At the end of the 1910s, Art Nouveau gave way to the sleek geometry of Art Déco. Van Cleef & Arpels' creations of the period illustrate the influence of this movement.
Creations from the 1920s and 1930s Creations from the 1920s and 1930s
Carefully gathered by the Maison’s experts, these pieces stand out for their rarity and characteristic style. Reflecting the Art Deco inspiration and artistic impetus of Renée Puissant ‒ daughter of Alfred Van Cleef and Estelle Arpels ‒ they combine ingenuity and elegance.
The Art Déco bracelets ‒ worn on the wrist or ‘Indian style’ on the upper arm ‒ suited the slinky, sleeveless dresses of the Roaring Twenties. Thanks to the Heritage collection, they are still adorning outfits today.
Many novelties, including the Minaudière™, the Mystery Set™ technique and the convertible Passe Partout jewel established Van Cleef & Arpels' style in the 1930s.