After months of grey skies, record rainfall and some frigid temperatures thrown in, the advent of spring is a relief. More than milder days, the resurgence of flora and fauna is nature’s version of a makeover. These unique and beautiful pieces, inspired by mother earth, sparkle with natural beauty.
Who says cherry blossoms can’t be green? They can when they’re fashioned from brilliant-cut emeralds that surround a sparkling diamond. Chopard chose cherry blossoms for the central theme of the new For You collection featuring white gold sets of earrings and rings. $103,670 at Chopard, chopard.com
Did you know that the infamous Fleur de Lys symbol was originally inspired by a lily? Stittgen's 19k white gold Fleur de Lys ring features a 2.13 radiant cut diamond centre stone and two .07 carat pink diamonds. The award-winning ring was designed by Stittgen's master goldsmith Karin Bunzeit who trained under Carl Stittgen. Stittgen.com
Flowers are known for bringing pleasure, and this Seurat flower pendant by Tiffany should elate its recipient. Crafted from pink and purple sapphires, garnets and diamonds, it is set in platinum. $122,000 at Tiffany, tiffany.ca
Butterflies herald lush blooms and enhance the beauty of a garden. These two whimsical works of art sit between the finger on a ring that features diamonds and yellow sapphires set in 18 karat white and yellow gold. Two Butterfly Between the Finger Ring, $23,500 at Van Cleef & Arpels, VanCleefArpels.com
A luminous South Sea pearl is the centrepiece for this 18-karat, white-gold Starburst ring surrounded by a mass of star-like, white diamond petals. Price upon request at Palladio, palladiocanada.com
This Enchanted Lotus flower bracelet was created with an openwork, micropavé diamond design set in 18-karat rose gold. $2,950 at De Beers, debeers.ca
Made in Italy, this wildcat Gucci ring is created with yellow gold for the band with a sculpted, sterling sliver, feline head boasting blue topaz and black spinal eyes with a pearl in its mouth. $1,910 at Gucci, gucci.com/ca