Opéra necklace, 2007, Ballet Précieux collection
Understated elegance, refinement, grace, and a taste for renewal… Van Cleef & Arpels creates jewelry by seizing moments, images, and emotions. Throughout its history, the Maison has told enchanting stories through the appearance of movement in its jewelry. Creating these pieces calls for incredible dedication and patience, but it produces an impression of natural and seamless beauty…
The Opéra necklace from the High Jewelry collection Ballet Précieux depicts the natural movement of a stage curtain. The intensity of the red rubies in Mystery Set™ is heightened by the underside of the draping jewels, which reveals a lining of bead set diamonds in a trompe l'oeil effect.
Noeud Dentelle clip, 1947, Van Cleef & Arpels' Collection
The Nœud Dentelle clip in yellow gold, platinum, and diamonds depicts the natural movement of a lace bow.
Gloria clip, 2007, Ballet Précieux collection
From the High Jewelry collection Ballet Précieux, the Gloria clip - with its ruby tutu in Mystery Set™ and diamonds - evokes the subtle movement of the petals as a flower opens, while also recreating the appearance of a pirouetting dancer.
Oiseaux de Paradis bracelet, 2009, Oiseaux de Paradis Collection
The Oiseaux de Paradis bracelet in pink sapphires and diamonds highlights the movement of the wings and tail feathers of the bird as they delicately curl around the wrist.
Violet-crowned Colibri clip, 2009, California rêverie collection
In the High Jewelry collection California Rêverie, the Maison has immortalized the movement of Nature for an instant, by imagining a bird in flight. The violet-crowned Colibri clip in colored sapphires, emeralds, and diamonds evokes a hummingbird skillfully harvesting the nectar inside its favorite flower.
Pélican clip, 2010, Les Voyages Extraordinaires™ collection
In the High Jewelry collection Les Voyages Extraordinaires™, the Pélican clip depicts the flying bird in yellow sapphires, mandarin garnets, and diamonds with purple and violet sapphire treasures hidden within its bill.
Diamond Dancer decor clip, 2011, Bals de Légende collection
The Diamond Dancer Decor clip from the High Jewelry collection Bals de Légende echoes the whirl of a ball.