The V-Series line of high-performance vehicles turns 20 years old in 2024, and to celebrate, Cadillac has been periodically releasing special products and features to honor the milestone anniversary. The latest piece of memorabilia, an ornament shaped like the V-Series insignia, arrives just in time for the holidays.
Cadillac partnered with Crash Jewelry to build just 50 V-Series ornaments. The holiday decorations are made from upcycled Blackwing steel in Chartreuse Metallic. The ornament’s focus is the V-Series logo, which has a stylized “20” engraved on the back and is encased by a spiral exterior emblazoned with the Cadillac wordmark. It’s also engraved with a Crash Jewelry VIN to denote its position in the exclusive series.
Crash Jewelry is the brainchild of jewelry artist and metalsmith Christi Schimpke, who was inspired when she relocated her jewelry studio to her husband’s collision repair facility to make wearable art from discarded vehicle body panels.
According to a statement on Crash Jewelry’s website, Schimpke “upcycles the cast-off fenders, doors, and hoods into wearable art. Every item retains the original factory paint and provenance.” Crash Jewelry refers to itself as “the ultimate gift for car enthusiasts everywhere.”
Each Cadillac V-Series ornament features a removable red holiday bow, and is packaged in an exclusively numbered box. It also includes an artist bio and commemorative 20th anniversary cards. Each ornament costs $150 and can be found on the V-Series anniversary website.
Other 20th anniversary V-Series products include the Escalade-V, CT4-V Blackwing and CT5-V Blackwing, which feature a unique custom grille header and heritage color. Additionally, the Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing and Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing super sedans recently joined the lineup in Forza Horizon 5, while the V-Series.R race car joined the franchise as a drivable vehicle in the latest iteration of Forza Motorsport. Additionally, the Cadillac Lyriq-V is expected to join the lineup as a high-performance variant of the luxury marque’s inaugural EV, which would also coincide with the milestone anniversary.
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