In Full Bloom – Five floral jewellery collections for spring.

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

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.

LV Collage
From top: Louis Vuitton Colour Blossom bracelets in yellow gold with lapis lazuli, turquoise, and malachite, and in rose gold with pink mother-of-pearl.

 

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.

Van Cleef collage
Clockwise from top left: Van Cleef & Arpels Frivole pendant in yellow gold with diamonds, between-the-finger ring in white gold with diamonds, ring in yellow gold with diamonds, and earrings in white gold with diamonds.

Buccellati

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, have a particularly life-like appeal, cleverly using texture on the petals as part of the design.

Buccellati Collage
Clockwise from top left: Buccellati Blossoms Gardenia bracelet in silver with brown diamonds, Daisy bracelet in silver and vermeil, Daisy sautoir in silver with brown diamonds, and Gardenia pendant earrings in silver with brown diamonds.

Alice Cicolini

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.

Alice Cicolini collage
Opening image: Alice Cicolini Summer Snow hair jewel in 18-carat gold vermeil-plated silver with hand-carved amethyst, rose quartz and rock crystal, set with morganite, tourmaline, topaz, sapphire, lemon quartz, and calcedony; Above from left: Alice Cicolini Summer Snow ring in nine-carat yellow gold with hand-carved amethyst and rose quartz, set with a white diamond, Alice Cicolini Summer Snow bracelet in nine-carat yellow gold with hand-carved amethyst, rock crystal and rose quartz, set with tourmaline, sapphire, topaz and diamonds.

Jane Taylor

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.

Jane Taylor Collage
Clockwise from top left: Jane Taylor Rosebud Garden Party ring in 14-carat white gold set with diamond baguettes and Rose de France amethyst, bar ring in 14-carat yellow gold set with baguette-cut mandarin garnets, square Flower Box ring in 14-carat ruthenium-plated white gold with diamond-studded rosebuds and a diamond pave frame, and ring in 14-carat yellow gold with a green tourmaline.

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