Curated: An elegant and fragrant muse
Flowers have inspired jewellers for centuries so they are a more than suitable muse for fashion writer Patrick Mauriès and museum curator Évelyne Possémé in their sumptuous book Flora: The Art of Jewelry, writes Fionnuala Egan
Jewellers have long been inspired by the ephemeral beauty of flowers. In the 17th and 18th centuries, flowers were used as motifs for elaborate gemstone bodice ornaments. The 19th century heralded a celebration of strikingly naturalistic blossoms, while the 20th envisioned gems which mirrored the structural simplicity of modernism.
And despite Miranda Priestly’s assertions to the contrary, florals continue to break new ground today thanks to contemporary designers such as Claude Lalanne, Lorenz Bäumer and...
Subscribe from just 1€
Choose the subscription that is right for you
For the first month
€19.99 Monthly ThereafterSubscribe today
For the first year
€199.99 annually thereafterSubscribe today
For the first 90 days
€55.00 quarterly ThereafterSubscribe today
These offers are not available for current subscribers. Offers and pricing are subject to change without notice.
Terms & Conditions Apply