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Feminine Figures

A blend of lightness and grace, the feminine figures, now iconic, have stood the test of time and left their mark on Van Cleef & Arpels' creative history.

Feminine Figures


Recognizable for their winged silhouettes, these muses accompany the creations with their benevolent presence.

Drawing featuring a Fairy clip, circa 1940. Van Cleef & Arpels archives

Embodiments of the Maison's enchanting universe, fairies quickly became a signature of Van Cleef & Arpels.

Folie des Prés fairy clip

18K white gold, diamonds, mauve and pink sapphires

Fée Ondine automaton

18K white, rose and yellow gold, diamonds, sapphires, rubies, garnets, wood, steel

Reinterpreted over the decades, fairies have inspired High Jewelry and Watches creations, where they appear set with precious stones, adorned with enamel or embellished with miniature painted motifs.

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Bouton d'Or automaton

Yellow, white and rose gold, colored sapphires, diamonds, tsavorite garnets, plique-à-jour enamel, thulite, charoite, lacquer, amaranth, goat leather, aluminum, steel.
Automaton and mechanical movements

Lady Arpels Féerie watch

18K white gold, diamonds. Poetic Complications collection

Lady Arpels Day and Night Fée Ondine watch

18K white gold, diamonds, mother-of-pearl, sapphires, spessartite, tsavorite. Poetic Complications collection

Spreading their diaphanous wings on watch dials, they seem to magically suspend time.