See the making of the Van Cleef & Arpels Frivole collection in pictures

Spring is coming

Text: Angelyn Kwek

The floral world of Van Cleef & Arpels will soon see nine new additions to its collection for spring. And if you’ve ever wondered how these delicate blooms are crafted, then click through the step-by-step in the gallery above

Florals for spring may not be groundbreaking according to a certain autocratic character wearing Prada, but the realm of haute joaillerie begs to differ. Celebrating the coming season with a profusion of graphic flowers, Van Cleef & Arpels is debuting nine fresh creations to its iconic Frivole collection, featuring shimmering corollas made in miniature with generous blooms.

Composed of polished and pavé petals, these new pieces take inspiration from the collection's 8-flower ring, trimming the original lush silhouette into a smaller version sporting a three-petal arrangement. Cut in the same heart-shaped petals that's uniquely Frivole, the petite bouquets requires no less attention to detail from the maison's craftsmen, with each bloom handmade to perfection from the settings of the diamonds to the carefully wrought ear clip system for the earrings. Boasting an architectural volume that plays with the light thanks to its shimmering golden finish, the new pieces also see the maison adding a transformative element to the collection, introducing a clip-pendant hybrid for creative versatility.

Meant to adorn the neck and ears like an airy blossom brilliantly reflecting the light, this is exactly how you wear spring on your person — an accentuation of femininity that will never passé.

The new Van Cleef & Arpels Frivole additions will launch on 21 March.


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