Jewellery

Balenciaga collaborates with Jacob & Co. on high jewellery

Rapper Cardi B showed off new diamond high jewellery collection by Balenciaga at the fashion label's recent Los Angeles catwalk show. The collection is a collaboration with New York jeweller Jacob & Co.

By Kim Parker

Balenciaga’s recent Fall 2024 catwalk show saw the fashion house shut down an entire street in Los Angeles’ Hancock Park district, Kim Kardashian turn up toting an Erewhon shopping bag, and rapper Cardi B make her runway debut dressed in an oversized cerulean faux fur coat. It was also the first chance for the label to reveal a brand new high jewellery collection, created in collaboration with New York jeweller Jacob & Co. The jeweller is a favourite of artists such as Rihanna and Pharrell Williams, who adore its unconventional and decidedly un-stuffy approach to precious high jewellery.

Jacob & Co collaborates with Balenciaga for high jewellery worn by Cardi B
Marking her first appearance on a fashion runway, rapper Cardi B wore pieces from the new Balenciaga high jewellery collection, a collaboration between the Parisian fashion house and Swiss jeweller, Jacob & Co.

The show – the first major event for the Parisian design label since its controversial holiday campaign last year – featured a handful of exclusive diamond-studded jewels which were designed by Demna Gvasalia alongside Jacob & Co and modelled by Cardi B as she stalked the palm tree-lined street.

Balenciaga x Jacob & Co high jewellery
The Balenciaga logo appeared throughout the new diamond high jewellery collection, either as a handwritten script or as a pair of chunky initials.

Featuring big Cuban-link chains, two-finger rings and nameplate necklaces all crafted in 18k white gold and diamonds, the collection married a Hip Hop-inflected vibe with the Swiss maker’s high jewellery expertise. Balenciaga’s logo loomed large on rings and pendants as a handwritten in 18k gold, or as chunky back-to-back B initials as clasps on a bracelet and necklace.

Balenciaga x Jacob & Co diamond ring
Cardi B wore this diamond and white gold Balenciaga ring at the label’s fashion show in Los Angeles, along with a chunky Cuban link chain necklace

All of the jewels will have the Balenciaga and Jacob & Co names engraved on them, and will be available on request via Balenciaga’s Couture website.

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