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  • Bel Argus Butterfly clip & Hypolimnas Butterfly clip
    Bel Argus Butterfly clip & Hypolimnas Butterfly clip, 2009, Papillons collection

    Van Cleef & Arpels captures a part of Nature which is constantly evolving and eternally renewed through butterflies. In the diversity of their forms, species, and colors, butterflies have provided an infinite source of inspiration for the Maison. Butterflies embody lightness, elegance, and femininity: their reinterpretation into jewelry calls for unique savoir-faire combined with all the delicacy and subtlety inherent in these wonders of Nature.

  • Envol necklace
    Envol necklace, 2003, Midsummer Night’s Dream collection

    Van Cleef & Arpels highlights the beauty of two flying butterflies. A butterfly made of diamonds and its Mystery Set companion settle delicately on the nape, as if seeking to entwine around the neck.

  • The grace and the simple curves of these creatures symbolize the spirit of freedom. Deploying their wings inlayed with mother-of-pearl or set with diamonds or sapphires, these wonders of Nature embody a subtle blend of finesse and femininity.


  • Ephémère clip
    Ephémère clip, 2008, Les Jardins collection

    Celebrating the fairy-like and magical quality of romantic English gardens, this exquisite butterfly enables us to catch a glimpse into an imaginary world. A creature of ephemeral beauty, the ruby butterfly flutters away on wings of yellow and white diamonds accented with sapphires.



  • Apollon Butterfly clip
    Apollon Butterfly clip, 2009, Papillons collection

    Celebrating springtime, this butterfly set with diamonds and pink and purple sapphires flits from flower to flower, finally settling delicately on its favorite bloom.

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