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Updated: Thursday, 10 April 2014 17:40 | By Atika Lim, LifestyleAsia.com

In full bloom: Van Cleef & Arpels celebrates spring



In full bloom: Van Cleef & Arpels celebrates spring

Nature has always been a recurring theme for Van Cleef & Arpels, evident in its various collections, such as its signature Alhambra one. This year, the maison looked back on its heritage for inspiration, heralding the arrival of spring with new additions to its Cosmos collection.

Inspired by the Cosmos flower blossom that blooms each spring, the new collection features earrings, rings and necklaces, available either in the combinations of mother of pearl, rose gold and diamonds or onyx with white gold and diamonds.

Best seen under sunlight, the shimmer of the mother of pearl complements the softness of its pink gold surrounding it, while the use of onyx and white gold together is a balance of classic and new – a nod toVan Cleef & Arpels’ spirit of innovation.

In full bloom: Van Cleef & Arpels celebrates spring

The subtle gleam of these flower motifs  may be combined with otherVan Cleef & Arpels creations to form a “kosmos”, also known as a world of harmony in Greek.

For a long time, white gold and diamonds have adorned these ethereal floral motifs, but the use of mother of pearl and onyx - stringently chosen for their brilliant sheen – breathes new life into these classic creations that evoke a sense of feminine elegance. 

In full bloom: Van Cleef & Arpels celebrates spring

The shimmering overtones of the mother of pearl and rose gold  illuminate the Between the Finger ring with interesting plays on light.

If we had to pick a favourite piece, it would be the Between the Finger ring, a statement ring that features two Cosmos blossoms. Ideal for stacking with other rings or simply wearing it on its own, this ring is not only elegant but versatile as well.

The Cosmos collection is currently available in stores and prices start at US$56,000 for a ring to US$48,500 for a necklace.

MORE: Gallery: Van Cleef & Arpels’ Palais de la Chance cocktai

The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, #B2-210 2 Bayfront Avenue. +65 6688 7858. open Sunday to Thursday 10am-11p, Friday to Saturday 10am-12am,www.vancleefarpels.com  

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