New Hermès Collection Draws on Equestrian Roots

By Lauren Finney | September 21, 2016 | Watches & Jewelry

Hermès continues to draw on its equestrian heritage with the new Chevauchée collection.

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Looks from Hermès’s Fall/ Winter 2016 runway show.

Nearly 180 years ago, Hermès was founded to craft high-quality harnesses and bridles for European noblemen, and today the brand continues to honor its roots with equestrian-inspired collections, including its new Chevauchée jewelry line. Employing the engraving technique known as intaglio, the collection of 17 pieces— rings, bracelets, earrings, and necklaces—features carvings in red, green, yellow, and black precious stones by accessories master Pierre Hardy, the creative director of Hermès’s fine jewelry collections. Set against the brand’s signature silver, the carvings feature images such as horse heads and winged sandals (echoing Hermès’s first shoe design). Standout pieces include a horse-head onyx ring with a black rhodium-plated setting and diamonds, as well as a colorful buckle-link bracelet featuring all five of the collection’s recurring motifs—making it the perfect accessory to wear to the upcoming Hampton Classic. Americana Manhasset, 2060 Northern Blvd., 516-869-6660

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PHOTOGRAPHY BY BEV PETTIT/SNAPWIRE/GETTY IMAGES (HORSE); FRAZAO MEDIA/GETTY IMAGES (LANDSCAPE); COURTESY OF
HERMÈS (JEWELRY); COURTESY OF SUNO (RUNWAY)

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