Floral Jewelry Perfect for Every Summer Occasion

Floral Jewelry Perfect for Every Summer Occasion

Curated Floral Jewelry Picks, Available for Immediate Shipping
Curated Floral Jewelry Picks, Available for Immediate Shipping

A s the seasons change and the warmer months are upon us, it is the perfect time to bring out your floral jewels. Whether you like more classic or extravagant jewelry creations, florals are a great way to step out of your normal jewelry look and be more experimental. The floral motif is a popular and timeless design that incorporates elements of flowers and plants into various creations, including necklaces, earrings, rings, and bracelets. These designs can range from intricate and delicate to bold and statement-making. On Sotheby's Buy Now Marketplace, there is a curated selection of floral jewelry from notable designers including Van Cleef & Arpels, Tiffany & Co., Cartier, Chanel, and many more. Floral Jewelry creations from these designers are all unique. Gold, silver, enamel, gemstones, and diamonds are used in elaborate ways to create lifelike or abstract floral representations. Here's a closer look at the history of floral jewels and different ways to wear your floral motif jewelry this summer.

History of Floral Jewelry

White Gold, Sapphire and Diamond Floral Bracelet

Floral jewels came into fashion centuries ago. The tradition of wearing floral jewelry comes from the ancient Egyptians. They were known to wear floral jewelry to celebrate the fertility of the Nile during The Beautiful Festival of Opet. This was an eleven-day festival celebrating life and the Nile River. The floral jewelry trend spread into Asia and Europe, often incorporating lilies, lotuses, and jasmine flowers. In the 18th and 19th centuries, jewelry creations celebrated floral motifs as romantic aspects. Soon the floral motif became a worldwide symbol of love and devotion. Today, floral jewelry continues to hold romantic connotations as modern jewelry draws inspiration from the vintage roots of the floral design.

Styling Floral Jewelry

For The Bride

White Gold and 4.25ct Diamond Cluster Earrings

Floral jewelry is always a great choice for a wedding. As florals are known to represent love, youth, and celebration any floral jewelry creation will stand out on a bride. These White Gold and 4.25ct Diamond Cluster Earrings are an easy choice for any bridal event. Symbolic, timeless, and elegant, any diamond floral jewelry is the perfect choice for a bride.

For The Graduate

Van Cleef & Arpels Gold and Mother of Pearl Alhambra Necklace

Whether you are graduating from high school, university, or graduate school every graduate deserves beautiful floral jewelry on their big day. This Van Cleef & Arpels Gold and Mother of Pearl Alhambra Necklace is an easy choice for the graduate. The Van Cleef Alhambra motif is the most iconic symbol from the historic jewelry maison. The Alhambra is a 4-leaf clover meant to symbolize luck. Anything from the Alhambra collection is the perfect gift for a graduate embarking on their next adventure.

For A Summer Party

White Gold, Multicolor Sapphire and Diamond Floral Necklace White Gold, Multicolor Sapphire and Diamond Floral Necklace

Summer parties are the perfect opportunity to show off your floral jewelry. This White Gold, Multicolor Sapphire, and Diamond Floral Necklace celebrities the floral design in the most unique way. Whether you are looking for something special for a daytime event of an evening gala, a colorful floral creation will draw attention.

For A Night Out

Vanleles White Gold, 4.60ct Emerald, Emerald and Diamond Flower Earrings

Floral jewelry pieces are also magnificent for a more formal evening occasion. These Vanleles White Gold, 4.60ct Emerald and Diamond Flower Earrings will elevate any black tie event. This one-of-a-kind floral creation is part of Sotheby's Brilliant and Black, the selling exhibition dedicated to showcasing the extraordinary skill, imagination and craftsmanship of Black jewelry designers.

Buying and Selling Floral Jewelry at Sotheby's

A curated selection for floral jewelry pieces are available for immediate purchase through Sotheby's Buy Now Marketplace. Additionally, Sotheby's offers several ways to buy floral jewelry. We annually have jewelry auctions in New York, Geneva, Paris, and Hong Kong with a curated selection of rare and collectible floral jewelry. You can also contact a Salon Associate in New York or Bucherer in Zurich to learn more about Floral jewelry at Sotheby's. If you have floral jewelry to sell, you can contact a Jewelry Specialist to learn more about your selling options.

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