Gucci moves its fine jewellery upmarket

These are flush times for Gucci, the 96-year-old house that in recent years has become fashion’s all-conquering luxury brand.

And amid booming sales, Alessandro Michele, Gucci’s creative director since 2015, has introduced the brand’s first high-end fine jewellery line, a series of extravagant styles that present the designer’s florid evocations of flea market finds as gem-encrusted treasures. Talking of the nostalgic inspiration behind many of his creations, Michele said, “I’ve dressed a number of women.....

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