Craftsmanship at the heart of the creative process

Each creation benefits from Van Cleef & Arpels’ High Jewelry savoir-faire, which has been carried on by the workshops’ craftsmen for over a hundred years. This expertise is expressed through a series of patiently completed techniques. With every step, gold and platinum reveal their brilliance, while precious and ornemental stones are skillfully highlighted. From jewelers to stone-setters to polishers, the various skills come together to give each piece an emotion that matches the Maison's exacting standards.

The Mystery Set™: a virtuoso signature

Reflecting the creative boldness and technical innovation that have driven the Maison since its inception, the Mystery Set™ is one of Van Cleef & Arpels’ iconic forms of savoir-faire. This innovation, which was patented in 1933, introduced a new way of setting precious stones that was designed to preserve their beauty. Its secret lies in its gold rails, into which stones – expressly and meticulously cut – are individually inserted, for the most part rubies, but also sapphires, emeralds, and diamonds. 


Dive into more than 90 years of Mystery Set™

Exceptional expertise, combining tradition and innovation

Van Cleef & Arpels Jewelry and Watchmaking creations are the result of a number of gestures carried out in the Maison's workshops. The fruit of a genuinely collective approach, the creations bring together Van Cleef & Arpels’ emblematic techniques, from design through to the three-dimensional, textured gold working.





Selecting the materials is an essential stage in Van Cleef & Arpels’ tradition of excellence, each stone chosen to embellish the jewelry, high jewelry and watchmaking pieces undergoes a meticulous selection by the Maison's expert gemologists.