Deux Oiseaux clip, 2009, Oiseaux de Paradis collection
In homage to Nature - one of its key inspirations - Van Cleef & Arpels has created three-dimensional jewelry pieces that can be viewed from 360°. Each figure is sculpted in wax to provide an accurate and balanced finish. The Maison’s jewelers work with stones of various shapes to give volume and life to these creations.
In the Oiseaux de Paradis collection, this touching clip plays with contrasting volumes and colors. It represents two love birds; the male in yellow sapphires and mandarin garnets with a 3.66-carat spinel heart tenderly snuggling against the female in pink sapphires and diamonds, while spreading one wing protectively behind her.
Cage clip, 1945, Van Cleef & Arpels' Collection
This clip depicts a three-dimensional birdcage set in yellow and white gold, and adorned with rubies and diamonds.
Années Folles necklace, 2004, Couture collection
The Années Folles necklace is a major piece in the High Jewelry collection Couture. It is a sumptuous representation of the atmosphere and attitude during the 1920s. The round diamond necklace mimics a delicate ribbon as it twists into two open loops accented with two pear-shaped diamonds and adorned with a three-dimensional diamond and ruby tassel in Mystery Set™.
Hanami clip, 2008, Les Jardins collection
One of the major pieces from the High Jewelry collection Les Jardins, the Hanami clip depicts a lantern in Mystery Set™ delicately suspended from a flowering cherry tree.
The volume of this exceptional piece is emphasized by the lantern’s round channel-set border and the carved mother-of-pearl flowers with yellow diamond centers.
Between the Finger Ring, 2009, Oiseaux de Paradis collection
This Between the Finger Ring from the Oiseaux de Paradis collection set in pink gold depicts charmingly plump fledglings, adorned with pink sapphires and diamonds, curled in the hollow of the hand.
Perroquet Mystérieux clip, 2010, Les Voyages Extraordinaires™ collection
A masterpiece from the High Jewelry collection Les Voyages Extraordinaires™, the Mysterious Parrot clip is a unique creation in terms of both creativity and innovation. It combines two Mystery Set™ techniques: the traditional one with emerald-cut sapphires and its modern variant in marquise sapphires.
With body feathers in marquise sapphires and the tail in emerald-cut sapphires, a remarkable sense of volume is given to this exceptional piece.
Miss Audrey ring, 2011, Bals de Légende collection
The Miss Audrey ring from the High Jewelry collection Bals de Légende recalls the ruches and pleats that adorned the outfits worn by the elegant ladies at the Proust Ball in 1971. The incredibly realistic three-dimensional work requires all the jewelry expertise of the workshop’s master craftsmen.
This ring showcases a natural white pearl of 17.92 carats, surrounded by diamonds set in white gold and bordered by pink diamonds set in pink gold.