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Van Cleef & Arpels’ ‘Frivole’ collection harnesses the allure of spring for our ‘Life’ issue

Van Cleef & Arpels' 'Frivole' collection is an ode to Mother Nature

From a speck-sized seed, waylaid by soil; watered and fed, and charmed by sunlight like a snake in a basket, the cycle of life is irrepressible under the guiding hand of Mother Nature. Sprouting new shoots, each blooming flower is a reminder of the perennial resilience of nature; of its ethereal beauty and cyclical nature.

Delicate and light, Van Cleef & Arpels' latest Frivole collection is a testament to the unique savoire-faire of nature. A collection enriched by five radiant new pieces – each a symbiosis of rose and white gold, punctuated with diamonds – each is a glistening talisman to reflect the countryside flora that has permeated the consciousness of the French luxury jewellery Maison since its inception over a century ago.

Asymmetrically designed, the collection's heart-shaped petals and mirror-polished gold are expertly crafted to maximise and intensify their reflective qualities – allowing the light to dance between the cut gems and the skin.

Intertwined in contemporary floral arrangements designed by Christelle Scifo of Fleurette, the collection's rings, timepieces, earrings and bracelets emerge from stalks and petals in a series of still life images photographed by Sam Armstrong for the pages of our March Life issue.

Van Cleef & Arpels' 'Frivole' collection ring and watches.

Left: VAN CLEEF & ARPELS ring. Right: VAN CLEEF & ARPELS watch.


Van Cleef & Arpels' 'Frivole' collection ring and earrings.

Left: VAN CLEEF & ARPELS earring. Right: VAN CLEEF & ARPELS earring.


Van Cleef & Arpels' 'Frivole' collection bracelet and earrings.

Left: VAN CLEEF & ARPELS bracelet. Right: VAN CLEEF & ARPELS earrings.


Van Cleef & Arpels' 'Frivole' collection necklace and ring.

Left: VAN CLEEF & ARPELS necklace. Right: VAN CLEEF & ARPELS ring.


To experience the Life issue in its entirety, the March edition of RUSSH will be available on newsstands from 29 February and through our shop online. Read more about the inspiration behind the issue in Jess Blanch's editor's letter. Wanting to purchase the Life issue in person? Find a stockist near you.

FASHION Hannah Cooper
SET DESIGN Fleurette

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Cover image credits: (Left) VAN CLEEF & ARPELS ring. (Right) VAN CLEEF & ARPELS ring.