Live online talk

The Four Seasons of the Jewelry Garden

By registration only

Among the flowers that nature offers us each season, some have strongly influenced jewelry creation. Although these flowers die with the passage of time, they become eternal in their jewel-like forms and never fade. From botanical naturalism to artistic stylization, come and follow this original Conversation between a garden specialist and a jewelry historian, where the question of accuracy in the representation of flowers in jewelry will be debated. An 18th century "giardinetti" ring or an Art Nouveau orchid in enamel and glass transcribe nature that surrounds us differently. Indeed, the setting of precious stones in metal most often leads to a stylized version of flora.

This online talk will be broadcast live from the FLORAE exhibition, organized by Van Cleef & Arpels with Mika Ninagawa, at the Hôtel d'Evreux, place Vendôme (from September 10th to November 14th, 2021).


Pascal Garbe, Garden Specialist and Author
Paul Paradis, Art Historian, Specialist in Decorative Arts and Jewelry, Teacher at L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts

3 time slots are proposed:

Wednesday, October 20th at 7:00 PM (Paris time) in French


Thursday, October 21st at 10:00 AM (Paris time) in English with simultaneous interpretations available in Cantonese, Mandarin and Japanese


Thursday, October 21st at 7:00 PM (Paris time) in English



Photo : Van Cleef & Arpels, Orchid clip, 1927, Van Cleef & Arpels Collection, Patrick Gries © Van Cleef & Arpels SA