Created by Van Cleef & Arpels in 1968, the four-leaf clover-inspired Alhambra® jewelry collection established itself as a timeless symbol of luck. A celebration of the Maison's creativity, its pure lines and distinctive beaded silhouette are brought to life with a broad palette of natural materials.
Alhambra collection as seen by photographer Erik Madigan Heck
Vintage Alhambra bracelet, 5 motifs, yellow gold, Carnelian
Alhambra & Perlée collections as seen by photographer Erik Madigan Heck
Sweet Alhambra watch and Vintage Alhambra ring, guilloché yellow gold
Alhambra and Perlée collections as seen by photographer Erik Madigan Heck
Sweet Alhambra long necklace and earstuds, rose gold
In keeping with the Maison's high standards, the ornamental stones that adorn the creations have been selected among the finest materials. The chalcedony draws its charm from its soft gray-blue color, while the agate has been chosen for its deep and even shades, accentuated by careful polishing.
On the creations in guilloché yellow gold, interplays of dazzling lines captivate the gaze with their solar reflections. The depth of the striations and their sun-shaped pattern bring a subtle relief effect to the surface, creating an intense circulation of light.
Faithful to Van Cleef & Arpels' tradition of excellence, the Alhambra collection reflects all the expertise of a High Jewelry Maison. Different crafts have come together for each piece, ranging from the lapidary to the jeweler, from the stone-setter to the polisher.