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Butterflies

Evoking a graceful and ethereal nature, butterflies have accompanied the Maison since its foundation.

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    • Drawing featuring a butterfly necklace, circa 1980
    • Drawing featuring a butterfly necklace, circa 1970
    • Drawing featuring a butterfly necklace, circa 1990
    • Drawing featuring a butterfly clip, circa 1990
    • Drawing featuring a butterfly clip, circa 1990
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Winged ballet

Always in movement, butterflies gracefully flutter in a beautiful ballet, to unveil joyful jewels. Various gems reflect their vivid and light-hearted allure.

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  • Butterfly clip, 1955
    Yellow gold, pink gold, sapphire, emeralds, diamonds
  • Papillon de nuit clip, 1966
    Yellow and white gold, enamel, diamonds
  • Butterfly clip, 1971
    Yellow gold, wood
  • Spotted butterfly clip, 1975
    Yellow gold, onyx, coral, diamonds
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Blooming spring

Van Cleef & Arpels’ butterflies embody a nature in constant bloom and renewal. They flutter from flower to flower, gracing them with their lively colors.

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  • Drawing featuring a butterfly clip, circa 1990
  • Drawing featuring a butterfly clip, circa 1980
  • Drawing featuring butterfly clips, circa 1970
  • Product card featuring a butterfly clip, 1952
  • Drawing featuring a butterfly clip, circa 1980
  • Drawing featuring a butterfly clip, circa 1980
  • Drawing featuring a butterfly clip, circa 1970
  • Drawing featuring butterfly clips, circa 1960
  • Drawing featuring butterfly clips, circa 1960
  • Drawing featuring a butterfly clip, circa 1990
  • Drawing featuring butterfly clips, circa 1970
  • Drawing featuring butterfly clips, circa 1970
  • Drawing featuring butterfly clips, circa 1970
  • Drawing featuring butterfly clips, circa 1970
  • Drawing featuring butterfly clips, circa 1970
  • Drawing featuring butterfly clips, circa 1970
  • Drawing featuring butterfly clips, circa 1970
  • Drawing featuring a butterfly clip, circa 1980
  • Drawing featuring a butterfly clip, circa 1980
  • Drawing featuring a butterfly clip, circa 1990
  • Drawing featuring a butterfly clip, circa 1950
  • Drawing featuring a butterfly clip, circa 1950
  • Drawing featuring a butterfly clip, circa 1950
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A myriad of wings

For over hundred years, Van Cleef & Arpels has created butterflies of delicate shapes. In a flutter of wings, the Maison celebrates the plural beauty of such creatures.

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    • Lacquered Butterfly Clip Sakura, 2012
      White gold, white mother of pearl, diamonds
    • Nishiki butterfly clip, 2012
      White gold, lacquer, mother-of-pearl, diamonds
    • Papillon améthyste clip, 2013
      White and yellow gold, yellow sapphires, amethysts, onyx, diamonds
    • Jaspée butterfly clip, 2015
      White gold, one cushion-cut ruby of 1.50 carats (Mozambique), sapphires, rubies, black spinels, diamonds
    • Rosace butterfly clip, 2016
      Pink, white and red gold, Traditional Mystery Set rubies, spessartite garnets, pink tourmalines, rubies, bull’s eye, diamonds
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Captivating finesse

Van Cleef & Arpels’ butterflies illustrate the Maison’s High Jewelry expertise. Exceptional stones and precious materials enrich their wings with a myriad of colors bringing these charming creatures to life.

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