Each year, Van Cleef & Arpels celebrates the magical spectacle of nature donning her winter cloak with Diamond Breeze. To mark this enchanting period, the Maison is revealing new diamond-set creations as part of the Lotus collection. A Between the Finger ring, a pendant and a pair of earrings compose a radiant ensemble, encapsulating a reinterpretation of this floral symbol of purity in bouquets of three or four.
Inspired by flowery creations designed in the late 1920s and reinterpreted at the dawn of the 21st century, the Lotus collection is taking on an original multi-floral aesthetic. Imagined in new dimensions, the lotus flower illuminates the hand, chest and face with its graceful purity, reminiscent of snow-covered nature.
Motifs of varying sizes dialogue upon the Between the Finger ring, adorned with a floral quartet. Delicately sloping upward, each petal depicts the infinitesimal motion of a flower in the breeze. Subtly positioned at different heights, the corollas seem to quiver, sublimating the silhouette with their dazzling grace.
Made up of three asymmetrical flowers, emblematic of the Van Cleef & Arpels style, the pendant shines upon the neckline. The openwork technique, which consists of creating gaps in the golden structure to allow light to pass through the diamonds, further amplifies their brilliance.
The aesthetic also gives rise to a pair of earrings, representing three flowers, two of which are in contact with the skin. The third corolla is suspended, crowning this poetic interpretation of a flower made precious by the expert hands of the Maison’s craftsmen. Combining their art with that of jewelers and polishers, gem setters call on several setting techniques – bead and prong setting – for a bright composition.
Sacred in Asia, the lotus flower is a symbol of beauty, purity and completion. First appearing in the 1920s on Van Cleef & Arpels creations of Egyptian style, it epitomizes the Maison’s harmonious universe. In 2001, it bloomed on a first Between the Finger ring, which was to become a signature piece within the Lotus collection. Redesigned in 2017, the creation calls forth a new way of wearing rings, with a motif that can expand over one or several fingers thanks to an ingenious system.
Featured in High Jewelry collections as a clip or a decorative element on a Zip necklace, the lotus flower contributes to one of the Maison’s great traditions: White Jewelry, blending the sparkle of diamonds and the gleam of white gold or platinum. Lotus motifs of varying sizes exhibit their shimmering petals on transformable pendants, earrings and bracelets.