Deconstructing Lorenz Bäumer’s Bouquet of Flowers



We take the Bague Bouquet de Fleurs ring from seed to storeLorenz Bäumer didn’t present this bouquet to a woman; he was, however, inspired by one—Mitzah Bricard, ’50s fashion icon and muse of Christian Dior. “She was asked by a man, ‘Which is your favorite ­florist?’ And she answered, ‘Cartier,’?” says Bäumer, laughing. The Bague Bouquet de Fleurs ring springs from his garden—Bäumer’s jewels are labeled “Gardener,” “Architect,” or “Poet”—but it has roots in poetry as well. Bäumer, you won’t be surprised to learn, is a big poetry buff. He loves the romantics—Keats (“There’s one verse that I very much like: ‘A thing of beauty is a joy forever’?”), Guillaume Apollinaire ­(particularly “Le Pont Mirabeau,” which is about “a love lost and found”), and Shakespeare for his sonnets. And this ring is ­nothing if not romantic. “This
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