Talk about perennials! Each year, nearly every season, flowers continue to bloom in the designs of jewelry manufacturers, the cases of retailers, and the hearts of consumers. While flowery designs are a safe bet in any season, fashion has declared them trendy for spring 2004. Fashion designers are favoring feminine floral motifs in clothes this season—either in festive prints or subtle details like embroidery. From flashy to feminine, flowers are just as popular a design element in the fine-jewelry arena, with options ranging from mixed-up gemstones for a burst of color to subtle gold or platinum mountings that interpret floral elements. Whatever the style, it's a hothouse of a season for floral jewelry.