The other high jewelery pieces dedicated by Van Cleef & Arpels to the timeless myth of Romeo and Juliet ♦ ︎
The Romeo & Juliet high jewelery collection by Van Cleef et Arpels deserves to be carefully observed. The exceptional pieces are not lacking, as we have already shown on another page.
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According to the presentation of the Maison, “to make volumes, perspectives and reliefs, the specimens constantly play with geometry and curves, mixing cuts, settings and shades of stones. Whether it is subtle gradations or Pierres de Caractère, the gems speak the language of feelings, arousing a unique emotion: the ardor of the Serti Mystérieux rubies, the crystalline purity of diamonds, the depth of Colombia’s emeralds … In the rich colors dominate the red and blue, a legacy of the coats of arms of the two rival families: the Capulets for Giulietta and the Montecchi for Romeo. The result of the fusion of these two shades, the mauve color symbolizes the passion of the two young people united for eternity, while the green recalls the hope that animates them “.
Among other things, the theme of love is very present in the Parisian Maison, born Born of the marriage between Estelle Arpels and Alfred Van Cleef. Of course, the families weren’t in open hostility, like Capuleti and Montechi, but Van Cleef & Arpels had a clip dedicated to Romeo and Juliet that he had made already in 1951.