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Jewelers’ Love of Flowers Inspires New Sotheby’s Selling Exhibition

FLOWER POWER: Jewelers’ eternal love of all things floral has inspired the latest selling exhibition by Sotheby’s, “In Bloom.”
The show, which is set to take place in the newly renovated galleries of Sotheby’s New York from May 3 to 24, traces the history of floral fashion in jewels from the 19th century to the present with one-of-a-kind-pieces by a wide-ranging set of jewelers, from Cartier and Van Cleef & Arpels to Shaun Leane and Stephen Webster.
“The first flower jewelry was made using real flowers, they’d just put together flowers and wear them on their hair or around their neck. We’ve been using flowers as a motif since jewelry began; really the oldest motifs in jewelry are serpents, tassels and flowers. You’ll never see them go away, contemporary designers are using them even more, it was easier to find the contemporary pieces than the older pieces,” said Frank Everett, sales director of Sotheby’s luxury division and an aficionado of all things floral, having previously worked as a florist and an event planner, where flowers always play a key role.
Everett worked alongside British Vogue jewelry editor Carol Walton, who has also published a book on floral jewelry, to curate the exhibition over

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