Wednesday, 21 October 2020

When flowers become jewels

When flowers become jewels

The beauty of nature and flowers captured in the creation of exclusive jewels, including roses and poppies that become earrings and rings.

This is the challenge of some designers such as Christopher Thompson Royds who, with his jewelry halfway between sculpture and jewellery, aims to create a link between the permanence of jewels and the impermanence of nature. Royds exalts the beauty of a wild flower by creating precious accessories such as the Poppy Drop earrings that reproduce poppies as if pressed between the pages of a book. The thin stem is made of 18-karat yellow gold foil: “The poppy is a forgotten and an increasingly rare plant”.

And it is precisely the fleeting and beautiful nature that inspires many of the most loved and followed designers of the moment who reinterpret the natural element at its aesthetic peak to create unrivaled precious items. Just like Lord Jewelry coloring the most precious materials with his enamels: "When I work with enamel, I remember that life is full of color and joy", reveals Sinork Agdere, co-founder of the brand that captures joy and simplicity of a flower for broochesadorned with diamonds.

Then Luz Camino with the Carnation brooch, an example of the valiant combination of resins and gold, innovative and traditional materials, to outline the beauty of flowers by combining it with their ephemeral essence. And Michele della Valle who says that nature is his greatest source of inspiration because we spend our lives in it: his careful use of precious gems is wise, such as in the iconic brooch made of emeralds, diamonds and pink sapphires.

Last but not least, Nak Armstrong proposes an original pair of detachable earrings with stem and rose in bloom in 20-carat recycled rose gold and colored precious stones including emeralds, Peruvian blue opals, tourmalines, zircons, imperial topaz and Andalusite. “Each piece must be original in the way it is built and in the use of materials” he says.

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