Vintage Alhambra pendant and watch, Alhambra collection
Born in 1968, the Alhambra® collection has established itself as a token of luck and emblem of Van Cleef & Arpels. For over four decades, women have loved the enchanting contours of this lucky-charm motif.
The collection offers, apart from its jewelry creations, a series of graceful watches.
Constantly renewing itself and featuring several sizes and variations, the Alhambra timepiece collection pays tribute to the timeless elegance of the emblematic Alhambra motif and remains true to the spirit of the jewelry collection.
Alhambra Talisman watches and Vintage Alhambra Bracelet watch, Alhambra collection
With diamonds or beaded bezel encircling the white, yellow or pink gold cases, the Alhambra timepieces combine watchmaking and jewelry know-how in harmony.
Preciously feminine, the Alhambra timepiece collection features satin straps as well as Alhambra motif bracelets.
Hand-polished, golden beads – a signature of Van Cleef & Arpels– illustrate the excellence of the Maison’s savoir-faire. With delicacy, they outline the curves of the motif – lending a joyful femininity to the Alhambra collection.
Alhambra Talisman Pavée watch, Alhambra collection
Inside Alhambra shaped cases, the dials are gently decorated with white mother-of-pearl, onyx or serti-neige style diamonds which enhance the sobriety and simplicity of the motif.
Van Cleef & Arpels uses mother-of-pearl notable for its subtle and uniform shades, regular surface and sheen of the highest quality. The Maison’s onyx stands out for its deep black color and polished surface, which reflects the light like a mirror.
In line with the Maison’s standards of excellence, diamonds are selected using the most stringent criteria: DEF for the color and VVS for the clarity.
Crafted by the finest stone setters, the serti-neige style is a jewelry technique requiring work of great intricacy.The brilliant-cut diamonds are of different diameters and weights, with exceptional sparkle and glow. They entirely cover the precious metal, suffusing the timepiece with brightness and movement.
Alhambra, Vintage Alhambra and Byzantine Alhambra jewelry creations
Rediscover this icon of luck since 1968 through Alhambra jewelry creations.