High Jewelry

High Jewelry collection by
Van Cleef & Arpels

The young lovers’ destiny plays out in a Verona of precious stones, in which emerald gardens and flamboyant ramparts shelter their secrets. William Shakespeare’s masterpiece Romeo and Juliet has inspired Van Cleef & Arpels’ new themed collection, in which the language of love encounters that of gems.

Romeo & Juliet clips

  • Romeo & Juliet clips, Rose gold, white gold, yellow gold, rubies, colored sapphires, spessartite garnets, lapis lazuli, white and yellow diamonds, Romeo & Juliet collection, Van Cleef & Arpels
  • Gouaché design of Romeo & Juliet clips, Rose gold, white gold, yellow gold, rubies, colored sapphires, spessartite garnets, lapis lazuli, white and yellow diamonds, Romeo & Juliet collection, Van Cleef & Arpels
Romeo & Juliet clips, rose gold, white gold, yellow gold, rubies, colored sapphires, spessartite garnets, lapis lazuli, white and yellow diamonds, Romeo & Juliet collection, Van Cleef & Arpels

A tribute to the lovers from William Shakespeare’s play, the duo of Romeo & Juliet clips is one of the most figurative pieces in the collection. Thanks to remarkable three-dimensional craftsmanship, the two figures seem to come to life in this romantic scene.

Reticella necklace

  • Reticella necklace, White gold, one pear-shaped DFL type 2A diamond of 6.60 carats, one pear-shaped DFL type 2A diamond of 6.31 carats, one asscher-cut DIF diamond of 1,20 carats, diamonds, Romeo & Juliet collection, Van Cleef & Arpels
  • Reticella necklace, White gold, one pear-shaped DFL type 2A diamond of 6.60 carats, one pear-shaped DFL type 2A diamond of 6.31 carats, one asscher-cut DIF diamond of 1,20 carats, diamonds, Romeo & Juliet collection, Van Cleef & Arpels
Reticella necklace with detachable pendants

Echoing the ruffs of the Renaissance, this glittering necklace brings together two of the Maison’s cherished themes: couture and the white jewelry tradition.

Lovers' path

Bracelet - White gold, yellow gold, 3 emerald-cut emeralds of 14.17 carats, 13.71 carats and 11.90 carats (Colombia), diamonds

 

The Lovers’ path bracelet symbolizes the hopeful attitude of Romeo and Juliet, who are prepared to overcome every obstacle for the sake of their love. The piece showcases three Colombian emeralds, notable for their deep green tinged with blue, set in a graphic interplay of lines.

 

Giardino transformable long necklace

  • Giardino transformable long necklace, White gold, rose gold, one carved emerald of 81.07 carats (Colombia), sapphire beads for about 451 carats (Burma), emeralds, sapphires, diamonds, Romeo & Juliet collection, Van Cleef & Arpels
  • Transformable long necklace - White gold, rose gold, one carved emerald of 81.07 carats (Colombia), sapphire beads for about 451 carats (Burma), emeralds, sapphires, diamonds
Transformable long necklace - White gold, rose gold, one carved emerald of 81.07 carats (Colombia), sapphire beads for about 451 carats (Burma), emeralds, sapphires, diamonds

The Giardino long necklace is highly transformable, metamorphosing into 6 different versions of necklaces.

Maiolica necklace

The Maiolica necklace is inspired by the blue of Maiolica ceramics, the glazed pottery typical of the Italian Renaissance. This deep shade is evoked by the rich and dense velvety-blue of a sapphire, weighing over 42 carats, set on a diamond necklace.

O, speak again, bright angel! for thou art
As glorious to this night, being o'er my head,
As is a winged messenger of heaven.

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

Balcone clip

The Balcone clip depicts the balcony scene, one of the highlights of Shakespeare's play. In a setting of precious stones, Romeo and Juliet declare their love under cover of darkness.

 

Balcone clip, White gold, rose gold, emeralds, tsavorite garnets, diamonds, Romeo & Juliet collection, Van Cleef & Arpels

Bud of love earrings with detachable pendants

Glistening like droplets, two briolette-cut emeralds are surrounded by a garland of diamonds, evoking the elongated Renaissance pendants that women hung from their necks with a simple black velvet ribbon.

 

Bud of love earrings with detachable pendants, White gold, 2 briolette-cut emeralds of 8.17 carats and 7.71 carats (Colombia), black spinels, diamonds, Romeo & Juliet collection, Van Cleef & Arpels

The Balcone clip depicts the balcony scene, one of the highlights of Shakespeare's play. In a setting of precious stones, Romeo and Juliet declare their love under cover of darkness.

 

Glistening like droplets, two briolette-cut emeralds are surrounded by a garland of diamonds, evoking the elongated Renaissance pendants that women hung from their necks with a simple black velvet ribbon.

 

Balcone clip, White gold, rose gold, emeralds, tsavorite garnets, diamonds, Romeo & Juliet collection, Van Cleef & Arpels
Bud of love earrings with detachable pendants, White gold, 2 briolette-cut emeralds of 8.17 carats and 7.71 carats (Colombia), black spinels, diamonds, Romeo & Juliet collection, Van Cleef & Arpels

The drawings of Lorenzo Mattotti

The Romeo & Juliet collection has also brought about a dialogue with the work of another artist: Lorenzo Mattotti. At Van Cleef & Arpels’ request, the illustrator has produced a series of drawings depicting an iconographical journey to the heart of the intrigue. They illustrate tension, momentum and suspended motion like a restrained passion.