[Video] The Four Seasons of the Jewelry Garden

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.

The Four Seasons of the Jewelry Garden

This online talk is broadcasted 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).

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