Flow­ers are Fior­ever

Any woman would love to re­ceive a bou­quet of Bvl­gari’s lat­est jew­ellery blooms. Ni­co­lette Wong sniffs out the story

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The vi­brant colours and sweet fra­grance of flow­ers bring joy to bees, birds and hu­mans alike. We gift flow­ers in cel­e­bra­tion, pick them as gifts of love, and even of­fer them to the gods. Sadly, how­ever, their beauty is ephemeral. Once cut, they wither and die within days. Some would ar­gue that the tran­sience of th­ese blos­soms is partly what makes them beau­ti­ful, but that doesn’t make us stop wish­ing that flow­ers could last for­ever. The urge to pre­serve th­ese tem­po­ral blooms was part of the in­spi­ra­tion be­hind Bvl­gari’s lat­est jew­ellery col­lec­tion, Fior­ever. As you would sus­pect, the name is a port­man­teau of fiore, the Ital­ian word for flower, and the English word for­ever— ap­pro­pri­ate be­cause craft­ing flow­ers out of gold and di­a­monds gives them eter­nal life. Bvl­gari is not the first to im­mor­talise flow­ers in the form of pre­cious jew­ellery— the flo­ral mo­tif is com­mon through­out the in­dus­try—but it cer­tainly in­ter­prets it in its unique way. For in­stance, the Fior­ever flower is not a true-to-life bloom, but a four-petaled flower crafted in Bvl­gari’s char­ac­ter­is­tic graphic style. It has tri­an­gu­lar pe­tals with smoothly rounded edges and a di­a­mond-en­crusted heart. The pe­tals on some of the pieces are lin­ear and hol­lowed out, adding to the styli­sa­tion of the flower mo­tif, while oth­ers are split into dif­fer­ent lay­ers, each ra­di­at­ing out­wards from the heart of the flower and stud­ded with di­a­monds or other pre­cious gems. Each petal is tilted up­wards to em­pha­sise the vol­ume and sculp­tural qual­ity of the jew­ellery, and many of the pieces have the pe­tals mounted on spring mech­a­nisms, al­low­ing them to move and vi­brate when touched, as though they were real blooms. The Fior­ever col­lec­tion com­prises both high and fine jew­ellery pieces. While some of the high jew­ellery pieces have been pre­vi­ously in­tro­duced in 2015 as part of the Fiore col­lec­tion, new ones have since been added to Fior­ever. The 24 fine jew­ellery pieces, on the other hand, form an en­tirely new range. The fine jew­ellery cre­ations are con­structed in white or pink gold and fea­ture only topqual­ity di­a­monds. Only colours D through F are used, and clar­ity stands be­tween in­ter­nally flaw­less and very, very slightly in­cluded (or more com­monly known as VVS). Th­ese pieces are ex­cel­lent for ev­ery­day wear, and ap­peal to the mod­ern woman with a con­tem­po­rary and fem­i­nine style. We are par­tic­u­larly fond of the dou­ble-flower ear cuff, while the bracelets and rings make for easy stack­ing. The col­lec­tion adds a new fem­i­nine di­men­sion to Bvl­gari’s fine jew­ellery of­fer­ings, and we are sure it will be well-re­ceived by ev­ery­one.

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