GRAND OPUS SET
White gold, round, baguette-cut and princess-cut diamonds, buff-topped square-cut emeralds, white cultured pearls, 3 carved emeralds for 127.88 carats (Colombia).
Transformable necklace, earrings and clip with detachable pendants.
A major piece in the Émeraude en majesté collection, the Grand Opus necklace showcases three engraved Colombian “old mine” emeralds, weighing a total of 127.88 carats. The finesse and regularity of their engraved gadroon motifs, notably found on the costumes of maharajas, endow them with the charm of antique stones. Held in place by understated diamond ribbons, they combine harmoniously, while each displaying its own unique character and proportions. Also made up of earrings, a clip and detachable pendants, this set can be worn in a variety of ways: the three emeralds can be placed on the necklace, the clip or the earrings to suit any mood. In the same way, delicate tassels of cultured pearls embellish the set’s various pieces. Combining Pierres de Caractère and the art of metamorphosis, this creation bears witness to the Maison’s unique excellence and style.
White gold, platinum, round and baguette-cut diamonds, one emerald-cut emerald of 13.52 carats (Colombia).
The idea for the Canopée ring has its roots in a dream of tropical cool, filled with greenery. Suggesting a plant-like haven, the piece reinterprets the solitaire aesthetic in an elegantly asymmetric composition. Volutes of baguette-cut diamonds unfurl across the hand beside a Colombian emerald weighing 13.52 carats. This foliage, with its remarkable effect of volume and movement, is crowned with veins of polished white gold. Deep and well proportioned, the stone shines out with a lifelike consistency. Its intense hue is enlivened by a note of yellow, offering a unique touch of warmth. The ring’s bezel and body are adorned with delicate lines of diamonds, lending a precious dimension to the natural feel.
DRAPÉ MAJESTUEUX NECKLACE
White gold, round, square-cut, asscher-cut, baguette-cut and obus-cut diamonds, 150 emerald beads for a total of 244.24 carats (Zambia). Reversible necklace.
Borrowing from couture – a major source of inspiration for Van Cleef & Arpels – a fabric’s folds provide the main theme for this necklace, which is designed like a precious textile. It offers a very fluid hang thanks to its three rows of emerald beads, which shape themselves naturally to the curve of the neck.
Weighing a total of 244.24 carats, these 150 Zambian emeralds were chosen for their consistent diameters – between 6mm and 8mm – and intense sparkle. They form an ensemble of rare limpidity for cabochon-cut stones, emphasized by lacework motifs of round, square, asscher, baguette and obus-cut diamonds, some of which were reworked in situ. The delicately crafted rear motif may either plunge down the back or adorn the neckline like a glittering pendant.