1940-1959
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    Creations from the
    1940s and 1950s
    Creations from the
    1940s and 1950s

    Pieces from the 1940s express the blending of couture and High Jewelry. In the 1950s, delicate pieces in yellow gold suited daytime outfit, while white High Jewelry enhanced evening wear with its classic elegance.

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    Dentelle clip, 1947

    The Heritage collection includes a selection of clips inspired by knots, dating from the 1940s and 1950s.

    Pieces from the 1940s and the 1950s are graced with polished and pierced yellow gold set with stones, evoking delicate lacework.

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    Designs of bow clips, Circa 1940
    Van Cleef & Arpels Archives

    The virtuoso craftsmen of the Maison's workshops transcribed the finesse of an ornament and the suppleness of fabric into authentic trompe-l’œil jewels.

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    Tissu Sergé bracelet, 1951

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    Cheveux d'ange necklace, 1958

    Work of gold threads creates the look of fabrics such as jersey, of even angel hair or even fine twisted ropes.

    Nouveaux Tourbillons earrings, 1955
    Nouveaux Tourbillons earrings, 1955

    A wide selection of White High Jewelry creations in white gold and diamonds is also part of the collection.

    The timeless beauty of these necklaces,  referred to as “rivers”, appealed to the most elegant women in the 1950s.

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    Necklace, 1950

    Launched in 1954, La Boutique collection offered an array of playful creations, from animal clips to charm bracelets. These daytime creations were imbued with the period's fanciful feel.

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    Pippermint charm, 1959