Whilst leaving the house and being outside are a little out of the question at the moment, Van Cleef & Arpels are giving us a precious way to still enjoy the beauty of spring. Enter into the garden of the French jewellery brand’s latest Frivole collection.
There are eight new pieces in total, including a bracelet and two secret watches, all featuring the collection’s signature floral motif. The new Frivole 7-flower bracelet, for example, showcases the motif in different sizes, creating a beautiful yellow gold bouquet. Take a closer look at the bangle and you’ll find a handful of diamonds at the heart of each bloom.
There are even more luminous flowers to be found in the yellow gold Frivole Secrète watch, the first of its kind in the French jewellery brand’s collection. The watch, which is made with a quartz movement, is hidden amongst a spiral of golden blooms — hence, “secret watch”. Its dial isn’t marked with hours, but instead opulently embellished with glittering diamonds.
If the yellow gold version is too extravagant for your taste, there is also a white gold Frivole Secrète watch to consider. It, too, has a dial that is covered in sparkling diamonds, but it comes with a discreet navy band. In fact, the bracelet-watch is all about subtlety: its dial can be concealed with the pivoting petals surrounding it. And if you’d rather do without the band altogether, you can transform the watch into a clip or a necklace pendant.
The other white gold Frivole offerings are just as stunning. There’s a statement clip pendant, which as its name suggests can be worn as a brooch, necklace or even a hair clip; a 5-flower bracelet that is simple enough to be worn every day; and the elegant Between the Finger Ring, an alternative to the yellow gold one unveiled last year.
Updated every spring, the Frivole collection is one of Van Cleef & Arpels’s most loved. It’s easy to see why what with its captivating nature-inspired jewels that are perfect to mark the season with. It also boasts unparalleled craftsmanship: each petal is painstakingly mirror-polished at the hands of artisans for an even more vivid shine. The French jeweller also creates its Frivole designs with a delicate openwork structure, allowing light to pass through each carefully picked diamond.
Discover the Van Cleef & Arpels Frivole collection at vancleefarpels.com.
This article first appeared on Lifestyle Asia Singapore.