To welcome springtime, Van Cleef & Arpels has introduced nine new bejewelled creations to its nature-inspired Frivole collection. Spanning rings, bracelets, pendants and earrings, the sparkling pieces are adorned with floral motifs mounted with diamonds, and come in options of white and yellow gold.
A highlight is an eye-catching yellow gold Between the Finger ring, which features two asymmetric corollas on either side of an open band. Each petal is bedecked with glittering diamonds for added luxury. Other noteworthy designs include small model earrings and a large model pendant — both of which are fashioned in yellow gold — and stud earrings crafted in choices of yellow or white gold and festooned with diamonds.
While the Between the Finger ring gets our vote for its lovely shape and unabashed opulence, we’re also drawn to the collection’s new bracelets, which comprise dainty yellow or white gold chains embellished with a single flower in bloom. The floral motif is topped off with a diamond at its core.
What’s remarkable about Van Cleef & Arpels’ Frivole line is its attention to detail. The jewels have all undergone mirror polishing, a special technique to emphasise the shine of their gold, creating a reflective effect. This technique has been used by the brand since the 1920s, and ensures that every piece stands out, no matter how delicate its design.
Van Cleef & Arpels has also crafted each jewel with an openwork structure, where spaces are deliberately pierced into the gold to allow for light to pass through the diamonds. All the diamonds used in the Frivole line are graded D, E or F for colour and VVS for clarity, so you can expect maximum sparkle.