SS18: Floris Collection

 

Drawing inspiration from jewelry of the Victorian period, Astley Clarke presents its new Floris jewelry assortment for an SS18 aesthetic that’s assured to enchant you.

Abound with opulence and sentimentality the wealthy aesthetic of this bygone period reigns supreme this season. Right here at Astley Clarke we’ve got reimagined the grandeur of the epoch with modern designs that give a contemporary replace to classic inspirations.

An expressive assortment of extremely stackable items, Floris combines putting gem stones and complex metalwork that reinterprets the ornamental strategy of millegrain. A playful propostion that’s ornate but trendy in its design, this modern jewelry assortment is refined and simple to put on.

 

Modern Millegrain

 

French for ‘a thousand grains’ the millegrain approach was historically used to brighten the perimeters of stone settings and ring shanks with small mild reflecting beads or ridges that added element to a jewelry piece. Developed within the late 19th century, this textural metalwork impact added a bezel round gem stones and was not solely ornamental, but in addition helped safe the stone’s setting.

The millegrain ornament grew to become a very talked-about characteristic of Victorian and Edwardian jewelry and remained so within the Artwork Deco design part of the 20s and 30s. The Floris assortment takes inspiration from this decorative detailing in a means that enriches the intricate metalwork of every piece.

The grainy surfaces of the extremely stackable Mille items characteristic rows of ornamental beads usual in silver and 18 carat gold vermeil to create a contemporary look that’s effortlessly elegant and decisively female.

Adopting a barely classic look the mini Floris items embody lapis cabochons forged in yellow gold vermeil and framed by elegant beads which might be suggestive of tiny petals. This similar sample is repeated throughout a collection of earrings, bracelets, necklaces, and rings in enjoyable color combos of pink opal, turquoise and rose gold.

 

Floriography

 

The gathering is accomplished with daring gemstone heroes which might be regal but versatile of their aesthetic. Polished slices of malachite, tigers eye and mom of pearl current vibrant modernity and are enhanced by Victorian-inspired craftsmanship. Stuffed with eye-catching enchantment these items are trendy but nostalgic.

Genuine textural settings forged in 18 carat gold vermeil carry conventional foliage patterns to life. These formations create efflorescent shoulder options within the medium and huge Floris rings. Concurrently putting and symbolic Floris lends itself to a different Victorian custom, the artwork of Floriography.

Initially a type of speaking by way of flowers it was extensively utilized by the Victorians to specific emotions and sentiments to family members that would not be spoken. This added sentimentality makes Floris an ideal deal with for your self or reward for somebody particular.

Obtainable in quite a lot of kinds and color combos the Floris assortment is a trendy accompaniment to Spring’s tailor-made look or informal denim. The items additionally work effectively as ornate decorations to a night ensemble. That includes an array of plain steel and semi-precious gem stones set items they are perfect for layering and stacking alongside the Biography and Stilla collections.

Embrace the spirit of the Victorian epoch, finished the fashionable means.

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