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  • Movement, dynamism, and the fleeting impressions which characterize Nature are born from asymmetry. One of the Maison’s favourite themes, Nature finds its full expression in Van Cleef & Arpels’ creations. Through asymmetry, the Maison creates a natural and ineffable harmony which breathes life into all its jewels.

    Thanks to its asymmetric features, the Pivoine clip captures perfectly the beauty of the peony.


  • Frivole rings
    Frivole 2-flower ring & Frivole 8-flower ring , 2003, Frivole collection

    In the Frivole collection, the rings are set in yellow gold with a diamond at its heart. The 2 flower ring plays on contrasting sizes, whereas the 8 flower ring depicts an asymmetrical bouquet, like those that can be found in the natural environment.

  • Jardin Secret necklace
    Jardin Secret necklace, 2008, Les Jardins collection

    The Jardin Secret necklace from High Jewelry collection Les Jardins is composed of lines of diamond leaves that give rise to an asymmetrical design: two delicate bell-shaped flowers suspendfrom two marquise-cut peridot. Each of these flowers, one of which is opened and the other closed, has petals in pink gold set with pink sapphires and peridots, and each with three lines of baguette-cut diamond pistils from which emerge a marquise-cut diamond. The necklace captures a blossoming nature in all its asymmetrical beauty.

  • Oiseaux de Paradis earrings
    Oiseaux de Paradis earrings, 2009, Oiseaux de Paradis collection

    In the High Jewelry collection Oiseaux de Paradis, this pair of earrings embodies asymmetry, with each one featuring a bird in colored sapphires and diamonds in full flight.

  • Carpenteria clip
    Carpenteria clip, 2009, California rêverie collection

    Nature is exalted in the Carpenteria clip from the High Jewelry collection California Rêverie. The asymmetry apparent in the different sized petals and pistils of these flowers gives a natural aspect to this unique creation in diamonds, emeralds, and yellow sapphires.

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