HIGH JEWELRY

Creations from
the 1960s and 1970s

The Swinging Sixties are in full march, bringing swirls of color to creations from the 1960s and 1970s

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.

Marché aux fleurs clip, 1969, yellow gold, platinum, rose gold, white gold, rubies, emeralds, diamonds and Trois feuilles earrings, 1965, Yellow gold, rose gold, white gold, emeralds, rubies, diamonds. Heritage collection, Van Cleef & Arpels.

Trois Feuilles earrings, 1965

Marché aux Fleurs clip, 1969

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. 

Turtle clip, 1955, yellow gold, round blue sapphires, cushion-cut pink sapphire, one cushion-cut pink sapphire (origin: Sri Lanka). Heritage collection, Van Cleef & Arpels
Mésange clip, 1962, yellow gold, platinum, white gold, sapphires, emeralds, turquoise, diamonds. Heritage collection, Van Cleef & Arpels.

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. Heritage collection, Van Cleef & Arpels.

    Lion bracelet, 1971, yellow gold, round emeralds, onyx, round diamonds, white gold

  • Earrings, 1966, yellow gold, white gold, round diamonds. Heritage collection, Van Cleef & Arpels.

    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. Heritage collection, Van Cleef & Arpels.

    Chevalerie long necklace, 1969, yellow gold, pink gold, white gold

  • Van Cleef & Arpels catalog, 1971

    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.

  • Eucalyptus clip, 1969, yellow gold, platinum, rose gold, white gold, diamonds. Heritage collection, Van Cleef & Arpels.

    Clip, 1969, yellow gold, platinum, rose gold, white gold, diamond

  • Eucalyptus earrings, 1969, yellow gold, platinum, rose gold, white gold, diamonds. Heritage collection, Van Cleef & Arpels.

    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.