JEWELS OF THE WILD
The newest fine jewelry and watches borrow themes from Mother Nature
Nature is a constant inspiration that defies time in fine jewelry and watch design.
As in the past, the recent film awards season illustrates this beautifully, with flora and fauna themes once again emerging as celebrity favorites on the red carpet. Among the most spectacular are Lady Gaga’s floral necklace by Tiffany & Co. and the lavish Serpenti serpent necklace by Bvlgari worn by Selena Gomez to the Screen Actors Guild Awards.
Men are into bold animal-themed jewelry as a finishing touch as well (and we want more of this, please). At the British Academy Film Awards, Kodi Smit-McPhee wore a Panthère diamond pin by Cartier on the lapel of his blue suit while Max Harwood accessorized his teal three-piece suit with a bird-shaped diamond pin.
This season, wild animals, plants and flowers come to vibrant life in the fantastical collections at our fine jewelry and timepiece boutiques, destined to be collectibles and heirlooms one day:
Selena Gomez in BVLGARI
THE SPRING JEWELRY EDIT
The Premier Sunflower Automatic 36mm watch is a limited-edition addition to the Premiere collection, with only 30 made. The dial features brilliant-cut diamonds, brilliant-cut blue sapphires, blue beaded mother-of-pearl cabochons and 18k white gold, while the case is encircled by brilliant-cut diamonds in 18k white gold. The blue pearl alligator leather strap is decorated with brilliant-cut diamonds.
Featuring Cartier’s beloved feline, the Panthère necklace combines white gold with emeralds, onyx spots and nose, and brilliant-cut diamonds.
The Panthère de Cartier bracelet is a statement of opulence, with emerald eyes, onyx spots and noses, and diamonds set in white gold.
With black opals, diamonds, tourmalines, and blue sapphires set in 18k white gold, the necklace from Red Carpet Collection, evokes a bib of pretty flowers.
CHANEL FINE JEWELRY
Chanel’s signature flower, the camellia, blooms in the Diamant evanescent earrings in 18k white gold and diamonds.
Resembling flowers with star-like petals such as the Siberian Squill, the pendant of Divas’ Dream necklace in pink gold is set with colored gemstones and brilliant-cut and pavé diamonds, while the matching ring in pink gold is set with colored gemstones and brilliant-cut and pavé diamonds.
VAN CLEEF & ARPELS
Part of the delightful Arche de Noé (Noah’s Ark) collection, a pair of charming Cacatoès clips is designed with rose and white gold, pink sapphires, spessartine garnets, black spinels, onyx, and diamonds.
The plum enamel dial of the Rendez-Vous Ivy Tourbillon is encircled by diamonds and adorned with ivy branches and leaves, with the numbers 3, 9 and 12 emerging from stems. The leaves are detailed with a guilloché pattern to create the look of leaf veins.
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