Van Cleef & Arpels’ new Frivole jewels blossom for spring

Say it with flowers this Mother’s Working day — precisely, a gilded bouquet that will blossom on her finger all yr prolonged. Its eight staggered stems (five with ruby facilities a few with emerald) bloom from petals of yellow and rose gold that have been very carefully polished to a mirrored end, all the improved to replicate her internal light-weight.

The ring is component of Van Cleef & Arpels’ newest Frivole assortment of 7 sensitive jewels, such as bracelets, pendants and earrings. They unfurl with vivid rubies and, for the to start with time, glowing emeralds, organized in miniature motifs established with shimmering gold.

Gemologists for the dwelling scrutinized the valuable stones under
purely natural light to far better discern their truest hues. The reds of the rubies span from orange to pink, while the emeralds embody an rigorous, deep inexperienced, as though they have been plucked from a verdant forest.

This backyard garden topic has (ahem) deep roots for the storied jewelry maison. The brand’s very first floral development debuted in 1907 as a sunny daisy clip. And it’s continued to cultivate petaled parts throughout its 116-12 months heritage. Having form as peonies, cosmos, cherry blossoms, buttercups and lotuses — crafted individually or as part of a gathered spray — the baubles are meant to evoke the motion and wildness of spring growth. 

“Van Cleef & Arpels has been inspired by the grace of bouquets because its extremely commencing,” says Nicolas Bos, the brand’s president and CEO, who notes that the eternal blooms make perennial gifting favorites. “Frivole novelties replicate the maison’s fascination [with] a nature in motion, total of vitality.”

Frivole 18-k yellow- and rose-gold ring with emeralds and rubies, $11,800 at Van Cleef & Arpels and London Jewelers
Photograph by Jeffrey Westbrook Prop Stylist: Miako Katoh.

In fact, the French residence has been dreaming up bouquet-themed novelties considering the fact that its earliest days, sprinkling floral arrangements with coloured gemstones and diamonds usually nestled between glimmering leaves, which have been concluded with mirror sharpening.

That classic metalworking system has been practiced for more than a century by Van Cleef & Arpels craftsmen. Their ability is obvious though gazing at the Frivole ring’s yellow- and rose-gold petals, each polished by hand to a glowing sheen meant to evoke sunbeams dancing by means of a backyard garden. 

Darling buds, in fact.

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