Every year Van Cleef & Arpels celebrates the arrival of spring with jewellery pieces that reflect the warmth of these months.
For 2021 the jewellery Maison presents Lucky Spring; a colour collection that pays tribute to the season of rebirth.
Luck is a symbol that has been a close part of the house for many years and the Lucky Spring creations are brought to life with motifs of ladybugs, plum blossoms, as well as lily of the valley leaves and bells which complement one another and express the positive vision of life which the brand celebrates.
A long necklace, three bracelets, a clip and a pair of earrings portray joyful ladybugs, along with flower and leaf motifs. Blending rose gold, mother-of-pearl, carnelian and onyx in delicate harmony, the collection adds a new and vibrant touch to Van Cleef & Arpels’ enchanting garden.
Like an invitation to celebrate nature’s rebirth, ladybugs, leaves and flowers joyfully feature on the long necklace and the five-motif bracelet. A sign of attention to detail, fine golden pistils glimmer in the heart of the plum blossoms, while the mother-of-pearl corolla harmonises with the nacreous sheen of the lilies of the valley. The pieces are interspersed with tasselled leaves in textured rose gold, delicately reflecting every movement.
Two bracelets honour the ladybug, known for heralding the resurgence of flora. This much-loved creature is represented either at rest with its wings folded, or with wings fully spread, as if ready to take flight. The bracelets are set with carnelian for a dazzling red hue that contrasts with the deep black of the onyx portraying the head. The ornamental stone motifs are fitted within a beaded rose gold contour. This fringe is further echoed in the polished gold pins adorning the wings to represent ladybugs’ distinctive spots. The ladybug in-flight features a slightly vaulted body made of mirror-polished rose gold for intense radiance.
Designed as a springtime tableau, the Lucky Spring clip brings together the different motifs in a high-relief ensemble. The interplay of perspectives highlights the bright, vibrant colour of the carnelian, setting off the iridescence of the mother-of-pearl that adorns the floral motifs. Earrings in the shape of plum blossoms round out the collection, gracefully indulging a desire for matching parures.
Van Cleef & Arpels selected and matched the materials with the utmost care, to compose a poetic rendering of nature’s hues while imbuing the creations with a particular vivacity. The Maison’s stone experts single out carnelian featuring a vibrant, uniform and slightly translucent red-orange hue, while the onyx is selected for its deep black tone and its intense gleam. White mother-of-pearl is chosen for its harmonious iridescent nuances.
The gentle tinge of the rose gold captures light in dazzling reflections thanks to the harmony between the golden beads and the polished or textured surfaces.
The Lucky Spring collection is available at Van Cleef & Arpels boutiques.