The deep, soothing green of emeralds has long fascinated the Maison, beginning with the Arpels brothers, who travelled the world in search for these exceptional stones. The Emeraude en majesté collection is an ode to the beauty of Emeralds, each piece created to give light to its unique character. Let's dive into the beauty of these gems and the subtlety of their inclusions, known as "jardins. They are selected by Van Cleef & Arpels' experts for their quality, expressive individuality and soul.
The emerald's story begins with its color. Each stone is selected based upon the intensity of its hue, the Maison favoring a vibrant shade of green. Held to a northern light, the stone's true color shines through, revealing its unique character.
Each of Van Cleef & Arpels' expert gemologists has a trained eye for identifying the exceptional qualities of emeralds. Their skill is precise, honed and transmitted through generations.
Set into crowns, necklaces, bracelets or rings, the emeralds are selected to reflect the individuality of each stone. Every creation is meticulously crafted in order to best showcase the gem. Shining brightly center stage, it elicits the purest of emotions.
The pieces of Van Cleef & Arpels' Emeraude en majesté collection are imbued with history. The collection pays homage to this fascinating stone, intimately linked to the stories of maharajas, princesses and empresses.