Nature is no stranger to Van Cleef & Arpels. Delve into the French jeweller’s celebrated archive and you will discover innumerable forms and stories inspired by natural creatures and plants. The Cosmos collection, latest in the line of Van Cleef & Arpels’ celebrated petal-shaped jewellery, brings together the beauty of flowers, lustrous natural hues and the Maison’s innovative jewellery-making savoire-faire.
Designed to reflect serenity, the Cosmos collection blends softness and brilliance created by adorn of the white mother-of-pearl and the contrast homage to nature and luck, two of the Maison’s most cherished sources of inspiration.
The Undying Symbol
The four distinctive heart-shaped petals of the Cosmos collection are inspired by an iconic Van Cleef & Arpels flower dating from the 1950s. This emblematic shape is distinctly a four-leaf clover — a symbol of luck — with the flower itself expressing graceful femininity. Emblematic of the house, the jewels reflect a timeless elegance and delicate sophistication.
Natural Materials with Meaningful Symbolism
The white mother-of-pearl and black onyx provide two contrasting visuals for Cosmos collection. Yet, both share similarities. They are naturally occurring and rich in symbolism. The milky sheen of mother-of-pearl glistens with captivating overtones. They evoke femininity, gentleness and protection. In mythology, onyx comes from the fingernail of Venus — the divine part of the goddess of beauty that sank into the sacred river and matamorphosed into stones of deep black colour and polished surface. Added to bring brilliance to the black and white stones are diamonds — a talisman of strength and token of undying love.
The Curves That Gentle Hug the Delicate Contour of the Body
Mother-of-pearl is paired with pink gold, while onyx with white gold. The combinations make two luminous duets: the first a tender hymn to nature and latter, a quiet ode to timeless elegance. Carefully crafted by Van Cleef & Arpels’ master artisans, the delicate corollas blossom against the neckline, while the Cosmos Between the Finger Ring unfurls its graceful petals on your fingers. The Earrings glisten and glow in a tiny corner where the jawline barely touches the earlobe, while the pendant illuminates the hollow of the neck.
A Flower That Blooms with Treasured Savoire-Faire
Through technical prowess and storied savoire-faire, Van Cleef & Arpels bring nature to love. Each and every petal of the Cosmos collection flower feels animated thanks to the three-dimensional design and the carefully calculated angle of the petals. On the corolla of a Cosmos flower, subtle variations of size and orientation make each petal stand out from the others, producing an asymmetry that brings vitality to the piece. The mother-of-pearl, onyx and diamond petals are supported by heart-shaped baskets, adding a romantic touch to the Cosmos collection.
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