Making of Walska brooch's metamorphosis, 1971, Private Collection
Find out more about this technical and aesthetic achievement from Van Cleef & Arpels in this film about the magnificent Walaska brooch’s metamorphosis.
Antique Zip necklace, 1951, Van Cleef & Arpels' Collection
Transformability of jewelry is one of the creative principles of Van Cleef & Arpels. Many of the Maison’s most celebrated pieces can be worn in more than one way, transforming from necklaces into bracelets or belts. Some parts can often be removed and worn separately.
By simply closing the zipper, the Zip necklace changes into a bracelet.
Passe-partout necklace, 1940, Van Cleef & Arpels' Collection
For instance, the famous Passe-partout can be transformed into a bracelet, a necklace, a clip, or a belt…
Clématite set, 2008, Les Jardins Collection
The Clématite set is composed of a ribbon of diamonds adorned with an oval mauve sapphire. From this stone, two precious strands of diamonds issue forth and end with two pear-shaped pink sapphires from Madagascar, weighing a total of 18.72 carats. The necklace can be transformed 4 different ways, while the two strands of diamonds set with pink sapphires can be converted into earrings.
Océan necklace, 2011, H.R.H Princess Charlène's Collection
The Océan necklace, a royal gift from H.R.H Prince Albert II of Monaco to H.R.H Princess Charlène, can also be worn as a tiara.