BY KAREN AANONSEN
Three new and whimsical beauties have joined the Van Cleef & Arpels Charms family. The Charms Extraordinaire Langage des Fleurs collection includes the Espérance, the Désir, and the Amour — timepieces of graduating size and of different colored gold, but all of which are embellished with the signature, suspended Charms lucky charm. For these numbered edition models, the spinning charms take shape as precious flowers, enhanced with glittering sapphires and garnets. Transporting wearers deeper into a magical garden are mother-of-pearl dials blooming with buttercups, daffodils, crocuses, lilacs, wallflowers, and forget-me-nots, skillfully brought to life by miniature painting and cabochonné enameling.