Legends

Barbara Hutton, the “Million Dollar Baby”

American heiress Barbara Hutton, known as the “Million Dollar Baby,” consistently expressed her passion for jewelry and her close bond with the Maison. She owned a sizable collection of pieces, including a pair of diamond Disque earrings (1934) and the iconic Spirit of Beauty Fairy brooch (1941). In 1946, she ordered brooches and cufflinks as Christmas gifts for her friends, while in 1967 she called on the Maison to create a unique tiara set with 22 pear-shaped diamonds.

  • Ludo bricks bracelet, 1935, Platinum, diamonds, Van Cleef & Arpels Collection

    Ludo bricks bracelet, 1935, Platinum, diamonds, In the former collection of the Countess Haugwitz-Reventlow, better known as Barbara Hutton, Van Cleef & Arpels Collection

  • Product card of a Ludo bracelet 1935, Van Cleef & Arpels Archives

    Product card of the Ludo bracelet that belonged to the Countess Haugwitz-Reventlow, better known as Barbara Hutton, 1935, Van Cleef & Arpels Archives

  • "Drawing featuring a Small winged fairy clip, 1941 Van Cleef & Arpels Archives "

    Drawing featuring the Small winged fairy clip that belonged to the Countess Haugwitz-Reventlow, better known as Barbara Hutton, 1941, Van Cleef & Arpels Archives

  • Small winged fairy clip, 1941, Platinum, rubies, emeralds, diamonds, Van Cleef & Arpels Collection

    Small winged fairy clip, 1941, Platinum, rubies, emeralds, diamonds, In the former collection of countess Haugwitz-Reventlow, better known as Barbara Hutton, Van Cleef & Arpels Collection

  • Product card of Disc earrings, 1934, Van Cleef & Arpels Archives

    Product card of the Disc earrings that belonged to the Princess Mdivani, better known as Barbara Hutton, 1934, Van Cleef & Arpels Archives

  • Ludo bricks bracelet, 1935, Platinum, diamonds, Van Cleef & Arpels Collection

    Ludo bricks bracelet, 1935, Platinum, diamonds, In the former collection of the Countess Haugwitz-Reventlow, better known as Barbara Hutton, Van Cleef & Arpels Collection

  • Product card of a Ludo bracelet 1935, Van Cleef & Arpels Archives

    Product card of the Ludo bracelet that belonged to the Countess Haugwitz-Reventlow, better known as Barbara Hutton, 1935, Van Cleef & Arpels Archives

  • "Drawing featuring a Small winged fairy clip, 1941 Van Cleef & Arpels Archives "

    Drawing featuring the Small winged fairy clip that belonged to the Countess Haugwitz-Reventlow, better known as Barbara Hutton, 1941, Van Cleef & Arpels Archives

  • Small winged fairy clip, 1941, Platinum, rubies, emeralds, diamonds, Van Cleef & Arpels Collection

    Small winged fairy clip, 1941, Platinum, rubies, emeralds, diamonds, In the former collection of countess Haugwitz-Reventlow, better known as Barbara Hutton, Van Cleef & Arpels Collection

  • Product card of Disc earrings, 1934, Van Cleef & Arpels Archives

    Product card of the Disc earrings that belonged to the Princess Mdivani, better known as Barbara Hutton, 1934, Van Cleef & Arpels Archives