The Calla’s first official design is still stored in the company’s archives for 1999, though research and studies for this design had already started the previous year. The first version of the necklace, followed immediately by the pendant, was made with rose gold, a warm tonality which is very beloved by the brand because it blends perfectly with all skin tones.
Later, a tradition of regular re-visiting began, leading to the creation, over the last 20 years, of 54 variants of the necklace and 98 versions of the pendant.
Chalcedony, chrysoprase, turquoise, rose opal, and coral are only some of the stones used by Vhernier to make the Calla necklace, although the most beloved is the version in gold and ebony: light, captivating, contemporary, and modern. A non-conformist choice by Vhernier, who, with its use of ebony, introduced the idea of using unusual materials. Through its highly sophisticated levels of crafting and processing, Vhernier demonstrated these new materials’ absolute beauty and made them precious. A unique breakthrough that has traced an important new path in the world of jewellery. Since then, it has become one of the distinctive features of the brand to walk along new paths and play with unusual materials – as long as they are natural and exceptionally beautiful – mixing them with ultra-precious elements.