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Dancers - Les Histoires by Van Cleef & Arpels - Van Cleef & Arpels

Dancers

Since 1941, the Dancers have gracefully embodied the refinement of Van Cleef & Arpels . Introducing the tradition of feminine figures dear to the Maison, they were born out of Louis Arpels’ fascination for the art of dance and have been twirling ever since.

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  • Dancer clip, 1943 - Van Cleef & Arpels
    Dancer clip, 1943
    Yellow gold, coral
  • Dancer clip, 1944 - Van Cleef & Arpels
    Dancer clip, 1944
    Yellow gold, white gold, rubies, sapphires, diamond
  • Swan Lake powder case, 1946 - Van Cleef & Arpels
    Swan Lake powder case, 1946
    Yellow gold, rubies, sapphires, diamonds
  • Dancer clip, 1947 - Van Cleef & Arpels
    Dancer clip, 1947
    Yellow gold, rubies, sapphires, emerald, diamond
  • Dancer clip, 1947 - Van Cleef & Arpels
    Dancer clip, 1947
    Yellow gold, rubies, diamond
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The passion for ballet

This is a story of passion. Ever since Louis Arpels had made a habit of going to Palais Garnier a few entrechats from place Vendôme, Van Cleef & Arpels united with the art of dance. A passion that came to life with the first Dancer clips in 1941. Since then, world famous ballets have inspired some creations imbued with grace.

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  • Dancer clip, 1967
    Yellow gold, platinum, white gold, diamonds
  • Dancer clip, 1967
    Yellow gold, platinum, white gold, diamonds
  • Dancer clip, 1967
    Yellow gold, platinum, white gold, diamonds
  • Dancer clip, 1967
    Yellow gold, platinum, white gold, diamonds
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The quest for movement

Jewelry and dance share in common the dedication to precision and finesse. In carefully observing ballet dancers, Van Cleef & Arpels created a poetry of movement: touched by grace, the ballerinas seem to be dancing on pointe and spinning for eternity. A perfect arabesque, an aerial jeté and an exquisite entrechat become precious pieces in the hands of the craftsmen.

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  • Dancer clip, 1943
    Platinum, rubies, emeralds, diamonds
  • Dancer clip, 1944
    Yellow gold, rubies, sapphires, diamonds
  • Dancer clip, 1952
    Platinum, yellow gold, turquoises, rubies, diamond
  • Sequins dancer clip, 1953
    Yellow gold, rubies, diamonds
  • Dancer clip, 1993
    Yellow gold, white gold, diamonds
  • Black & White ballerina clip, 2015.
    White gold, black spinels, onyx, diamonds.
  • Evantail ballerina clip, 2015
    Or blanc, emeralds, rubies, diamonds
  • Lolanta Ambre ballerina clip, 2015
    White gold, yellow and pink sapphires, yellow tourmalines, diamonds
  • Tutu Plumes ballerina clip, 2016
    Or blanc, rubies and diamonds
  • Flocon de neige ballerina clip, 2016
    White gold, diamonds
  • Tamara ballerina clip, 2016
    White gold, Traditional Mystery Set pink sapphires, pink and mauve sapphires, diamonds
  • Lady Sunflower ballerina clip, 2016
    Yellow gold, diamonds
  • Oyla ballerina clip, 2018
    White gold, mauve and pink sapphires, diamonds
  • Jasmine ballerina clip, 2018
    White gold, sapphires, emeralds, diamonds
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A ballet of tutus

Pleated gold, precious gems, ornamental stones… the Mains d’Or™ create tutus that perfectly mimic the shapes and textures of stage costumes. Reflecting the Maison’s know-how, they dress the dancers with thousands of colors. Their rose-cut diamond faces are the signatures of these elegant and feminine figures.

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  • Drawing featuring an Asian dancer clip, circa 1945 - Van Cleef & Arpels
    Drawing featuring an Asian dancer clip, circa 1945
  • Drawing featuring an isles dancer clip, circa 1945 - Van Cleef & Arpels
    Drawing featuring an isles dancer clip, circa 1945
  • Nikiya ballerina clip, 2013 - Van Cleef & Arpels
    Nikiya ballerina clip, 2013
    White gold, oval-cut pink sapphire of 6.39 carats (Madagascar), emeralds, yellow and pink sapphires, spessartite garnets, aquamarines, rubellites, diamonds
  • Danseuse thaïlandaise ballerina clip, 2017 - Van Cleef & Arpels
    Danseuse thaïlandaise ballerina clip, 2017
    White gold, yellow gold, yellow sapphires, onyx, diamonds.
  • Danseuse au chapeau ballerina clip, 2018 - Van Cleef & Arpels
    Danseuse au chapeau ballerina clip, 2018
    White gold, coral, onyx, diamonds
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Dancers of the world

Adorned with colors and costumes from around the world, the dancers of Van Cleef & Arpels celebrate the exotic facets of the dancing arts. From the Celestial Empire to the spellbinding Orient, they reflect the Maison’s curiosity for other cultures.

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    The Dancers of Van Cleef & Arpels have been twirling and embodying femininity since 1941.

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    The Minaudière embodies Van Cleef & Arpels’ vision of grace and femininity.

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    Zodiacs

    The Zodiac pieces by Van Cleef & Arpels accompany the dreamers of the world.