Items of Luxury: Diamond Flowers, a Glance in the Garden of Paradise

At summer’s arrival and flourish, nature bestows us with the most precious of its treasured gifts: the peridot sparkle of a new leaf, a burst of brilliant gems like a songbird’s feathers, and diamond dewdrops shimmering upon jeweled blossoms.


Van Cleef & Arpels “Boboli” necklace

From the “Les Jardins” collection, featuring diamonds and rubellites set in 18k white gold.

At Van Cleef & Arpels Boutiques, 877-VAN-CLEEF,

Dior Précieuses “Rose” earrings

From Précieuses collection, in pink gold, diamonds, padparadscha, pink and orange sapphires.

At select Dior boutiques, 800-929-DIOR,


CHANEL “Brins de Printemps” earrings

From “Les Blés de CHANEL” collection, in 18k white gold, set with two marquise-cut peridots for a total weight of 10.4ct, four marquise-cut peridots for a total weight of 1ct, 20 brilliant-cut peridots, six marquise-cut green tourmalines for a total weight of 1.4ct, four pear-cut aquamarines, and 146 brilliant-cut diamonds.


CHANEL “Brins de Printemps” ring

From “Les Blés de CHANEL” collection, in 18k white gold set with a 5.7ct marquise-cut peridot, 59 brilliant-cut diamonds, two pear-cut aquamarines, two fancy-cut green tourmalines, 10 brilliant-cut peridots, and a marquise-cut peridot.


De Beers Thames Path earrings

From “London” collection, showcasing a contemporary cluster of round and marquise-cut diamonds. This exquisite piece features 22 diamonds carefully matched in shape to reproduce the movement of the lines. The stunning pear-cut diamonds dangling on each piece are 2.19ct and 2.21ct, bringing the total carat weight to a dazzling 7.52.

De Beers London View ring

From “London” collection, the dual extremes of up and down, earth and air are depicted in the pairings of two round and marquise diamond cuts and two exquisite pear-cut diamond drops—one of which has a larger carat size at 2.02ct, with the other at 1.51ct to signify the changing views from narrowed to panoramic.

At De Beers Boutique by appointment, (604) 235-5555,


Cartier Magicien High Jewelry necklace

from “Cartier Magicien” collection, platinum, one 136.97ct carved emerald, emeralds, rubies, sapphires, diamonds. Hours worked: 5,220. Can be worn in three different ways, and the carved emerald can be used as a brooch.

At select Cartier boutiques by appointment, 800-CARTIER,

Selection Produced by Many Ngom