The Ballet Précieux collection from Van Cleef & Arpels is devoted to Russian ballet. The French jewelry house , inspired by the beauty of classical dance created precious pieces of five famous Russian productions : “The Nutcracker “, ” Swan Lake “, ” La Bayadere “, ” Goldfish ” and ” The Rite of Spring .” The Ballet Précieux collection consists of 29 jewelry pieces , decorated with precious stones of the highest quality : rubellite tourmaline , diamonds, colored sapphires , lapis […]
The concept of the new fragrance by Van Cleef & Arpels is built around the assertion that the rose is a diamond among the flowers.Rose, honey and precious woods are the three pillars of this complex fragrance, adorned like a jewel with materials that sparkle over time.The floral-powdery heart of the fragrance Rose Velours is surrounded with notes of Italian bergamot , beat chords leaves (they smell fresher and more tender than the more traditional perfumery root) . Creator of […]
The new summer exhibition at London’s Goldsmiths’ Hall : Ultra Vanities, Bejewelled Make-Up Boxes from the Age of Glamour, will feature an extensive private collection of more than 200 glamorous make-up cases from the 1920s through to the 1970s, including designs by some of the world’s most revered jewellery brands, such as Cartier, Boucheron, Van Cleef & Arpels and Chaumet.
Princess Diaries A glass slipper might be the best-remembered part of Cinderella’s princess transformation, but a tiara is a much more practical, and, as these photographs attest,Vogue-friendly option to add a touch of fairy-tale magic to an ensemble. “Until the war, luxury was restricted to the ruling class,” Cartier’s Alain Dominique Perrin once explained to Vogue, who in 1962 commissioned Bert Stern to snap smiling screen queen Claudia Cardinale, (middle) “the young Italian actress melting the ice” provided by Van Cleef & Arpels. Notwithstanding Courtney Love’s passing […]
Van Cleef & Arpels’s Sweet Alhambra Collection is rife with symbolism of love and luck. The collection uses a combination of Pink Gold, Carnelian and brilliant cut diamonds to create these little charms. While I doubt any woman would say no to receiving Van Cleef & Arpels Jewelry, receiving it on Valentine’s Day makes it extra special. Carnelian used in the collection is a semi precious stone from Brazil; the stone has a long history and has been associated with good […]
SIHH 2013 has seen some amazing watches this year such as the Rotonde de Cartier, the Cartier crash series and Vacheron Constantin’s Metiers d’Art Foliage collection. However nothing looks quite as precious or as delicate a Van Cleef & Arpels new collection. The collection draws upon the brands most cherished icons and a multitude of imagery and metiers d’art. The entire collection has been made with a delicate blend of engraving, sculpture, miniature painting and enameling. All using precious materials like enamel, mother of pearl, […]