Four and a half years of work comes to fruition this week as Matthew Campbell Laurenza and Swarovski Atelier launch Jeweled Garden, fifteen fantastical, one-of-a-kind pieces created exclusively for Bergdorf Goodman.
Laurenza, who previously collaborated with Swarovski on its annual Gem Visions initiative, began with a series of opulent, larger-than-life insect sculptures. A dragonfly with white topaz pavé wings nearly 3 feet in diameter is poised to take flight and boasts more than 57,500 stones. A black widow of the same scale is lethally lovely, decked out in 31,248 pieces of black spinel, blazing red topaz, and labradorite. For the entomophobic, botanical pieces like jewel-encrusted mushrooms and lilacs should delight.
The collection, comprised of eight rings, four bracelets and three necklaces, features semiprecious and precious Swarovski gemstones, including multicolor sapphires, amethyst, rodolite garnets, spinel and topaz, all set in 18-karat gold. Each piece is one-of-a-kind.
The collection will be carried at Bergdorf Goodman beginning April 9th, with prices ranging from $8,750 to $118,000.