Often, artists draw inspiration from nature and other things around them. Trees, flowers, leaves, fruits have been sources of inspiration to them. It is not just in painting that nature has an influence; jewellery designers are also drinking from the muse of nature.
And so, the Belle collection by Stenzhorn is inspired by the Bellflower folklore, the fairy-tale saviour of the beauty in this world. Its story emphasizes the importance of protecting the beauty of nature, as blooming flowers bring happiness and joy.
Stenzhorn decided to become the bearer of this message, expressed throughout its new collection to accentuate how important it is for everyone to protect Mother Nature.
Since nature is home to a large family of bellflowers, Stenzhorn chooses to capture the tropical beauty of Campanella Ipomoea Aquatica. Each piece in the collection is set with fine gold channels that hold round and baguette diamonds. It is a technique that faithfully recreates the tiny veins carrying water into flower petals. Each piece is detailed with a splash of yellow diamonds and pink sapphires that stem from its bud’s centre.
Furthermore, the protagonist in the Bellflower story is a winged fairy, whose characteristics uniquely details each item in the collection. In one of the pendants, she is hidden inside the flower and can only be unveiled by sliding a thin gold chain that dangles from the piece.
The rings in the collection are inspired by the things created by fairies while living in Bellflowers. As legend has it, the fairies that lived in bellflower fields used buds to fashion hats and lanterns for their midsummer parties. Inspired by these stories, each ring is presented with a fairy sitting on the shank and resting in the flower’s shadow.
A closer look at the rings reveals that the ring shanks conjure the shape of a flower’s stem, evolving in a precious swirl around the finger with a diamond set at the very tip.
As support for the delicate diamond flowers, a yellow or rose gold gallery blossoms under each ring.
The gallery’s design flourishes in gold curls and culminates in the profiles of petit bellflowers or drops of diamonds.
The gallery’s curly shape is inspired by the oversized capital letters used in children’s fairy tales to begin a new chapter. These intricate letters often feature elaborate swirls while incorporating flowers and even characters from the story that they help to tell.
To this end, like nature Stenzhorn’s the new collection is a beauty to behold, a keepsake to have.