Oiseaux de Paradis asymetric earrings, 2009, Oiseaux de Parais collection
For Van Cleef & Arpels, Nature is constantly evolving, fluid and eternally renewed. Ever since its foundation, the Maison has sought to recreate Nature’s fragile beauty as she forges her own spontaneous path. Elusive and liberated from the constraints of gravity, a bird in flight embodies this free-flowing, freedom-loving Nature.
Reproducing the brilliant plumage of birds has provided the Maison with the perfect palette to explore its passion for exceptional stones. In their fabulous diversity, birds have inspired Van Cleef & Arpels to give life to its own vision of Nature.
Les Inséparables clip, 1946, Van Cleef & Arpels' collection
Love is fundamental for the Maison and it was with love in mind that the Les Inséparables clip was created in 1920. Since then, these enchanting creatures have graced the Maison’s collections, symbolizing indomitable love.
Oiseau de Paradis clip, 1942, Van Cleef & Arpels' collection
At the same time, Van Cleef & Arpels recreated the idea of movement with this Oiseau de Paradis clip. Set in yellow gold with rubies, sapphires, and diamonds, the bird is captured in full flight and evokes both the splendor of Nature and the expertise of its master-jewelers.
Oiseau de Paradis necklace, 2009, Oiseaux de Paradis
The Oiseaux de Paradis necklace is a masterpiece from the Oiseaux de Paradis collection. The necklace depicts two birds in Mystery Set™ with blue and mauve sapphires wings in full courtship display.
Delicately balanced, the male struts with a pear-shaped pink sapphire in his beak, offering it to the female in an attempt to win her heart.
Lilac-Breasted Roller clip, 2010, Les Voyages Extraordinaires™ collection
With the Lilac-Breasted Roller clip, Van Cleef & Arpels has succeeded in capturing the beautiful colors of the bird’s plumage and all its grace in flight. The plumage, set in a gradation of blue and pink sapphires, emeralds, and spinels is a ravishing display of colors.
The combination of traditional jewelry and buff-topped Mystery Set™ not only meets all the complex requirements of this creation but also gives it life.
Oiseaux de Paradis necklace, 2009, Oiseaux de Paradis
The Oiseaux de Paradis clip is a true work of art, depicting a bird set with sapphires in Mystery Set™ and Mandarin garnets perched on a delicate emerald and diamond branch adorned with two exceptional blue and orange pear-shaped sapphires.
With its pronounced sense of volume, this piece embodies the most complex elements of jewelry-making.
Berylline Colibri clip, 2009, California Rêverie collection
In the High Jewelry collection California Rêverie, the Maison celebrates hummingbirds with the Berylline Colibri clip. Its beautiful plumage is enhanced by the gradations of colored sapphires and pale emeralds and the brightly colored flowers are brought to life with white opal and colored diamonds.
Perroquet Mystérieux clip, 2010, Les Voyages Extraordinaires™ collection
A masterpiece from the Les Voyages Extraordinaires™ collection, the Perroquet Mystérieux clip embodies all of the Maison’s creativity and jewelry expertise. This exotic bird with sapphire feathers in Mystery Set™ perches gracefully on the branch of a tree blossoming with chalcedony and pink opal flowers.
The tail of the parrot ends with two pear-shaped diamonds nestled within gradations of sapphires.