Van Cleef & Arpels has unveiled its latest Winter Flowers creations consisting of two beautiful collections.
The first pays tribute to the Christmas Rose and its white and colourful corollas representing a symbol of hope, the Rose de Noël jewellery creations reinterpret the motif introduced by the Maison in the 1970s.
Originally in pink coral, yellow gold and diamonds these pieces from the seventies reflected the effervescence of the time, highlighting a multitude of materials and colours. Over the years the collection has been reinterpreted into many variations, combining the sparkle of diamonds with mother-of-pearl, coral and chalcedony, as well as chrysoprase.
This winter, the Rose de Noël pieces feature a motif in a new mini size in the form of two pendants and two pairs of earrings. Offered in white mother-of-pearl and lapis lazuli the delicate pendants feature yellow gold and diamonds. Matching earrings feature the same design with three diamonds at the centre.
The second collection the Hellébore jewellery collection once again drew inspiration from the Christmas rose, also known as Helleboris. These bold designed are statement pieces perfect for the festive season. A necklace, a clip, earrings and a ring, as well as a Between the Finger Ring feature sculpted flowers mounted on white gold with diamonds.
Mother-of-pearl, turquoise and Lapis Lazuli are featured in a graduation of wintery hues while diamonds represent snowflakes with this romantic design and make for a play on light. Adorned with one or more motifs, Hellébore pieces stand out for an airy, asymmetrical design that imparts an impression of motion. The lines of diamonds burst forth on the skin, displaying an aesthetic of ethereal lightness further heightened by the openwork petals embellishing each creation.
To celebrate these festive offerings Van Cleef & Arpels has embarked on a digital partnership with Alexandre Benjamin Navet, winner of the 2017 Grand Prix Design Parade Toulon Van Cleef & Arpels. The French artist portrays the world of flowers, with floral shapes and dazzling colours, bursting forth in a series of three animations.