Flowers are a perennial source of inspiration for jewelry designers. Traditionally, designers arranged gemstones in the shape of a flower by surrounding a central stone with gemstone petals. Today, there’s a much wider range of flower jewelry, including abstract designs, pieces carved from gold or even wood, and ultra-realistic styles.
Van Cleef & Arpels
The stunning Lotus collection from Van Cleef & Arpels exclusively uses 18K white gold and diamonds to interpret the beautiful lotus flower. Each flower is outlined in white gold and composed of smaller diamonds, with a round, brilliant-cut diamond in the center. In total, these earrings feature 166 diamonds of the highest quality.
Van Cleef & Arpels Three-flower Lotus earrings in 18K white gold with 1.44 carats diamond, $33,600
Flowers are a perennial inspiration for the house of Harry Winston and have been for decades. The Sunflower collection is one of the house’s icons. This signature design debuted in the 1950s and is as fresh today as it was then. These diamond earrings have a large central stone surrounded by smaller diamonds. The setting technique used on the surrounding diamonds uses one of the prongs to give a pointed effect, like a flower petal.
Harry Winston Sunflower earrings in platinum with 5.4 carats diamond, price on request
We adore the Enchanted Lotus collection from De Beers. These pieces are a more abstract, geometric interpretation of flower jewelry. Each piece outlines the petals of a lotus flower in diamonds. Some feature a background of semiprecious stones, such as mother-of-pearl or turquoise, while others are openworked.
De Beers Enchanted Lotus Medal ring in 18K white gold with .89 carats diamond, $7,000
Piaget’s roses are iconic. The Parisian jeweler frequently features roses in its jewelry, as well as in some of its stunning métiers d’art watches. The Rose Palace Decoration earrings show the maison’s expert carvings. Many of the roses’ golden petals are hand-engraved, giving them a sumptuous texture. Others are polished or set with diamonds, which adds a beautiful contrast. At the center of each rose is a round, brilliant-cut diamond.
Piaget Rose Palace Decoration earrings in 18K rose gold with 1.28 carats diamond, $19,000
This charming bangle from Chopard is supremely romantic. The 18K rose gold bracelet has a beautiful flower with mother-of-pearl petals. Each petal is shaped like a heart and trimmed in rose gold. At the center, one of Chopard’s signature dancing diamonds spins inside a sapphire circle.
Chopard Happy Heart bangle in 18K rose gold with mother-of-pearl and .05 carats diamond, $5,060
Brazilian designer Silvia Furmanovich specializes in marquetry, which she uses in her stunning flower jewelry. Her artisans carve wood and other materials to create masterful designs. These earrings feature cabochon green tourmaline with diamond-trimmed wood marquetry flowers.
Silvia Furmanovich Marquetry earrings in 18K rose gold and wood with 26.6 carats tourmaline and 1.39 carats diamond, $12,760
This unique ring from Graziela uses a background of green rhodium to bring out the brilliance of a central emerald. Rather than create individual petals, Graziela gently traces the petals’ outline, which creates more of a visual impact. The ring is set with rose-cut diamonds in different sizes, which sparkle brilliantly.
Graziela Flower ring in 18K white gold and green rhodium with 2.0 carats diamond and .33 carats emerald, $9,990
These unique earrings from Irene Neuwirth evoke trips to the tropics. The one-of-a-kind earrings have carved turquoise petals with emerald center stones. The combination of colors is unusual and playful.
Irene Neuwirth Tropical Flower earrings in 18K yellow gold with turquoise and 2.49 carats emerald, $8,050