Creations from
    the 1920s and 1930s
    Creations from
    the 1920s and 1930s

    Carefully gathered by the Maison’s  experts, these pieces stand out for their rarity and characteristic style. Reflecting the Art Deco inspiration and artistic impetus of Renée Puissant ‒ daughter of Alfred Van Cleef and Estelle Arpels ‒ they combine ingenuity and elegance.

    Necklace, circa 1933

    At the end of the 1910s, Art Nouveau gave way to the sleek geometry of Art Déco. Van Cleef & Arpels' creations of the period illustrate the influence of this movement. 

    The Art Déco bracelets ‒ worn on the wrist or ‘Indian style’ on the upper arm ‒ suited the slinky, sleeveless dresses of the Roaring Twenties. Thanks to the Heritage collection, they are still adorning outfits today.

    Bracelet, 1925

    Many novelties, including the Minaudière™, the Mystery Set™ technique and the convertible Passe Partout jewel established Van Cleef & Arpels' style in the 1930s.

    Passe Partout

    Ludo bracelet, 1937

    In 1934, the first Ludo bracelets were created. Ludo was the nickname of Louis Arpels, one of the Maison's founders. A signature piece inspired by the world of couture, the Ludo bracelet is among Van Cleef & Arpels' iconic creations. 

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