This time of year, it’s not uncommon to see jewelry featuring seasonal patterns and icons, like snowflakes, snowmen, and Santa’s hat. While I adore nearly everything that sparkles and makes creative use of colored gemstones and diamonds, these on-the-nose styles are somewhat limited in their wearability. They’ll be lovingly stored in a jewelry box for, say, 10 months (if not more), to be broken out on either November 1 or the day after Thanksgiving (depending on your tolerance for racing into the holidays, a rather hot debate).
If one has the budget to make a diamond snowflake charm or a holly-and-ivy brooch a permanent part of their collection—awesome (I’d do it, too). But if not, something more evergreen is required.
Enter this pendant from Vivaan, a fabulous array of swirling, sparkling flowers, set with natural-color and rose-cut diamonds. It does possess a slightly wintry vibe, owing to its flurry of blooms—some of which have that poinsettia style. But what it also has is a design for all seasons: fresh blooms of spring, sunny shapes of summer, a dark, dramatic color scheme for fall.
Its round shape is a seller, too. This is the type of pendant that would look just as great worn on a short, say, 16-inch chain, as it would on a generous, opera-length necklace. I like the idea of changing it up depending on the occasion or even season, varying its impact on one’s ensemble.
Visually, the pendant is playful and elegant at once, where no flower is quite the same (save for two of the smaller ones) and each bloom features a different combination of diamonds. Thanks to its muted (but dazzling) color scheme, it would even fit quite nicely in a series of layers—I’d try a by-the-yard-style diamond chain and a thin, white gold chain in a choker length.
Bonus: If anyone is like me and has a horrible black thumb, this is one flower garden that will actually survive you.
(Flower Garden pendant in 18k white gold with rose-cut and natural diamonds, price on request)