Say it with flowers this Mother’s Day — particularly, a gilded bouquet that can blossom on her finger all 12 months lengthy. Its eight staggered stems (5 with ruby facilities; three with emerald) bloom from petals of yellow and rose gold which were fastidiously polished to a mirrored end, all the higher to replicate her interior gentle.
The ring is a part of Van Cleef & Arpels’ newest Frivole assortment of seven delicate jewels, together with bracelets, pendants and earrings. They unfurl with vivid rubies and, for the primary time, glowing emeralds, organized in miniature motifs set with shimmering gold.
Gemologists for the home scrutinized the dear stones underneath
pure gentle to higher discern their truest hues. The reds of the rubies span from orange to pink, whereas the emeralds embody an intense, deep inexperienced, as if they have been plucked from a verdant forest.
This backyard theme has (ahem) deep roots for the storied jewellery maison. The model’s first floral creation debuted in 1907 as a sunny daisy clip. And it’s continued to domesticate petaled items all through its 116-year historical past. Taking form as peonies, cosmos, cherry blossoms, buttercups and lotuses — crafted individually or as a part of a gathered spray — the baubles are supposed to evoke the movement and wildness of spring development.
“Van Cleef & Arpels has been inspired by the grace of flowers since its very beginning,” says Nicolas Bos, the model’s president and CEO, who notes that the everlasting blooms make perennial gifting favorites. “Frivole novelties reflect the maison’s fascination [with] a nature in movement, full of vitality.”
Frivole 18-k yellow- and rose-gold ring with emeralds and rubies, $11,800 at Van Cleef & Arpels and London JewelersPhotograph by Jeffrey Westbrook; Prop Stylist: Miako Katoh.
Indeed, the French home has been dreaming up bouquet-themed novelties since its earliest days, sprinkling floral preparations with coloured gems and diamonds usually nestled amongst glimmering leaves, which have been completed with mirror sprucing.
That conventional metalworking method has been practiced for greater than a century by Van Cleef & Arpels craftsmen. Their talent is obvious whereas gazing on the Frivole ring’s yellow- and rose-gold petals, every polished by hand to a glowing sheen meant to evoke sunbeams dancing by way of a backyard.
Darling buds, certainly.