Caught up in our phones and the virtual realities we inhabit, we often miss the gentle signs of seasons changing. Working in fashion, sometimes our only indication of summer drifting into fall is the staging of fashion weeks across the globe. As the northern hemisphere embrace spring, Van Cleef & Arpels draw our attention to the cycles of nature with four new additions to its Lucky Spring collection.
Dreamt up in 2021, the Lucky Spring collection marries two themes essential to the world of Van Cleef & Arpels: luck and nature. These themes are expressed in four new pieces, including two pendants, a Between the Finger ring and a bracelet, through delicate lily of the valley buds, ladybugs and plum blossom motifs. Elegant and poetic, these motifs spring to life and evoke the pure and poetic transformation of nature, as it evolves from bare and wintry to months followed by renewal and abundance.
Arriving in a palette of rose gold, white mother-of-pearl, onyx, and carnelian, the plum blossom is a symbol of resilience, as the flower uncommonly blooms in winter. Meanwhile, the ladybug, a symbol that has surfaced throughout Van Cleef & Arpels collections since 1930, appears meticulously crafted in the collection as an auspicious herald of spring. Displayed both static and flight-ready, the ladybug serves as a reminder of our own interconnected relationship with the earth around us.
It's is through painstaking attention to detail and the savoir-faire characteristic of Van Cleef & Arpels that these motifs are brought to life. Each delicate figure is realized through the traditional technique of lost-wax casting, while both sides are embellished to ensure the jewellery appears its best from all angles.
Enter every season armed with the optimism of spring and explore the entire Lucky Spring collection collection now, in store and online on the Van Cleef & Arpels' website.