Van Cleef & Arpels is a culturally rich and unique brand. Since the inception in 1906, it has been presented to the world again and again. Van Cleef & Arpels Collection of Retrospectives — more than 360 pieces from Van Cleef & Arpels family and private collectors will be exhibited at the “Aesthetic Beauty” event, leading people to a journey full of surprises.
The Evolutionary History of Van Cleef & Arpels
The exhibits are displayed in chronological order, and the carefully selected works are the best testimony to the evolution of Van Cleef & Arpels. These treasures are passed down from generation to generation by the master craftsmen who are known as the “Mains d’Or” of brand. Due to these unique skills, combined with rich imagination and colorful sources of inspiration, it creates a continuous family works.
1920s to 1930s
The watches are full of Art Deco art style of Van Cleef & Arpels
Van Cleef & Arpels Minaudière
The family expresses its unique style with natural flowers and birds, and draws inspiration from exotic art to interpret the beauty and elegance of art.
1940s to 1950s
Van Cleef & Arpels Zip Necklace
Van Cleef & Arpels La Boutique Animal Brooch
Dance has become an important source of inspiration for Van Cleef & Arpels, and the image of ballet and fairy is still the iconic design of the family. With the birth of the first Zip necklace, the family launched the “La Boutique” series, and the vivid and lovely animal image brought joy to person.
1960s to 1970s
Van Cleef & Arpels Alhambra Necklace
When women go out of homes, daily jewelry begins to prevail. In 1968, the family created the Alhambra four-leaf lucky pattern, which has also become a classic design that has been passed down to the present day.
1980s to 1990s
Van Cleef & Arpels Venice Necklace
Rare gemstone jewelry is not only more affordable, but also suitable for daily wearing. The jewelry set has a strong attributed to the classics. Precious metal jewelry is made from organic materials (coral, ivory and mother-of-pearl) with yellow gold or colored stones. And the wooden material has been revived by family being used in jewelries with bow designs.
Van Cleef & Arpels Automate F e ondine Fairy Auto Robot Doll
Van Cleef & Arpels Lacquer Butterflies Painted Butterfly Series
Jewelers and fashion designers work together to bring subversive changes to jewelry design, setting off a revolution in design patterns and materials. The family draws inspiration from nature and mythology, boldly uses colorful gems, breaks shackles of traditional high-end jewellery and creates a new design style.
The history has gradually entered the inner world of people in the jewel. 360 pieces of precious products quietly tell the culture and art of brand.