A constantly evolving Nature, one of Van Cleef & Arpels’ favorite themes, is represented in both its vital force and its intense delicacy through flowers. In its many floral treasures, the Maison uses exceptional stones to reinterpret a wild and poetic Nature.
Bouquet Hawaii clip, 1939, Van Cleef & Arpels' Collection
Flowers were a principal source of inspiration for Van Cleef & Arpels’ from the late 1930s through the 1940s. This bouquet of colored sapphires and other gems symbolizes happiness and optimism.
Van Cleef & Arpels’ Cosmos flower blossoms in the spring. Each flower is formed of four heart-shaped petals either in white gold or yellow gold and set with diamonds. It is a symbol of delicacy, femininity, and luck.
Rose de Noel clip, 2001
An emblematic flower for Van Cleef & Arpels, the Rose de Noël clip combines a precious stone, the diamond, with hard stones such as white mother-of-pearl, chalcedony, turquoise, or coral. A symbol of love and romance, it represents a winter-blooming rose.
Socrate Between the Finger Ring & Socrate ring, 2003
Angelica, whose white umbels fringe the banks of rivers and streams, has inspired Van Cleef & Arpels to create a delicate floral motif set with diamonds. The design’s exquisite freshness is repeated across a range of glittering rings, pendants and earrings. Named Socrate in honor of the illustrious philosopher, this collection celebrates the gentle calm of a pastoral haven where daydreams bloom.
Folie des Prés clip, 2003
In the Folie des Prés collection, Van Cleef & Arpels pays homage to a wild and enchanting Nature with delicate garlands of colorful flowers in purple and pink sapphires and diamonds.
Mélia necklace, 2008, Les Jardins collection
The Melia is a tree from the north of India, which blossoms in the spring. Its pink flowers are showcased in the Mélia set from Van Cleef & Arpels’ High Jewelry collection Les Jardins.
Floral and poetic, the set depicts a harmonious garland of pink sapphires, garnets, and diamonds.
Hibiscus Calcédoine ring, 2009, California rêverie collection
Highlighted in the High Jewelry collection, California Rêverie, the hibiscus is an exotic flower found in California. The Hibiscus Calcédoine ring and earrings embody Van Cleef & Arpels’ interpretation of the bloom: a hibiscus flower with a chalcedony cabochon stamen and delicately open-worked diamond petals.