Spring blooms anew

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 25 April, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 25 April, 2012, 12:00am


The beauty of flowers is captured for eternity in jewellery. Many pieces have floral designs in diamonds and coloured gemstones set in white or pink gold.

For Piaget, the rose is considered a talisman, a message of renewed love. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Piaget Rose and celebration pieces include the flower in 18ct pink gold set with brilliant-cut diamonds, or an outline of the flower set in white gold and lined with brilliant-cut diamonds.

A highlight of Piaget's Limelight Garden Party collection is an 18ct white gold necklace set with 122 brilliant-cut diamonds and 40 pear-shaped diamonds that are arranged like a flower in full bloom around the neck.

Roses are also a favourite at Dior, where the bagatelle ring is shaped like a rose and studded with diamonds and pink sapphires to dazzling effect.

Graff presents a stunning collection of necklaces and earrings emitting the colours of spring, particularly its yellow radiant and diamond necklace.

The Graff Round features pear-shaped emeralds and yellow radiant diamonds.

From the Graff Butterfly Collection come a pair of earrings where emeralds are cut like butterflies sitting on hoops of white diamonds set in platinum.

German jeweller Wellendorff presents a blooming spring piece with its signature silk rope necklace of strands of gold intricately woven together with a pink enamel piece that has finely engraved blossoms. There is also a matching spinning ring and earrings in 18ct gold.

A more modern take on flowers comes alive at Mikimoto. Akoya pearls are set in minimalist petals of 18ct white gold and decorated with diamonds in the form of earrings, pendants and rings. South Sea black pearls are also featured with 18ct white gold and diamonds.

Lazare Diamonds has a new jewellery line called Dynamic Collection. The Nouveau line has a series of omega-like shapes with Lazare ideal-cut diamonds, resulting in floral designs that look dainty as a bracelet or as earrings.

Jewellery isn't just for adorning the skin, but also hair.

Chaumet has created the Josephine headband with a dazzling large flower in white gold on the side set on a black headband.

Flowers attract bees, which is why the French jewellery house has its Bee My Love collection.

In a tribute to the insect, Chaumet has created 30 pieces featuring the bee in tiaras, necklaces, pendant earrings, rings and brooches. The Bee My Love necklace has diamonds, sapphires, tourmalines and tsavorite garnets, while the Bee My Love pendant features diamonds, pink sapphires and red spinels.