Baccarat’s Latest Jewelry Is an Archival Revival

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    B Mania bagues cristal argent vermeil (left); B Mania bagues cristal (right) Photo © Parrault
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    B Mania bague pendentif cristal argent (left); B Mania sautoir charm argent (right) Photo © Parrault
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    B Mania manchette bague argent (left); B Mania compo argent (right) Photo © Parrault
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    B Mania bracelet charm argent Photo © Parrault
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  • Tanya Dukes

When creating its newest jewelry collections, Baccarat looked to an unprecedented source of inspiration: its tableware. For the B Mania and B Lovely lines, which arrive in stores this month, the famous crystal company took cues from Harcourt, its best-known glassware. That collection dates back 170 years and features a hexagonal base and flat-cut sides that create a floral motif. According to Dominique Delale, Baccarat’s vice president of jewelry and accessories, this is the first time a stemware collection has inspired a jewelry design. The B Mania design features crystal in dusky tones of black, purple, pink, or blue, mounted on a six-sided silver base. It also includes sharply faceted silver rings and cuffs. B Lovely’s Sixties-inspired floral motif features cabochon crystals mounted in silver or vermeil. One is strong and sleek, the other playful, but to Delale, both capture the “true heritage” of Harcourt. The pieces range from $145 for a single crystal charm to $2,250 for a sterling-silver sautoir with multiple charms. (800.215.1300,http://www.baccarat.com/)

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