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  • Prince Rainier  III and H.S.H. Princess Grace of Monaco / Van Cleef & Arpels Paris showcase
    Prince Rainier III and H.S.H. Princess Grace of Monaco wearing her Van Cleef & Arpels' wedding set / Van Cleef & Arpels Paris showcase celebrating the royal wedding, 1956, Van Cleef & Arpels' Archives

    The sublime actress Grace Kelly became the heroine of her own fairy tale, one which fascinated the world, when she married Prince Rainier of Monaco in 1956.

  • H.S.H. Princess Grace of Monaco’s wedding set
    H.S.H. Princess Grace of Monaco’s wedding set, 1956, Private collection of H.S.H Princess Grace of Monaco, Principality of Monaco

    In 1955, the Principality of Monaco asked Van Cleef & Arpels to create a wedding set, which included a three-strand pearl necklace and bracelet, earrings, and a ring.

  • Patent of the Official Supplier to the Principality of Monaco
    Official Supplier to the Principality of Monaco, 1956, Van Cleef & Arpels' Archives

    Three months later, the Maison was named “Official Supplier to the Principality of Monaco”. This set became a part of her life and she wore it on many official and private occasions. This was the beginning of a love affair between Van Cleef & Arpels and the Princess.

  • H.S.H. Princess Grace of Monaco and the Daisy brooch
    Daisy brooch, 1956, Private Collection of H.S.H. Princess Grace of Monaco, Principality of Monaco / H.S.H. Princess Grace of Monaco wearing the Daisy brooch

    She purchased numerous jewels at Van Cleef & Arpels’ salon in Monaco, such as this Flower brooch made of diamonds and sapphires…

  • Alhambra necklaces
    Alhambra necklaces owned by H.S.H. Princess Grace of Monaco, circa 1975, Private collection of H.S.H Princess Grace of Monaco, Principality of Monaco

    …these malachite, tortoiseshell, and coral long Alhambra necklaces from the 1970s, which became one of the of the Maison’s signature pieces…

  • Animal clips
    Canard Normandie clip retail card, 1955, Van Cleef & Arpels' Archives / Canard Normandie clip, 1955 & Lion Ebouriffé clip, 1962, Private Collection of H.S.H. Princess Grace of Monaco, Principality of Monaco

    …and these playful “La Boutique” animal clips, like the famous Lion Ebouriffé clip, which she collected.

  • Princess Grace of Monaco tiara
    Tiara worn by H.S.H. Princess Grace of Monaco for the wedding of Princess Caroline in 1978, 1976, Van Cleef & Arpels' Collection

    In 1978, Van Cleef & Arpels once again took part in a royal marriage in Monaco. At the Ball held after the wedding of her daughter Caroline to Philippe Jugnot, H.S.H. Princess Grace of Monaco wore a diadem in platinum set with round, marquise and pear-shaped diamonds, weighing 77.34 carats. Originally a necklace, this tiara was transformed for this occasion. 

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