Nothing signifies the start of spring better than florals, which is what Van Cleef & Arpels is tapping into for its Frivole 2020 collection.

While florals for spring may not be as groundbreaking as you think, it’s still something to appreciate, especially if you have as much savoir-faire as Van Cleef & Arpels. For its Frivole collection this season, the high jewellery brand is unfurling eight new creations featuring the Frivole motif in finishes of polished yellow gold. white gold, and rose gold with pink sapphire.

One of the new aesthetics that the Frivole collection is debuting is a polished yellow gold bangle with shimmering motifs: a seven-flower bracelet and a delicate secret watch with diamond-paved dials. These pieces are intricate and delicate, like the new fragile blooms of spring.

But if diamond-paved creations still catch your breath, then we’re sure the five-flower bracelet in white gold and diamonds will delight you — a perfect accompaniment to the collection’s nine-flower necklace. Part of this white gold series is also the Between the Finger Ring, a pretty piece that is subtle yet unique.

Allow us to also direct your attention to perhaps one of the most innovative pieces in the Frivole collection: two transformable pieces in white gold paved with diamonds: a clip pendant and a secret watch. The clip pendant is versatile — it can be worn on a white gold chain as a necklace, worn as a brooch, or even as a hair clip. Meanwhile, the secret watch is another darling creation — a bracelet watch with a cleverly-disguised diamond-paved dial. It can be transformed into a pendant and worn on a chain or mounted on a jewellery structure and worn as a brooch.

Finally, for the first time, the Frivole collection will be debuting pieces crafted from rose gold and pink sapphire. This delicate combination takes the form of a pair of earrings and a pendant, making for an exquisitely feminine accessory.

Carrying on the theme of florals in spring is Van Cleef & Arpels’ collaboration with Alexandre Benjamin Navet. winner of the Grand Prix Design Parade Toulon Van Cleef & Arpels in 2017. The French artist will be bringing his genius to the window displays of the brand’s boutiques, reinterpreting the Maison’s theme of flowers.

(All images: Van Cleef & Arpels)

PohNee Chin
Editor, Kuala Lumpur
Poh Nee is the editor and writes about travel and drinks. When she's not living out her holiday dreams via Google Earth and sipping on an Old Fashioned down at the local bars, you can find her snug at home bingeing on Netflix and mystery fiction.