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Feminine Figures

A blend of lightness and grace, the feminine figures, now iconic, have stood the test of time and left their mark on Van Cleef & Arpels' creative history.

Feminine Figures


The dance steps of ballerinas have marked the creations of the Maison for several decades.

Marking the beginning of an emblematic Van Cleef & Arpels tradition, the first of the Maison's feminine figures were created in the early 1940s. Born out of Louis Arpels' passion for the world of ballet, the ballerinas rapidly won over collectors with their graceful postures and beautiful costumes.

Drawing featuring a Dancer clip, circa 1940-1950. Van Cleef & Arpels archives

Swanilda ballerina clip

18K white, yellow and rose gold, diamonds, sapphires, rubies, Mystery Set rubies

Enriching the quest for excellence with a taste for beauty and harmony, Van Cleef & Arpels has drawn boundless inspiration from the world of dance.

Lady Arpels Ballerine Musicale Diamant watch

18K white gold, diamonds. Poetic Complications collection

Lady Danse watch

18K white gold, chrysoprase, diamond, mother-of-pearl, rubies, turquoise. Poetic Complications collection

The art of ballet lends a graceful flair and an enchanting aura of poetry to the Maison's creations and delicate feminine figures.