Wednesday, 24 April 2019

The Van Cleef & Arpels Collection

Dragon clip, 1969It has taken Catherine Cariou, heritage director at Van Cleef & Arpels, more than 15 years to amass the Maison’s 850-strong private jewellery collection.

Dragon Mysterieux clip in gold with garnets, emeralds, Mystery-set rubies, sapphires and diamonds, 2013
Composed of accessories, jewels and objets d’art from 1907 to the 1970s, these creations were sourced from auction sales, dealers and private collectors.


Egyptian inspired bracelet in platinum with sapphires, rubies, emeralds, diamonds and onyx, 1924

Peony clip in platinum and gold with Mystery-set rubies and diamonds, 1937

Bird cage in gold and glass with lapis lazuli, coral, beryl, agate, enamel, wood, rubies and sapphires, 1935

Model of the Varuna yacht in gold, silver, jasper, wood and enamel, 1907

A matching set of necklace and earrings in platinum and gold with turquoise and diamonds, 1955

Three birds clip, 1946. Gold, platinum, sapphires, rubies, diamonds.

Spanish Ballerina, 1941

Hawaii Bouquet clip (1939).