Maximum Splendor

The Gucci Hortus Delicarum High Jewelry Collection is an exercise in modern decadence.
Words by Jorge Arauz | August 29, 2021 | Luxury

Designed by Creative Director Alessandro Michele, the jaw-dropping assemblage which is Latin for “Garden of Lights,” is divided into four motifs and comprised of 130 pieces, inspired by the majestic beauty of the natural world, such as star-crossed skyscapes, and breathtaking sunsets. Every gem is set in an inimitable way, to express what Michele defines as “discordant symmetry” — that light flaw that personifies imperfection’s spiritual side. Pieces see a modern take on the classic 1920s fringe, with tasseled necklaces and chandelier earrings dressed in precious gemstones, including everything from vivid topazes and emeralds to more neutral diamonds and opals, as well as singular solitaires, rings, bracelets and a series of bejeweled watches. These successories are largely one-of-a-kind, so don’t delay in adding them to your collection;