The new collection “Emeraude en majeste” of Van Cleef & Arpels pays homage to one of the finest gems in the world, the emerald.
The royal families and aristocracy have always chosen this gem to represent them. Since its creation Van Cleef & Arpels has a particular attachment to this precious stone and keeps the spotlight. This collection is the perfect blend of innovative style with beautiful stones. It is a marriage of modernity with tradition, the ancient stones are enhanced by contemporary design to perpetuate their memory.
Collier Drapé majestueux Or blanc, diamants ronds, carrés, tailles asscher, baguette et obus, 150 boules d’émeraude totalisant 244,24 carats (Zambie). Collier réversible.
For this collection over 1400 carats of emeralds from Colombia and Zambia were carefully selected by expert gemologists. The gem is at the center of the creative process and any part of her. Today, these are the treasures gathered over ten years that inspired this collection, reflecting the expertise of High Jewellery House. Many pieces in this collection are convertible which highlights and recalls a unique expertise and virtuosity of mains d’or of artisans from house.
Compliance with these criteria such as color, purity, quality crystallization, brightness and size allows Van Cleef & Arpels to provide decades of Pierres de CaractÃ¨re, distinguished from others and raise a beautiful emotion.
The emerald cut is to grow the volume of stone, with a spirit of true geometry French classicism. Other sizes: round, pear or cushion, celebrate their reflections by the vitality of a green light or a remarkable crystallization. The roundness of a bead or a cabochon grants a touch of sweetness and sensuality.
Or blanc, diamants ronds, saphirs carrés et taille baguette facettés et suiffés, émeraudes rondes et taille baguette facettées et suiffées, perles de culture blanches, une émeraude taille coussin de 16,52 carats (Colombie). Clip et pompon détachables. © Van Cleef & Arpels
The house has always inspired both by nature and by couture. We find his true inspiration in this ode to this exceptional stone.
Inspired by the famous Claudine collar, the necklace Claudine recalls its regular composition and majestic the great French jewelry from the early nineteenth century. It highlights nine emeralds from ancient mines of Colombia. Inviting to plunge into the heart of gems, these stones punctuate precious scalloped collar, remarkable for its various transformations. The pattern before, set with the largest stone in weight and can be separated and worn clip, while the tie pattern on the back has a detachable pendant, also adorned with an emerald.
Or blanc, or jaune, diamants ronds, tapers, triangles, tailles baguette et poire, émeraudes rondes suiffées, 9 émeraudes taille émeraude totalisant 42,07 carats (Colombie). Clip détachable © Van Cleef & Arpels
Recreating all the vitality of a green bouquet, Bouquet Emerald clip illustrates the attachment of Van Cleef & Arpels to nature, inspiration constantly renewed. It is drawn around a rare batch of eleven engraved stones originating in Zambia. Accompanied by cabochon of chrysoprase, these flowers make up a game of infinite shades, sizes and hues, which infuse a springtime spirit to all. All in relief, foliage also seems to undulate under the effect of a light wind, making diamonds sparkle.
Or blanc, or jaune, diamants ronds, cabochons de chrysoprase, 11 émeraudes gravées totalisant 32,53 carats (Zambie) © Van Cleef & Arpels
Center piece of the collection “Emerald majesty”, the collar Grand Opus highlights three engraved emeralds from Colombia, called “old mine” for total of 127.88 carats. These engraved gadroon motifs visible on the trimmings of maharajas, give them the charm of old stones. Retained by sober diamond ribbons, they fit together harmoniously, while distinguished by their proportions and their unique character.
Or blanc, diamants ronds, tailles baguette et princesse, émeraudes carrées suiffées, perles de culture blanches, 3 émeraudes gravées totalisant 127,88 carats (Colombie). Collier, motifs d’oreilles et clip transformables avec pendants détachables. © Van Cleef & Arpels
The gorgeous emerald of mesmerizing green but soft and soothing to eyes were further enhanced by the mixture with other gems such as lapis lazuli, onyx, sapphires, pearls or chrysoprase. This added touch of a different color highlights the unrivaled beauty and majesty of the emerald. Particularly passionate about the emerald, I took a lot of pleasure and joy in discovering these gems that evoke the green of nature, hope and heaven and I hope it will be the same for you…