William Shakespeare’s "A Midsummer Night’s Dream" is a powerful evocation of an enchanted world. Beneath the branches of a magical forest, four separate romantic plots intertwine and - eventually - resolve themselves into happy endings.
A celebration of love and nature, the play has defined our vision of fairyland ever since its first performance.
Today, with the High Jewelry collection Midsummer Night’s Dream, Van Cleef & Arpels presents its own interpretation of Shakespeare’s masterpiece. It incorporates elements which have always featured prominently in the spirit of the Maison, like the fairy. Slender and sensual, these small enchanted beings are depicted in graceful poses with wings of extreme delicacy. For Van Cleef & Arpels, they embody femininity.
Nature is another of the Maison’s favorite themes. Jewels inspired by nature are always in perpetual motion: plants blown delicately by the wind or birds mid-flight. Van Cleef & Arpels’ creations put us face to face with nature in all her fragility. Touching and evocative, they are ideally suited to the unique atmosphere of "A Midsummer Night’s Dream".