Shapes, colors, and unexpected combinations, the 1960s and 1970s are an era of renewal. Returning from their adventures around Asia, the Arpels brothers are bursting with inspiration. It translates into the pieces of the Heritage collection, reflecting the inventive spirit of the time. If you look closely, you will see that each creation of this era contains a world of creativity, symbolic of the effervescence of the time.
The 1960s find their roots in nature and its ever-changing beauty. The Maison creates pieces that reflect the abundant and delicate diversity it has to offer, with flora-inspired creations.
Meet the charming and sometimes mischievous animals that populate the Van Cleef & Arpels menagerie.
Delighting style icons like HSH Princess Grace of Monaco and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, they are brought back into prominence with the Heritage collection.
Lion bracelet, 1971, yellow gold, round emeralds, onyx, round diamonds, white gold
Earrings, 1966, yellow gold, white gold, round diamonds
Inspired by the richness of various Asian cultures, exceptional jewels are born. The unique harmonies they create are reflected in Van Cleef & Arpels' jewelry. They invite us to join a dreamlike world, where exotic animals and abstract patterns unite.
Chevalerie long necklace, 1969, yellow gold, pink gold, white gold
Van Cleef & Arpels catalog, 1971
Let us travel back in time to the days of Etruscan and Greek art, which inspire the textured pieces of hammered yellow gold from the 1970s. Leaping forward in history, the beauty of rough metal is seen once again with the "crater" jewels, which poetically recall the Moon Landing.
Clip, 1969, yellow gold, platinum, rose gold, white gold, diamond
Eucalyptus earrings, 1969, yellow gold, platinum, rose gold, white gold, diamond
Freedom and creativity define this era, with long necklaces that transform into bracelets, or into lapel clips… This innovative spirit, which remains timeless to this day, is recounted by the Heritage collection.