In the creative tradition of Van Cleef & Arpels, diamond evening jewelry stands alongside daytime pieces in yellow gold adorned with graceful and elegant motifs: flowers, bows and animals. The Maison perfected its Zip necklace, transformable into a bracelet, a true technical feat.
Special orders by the Maharani of Baroda
The Maharani of Baroda placed several unique orders with Van Cleef & Arpels, including this necklace set with more than 220 carats of emeralds from her personal collection.
Creation of the Zip necklace
The Maison had designed a zipper-inspired necklace back in 1938. Finally perfected in 1950, it could be worn open as a necklace, or closed as a bracelet.
Debut of playful animal clips
Sold at the “Boutique” at 22 Place Vendôme, these animal clips were part of new, affordable and easy-to-wear collections created by Van Cleef & Arpels. The Lion ébouriffé and Chat Malicieux clips became extremely popular.
Pearl and diamond jewelry ensemble for Grace Kelly
For their wedding, Prince Rainier III of Monaco offered his bride, Grace Kelly, a pearl and diamond jewelry ensemble created by Van Cleef & Arpels. The Maison became the official supplier of the Principality of Monaco.