Trend to watch: Butterflies
The butterfly trend is no stranger to the contemporary art of jewellery, especially with brands such as Van Cleef & Arpels, who had long incorporated the quaint motif into its dazzling creations. But after its period of hibernation, butterflies have submerged from their cocoons to grace a variety of collections, fluttering across necklaces, watches and earrings in beautiful nuances of gold, silver and precious gemstones. As a symbolism of eternal love, these mesmerising insects are this season's must-have motif to don.
Dolce & Gabbana 'Primavera' line
Crafted with precious diamonds, gemstones and impeccably set with yellow gold, Dolce & Gabbana presents an enchanting assortment of daisy and butterfly-shaped jewellery ranging from earrings to pendants. Within its alluring selection, morganite, teardrop-shaped aquamarine, amethyst quartz, as well as red garnets embellish the creations, rendering each and every piece with exquisite magnificence. And amidst its pretty pastel hues, necklaces are enriched with a freshwater teardrop shaped pearls and citrine quartz.
Gucci 'Flora' collection
Butterflies have been a known love of Gucci's creative director, Alessandro Michele, and with the new season, the maison has blended dainty flowers and butterflies with the skills of its goldsmiths to offer a range of fine jewellery necklaces, bangles, rings and earrings. The collection has harnessed luxurious materials and techniques, including 18kt white and pink gold, diamonds, precious stones and fine hand-painted enameling of pink-crimson ombré to exude a whimsical yet glamorous aura amongst the designs.
Harry Winston Premier line: Precious Butterfly Automatic 36mm
Delicately crafted with the pigment of real butterfly wings, the new Premier models translate the mesmerizing colours and extravagant beauty of the winged insects onto intricate butterfly marquetry featured on the dials of its four timepieces. With meticulous patience and craftsmanship required to handle the fragile powder of the wings, Harry Winston artisans took three years to develop these masterpieces, making them truly unique works of art that, together with its 74 brilliant-cut diamonds, radiate with supreme elegance.