Although my own personal style tends toward the elegant style personality with a strong dash of creative, the girly-girl in me (the romantic style personality) is swooning over the new crop of three-dimensional floral design bracelets and cuffs that perch on graceful forearms like so many wrist corsages. Profusions of posies at the wrist are both girlish and timeless, appropriate for women of all ages.
The May 2008 issue of InStyle magazine features a page devoted to these “haute-house flowers” of colored gemstones set in platinum or gold. The backs of these bracelets are worked in textured designs, ranging from a contemporary mesh style by Lorraine Schwartz to Van Cleef & Arpels’ brushed snakeskin reminiscent of vintage designs.
It’s as if the large, two-dimensional cut-out floral designs that first hit the radar screens of the fashion savvy back when Sarah Jessica Parker wore her Vera Wang bracelet and ring at the 2003 Emmy Awards have now come into full bloom. The dimensionality of these new cuffs and bracelets makes them ready conversation pieces. As is true of all beautiful flowers, these lovelies can easily become the centerpiece of one’s signature look. And like wrist corsages, these creations are perfect for spring and summer dances but will be equally lovely at the holiday galas next winter.
Thinking of your male customers, could there be a more romantic present for him to select than a gift of flowers? A gift of one of these floral beauties is almost guaranteed to make the recipient melt. Let his belle of the ball know that she is still his prom queen. And wouldn’t these bracelets be the basis for a spectacular collection?
Picture that sparkling corsage adorning a wrist raised to rest on the gentleman’s shoulder as the couple take a turn about the dance floor. These bracelets leave no doubt – romance is in bloom!Follow JCK on Instagram: @jckmagazine
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