29/08/17

Haute Joaillerie

Van Cleef & Arpels


Haute Joaillerie - Van Cleef & Arpels ©

SERRANIA NECKLACE
White gold, platinum, round, square-cut, baguette-cut, half-moon and pear-shaped diamonds, one natural white pearl of 26.82 carats, one cushion-cut emerald of 26.43 carats (Colombia). Detachable clip and natural pearl.

Created around a 26.43-carat emerald, the Serrania necklace exudes a timeless majesty. Typical of the old Colombian deposits, the stone’s vibrant color and consistency give it a unique charm, while its weight – the greatest of the collection – is highlighted by a cushion cut, with its subtle blend of softness and brilliance. This Pierre de Caractère stands out against a backdrop of diamonds, intricately positioned to evoke pre-Colombian motifs. Slightly baroque, a fine pearl weighing 26.82 carats completes the composition, illuminating the emerald in a blend of rarity and prestige.

In keeping with Van Cleef & Arpels’ tradition of transformable pieces, the jewelry motif and the fine pearl can be removed from the necklace and worn together as a clip. These treasures of the earth and sea are thus magnified in a host of variations.

LIENS ANTIQUES BRACELET
White gold, round and baguette-cut diamonds, round and buff-topped pear-shaped sapphires, 11 octagonal-cut emeralds for a total of 19.38 carats (Colombia).

With its intertwined precious stones, the Liens Antiques bracelet expresses enduring attachment. Evoking relief and movement, its shape is reminiscent of the Herculean knot, a symbol of union in ancient mythology. The knot theme – a recurring motif in Van Cleef & Arpels’ creative history – is here interpreted in a style that is both elegant and innovative. Arranged in a semi-circle, eleven octagonal emeralds are set side-by-side, glowing with the deep green shade characteristic of Colombian mines. As a result of the Maison’s stringent selection criteria, it took several years to make up the batch, which weighs a total of 19.38 carats.

In an interplay of gentle or more geometric lines, this arc is punctuated by pear-shaped sapphire cabochons, forming a blue complement to the emeralds’ harmony. Round and baguette-cut diamonds – set in steps along two ribbons – illuminate the ensemble, which reflects all the Maison’s jewelry-making virtuosity.

Haute Joaillerie - Van Cleef & Arpels ©