Legends

Maria Callas: La Divina

Maria Callas, the legendary Greek soprano known for her inimitable voice, was also an avid collector of jewelry with specific and discerning taste. “La Divina” became a regular at the Place Vendome boutique, where she discovered new pieces and placed special orders, such as the Cinq feuilles clip (1967). Made of platinum, this creation is set with six Burmese rubies totaling 15.77 carats, as well as 16.35 carats of diamonds. The diva was particularly fond of this clip, wearing it on many occasions to complement her elegant evening gowns.

  • Drawing featuring a Five leaves clip, 1967, Van Cleef & Arpels Archives

    Drawing featuring the Five leaves clip belonged to the opera singer Maria Callas, 1967, Van Cleef & Arpels Archives

  • Five leaves clip, 1967, Platinum, rubies, diamonds, In the former collection of the opera singer Maria Callas, Van Cleef & Arpels Collection

    Five leaves clip, 1967, Platinum, rubies, diamonds, In the former collection of the opera singer Maria Callas, Van Cleef & Arpels Collection

  • Drawing featuring a Five leaves clip, 1967, Van Cleef & Arpels Archives

    Drawing featuring the Five leaves clip belonged to the opera singer Maria Callas, 1967, Van Cleef & Arpels Archives

  • Five leaves clip, 1967, Platinum, rubies, diamonds, In the former collection of the opera singer Maria Callas, Van Cleef & Arpels Collection

    Five leaves clip, 1967, Platinum, rubies, diamonds, In the former collection of the opera singer Maria Callas, Van Cleef & Arpels Collection