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Love Legend - Les Histoires by Van Cleef & Arpels - Van Cleef & Arpels

Love Legend

At the origins of Van Cleef & Arpels was love. Ever since 1906, it has been an inspiring source to the creation of exceptional pieces.

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Alfred Van Cleef and Estelle Arpels on their wedding day, 1895

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    • Thistle clip, 1937
      Yellow gold, sapphires
    • The duchess of Windsor wearing her thistle clip, 1937
      Photo Cecil Beaton - Sotheby's
    • Drawing featuring princess Fawzia's tiara, 1939.
    • Princess Fawzia of Egypt wearing her wedding set, 1945.
    • Chesnut leaf clip, 1952
      Platinum, yellow gold, Mystery Set sapphires, diamonds
    • The duc and duchess of Windsor on their wedding day, 1937.
      Getty / Ullstein Bild
    • Necklace bought by the Prince Rainier for his wedding with Grace Kelly, 1956
      Platinium, pearls, diamonds
    • Grace Kelly wearing the set of pearls and diamonds given to her by His Majesty Prince Rainier of Monaco to celebrate their engagement, 1956.
      ©Yousuf Karsh Camera press
      Estate from S.A.S the Princess Grace of Monaco, Principauté de Monaco
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For love…

Born from the union of Estelle Arpels & Alfred Van Cleef, the Maison has kept on dedicating its know how to great romances. With the Mains d’Or, Van Cleef & Arpels has crafted exceptional pieces offered as a token of love.

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Drawing featuring a Lovebirds clip, circa 1945.
Drawing featuring rabbit clips, circa 1990.
Drawing featuring a owls clip, circa 1980.
Drawing featuring a Lovebirds clip, circa 1950.
Drawing featuring a Lovebirds clip, circa 1945.
Drawing featuring a birds clip, circa 1990.
Drawing featuring mouse clips, circa 1990.

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Inseperable Soulmates

The Van Cleef & Arpels fauna lives at the pace of feelings. The inseparable Love Birds have been chirping love songs since the 1940s. In the quiet nature, mischievous mice, jolly rabbits and candid owls pair with their better-halves for life.

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  • Drawing featuring a Carmen clip and a Toreador clip, circa 1950 - Van Cleef & Arpels
    Drawing featuring a Carmen clip and a Toreador clip, circa 1950
  • Drawing featuring a Carmen clip and a Toreador clip, circa 1950 - Van Cleef & Arpels
    Drawing featuring a Carmen clip and a Toreador clip, circa 1950
  • Drawing featuring a Roxane clip and a Cyrano clip, circa 1950 - Van Cleef & Arpels
    Drawing featuring a Roxane clip and a Cyrano clip, circa 1950
  • Drawing featuring a Roxane clip and a Cyrano clip, circa 1950 - Van Cleef & Arpels
    Drawing featuring a Roxane clip and a Cyrano clip, circa 1950
  • Juliet brooch and Romeo brooch, 1951 - Van Cleef & Arpels
    Juliet brooch and Romeo brooch, 1951
    Yellow gold, emerald, sapphires, rubies, pearl
  • Juliet brooch and Romeo brooch, 1951 - Van Cleef & Arpels
    Juliet brooch and Romeo brooch, 1951
    Yellow gold, emerald, sapphires, rubies, pearl
  • Umbrella clip, 1997 - Van Cleef & Arpels
    Umbrella clip, 1997
    Yellow gold, lapis lazuli, coral, diamonds
  • Umbrella clip, 1997 - Van Cleef & Arpels
    Umbrella clip, 1997
    Yellow gold, lapis lazuli, coral, diamonds
  • Romeo & Juliet clips, 1997 - Van Cleef & Arpels
    Romeo & Juliet clips
    Rubies, colored sapphires, spessartite garnets, lapis lazuli, black lacquer, white and yellow diamonds
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Love on stage

The Maison finds inspiration in operas and plays to celebrate love. From gouachés to jewelry pieces, famous classical characters come to life with exceptional stones: ruby, emerald, sapphires... Love shines bright on Van Cleef & Arpels’ stage.

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  • Indou style clip, 1965 Indou style clip, 1965
    Yellow gold, white gold, ruby, diamonds
    Indou style clip, 1965 - Van Cleef & Arpels
  • Arrow brooch, 1918 - Van Cleef & Arpels Arrow brooch, 1918 - Van Cleef & Arpels
    Arrow brooch, 1918
    Platinum, sapphires, diamonds
  • Sylvestre bracelet, 1997 - Van Cleef & Arpels Sylvestre bracelet, 1997 - Van Cleef & Arpels
    Sylvestre bracelet, 1997
    Yellow gold, wood
  • Cupid clip, 1949 - Van Cleef & Arpels Cupid clip, 1949 - Van Cleef & Arpels
    Cupid clip, 1949
    Yellow gold, sapphires, rubies, diamonds
  • Lovebirds brooch, 1945 - Van Cleef & Arpels Lovebirds brooch, 1945 - Van Cleef & Arpels
    Lovebirds brooch, 1945
    Platinum, yellow gold, rubies, diamonds
  • Cupid clip, 1944 - Van Cleef & Arpels Cupid clip, 1944 - Van Cleef & Arpels
    Cupid clip, 1944
    Yellow gold, moonstone, rubies
  • Ânes Clip - Van Cleef & Arpels Ânes Clip - Van Cleef & Arpels
    Ânes Clip
    White gold, blue and mauve sapphires, black spinels, diamonds
  • Secret des Amoureux clip  - Van Cleef & Arpels Secret des Amoureux clip  - Van Cleef & Arpels
    Secret des Amoureux clip
    White, yellow and pink gold, one heart-shaped rubellite of 12.04 carats, one pear-shaped orangy-pink sapphire of 2.74 carats (Sri Lanka), one pear-shaped mauve sapphire of 1.36 carats (Sri Lanka), colored sapphires, diamonds
  • Ecureuils clips - Van Cleef & Arpels Ecureuils clips - Van Cleef & Arpels
    Ecureuils clips
    Yellow gold, one white opal of 46.22 carats, yellow sapphires, spessartite garnets, black spinels, white mother-of-pearl, diamonds
  • Marguerite d'Amour clip - Van Cleef & Arpels Marguerite d'Amour clip - Van Cleef & Arpels
    Marguerite d'Amour clip
    Yellow and white gold, pink and orange spinels, diamonds
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A few sweat words

Van Cleef & Arpels depicts sweet nothings with thoughtful pieces. Cupids, Love Birds, hearts of gold and platinum arrows or secret engraved messages are tenderly exchanged from one soul to another.

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    The Zodiac pieces by Van Cleef & Arpels accompany the dreamers of the world.

  • Charming Animals

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    Since 1954, the Van Cleef & Arpels’ family of animal clips has introduced a lively note to jewelry.

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    The Alhambra collection is Van Cleef & Arpels’ icon of luck since 1968.

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    The Zip necklace embodies the creative audacity of Van Cleef & Arpels

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    With the Cadenas watch, Van Cleef & Arpels has conquered time.

  • Circle - The Circle clip is one of the Art Déco creations of Van Cleef & Arpels.

    Circle

    Circle - The Circle clip is one of the Art Déco creations of Van Cleef & Arpels.