Louis Vuitton is on a jewelry kick this summer. Just after the French luxury house debuted a specialized diamond cut in the shape of its iconic monogram star, it unveils bold new designs in the Empreinte fine-jewelry collection. The Empreinte collection debuted in 2004 and quickly became a hit for the house. Now, Francesca Amfitheatrof, Artistic Director of Jewelry and Watches for Louis Vuitton, turns her bold, yet elegant eye to the designs, creating a collection that is pure heaven for the houses’s devoted fans. Amfitheatrof places the iconic monogram flower and LV initials front and center of each piece.
Another design motif evokes the house’s trunkmaking heritage. Amfitheatrof evokes trunk studs throughout the collection by etching their shape into the polished gold. The inverted studs are an elegant touch.
The collection includes several types of earrings, pendants, rings, and bracelets. The Empreinte sautoir is a standout piece. It features the open-worked monogram set along gold chains. It can be worn as a long necklace, wrapped to make a shorter necklace, or even as a bracelet. The ear cuffs are the most playful pieces in the collection. They come in pink gold with the LV monogram and diamonds. The famous flower even makes an appearance in hoop earrings. From the front, they look like classic hoops, but from the side, you see the open-worked flower wrapping around the earlobe. The bracelet elevates the trunk stud idea by featuring two interconnecting bangles: one with the inverted studs, the other with diamonds.
It’s no surprise that with the travel inspiration, the pieces are designed to mix and match, giving you the perfect travel jewelry wardrobe. A simple pendant necklace worn with the sautoir wrapped as a bracelet accessorizes jeans and t-shirt for daytime activities. At night, wear the sautoir as a long necklace and add hoop earrings for a statement look.