donatella_versace.jpgThe house of Versace is gearing up to launch a new Atelier Versace jewellery collection. Donatella Versace is set to unveil the new line on Sunday during the label's couture show at the Ritz Paris. The collection consists of 16 pieces of hand-sculptured rings set with precious stones including diamonds, yellow diamonds, emeralds, sapphires, amethysts, aquamarines and citrine gemstones.

As a designer and a collector of fine jewellery, I have always wanted to offer the same quality of craftsmanship in jewellery as we offer with the Atelier Versace fashion collection," said Donatella. "Each individual ring from the collection is a work of art."

The return of Atelier Versace to the Paris runway on July 1st is one of the major highlights of Haute Couture Week which kicks off this Sunday. Showing at the Ritz Paris holds much sentimental meaning for Donatella Versace. It was the location of her brother Gianni Versace's last runway show in 1997 before he died. It was also the site of many Atelier Versace shows between 1990 and 2004 before the line was put on hold.

"It is with tremendous emotion that I return to the Ritz where I shared so many special moments with my brother," Donatella said back in April. "The closing of the Ritz Paris for two years represents the end of an era but also the beginning of a new one, so to be able to show Atelier Versace there one last time will be a memorable milestone."