Florals for Spring: Not Groundbreaking, Still Gorgeous

“Florals? For spring? Groundbreaking.” The only thing less original than our collective proclivity to yearn for flowers as this new season approaches is the quote above, from the 2006 film The Devil Wears Prada. And yet, it’s nearly second nature to do so, year after year, poking fun at how predictable the parade of florals—in many industries, not just fashion or jewelry—is, in lieu of something more outside of the box, unexpected.

But so what if we love flowers so darn much, we return to celebrating them, wearing them, and creating products with their likenesses every spring? They’re the perfect symbol of the season, one eagerly awaited (and often prematurely welcomed) as we shake off the cold (or in the case of this year, unseasonably warm and wet) days of winter.

Alishan ruby flower ring
Flower ring in 18k yellow gold with 0.13 ct. ruby and 0.015 ct. t.w. diamonds, $1,595; Alishan
Christina Malle peridot Rosette earrings
Rosette earrings in recycled 18k yellow gold with peridot, price on request; Christina Malle

Now is about that time, despite what the calendar says, that spring fever starts to kick in. We’re just about to spring forward on the clocks, daylight savings an annoying tradition but one that brings longer days this time around. This being a leap year, we’ll have to endure February one day more, but there’s light at the end of the month—we’re nearly there.

Belle Etoile blue Moonflower bracelet
Blue Moonflower bangle bracelet in sterling silver and enamel with CZ, $695; Belle Étoile

So, yes, go ahead and continue to decorate your stores with flowers, delight your customers with products bursting with blooms, create the petal-perfect jewels of our dreams. Though we may roll our eyes and giggle over the clockwork release of all the floral fashions, the truth is, we love them. They’re a sight for sore eyes as we begin to open our windows and begin the process of spring cleaning (seriously, does any other season inspire you to clean quite like spring does?), and a bouquet of blooms is just the thing needed to complete our lives at the moment.

Brent Neale double Clover rainbow drop earrings
Double clover rainbow drop earrings in 18k yellow gold with carved amethyst, blue topaz, citrine, pink tourmaline, peridot, amethyst, and diamonds, $3,950; Brent Neale
Brooke Gregson opal flower ring
Flower ring in yellow gold with opal and diamond, price on request; Brooke Gregson
Shunaya floral pearl earrings
Floral earrings in 18k rose gold–plated sterling silver with South Sea pearls, ₹3,500 ($49); Stories From India

These are some of the most wonderful floral jewels for the start of the spring season. Welcome!

Top: Earrings in 18k yellow gold with preserved daisies, price on request; Bahina Jewels

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