A sparkling Noah’s Ark at Van Cleef and Arpels

Sep 9, 2016

At the beginning of September, Van Cleef and Arpels initiated something unprecedented in the hushed and closed world of Parisian high jewellery: to present to the general public, free of charge, its latest collection dedicated to Noah’s Ark. A remarkable set of brooches desired by the president of the house: Mr. Nicolas Bos.

If, in July, the house honoured the emerald in a chapter of great technicality, it is with a set of colourful pieces, full of humour and tenderness that the company illuminated this autumn 2016.

Giraffes, lions, fennecs, butterflies, koalas, ladybirds… always presented in pairs, the animals in the procession are guided by three majestic fantasy creatures: a unicorn, a phoenix and above all Pegasus, which honour the tradition of the Serti Mystérieux™, this speciality of the house’s craftsmen. A very special mention must absolutely be made of the raw materials used for this opus: mother-of-pearl, coral, sugilite, chrysoprase, precious wood… so many materials that are sometimes little used in current creations.

You have until 26 September to discover this new collection at the Hôtel d’Évreux, 19 Place Vendôme, whose presentation is directed by the American Bob Wilson. Let yourself be guided by the sound of rain and thunder, face the Flood and discover joyful, playful and touching jewellery. I can only encourage you to push this door open to discover a remarkable know-how and also to bring your little ones who will come out of it amazed!


Yellow gold, white gold, round and navette cut diamonds, round and oval yellow sapphires, round and oval spessartite garnets, onyx, amourette wood. Photo : Van Cleef and Arpels


White gold, rose gold, round, baguette and rose cut diamonds, pink and violet sapphires, faceted and suiffed black spinels. Photo : Van Cleef and Arpels


White gold, diamonds, onyx, chrysoprase, sugilite. Photo : Van Cleef and Arpels


White gold, red gold, diamonds, navette-cut emeralds, baguette-cut sapphires, turquoise, Traditional Mystery Set sapphires. Photo : Van Cleef and Arpels


White gold, rose gold, red gold, round, baguette and rose cut diamonds, navette cut purple sapphires, baguette cut rubies, coral, Traditional Mysterious Ruby Setting. Photo : Van Cleef and Arpels


White gold, pink gold, red gold, round diamonds, rose and obus cut, black spinels, mother-of-pearl gold, Traditional Mysterious Ruby Setting. Photo : Van Cleef and Arpels


White gold, pink gold, diamonds, coral, onyx. Photo : Van Cleef and Arpels


White gold, pink gold, diamonds, onyx, a 36.26 carat spessartite garnet cabochon, a 12.70 carat pink tourmaline cabochon. Photo: Van Cleef and Arpels


White gold, yellow gold, diamonds, blue and yellow sapphires, yellow and Paraíba tourmalines, orange and green garnets, black and red spinels, ebony. Photo: Van Cleef and Arpels


White gold, white and yellow round, square and triangular diamonds, onyx, lapis lazuli. Photo : Van Cleef and Arpels

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marie chabrol

Hello my name Is Marie. Speaker, consultant & teacher, I write with passion about the world of jewelry.

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