Whimsical and benevolent, the fairies first entered the universe of Van Cleef & Arpels at the beginning of the 1940s. Their magical presence and winged silhouette have since then accompanied the Maison’s history.
Spirit of beauty
In the secrecy of the workshops, Van Cleef & Arpels’ Mains d’Or™ sculpted the Spirit of Beauty, first fairy clip of the Maison. With its delicate rose-cut diamond face, this doubled-winged figure points her wand towards the Place Vendôme's night sky, illuminating it with sparkling magic.
Fairy clip, 1943Platinum, emeralds, rubies, diamonds
Fairy dancer clip, 1944Palladium, diamonds, emeralds, rubies
Fairy clip, 2004
Similar to the model from 1989Gold, yellow sapphire, diamond
A brilliant destiny
Symbols of joy and hope, Van Cleef & Arpels fairies emerged during the darkest times of the twentieth century. Their benevolent magic illuminates the creation of the Maison, bringing omens of a glistening destiny.
Fée Amour en Cage Clip, 2003Gold, spessartite garnets, diamonds
Folie des Prés Fairy Clip, 2003Gold, sapphires, diamonds
Papillon Fairy Clip, 2017Gold, yellow and pink sapphires, spessartite garnets, pink spinels, diamonds
Caresse d’Eole Fairy Clip, 2003Gold, traditional Mystery Set™ rubies, diamonds
the device Wiggle
the mouse Shake
the tablet Tap
Guardians of Van Cleef & Arpels’ Enchanted nature, fairies are a jewelry interpretation of Shakespeare’s masterpiece giving birth to the Midsummer Night's Dream High Jewelry collection, in 2003. Puckish little beings, they flutter in shimmering gardens, playing hide-and-seek among colorful flowers.