Glittering with remarkable intensity, Van Cleef & Arpels’ diamond creations reflect all the care the Maison takes in choosing its stones and ensuring they catch the light.
The Maison employs the most stringent criteria to select the diamonds for its its jewelry pieces: DEF for color, IF to VVS2 for purity.
Inherited from the world of High Jewelry, Van Cleef & Arpels’ expertise and savoir-faire combine with the dazzle of exceptional stones to guarantee that each creation appears to its best advantage.
Two Butterfly Between the Finger ring, Two Butterfly collection
1-flower pendant, Socrate collection
3-flower pendant, Socrate collection
The delicately inclined petals of Van Cleef & Arpels’ floral creations express volume and motion, capturing the spirit of a fluid, ever-moving nature in which everything is constantly renewed.
Each of the flower’s angles reflects the light, increasing its overall brilliance.
For the Socrate collection’s floral motifs, a raised mounting is used for the central diamond: the full beauty of the stone is thus revealed for all to see.
Open-work mises à jour can be found behind Van Cleef & Arpels’ diamond creations. They are polished several times before and after the setting of the stones.
Bearing witness to the Maison’s attention to detail, this jewelry technique enables light to pass through the stones, intensifying their brilliance. It also adorns the back of the piece with an elegant honeycomb motif.
Frivole Between the Finger ring, Frivole collection
1-row ring, small size, Fleurette collection
The association of different setting techniques is a reflection of the Maison’s expertise and savoir-faire, inherited from the French High Jewelry tradition. Prong setting optimizes the visibility of the stone. Barely noticeable, the prongs are discretely folded over to hold the diamond in place. Its dominant position at the center of the motif shows off the gem to its best advantage.
On the Fleurette ring, the central prongs are delicately rounded. V-shaped claws or angle wires protect the stones of the corolla and highlight the form of the flower.