Imbued with sometimes-contradictory beliefs, the opal is a mysterious stone that seemingly reflects the origin of the universe. An exquisite new high jewellery collection by Dior Joaillerie pays tribute to this mystical stone 

“The opal is a very poetic stone,” notes Victoire de Castellane, artistic director of Dior Joaillerie. “It’s like an invitation to enter a fairy tale, to experience magic. When I look at an opal, I feel like I’m seeing the Earth from afar, the oceans, the archipelagos, and the reflections of stars on ocean waves… I see it as nature’s gemstone par excellence, a stone that’s so intertwined with femininity, its connection becomes organic.”

Take a look at the gallery for yourself. All photography by Brigitte Niedermair.