Saturday, 18 September 2021

Van Cleef & Arpels - High Jewelry

Van Cleef & Arpels is a French jewelry, watch, and perfume company. It was founded in 1896 by Alfred Van Cleef and his brother-in-law Salomon Arpels.
Van Cleef & Arpels are known for their expertise in precious stones and for a gem-setting procedure known as the Mystery Setting. The Mystery Setting is a proprietary mounting technique for gems. There are no visible prongs; instead the individual stones are hand grooved to fit into a mesh of gold or platinum wire. This type of setting was perfected by Van Cleef & Arpels in the 1930s.
Since its inception, Van Cleef & Arpels has been synonymous with royalty, the famous and the affluent, providing the elite with exceptional and unique pieces of jewellery.



Wednesday, 15 September 2021

Modern jewels shine


Chopard. 85.57 carats of rhodolites set in titanium with 2.65 carats of pink sapphires.

The Cartier Parhelia ring features a 21.51-carat cabochon-cut sapphire.

Centerpiece necklace in Boucheron’s Holographique collection

Boucheron white gold ring with diamonds, a 4.61-carat oval blue-green tourmaline and a holographic rock crystal.

A platinum Cartier ring with a 4.01-carat rose-cut diamond inserted directly below an 8.20-carat ruby.

A Cindy Chao dragonfly brooch with diamonds and emeralds.

Tuesday, 14 September 2021

Birds by Cartier

Cartier Bird of Paradise Brooch with 20.22-carat pink sapphire and six padparadscha sapphires.
Société Cartier designs, manufactures, distributes and sells jewellery and watches. Founded in Paris in 1847 by Louis-François Cartier, the company remained under family control until 1964.

Ruby, sapphire, emerald, citrine and diamond flamingo clip. Cartier 1940.

Cartier 1950s Emerald Ruby Sapphire Diamond Parrot Brooch
The company's headquarters is in Paris and it is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Compagnie Financière Richemont SA.  King Edward VII of England referred to Cartier as "the jeweller of kings and the king of jewellers." Cartier operates more than 200 stores in 125 countries, with five flagship stores world-wide.

Morganite, Pearl, Onyx, Pink Sapphire and Mother of Pearl Bird Brooch