Heaven sent: introducing Sophie Bille Brahe’s celestial new jewellery
Celestine is one of the jeweller’s largest diamond collections yet
Sophie Bille Brahe has launched an exclusive diamond collection for Dover Street Market. It is one of the largest diamond collections yet from the Copenhagen-based jeweller, who has created three rings and five pairs of earrings in 18-karat gold for Celestine.
Her heavenly inspirations stem from an image she had in her room as a child which captured the mystical nature of the night sky. With this new collection, she translates this magical feeling into swirling silhouettes, casting hypnotising and dynamic loops in diamond-speckled gold. ‘I called the collection Celestine because I wanted to create a collection that made one think of heaven, the firmament and love,’ says Sophie. ‘I wanted to create some jewellery that captured the magical feeling I get when I look at a night sky. Something magnificent, magical and loving.’
It is a collection she has mulled over for a while – although she frequently works with pearls, diamonds have always held an enduring attraction. ‘Pearls are alive, they must be cared for and worn so they do not lose their luster,’ she explains. ‘When we work with pearls each pearl is carefully selected because no two pearls are alike - it’s a completely different process. I think some designs are better for pearls but I love working with both. Pearls are for me the moon and diamonds are the stars. Diamonds are strong and can handle almost anything – and they can last forever, so when I work with diamonds I pay close attention to putting them in jewellery that is worthy of them.’
Both the unprecedented time we are living in and the recent birth of her daughter encouraged Sophie to focus on what she would most like to do. ‘Each piece of jewelry in this collection is special and unique. There is nothing superfluous in this collection for me. Besides, I have long wanted to make something special for Dover Street Market – it is a store that has always supported me from the first piece of jewelry I made – so I am happy that they have the collection.’ §