch).

Inspired by LV's travel heritage these lace-like trinkets are packed with diamonds, rubies, pink sapphires and garnets to name a few. Like it or not (and the craftsmanship is undeniable) at around $2.5 million US this necklace this is one luxury round-the-world trip.

3 Days Later...

In the wake of the comment and link below it's worth noting that in Nov 2008 LV patented 2 diamond cuts – the rounded fleur quatrefoil and the pointed fleur – both of which can be seen in this collection.


  1. It's an amazing necklace!
    You’ve probably seen this one already but just in case you haven’t: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7k0o3F-rpo

  2. I dig it. Not sure how well it would sit on a real person, but just to look at...

  3. Thanks for the link! Seeing the work in 3D definitely makes one appreciate the technical brilliance. I've updated the post to include details of the patented LV diamond cuts.

  4. I love it! It reminds me of Rangoli when they make patterns out of coloured rice in India...

    Aaah, India...!