Wednesday, 11 September 2019

Classic Van Cleef & Arpels

Van Cleef & Arpels
is a French jewelry, watch, and perfume company. The house 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.


"Our aim is to offer excellence in all that we do" Jacques Arpels.