Materials

Tiger’s eye

A stone of the quartz family, tiger’s eye exhibits alternating layers of lustrous yellow and brown waves reminiscent of a feline eye. Among the Maison’s collections, selected Alhambra® creations give prominence to its characteristic iridescence and chatoyant effect, brought to life in the iconic Van Cleef & Arpels clover motif.

Renowned since Antiquity as a symbol of protection for warriors, tiger’s eye was also called “all-seeing eye.” Ancient Romans saw it as a sign of physical and spiritual well-being.

Van Cleef & Arpels selects stones imbued with a harmonious blend of light and dark bands, as well as straight, uniform lines.

To protect these stones from damage or scratching, the Maison recommends storing tiger’s eye pieces in a dry fabric-lined box separate from other jewelry and avoiding contact with cosmetic products.