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Banned antique and vintage jewellery for sale

Precious Flora is set to stretch the boundaries when exhibiting at the Royal Horticultural Society's Plant and Art Fair at the RHS Lawrence Hall in London next week. Not that the vintage and antique flower and plant jewellery for sale isn't an art, but artificial flowers are supposed to be banned at the event, which runs from 11 to 12 July 2018 (late event 10 July). The calibre of Precious Flora's jewellery for sale warranted an acceptance by the RHS to trade at this event, and you can find their stand no. 416 beside the entrance to the RHS Lawrence Hall.

Antiques News & Fairs - Banned antique and vintage jewellery for sale at RHS London Plant & Art Fair next week

Syringa vulgaris (lilac) brooch, signed Cartier Paris, 18ct gold, blue Montana and pink sapphires, £10,800

Precious Flora is the brainchild of Cornelia Perquin, who has over 30 years' expertise with antique jewellery. Based in Antwerp,  where she works as a certified appraiser for museums and private collectors, Cornelia has amassed a considerable collection of valuable flowers, foliage, fruit and nuts, some from well known names like Tiffany and Cartier. Until now, she has displayed and sold these exquisite jewels, at renowned fine art and antiques fairs in the UK, as if she was exhibiting at an RHS show. Now for the first time, Cornelia is taking the leap and showing her prized pieces at the inspirational horticultural mecca, each cleverly displayed in a miniature flowerpot.

Antiques News & Fairs - Banned antique and vintage jewellery for sale at RHS London Plant & Art Fair next week
 Cornus (dogwood) necklace, 18ct gold and diamonds, c.1850 (new chain), £3,900.


Antiques News & Fairs - Banned antique and vintage jewellery for sale at RHS London Plant & Art Fair next week

Rosa (rose) garland bracelet, 18ct. gold, post 1950, £2,150.

Cornelia's love of flowers and her background in antique jewellery, as well as her creativity, come together in botanical splendour. Even the Precious Flora website reads like a purveyor of plants. The descriptive labels come complete with the common and Latin names and often historical facts about each plant.

Antiques News & Fairs - Banned antique and vintage jewellery for sale at RHS London Plant & Art Fair next week

Hibiscus syriacus (hibiscus) earrings, 14ct. gold, rock crystal, nephrite and ruby, c.1960, £850.


Cornelia Perquin said, "There is a whole language in the giving and wearing of flowers. Mine are a permanent reminder of what nature and nurture can achieve. The artistry of capturing the botanical details of an exotic orchid or the perfect English rose, using fine and precious gems and metals, should be shown. Some of the jewellery is botanically correct, whilst others are used more creatively."

"I will be in my element exhibiting alongside the celebration of the best that can be created by growers and botanical artists from around the globe at the RHS Plant and Flower Fair."

Antiques News & Fairs - Banned antique and vintage jewellery for sale at RHS London Plant & Art Fair next week

Nigella damascena (love in a mist) ring, 14ct gold and opal, vintage, £550.



Precious Flora's exhibit can be seen at The RHS Plant & Art Fair open from 11-12 July. For more information see Precious Flora


 




News & Fairs Previews

Banned antique and vintage jewellery for sale

Precious Flora is set to stretch the boundaries when exhibiting at the Royal Horticultural Society's Plant and Art Fair at the RHS Lawrence Hall in London next week. Not that the vintage and antique flower and plant jewellery for sale isn't an art, but artificial flowers are supposed to be banned at the event, which runs from 11 to 12 July 2018 (late event 10 July). The calibre of Precious Flora's jewellery for sale warranted an acceptance by the RHS to trade at this event, and you can find their stand no. 416 beside the entrance to the RHS Lawrence Hall.

Antiques News & Fairs - Banned antique and vintage jewellery for sale at RHS London Plant & Art Fair next week

Syringa vulgaris (lilac) brooch, signed Cartier Paris, 18ct gold, blue Montana and pink sapphires, £10,800

Precious Flora is the brainchild of Cornelia Perquin, who has over 30 years' expertise with antique jewellery. Based in Antwerp,  where she works as a certified appraiser for museums and private collectors, Cornelia has amassed a considerable collection of valuable flowers, foliage, fruit and nuts, some from well known names like Tiffany and Cartier. Until now, she has displayed and sold these exquisite jewels, at renowned fine art and antiques fairs in the UK, as if she was exhibiting at an RHS show. Now for the first time, Cornelia is taking the leap and showing her prized pieces at the inspirational horticultural mecca, each cleverly displayed in a miniature flowerpot.

Antiques News & Fairs - Banned antique and vintage jewellery for sale at RHS London Plant & Art Fair next week
 Cornus (dogwood) necklace, 18ct gold and diamonds, c.1850 (new chain), £3,900.


Antiques News & Fairs - Banned antique and vintage jewellery for sale at RHS London Plant & Art Fair next week

Rosa (rose) garland bracelet, 18ct. gold, post 1950, £2,150.

Cornelia's love of flowers and her background in antique jewellery, as well as her creativity, come together in botanical splendour. Even the Precious Flora website reads like a purveyor of plants. The descriptive labels come complete with the common and Latin names and often historical facts about each plant.

Antiques News & Fairs - Banned antique and vintage jewellery for sale at RHS London Plant & Art Fair next week

Hibiscus syriacus (hibiscus) earrings, 14ct. gold, rock crystal, nephrite and ruby, c.1960, £850.


Cornelia Perquin said, "There is a whole language in the giving and wearing of flowers. Mine are a permanent reminder of what nature and nurture can achieve. The artistry of capturing the botanical details of an exotic orchid or the perfect English rose, using fine and precious gems and metals, should be shown. Some of the jewellery is botanically correct, whilst others are used more creatively."

"I will be in my element exhibiting alongside the celebration of the best that can be created by growers and botanical artists from around the globe at the RHS Plant and Flower Fair."

Antiques News & Fairs - Banned antique and vintage jewellery for sale at RHS London Plant & Art Fair next week

Nigella damascena (love in a mist) ring, 14ct gold and opal, vintage, £550.



Precious Flora's exhibit can be seen at The RHS Plant & Art Fair open from 11-12 July. For more information see Precious Flora