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Van Cleef & Arpels’ Frivole collection is reminiscent of a beautiful winter’s day

Perhaps this could be a version of the white Christmas you dreamt of.

Van Cleef & Arpels has made exquisite treasures out of rubies, sapphires and emeralds, but it often outdoes itself with the most precious gem of them all: diamonds.

The sparkling stones are at the centre of the French luxury brand’s new Diamond Breeze collection, which wraps up the year with nature-inspired jewellery masterpieces — including an array of floral Frivole designs that have been unveiled for this holiday season.

Stunning in their simplicity, the Frivole creations encompass bracelets, rings, earrings, necklaces, watches and more. Van Cleef & Arpels has conjured multiple ways for you to adorn yourself with its flowers of white and yellow gold, and each works their spell well.

There is the white gold Frivole Secrète watch, whose quartz movement is concealed within a bouquet of brilliant blooms. Opening it up reveals a diamond-paved dial for you to tell the time with, or simply admire. The watch comes with a wristband, but you can easily transform it into a pendant to create a statement necklace, or wear it as a clip.

Another option to adorn your wrist with is the Frivole bracelet in yellow gold. Here, the collection’s floral motif comes with cordate petals of mirror-polished metal or the same ones embellished with diamonds. It’s not as opulent as the secret watch, but the bracelet holds its own as an accessory that you can wear every day.

You’ll also find that it pairs nicely with the necklaces in the collection. There are the single pendant styles in yellow gold, one of which features pavé diamonds and seems to glow on its own. Then there are the necklaces, made of white or yellow gold, that lace together nine flowers like a dazzling daisy chain. You can opt for these for dressier occasions.

The yellow gold rings in the collection are just as pretty: the Frivole ring is simple with its single flower, but it boasts a sparkling diamond centre, while the Frivole Between the Finger ring steals the show with an array of them.

Aside from the obvious floral motif, what ties the Frivole designs together is their make. Van Cleef & Arpels, which prides itself on its artistry, has crafted each piece with quality and precision. Every petal has been polished to perfection at the hands of artisans, which is why you’ll find that they glow rather vividly.

The delicate openwork structure also allows more light to pass through each Frivole creation as if the brilliance of the carefully picked gems (Van Cleef & Arpels only uses diamonds that are graded D, E or F) wasn’t enough.

The Frivole collection is the perfect complement to Van Cleef & Arpels’ other winter jewels — the Rose de Noël and Hellébore collections. It also presents a beautiful way to have a white Christmas, especially if you can’t travel to snowy landscapes this holiday season.

Discover more on Van Cleef & Arpels’ website.

Header photo credit: Olivia Bee, courtesy of Van Cleef & Arpels

This article first appeared on Lifestyle Asia Singapore

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