Spring is here… Supposedly. There are no signs of it here in Stockholm. In fact, it snowed yesterday. Well, if nature’s not giving me any flowers, I’m going to find my own, and the ones I like will never wither in winter. Here are five floral jewellery pieces that I’ll take over a bouquet any day.
Louis Vuitton’s new Blossom BB jewellery collection pays homage to the house’s emblematic monogram flower. It blooms, in a rainbow-like palette of various coloured gems, on bracelets, necklaces, rings, and earrings.
Van Cleef & Arpels
The French jeweller’s Frivole collection has been around for a long time. Its comeback this spring is apt, as the collection’s main motif is a three-petaled flower. Always finished with a high shine mirror polish, the pieces are sure to catch glints of spring’s sunshine.
With the Italian house’s latest triumph as the newest addition to Net-a-Porter’s selection of fine jewellery brands, its creations look set to fly off the shelves. Buccellati prides itself on its fine craftsmanship. Its Blossoms collection, featuring flowers in silver, has a particularly life-like appeal, cleverly using texture on the petals as part of the design.
Carved disks of coloured stones have been a part of Cicolini’s collections for years and in the Summer Snow collection, dreamy pastel gems are chosen to evoke the brighter days and warmer season, then carved and put together to create flower-like shapes. Summer Snow is a tribute to the ethereal spectacle that occurs in Moscow during the height of every summer when the city’s 350,000 poplar trees shed their pollen simultaneously, creating an illusion of snow flurries in warm weather.
As it is, summer is perpetual in Taylor’s creations; the American designer is renowned for her bold use of colours and never seems to create without using at least three coloured gems (or 10). This spring, Taylor’s Rosebud collection almost evokes a garden party, with rose motifs added to the colourful mix.