The flower is one of the oldest motifs in jewelry, and lately it has been enjoying fresh, new life. Thanks to a field of floral prints in the Fall 2016 ready-to-wear and couture collections, feminine floral jewelry is trending for fall…and beyond.
Harper’s Bazaar reports that the floral fashion trend transcends typical autumnal colors to embrace lighter, more feminine shades. Let’s take a look at how some top jewelry designers are putting their petal to the metal this shopping season.
The new La Nature de Chaumet collection from this esteemed Parisian jewelry house showcases wheat, oak, the laurel plant and the lily flower. Gemstone foliage and blossoms weave their way through necklaces, bracelets, time pieces and tiaras.
According to Chaumet.com, the lily is the flower of innocence and emblem of the kings of France. It celebrates the different facets of feminine beauty, from translucent purity to fiery passion.
Shown: Lily Earrings from La Nature de Chaumet 2016 High Jewellery Collection.
Owned and operated by Anita Gumuchian and daughters Myriam and Patricia, Gumuchian Jewelry abides by the mantra “Designed by women for women.” Their new Secret Garden Collection explores “a place where magical and transformative things take place…carbon becomes a diamond, metal becomes art and you shine as your most radiant self.”
Paris-based Stéfère Jewelry enjoys a celebrity fan base that includes Victoria Beckham, Penelope Cruz and Sir Elton John. The 11-year-old company’s stunning gemstone pieces range from familiar motifs, such as flowers and animals, to edgy designs featuring skulls and stars.
Stéfère’s single-bloom cocktail rings are breathtaking reminders of the bounty of nature. Their multi-finger rings entwine through all four fingers, a modern take on a classic floral design.
Wild Card: Joseph Free for Rodarte
Los Angeles florist Joseph Free took the floral trend literally in his “living jewelry” collection for the Fall 2016 Rodarte runway show. Free wove dozens of fresh micro-orchids into jewelry designed by Rodarte, which the runway models wore in their hair, on their ears, and on their arms.
According to Vogue.com, Free’s pièce de résistance was a golden headpiece with real orchids dotted throughout.
“It needs to be like jewelry so it doesn’t come off as another flower crown or another flower accessory, so my inspiration was to get more gold things and have pieces dangle so there’s a movement to it,” Free told Vogue.
Tell us about your favorite piece of floral jewelry…and how you plan to rock this trend for Fall 2016.
Sources: Vogue; Harper’s Bazaar; JustOneEye.com