While the world might feel as though it has stopped spinning, what with all the disruptions we face in daily life, nothing can stop the march of the seasons. Look around on your daily dose of exercise, or out of your window, and you’ll see blossoms peeking out to meet the arrival of spring.
Floral jewellery has long been a motif treasured by luxury jewellery houses, and never has there been a time where we need to see beauty in all things. In recent seasons, jewellers have not just celebrated the form of petals and buds, but also used gemstones and metal treatments such as ceramic or rhodium plating to bring the full glorious colours of spring to jewellery boxes.
So take a moment to stop and sniff the roses, even if just virtually, with our edit of 10 of the most bloomingly marvellous floral jewels out there.
Ana de Costa
From the Spiritual Henna collection, an 18ct yellow and rose gold ring set with a central cognac diamond, cognac diamond pavé on the petals and tsavorites on the split shank.
At the centre of these 18ct white gold earrings are a diamond and emerald cut into the shape of the lotus flower, surrounded by diamond and emerald pavé and larger diamond-shaped emerald and diamonds at the top.
Fleurs Éternenelles titanium ring with blooms made from real flower petals, using a technique that is unique to the luxury jeweller, and buds decorated with jonquil diamonds.
The 18ct rose gold Rouge Tentation is a transformable jewel – the outer diamond-set petals can be removed to reveal a smaller ring with just the spinel-set blooms and the larger central spinel.
The Fractal Rose 18ct white gold brooch has a 5.01ct cushion-cut diamond at its centre, surrounded by diamond-pavé petals dotted with pink diamonds in rose gold settings.
This flower motif cocktail ring from the Fleurs de L’Inde collection has bee crafted in 18ct yellow gold, with an intricately carved band and a bloom created using ruby cabochon petals and an oval diamond bud.
Ruchi New York
It took six months of research and development to create the ombre hue of the Aurora collection, achieved by plating 18ct gold with rhodium to achieve a spectrum of colours, and these floral earrings from the line have been set with diamonds.
This 18ct yellow and rose gold design is actually two rings, neatly slotted together. At the centre is the blue sapphire and green garnet Dragonfly Goddess ring, and supersizing it is the pink sapphire and diamond Flower Jacket ring.
The 18ct rose gold Firewheel Flower earrings, from the Artful Indulgence collection, have been decorated with rose-cut diamonds, rubellite and Akoya pearls.
Using the designer’s signature aluminium as its metal of choice, these bright pink flower earrings have been set with diamonds.
All prices were correct on the date of publishing, but may be subject to change